When Tommy Hilfiger opened his Los Angeles flagship this spring, it wasn’t just a night dedicated to socializing with his celebrity friends like Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez, and Julianne Hough. The milestone was also the launch of the Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation’s partnership with P.S. ARTS to endow and develop a multi-year arts education curriculum in two Los Angeles schools, Walgrove Elementary School and Grand View Elementary. The Hilfiger-funded program will help students with autism and other special needs achieve their full academic and career potential by providing over 950 students with ongoing, weekly arts classes. “[My wife] Dee and I are passionate about programs that make sure families dealing with issues like lack of access to medical care and education have access to the resources they need,” Hilfiger told InStyle.com, adding that he’s thrilled to help students by providing “dynamic and innovative learning environments.” And his celebrity fans were happy to throw their support behind the cause. ”I love that [Tommy Hilfiger] advocates for children’s education,” Alba told InStyle.com. “I just love that they support those issues.” Visit psarts.org to learn more about the program, and see more exclusive photos from inside the opening on page 110 of May’s new InStyle issue—also available on your iPad, Nook, or Droid tablet.
Get your pout ready for spring with bright lips. It’s a go-to look stars and designers love: InStyle cover girl Jessica Alba adored neon coral, Mad Men star January Jones sported bright red, and Jason Wu’s spring 2013 runway models all donned a blend of vivid magenta and pink. And we’ve got exclusive details on how you can get seven colorful kissers for yourself, straight from the makeup artists who created them. Click through the gallery to learn how to make them your own—one sunny look for each day of the week!
If you’re stepping out for St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, then we know you’ll want to wear your green proudly! To make sure your look stays chic no matter where you go to celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite green looks, as modeled by celebrities—no “Kiss Me” tee required. We love the boldness of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge‘s kelly green Mulberry frock—and the solid block of color is a slimming trick! But Jessica Alba proved that a splash of green can make a strong statement, too, by grounding her olive pants with a neutral top and accessories. If head-to-toe brights aren’t your thing, take a cue from Selena Gomez, who paired her metallic mini with peach Nicholas Kirkwood pumps, or Kate Mara, who opted for a subtle mint green Peter Som sheath. Each look is unique, so pick the one that best matches your party venue. And may you live large in Pantone’s Color of the Year this weekend!
Plus, see how more celebrities are wearing green this season.
Inside InStyle‘s February issue, we spoke to Jessica Alba about starting her eco-friendly family brand, The Honest Company—and now, her first Honest book is on sale to go with it. The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You is the actress’s tip-filled guide to all the lessons she’s learned along the way to becoming an environmental entrepreneur, from when she started creating “high-performance and safe” products to when she lobbied Congress to support the Safe Chemicals Act. “I’m a mom on the go, and I have to do a million things,” said the actress, who has two daughters, 4-year-old Honor and 1-year-old Haven (pictured). “I’m not going to sit there and read every single ingredient on every single package I buy, and I don’t think other parents are either. Creating this company was something I had to do.” And sharing her experience is, too! To learn more about Alba’s natural way of living, pick up The Honest Life for $16 at barnesandnoble.com.
Plus, see behind the scenes at Jessica’s cover shoot.
Our favorite looks this week—plucked from our Look of the Day section—were all stunning and unique, thanks to major movie premieres and Paris Fashion Week. Jessica Chastain sat front-row at Saint Laurent in a red dress, Emmy Rossum did her best Dorothy in Oscar de la Renta at an Oz screening, Gwyneth Paltrow sizzled in black leather leggings at Hugo Boss‘ fragrance launch, Blake Lively looked pretty in plaid at a press event, and Jessica Alba suited up for Stella McCartney in the designer’s trim suit. Which was your favorite look? Tell us in the poll below! More
The stars love Paris Fashion Week! Givenchy hosted expectant couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, matching in his and hers monochromatic suits, while Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie also took on the black-white dress code at Stella McCartney. Click through to see more stars enjoying the City of Light.
That’s a wrap! Awards season officially came to a close following Sunday night’s Oscars, but we’re already eager to recreate the winning nail looks we’ve spotted. We put together a list of the 25 best manicures from the Golden Globes, Grammys, Oscars, and every ceremony in between! Jessica Alba kicked off the nail game on a high note at the Globes, pairing her citrus-toned dress with a pastel pink lacquer, while Rihanna and Anne Hathaway matched their manis to their couture ensembles. Hathaway in particular has opted for fun and creative designs each time she hit the red carpet—at the Oscars, her pale rose nails were inscribed with the initials of her maternal and paternal grandmothers. Looks like the reigning nail art queen Zooey Deschanel has some competition! Click through for more manicure inspiration.
Tommy Hilfiger opened his 6,600-square-foot west coast flagship in Los Angeles last night, and there were plenty of stars on-hand to help him celebrate! InStyle cover girl Jessica Alba (in head-to-toe Hilfiger) and her husband Cash Warren co-hosted the night’s events, which included a cocktail party at the store opening on Beverly Boulevard, followed by a private dinner filled with tasty crab cakes, mini sliders, and other bites at West Hollywood’s Soho House. “It’s really easy when you have Tommy Hilfiger throwing the party,” Alba told InStyle.com of her duties. “You just show up and then you can relax!” And the New York designer brought a piece of the east coast with him—six-foot flat-screen TVs surrounded the patio, broadcasting Hilfiger’s New York Fashion Week runway show to the A-list Tommy girls, including Drew Barrymore and “Girl on Fire” Alicia Keys. Click through the gallery to see more stars who celebrated Tommy’s L.A. opening!
— Kwala Mandel