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!
Michelle Obama wore Jason Wu (once again) for last night’s State of the Union address—but this time with a twist. The burgundy and black leather dress is a modified version of a cocktail look from the designer’s pre-fall 2013 collection. The designer converted the black leather spaghetti straps in his original into a full-coverage boat neck that still allowed the First Lady to display her infamously sculpted arms, along with a repeat Alexis Bittar floral brooch. “To have maximum effect at a big occasion doesn’t necessary mean having to wear a loud and overly embellished dress,” Wu once told InStyle.com. “Sometimes less is more.” This dress is a prime example of his vision. So, do you like her custom look?
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Every season, InStyle Fashion Director Cindy Weber Cleary picks out her favorite Fashion Week looks, and for the fall 2013 shows, this pleated white dress with leather detail from Jason Wu was the first to really catch her eye. “Jason Wu has really hit his stride,” says Weber Cleary. “Following his second inaugural coup, he showed his strongest collection yet. This beauty managed to be both ladylike and cool with feminine white pleats offset by black leather insets. Gorgeous!” Check back every day to see more of Cindy’s favorites.
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Jason Wu called his fall 2013 collection “Extreme Femininity,” and for good reason—each of the 43 looks that walked the reflective silver runway featured nipped-in, waist-defining silhouettes that celebrated the female form. The sleek black, white, and gray color palette was punctuated by shots of red (similar to the memorable hue of the First Lady’s Inaugural Ball gown), as well as a scene-stealing violet peplum gown that closed the show. See our favorite looks from the show in the gallery!
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Following in the footsteps of Alber Ebaz and Chris Benz, Jason Wu is teaming up with Lancôme to create a line of beauty products. ”What was so intriguing about partnering with Lancôme, beyond the quality and luxury of their products, is the notion that the brand doesn’t impose a model of beauty but rather invites women to embrace themselves,” Wu said in a statement. And the designer, who recently dressed First Lady Michelle Obama for the Presidential Inauguration, understands this beauty philosophy well. “This is the embodiment of a truly sexy, modern and confident woman,” he continued. “Much like the women I design for.” The beauty line will arrive in stores in September.
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Our favorite looks this week—plucked from our Look of the Day section—happened to represent two of spring’s biggest trends: black and white, and shades of red. Jennifer Lopez was white hot in Lanvin, Miranda Kerr stepped out with a leather Givenchy tote and buckled Barbara Bui booties, Michelle Obama took the Inaugural Ball stage in red Jason Wu, Diane Kruger wore Chanel to the label’s haute couture show, and Rose Byrne wore a draped Balenciaga dress in her namesake color. So who do you think dressed best? Vote in the poll below! More
While her husband was being sworn in as President of the United States yesterday during his inauguration, Michelle Obama had the world wondering: what designer would she choose for the Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball? When she hit the dance floor last night in Washington, D.C., her choice was clear: following her 2009 stunner, she once again went with American designer Jason Wu. This year’s gown, in ruby chiffon and velvet, stands in contrast to the ivory one she wore to the same event in 2009. Wu was clearly over the moon to see the First Lady wearing his design again: as soon as she stepped out in red, he tweeted, “#InShock!” The designer also visited NBC’s Today show this morning, where he explained that he and his team “were glued to the screen” to see which design Mrs. Obama would choose. “I wanted to really represent her with the best of my ability,” he added. So tell us: which gown do you like better? Vote below!
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Although he officially took the Oath of Office as the 45th President of the United States in a private ceremony yesterday, President Barack Obama’s public inauguration will take place today in Washington, D.C. Tune in to ABC, CBS, NBC, or CNN at any time today to catch the action—they are all doing all-day coverage—or you can stream the live video at Yahoo! or CNN.com. Plus, there’s plenty of other fun things to look forward to: Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Usher, and Alicia Keys are all on deck as performers, either during the ceremony or the inaugural balls that follow. And, of course, the important question on our minds: what will First Lady Michelle Obama wear to follow her 2009 Jason Wu dress? Click below to see 5 things you should know about the day’s events! More