Getting in shape (and staying in shape) means hard work and a whole lot of sweat. But we found the best motivational boost around—some stylish workout gear to accompany your warrior workout regimen. So, store those oversized tees and frumpy shorts—it’s time to shift your style into high gear with mesh panels, cut-outs, leopard print and more. Click through to shop our champ choices.
Beyoncé‘s hairstylist Kim Kimble recently launched her own line of shampoos, conditioners, and styling products, so naturally, we were intrigued. We asked InStyle.com Assistant Editor Marianne Mychaskiw to try out the line and report back on the products. Read on to find out what she thought, then scroll down to see a photo of the results.
“My hair is naturally curly, but I rarely wear it that way. For years, I tamed it into submission using keratin treatments and styling tools, but the current heat wave in New York City left me less motivated to juggle a blow-dryer with a flat iron in the close quarters of my apartment. Enter Kim Kimble’s haircare line. The Bounce Back Curl Revitalizer ($16; kimblebeauty.com) was the complete opposite of the hard, drying gels I used back in high school. I scrunched the product into my damp hair, let it air-dry, and just like that, I was left with soft, defined curls I could actually run my fingers through. The Brazilian Nut and Acai Shampoo and Conditioning Masque ($14 and $13; kimblebeauty.com) were both just as impressive, especially since my hair is pretty damaged from excessive heat styling and highlighting. Even if your hair isn’t curly, the duo works wonders at restoring much-needed hydration to your strands. The 15-minute deep conditioning sessions I do with the masque have also become one of my favorite weekly activities. While I’ll only ever look like Beyoncé in my dreams, and will probably never master the art of her “Single Ladies” dance moves no matter how hard I try (and trust me, I try really hard), it’s safe to say Kim Kimble and Sasha Fierce have certainly taught me to love my natural curls.”
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Whoever coined the phrase “Cheaters never prosper” clearly never met Yunjin Kim. The South Korean–born actress has carved out a nice career playing women involved in various forms of hanky-panky. On the hit series Lost she two-timed her husband with her English tutor. And this summer Kim is streaming things up on ABC’s Mistresses (Mondays, 10/9c), a deliciously irresistible drama about four friends entangled in extramarital mischief—though, she points out, a lot of the intrigue takes place outside the bedroom. “The show isn’t just a bunch of home wreckers having tons of sex,” she says. “It’s more complex than that.” For our August issue, we caught up with the actress and asked her to model some of the most tempting looks of the season. This photo here, shot by Phil Poynter and styled by Kate Sebbah, is just a preview of what you can expect. Pick up the new Olivia Wilde-covered August issue – or download it on your tablet – to see all of the exclusive photos and get the star’s “Cheat Sheet” to the fine art of sneaking around. Hint: “Co-workers should be off-limits,” says Kim.
Plus, go behind-the-scenes at cover girl Olivia’s photo shoot.
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Mary-Louise Parker (in Dolce & Gabbana and Bally clutch), Catherine Zeta-Jones (in Michael Kors), Helen Mirren (in Tory Burch and Kate Spade) and Bruce Willis took a trip to the Museum of Modern Art last night to celebrate the New York premiere Red 2, hosted by the Cinema Society and Bally. In this sequel to the 2010 original, each member of the fierce foursome picks up their roles as operatives. This time, Willis’ retired CIA agent Frank Moses — looking to settle down with girlfriend Sarah (Parker) — is thrown back into the fray after being linked to a missing portable nuclear device. While the rapport among all the actors carried the film between action sequences, the on-screen sizzle between Parker and Willis really stood out, and Willis knew it. “This is the only lady that I have great chemistry with!” he announced with his arm wrapped around Parker on the red carpet. “We make each other laugh, and our comedy seems to make the audiences laugh.” The party (and Willis’ lightheartedness) didn’t stop with the credits. After the screening, the cast headed downtown to the Refinery Hotel, where they sipped glasses of movie-themed Purity vodka cocktails and munched on light hors d’oeuvres. It was a relaxed night for them, marking the finish of a successful mission — both on- and off-screen. Red 2 opens in theaters Friday, July 19.
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The print-on-print trend has been one of our favorites all summer, and we’re not the only ones obsessed. Celebrity stylist Brad Goreski calls it his favorite of the season. “I’m wearing it all the time for myself,” he told InStyle.com at the Ugg Australia fall launch event in New York City last night. “I love it, I love it, I love it—I would wear head-to-toe in print if I could!” And anyone can wear it, Goreski advised. “Right now, designers for summer have offered both men and women so many great prints and bold colors and that’s the way you can keep your normal everyday pieces interesting,” he added. “It’s all about not being boring.” Need proof? Click through to see which A-listers double as print mixologists.
Would you let a snail crawl across your face for better skin? Visitors to Tokyo’s Ci:z Labo beauty salon would — the spa is currently offering up the world’s first snail facials, where a trio of African Snails travel across a customer’s face to deposit hyaluronic acid-rich slime. The slime’s anti-aging properties were discovered after snail farmers noticed their skin healed faster after the molluscs had trailed across their hands, and while it has been known to diminish age spots, scars, and acne, we’re a little hesitant to try out the treatment ourselves. Luckily, Korean beauty brand Missha has found a less-dubious alternative with their Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Gel Mask, which is infused with 5% snail slime. The product works best for those with dry complexions, and you simply apply the two-piece sheet mask immediately after cleansing so your skin can soak up the benefits — no creepy crawlies required. Missha’s Super Aqua Cell Renew Mask is available at misshaus.com, and at $6 per packet, it’s a much-cheaper alternative to the $243/hour price of a snail facial.
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Do the current triple-digit temps have you craving a sleek, short haircut to stay cool? Before you consider a major hack job, we caught up with celebrity stylist Thomas Dunkin to find out what you should know pre-chop. “Summer seems to be an ideal time to cut your hair short,” said the stylist, who works with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Michelle Williams. “But,” and there is a but, ”it’s very important to consider your face shape and personality before you make this big decision.” Read on to find out his tips…
“Short hair works best on heart-shaped faces,” said Dunkin. “High cheekbones make this style.”
The only people he advises against this are women with very round faces.
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“Something pliable which generally means it doesn’t set in the hair,” he said. “Kiehl’s Creme with Silk Groom ($18 at kiehls.com) is perfect for a pixie. I recommend using a very small amount, enough to add a beautiful shine and texture.”
“Be careful with any over use of texturizing product though, because if you use too much the hair can look dirty,” said Dunkin.
So if you’re at your frizz limit and looking for a new look, take us to the salon with you! Click below to check out our gallery of the best short styles.
1. Did you know Olivia Wilde, Channing Tatum, and Jennifer Lawrence were Abercrombie models? [People StyleWatch]
2. Have mercy! Jesse and the Rippers will perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this Friday. [People]
3. MTV revealed the 2013 VMA nominees through Instagram and Vine. [Mashable]
4. The hit improv-comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? returned on The CW with the original cast. [EW Popwatch]
5. Former Essence Editor Corynne Corbett is launching a beauty business camp. Sign us up! [Fashionista]
6. AnnaSophia Robb is a Bongo girl! Get the first look at the new campaign. [Us]