‘Tis officially the season! After a food-filled Thanksgiving celebrities were ready to deck the halls, and they documented their holiday adventures on Instagram. If seasonal festivities of your own kept you from scrolling through your feed, don’t worry–we rounded up all the best snaps from the weekend. From Heidi Klum and Emmy Rossum’s trips to purchase Christmas trees to Sophia Bush’s festive finished product featuring her adorable pups, see which stars have started to get into the holiday spirit.
It’s a sad fact that the Internet isn’t always a nice place, which is why celebs like Lauren Bush Lauren, Leo DiCaprio and Christy Turlington — plus our other Social Media Awards nominees Sophia Bush and Ian Somerhalder — stand out from the roughly 550 million active Twitter users. These five celebs use their streams for good, mainly tweeting their support for everything from the environment to global maternal health, which is how they wound up nominated in our Best Do-Gooder on Twitter category. Learn more about these social good social media bees, and vote for your favorite before polls close this Sunday, September 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Be sure to tweet the celebs your support using hashtag #InStyleSMAs, and look for the winners to be announced in December on InStyle.com and in that month’s issue!
Sophia Bush is helping schools across the US earn more money for education — and she wants your help! The actress and activist has teamed up with Target for their second annual Give With Target campaign to donate $5 million dollars toward education, and starting today, you can lend a hand by simply voting for the school of your choosing on Facebook. “If we all put our heads together and get our social media following in touch about the education issue, we can make a difference,” Bush told InStyle.com. Target aims to donate $1 billion to schools by the end of 2015, and until September 21st, you can vote once a week for your school to win money. Once a school has reached 25 votes, Give With Target will donate $1 per entry with a maximum amount of $10,000 per school, or until the full $5 million has been allocated. ”It really ensures a lot of schools will be affected, and that each will get a great finance gift that will help to pay for whatever they need,” Bush added. The first school to reach 10,000 votes will also receive a special celebration with a live music performance and a visit by Bush and fellow Give With Target partners like Gabby Douglas, who Bush admitted “I have such a good girl crush on her, I want her to teach me to teach me to do back flip!” To help your school win money for education, visit Target’s Facebook now until September 21st.
Plus, see Sophia Bush’s best looks ever.
Host Sophia Bush went through four outfit changes during last night’s VH1 Do Something Awards, but there was one look that was extra special—this a chartreuse floral cut-out design. The piece was custom-designed by her pal Maria Korovilas, a friend from Bush’s college days at the University of Southern California. “She made this for me for the show, so it was an emotional thing,” the host told InStyle.com. “When we were in college and used to talk about how I someday wanted to be doing this and she someday wanted to be a designer. Now I’m wearing her look to an award show. It’s pretty exciting.” Talk about doing something good! Check out more of Korovilas’ designs at korovilas.com.
Last night’s VH1 Do Something Awards offered proof that good guys (and girls) finish first. “A night like tonight is so powerful and so special because we are talking about people who are taking their good fortune, their passion, or even their hardship in life and turning that outward and affecting the communities around them,” Sophia Bush (in Monique Lhuillier) said on the red carpet before heading inside the Avalon in Hollywood to host the show, which honors do-gooders for their inspiring charity work.
Five celebrities were honored throughout the two-hour show, including Jennifer Hudson, who tearfully accepted an award for her role in creating The Julian D. King Gift Foundation in memory of her late nephew, which fosters stable experiences and provides school supplies to low-income neighborhoods. “I think everybody should take heed and hop in there and try to do more good in the world,” the powerhouse (in Versace) told InStyle.com. Other honorees included Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Tie The Knot), Kelly Osbourne (Race to Erase MS), LL Cool J (Jump & Ball and Chrysalis) and Patrick Dempsey (The Center for Hope & Healing).
In addition to the stars, five finalists under the age of 25 were chosen for their work motivating change. The winner was Daniel Maree, who took home $100,00 to support his organization Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, an organization he founded after the death of Trayvon Martin. Overall, the support for good causes, good deeds and good people created good feelings all night long, something Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon was thrilled to support. “I think we all like to watch performers, but [tonight’s] a chance to be inspired by not just who they are when they are performing, but what actually really matters to them,” the actress said. Click to see more stars who came out for a cause and find out just what “doing something” meant to them.
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From bed to runway to the red carpet, pajamas are seeing daylight more than ever. “There’s something deliciously louche about wearing PJs in public (think: Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner in the ’60s with his silky smoking jacket),” Fashion Director Cindy Weber Cleary says in the August issue of InStyle (on newsstands now). We’ve taken her tips and style inspiration from the stars to show how you can venture out in sleepwear—and pull it off. Click through to see silky and lush pajama pieces that are too lovely to be worn only at night. Flip to page 120 of the August issue — or download it on your tablet – to learn more.
The color of the night at the launch party for FEED USA and Target’s collaboration was red, but instead of donning a crimson dress, Sophia Bush repurposed the hue as a statement lip. “I thought about wearing red tonight, but I wanted to do it in an unexpected way,” she told InStyle.com. “That’s why I picked the black and white suit, and decided to do red accents with my bag, shoes, and of course my lip!” Bush opted for Chanel’s lipstick in Lotus Rouge, a true sanguine red. While her version was a limited-edition product, Chanel’s Rouge Coco Hydrating Lip Color in Vendome is an exact match, right down to the slight berry undertones. Pick it up for $34 at chanel.com.
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Sophia Bush cut bangs into her hairstyle back in December, and it’s changed her whole look since. In a good way, of course—that’s what she told us at the recent reopening of The Beverly Hilton pool in Los Angeles. “They’re good for me because they force me to be a little bit of a girl,” the actress told InStyle.com. “They sort of make me dress up a little more. It’s like, if I have to fix my bangs to not look like I’ve just come out of a hurricane, then I might as well put on mascara and put on flats instead of sneakers!” If you’re considering some fringe like Bush, make sure you find the right look for your face shape. A side-swept is great for heart-shaped faces, heavy bangs fit square faces, an airy style fits oval faces, and sloping asymmetrical fringe fits short foreheads.
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