Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their baby girl on June 15th, a few weeks earlier than anticipated. While the first-time parents have yet to reveal the name of their little one, they did hint that it will start with the ’K’ (figures). So, in celebration of the to-be-named baby Kimye, we’ve rounded up 10 gifts that can be dressed in pink and monogrammed with the letter ‘K,’ perfect for any name they choose. Click to the gift ideas now.
If it were up to Anna Kendrick, she’d prefer comfort on the red carpet. “I would literally wear purple sweatpants, a purple pullover, purple socks, and purple slippers every day, red slippers if I was feeling fancy,” Kendrick told InStyle.com at Coach’s recent Third Annual Summer Party at The High Line in New York City. But since she’s a movie star and YouTube star (“Cups” has almost 20 million page views), sweatpants aren’t going to fly. And she’s getting used to it: “Fashion is like a new part of my life, and I really like experimenting and dressing up,” the actress said. “One day I’ll try to have a tougher look and the next day will be really romantic. I really enjoy wearing different outfits.” And it shows! From her black and blue Donna Karan Atelier gown at the 2013 Tony Awards to her printed orange and green Thakoon dress, it seems like her experimentation has only just begun. Click to see more of her fashion test-drive.
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June 13 may have marked the official start of Kate Middleton’s maternity leave, but the Duchess put in some overtime to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 87th birthday at the annual Trooping of the Colour parade in London. She looked radiant en route to Buckingham Palace, opting for a pastel pink Alexander McQueen coat and a Jane Corbett fascinator, while waving and smiling to admirers from a horse-drawn carriage. Prince William later joined the festivities on the balcony of the Palace, and there was a lot to celebrate — the next time we’ll spot our favorite royal will be after she gives birth in July!
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Zac Posen’s first collection for David’s Bridal doesn’t come out until next February, but the designer is already giving a sneak peek at what to expect through his Instagram (@zac_posen). Lace, bows, tulle, satin covered buttons and pleats populate his feed, giving us a preview of the bridal, bridesmaids, and special occasion dresses to come. Click to preview the designs now—bridal styles will range from $850 to $1,350 and special occasions dresses for $195 to $225—and stay tuned for more updates as we gear up for the launch early next spring.
Lanvin‘s Alber Elbaz announced earlier in the year that he was collaborating with Lancôme on a makeup line, and after much anticipation, the collection hit the brand’s counters nationwide today. And the products are eye-catching, to say the least! The designer decked out Lancôme’s iconic mascaras ($29 each), shadow palettes ($51 each) and a set of fluttery faux lashes ($35) in fashion-forward sketches. “The real theme running through the collection is eyes,” Elbaz said in a statement. “The bottles are so fabulously rounded, that they were my inspiration. I wanted to create rounded shapes with a hint of humor.” Mission accomplished! Find Elbaz’s collection in stores and at lancome-usa.com today.
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As the Chief Creative Officer for BCBGMax Azria, Lubov Azria has successfully maneuvered the fashion industry to become the leader of one of the biggest brands in the business. And just as her professional achievements evoke admiration, so does her dedication to supporting and encouraging women. Today, Azria spoke at the S.H.E. Summit in New York City, a conference dedicated to highlighting women role models and encouraging women to pursue their own definition of leadership. Before she took the stage, we caught up with the designer to talk about what success really means, how to achieve work-life balance, and breaking through those pesky glass ceilings. Scroll down read her exclusive Q&A with InStyle.com. More
You could feel the positive energy anywhere you turned in The Plaza in New York City last night, as amfAR’s 4th Annual Inspiration Gala took over the space and filled it with uplifting moments. “I’m here because of the heroic people who have dedicated their lives to finding the cure for AIDS,” Uma Thurman (in Versace) told InStyle.com as she arrived to the event, which raised money and awareness for AIDS research and advocacy projects around the world. “I’m just bringing my love and energy and my prayers to their mission.” Before the gala started, the evening began with a military-themed fashion show made up of looks donated by leading menswear designers, including Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, and Michael Kors. Kenneth Cole, amfAR’s Chair of the Board, happily played along: “I’m wearing fatigues to anticipate anything that could come of tonight—I’m prepared for it,” he joked to InStyle.com.
After the bumping runway beats faded, guests made their way to the ballroom where Thurman got down to business giving out honors while guests bid on silent auction items as they dined. “What’s special about this evening is that we’re honoring them not for their artistic achievements but for their ability to inspire us,” Thurman said of the honorees. Valentino earned the Award for Inspiration, accepted on his behalf by Iman (in Valentino), Alan Cumming took home the Award of Courage, and Jennifer Lopez (in Tom Ford) received the Humanitarian Award. “I’m deeply touched,” Lopez said tearfully. “I’m grateful that I have the opportunity of helping to improve the lives of others even if it’s in a small little way. We all just need to do a little bit and then all of a sudden all these amazing things happen.” The evening concluded with a group sing-a-long to “Call Me Maybe” spearheaded by the hitmaker herself, Carly Rae Jepsen. Click the photo to see more.
The fashion world is in mourning: Annabel Tollman, former fashion director and stylist to the stars, passed away in her sleep last week at age 39. The British stylist became known for her her ability to highlight the female figure, which led her to dress a range of body types and personalities in Hollywood, including Scarlett Johansson (in Valentino), Anne Hathaway (in Nina Ricci), the Olsen twins, and Kristen Wiig (in J. Mendel). Her sartorial vision, her keen eye, and her old-Hollywood glamour aesthetic will be missed. In her memory, click to see several of the memorable celebrity looks she put together for the red carpet.