Happy Shark Week! If you’re more comfortable couch-surfing watching the Discovery Channel’s non-stop coverage then throwing yourself into the ocean with the underwater beasts, we’ve got eight items that you can wear to make your dip in TV a little more theme-appropriate. From tooth-shaped pendants to fin-covered footwear, click to see our fright-free, shark-inspired pieces that are sure to make a splash, no water required.
Friends since their days as dancers with the Miami City Ballet, Katie, 28, and Caroline, 27, decided to go into business together when Caroline called and said she was “feeling entrepreneurial.” A PowerPoint presentation and a trip to San Francisco’s Startup Weekend later, and Carbon38 was hatched.
What niche do you think Carbon38 is filling?
Katie: There’s this new woman who’s emerged in the last five to 10 years who’s an entrepreneur and a mom, who works out and takes really good care of herself, but there’s no wardrobe that has yet to adapt to that. We think that’s going to occur in the fitness apparel segment because it’s machine washable, it’s sexy, it’s tight, it’s flattering and you can wear it all over. The only fitness apparel brands who really have market share are Lululemon and Nike. And they’re fantastic brands, but there are all these other smaller players. So we thought why not build a platform for these women who are looking for the hot new workout gear and deliver it to them?
Who is your style muse?
Katie: Lauren Hutton. She’s just classic, and boy, can she wear a pair of pants. I also have to give a shout-out to fellow former ballerina Charlize Theron. If I could wake up one day and just be her that would be great. When I read that her wardrobe staple is a Rag & Bone blazer it’s like we were separated at birth.
Caroline: Alessandra Ambrosio. She is sporty, chic, and lives an incredibly healthy lifestyle. She always looks glam when she’s going to a fitness class like Maha Yoga or Soul Cycle.
What item of clothing are you planning on splurging on this season?
Katie: Manolo Blahnik black patent pumps. Before Carbon38, I was a full-time trainer so I spent my days in spandex and Nikes. Now Caroline and I are sitting in boardrooms where they all wear suits, so I have to look the part. But I will also pair them with MICHI Rafical leggings during off-hours.
Caroline: Definitely the Aelita Leggings and Dejah Sports Bra by Lucas Hugh. Also, I can’t wait for the Lucas Hugh Tuxedo Jacket. It’s so sporty and chic!
What are your workday and weekend uniforms?
Katie: During the workweek I am always wearing T by Alexander Wang t-shirt, a leather biker jacket, Sukishufu liquid leggings with Nike flyknits. My hair is always in a bun. On weekends I live for Clover Canyon. The prints are fun, the clothes have a whimsical sense of humor and all the cuts are so flattering.
Caroline: During the day I’m usually in meetings where people want to see our product, so I love throwing on my Lorna Jane Racer Leggings with a James Perse or T by Alexander Wang t-shirt along with my L’Urv Volley Jacket or Electric Yoga White Mesh Jacket. For weekends, I live in my J Brand black skinny jeans and comfy sweaters by Isabel Marant.
You feel most creative when you’re wearing…
Katie: My terry monogrammed bathrobe. That’s probably because it’s at the end of a long productive day and I can relax and think about what’s next on the horizon.
Caroline: Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. The music keeps it alive in and out of the gym!
Plus, Katie and Caroline share their style essentials with us! See their must-haves.
