Summer may just be beginning, but Jimmy Choo is already looking toward fall! The brand celebrated the pre-fall designs of its accessories collection The Season during a private dinner held at the Clifton Nurseries in London. Celeb fans of the line — like Samantha Barks and Thandie Newton (who co-hosted the fete alongside Creative Director Sandra Choi) — came out to show their support. Click the photo to see more of this week’s party photos!
Our favorite looks this week—pulled from our Look of the Day section—boasted a particularly American red, white, and blue palette as worn to movie premieres (and one late-night visit). Thandie Newton premiered Rogue in a beaded dress, Diane Kruger screened The Host in a white Carven top and a coral Vanessa Bruno skirt, Selena Gomez visited David Letterman in lace Emilio Pucci, Rosario Dawson opened Trance in a ruby Jenny Packham gown, and January Jones celebrated season 6 of Mad Men in baby blue Jonathan Saunders. Who had your favorite look this week? Tell us in the poll below! More
For the 14th year in a row, the Warner Bros. and InStyle Golden Globes after-party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel was the go-to spot for Hollywood’s hottest. InStyle’s newest cover girl Jessica Alba (in Louis Vuitton) posed with Managing Editor Ariel Foxman, while Stacy Keibler (in Armani Prive) cozied up to boyfriend George Clooney, and Thandie Newton (in Giles Deacon) chatted with Lucy Liu (in Carolina Herrera). “For me, it’s a super party,” said Newton, who had attended the awards with husband Ol Parker, the screenplay writer for Golden Globe-nominate The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. “I’m so proud of him. ”I’m here to support him. And just to enjoy his glory.” The stars assembled under an stunning chandelier hung with thousands of gold metal strands, sipping cocktails and dining on delicacies like roast turkey and braised short rib. Click through the gallery to see more from inside!
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After chemically straightening her hair for over a decade, Thandie Newton grew out her curls for two very important reasons: daughters Ripley (left), 11 and Nico, 7. “They love their hair,” the Oil of Olay Total Effects spokeswoman told InStyle.com. “Every day it looks different.” Although she has gotten online flack for their natural look, “I want my kids to be free and not be ashamed of any bit of them.” So she makes the grooming process fun. “I love doing their hair, we sit in the bath together and just kind of hang out and chat,” she said. “The key to [handling] curly, knotty hair is to take your time with it.” Certainly, her own gorgeous mane would inspire anyone to let their curls flow! See more new celebrity hairstyles in the gallery.
Rosario Dawson and Thandie Newton posed cheek-to-cheek at at the after party for A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer in London. Both actresses participated in the one-off charity show, which raised money for Women for Women International, V-Day, and Domestic Violence Intervention Project. “‘A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant And A Prayer’ in London’s Evening Standard. Tickets sales will be triple matched!” Dawson tweeted. Click through to gallery to see more stars at last night’s hottest parties.
Thandie Newton (in Giles) caught up with Gwyneth Paltrow in London to celebrate Coach’s new European flagship store. As the new face of the label, Paltrow represented the brand by carrying a snakeskin Coach clutch, a perfect complement her citrus Lanvin dress. Click through the gallery to see Brooke Shields, Camilla Belle and more stars at last night’s hottest events!
Everything’s coming up roses on the red carpet. Rihanna performed at the Brit Awards in London last night wearing an ivory and red silk carnation-embroidered gown by Oscar de la Renta, a look from the designer’s spring collection. And she’s not the only one who fell in love with the flower recently. Thandie Newton wore a pink rose-printed Monique Lhuillier gown to the BAFTA Awards over the weekend, and Natalie Portman famously wore a pink Viktor & Rolf gown with a Swarovski-encrusted red rose to the Golden Globes in January. What better time than Valentine’s Day week to see a love-inspired trend on the red carpet?
While music’s hottest acts partied at the Grammys in Los Angeles last night, film’s hottest stars hopped across the pond to attend the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards in London for what turned out to be one of the more beautiful red carpets of award season thus far. Julianne Moore walked the carpet with designer Tom Ford wearing one of his strapless blue designs, Emma Stone upped her status as rising style star dressed in head-to-toe Lanvin, and Gemma Arterton wrapped herself in a silk velvet black gown and tied on a sapphire blue bow, a look designed by Yves Saint Laurent. See the rest of the beautiful BAFTA red carpet looks in the gallery.