On last night’s episode of The Bachelorette, Desiree Hartsock came face to face with her exes on the “Men Tell All” special, and the bridal stylist wore a Haute Hippie mini tank dress to greet all 21 of them. Former Bachelorette and fashion and lifestyle blogger Emily Maynard, who has been telling us about her favorite Bachelorette looks all season long, loved the embellished look. “If there’s ever a time you need to look like a total babe, it’s when you’re walking into a room filled with all of your ex-boyfriends, and Desiree went above and beyond,” Maynard told InStyle.com. “I know all those guys were kicking themselves in the butt after seeing her walk out!” Click to see which outfits Maynard loved the most, then check back each week to see more of her favorites.
The jumpsuit look isn’t going anywhere — and the stars at Comic-Con 2013 proved it with Jane Levy (in Saloni), Zoe Saldana (in Balmain) and Olivia Munn (in black and white polka dots). Admittedly, the all-in-one is tricky to pull off, but done right, it can look sophisticated, and actually very sexy. For a perfect playsuit, the silhouette is undeniably important: Make sure the fit is comfortably tailored that cinches at the waist to outline your figure (that means, no scrunching in too-tight areas). Be sure to pick playful prints and bold hues to make it stand out, and then keep all other accessories to a minimum so your main piece can take center stage. Need more convincing? We rounded up more stars who were snapped romping around. Click to see them all, and tell us, would you jump on this trend?
Peter Sarsgaard and Cate Blanchett (in Balenciaga) premiered their new Woody Allen-directed film Blue Jasmine at the Museum of Modern Art in New York last night and celebrated at an after-party hosted by SKI-II and Quintessentially Lifestyle, held at the Harlow restaurant down the street. In the film, Blanchett plays a New York City housewife who gets swindled by her husband (Alec Baldwin) and must move San Francisco to live with her sister after she loses everything. Blue Jasmine opens in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, July 26.
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It was a fashion flashback earlier today outside of the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge introduced her son to the world alongside the Duke of Cambridge in a custom Jenny Packham dress — a sartorial choice that couldn’t help but bring to mind the green and white polka dot dress Princess Diana wore to introduce Prince William. While styles have certainly changed since the Duke made his debut on June 21, 1982, the classic print transcends decades, as witnessed by Kate, who was picture perfect in blue to coordinate with both her Princes. Scroll down to watch Catherine, William, and the Prince of Cambridge make their first public appearance as a family. More
Bride-to-be Behati Prinsloo — fresh off news that she just got engaged to Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine – chose a love-inspired bold red lip to complement her floral Blumarine number at the launch of the new Victoria’s Secret Victoria scent in New York City. “This is actually a matte lip pencil,” the model told us. “I love the color!” Prinsloo chose Bite Beauty’s High Pigment Matte Pencil in Pomegranate, a warm crimson tone. The user-friendly crayon shape eliminates the need for lip liner, and the matte finish makes for a long-wearing hue that won’t quit — even after hours of wear. Pick one up for yourself for $24 at sephora.com.
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Welcome back, Catherine! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made their first appearance since the birth of their son when they left St. Mary’s Hospital in London today — and Kate she didn’t skip a sartorial beat. Catherine turned to one of her trusty favorite designers, Jenny Packham, to create a custom look for her much-photographed moment. The British designer, who has dressed both Kate and Pippa many times over the past few years, created a custom cornflower blue crêpe de chine dress covered in while polka dots for the Duchess. “She’s got such specific taste,” Packham had told InStyle.com of the Duchess. “I think that Kate has a particular style, and I think that my dresses are quite in keeping with her style,” Packham also said. As for the little Prince of Cambridge? He was wrapped in an G.H. Hurt & Son 100% merino wool shawl. ”He’s good a good pair of lungs that’s for sure, he’s a big boy,” the Prince William told the crowd.
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From the very beginning, Stella McCartney has been a designer on a mission. A social activist and committed vegetarian, she refuses to use leather or fur in her clothing and accessories. “Our company wants to be efficient yet ethically conscious, and it’s exciting how the artisans we work with rise to the task,” the designer said in the Olivia Wilde-covered August issue of InStyle. “For example, a pair of boots might have a lighter, biodegradable sole; a soft, pliable hemp lining; or embossing that doesn’t add weight. The well-grounded ones give you height and attitude—without the pain.” With her unwavering social conscience, she makes clothes that suit her and her fans perfectly, because they are celebrate the marvel of being a modern woman. Those fans include celebrities Julianne Moore, Kate Hudson, Penélope Cruz, and Cameron Diaz, who McCartney not only dresses, but hangs with, too. For the issue, InStyle asked the designer to give us a few style pointers to get us excited about fall. Click the photo to preview her tips and for more Stella, flip to page 91 of the recent issue, now available on newsstands or downloadable for your tablet.
MORE INSIDE THE AUGUST ISSUE:
• See Celebrities in Stella McCartney!
• Olivia Wilde is InStyle’s August Cover Girl
• Alexandria Daddario Models for August 2013 Issue
• TV Temptress Yunjin Kim in InStyle’s August issue!
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C. Wonder has quickly become our go-to stop for personalized gifts and quirky home décor, and now we have a new reason to love the brand. Today, they launched Inside the C: A Chic Guide to a Wonderful Life, a new blog dedicated to all things pretty in the world of entertaining. Some of the things you’ll find inside the “C” world include tips for poolside entertaining, an illustrated how-to on floral arrangements, a conversation with Caroline Manzo from The Real Housewives of New Jersey, a history of monogramming (their monogramming service is now online) and more. Visit blog.cwonder.com to check it out.
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