One of our favorite funny girls, Lena Dunham, is set to host Saturday Night Live for the first time tonight! While rehearsing for her upcoming gig, Dunham shared this photo on Instagram from the studio alongside SNL cast members Aidy Bryant, Sasheer Zamata, and Vanessa Bayer. ”Girl pile in Studio 8H,” the star captioned the image of the smiling ladies. The Girls creator is a self-proclaimed SNL superfan, and it seems like she can’t wait to host the show. ”Thank you for the SNL love. Dream come true,” Dunham tweeted of her hosting debut. Be sure to tune in tonight March 8 at 11:30 p.m. EST on NBC to watch the show—if the series of promos are any indication, you won’t want to miss it! Want more Lena Dunham? Go inside the Girls season three premiere party in our gallery!
Petite and blue-hued Williamsburg shop Catbird has been selling sweetly modern jewelry from emerging talent like Satomi Kawakita and Lauren Wolf for nearly a decade. The shop, which is named after an actual bird species whose chirp sounds like a cat, has become a mecca of sorts for its inventory of gold thick and thin, hammered and twisted, stackable or solo knuckle rings (Lena Dunham, Zoe Kravitz, Chanel Iman are all fans.) Also popular are the store’s cat goods, including vermeil cat studs and gold rings with cats outlined in the design.
The feline pieces became so popular that last year owner Rony Vardi created a separate spot on the store’s web site just to highlight them. “We are constantly inspired by our feline companions and their easy yet mysterious and sexy ways,” says Vardi, who is currently between cats but had a Maine Coon Cat named Louis who she says was fluffy and mean. The site’s vertical, the Cat Pack, houses a curated selection of the kitty jewelry plus their top selling Cat Eye Mask and lots of feline-themed cards. Some of the more covetable pieces include the Lovecat rings as well as the Kitten Mitten, a delicate finger-to-wrist chain that Alexa Chung received as a birthday pressie from her publicist. We can’t wait to get our paws on one too!
Want more cat nip? Check out our celebrity pet gallery for more purr-fect pics.
Following the girls from HBO’s Girls as they stumble through life’s trials and tribulations is entertaining for sure, but it’s not just the plot points that have caught our attention—it’s the beauty, too, namely their hairstyles. Ever since Shoshanna debuted the now-famous donut-bun (styled by Vanessa Heshima Sims) last season, the girls’ updos have come to mean so much more than just “hair,” reflecting and defining their personality. Just like the characters’ story arc, their hairstyles have evolved as well.
Enter the woman behind the girls’ hair evolution: Sherry Heart. “In the beginning, we got notes from HBO to make the hairstyles worse, messier,” she tells InStyle.com exclusively. “We want the characters to seem very real and we stick with what the characters can actually do themselves—almost make it look bad, like it’s clear she did this herself and she’s not very good at it.” And to make that authenticity really stick, Heart, who is based in Brooklyn, looks to the streets for inspiration, re-interpreting the ‘dos she sees on the show. “Girls is loved by so many people—people who are turning to it for style cues,” she says. “So, when I started doing braids on show, I started seeing a lot of braids on the street, and I didn’t know if it was because of Girls or if it was the trend I saw—I didn’t know which came first.”
But the show’s trademark unkempt tresses might be a thing of the past as the characters develop and mature. Heart confirms there are nicer, more stylized ‘dos in season 3. Read on for an inside scoop of what you can expect to see with a break down of each girl’s look:
What’s the best way to get ready for an all-new episode of Girls? By adding emojis inspired by the show to your photos, of course. The app Instamoji has partnered with the hit HBO show so that you can doctor your photos with iconic Girls imagery. From Shoshanna’s standout topknot, modeled by Lena Dunham’s grandmother Dorothy (pictured), to Hannah’s infamous highlighter yellow mesh tank, to the peace sign snuggie that Shosh wore in the first season, there are almost too many good ones to choose from. But that’s not all! More are still coming — with each new episode the app releases an emoji based off that storyline. So far they’ve added Jessa’s “Females Only” sign, Shoshanna’s rocking chair, and Hannah’s Birthday B*** trucker hat—what will be next? We’ll have to watch and check the app to find out! Want to try out Instamoji? Download the app for free here.
We Played Stylist! Here’s How We Would Dress Kerry Washington, Amy Adams and Lena Dunham for the Golden GlobesJan 10, 2014 @ 4:01 pm
At the moment, it seems as though nothing will quell our excitement for the Golden Globes. In anticipation of finding out who will be wearing who down the red carpet, we played stylist and narrowed down our favorite gowns for three leading ladies: Kerry Washington, Amy Adams and Lena Dunham. Read on to see our winning picks for each nominee:
What she wore at last year’s Golden Globes: A sheer beaded Miu Miu
What we can see her in this year: This tiered Marchesa creation (middle). Her style is a complex blend that manages to fuse a fierce, fashion-forward attitude with sweet, soft styles. And thanks to her history with the brand, we know a Marchesa gown wouldn’t be out of the ordinary.
