Yesterday the ladies dressed in their best to celebrate Barack Obama as he was sworn into office for a second term President of the United States. First Lady Michelle Obama looked radiant as she proudly stood beside her husband in a Thom Browne navy and light blue checked coat, which she accessorized with an embellished J.Crew belt, gloves, and Reed Krakoff boots. Vice President Joe Biden’s wife Jill Biden wore a little white dress with a gray coat, both by Lela Rose. Later that evening at the Inaugural Ball, Alicia Keys radiated in a patriotic red Michael Kors gown as she sang her hit girl-power anthem”Girl on Fire.” To see what all of the other famous guests and performers wore to yesterday’s festivities, click through the gallery!
“It looks so great in here, so fun!” Alicia Keys told InStyle.com when she passed through the InStyle Portrait Studio during her visit to Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. Keys, in town for her first Sundance to premiere The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete—she produced and scored the film—was just one of the many stars to stop by InStyle’s studio space at the Grey Goose Blue Door Lounge on Main Street, which hosted a steady rotation of the hottest celebrities and rising stars—Gaby Hoffmann and Michael Cera of Crystal Fairy and Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan of Kill Your Darlings among them—to get their picture taken (you’ll see the photos in the April InStyle!), and leave with cozy footwear from Sorel and warm outerwear and accessories from Coach. See more photos and get all the behind-the-scenes dish from straight from Park City in the gallery.
After a few pre-festival parties that got underway in Los Angeles earlier this week, the Sundance Film Festival has officially begun! Powerhouse singers Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys united in Park City, Utah at Hennessy VS’s presentation of The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, a festival film starring Hudson as a struggling addict and co-executive produced by Keys. Meanwhile, the festival’s founder, Robert Redford, posed with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt at “An Artist At The Table,” a roundtable discussion amongst independent filmmakers benefiting the Sundance Institute. Actor Phillip Friedman and The East star Brit Marling were also on-hand for the event. Click through the gallery to see all the stars at Sundance 2013!
Alicia Keys is a Girl on Fire, and so is her hair! The singer debuted golden highlights and a shorter length at last night’s 12-12-12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief, taking her daring ‘do—she chopped her long strands into a sleek bob back in July—to another level. We want to know: Do you like her new look? Tell us in the comments!
Plus, see more celebrity hair makeovers in the gallery!
Stella McCartney won the top honor at tonight’s British Fashion Awards in London—Designer of the Year! The award, which was presented to her by Salma Hayek, marks the end of a great year for the designer, who created Team Great Britain’s Summer Olympics uniforms between designing her collections, launching her new lingerie line, and dressing celebrities ten times over, including Alicia Keys and Jessica Chastain. ”This is one of the most incredible years of my life, I thank everyone who fell in love with the 2012 Olympics,” she said during her acceptance speech. ”Something that I’ve learned this year is that great people make Great Britain.“ McCartney follows in the footsteps of Alexander McQueen’s creative director, Sarah Burton, who took home the prize last year, and her achievements also landed her the Designer Brand Award, which was presented to her by model-actress Amber Valletta. The awards also honored Roksanda Ilincic for Red Carpet, Erdem Moralioglu for New Establishment, and Manolo Blahnik for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion. Congrats, congrats, congrats!
Plus, see Stella McCartney’s spring collection!
Fiery girls everywhere, rejoice! Alicia Keys’s fifth studio album Girl On Fire—her first in three years—is out today! The powerful same-titled lead single is already burning up the charts, and the video, which you can watch above, depicts Keys as a wife and mother, styled in a number of colorful, retro A-line skirts, sheath dresses, and heels thanks to some help from London-based styling veteran Andrea Previ. With the track already serving as the theme song for fierce females all over, like Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas at the MTV VMAs, the crooner’s fifth studio album promises to be another R&B ballad-filled hit. Keys released the track list in October, and we’re excited to see what songs like “Brand New Me” and “Tears Always Win” have in store for us! Head to iTunes now to buy the album for $12, and put this song on repeat today—it’s worth it.
Plus, see Alicia’s most memorable beauty looks ever.
MTV’s 19th Annual European Music Awards are on tonight, and some of the biggest names in the industry traveled to Frankfurt, Germany, for the show! This year’s EMAs will be hosted by supermodel and hometown girl, Heidi Klum, who follows in the footsteps of 2011 host Selena Gomez. Performers include Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, No Doubt, and Korean sensation Psy, who will do his viral YouTube hit “Gangnam Style.” Plus, tune in to see which of your favorite artists wins the most awards. Rihanna—who leads in nominations (six!)—won’t be in attendance, as she performed on Saturday Night Live this weekend. Catch the 2012 EMAs at 11 p.m. EST on MTV2.
Plus, check out Selena Gomez’s nine looks from last year’s EMAs!
Happy 50th birthday, Target! The retailer celebrated its five-decade anniversary with a bash in New York last night, where celebrity fans like Naomi Watts (in a Target Merona blouse and Helmut Lang blazer), Revenge’s Christa B. Allen, Tony Bennett, Shaun White, and Josh Groban attended to toast with free-flowing Champagne to the milestone. “Who doesn’t love birthday parties!” Allen (in Donna Karan) told InStyle.com before taking in the celebrations, which included a surprise a cappella rendition of “Happy Birthday” by Grammy-winning artist Alicia Keys. Click through the gallery to see more stars at this week’s hottest parties!