Happy 45th birthday, Julia Roberts! Roberts has been a household name for decades, but she’s still every bit the Pretty Woman we’ve loved from the beginning thanks to her always-amazing hair, and her confident, megawatt smile. “Being confident in my looks came with being confident in myself and getting a true understanding of who I am,” she told InStyle previously. “If I had ever considered myself classically attractive or I had been the pretty girl in high school, it probably would’ve messed up my head going into show business and having everyone lining up to scrutinize me, but because my face is a little crooked, I just laugh myself off.” The star’s poise is certainly something we’ve admired for years, and to celebrate her big day, we’re taking a retrospective look at her many trendy style choices — from the ’80s-era perm she rocked in high school, to the trademark loose curls she wears today. See how far Roberts has come in our gallery!
Lupita Nyong’O, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock and More Celebrate the 2013 Awards Season With the Hollywood Film Festival in Beverly HillsOct 22, 2013 @ 7:01 pm
Hollywood’s heavy-hitters attended the 17th annual Hollywood Film Festival at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, where all eyes were on three of the leading ladies of the night, Julia Roberts (Support Actress Award for August: Osage County), Lupita Nyong’O (New Hollywood Award for 12 Years a Slave), and Sandra Bullock (Actress Award for Gravity), who were honored for their work in this year’s films. ”The Hollywood I know has allowed me opportunity after opportunity to keep trying and keep doing things and not send me out to pasture,” Bullock said during her acceptance speech. “So, I’m grateful that I’m still here.” The evening also featured a live performance from Chris Martin who sang Coldplay’s award-winning track ‘Atlas’ from the upcoming The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. With awards season already buzzing with 2013′s breathtaking performances, we can’t wait to see who will be named the big winners and of course, what they’re going to wear.
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No longer considered alternative, thumb rings are everywhere and on everyone, from Rooney Mara to Julia Roberts. The rules? Stack on delicate bands, consider mixing metals, experiment with stone sizes—anything goes. For more styling ideas to add a little extra something to your fall wardrobe –from velvet shades to ear cuffs — flip to page 355 of the October issue (on newsstands now) or download it for your tablet.
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The Toronto International Film Festival officially ends today. To wrap up what has been ten days of premieres, screenings, cast Q&As and parties, may we present InStyle’s take — portraits of stars in the most buzzworthy films. We sent seasoned photographer Henny Garfunkel up to set up a pop-up photo studio inside the Windsor Arms Hotel, where she shot photographs of stars in over 40 films at the festival, including Julia Roberts, Julianne Nicholson and Juliette Lewis of August: Osage County and Olivia Wilde of Third Person. Scarlett Johansson had three films there — Under the Skin, Her and Don Jon — an incentive that led her to make her first return to TIFF in ten years, and her first-ever appearance in InStyle’s portrait studio. “It’s nice to be back,” she told Senior Entertainment Editor Karen Levy. “It’s a nice festival. The city is well-equipped for a festival of this size.” Her favorite part? “It’s also not so crowded each place. It’s big enough that you feel like you can still get a restaurant reservation,” she joked. Click to see more photographs by Henny Garfunkel and what the stars had to say about their new films.
It’s your turn to be the judge of your own Fashion A-List and pick who rocked it best from this week’s celebrity Look of the Day moments! These five glamorous looks from around town made our Look of the Day section and scored spots in the ranks of our very own A-List Top 5: Keira Knightley (in Mary Katrantzou), Julia Roberts (in Dolce & Gabbana), Dianna Agron (in an Osman ensemble), Katie Homes (in a rose skirt and cashmere sweater), and Kate Middleton (in Jenny Packham). Now that you know our faves, tell us yours by making your own Top 5 with InStyle.com’s A-list tool. Visit instyle.com/instyle/a-list and pick your top looks, then share your picks with your fashion-savvy friends on Facebook and Twitter. Head to the A-list maker right now to get started.
Well, that was fun! For the past six days, several of InStyle’s editors headed up north for the Toronto International Film Festival. While there, we set up a pop-up portrait studio inside the luxurious Windsor Arms Hotel so the casts of the buzziest films could swing by and get their picture taken by seasoned photographer Henny Garfunkel (click here to see some of the portraits and check out the November issue for the full portfolio). We also kept the stars busy during their hustle-and-bustle, with options to get touch-ups by Dior Beauty, browse diamond pieces by Forevermark, learn about the charity initiative water.org and test out the newest technology in Google Glass. Yet, some of the most memorable moments happened when we were all just chatting with the more than 30 casts who came by, swapping festival survival stories and reminiscing about life since their filming wrapped.
A catch-up session that was especially smile-inducing was with the cast of August: Osage County. The on-screen family included Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Julianne Nicholson and Dermot Mulroney. (Sadly, the mother hen of the movie Meryl Streep was feeling under the weather and didn’t attend TIFF). They all swooped in at once and permeated such a warm family vibe, it covered every inch of the tiny room. “You would not expect it to be the case, but everybody is so lovely and funny and it was that way immediately,” explained Nicholson of her on-screen blood relatives, including Roberts and Lewis who play her sisters. “I feel so lucky to be a part of making this piece. I love that it’s about grown-ups. I’m not 21 anymore, and it feels exciting to see a movie about people that have their lives on their faces. That feels alive and daring.” Garfunkel didn’t have to ask twice for them to get closer for the shot you see above. After hugging in front of the camera, Lewis (in Zac Posen) turned to us and said, “When we were all cast, I went, ‘I believe this!’” We did, too.
Click see more behind-the-scenes photos shot by InStyle.com’s Alex Reside from inside InStyle’s TIFF pop-up portrait studio and get more dish about the festival’s biggest stars.
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The red carpets at the Toronto International Film Festival are becoming an important place to make a fashion impression. Many of the biggest labels in the world clamor to dress the festival’s biggest stars, which is why we spotted looks by Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs, Marchesa, Prada and more during the first few days of the fest. One of the people masterminding the major moments is stylist Elizabeth Stewart. She is in Toronto helping three of her clients create memorable looks — The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby star Jessica Chastain (shown in Atelier Versace), Gravity star Sandra Bullock and August: Osage County star Julia Roberts. Stewart traveled with Roberts all day Sunday as the actress chatted with press, including a stop at InStyle, which is when we learned about the stylist’s busy TIFF schedule. For her, it’s all about surprising fashion fans. “For Sandra, we were going to go with something different, more gown-like,” Stewart said of the Narciso Rodriguez premiere look (shown above). “But we went with this and it worked.” She’s taking a similar approach to Roberts, choosing comfortable styles that aren’t too Plain Jane. “She’s wearing red, and it’s going to surprise you,” she said of the Dolce & Gabbana look Roberts wore to premiere her film. “It’s not her usual color.” Good thing these movies are getting knockout reviews — that means more opportunities for knockouts on the red carpet.
Click through the gallery to see all the fabulous premiere looks from Toronto.
Happy Birthday, Julia Roberts! America’s Sweetheart turns 45 today. With her megawatt smile and ageless skin, the actress is still an extremely Pretty Woman. To celebrate her the big day, take a walk down memory lane with the star’s best style moments—from her sweet and southern style in Steel Magnolias to her knockout gown at this year’s Oscars. Click through the gallery to see all of her amazing looks.