It’s 90 degrees in New York City, but you’d never know it looking at Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl. Last night, the pair attended the premiere of Girl Most Likely in the Lower East Side (above right) looking as if off-the-chart humidity doesn’t affect their perfect skin and outfits (seriously, he’s in a long-sleeve shirt for goodness sake!). Granted, they are probably walking in and out of hired Range Rovers and Escalades and spending less than five minutes in the singeing New York heat—but still. Truly, they are the couple that not looks cool, but stays cool, too. Click to see more photos of this picture-perfect duo.
It’s getting down to the wire on this season of The Bachelorette, and last night’s episode featured one of the most exciting aspects of the show — the hometown dates. There’s always potential for disaster when you meet the family of the person you’re dating, but that wasn’t the case for Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock (shown in an embellished Gomez-Gracia dress). She not only charmed each suitor’s relatives, but she looked great while doing it, said former Bachelorette and fashion and lifestyle blogger Emily Maynard, who is keeping us informed of her favorite Bach looks all season long. “Meeting your boyfriend’s parents is scary enough, but doing it on television while millions of people watch at home is even more terrifying,” she told InStyle.com exclusively. Click to see which outfits Maynard loved the most, then check back each week to see more of her favorites.
While an edgy crop is flattering while you’re in your 20s, the same style may not translate as well as you get older — but that doesn’t mean you should forgo hair trends altogether once you reach your 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond. Looking to stars like Taylor Swift, Minka Kelly, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Demi Moore for inspiration, we rounded up 12 of the most flattering looks for every age, along with maintenance tips for giving your strands an extra boost. So, whether you want to try out this season’s must-have cut or combat 50 different shades of gray, we have you covered! Click the photo to see each look now, then bring your favorite to the salon so your stylist can recreate it.
The high-low hem is a trend with no end in sight. It first picked up a few years ago, and it has a surge of fans in the summer due to rising temperatures, including like Olivia Palermo, Kate Hudson (in Elie Saab) and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (in Christian Dior). Lovingly dubbed “the mullet” look for its raised hem at the front that drops at the back, the asymmetrical silhouette focuses all attention on your stems. This year, we’re seeing more variations than ever—such as high-lows on a mini, midi, and floor-sweeping looks. Click to see more celebrities who mastered the high-low mix and get inspiration for how you can wear the style.
Kate Middleton is due any day now, and we can’t wait to find out if she is having a boy or a girl. To celebrate the big surprise, Sprinkles Cupcakes is selling “gender reveal” treats in honor of the soon-to-be prince or princess. On the outside, the dessert looks like a standard vanilla cupcake adorned with a tiny tiara or bottle, but inside, it’s filled with either blue and pink buttercream. And once the Duchess gives birth, Sprinkles will sell “IT’S A BOY” or “IT’S A GIRL” cupcakes for one week. So what do you think: is Kate having a boy or a girl? Tell us in the comments below!
Plus, see InStyle’s picks for baby gifts for Kate!
OPI is taking you to San Francisco with the fall nail lineup! Using the Golden City as inspiration, the famed nail brand created a range of 15 dynamic shades to capture the excitement and edgy style choices of the Bay Area. “To me, the women of San Francisco and the city itself really epitomize today’s multifaceted beauty consumer,” said OPI Executive VP and Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. “San Francisco offers a European flair with distinct West Coast attributes. These elements inspired a collection of urban-chic lacquer shades, thanks to the sophisticated combination of high fashion and eclectic street style.” The deep blues and warm neutrals give fall’s dark lacquer tones a new twist, and we’re also loving the Liquid Sand polishes, which act as a one-step nail effect by using ultra-fine matte glitters in the formula. OPI’s San Francisco Collection hits stores on August 7, and at $9 per bottle, it’s the most budget-friendly trip to the West Coast we’ve found yet. Click the photo to preview the entire range.
Kristen Wiig cozied up to her on-screen love interest Darren Criss at the New York premiere of their film Girl Most Likely, hosted by the Cinema Society and Brooks Brothers at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema. The two had little opportunity to chat on the red carpet, but had more time at the after-party at Hotel Americano, also attended by co-stars Matt Dillon and Padma Lakshmi (she has a walk-on role). In the film, Wiig plays Imogene, the just-dumped New Yorker on the verge of a nervous breakdown who is sent to live with her wacky, lovable, gambler of a mother (Annette Bening) in Ocean City, New Jersey after faking her own suicide. ”There is something nice about going home and reconnecting with your family,” Wiig (in Viktor & Rolf) said of the film’s lesson. “I think a lot of people move away from their hometowns. It’s kind of nice to reconnect with it and make peace with it, I think.” Wiig uses her humor to keep this movie flowing, but her mom’s boyfriend (Dillon) and her mom’s new casino star housemate (Criss) are the real scene-stealers. The film opens Friday, July 19. Click to see more from inside this week’s biggest parties.
If you were one of the 509,175 consumers who submitted a claim after purchasing one of Skechers toner sneakers from 2008 to 2012, check your mailbox! On July 12th, Skechers USA sent out $40 million worth of refund checks to customers after settling with the Federal Trade Commission last year. The company had been charged with using false advertising to promote its Shape-Ups, Resistance Runner, Toners, and Tone-Up sneakers. The advertisements, which featured celebrities including Brooke Burke and Kim Kardashian, promised consumers they could get in shape just by walking. According to the FTC, Skechers made “unfounded claims that its Shape-ups shoes would help people lose weight, and strengthen and tone their buttocks, legs and abdominal muscles.” If you submitted your claim before the April 18th deadline, expect your check soon — you must cash it by October 10, 2013. Visit ftc.gov/skechers, skecherssettlement.com, or call 866-325-4186 for more information.
Plus, see 15 shoes to wear to a summer wedding.