Don’t Trust the B—in Apartment 23 returns to ABC in October, and star James Van Der Beek (who plays himself) has an awesome plotline in the works—launching a scheme for a Dawson’s Creek reunion. Busy Philipps is already confirmed to guest star as herself, TV Guide reports, though no word yet on whether the other castmates of the ‘90s hit like Joshua Jackson, Michelle Williams, or (fingers-crossed) Katie Holmes will make appearances. So, while we patiently wait for the season premiere—mark October 23rd on your calendars!—click through the gallery to see how the stars grew up, from its launch in 1998 to today.
Everything’s coming up roses for Busy Philipps, who matched her floral print nails and dress earlier this month. “Try not to be jealous of my nail design, ok?” Philipps tweeted, along with a close-up of her cute botanical mani. You can recreate her rosy pattern at home—just use a toothpick to swirl two small dots of white and pink nail polish together, then add leaves with a fine-tipped brush. If you’re short on time, reach for a set of patterned nail polish strips, like Sally Hansen’s ($10; ulta.com). Simply swipe on the printed decals and file off the edges, no drying time required.
Plus, see more celebrity manicures we love.
Celebrities are pairing their red dresses with an unexpected nail polish color—blue! Busy Philipps updated her French manicure with cobalt tips when she wore a floral Hawaiian frock, Eva Longoria opted for a steely metallic navy to pair with her Alberta Ferretti halter, and Emma Stone lacquered on a pale dusty blue when she wore embroidered Lanvin. This is also a look Beyonce tried—she wore a punchy azure manicure with a red Temperley dress for her first appearance since delivering daughter Blue Ivy in February. Tell us: Would you mix red and blue?
Plus, see more celebrity manicures in the gallery.
Busy Philipps and Julie Bowen (in Prada) got in the tropical spirit to co-host a Huggies Hawaiian and Baby2Baby luau in Beverly Hills, which supported the organization’s mission to provide Los Angeles families in need with essential baby gear. “I’ve been involved with Baby2Baby since I became a new mom myself,” Philipps told InStyle.com. “You realize it takes a village and that’s why getting involved in a charity like this is so important.” Huggies pledged to donate 22 million diapers this year. See more stars at this weekend’s hottest parties in the gallery.
— Leah Abrahams, with reporting by Carita Rizzo
Life’s a picnic for Mena Suvari, Kate Mara, Emma Roberts and Busy Philipps, who all joined Tracy Reese to celebrate the launch of the designer’s new picnic basket for Clos du Bois wines. “It’s great for picnics in the park, on the beach, in the backyard or even in your kitchen,” Reese told InStyle.com of the outdoorsy item, available now for $135 at closdubois.com. “The basket can even double as a tote!” Plus, see Nicole Richie, Michelle Williams, January Jones, and more stars at yesterday’s biggest parties in the gallery.
Busy Philipps partnered with Rue La La for the flash sale site’s “Doing A Little Good” boutique—a two-day sale offering members access to products hand-picked by Philipps; and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Step Up Women’s Network. “It’s a phenomenal program,” Philipps said of the mentorship and networking organization. “Through my boutique, I hope to encourage moms to enjoy shopping while helping to call attention to a great cause.” The actress’s curated sale includes items from Tibi, Ports 1961, and Alex Toys (a favorite of her daughter, Birdie!). Shop her picks now on ruelala.com!
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The devil’s in the details! We took a hard look at the outfits on the Academy Awards red carpet to find the coolest details, from stacked bracelets to fancy brooches to chic clutches. See the most interesting fashion details from the 2012 Oscars in the gallery now.
The newest social shopping site has a charitable spin! Mulu.me is a Pinterest-like pinboard where users can curate wish lists, and if a visitor purchases a product through the site, Mulu splits any affiliate revenue with the user who posted it. Posters can either donate the money to one of 38 popular charities, or have it paid directly to themselves via PayPal. “Users can follow their friends, style arbitors, tastemakers and celebrities like Zooey Deschanel and her Hello Giggles pals, Busy Phillips and Michael Kors,” Mulu founder and CEO Amaryllis Fox told InStyle.com of the growing celebrity following. “It’s pretty empowering to be able to support a clean water project in Sudan with your killer taste in shoes.” Check out mulu.me to sign up!