Prabal Gurung is known for dressing the First Lady, the Duchess of Cambridge, and countless celebrities, but his shows spark trends in beauty as well as fashion. He invited InStyle to his buzzing studio just 48 hours before the show to give us a behind-the-scenes look at his makeup test with lead makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury, who used MAC cosmetics. Of course, we were thrilled to hear all about Gurung’s inspiration and the creative process behind the final product. When asked about conceptualizing the beauty look Gurung says, “For me, the starting point has always been the woman and this season it’s very much about celebrating the femininity with just enough bite. The whole theme of the collection is preserving the elegant woman who’s become more of an endangered species now, which means not only preserving but celebrating what a woman means – the curves, the décolletage, everything about her.” The show opened with the models literally preserved in a plastic box, coming out onto the runway out one by one. The centerpiece of beauty look is the lip, which Tilbury calls “fluoro-pastel,” which she created using Mac Lip Mixes ($15; maccosmetics.com). Tilbury told us the face is inspired by “a kind of mannequin, untouchable feeling of these women. They’re almost so precious they’ve got to kind of be incarcerated into this glass box, and can only come out when taken.” Click the photo get an exclusive look at all of the details, straight from Prabal Gurung and his glam squad!
First Lady Michelle Obama definitely knows how to stand out in a row of presidents! Attending the ’Let Freedom Ring’ event honoring the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, the First Lady stunned in a black flared frock with red scarlet flower detailing by Tracy Reese. As one of her go-to designers, Obama has worn a few of Reese designs—who could forget her silver and red frock from the Democratic National Convention? “I think Michelle Obama is a very inspiring woman and the opportunity to dress her has always been an honor for us,” the designer told InStyle.com last year. “She’s not dictated to by fashion or even her situation. She’s really been a modern First Lady in that she makes her own choices.” Not to mention a fashion icon! Love Obama’s black and floral look? You can shop the dress for $498 at tracyreese.com.
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We can’t help but hang on Michelle Obama‘s every style move—and this is a big one. The FLOTUS just got sun-kissed ombre highlights. When she first cut her blunt fringe in January it became the style that launched a thousand bangs. Now that they’re grown out into a sideswept bob, we’re loving the copper tips. And they make us feel like summer isn’t over just yet. So, do you like the look? Tell us by voting in our poll below.
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We might not live like a celebrity, but we can see what it’s like thanks to stars posting the highlights of their lifestyles on Instagram. This weekend, Tory Burch posted her delicious dinner, Shay Mitchell ‘grammed her sweet treat, Michelle Obama posed with Serena Williams, and more. Click to see more double tap-worthy celebrity Instagrams we loved from this weekend.
Looks like Bo Obama now has a little sister! Yesterday, the White House announced that the Obamas have added a member to the First Family, their new dog Sunny. Just like Bo, Sunny is also a Portugese Water Dog — a favorite of the family as the breed doesn’t trigger their allergies — and was born last June in Michigan. An adorable video of Sunny playing with her brother on the White House lawn was posted on the White House’s official YouTube, and the new girl also received a warm Internet welcome from the First Lady. ”So happy to introduce the newest member of the Obama family — our puppy, Sunny!” Michelle Obama wrote on Twitter. The Obama family also made a donation to the Washington Humane Society in Sunny’s honor, and we’re excited to see more of her in the official appearances to come. Click the photo to take a closer look at Sunny, and to see more celebrity pets!
Happy Canada Day! Our neighbor to the North celebrates their 146th birthday today, so to honor the momentous occasion, we’re taking a look at Jason Wu‘s best celebrity moments. Wu was born in Taipei, Taiwan, but called the great city of Vancouver home long before First Lady Michelle Obama wore his white silk chiffon gown at the 2009 Inaugural Ball. And the accomplishments have been rolling in ever since! Among his many honors, Wu has been awarded the Fashion Group International Rising Star for Women’s Ready-to-Wear, the Swarovski Award for Women’s Wear, and counts Diane Kruger and Zoe Saldana among his celebrity fans. Kick Canada Day off on a stylish note, and click through our gallery to see more celebrities wearing Jason Wu!
Celebrities returned to campuses across the country this graduation season to receive honorary achievements (Lena Dunham), Master’s degrees (Eva Longoria), and offer words of wisdom as commencement speakers (Michelle Obama and Kerry Washington). Click through the gallery to see more stars who raised their caps to grads.
First Lady Michelle Obama signed copies of her book American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America in Washington, D.C. yesterday wearing Tory Burch‘s ”MaryGrace” top, a style that features floral embellishments around the neckline. We’re loving her deep navy color, but if you’re looking for something lighter, it’s also available in a pastel lemon. Scoop up the piece for $350 at toryburch.com, and shop her book for $30 at amazon.com.
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