Last night’s episode of The Bachelorette left Desiree Hartsock and every devoted viewer blindsided by Brooks’ sudden breakup in part one of the season finale. What started as a journey to the island of Antigua for three romantic dates with Desiree’s top choices, ended in heartbreak and only two men vying for Desiree’s hand. “My heart absolutely breaks for Desiree this week, but not surprisingly, despite all the tears, she still looked absolutely beautiful,” said former Bachelorette and fashion and lifestyle blogger Emily Maynard, who has been sharing her favorite Bach looks with InStyle.com all season long. From statement necklaces to a blue tie dye dress, Desiree kept her looks beachy and bright despite the heartbreak. Click to see which outfits Maynard loved the most, then check back each week to see more of her favorites.
We all know there are certain things that simply can’t be changed, as much as you might want to. One great example: Your height, which can sometimes feel like a serious impediment to your style. That’s especially true for the vertically-challenged, who often complain that certain looks would “only look good on someone tall.” Until science comes up with a way for petite folks to add a few extra inches, your best bet is to rely on a few clever fashion tips and tricks to fake those extra inches. From special shoe styles to chic coifs, click through to see 14 ways to instantly look taller using nothing but what you’ve got in your closet.
Carly Rae Jepsen is the hero of the blunt bang look, which is why we caught up with her hairstylist Sara Meddick of the Nelson J Salon in Beverly Hills — the only person Jepsen trusts with her fringe — for the inside scoop. “Although Carly Rae’s bangs are on the heavy side, she likes the ends to have texture so they appear piece-y and have a slight curve on the sides of her face,” said Meddick. “She likes to have them fall right below the eyebrow.” Her styling secret? “The best way is to finger dry them—avoiding using a round brush or a flat iron.” Rather, the stylist uses the salon’s Nelson J hair products, available at nelsonjhaircare.com. Considering the look? See her advice for finding the right style for every face shape below. More
We’re sure Kate Middleton is exploding with pride over her new little prince, so we asked some of our favorite jewelry designers known for their personalized pieces to create a customized gift for the Duchess to celebrate the birth of George Alexander Louis. Prince William, we hope you’re reading this because we think all of these would be perfect additions to Kate’s already enviable jewelry box. Click to see all of the personalized designs and where you can buy them with your own initials.
Gone vegan? Your closet can, too. Designers like Stella McCartney, Matt & Nat, Cornelia Guest and ShoeMint are championing the use of synthetic, eco-conscious materials without sacrificing style. Click to shop nine guilt-free vegan accessories that are chic and, of course, animal-friendly.
Claire Danes and Damian Lewis hyped up anticipation for the third season of their acclaimed Showtime series, Homeland, at the Television Critics Association Press Tour panel, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel yesterday. The stars stayed tight-lipped on clues for next season, save for Lewis noting that he’ll be absent for the first two episodes, the Telegraph reports. To hold fans over, the network released the first teaser trailer (watch it here!), but clues to what happens to Carrie (Danes) and Brody (Lewis) were muffled by the scratchy radio wave sounds in the 31-second clip, titled “Signals.” Looks like audiences will have to wait a bit longer for answers to the season two’s hair-raising cliffhangers. Homeland returns Sunday, September 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Plus, click the photo for more of last night’s star-filled parties.
Virtually every A-lister in Hollywood has sparkled in Martin Katz’s stunning jewels. His glamour girl fans include Nicole Kidman, Claire Danes, and Kim Kardashian, who have appeared in the master jeweler’s signature micro-pavé pieces or his vintage treasures at some of the most important moments of their careers. This year, he celebrates the 25 years in the business, which has since turned into a global brand with an online outpost. In celebration of Katz’s milestone anniversary, the jeweler exclusively shared memories of his favorite star moments with InStyle.com. Click to take a virtual walk down memory lane.
— Marion Fasel
1. Lea Michele broke her silence about the tragic death of boyfriend Cory Monteith on Instagram. [People]
2. Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell welcomed a baby boy! [THR]
3. Kerry Washington’s diet and exercise secrets revealed. [FitSugar]
4. Jessica Simpson’s reality competition Fashion Star has been canceled. [The Cut]
5. Go behind-the-scenes at Michelle Williams’ shoot for Louis Vuitton. [YouTube]
6. Get ready for more chart-topping gold: Katy Perry announced her new album Prism will debut in November. [HuffPo]