It’s holiday party time! If you’ve decided on a festive lace frock, we have the beauty look for you—steer away from defined eyeliner and bold lips, and instead play up your romantic lace ensemble with softer makeup. Get inspired by Keira Knightley’s light pink lip and smudged smoky eye , and you’ll be party perfect in no time. Click through the gallery below to see more celebrity beauty looks that will complement all of your festive fashion choices.
Our Look of the Day top picks this week were all about nudes, black and white (or both!), and green! Taylor Swift arrived for MTV’s Europe Music Awards in an embroidered silk chiffon gown from J. Mendel, Kristen Stewart hit the Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Los Angeles premiere wearing a sheer corseted Zuhair Murad dress, Emma Stone lit up the CFDA Fashion Fund Awards with her jewel-tone Burberry look, Keira Knightley premiered Anna Karenina in a gorgeous embroidered Erdem design, and Jennifer Aniston honored Ben Stiller while wearing a strapless Valentino number. Which one is your favorite? Tell us by voting in the poll below!
After much ado about something, Joe Wright’s theatrical recreation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic Russian novel, Anna Karenina, opens in theaters nationwide today. Keira Knightley stars as the titular character, who descends from the heights of aristocratic society to the depths of madness after one lust-fueled decision changes her life—and she does it all while looking incredible in post-war-inspired 19th-century looks created by Oscar-nominated costume designer Jacqueline Durran. InStyle.com got the scoop on the cinematic creations. Click through the gallery to get all the costume details straight from Durran!
At a recent advanced screening of Anna Karenina—the film opens in theaters nationwide tomorrow, November 16—there was one thing we immediately noticed about the beautiful Jacqueline Durran-designed costumes: Star Keira Knightley wears mirror-image dresses from the beginning of the film to the end—in other words, the same structures, but in different colors. Durran told InStyle.com that she used this device to illustrate how the titular character moves from the heights of society to (spoiler alert!) being a complete outcast. “With the ballgown near the beginning of the film, she [Anna Karenina] triumphs in a black dress amidst all the dancers at the ball, who are in pastels. For her to be in black makes sense—she was then contrasted to the society around her,” Durran told InStyle.com. “And when she goes back to the opera at the end, it is almost the exact same dress, but in white, and it’s the opposite thing that’s happening. That’s the high point of her humiliation.” Durran, nominated for two Oscars for her costume work on Atonement and Pride and Prejudice (both starring Knightley), also enjoyed the surprise element of dressing Anna in black first, and then white. “You would imagine her in white first and black second, so the fact that it was reversed—I love that,” she said. Click here to find out where the film is playing near you, and stay tuned to InStyle.com for more costume details from Durran tomorrow!
Plus, see Banana Republic’s Anna Karenina collection!
After announcing its Anna Karenina-inspired capsule collection this summer, Banana Republic has put the goods on shelves (both brick-and-mortar and virtual)! The designs, by Banana’s Creative Director Simon Kneen (inset), have a 1950s feel—even though the film, based on Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, takes place in 1870s Russia—thanks to costume designer Jacqueline Durran’s Dior New Look-inspired ensembles for the film. “You always take something that’s inspiring, and make it modern and relevant,” Kneen told InStyle.com. “We took the simplicity of the 1950s couture shapes—how architectural they were—and worked them back into the 1870s.” The film, starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law, opens in theaters November 16, but to tide you over check out the entire Banana Republic Anna Karenina collection in the gallery below. Clothing ranges in price from $59 to $500, with shoes and accessories retailing for $29 to $225. Then, head over to bananarepublic.com (and select Banana Republic stores) to start shopping!
Joe Wright’s epic remake of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is set to hit theaters in limited release on November 16, but fans eager to see glimpses into the world of the titular character, played by Keira Knightley, can feast their eyes on eight just-released posters. The images—each one representing a different type of love depicted in the classic story— show some of the incredible period costumes, created by Oscar-nominated costume designer Jacqueline Durran. Lucky Londoners will be able to see the costumes when they go on display October 20 at the Victoria & Albert Museum, as part of the Hollywood Costume exhibition. We can’t wait to find out the rest of what the cast will wear in the film—after all, it was good enough to inspire an entire collection at Banana Republic. Click through the gallery to see all the new posters!
Keira Knightley’s bob was this week’s most popular hairstyle try-on in InStyle.com’s Hollywood Makeover Tool, with 8,000 users giving the look a virtual whirl. Haven’t yet seen what you’d look like in the star’s short ‘do? Simply upload your picture to try on the cropped look for an instant makeover—no salon visit necessary! And don’t forget to share your new look with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
While Elie Saab is gearing up for his fashion show in Paris later this month, he seems to already be putting on one at the Toronto International Film Festival. His track record this week is more massive than some labels have all year, with the Lebanese designer dressing some of the biggest names in town. Anna Kendrick chose a onyx lace-sleeve design for the End of Watch premiere; Naomi Watts picked a lavender gown with a plunging neckline for The Impossible premiere; Keira Knightley slipped into a black couture lace gown for her Anna Karenina premiere; and Nina Dobrev of The Perks of Being a Wallflower pulled three looks by Saab, including this red cap-sleeve peplum design for the Argo premiere. “I love this color,” she told InStyle.com of why she picked the look at the Grey Goose-hosted after-party, held at the Soho House. Rachel McAdams of To the Wonder, Jennifer Lawrence of Silver Linings Playbook, and Liana Liberato of Writers also hopped on the Elie Saab bandwagon. This is a fashion show, alright—Toronto style!
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