With Red 2 opening nationwide on Friday, July 19, star Mary-Louise Parker is making the red-carpet rounds to get the word out. The 48-year-old stepped out wearing a silver sequined Memeka by Gustavo Cadile draped mini for the Los Angeles premiere and a black LBD by Dolce & Gabbana in New York this week. Her secret to looking good at any age? Embracing her natural beauty. “It’s just, you know, part of being OK with what you are,” she told reporters at the New York premiere. “I’ve always been super disciplined with the way I ate and exercising and things like that and trying it all. I’m going to be 49 in a month [August 2] and you just have to be happy with it.” The most important thing for her is keeping the aging process right on track—minus the doctor. “I want my full head to be able to move,” she said. “I want to have lines around my eyes.” Now that’s honesty we can appreciate. Click to see more of her memorable looks.
Earlier this week, we learned that The Voice judge Adam Levine, 34, proposed to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo, 24, after dating for over a year. We only had to wait a few days for Prinsloo to debut her engagement ring—she showed off her vintage 1930s sparkler on Extra TV and told the show she was “very giddy” when the Maroon 5 frontman popped the question. “It’s still a little surreal!” she told InStyle.com at the launch of Victoria, the new fragrance by Victoria’s Secret. “I’m very happy, and I’m very happy everyone else is excited about it, too.” Now that you’ve seen the rock up close, tell us, what do you think?
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It’s a scorcher! With temperatures climbing to an unbearable boiling point across the nation—even surpassing 105 degrees for some—we’re doing everything we can to cool off. Since we can’t stick ice cubes in our braids during work hours, we’re making smart sartorial choices our other go-to. Get on board by: (1) Looking for breathable fabrics, like cotton or linen, that won’t cling; (2) Going sleeveless whenever you can to avoid sweat stains; and (3) Opting for light colors (think: white and pastels) because they reflect light. Darker hues tend to absorb the most heat. With that said, we rounded up 11 fashion finds to melt-proof your look—and keep you looking fresh despite a heat wave.
Alexandra Daddario may be a born-and-bred New Yorker, but she’s adjusted just fine to living in L.A. after moving there four years ago. You might already know this if you’re one of her nearly 90,000 followers on Twitter, where she documents her Hollywood adventures. The actress, who was a regular on All My Children at 16 and who stars this summer in the fantasy flick Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, tweets about food cravings (pancakes!), wardrobe challenges (mismatched socks!), and her new love, Levon, a terrier mix. The key to being a Twitter hit? “Be yourself. And don’t spam people.” For our August issue, we not only asked Daddario to model some of fall’s modern looks in rich, bold colors (like Calvin Klein Collection and Philosphy by Natalie Ratabesi above), but we wanted to see her Twitter skills in action by exchanging questions and answers through direct message. To read what the actress had to say in 140 characters or less and see more exclusive photos, flip to page 248 in the Olivia Wilde-covered August issue, also available for download on your tablet.
Plus, go behind-the-scenes at cover girl Olivia’s photo shoot.
MORE INSIDE THE AUGUST ISSUE:
• TV Temptress Yunjin Kim in InStyle’s August issue!
• Watch Olivia Wilde’s Cover Shoot Photo
• Try on the Cover Girl’s Perfect Hairstyle
• Find Your Perfect Little White Jacket
• Behind-the-Scenes at Jason Sudeikis’s Photo Shoot
— Sara Vilkomerson
Pegged as the next Hunger Games, 2014’s Divergent is already creating buzz. The film—based on the best-selling YA book series by Veronica Roth—is one of the most anticipated movies of Comic Con, where stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller and Zoe Kravitz are participating on a panel discussion about the flick today. Earlier this week, we caught up with one of the film’s stars Ben Lamb at the New York premiere of Red 2, where the British actor weighed in on the bubbling anticipation. “I’m really excited to see how it looks,” he told InStyle.com. “I think a lot of thought and hard work has gone into the visual narrative of the screenplay.” Set in a dystopian Chicago where society is split into factions based on traits, the film focuses on Beatrice “Tris” Prior (Shailene Woodley), a teenager who chooses to leave her family’s group to join a rival one and who must go through a grueling initiation process to do so. Lamb plays Edward, another teen fighting to switch, too. With the film in production, nothing is fully finalized, but Lamb is sure of one thing: the acting is there. “I’ve seen the performances in real life,” he said. “There is all the extra stuff that will come when the movie comes together, and that will be really exciting to see.”
Plus, see the cast of Red 2 at the New York premiere.
— Alyssa Bailey
Like a dollop of fresh whipped cream, a little white jacket makes any ensemble that much more inviting. Think of it as a white shirt but with more presence. It works in any season and can feel more modern than a go-to black—a standout staple that offers a modern alternative. Combine it with other pales, such as cream and bone, for an elegant look. Or, pair with a pattern or color, like an animal-print blouse or a cobalt skirt. Click through to start shopping for your perfect white jacket, and check page 107 of the August issue — or download it on your tablet – to learn more.
Yesterday at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, Lake Bell gave her deep emerald gown extra drama with a vivid orange lip. “I wanted Lake’s ESPY Awards makeup to have a glamorous yet laid back feel to it,” her makeup artist Rachel Goodwin said. Goodwin went easy on the eyes and created a fresh-faced look for the star, topping off her glowing complexion with a swipe of Chanel‘s Rouge Allure Velvet Matte Lip Color in La Favorite. “It’s a beautiful orange-red,” she added. The slight red tones make this hue less intimidating than the day-glo citrus lipsticks on the market, and thanks to the matte finish, it’s guaranteed to last even in summer’s climbing temps. Shop the color for $34 at chanel.com.
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#ChangeItUp! Rihanna, Shay Mitchell, and Ashley Benson Reveal New ‘Dos on Instagram, And You Can, TooJul 18, 2013 @ 1:08 pm
Gone are the days of debuting your new haircut at a party or event — now, celebrities like Rihanna, Shay Mitchell, and Ashley Benson have taken to Instagram to make the big reveal. Yesterday, RiRi posted a picture of her new “ice grey” hue to her account. The Pretty Little Liars also kept their salons busy this week, with Mitchell’s new ombre highlights, and Benson’s touched-up strands. An Instagram selfie is a great way to break news to your friends about your updated look, but we know the trials of getting a good angle or having your arm dominate the shot all too well. An easy alternative? The CamMe iPhone app! Simply position your phone on a sturdy surface, open the app, then stand back and strike a pose. You can signal that you’re ready to go by raising your palm to the camera, which will prompt the app to start a three-second countdown before snapping a picture. Once you’ve picked the perfect image, post it to Instagram and watch your new ‘do become a trending topic.
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