What is your favorite swim style? That’s what we’re asking in this week’s edition of the A-List. That’s where we dropped all of our top celebrity swim looks, including these five right here: Miranda Kerr, Maria Menounos, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, and Kate Hudson. Do they make your list? Tell us who you think has the best celebrity swimwear style by making your own Top 5 with InStyle.com’s A-list tool. Visit instyle.com/instyle/a-list to make your picks, and then share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Head to the A-list maker right now to get started.
Does your other half come with you shopping? It’s a question we always wonder—especially when we see men awkwardly lingering outside the dressing rooms—and whenever we ask readers, the answers are mostly split. Some say leave ‘em home, while others say bring ‘em with you! Extra‘s Maria Menounos—the new ambassador for Marshall’s (the retailer’s new spring stock is in stores now)—says yes, he should tag along. “My boyfriend [Keven Undergaro] is the best because he will definitely tell me the truth,” she told InStyle.com. “And I like that he’s going to give me a guy’s perspective. Shopping with girls is tougher because we’re looking at it with one lens and that’s just ‘What Do We Think Is Cool.’ But really, women should be dressing for men more than they should be dressing for women.” But that’s just one opinion. What’s yours? Tell us by voting in the poll below!
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Memories! The week just ended and we’re already fondly looking back on our Monday to Friday on Instagram. Over the past few days our editors went to PaleyFest in Los Angeles to catch up with Ginnifer Goodwin, stopped by Marshall’s in New York for a peek at Maria Menounos‘s spring shopping picks, and contributed to the awesome #ThrowbackThursday hashtag by posting our first cover girl, Barbra Streisand. See more of this week’s best photos in the gallery, and stay up-to-date by following us at @instylemagazine on Instagram.
Maria Menounos’s nails looked “extra” special yesterday at the announcement of her partnership with Marshall’s in New York City—she’s the retailer’s new Style Ambassador—and we got the inside scoop on her metallic manicure. Turns out, they were a spur-of-the-moment decision. “I realized I had no time to get my nails done, so I went into CVS and I bought Essie’s nail stickers,” the host told us of her funky fingers, which we snapped for InStyle’s Instagram. “I did them on the plane in five minutes. I was so blown away about how cool they looked that I called all the flight attendants to my seat and showed them how to do it! It’s so easy.” Menounos chose Essie’s Sleek Stickers in Sneek-E, one of 12 designs available from the nail brand. Get yours for $10.25 at zappos.com.
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Are you ready for some football? Today’s a big day in the NFL, with the Texans playing Detroit, followed by the Redskins in Dallas, and ending with the Patriots at the Jets. In case you end up watching some of the games (perhaps the turkey-induced tryptophan will couch you for a bit), you’re not the only ones! Hollywood has oodles of dedicated football fans, like Lady Gaga, Vicky B, and Maria Menounos. Click through the gallery to see more!
“I love peplums!” Maria Menounos told InStyle.com when she showed off her peplum top at the L.A. launch of Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s charity, Tie the Knot. Her outfit for the bash was quick, easy, and simple—“it’s a little peplum action with cute pants, which I love,” she said—and most importantly, wallet-friendly. Her Forever 21 pants cost $17 (visit forever21.com for a list of stores), while her Zara top can be found for $99.90 at zara.com.
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— Lindzi Scharf
Maria Menounos attended the 8th Annual Pink Party to benefit Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program in Santa Monica this weekend in a theme-appropriate hot pink dress. “Of course, I’ve got the pink on!” she told InStyle.com of her Alice + Olivia shift style, which she paired with Gucci heels. The mod-inspired high-neck dress is also available in a deep eggplant color, for a more fall-friendly option. Shop the style for $297 at aliceandolivia.com.
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Created by designer Laurel Berman, Black Halo has long been a ready-to-wear celebrity favorite on the red carpet—from Olivia Wilde to Maria Menounos to, most recently, Louise Roe at the MTV Video Music Awards. Now Berman is branching out into high-end evening gowns with her line Black Halo EVE, which just hit Neiman Marcus stores and ranges in price from $650 to $690. “The EVE aesthetic is different in that it is an evening collection that is clean and tailored, without the embellishment,” Berman exclusively told InStyle.com. “As a woman, I look for a gown that has minimal details, is well-cut, and tailored to fit. My desire is for women to feel so amazing in a Black Halo EVE gown that their confidence shines.” Amen! Visit blackhalo.com for additional information and click through the gallery to see more of the beautiful designs.