Barbie’s a busy girl. And like a good, self-made power woman, she needs a good accessory to take her from her many day jobs to nights with Ken. Not just any accessory will do—Barbie is chic and classy and her bag must match. Coach was up for the challenge. The legendary leather goods brand teamed up with Mattel to create the collectable Coach Barbie doll, complete with the brand’s signature red Classic Coach duffle in mini size (it’s not bigger than the palm of your hand). Everything about the bag is just like its human-size counterpart, down to the buckles, decorative tassel, Coach tag and drawstring dust bag. Her Coach makeover also includes the line’s Tattersall trench, a striped green sweater, an ultrasuede skirt with Coach handbag turnlocks, Patty sunglasses and Coach Legacy Tristan sandals. Scroll down to see more of Barbie’s looks up close, and collect your very own Coach Barbie doll for $95 by visiting barbiecollector.com or coach.com. More
“I feel like I tapped into something that I didn’t know I had, I’ve become strong and more aware,” -Joy Williams, one half of the folk band The Civil Wars, told InStyle.com when she called to tell us all about her new album, The Civil Wars, which came out last week. For this singer-songwriter, the past few years have been a metamorphosis, with ups and downs that shaped her new-found strength and awareness. Last year, she and band mate John Paul White made their breakout debut, performed at the Grammys and took home two trophies (Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Folk Album) for their first album, Barton Hollow. Fast forward to today and the band is on an indefinite hiatus — yet their relationship status did not affect the release of the new album or the tracks on it. “Despite the communication problems [John and I] were having, we really managed to create something visceral, honest and raw,” explained Williams. “It’s a strange, miraculous tension that has birthed something beautiful.” Her personal had dramatic changes, too, though the happiest of kinds. She and husband Nate Yetton welcomed their first child, Miles, who is now 13 months old. “It’s the most exhilarating, exhausting, and wonderful experience becoming a mom,” Williams said. Scroll down to read more of her conversation with InStyle.com, and listen in as she discusses on-stage fashion, beauty must-haves for touring and, yes, the joys of never-ending mommy duty. More
Halle Berry’s Daughter Nahla Aubry Shares a Love of Kitty Purses With Oscar Nominee Quvenzhané WallisAug 7, 2013 @ 3:45 pm
Halle Berry‘s daughter Nahla Aubry is proof that sartorial savvy is passed through DNA! Yesterday, the pair was spotted during a shopping trip in Los Angeles, with Nahla toting a sequined kitty purse by Poochie & Co. Could she have taken a style cue from starlet Quvenzhané Wallis, who has the same bag in gray among her many puppy purses? (Scroll down to see.) Perhaps! Either way, it’s a fun piece for wee ones. If you want to add the adorable bag to your tot’s back-to-school shopping list, pick one up for $20 at poochieandco.com.
Plus, see cute mother-daughter outfit pairs to try.
Here’s your first look at our biggest issue ever! While the September 2013 InStyle doesn’t hit newsstands until next week, Editor Ariel Foxman gave readers a sneak peek at what to expect by posting a photo (right) and video (below) on his Instragram @afoxman. Can’t wait to get your hands on all 716 pages? Subscribers will be sent their issues starting on Friday, August 9, the cover girl will be revealed Monday, August 12 right here on InStyle.com and the issue be available for download and on newsstands on Friday, August 16. We know we’re teasing you, but we promise it’s worth the wait! More
Country crooner Kenny Chesney not only sings about the good life, he drinks to it also thanks to his newly-launched line of rum, Blue Chair Bay. Inspired by easy island living, these beach-flavored drinks — in Coconut, White and Coconut Spiced — are sure to transport you straight to the shore. But before you pull up a beach chair and start mixing a Piña Colada, why not try a drink concocted exclusively for InStyle? Blue Chair Bay’s master mixologist Jonathan Pogash blended pomegranate flavors, lime juice and a dash of champagne for the “Always InStyle” cocktail in InStyle’s signature red hue. Scroll down to get the full recipe, and head to bluechairbay.com to see where you can purchase the rum in a store near you. More
As stripper Rose in the comedy We’re the Millers (out today), even seasoned movie vet Jennifer Aniston wasn’t immune to some stage fright on set. The actress, who shot a steamy dance scene, dished to reporters at the New York premiere last Thursday that “learning the choreography was really fun and then going onto the set was a whole other story. I was like, ‘Oh gosh, there’s cameras, there’s people, there’s, you know, crew members!’” Still, she rocked the number if her cast — including Jason Sudeikis and Kathryn Hahn — had anything to say about it. “It’s easily in the top 100,” Sudeikis said of where her performance ranked in his career highlights. “She did her appropriate research, and I think it really shows!” Hahn added. We’re The Millers focuses on small-town drug dealer David Burke’s (Sudeikis) journey with his fake family (Aniston with Emma Roberts and Will Poulter as the pair’s children) to smuggle his supplier’s latest shipment across the border. The set was full of laughs, and Poulter raved that his pretend parents were great role models. “They’re so experienced, and they’re such great people, too. I learned a lot from them!” Catch We’re The Millers in theaters now.
Plus, see Jennifer Aniston’s best looks ever!
— Alyssa Bailey