Someone get Alicia Florrick a drink! Between her old firm, her new firm and her family, this power lawyer has a lot to juggle. Luckily, she need not worry about her wardrobe thanks to costume designer Daniel Lawson. For this week’s episode, he dressed the governor elect’s wife (star Julianna Margulies) in a mix of Christian Dior, Karen Millen and Escada. One look he loves for a woman in power: The zip-front suit jacket. “It’s a great silhouette, but it’s also easy on and off,” he explains. “It’s comfortable!” Click to see what he dressed Alicia in and, more importantly, learn why.
Sideswept hair has long been considered the epitome of glamour on the red carpet, but now the look is getting a 21st-century upgrade with extreme side-parted styles. Stars like Coco Rocha and Rosario Dawson have made their hairstyles semi-permanent by shaving one or both sides. There’s also the rocker-chic braided undercut seen on the likes of Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Aniston. Of course, classic over-the-shoulder waves will never go out of fashion, but get some modern hair inspiration from these asymmetrical looks.
Last night, Karina Smirnoff and Corbin Bleu channeled traditional Spanish dance with their rendition of the Paso Doble. Bleu wore an embellished red-and-gold vest and black pants (he completed their performance sans vest!), while Smirnoff was clad in a bright red couture-inspired gown. “I wanted this week’s costume to be feminine, elegant, and exquisite,” Smirnoff told InStyle.com exclusively. “I wanted to go with red to portray the passion of the dance.”
The dress included a full tulle skirt, a lace bodice, and thin gold belt. Despite its appearance, the red carpet-ready gown was not heavy, according to the dancer. “Thick horse hair outlined the ruffles in the skirt,” Smirnoff revealed. “It made the dress full and airy.” The richness of different fabrics added dimension to the texture, and complemented the romantic feel of the performance.
Bleu and Smirnoff earned 27/30, the top score of the week, tying with Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovskiy. Sadly, Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus were eliminated, leaving a total of 9 couples in the ballroom.
Tune in next Monday night at 8/7c on ABC for the live results show.
Plus, see Karina Smirnoff’s costumes from this season.
Plus-size fashion is getting a designer touch: Lane Bryant has just announced a partnership with Isabel and Ruben Toledo, who will design a capsule collection for the retail chain. This marks the first ever designer collaboration for Lane Bryant, and its an exciting one! If you’ll recall, Isabel is the woman behind Michelle Obama’s 2009 inauguration outfit, and she has worn the brand on multiple occasions since. The first items from the partnership — a t-shirt and tote bag featuring Ruben Toledo’s signature sketches — will be in stores for the holidays, with a full collection of ready-to-wear, outerwear and accessories set to launch in the spring at Lane Bryant stores and on lanebryant.com. To celebrate the collaboration, the brand will hold a fashion show in the spring featuring pieces from the line, making it even more exciting. The designers were inspired to participate in the partnership because of the store’s diverse and inspiring audience, and their want to tread a path where no other high-fashion brand has gone before. For a pair that usually avoids mainstream fashion, the Toledos are certainly taking on a new challenge. This will be a fun partnership to watch!
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Julianne Moore and Chloe Moretz were a sight to see at last night’s premiere of their film, Carrie, at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood: Moore, in a white draped Givenchy dress, was joined by her on-screen daughter wearing a sheer forest-green Valentino gown. Unlike their characters in the update to Stephen King’s horror tale, the actresses looked very much like a loving mother-daughter duo! In the film, Moretz plays Carrie White, a shy high-schooler who is both bullied by her classmates and abused by her overpowering mother (Moore), and soon discovers she has telekinetic powers. Kimberly Peirce directed the film — the second film adaptation following the 1976 version — which opens in theaters on October 18th.
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After the season 3 premiere of Scandal, it was pretty clear who (or in this case, what) stole the show: Olivia Pope’s white trench coat. The Burberry Prorsum Duchesse satin cape topper first made its mark on Cara Delevigne at the spring 2013 runway before making waves in the now famous tension-wrought bunker scene (no spoilers, we promise) with Kerry Washington and InStyle‘s hunky Man of Style Tony Goldwyn. “Kerry and I felt like this coat was her suit of armor and she was going into battle,” Scandal costume designer Lyn Paolo revealed to InStyle.com on her wardrobe decision. “In the bunker, Olivia is closed off emotionally and doesn’t want to reveal herself all the way so we kept the coat fastened and buttoned up.” Sadly, the coat is sold out everywhere (like we had $2,500+ to shell out anyway), so we did the next best thing and rounded up 8 lookalikes that we think can cause as much of a scandal. Click through to shop them all.
Halloween is only a few weeks away! Have you picked out a costume yet? Whether you’re hitting up a party, or your neighbor’s house to collect candy, no costume is complete without aptly-placed hair and makeup accents. That’s why we rounded up our favorite Halloween-inspired beauty products to give your ghoulish ensembles a glamorous twist. From spray-on hair color to pro-quality special effects makeup, these products ensure you’ll be walking the line between being fashion-forward and frightful with ease. Click the photo to browse our 12 picks now!