What we’d love to see her try: A sleek burgundy J. Mendel gown (right). Even though the color is infinitely richer and bolder than what Washington typically favors on the red carpet, the gown’s off-shoulder straps and intricate bodice hold a daring-yet-romantic aesthetic.
What she wore at last year’s Golden Globes: A mermaid Marchesa design
What we can see her in this year: An embellished baby-blue Badgley Mischka (middle). The softness and opulence are both in line with what she wore last year, plus the deep sexy neckline is a perfect fit after all the plunging silhouettes from her role in American Hustle!
What we’d love to see her try: This Chanel Couture stunner (right). The mermaid silhouette is one she’s familiar with, but we dare her to inject some edge with a gown that fearlessly mixes texture and metals, complete with the severe pulled back ‘do.
What she wore at last year’s Golden Globes: A plum off-the-shoulder Zac Posen gown
What we can see her in this year: This Valentino Couture gown (middle). Judging from Dunham’s history on the red carpet, we’ve discovered that she gravitates toward dresses that 1) are in jeweled tones, 2) boast bold prints, and 3) flares out at the waist. The gown we’ve chosen for her embodies all three.
What we’d love to see her try: A Marc Jacobs design (right). The uncensored actress is famous for venturing out into unknown territory (in life, in Girls and even in fashion), so this out-there sheer Victorian-inspired gown is right up her alley.
Let’s kick off the year with a little girl power, shall we? That’s what HBO set out to do last night, when the network premiered Girls to hundreds of loyal fans at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater and Allen Room (the network premiere is January 12). Wherever you turned, you ran into a star Girls fan—we bumped into Seth Meyers and Lauren Bush Lauren riding the escalator, shared an elevator with Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet and spotted New Girl‘s Max Greenfield and Tyra Banks smizing from across the lobby. But not one person in the huge crowd could steal the spotlight away from the night’s glowing stars—the four Girls themselves, Lena Dunham (in Rochas), Jemima Kirke (in Geminola), Allison Williams (in Dior), and Zosia Mamet (in Saint Laurent). ”We have the best cast in the entire world,” Dunham told the crowd before screening episodes one, two and seven. “They’re hot, they’re funky, they’re keeping it real.”
Keeping it real is how the party went down, too. A full replica of a New York City subway took over the lobby, complete with a tile Girls logo marking the stop. Inside the car was a map pointing to Hannah-approved places, like The Horvaths’ Hotel Room, Hannah’s OCD Attack, and Ray’s Coffee Shop. Large beams showed off the very quotable and soon-to-be-viral sayings from the show (“It’s really liberating to say no to the s*** you hate”). Upstairs featured manicure stations, a photo booth, and makeovers. And in the grand ballroom, the cast laughed and clinked their celebratory glasses overlooking Columbus Circle, with Jemima Kirke grooving in a ethereal white gown, a one-of-a-kind piece her mother designed for her label Geminola. It was a far way from when we last saw the crew partying in a warehouse party in Brooklyn, but this was real, and a lot more fun.
To go inside the premiere party, look through our gallery.
Now that the The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the 71st Golden Globe Awards nominations, award season is officially underway as the actors begin their journey towards a hopeful gold statuette on January 12th. Of the many nominations, stars including—Zooey Deschanel, Kerry Washington, and Lena Dunham— have already taken to Twitter to express their gratitude, while nominees Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto (both received a nod for Best Actor and Supporting Actor for Dallas Buyers Club) spoke out about their nominations. “I’m excited and honored that the HFPA has recognized my performance in Dallas Buyers Club. Ron Woodroof was a revolutionary for the human spirit, and I was blessed to tell his story,” McConaughy said in a statement. Leto added, “I’m blown away by this Golden Globe Award nomination and so thankful to the incredible filmmakers for inviting me to help bring a fascinating story to the screen. This has been an unforgettable experience and I’m so very grateful to you all.” Scroll down to see what the rest of the nominees and their friends had to say!
In case you missed it, the 65th Annual Primetime Emmys aired last night, and Instagram was abuzz all day with celebrities posting their favorite behind-the-scenes moments. The fun started early with the stars sharing photos as they got ready and continued straight through the night both during the show and at the after-parties. Heidi Klum, Lena Dunham, and Julianne Hough all contributed to the Emmys Instagram frenzy — and they weren’t the the only ones! Relive some of the night’s best moments through the lenses of Hollywood’s smartphones by clicking through the gallery now.