The Time 100 Gala, held to celebrate the magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world, took over New York’s Lincoln Center last night! It was quite the star-packed affair, with celebrities including Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel (both in Tom Ford), Claire Danes (in Lanvin), Girls creator Lena Dunham (in Saint Laurent), Michael Kors, and Olivia Munn (in a dress by the designer) mixing and mingling at the event. The festivities included performances by Miguel and Christina Aguilera, as well as a rousing speech by Vice President Joe Biden who asserted to the audience, “This list is unified by a simple belief that it’s all about basically not being told it can’t be done.” Click the photo to see more.
Lena Dunham‘s Girls examines the complexities of friendship (and everything that comes with it), and now, she’s exploring those ideas in a different venue—fashion. The director created a four-minute short film entitled “Best Friends” for her designer pal Rachel Antonoff, and together, they enlisted their relatives and friends to help them out. Dunham’s sister Grace stars with writer Alice Gregory as buds who go through every aspect of life together, all the while wearing Antonoff’s new fall 2013 collection; Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, Rachel’s brother and Lena’s boyfriend, provided the soundtrack; and Adam Driver, Lena’s character Hannah’s kind-of boyfriend Adam on Girls, narrated. “They are definitely the people I most hang out with anyway, so it worked out,” Antonoff told InStyle.com at last night’s premiere of the short at the National Arts Club in New York, where friends of Girls attended, including Alex Karpovsky (Ray) and Audrey Gelman (Audrey). “Lena had the brilliant idea, and I fell in love with it. And it happened very naturally. Obviously, she’s brilliant and wonderful.” The shoot happened over two days in different areas of New York. “Somebody said it was like a sleepover camp that they wished would never end,” added Antonoff. “And it perfectly brings the collection to life.” For Dunham, it’s another way to represent the power of girlfriends on screen, too: “We hope it makes you reflect on your best friend,” Dunham told the crowd. Watch the wistful clip above.
Plus, see Girls costume designer Jenn Rogien break down the show’s weekly looks!
You weren’t the only one screaming ‘nooooooooooo’ at your TV when Hannah (Lena Dunham) cut her own hair during the season finale of HBO’s Girls. The cringe-worthy moment—the climax of her anxiety-driven breakdown—was enough to turn anyone brave enough to do a DIY chop off the idea. But, if you must, we caught up with celebrity hairstylist Tommy Buckett of the Marie Robinson Salon (@mariesalon) in New York to find out how to do it with more success than Hannah Banana. To start, don’t look at a picture, like she did. “If you have a picture that you’re trying to replicate, you’re probably setting yourself up for failure,” said Buckett, who is responsible for the gorgeous cuts seen on Emma Stone, Elisabeth Moss, and Ashlee Simpson. “When one decides to cut their own hair, it’s usually an impulse decision, so just go for it and have fun!” Herewith, his four top tips:
1. EDGY LOOKS WORK
“This will typically work best with a much edgier look,” said Buckett. “Think Kurt Cobain, Edie Sedgwick, or Debbie Harry.”
2. CUT YOUR HAIR WHEN IT IS DRY
“Always cut your hair dry so you can see what’s happening while you’re doing it. [It will help to] work with your natural texture.”
3. INVEST IN SCISSORS, AT THE VERY LEAST
“Go and buy a decent pair of scissors at a beauty supply store,” he said. (Try Sally Hansen’s Do Your Do Styling Shears; $12 at ulta.com.) “And it’s probably best to ask a friend to help out with the back.” Just not a guy like Laird!
4. YES, YOU CAN DO LAYERS
“For layers, just grab where you think you need them and cut slowly,” suggested Buckett. “Another way to cut layers on your own is to tip upside down and chop into the hair. You can always cut more hair, but you can never go back!”
Plus, get more inspiration for your next hair makeover with these celebrity hair and style updates.
Girls Fashion: 4 Girls, 4 Outfits, The Looks Costume Designer Jenn Rogien Thinks Were the Most Memorable of All SeasonMar 18, 2013 @ 1:09 pm
The Girls season 2 finale aired last night! And while each Girl—save the missing Jessa (Jemima Kirke)—had a pivotal, emotional moment to wrap up the last ten episodes (Marnie [Allison Williams] and Charlie, awww), there were also, as always, standout style moments, too. That’s why we caught up with costume designer Jenn Rogien for the last time this season to ask her what her favorite looks were, and she gave us her top outfit for each. “Every time I think I get to the most fun look, or the weirdest or the most uncomfortable, another look comes along that’s all of those things all over again,” Rogien told InStyle.com this morning (think Hannah’s [Lena Dunham] mesh tank top). Click through for Jenn’s favorite looks.
There were a lot of memorable fashion and beauty moments on this season of Girls! And in honor of the season finale, which airs tonight on HBO at 9/8c, we reviewed the last 9 episodes to pick our 8 favorite looks, from Marnie’s (Allison Williams) latex dress and the adorable mini underneath, to Hannah’s (Lena Duham) signature “shorteralls” (which we love even more when paired with puppies), to Jessa’s (Jemima Kirke) boho-chic crown braid. We know that all of these looks will go down in Girls fashion history! Click through to see all of our top picks, and tell us: What was your favorite Girls look this season!
The season 2 finale of Girls is airing tonight at 9/8c on HBO! And it feels like we’ve been on quite a journey with the Girls this season, as they navigate young adulthood while living in the fine New York borough of Brooklyn. Question is, as Hannah (Lena Dunham), Marnie (Allison Williams), Jessa (Jemima Kirke), and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) continue to grow, who do you most relate to? Do you want to be a writer like Hannah, or are you a free spirit like Jessa? Maybe you’re like Shoshanna, who’s enjoying life as a co-ed with her older beau, or Marnie, who wants to be an artist so much, so goes so far as to strip down Kanye West songs at parties! Which Girl are you? Tell us in the poll below!
All season long, we’ve been talking to Girls costume designer, Jenn Rogien, on the boldest looks from each episode, from Hannah’s (Lena Dunham) parrot-print “shorteralls” to Marnie’s (Allison Williams) hostess suspenders. And to celebrate the season finale, we rounded up all of her comments in one place so you can review before you watch. Click through for Jenn’s behind-the-scenes take on Girls‘ fashion. Then tune in to the Girls second season finale tomorrow at 9/8c on HBO, and come back Monday morning for the designer’s favorite look this season!
The parties this weekend spanned coast to coast! It was a cross-country affair for the 65th Annual Writers Guild Awards, where stars gathered in Los Angeles and New York to honor the best writers in the business. On the east coast, Girls creator Lena Dunham celebrated her win for Best New TV Series at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill with Gina Gershon, and in Los Angeles, Jessica Chastain and her Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow came out to support the film’s screenplay writer, Mark Boal, who took home the award for Best Original Screenplay. Click through the gallery to see all the stars who attended this week’s biggest parties.