Does art really imitate life? In Jennifer Lawrence‘s case, yes! Pre-pixie cut, the star famously wore intricate braided hairstyles that mirrored her on-screen plait in her role as Katniss Everdeen, and we were left wanting to recreate each of the delicate looks on our own. The Katniss effect also caught on in Hollywood, with one A-lister after the next hitting the red carpet in a pretty twist that would look right at home among Panem’s avant-garde style choices. To celebrate the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, we rounded up our favorite celebrity braids, all of which would do District 12′s boldest resident proud. See each style in our gallery now!
Sosie Bacon is 2014 Miss Golden Globe! The 21-year-old daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick was revealed last night during the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle’s star-studded event at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood, and she didn’t end the night before getting some sound advice from last year’s Miss Golden Globe, Francesa Eastwood. “Wear comfortable shoes while you’re onstage because you’re going to be standing a lot,” Eastwood laughed. “And bring snacks at the backstage, I was eating the whole time.”
Bacon will be joining an elite group of women—including Rumer Willis, Dakota Johnson, and even Melanie Griffith—who have each made their debut onstage during the Golden Globes ceremony. “I’m so excited because I feel like everybody who has done it have really gone on to [do] some incredible things,” Bacon told InStyle.com. Don’t miss the young starlet at the 71st Golden Globes award show airing live on Sunday, January 12, 2014 and in the meantime, look through our gallery to see which of Hollywood’s big stars toasted to Bacon’s new title and kicked off the start of award season.
Scandal’s Costume Designer, Lyn Paolo, Gives Details On Olivia Pope’s Black and White Looks From Season 3, Episode 8Nov 22, 2013 @ 7:25 pm
On last night’s Scandal, Olivia Pope stuck to her signature wardrobe color palette: black & white! She rocked multiple outfits in her favorite hues, from the Pope & Associates office to the President’s secret Vermont getaway. Lucky for us, we got the scoop from Scandal’s costume designer, Lyn Paolo, on all of Olivia’s wardrobe details, including the striking houndstooth Dior coat she wears while en route to see Fitz. “We wanted this moment to be super dramatic and feminine, like an Audrey Hepburn moment,” Paolo explained of Olivia’s look (pictured here). Even her costars were tweeting about it! Darby Stanchfield (@darbysofficial) tweeted: “I am salivating over Olivia’s @Dior coat.” Click through the gallery for more black and white looks from last night’s episode and tune in to Scandal when it returns December 5th at 10/9c.
This week, our new (and first-ever) Fashion News Director, Eric Wilson, joined the InStyle team. (And we’re so beyond excited to have him!) First, we celebrated with a proper welcome fête atop the Skylark Lounge in New York City, and now, we’re diving into the man behind that perfectly tailored suit.
Wilson’s impressive, style-centric career includes previous stints as a fashion reporter and critic at The New York Times, a writer for the “Month In Fashion” news column for W, and a staffer at Women’s Wear Daily, where he covered the ready-to-wear, fur, outerwear, and designer sportswear markets. Want to learn more about Wilson? Scroll down to find out who he thinks has the most enviable style in Hollywood, what he always packs in his suitcase, and whether or not he agrees with Coco Chanel’s rule on removing one accessory before you leave the house.
Selena Gomez is midway through her sold-out world tour, and she’s been proving that her on-stage style is just as sexy and surprising as it is on the red carpet. We caught up with her longtime stylist, Basia Richard to hear the inspiration and thoughts behind her tour looks. Richard, shown inset, told InStyle.com there’s a distinct difference in what she wears depending on the performance, “As a musician, she wants to be sexier and more grown up, as an actress, we keep it softer and more glamorous.” Click through the gallery to hear what she has to say about the inspiration behind her looks on stage and follow Richard on twitter @basiarichard and Instagram @basiamld.
MAC’s Masterclass Brushes ($25 to $42; maccosmetics.com) may resemble the toothbrush in your bathroom, but boast more benefits for your makeup bag than your dental regimen. The innovative shapes allow for multiple uses, and claim a quick, seamless application. We asked InStyle.com Senior Beauty Editor Selene Milano to see how the Oval 6 brush fared for her complexion, while our Assistant Editor Marianne Mychaskiw tried out the Oval 3 and Linear 1 brushes on her eyes. Keep reading to see what they thought!
SELENE’S TAKE ON THE FACE BRUSH: “I used the Oval 6 brush with a rosy blush on the apples of my cheeks. Usually I have to wait for my foundation and concealer to fully set before applying powder blush, but this time I went for it right away. It smoothed on the color seamlessly, giving my face a much more natural effect. That, plus the bonus of shaving 5 minutes off of my morning routine—I’m a convert!”
MARIANNE’S TAKE ON THE EYE BRUSHES: “I wasn’t quite sure how to use the Oval 3 and Linear 1 brushes at first, but once I got the hang of it, my eye makeup was perfectly applied in five seconds flat — and not because of my blending skills. Since the Oval 3 brush perfectly covered my lids, it kept the shimmer from my eye shadow from falling onto my face, and the ultra-fine Linear 1 made applying gel eyeliner a lot easier. Its narrow shape allows you to press the product across your lash line to ensure even coverage, and also works wonders at filling in brows.”
Week three of The Voice ended on a high note for Christina Aguilera and her team of two, and the superstar’s looks reflected the quality of their diverse performances. On Monday night, Aguilera went for a schoolgirl look, complete with a fun custom-made braided hairpiece courtesy of her hairstylist, David Babaii. “Christina has been wanting to do a braid for awhile,” he told InStyle.com exclusively, and Babaii thought this look was the perfect complement. To achieve the style, he parted her hair down the middle and blew out her strands so they were straight and sleek. He then secured the braid and fastened the rest of her hair into a chic low bun. “I didn’t want to do an elaborate bun,” he explained. “I wanted it to be simple and classic, almost like a fanned bun.”
The next night, Christina took the stage to perform, so her team decided to go for full-out glamour. “Anytime there’s a performance, I can go nuts and do whatever I want,” Babaii told InStyle.com. And he certainly went all out. For the results show, he curled her hair into tight ringlets for a full-looking ‘do, which complemented her glam outfit and intense smoky eye. For more details on why he and Aguilera decided on this week’s styles, as well as the information on her outfits and makeup, check out the gallery! And be sure to catch Christina Aguilera and her contestants battling it out against Team Blake, Adam, and Cee Lo Monday on The Voice at 8/7c on NBC.
Skip the smoky eye, and go gold this holiday season! Our beauty director, Kahlana Barfield, teamed up with Birchbox editor, Mollie Chen, to bring you this shimmery, yet subtle new holiday party look that relies on gold and copper hues to make the ultimate statement. “The makeup looks so much more natural than a smoky eye for those girls who don’t want to go all out,” says Barfield. Substitute black eyeliner for navy blue or dark green to set the look together. “It just gives you the impact, but it’s a little more unexpected than black,” she says. Watch the video above for the full beauty breakdown, and then head over to the InStyle Holiday shop on Birchbox.com to shop all of the beauty favorites featured in the videos and more of our editor-tested essentials.
Plus, get 15% off your purchase of $60 or more on any full-size products in the InStyle Holiday Shop on Birchbox.com, using the code BBINSTYLE15 at checkout through January 15. Happy shopping!