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.
See Michelle’s transformation!
Celebrities have been keeping salons busy this year by making serious changes to their trademark styles. Michelle Obama kicked off the new year (and her birthday!) by adding brow-skimming bangs to her look, and was followed by Rihanna‘s shorn side-cut, Reese Witherspoon‘s brunette hue, and most recently, Jennifer Lawrence‘s dramatic chop. With all the ‘dos taking the red carpet, we’re more inspired than ever to change up our styles as well. That’s why we put together a list of every celebrity hair makeover that we loved in 2013—so far! Click the photo to take a before and after look at each style, then head over to our Hollywood Makeover Tool to preview them on yourself before booking a salon appointment.
Michelle Obama might be bidding her bangs goodbye! The First Lady kicked off the new year by adding fringe to her trademark bob, but now, she’s working on growing them out. “The bangs are a day-by-day proposition,” she told ET. “They’re starting to grow out, getting a little irritating, but it’s okay!” We’re fans of Obama’s current side-swept look, but we can certainly sympathize with that awkward in-between phase. That’s why asked hair pros Heath Grout and Harry Josh for their bang-maintenance tips. Read their thoughts below!
IF YOU WANT TO GROW YOUR BANGS
“Growing out your bangs takes patience!” said TIGI’s U.S. Creative Director Heath Grout, who recommends starting with a side-swept style like Obama’s. “Remember, you must blow-dry the root in the direction you want your bangs to go,” he added. “After a couple of months, go to your stylist to trim your bangs using a deep parallel point technique. This will encourage the fringe to sweep out of the way as it grows longer and heavier.”
IF YOU WANT TO TRIM YOUR BANGS
Many salons offer complimentary bang trims, but if you’re taking matters into your own hands, start by blow-drying your fringe completely straight with a paddle brush. “You need to see the direction of the strands, from root to brow,” said Rose Byrne‘s mane man Harry Josh. Then, comb your bangs straight down, divide in half, and work with one portion at a time. Snip upward into the tips until they’re wispy. “Pecking at the ends first is easier than cutting straight across,” he added. Once the tips are thinned out, you can taper them into a straight line until you reach your desired length.
Plus, find the perfect fringe for your face shape in the gallery.
Talk about fringe benefits! While stars like Taylor Swift and Zooey Deschanel have made heavy bangs a part of their signature hairstyles, Michelle Obama and Kim Kardashian have hopped on the trend, too, by incorporating the brow-skimming addition to each of their ‘dos. Their trick: Unexpected frizz is the sworn enemy of layered bangs, so to lock out the elements, apply an anti-frizz cream onto damp strands, then blow-dry using a round brush to work the product into hair. Plus, if you haven’t tried the look yet but are considering it, we have even more celebrity bangs in our Hollywood Makeover Tool, so you can see yourself in bangs before heading to the salon. Get celebrity bang inspiration by clicking through our gallery now.
From the beginning of the night to the end, the stars who attended the 85th Annual Academy Awards (or just watched from afar) took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Hollywood’s biggest night! Relive some of the best moments you may have missed on your feed by checking out our list of the ten most memorable Tweets from the Oscars. Click through the gallery to see our favorite updates, including Ben Affleck‘s heartfelt thank you, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s adorable photos of his date (Lincoln co-star Sally Field) helping him tie his bow tie on the way to the ceremony, Quvenzhané Wallis and Samuel L. Jackson’s photo op, and surprise Best Picture presenter Michelle Obama‘s congratulatory message to Argo.