Nothing says summer like turning on your favorite song at sunset and clinking glasses with good friends. We asked top chefs and bartenders from hotspots around the country to give us a sneak peek at their signature summer cocktails and give us the step-by-step so we can recreate them at home. They also filled us in on their favorite summer tunes and we created a Spotify playlist to inspire you. From margaritas to mojitos, there is something for everyone and they look as good as they taste. Scroll down to see our playlist, then click the image to see each of the cocktail recipes now. Cheers to a happy summer!
The Hangover boys Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, and Ed Helms had the nation in stitches after their hilarious impersonations of Jennifer Aniston—and her famous hair!—for the Jennifer Aniston Look-alike Competition skit on Saturday Night Live last week. So, when we caught up with the superstar at the launch for her Living Proof’s new web series, we had to find out what she thought of their work. “I thought it was very funny,” Aniston told InStyle.com. “I’ve never been imitated before. I remember watching and going, ‘Is that what I do? Do I do that?’ It was hysterical.” Scroll down to watch the skit and laugh along. More
Jennifer Aniston has a new project centered around her most famous feature: her gorgeous hair! She and her longtime stylist and friend Chris McMillan partnered with biotech haircare line Living Proof, and together they’re releasing three videos for a series called (what else?) Good Hair Day. “The timing of this was awesome,” Aniston told InStyle.com at a New York preview of the launch. “They said, ‘Will you join us, we’re a new company we want to grow and create awareness.’ I’m not just the face.” She also noted that she and McMillan have been wanting to do something like this together for years and finally found a product they both believe in. Her favorite item is the Restore Mask Treatment ($42 at livingproof.com), which she claimed made her flawless strands even better. “This is the really big thing,” said Aniston. “I wash my hair, put it in, wrap it up, and sleep in it. It actually changed the texture of my hair.” Get more dish on Aniston’s famous locks by watching the video above, and check out the products at LivingProof.com.
Plus, try on Jennifer Aniston’s hairstyles!
Selena Gomez went for a come-and-get-it look for last night’s MTV Movie Awards—an attitude that matched the name of her new single that she performed—and her stylist Basia Richard gave InStyle.com all the details on her two looks. For the red carpet, she went with a gold, embroidered Julien Macdonald mini, originally chosen as a performance contender. “Selena fell so in love with this dress that it was instantly her first choice for the carpet,” Richard told InStyle.com, noting that she kept the accessories simple with metallic peep-toe Jimmy Choo heels. For her Bollywood-inspired performance, Richard chose to add more sparkle and embellishment to a red Marco Marco design with Swarovski crystals and gold pieces—which, pssst, you’ll also seen in an upcoming video. “I made the skirt fuller, I wanted it very sensual, very tribal,” she said. As for our favorite detail, Selena’s sparkly bindi? “That was her makeup artist, Karan Mitchell’s idea,” Richards said. “We loved it so much everyone on the team was wearing a different color backstage!” Love it!
Plus, see more moments from the MTV Movie Awards.
Zoe Saldana’s gorgeous beauty look was created by makeup artist Vera Steimberg—and she spoke exclusively to InStyle.com about how she created the look. Her approach: Fashion is always the starting point. “I was inspired by the classic French silhouette of her Alexis Mabille gown,” Steimberg said. “It’s teamwork—we all try to agree on what and where we want the look to go.” After trying several lipsticks with the dress—to visualize the look as a whole—she settled on Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Chic ($34, chanel.com), a sheer pink with a hint of shimmer, a soft lip color that “perfectly complemented the gray in her dress.” As for her skin, Steimberg prepped the presenter’s flawless complexion with Chanel Hydra Beauty Serum ($98, chanel.com) and combined two different shades of foundation: Chanel Vitalumière Aqua 44 Beige Ambre and 94 Ambre ($45, chanel.com) to match her skintone. Of the pre-party primping, Steimberg noted, “It was fun and I love working with her. We listened to Pandora and Rihanna. We laughed and sang while we were getting her ready!” Sounds like it!
Plus, check out our favorite beauty looks of the night!
All eyes are on nominee Anne Hathaway tonight. We’ve been following her dreamy red carpet looks this award season and of course, that perfect pixie. Her hairstylist Adir Abergel told us his inspiration behind tonight’s more voluminous version was 1950s elegance. “I wanted to keep it simple, classic and for it to have timeless glamour,” he told InStyle.com. He also wanted a bit more texture tonight so he used Frederic Fekkai Coif Bouffant ($25 at nordstrom.com)—sweeping the product root to end, emphasizing the front—which he says is critical for short hairstyles. “This gave it enough hold to last all night,” he said. Then he brushed her strands through with a Denman brush ($13 at amazon.com) and finished off with Fekkai Coiff Nonchalant Piecing & Forming Wax ($25 at fekkai.com). “I messed it up a little,” he said. Abergel had another short-haired fashion icon in mind when he created the style: Princess Diana!
Plus, see what all the stars are wearing tonight!
Emmy award winner Lisa Ling has a new reality show: The Job on CBS. In each episode, five candidates participate in several rounds of elimination challenges to compete for dream gigs at fabulous places, like Epic Records, Major League Soccer, and Gilt. And with a show based on being office-ready, Ling upped her work attire, thanks to the show’s stylist, Nicole Young. We caught up with Young to get the inside scoop on Ling’s polished-but-edgy wardrobe, which includes a mix of contemporary pieces, plus a few custom dresses from Young’s eponymous label (other celeb fans include Rachel Zoe, Gabrielle Union, and Joy Bryant). Click “See the Photos” for more details and check out The Job on CBS tonight and every Friday at 8 p.m. EST.
Not only did celebrity stylist, designer and reality star Rachel Zoe send models traipsing down the runway at her fall ’13 show yesterday, she also debuted her new blow-dry bar, DreamDry, in New York City’s Flatiron District. The concept is inspired by women on the go (something Zoe knows more than a thing or two about!). The salon, which Zoe co-founded with strategic marketing expert, Robin Moraetes, features e-services and programs—like having your photo snapped post-styling so you can refer to it next time—extended hours, and a selection of go-to hairstyles, ranging from sexy waves and straight strands to waterfall braids and top knots. “A hairstyle is like an outfit, it deserves care and attention, and every day allows for a new twist on your own self expression,” said Zoe. “DreamDry makes dream hair a daily reality.” Visit dreamdry.com for more info and store hours.
Plus, see Rachel’s latest fashion show!