Earlier this month, we reported that celebrities were trading in their beloved skinnies for wide leg pants. To help you find your own perfect pair, we rounded up our top 14 faves that max out on both legroom and style. From drawstring palazzo pants in flowy fabrics to straight-up structured silhouettes, these relaxed fits come in all sorts of colors and prints. And with fall right around the corner, consider this the perfect time to cozy up to these anti-snug slacks. Click through to start shopping options with patterns, solids and everything in between.
The lifestyles of the rich and famous are closer than they appear, thanks to Instagram. This weekend, Gisele Budchen invited us to frolic with her on the beach, Miranda Kerr took us inside the Rain Room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Rachel Roy gave us the how-to for whipping up a refreshing cocktail. Click to see more of our favorite celebrity Insta-worthy moments.
Victoria’s Secret will launch its new Body by Victoria collection of comfy bras, demi bras and push-ups in stores tomorrow. Before the lineup hits the racks across America, we got an exclusive first look when we joined VS models Karlie Kloss, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel and Erin Heatherton at Stage 12 in Steiner Studios at the Brooklyn Navy Yard as they filmed promos for the line. “It’s like a girl-next-door look,” said Prinsloo, pre-engagement to Adam Levine. “That’s what we want people to see — it’s relatable, comfortable, beautiful underwear.” Click the gallery to go behind-the-scenes at the BBV shoot through the lens of InStyle.com photographer Alex Reside, and shop the collection in stores and on victoriassecret.com, available July 30th.
BONUS: See the photos come to life in a video from shoot. Scroll down to watch!
It was a big weekend for The Smurfs 2! Stars of the sequel — which takes the Smurfs on a journey to Paris in order to rescue Smurfette (voice of Katy Perry) after she’s kidnapped by evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) and his Naughties (voices of Ricci and J.B. Smoove) — celebrated the film’s upcoming release on both coasts. In California, Katy Perry (in Tadashi Shoji) and Britney Spears headed to the Regency Theatre in Westwood for some red-carpet bonding for the L.A. premiere. “So great to see you Smurfette @katyperry! Can’t wait for our Vegas date…” Spears, who sings the movie’s theme song “Ooh La La,” Tweeted after the premiere. On the same Sunday in New York City, Christina Ricci (in Thom Browne) and Azaria walked a blue carpet at Citi and The Wall Street Journal’s screening at the Lighthouse International Theater. First arrival Ricci raved about doing the voice for character Vexy (no hair or makeup required!), her upcoming wedding (all details set!), and, of course, Smurf fashion. Her advice to the blues girls? “I don’t think sleeveless is an incredibly good look for all the Smurfs!” And the adventure didn’t stop after the film. Guests, including Girls‘ Jemima Kirke and her kids, walked an avenue over to Dylan’s Candy Bar to put a sweet end on the fun day, as mini grilled cheeses, hot dogs, and caprese bites were passed around, along with plenty of blue and white candy. The Smurfs 2 opens in theaters Wednesday, July 31.
Plus, see more of this weekend’s parties and premieres.
— Alyssa Bailey
The secret’s out, Nicki Minaj is launching a second fragrance! The star kept fans in anticipation this morning when she announced she’d be revealing a surprise on Twitter and Instagram. In the 11 a.m. EST hour, she unveiled the bottle for her upcoming scent, Minajesty. “Minajesty smells like a passionate love affair,” the rapper wrote. “Mysterious and sexy. An unforgettable and hypnotizing scent.” And according to Minaj, a “passionate love affair” is a sensual blend of peach, red currant, magnolia, and vanilla. Just like her previous fragrance, Minajesty boasts a very self-reflective flacon, but is dressed up in brand new duds — namely the red number she wore for her 2012 Super Bowl performance. When one of her fans asked why she chose that outfit, the singer replied that she was “just feeling red at the time.” Find Minajesty in stores for $60 starting in September.
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Allergan — the people behind Botox, Latisse, and Juvederm — are serving up a new way to transform your look… by doing it digitally. The healthcare company just launched the Botox Cosmetic iVisaulizer Tool, which allows you to preview the treatment’s effects minus the intimidating needles or clinic appointments. Either upload your picture to the tool on the Botox cosmetic website or using the free iPad app, then watch the wrinkles disappear. Even if you’re testing out the app just for fun (like us), the end result is definitely interesting and had us raising our eyebrows — a move that may not have been possible had we opted for the actual treatment. Try out the Botox Cosmetic iVisaulizer Tool at botoxcosmetic.com, then tell us, what do you think of the app?
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Kelly Ripa headed to the Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill, New York this weekend to co-host Super Saturday 16, an annual designer garage sale in the Hamptons that raises money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (this year pulled in $3.5 million for the non-profit!). For the day of marathon outdoor shopping and mingling, the talk show host chose an airy navy and white printed silk design from Intermix. ”I just wore this on the show on Wednesday, but I said, ‘I’m going to wear it for Super Saturday.’ It’s a great day!” Shop the style for exclusively at intermixonline.com for $188.
Plus, see more photos from the event!
1. From Annie Hall to Vicky Cristina Barcelona, learn how to dress like Woody Allen’s most iconic leading ladies. [Fashionista]
2. Warby Parker teamed up with Mindy Kaling and Donors Choose to help give back to high school students. [Warby Parker]
3. Essie is set to launch its first line of gel polishes this fall. [Racked]
4. NYX cosmetics is hosting a competition to find the #1 Beauty Vlogger of the Year. See the top six finalists. [NYX]
5. Wolverine won at the box office this weekend, raking in $55 million. [EW]
6. Ovation is launching a reality series called the The Fashion Fund, which will follow 2013 CFDA Fashion Fund nominees before a winner is decided. [THR]