The mere idea of free-falling through outer space is flat-out terrifying. Even the suspenseful Gravity trailer (the movie starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney that’s out in theaters now) had us on the edge of our seats. So while we prefer to stay close to home (literally), we at least like to dress out of this world. From celestial-, nebula- and Milky Way-print tops to planet-ridden dresses, click through for 12 galactic pieces that can boost your style—astronomically.
Editor-Tested: Does Conair’s Curl Secret Really Create Uniform Ringlets? Watch the Video To Find OutOct 5, 2013 @ 3:31 pm
We’ve tried out almost every hair tool on the market, but when Conair’s Curl Secret ($100; ulta.com) arrived at the InStyle offices, we were intrigued. The tool claims to form defined, uniform ringlets by pulling a section of hair into the innovative curling chamber, so we asked InStyle.com Assistant Editor Marianne Mychaskiw to try it out and film a short Vine video of the process. Read on to see how it works, and what she thought.
“A few nights ago, I mistook an infomercial for Conair’s new Curl Secret tool for a regular commercial without realizing until a good ten minutes into the broadcast, but I’m actually glad that I did. How else would I have seen it in action? The product is completely new for the hair category, but if I had to classify it, I’d consider it a cross between a curling wand and a rotating hair iron like the InStyler. You simply take a section of hair, brush through it so that there aren’t any tangles, then insert it into the curling chamber. The tool will draw in your hair to wind it around a heated rod, and after a few seconds, the product will beep to let you know that the shape has been set. Easy enough — just remember to completely brush through your hair before feeding it into the tool. I neglected to do so when I first tried out the Curl Secret, and kept thinking of the now infamous YouTube hair tutorial mishap as senior beauty editor Selene Milano and I frantically tried to untangle my strands before they got burned. Despite the rough start, I was able to get the hang of it, and ended up with perfectly defined curls after only a few minutes. My hair is pretty thick, so creating the same effect with a regular curling iron would have taken twice as long. I’ll definitely be incorporating this tool into my regular hair routine, but after giving my layers a thorough brushing, of course.”
Scroll down to see the Conair Curl Secret at work!
Plus, see the hairstyles you have to try out this fall.
Congratulations, Stephanie Batz, you’re InStyle.com’s Reader of the Week! Stephanie Batz of Scottsdale, Arizona took our summer styling advice from our June issue and accessorized with a headscarf. Batz explained exclusively to InStyle.com, “I’ve always wanted to try out this casually chic look, but was scared that I couldn’t pull it off. Not only did InStyle help me see that the headscarf was right on trend, it gave me the complete confidence to try it out!” We dig her whole look from head to toe — cropped pants and a crop top made the easy-summer look complete. Check out Stephanie’s other Inspired by InStyle look in our Julianne Moore-covered October issue by picking up a copy or downloading it on your tablet.
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One of the greatest tragedies in the fashion industry was the untimely death of Gianni Versace in 1997. A force in the industry, he and his sister Donatella and brother Santo created an empire, spearheaded the era of the supermodel, and dressed the likes of Madonna, Princess Diana, and Elizabeth Hurley. His death marked a pivotal point for Versace—would the fashion house stay afloat or crumble? Lifetime’s latest movie, House of Versace, based off of Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball’s book House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival, aims to shed light on just that. Starring Gina Gershon as Donatella Versace, the movie chronicles the designer’s struggles after the death of her brother. “It’s a tricky part of her life,” Gershon told InStyle.com yesterday at the Cinema Society’s premiere of the film in New York City. “She lost arguably the closest person to her. That’s a tough time for anyone, and then you get the pressure of having to hold up a family business. It wasn’t easy.” While the movie covers tough topics, it couldn’t be about Versace if there wasn’t a bit of glitz and glam, and of course, fashion. Scroll down to see four things that you should keep an eye out for when the TV movie airs on Lifetime tonight at 8/7c.
1. Fabulous Footwear
Donatella’s known for her love of heels, and you’ll not only see her in some pretty fabulous pairs, but you’ll also enter the inter workings of Versace and see her help design shoes with their in-house cobbler.
2. Real Footage
While this is a work of fiction, real footage is mixed in to give it a bit of a documentary feel. Keep your eyes peeled for Princess Diana in the iconic blue Versace dress, real runway shots, and more.
3. Awesome Early ’90s Fashion
You won’t be spotting any real Versace numbers, but the costume designer worked hard to create authentic pieces both from Gianni’s heyday (the safety pin dress, need we say more) and Donatella’s time at the helm, starting in the early ’00s.
4. An InStyle Name Drop!
If you listen closely towards the end of the movie, you’ll hear Donatella’s assistant tell her that the editors of InStyle are in the front row.
Plus, see the celebrities who love to wear Versace.