Beyoncé kicked off her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour last night in Belgrade, Serbia, and for those of you just as obsessed with Bey’s elaborate stage fashion as her girl power anthems, you’ll be satisfied. She delivered costumes by DSquared2, Emilio Pucci, Julien Macdonald, The Blonds, and Ralph & Russo, and shoes by Stuart Weitzman (who also designed her pumps for her glitzy, Vegas-themed show at Revel in Atlantic City last summer). “Dressing someone like Beyoncé is beyond great,” Pucci creative director Peter Dundas told InStyle.com. “She’s an incredible mix of beauty, artistry, and just pure energy. Watching her rehearse before our midnight fittings made me want to run home and sketch! She’s a true icon and doing the costumes for her show was a privilege for me and for Emilio Pucci.” Click the photo above to see more looks from the show, and click here to find out where she’s performing near you.
What are InStyle editors lusting after right now? From bags to shoes to jewelry—check out top picks from Randy Miller (an editor in our fashion department) and Marion Fasel (contributing fine jewelry editor) for our We’re Obsessed List. Selections include Judy Geib’s emerald and amethyst cuff, a metallic bead embroidered blazer by Emilio Pucci, and these black jade, diamond, and platinum Erica Courtney earrings. Click through the gallery to see all of this week’s favorites—if money was no object, of course.
Is it hot in here or is it just Emily Blunt? She’s always a knockout, but the actress was sexier than ever this week at the National Board of Review Awards in a nearly-nude Emilio Pucci dress. You showed your love by making the sizzling sheath the week’s top pick and repinning it more than any other photo this week. Vote for this peek-a-boo design or any of our Look of the Day ladies, then let us know what else you’re obsessing over at pinterest.com/instylemag by repinning, liking, or commenting on any of our 68 stylish boards—or by clicking the link below.
Our favorite looks this week—plucked from our Look of the Day section—were all about exploring adventurous patterns and vivid colors. Zoe Saldana wore an olive green Emilio Pucci tube dress, Kerry Washington caught our eye in Peter Pilotto‘s mixed prints, and Jessica Chastain hit the streets of New York in a purple Burberry trench and leather Alexander McQueen tote. So who do you think dressed best? Vote in the poll below! More
Our top Looks of the Day this week displayed lots of blacks, golds, and blush. Lea Michele wore a Valentino gown, Amy Adams complemented her Giorgio Armani design, Diane Kruger covered up in a gold Lanvin coatdress, Selena Gomez wore a velvet Dolce & Gabbana design, and Kate Bosworth chose a satin Emilio Pucci peplum dress. So, you tell us: Which is your favorite of the week? Vote in the poll below!
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The promos for the American Music Awards promised our playlist would come alive—and it did! With 17 performances throughout the three-hour broadcast, we had our heads bobbing to the music all night, which is why we rounded up our favorite performances for you right here. Nicki Minaj, who won for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Album, wowed with a winter wonderland performance of her new single “Freedom,” No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani epitomized her new song “Looking Hot” with an Emilio Pucci crystal-embellished houndstooth jacket, and Korean pop sensation Psy shocked the audience when he brought out special guest MC Hammer for a “2 Legit 2 Quit” and “Gangham Style” dance mash-up to close the show. “With Psy I knew right away that he’s a good guy,” MC Hammer told reporters after the performance. “I told him dance has only moved the planet four times. James Brown with his dance shifted the planet. Michael Jackson with his dance shifted the planet. Yours truly, Hammertime, shifted the planet. And now Psy shifted the planet. So, to be with somebody who shifted the planet, and have fun—I loved doing it and we had a great time together.” Click through to see all our favorite performances!
— Meghan Blalock, with reporting by Lindzi Scharf
Look who played peekaboo! This week, red carpets were full of very sheer looks, with Kristen Stewart, Christa B. Allen, Teresa Palmer, and Ashley Greene all wearing see-through styles in a 48-hour time period. Stewart chose Zuhair Murad for Twilight’s London premiere, Allen worked Catherine Malandrino at GQ’s Man of the Year Awards, Palmer went bare in Emilio Pucci for Twilight’s screening in Hollywood, and Greene tried lace Wes Gordon for the CFDA Fashion Fund Award ceremony. While these looks dare to bare, the look is actually something many women can pull off. So you don’t expose too much, look for pieces with built-in coverage, like double-layer pockets and panels or strategically placed prints. Most importantly, this isn’t a grab-and-go shopping venture—the fabric has little hanger appeal, so you must try it on!
Plus, see another trend we love, black and white!
What’s better than turning 100? Turning 111! Bergdorf Goodman celebrated its birthday last night with a mega-bash at The Plaza, located across from its famous Fifth Avenue and 58th Street flagship. The New York design world came out for the retailer’s “111 Years of Extraordinary”-themed party, with designers and their muses covering every inch of the ballroom in the most extraordinary garb. The standouts included Coco Rocha in a Zac Posen bordeaux satin gown, rising style star Rita Ora in an old Hollywood-inspired white look by Emilio Pucci’s Peter Dundas, and Karolina Kurkova, who wore a Roberto Cavalli suit done in one of the label’s signature exotic prints. Other designer attendees included Thakoon Panichgul, Carolina Herrera, and Michael Kors. And, as if there weren’t enough showstoppers with the fashion alone, classical singer Sasha Lazard stopped by the party to perform “Happy Birthday” while a giant three-tiered cake—flaming with fireworks—was rolled on to the dance floor. Way to throw one “extraordinary” celebration, Berdgorf! Click through the gallery below for more photos from this week’s hottest parties.