We’ve picked our Fashion A-List of the week! These five scene-stealing looks topped our list of favorites and secured top spots in our Look of the Day section: Olivia Palermo (in Rochas), Kate Hudson (in Jenny Packham), Charlize Theron (in Jason Wu), Gwyneth Paltrow (in Antonio Berardi), and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (in Michael Kors). Now that we’ve told you our faves, tell us yours by making your own Top 5 with InStyle.com’s new A-list tool. Visit instyle.com/instyle/a-list and pick your top five 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.
It was a good weekend to be GLAAD! The organization hosted its annual Media Awards on Saturday, which honored positive messages in the media portraying the LGBT community, and this year’s event was packed with stars supporting the cause. Drew Barrymore hosted the Los Angeles ceremony, where she was joined by Jennifer Lawrence (in David Koma), Darren Criss, Leonardo DiCaprio, Charlize Theron (in Jason Wu), funny lady Betty White, and President Bill Clinton, who received the organization’s Advocate for Change Award. “I want to keep working until not only the Defense of Marriage Act is not the law of the land, but until all people, no matter where they live, can marry the people they love,” Clinton said during his acceptance speech. The New Normal, Day of Our Lives, and American Horror Story also received honors. Click the photo above to see more.
Happy #ThrowbackThursday! To celebrate our favorite hashtag of the week, we’re taking a look back at InStyle‘s 1999 cover starring the lovely actress and activist, Charlize Theron. “Draped in @Gucci at 23, Charlize Theron was as much a knockout in April 1999 as she is today!” we captioned. And indeed, Theron, who’s picked up an Oscar since then, looks just as luminous now as she did then. It’s good to be Charlize!
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If Charlize Theron‘s red carpet moment and opening dance number for the Oscars look like they went off without a hitch, it’s thanks to her behind-the-scenes magician, celebrity stylist Leslie Fremar. And magic it was: The stylist teamed up with The Coveteur for Oscars weekend to give a prepping play-by-play, from the fittings to the fixings. And she didn’t withhold any details—including the part about how the Dior dress custom designed for her dance number ripped while during rehearsals at 10:06 a.m., just hours before she had to take the stage. But it was all fixed before showtime! Click over to thecoveteur.com to get all the details on Leslie Fremar’s epic night of styling.
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No Academy Awards night would be complete without hearing from InStyle’s Editor-at-Large Hal Rubenstein. As soon as the last stiletto walked down the red carpet, he called in his A-list— his top five looks for best dressed of the night. Scroll down to get his insights on Jennifer Lawrence (in Dior Haute Couture), Reese Witherspoon (in Louis Vuitton), Jessica Chastain (in Armani Privé), Jennifer Hudson (in Roberto Cavalli), and Charlize Theron (in Dior Haute Couture). After reviewing his list, make your own with our new A-list feature. Pick your top 5 and share them with friends on Facebook and Twitter to start your own style debate! More
How is Charlize Theron getting ready to present at Sunday’s Academy Awards? “This is how I’m getting ready, start with the heart,” the actress told InStyle.com during a private dinner at the recently-opened TOMS flagship store in Venice. During the height of Oscars weekend, together with TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie, the pair celebrated the launch of the third collaboration between the charitable shoe brand (for each pair bought, one is given to a child in need) and the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP), which focuses on keeping African youth safe from HIV/AIDS. “Blake, I’m not ever going to get married, but this is the closest I’m going to get to a marriage that actually works,” Theron joked. “Your team and your long-term commitment to us has been so amazing.” And their collaboration expanded: For the third go-around of the limited-edition footwear (in stores and toms.com next month), they created another women’s shoe, and a matching child pair, too—a natural evolution given that Theron’s son Jackson, loves to wear TOMS and the recently-married Mycoskie is planning to expand his family soon. “I think I have every style of TOMS that my son is wearing, yes, and he has these,” she said of the new style, which features the sun-inspired white and yellow CTAOP logo and the organization’s motto, Reach Out, Think Beyond, and Look Within scrawled inside. Theron credits her team for the design; for her, it’s all about the heart of the issue: “There is nothing that moves me as much as having these crates of shoes show up at schools in the middle of nowhere,” Theron said. “I invite anyone to come and try not to be emotional about it. It really is incredible.”
With the 85th Annual Academy Awards just around the bend, the Academy is starting to release more details about what big stars will grace the gilded stage. Along with Meryl Streep and Octavia Spencer, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron have both been confirmed as guests on the show, though it remains unclear exactly what they’ll be doing. Daniel Radcliffe will also give a very special performance, along with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. “We are quite excited to have Charlize, Chan, Joe, and Dan join us on the show,” said telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “We are happy to feature them as special guests in our production.” Oh, the suspense! Tune in to CBS at 8/7c on Sunday, February 24 to see what they’re up to!
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The Golden Globes are tomorrow! Are you excited? To kick off award season on a glamorous note, head over to our Hollywood Makeover Tool and try on one of the Golden Globes hairstyles from last year. You’ll be able to see yourself in Heidi Klum‘s glossy layers, Charlize Theron‘s embellished updo, Sofia Vergara‘s ombre highlights, and Jessica Chastain‘s bouncy blowout — no team of backstage hairstylists required. Then, share your award-worthy look on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see what your friends think! Click the box below to get started, and be sure to catch the ceremony tomorrow night at 8 PM EST on NBC!