Congratulations, Sosie Bacon! The daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick was just named Miss Golden Globe 2014 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association during the reveal party at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood, and she will make her Golden Globes debut onstage during the upcoming 71st annual award show. So what exactly does this mean for Sosie? Traditionally, each year, a daughter (or son) from one of Hollywood’s bold name families is chosen and given the honor of handing out Golden Globe statuettes to winning actors during the ceremony, and did we mention she gets to wear a stunning gown? The honor can be seen as a coming out party, as it launches the young woman into the limelight and places her in an elite club of previous Miss Golden Globes girls, which includes last year’s Francesca Fisher-Eastwood (daughter of Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher), Rumer Willis (daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore in 2008), Fifty Shades of Grey‘s new star, Dakota Johnson in 2007 (daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, who also held the title back in 1975), and Scott Eastwood‘s sister, Kathryn, who was given the honor back in 2005. You may have already seen Sosie on the silver screen, her first role was in 2005′s Loverboy directed by her father when she was just ten-years-old and starred opposite her mother in the TV series, The Closer as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson’s niece, Charlie. Catch Sosie during the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards airing live on Sunday, January 12, 2014.
Nashville went on the road in last night’s episode as our favorite country stars hit the highway and the stage. Of course, the episode was not without its drama as Scarlett (Clare Bowen) took the stage for the first time on her first stadium tour and experienced a major case of stage fright—wouldn’t we all? But not to worry as Rayna (Connie Britton) was there to swoop in and help her through it, even taking the stage again with Luke (Will Chase) to show off a new song written by Gunnar (Sam Palladio). Both ladies looked their best thanks to costume designer Susie DeSanto. “Connie’s performance look—that’s just a classic Rayna James super star look—I loved that performance!” DeSanto told InStyle.com. “I liked that moment where the young songwriters write the song then the superstars sing it and make it a hit. I think last night was all about showing the difference between what’s an opening act and budding young artist, and the superstar closing the show.” Click through the gallery for more exclusive details on last night’s looks and remember to tune into Nashville when it returns on December 4 at 10/9c on ABC.
This week, our new (and first-ever!) Fashion News Director Eric Wilson (pictured at left, with Diane von Furstenberg and InStyle‘s Ariel Foxman) joined our editorial team, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. We celebrated his arrival, in style of course, with a cocktail party atop the Skylark Lounge in New York City. Guests including von Furstenberg, Prabal Gurung, Vera Wang and Thakoon Panichgul took in sweeping views of the city skyline while noshing on truffle Parmesan-dusted popcorn, tomato basil hand pies, and sweet potato crab cakes. “Eric is a brilliant writer,” Barney’s New York Creative Ambassador Simon Doonan told InStyle.com. “He enjoys the status of a fashion insider but he does not have an elitist perspective. Au contraire! He always unearths the pithy stories and the juiciest dish.”
Wilson’s past work is a repertoire of journalistic achievements. Before joining InStyle, he was a fashion reporter and critic at The New York Times, and also covered the ready-to-wear, fur, outerwear, and designer sportswear markets for Women’s Wear Daily. “Eric is one of the foremost authorities on fashion,” said InStyle Editor Ariel Foxman. “He brings additional credibility and a journalistic point of view to InStyle, while also bringing an enthusiastic approach to the full fashion calendar, celebrity red carpet, and the business itself.” Stay tuned for more on Eric, and check out the star-studded photos from inside the event.
The wait is almost over — Catching Fire rolls out to theaters nationwide tomorrow, with midnight screenings starting in mere hours! But before you line up for tickets, consider accenting your Katniss ensemble with some ultra-hot nail art. We painted up four fun manicures inspired by the film, and while they’re not as intense as Effie’s embellished talons, they’re an easy, stylish way to give your look a touch of fire. See each manicure in our gallery now, with step-by-step instructions on how to nail all four effects.
We were so honored to host a Twitterview with Mr. Armani today! The style icon joined us to answer all your questions, and we were in awe of his inspiring and profound responses. If you weren’t able to follow along, scroll down to read the full Q + A, and be sure to follow @InStyle and @Armani on Twitter.
Traveling to your significant other’s (friend’s, roommate’s, etc.) for Thanksgiving presents a ton of packing challenges—Is it OK to wear my pajamas to breakfast? Do I have to wear a dress for Thanksgiving dinner? Fortunately, we’re here to help relieve a little of that holiday stress and make packing for your Turkey Day away a little easier on you. Your guide to, um, not overstuffing it begins right now. Click through for the 14 items to have in your suitcase.
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so we’ve gone from combing through ready-to-wear to combing through ready-to-serve eats and decor treats, and gathered everything from freshly made pumpkin-flavored whoopie pies to festive cookie cutters (if you’re more of a DIY kind of host). If you need to spruce up your table décor, we’ve got you covered there, too: shop the gallery where you’ll find the sweetest handmade place cards and earthy napkin rings—all of which will leave you making a “Wow! She thought of everything” impression. Mix in any of these fun tabletop items to bring your holiday to the next level!
Yesterday in Washington D.C., Oprah Winfrey was one of 16 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, presented by President Barack Obama — a momentous occasion and accomplishment for anyone, not just the queen of daytime TV. Why so significant? It’s the highest civilian honor in the United States, recognizing people who have contributed to the country in areas like national security, world peace, or culture. Oprah’s fellow recipients included former President Bill Clinton, feminist icon Gloria Steinam, and storied country music singer Loretta Lynn.
But just as we laud Oprah for her amazing achievement, we also give two thumbs up to her hairstylist, Andre Walker, for her fantastic blowout at the event. We asked him how the chic style came together: “For a special, historic event like this, Oprah and I prefer a classic look,” he told InStyle.com. “Every woman should remember that special occasions will be photographed, and years later, it is better to look timeless rather than trendy in the photos. This style is Oprah’s curly hair shampooed, conditioned, and blown straight with my Gold System,” a hair care system for naturally kinky hair.
You can get the look at home using Walker’s system, or a combination of store-bought products. Because heat styling can take a toll on your strands, we recommend using a hydrating deep conditioner with a thermal protectant spray before picking up the dryer. If a DIY blowout ends up being more like an intense workout for your arms, streamline the process by rough-drying your hair until 75 percent of the water is removed, then go back and smooth over individual areas with a round brush, which helps you achieve that coveted curl. This way, you’ll be able to focus on perfecting the look, rather than getting your strands dry enough to hold a curl. Need more guidance on achieving the look on your own? Follow these five steps to score a glam blowout at home.