You know it’s a good Fashion Week when the A-list celebrities start returning to the front rows. Most of them had been scared off from the New York collections long ago by the swarms of paparazzi. Well, them and the advent of blogger-celebrities who started getting more flashbulbs than actual famous people.
In 2013 we experienced a whirlwind of major pop culture moments, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” aside. Selfies were so popular that the Oxford Dictionaries officially dubbed “selfie” 2013′s Word of the Year. The term is used to describe the social media self-portrait that seemingly everyone is posting online, including celebrities. From Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler at Wimbledon, to Beyoncé in her bedroom, it seems as if most people have jumped onboard the trend. Millions of people have treated their smartphone like a personal scrapbook, which is why the selfie made our Style 100—a list of all the best moments of 2013.
Other major pop culture events that had their moment in 2013? Twerking, for one, certainly saw its fair share of talk time. Cited in ’90s songs and music videos (and now the Oxford Dictionaries Online), the “dance” craze may not be new, but it was well-demonstrated this year. You might remember a little performance by Miley Cyrus at the 2013 Video Music Awards (how could you forget it?!), where the move was most publicly displayed. But hey, if you can shake it, then why not twerk? Another moment that deserves a mention is Steve Grand’s “All-American Boy” video, which was nothing short of adorable and made him a YouTube sensation.
It’s no secret that we love celebs! We double-tap their Instagrams, buy advance tickets to their movies, and cite them as our personal style muses (WWEMW: What Would Eva Mendes Wear?). Our devotion to our favorite stars knows no bounds, and that’s why this holiday season, we’re making their personal causes, our personal causes.
In the December InStyle, we profile seven celebrity-helmed charities that inspire us, including Seth Rogan’s Hilarity for Charity, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for The Alzheimer’s Association. (Hear him talk about his reasons for supporting this particular cause in the video below.) There’s also Alicia Keys‘s Keep a Child Alive, an organization she co-founded to provide treatment, love, and support to families affected by HIV/AIDS, and the Just Keep Livin’ Foundation, created by Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila to encourage at-risk students to educate themselves, improve their physical health, and make positive life decisions.
So if you want to give back this season, but aren’t sure where to start, we suggest letting the stars point the way.
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The men’s Wimbledon championship game between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic was a monumental event for British tennis, and stars packed into Centre Court in order to watch Murray defeat Djokovic to end the 77-year drought for British men in the tournament. While Murray was making history on court, Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler almost stole the show in the stands with their enthusiasm for the match as well as each other. The two actors, dressed in coordinating suits, were laughing, cheering, and most importantly, snapping selfies as they watched from the sidelines. We’re thinking that their score is LOVE-LOVE. Click through the gallery to see more celebrities at Wimbledon, including Pippa Middleton, Victoria Beckham, and more.
Talk about insider information! InStyle went behind the scenes at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival, setting up our annual photo studio at the Windsor Arms Hotel. Gerard Butler, Emily Blunt, Cory Monteith, and Freida Pinto were just a few of the celebrities who stopped by to talk movies, browse diamond accessories by Forevermark, get touch-ups from Sephora makeup pros, and satisfy their sweet cravings by digging into our bottomless candy jars. Click through the gallery to see photos from inside InStyle’s TIFF studio now!
1. Nicole Richie chose America’s Next Top Model winner Nicole Fox to be the model in her Spring 2011 lookbook for Winter Kate. [Nylon]
2. Catch behind-the-scenes clips of Gerard Butler posing for L’Oreal. He’s a good model! [Crushable]
3. MAC released makeup that looks like denim (in every wash you can imagine). [Denimology]
4. Modern Family‘s Rico Rodriguez recently launched his own clothing line named RAR It Fitz Fashionz. Kids these days. [Racked]
5. Those awesome spiked Louboutins that are ever so popular? Some airports consider them weapons! [Nice Kicks]
6. Get a peek inside Brad Womack of The Bachelor‘s Austin home, which has a white shag rug. Thoughts, ladies? [People]
These days swanky hair salons aren’t just havens for the ladies; guys are getting in on the pampering too! High profile salons such as N.Y.C.’s Julien Farel Salon (well-coiffed Richard Gere is a client) offer luxe amenities like personal treatment rooms and WiFi—a far cry from the traditional, more modest barbershop! We imagine rugged types like Gerard Butler still stay true to the barber’s chair, but tell us: does your man prefer the salon or the barbershop?
1. Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher’s wedding guests will feast on cupcakes instead of cake. [People.com]
2. Band of Outsiders’s designer Scott Sternberg plans to launch a more affordable women’s collection called girl. [Fashionista.com]
3. Robert Pattinson looks dapper in a top hat on the set of his new film, Bel Ami. [InStyle.co.uk]
4. Jessica Alba will lend her sense of style to Project Runway as the next celebrity guest judge. [Yahoo.com]
5. Are they or aren’t they? Jen Aniston and Gerard Butler flirt on a Parisian cruise over the Seine. [Usmagazine.com]
6. Cameron Diaz flaunts her gams in daisy dukes on the set of Bad Teacher. [JustJared.com]