Onstage and off, Gwen Stefani rocks. Case in point: Her ultra-glam American Music Awards ensemble featuring an embroidered Balmain blazer, leather leggings, and, of course, signature scarlet lips. We crowned it the day’s best style and you agreed by making it this week’s most popular pin. Vote for her dramatic separates or any of the Look of the Day picks, then let us know what else you’re obsessing over at pinterest.com/instylemag by repinning, liking, or commenting on any of our 66 stylish boards—or by clicking the link below.
This week we loved all kinds of looks for our Look of the Day top picks, from jumpsuits (Diane Kruger in Jason Wu) to leather leggings topped off with embroidered jackets (Gwen Stefani in Balmain) to a tunic-and-trouser look (Jessica Biel in Oscar de la Renta). Of course, a great gown always gets us to do a double take (like Katy Perry‘s floral Dolce & Gabbana design) as well as a solid LBD (Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior). So, you tell us: Which is your favorite of the week? Vote in the poll below! More
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
Anne Hathaway and Gwen Stefani gave their solid manicures a cute twist this week by painting their ring fingers white! The crisp shade gave contrast to Hathaway’s red and Stefani’s black nails, and is an easy way to experiment with new colors. Try the trend at home, but limit your statement nail to just one digit, like your ring or middle finger. If deeper shades intimidate you, incorporate a lighter hue to break up the effect. We love a deep wine and navy blue combo, and day-glo neons are instantly grounded when paired with taupe or nude colors.
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There was no shortage of creative manicures at the 2012 MTV EMAs in Germany last night. Kim Kardashian and Rita Ora matched their digits to their dresses: Kardashian lacquered up in an inky noir to complement her Stephane Rolland design, while Ora tried red lace nail art to play off her Marchesa ballgown. Meanwhile, Heidi Klum and Gwen Stefani also used their outfits as nail inspiration: Klum opted for a bejeweled metallic design, drawing from the studded detail of her Versace lace-up dress, while Stefani added a crisp white statement nail to her two-tone Jean Paul Gaultier outfit. We love how the contrasting hues stand out against their outfits without creating a too-busy effect. Take a closer look at their nails, and see more celebrity manicures in our gallery!
What’s black and white all over? Celebrity style this season. Stars are taking over the red carpet (and the streets!) in black-and-white ensembles, and we love the graphic color combination! Jessica Alba wore a menswear-inspired black and white number by Narciso Rodriguez to the Environmental Media Awards, Kristen Stewart followed suit in a black-and-white Balenciaga design for the AFI fest screening of her new movie, On the Road, and Cameron Diaz opted for a more feminine take on the trend with a simple satin dress by Stella McCartney at the world premiere of her movie, Gambit, in London. Meanwhile, Gwen Stefani also stepped out across the pond earlier this fall wearing black leather pants, a white turtleneck, and a black blazer. Click through the gallery to see more black-and-white looks on your favorite stars!
InStyle November cover girl Halle Berry and daughter Nahla dropped by Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch—the West Hollywood, CA, celebrity pumpkin-picking destination—for some pre-Halloween fun yesterday! While the actress didn’t dress up for the occasion, 4-year-old Nahla looked adorable in a Strawberry Shortcake costume as they hit the Super Slide. Click through the gallery below to see more famous moms, including Gwen Stefani, Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba, and their kids at the star-adored patch. Happy Halloween!
With Halloween upon us, we caught up with Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in West Hollywood, CA, to get more information about the celebrity destination. Famous moms—including Gwen Stefani, Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba (above right), and Christina Aguilera—flock to the spook-filled patch, which is loaded with festive activities like pony rides, petting zoos, straw mazes, and more! Then, of course, there are the pumpkins. Mr. Bones suggests forgoing the traditional perfectly round orange variety in favor of odd shapes, alternative colors (like white or gray), and unique textures for a ghoulish jack-o’-lantern. The star-adored patch also told InStyle.com to “Think stems! A beautiful stem makes a gorgeous pumpkin. If it has curlicues and leaves still attached snatch it up as fast as you can—these are rare gems.” Another great gourd tip: “Broken stem? No worries,” Mr. Bones assured us. “Make a wicked scary pumpkin by using the stem for a crooked jack-o’-lantern nose. S-P-O-O-K-Y!” Get carving before it’s too late, and click through the gallery below to see which other stars were spotted in the pumpkin patch!