Ready, set, shop! Get your wardrobe in shape for summer with the best new launches and collaborations to hit stores this month. From Missoni handbags to Saint James’s nautical collection for Coach, click the photo to check out our favorite shoes, bags, bikinis, and dresses coming to stores this May.
Boho-no! While Kate Hudson is known for her free-spirited bohemian style, she veered onto the all-out glam track lately, and we’re loving it. She packed the most glam of glam wardrobes for her stint in New York to promote her latest film The Reluctant Fundamentalist at the Tribeca Film Festival—outfits that landed her in our Look of the Day section day after day. From left, she’s worn Jenny Packham, Reem Acra, Ann Taylor’s Event Collection, and Michael Kors. Amazing, right? So, what’s the ultimate look of her New York rendezvous? Tell us by voting in the poll. More
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.
Michael Kors is extending his chic designs to your makeup stash! Starting in August, the designer will roll out his own line of color cosmetics and body care. As showcased in the shot above, the line is separated into sporty, sexy, and glam collections, with fragrance, lip glosses, nail polishes, and lipsticks to suit each look. ”You don’t want to look totally painted or like you just rolled out of bed,” Kors previously told InStyle of his approach to makeup. “It’s all about striking a balance.” And this isn’t the designer’s first foray into beauty. In addition to his trademark scents, he teamed up with Estée Lauder in 2010 to launch a makeup collection inspired by Hollywood. Now he’s back, by himself, and with more to offer: The launch will also include self-tanner, bronzer, as well as bath and after-sun products. Shop the collection for $18 to $95 in Macy’s stores in August.
Shop the spring products our editors are loving in the gallery below.
Twitter turns 7 years old today! Not only did the site birth the terms hashtags, handles, and Tweets, it also became a go-to place to get fashion news, straight from the designers and brands themselves in easy-to-digest 140 character posts. Scroll down to see which ones we love to follow, and add them to your list today.
The retailer racked up almost 1.9 million followers so far, and it’s a go-to place to find out about new collaborations. Last month, H&M also enlisted David Beckham to Tweet from the handle for his new underwear collection. Yum!
@Dior: Christian Dior
There’s no better way inside this storied house than through Twitter, which is why it gained a following of over 1.8 million fans so far.
Creative director Christopher Bailey is social media obsessed—and to the benefit of his 1.7 million loyal Twitter fans. Burberry posts tweets daily about everything, from what’s new in stores to the newest campaigns to behind-the-scenes videos.
@MichaelKors: Michael Kors
Kors knows how to connnect with his fans (over 1.1 million of them!). He consistently answers fan questions, gives style tips, and shout-outs to his favorite new items in stores. And who can resist his humor?
@MarcJacbosIntl: Marc Jacobs
“Slightly bohemian, a little off-color,” is the description of Marc Jacobs’ account, and it’s accurate. Perhaps that’s why he has such fantastic fans, over 939,000 and counting.
Think everyone wears Gucci on the red carpet? This Twitter account gives you constant celebrity updates, plus a view inside the famed Italian label.
@LouboutinWorld: Christian Louboutin
“Louboutin is as Louboutin does,” was one of the recent Tweets the brand posted, and it perfectly fits its Twitter perspective. Expect to find new hashtags, quirky quips, and those iconic red soles everywhere on this feed.
Aliza Licht, the woman responsible for making DKNY’s Twitter a must-have for over 435,000 followers has become at Twitter personality all on her own. She constantly Tweets whatever’s on her mind—not only about fashion, but about pop culture and life itself. Oh, and she’s hilarious.
@Zac_Posen: Zac Posen
There’s nothing we appreciate more than honesty, and Zac Posen has tons of it. He holds nothing back on his feed, and you learn so much about the man behind the fashion. For example, he likes Scandal. Good to know!
Plus, see the most memorable Tweets from this year’s Oscars!
Jessica Biel turns 31 today! Justin Timberlake’s better half often makes our Look of the Day list choosing stylish pieces even the designers themselves fawn over. “Jessica is a great chameleon,” Giambattista Valli, the man behind Biel’s gorgeous pink wedding dress, told InStyle. “She can do the Venice Beach surfer look one minute and divine diva the next.” And whether she’s wearing separates, shifts, or stunning gowns, the birthday girl always looks fashionable in her red carpet styles. Click through the gallery to see more of her best looks ever!
With spring about to spring, we’re taking a look at our favorite trends for warmer temperatures—including daring cut-outs, as modeled here by Gwyneth Paltrow. We love the way the actress took this Michael Kors dress from the runway and made it her own—while still keeping it modest. Though she shortened it, she made sure the length was still below the knee, which kept things ladylike. Lesson learned, Gwyn!
Plus, learn how to wear the top spring trends.
The bewitching trio of Oz The Great and Powerful continued their world tour last night in London, premiering the film at the Empire Theatre on Leicester Square in the heart of the city’s theater district. InStyle’s March cover girls Rachel Weisz (in Michael Kors), Michelle Williams (in Burberry Prorsum), and Mila Kunis (in Alexander McQueen), walked the yellow brick road alongside the “wizard” himself, James Franco. The film hits theaters in the U.S. March 8.
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