Now that Hart of Dixie has officially returned from its winter hiatus, it’s back to obsessing over Zoe Hart’s (Rachel Bilson) wardrobe! On last week’s episode, “Something to Talk About,” while Bluebell’s most stylish doctor managed to slither her way into Wade Kinsella’s (Wilson Bethel) budding relationship with her cousin Vivian, Hart managed to keep her look edgy with a pair of crystal-encrusted snake earrings. What’s even cooler? You can snag yourself a pair for just $24! The earrings are available online at Shop Design Spark and myjewelcandy.com.
In honor of the holiday season, InStyle scoured the ranks of all your favorite stars (Ashley Madekwe, Rachel Bilson, and more!) in search of the most touching acts of kindness, and their answers will make even the Grinchiest Grinches smile. Solange Knowles likes to keep it simple: “I like to take the time out to compliment someone everyday, to smile and to open the door,” Knowles told InStyle.com. “People really take a moment to appreciate it, which feels good.” Be inspired to do something nice by clicking through the gallery to read more celebrity-inspired sweetness!
Hart of Dixie returns on Monday with an all-new episode, and we’ve got the first look at what Rachel Bilson and the rest of the cast will be wearing on the show, courtesy of costume designer Meredith Markworth-Pollack. During Monday’s episode, “Take this Job and Shove It,” Bilson mixes separates for a perfectly coordinated ensemble. Here she pairs a patterned Helmut Lang blouse with a pleated black skirt by Alice + Olivia, and black and gray Mary Jane Prada heels. Mackworth-Pollack finishes off her look with an Alexander Wang purse, a House of Harlow bracelet, and earrings by Lionette. Love the shoes? Shop them for $740 at bluefly.com. Click the photo to see more of what the cast will be wearing that night, and be sure to tune into Hart of Dixie Monday at 8/7c on The CW.
Hart of Dixie returns next Monday with an all-new show, and we’re already gearing up for the show’s second episode of the season with a first look at what Rachel Bilson and the rest of the cast will be wearing, courtesy of costume designer Meredith Mackworth-Pollack. For Monday’s episode, “Friends in Low Places,” Bilson goes for a simple yet sophisticated look. Here she pairs a graphic Madewell sleeveless blouse with a simple black skirt, also from Madewell, and a gold geometric pendant by Nashelle. Mackworth-Pollack finishes off her look with a Carven purse and Marni heels. Love the ensemble? Snag the skirt for $75 at madewell.com and the necklace for $85 at maxandchloe.com. Click the photo to see more of what the cast will be wearing that night, and be sure to tune into Hart of Dixie Monday at 8/7c on The CW.
It’s time to pick your Fashion A-List! These five glamorous looks topped InStyle‘s Look of the Day section this week and scored spots in our Fashion A-List. Our top picks include: Katy Perry (in Tadashi Shoji), Rachel Bilson (in 3.1 Phillip Lim), Amanda Seyfried (in Givenchy), Kate Hudson (in Balmain), and Diane Kruger (in Mary Katrantzou). Now that you know our faves, tell us yours by making your own Top 5 with InStyle.com’s A-list tool. Visit instyle.com/instyle/a-list and pick your top looks, then share your picks with your fashion-savvy friends on Facebook and Twitter. Head to the A-list maker right now to get started.
Rachel Bilson hit the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of The To-Do List wearing a braided half-up style, but we think the look works just as well for more casual affairs. Plus, unlike a sleek blowout, this style looks even better once summer’s humid elements come into play. “Rachel’s dress was very polished, so I wanted her hair to look undone with an edge,” said her hairstylist Davy Newkirk. To bring out the star’s natural wave, Newkirk applied the Davines Volume Boosting Mousse ($26; davines.com for locations) before blowing out her strands with a boar bristle brush. He added extra movement by loosely wrapping sections around a curling iron, then misted on Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray ($25; bumbleandbumble.com) to impart a lived-in finish. Once a precise center part was formed, he twisted the top sections on either side of Bilson’s head into two separate plaits. “I braided them, coming together in the center, then pinned the braids under the back section of hair,” he said. “Finally, I pulled the side sections of hair back, and secured them underneath to give the illusion of a ponytail.” A veil of Oribe Superfine Hairspray ($29; oribe.com) kept the style in place all night.
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We first fell in love with Aubrey Plaza as the deadpanning apathetic April Ludgate to Amy Poehler’s chirpy Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation, but with her new starring role in The To Do List, she’s getting a little more glam than you’ve ever seen her in Pawnee. The film takes place in 1993 — so keep an eye out for scrunchies, skorts and shoulder pads — and Plaza stars as Brandy Klark, the valedictorian and virgin of her Boise, Idaho high school who resolves to experience as much as she can before she leaves for college by completing items on her raunchy To Do List (ahem, hickies are the tamest thing on it). With her sister Amber helping her out — the fabulous Rachel Bilson — Plaza’s type-A Klark sets out to check off the items. Along the way, she meets local musician and lifeguard Rusty Waters, played by Scott Porter, who had to give his hair the ‘90s treatment for the film. Luckily, it wasn’t permanent. “I was thrilled I was going to have the wig in the movie because I was so frightened of all these great comedic actors and the wig just helped me out,” Porter told reporters at the Los Angeles premiere. Click here to watch the trailer — it’s in theaters nationwide starting Friday, July 26.
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We have a serious style crush on Rachel Bilson so we were thrilled to go behind-the-scenes with her and her makeup artist Amy Nadine to prep for the premiere of her new movie, The To Do List. Of her beauty inspiration Nadine told InStyle.com exclusively, “Because Rachel’s Oscar de la Renta dress was so feminine and sweet, we wanted to edge up the look a little bit, like a punk butterfly.” To create her perfect pink pout, Nadine first applied Tarte’s LipSurgence Lip Tint (Bilson’s personal favorite) in the bold pink Amused ($34; tartecosmetics.com), but once she threw on her dress, they decided to blot down the color and apply the light pink LipSurgence™ Matte Lip Tint in Lucky ($34; tartecosmetics.com) on top. Click the photo for more behind-the-scenes shots and all the details on how to get her look!