If you’re in “New Year, New You” mode, let us help with the resolution-making! Click through the gallery to read 20 fresh ways to wow in 2013. For example: Dare yourself to try a masculine-meets-feminine look like Alexa Chung or go for edgy-cool like Nicole Richie. You can do anything, it’s a fresh start!
Some of Hollywood’s hottest moms came together for the first annual Baby2Baby Gala in Los Angeles this weekend, including Jessica Alba (in Valentino), Modern Family star Julie Bowen (in Naeem Khan), Nicole Richie (in Lorena Sarbu), Rachel Zoe (in Rachel Zoe), and Busy Philipps (in vintage from Decades). “I’m so proud to be part of the work that Baby2Baby is doing,” said Richie, a board member for the non-profit, which was founded by her pals Norah Weinstein and Kelly Sawyer Patricof with the mission to supply families in need with clothing and other necessities for children. The event included both silent and live auctions as well as 299 cased diamond necklaces used as décor. Alba also received the first-ever Baby2Baby Giving Tree Award for her ongoing support of the organization and dedication to families in need in Los Angeles. “I didn’t think twice about joining Baby2Baby,” Alba said during her acceptance speech. “So many kids are going to have a better chance of becoming what they could be because of you guys.” Click through the gallery to see more party photos from this week’s biggest events.
— Kwala Mandel
We love shopping for a cause, and QVC is giving us a good reason to tonight with its FFANY Shoes on Sale special. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST, many of the shoes on qvc.com and on TV will be available for half the manufacturer’s price, with net proceeds benefiting breast cancer research and education, thanks to a special partnership the retailer has with the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation (FFANY). On Monday, Nicole Richie, Kristin Cavallari, and Katrina Bowden got a sneak peek at the shoe sale at the 19th Annual FFANY Shoes on Sale gala in New York City, where Richie’s House of Harlow shoes were snatched up quickly by guests. “I’m so excited people are supporting my dream and supporting my work,” she told InStyle.com. “To be a part of this great cause, I felt it was really important.” Tune in, and happy shoe shopping!
Plus, see more shoes stars love.
Eek! It’s the weekend and your tired tresses are in need of a serious refresh. No worries! We’ve compiled hundreds of celebrity hairstyles in our Hollywood Makeover Tool that are perfect for a Saturday night out. Simply upload your photo to try out our favorite—then get your friends’ opinions by sharing each look on Facebook and Twitter. For classic coifs that are easy to recreate, we suggest Gwyneth Paltrow‘s super-straight strands or Ashley Greene‘s cinnamon-highlighted curls. If you’re looking for something a little edgier, experiment with Nicole Richie‘s braided topknot or Lea Michele‘s girly fishtail plait. We even have a braiding guide for beginners. No excuses, grab your hair weapon of choice and get grooming!
Nicole Richie turns 31 today! From reality star (first, on The Simple Life with then BFF Paris Hilton, and now, as a judge on Fashion Star) to fragrance creator to clothing designer (House of Harlow 1960, Winter Kate, an Impulse collection for Macy’s, and a QVC offering)—Nicole truly can do it all. On her ability to juggle multiple fashion lines, Richie told InStyle.com: “When I’m creating, I don’t try to focus too much on the differences [between the collections]. You’ll see that they’re all still very much me and my aesthetic.” And we couldn’t be happier about that. So, in honor of the multi-hyphenate’s birthday, we rounded up our 10 favorite Nicole Richie endeavors!
10 Reasons We’re Obsessed With Nicole Richie
• We Want Everything from Her Macy’s Impulse Line
• Her Eponymous New Fragrance Is Southern-Inspired
• She Dictates Her Own Personal Style: We Love That!
• She and Daughter Harlow Sport Adorable Top Knots
• She Doesn’t Just Design Clothes—She Models Them
• Her InStyle Pinterest Board Is Awesome. (That’s All.)
• She Loves Drugstore Beauty Products Just Like Us!
• She Looks Equally Amazing with Dark and Light Hair
• She Somehow Found Time to Design a Jewelry Line
• She’s Super-Committed to Headpieces. So, Hat’s Off!
Although we’ll always love polished ballerina buns, sky-high spooled top knots are totally on trend this season. Kim Kardashian and Nicole Richie both turned heads this week when they stepped out sporting the hair-raising ‘do. To get the look, sweep hair into a high pony at the top of your head and tie with a clear elastic. Twist upward and begin pinning. Add shine drops if you’re looking for a super-sleek crown. Depending on how textured you want your bun, celebrity stylist Mitch Stone suggests adding a braid for a more glamorous look. “If you’re looking for some punch, add extensions to build the ‘do higher,” he says. Check out the gallery to see our favorite celebrity top knots!
After revealing back in July that supermodel Elle Macpherson would not return to host Season 2 of NBC’s reality design show Fashion Star, the network has announced Louise Roe as The Body’s replacement. The British television host is best known as the face of BBC’s The Clothes Show as well as for her appearances on E!’s Fashion Police and MTV’s The City. Macpherson will stay on as executive producer and told Deadline she is excited to welcome Louise to the cast: “I’m really excited by our choice of Louise as host for the second season,” she said. “I think her presence will energize and surprise.” Louise will guide budding designers and their mentors—Jessica Simpson, John Varvatos, and Nicole Richie—as they compete for the chance to sell their clothes to buyers from mega-retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy’s. It should be an exciting season!
Plus, see the first season’s winning looks!
We’ve been counting down the days ’til the online release of Nicole Richie’s Impulse line at Macy’s, and the wait is over! You can now go to macys.com to shop her bohemia-inspired collection of feather-print blouses, maxi dresses, and (our personal favorite) the faux-fur motorcycle jacket. “All inspiration for me starts with music,” Richie told InStyle.com. “And there are many different kinds of music that I love. I love classic rock, I love hip hop, I love rap.” Tell us in the comments: Can you see Richie’s musical influences in the collection? And what are your favorite pieces?
Plus, see all 25 pieces in the collection!