Ever since Fast & Furious 6 raced into theaters two weeks ago, it’s been raking in audiences the world over. The action flick brought in over $100 million in the first few days alone—no small accomplishment for a franchise that began 12 years ago. And the action-packed flick shows no sign of slowing down. That’s why we caught up with the woman at the center of it all, star Jordana Brewster, who plays Paul Walker’s wife Mia, to get the scoop on all things Fast. Scroll down to read her exclusive Q&A with InStyle.com about the film, her style, and more. More
Now here’s what we call fashion fate! Miranda Kerr knows a thing or two about picking a winning outfit, and last night at the CFDA Awards, the model hit the red carpet in a Proenza Schouler ensemble only moments before the label designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez were awarded Womenswear Designer of the Year. At an event announcing her partnership with Gillette Venus, we just had to ask why she chose the number, and her reaction to the big win. “I loved the colors, I loved the shape, and it just felt good!” she told InStyle.com exclusively. “I thought it was something a little different, and I liked how the silhouette was really fun.” This marks the third year Proenza Schouler won the award, and Kerr thinks the title is more fitting than ever for the duo. “I really feel like they are inspiring, creative people, and it was wonderful that they were recognized for that,” she added. “It was a very supportive environment. Everyone in the industry was recognizing the hard work their peers have put in, and it was a fun night, too!”
See what everyone else wore to the CFDA Awards.
Shakira looks flawless week after week on The Voice—hence why we cover her styles on InStyle.com—and one of the things she told us from the very beginning of the season is that she does her own makeup. Clearly she’s a jack of all trades! Now, we’re getting the inside scoop on how to cop Shakira’s sweet looks straight from Darcy Gilmore, The Voice head makeup artist, who practiced the judge’s signature defined eyes and soft neutral lips on Christina Milian. Scroll down to watch the how-to video, then tune in to watch The Voice Mondays and Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC. More
Talk about a crossroads: Selena Gomez is going through a transition in every element of her superstar life. For music, she insists her newest, most revealing album Stars Dance—already boasting the hit single “Come and Get It,” the video for which just debuted on MTV.com—will be her last. For acting, she’s eager to shake her Disney past and establish herself as an actress with serious cred. And in love, despite a Bieber breakup ballad on her record, the pair are indeed back together, and seem to be tighter than ever (as this photo shows). Now, she’s opening up and not holding anything back about her exciting life changes in InStyle’s June magazine. Here are five things you’ll learn in the new issue, on sale newsstands and available for tablet download starting May 17.
Editor’s Note: The following is excerpted from the Selena Gomez cover story, “Gear Shift” by Laurie Sandell, which originally appears in InStyle’s June 2013 issue.
1. HER #1 PRIORITY AT THIS MOMENT: PUSHING BOUNDARIES
Just shy of her 21st birthday (on July 22), Gomez is actively stirring the pot a little as she seeks bold life and career changes. “This is a weird transition for me,” she says. “I want to keep pushing myself so I never feel settled. I don’t really know if it’s going to end up working. I’m stressed out most of the time.” Gomez would like to eventually say so long to music to concentrate solely on acting. She imagines a career modeled on stars like Shia LaBeouf, Jennifer Lawrence, and Natalie Portman—actors who are continually reinventing themselves, she says. (LaBeouf, she is quick to point out, also started on the Disney Channel. Gomez starred for five years on megahit series Wizards of Waverly Place.)
2. HER ALBUM INCLUDES A SONG ABOUT BIEBER. YES, IT’S TRUE.
“Love Will Remember,” a song off her new album, Stars Dance, will have every one of her followers obsessively analyzing the lyrics, thanks to her tabloid-scrutinized split from pop-superstar boyfriend Justin Bieber at the end of last year. Especially now that the duo was reportedly spotted kissing in Norway in April, right around the time that Bieber posted then quickly removed a shot of himself with Gomez on Instagram. The ballad mournfully chronicles the end of a relationship, and Gomez makes it crystal clear that she did indeed write it about Bieber. As she sings, pondering what went wrong, the listener is left with the sense that it may not have been her idea to end things—or that it might have been hers, but it was because he left her no choice. “That’s the most personal track on the record, for sure,” she says. “I think it’s a sweet way of releasing it. It’s not an aggressive approach to what people are probably expecting.” She pauses, then quietly adds, “I’m sure he’ll love it too.” The song is both heartfelt and calculated, an unquestionably provocative move by the star.
3. WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE TO DATE IN THE SPOTLIGHT
“I’m from Texas, so I should be married with children already,” she says with a smile. “I’m in love with love and totally believe in marriage, but that’s not even on my radar right now. I am not putting energy into dating.” And who can blame her? Going out with Bieber, who, at 19, is one of the biggest stars in the world, was “crazy and very intense,” she says. Splitting up was even harder, and their recent potential rekindling once again ratchets up the pressure. “It’s uncomfortable that everywhere I go, people know,” she says. “I don’t like that. But Justin and I never really focused on the attention. You can’t help who you date. So I wouldn’t swear off that or say that’s what I want again. I don’t know. I’m a kid, and a breakup is normal. I have to go through the emotions and feel it out. I’m doing my own thing, being with my friends, and he’s doing very well too.” When asked what she’ll look for in a future partner, she’s quick to respond. “Honesty. You have to have honesty when you’re living this lifestyle because of the distance imposed when working—you are separated so often. You have to be super-honest and open. That is key.”
4. HER FRIENDS ARE AWESOME, LIKE TAYLOR SWIFT
She’s close to Taylor Swift, who she says is “like a sister to me. We dated the Jonas Brothers at the same time and ended up becoming best friends. She’s the one I call when I’m having any sort of sadness. She’s very nurturing and protective.” Swift is proud of the way her pal has navigated triumphs and trouble spots alike. “I’ve known Selena through some of the most important years of both of our lives,” says Swift. “I’ve seen her grow up gracefully and gradually in spite of all the pressure on her. Selena has learned to make and follow her own rules, when to take a chance on projects that are out of her comfort zone, and when to walk away when something isn’t right. She’s living life on her terms.”
5. SHE LOVES TO MAKE (AND MODEL) FASHION
Her Kmart fashion line, Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez has been successful, thanks to her push to make cute clothes for good prices. “I remember when I was younger and kids in school would be wearing $40 sweaters and other things I couldn’t buy,” she says. “I wanted to make a line that was supercute and affordable, things a 12-year-old could wear and I could wear too.” She also co-designs a sports-inspired line, Adidas Neo Label. When Gomez is not creating fashion, she’s experimenting with it on red carpets. Lately she has been favoring Dolce & Gabbana and Versace. “I’m on the petite side and I don’t think I’m curvy, but maybe I’ll grow into it,” she says. “I like to wear things that are fitted because they give me more shape.” As for pushing boundaries on a fashion level—it’s also on her To Do list. “I like to show a little bit of skin in a nice way,” she says. “The idea of trying to get on a best-dressed list stresses me out. I’m so nervous. I love picking out clothes, and it would be a blast to just play dress-up all the time.”
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Could these last 24 hours get any better for Selenators? YES! Not only did Selena Gomez premiere 30 seconds of her new Bollywood-inspired video “Come and Get It” on MTV.com, we’re feeding your S.G. appetite even more by cluing you in to a little mystery the star has kept secret… until now. Remember seeing her modeling in the desert back in March? Turns out that shoot was for InStyle‘s June cover story! And you’ll be able to see the full version—including this pretty printed look by Kenzo—very, very soon.
A new episode of The Good Wife premiered last night named “A More Perfect Union.” And while and it touched on the unions created and broken at the courtroom and at the firm, we’re more focused on another union—that of costume designer Daniel Lawson, shown inset, and his commitment to making the show a fashion statement for women in the workforce. This season, he’s elevated Julianna Margulies’s lawyer character Alicia Florrick to another level, as seen with his mix of day-to-night Emilio Pucci suits and peplum-covered jackets by rising designer Number 35 (shown). “There is this sense of body and sensuality in there that I’m trying to achieve with business suits,” Lawson told InStyle.com. And with one episode left of the fourth season, we can’t to see what kind of fashion he uses to for the show’s finale. Get all the exclusive details on the looks he picked last night the gallery.
A new episode of The Good Wife premiered last night, and it touched upon a sensitive subject in the courtroom, rape. For the intense episode, costume designer Daniel Lawson put Julianna Margulies’s lawyer character Alicia Florrick in equally intense looks, like a oatmeal-hued Brioni jacket and an electric blue Giorgio Armani look. “She’s in court a lot and so it’s trying to pull her out of that court world,” Lawson explained of his choices. “I love any time I can punch her up with and bring her to the audience’s attention. That’s certainly what we did here.” Get all the exclusive details the looks he picked last night the gallery, and follow Lawson on Twitter @GoodWifeFashion for the latest updates.
It’s time to channel your inner Ariel and be a part of Deborah Lippmann’s world! For her latest collection, the nail pro looked to the ever-popular Mermaid’s Dream hue (center) to inspire a quad of summery tones that hold the same dynamic shimmer. “This collection is happiness in a bottle, so just have fun and let the color suit your mood,” Lippmann told InStyle.com exclusively of the new cerulean, tangerine, lavender, and blush hues. “There’s a shade to complement every skin tone and to match every bikini!” Thanks to the varied sizes of glitter used in the formula, the lacquer dries to a slight textured appearance with a glossy finish. Plus, they make just as big of an impact under the sea as they do on land: “When you put your toes in the water and look down at them, the shimmer is gorgeous!” Lippmann added. Find the new Mermaid lacquers ($19 each) on deborahlippmann.com now.
Plus, shop the best mani-pedi pairs in the gallery below.