Michelle Williams‘ street style is fierce. The actress didn’t let the wee hours of the morning put a damper on her look as she walked daughter Matilda to school, dropping her off in an ensemble that managed to perfectly encapsulate both preppy-chic and rocker-edge. She layered a white cable knit sweater over a chambray shirt and paired it with black leather pants. The kicker? On-trend leopard-print slip-ons to tie her whole look together. Animal print has become so ubiquitous, it’s practically synonymous with classic neutrals while still retaining its bite, which means you can team it with just about anything for a refreshing spin. Effortlessly cool and comfortable, copy Williams and step up your style game with Sandro’s “Anaconda” sneaks for $425 at sandro-paris.com.
Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t take a team of stylists for celebrity moms to look their best. Take fashion cues from stars like Michelle Williams and Gwen Stefani, who have perfected their pick-up and drop-off uniforms effortlessly. The key is to throw on a few key pieces to transform your look. We’ve rounded up six star-approved items that will give you instant style status on the playground — click to see them all.
Do the current triple-digit temps have you craving a sleek, short haircut to stay cool? Before you consider a major hack job, we caught up with celebrity stylist Thomas Dunkin to find out what you should know pre-chop. “Summer seems to be an ideal time to cut your hair short,” said the stylist, who works with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Michelle Williams. “But,” and there is a but, ”it’s very important to consider your face shape and personality before you make this big decision.” Read on to find out his tips…
“Short hair works best on heart-shaped faces,” said Dunkin. “High cheekbones make this style.”
The only people he advises against this are women with very round faces.
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“Something pliable which generally means it doesn’t set in the hair,” he said. “Kiehl’s Creme with Silk Groom ($18 at kiehls.com) is perfect for a pixie. I recommend using a very small amount, enough to add a beautiful shine and texture.”
“Be careful with any over use of texturizing product though, because if you use too much the hair can look dirty,” said Dunkin.
So if you’re at your frizz limit and looking for a new look, take us to the salon with you! Click below to check out our gallery of the best short styles.
Inside the Party: Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Hudson, and More Toast to Tiffany & Co. Inside a 31-Foot Tall Tiffany Blue BoxApr 19, 2013 @ 1:15 pm
“It’s one of my more privileged nights,” Sarah Jessica Parker told InStyle.com as she entered the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball, which took place inside a 31-foot-high Tiffany Blue Box covering The Rink at Rockefeller Center to celebrate the jewelry company’s new custom collection inspired by the Jazz Age. And she wasn’t the only one feeling privileged—while she had $497,500 worth of Tiffany jewels accessorizing her vintage Vicky Tiel design, other guests also dressed in Tiffany’s finest, including Kate Hudson (in Reem Acra), Michelle Williams, Jessica Biel, Carey Mulligan (in Victoria Beckham), and Gwyneth Paltrow (in Ralph Lauren). The gorgeous gals were just a few of the 400 guests who, once inside the blue box, were treated to a ’20s-style supper club—which brought the newly-unveiled Great Gatsby-inspired windows to life—complete with big-band jazz performances and a serenade by Smash star Megan Hilty, who fittingly performed the night’s anthem, “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” And anywhere you turned—Tiffany blue could be found. “I love the color, it’s one of my favorites,” Paltrow said of the celebrated hue of the evening. “It’s so optimistic and it’s perfect. I think it’s so beautiful.” Click the photo for more.
How to Wear the Kate Young for Target: Inspired by Michelle Williams, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Kate MaraApr 14, 2013 @ 7:30 am
Sunday shoppers, rejoice: Celebrity stylist Kate Young‘s collaborative collection for mega-retailer Target hits stores and target.com today! Fans of the eclectic line already include stars like Michelle Williams, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Kate Mara, who all wore her designs to the collection’s prom-inspired New York launch party this week. “I’ve seen a lot of the pieces from the collection and they’re all really, really different,” Mara told InStyle.com at the launch. “I was choosing between this dress and another dress that doesn’t even look like it was by the same designer, but both equally beautiful. I really appreciate that.” The creator herself shared her secret favorite piece from the collection with InStyle: “I’ve had a long relationship with these clothes at this point, and I think probably my favorite is the bodysuit because it’s so versatile,” Young said of the polka dot suit. “I like to wear the bodysuit under a blazer [like Michelle did]. I also like to wear it under a dress like I am now.” So fun! Click here to see a full preview of the line, and head to target.com to shop the collection now.
Inside the Party: Kate Young for Target’s Prom-Themed Bash With Michelle Williams, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Kate MaraApr 10, 2013 @ 1:30 pm
We went to prom with Kate Young last night! We were just one of the celebrity stylist’s many dates—along with her guests-slash-clients Kate Mara, Michelle Williams, and Maggie Gyllenhaal—for an evening that included disco balls, pink champagne, and streamer-covered bleachers at the elementary school-turned-event venue The Old School in New York to celebrate the new Kate Young for Target collaboration. “The collection was inspired mainly by the magic of getting dressed up and the feeling of hope that comes with putting on a fancy dress and going out for an evening,” Young told InStyle.com of the line, which is full of pieces for every spring party, from weddings to prom. Gyllenhaal, along with the rest of the star guests, served as celebrity models showing off the designs while grooving to tunes spun by DJ Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor, daughter of Duran Duran’s John Taylor. “[Young’s] own personal style is really down to earth, smart, and sexy,” said Gyllenhaal. “It really comes through in the clothes.” Shop the festive collection at Target stores and online at target.com on April 14.
Plus, click through the gallery to see a full preview of her collection.
Inspired by Oz the Great and Powerful: Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams’s “Ruby Slipper” StyleMar 8, 2013 @ 1:52 pm
There is no accessory more important in the classic Wizard of Oz fairytale than the click-your-heels-together-and-pray-for-home ruby slippers. And since Judy Garland’s 1939 originals are currently in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Beverly Hills (thanks to some help from Leonardo DiCaprio), we asked our March cover girls—Oz the Great and Powerful stars Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and Michelle Williams—for their 21st-century updates. Their picks:
Pick: Chanel’s Ankle-Strap Pumps
Why: “Such a classy look! What really appeals to me is that they’d be equally gorgeous with jeans or something dressier.”
Where: $1,350; at select Chanel boutiques; visit chanel.com for locations.
Pick: Charlotte Olympia’s Clio Leopard Heels
Why: “The heels on this pair make me feel teetery-tottery—in a good way, like I’ve had a glass of Champagne!”
Where: $1,095; call 212-744-1842 or visit modaoperandi.com.
Plus, snag the March issue of InStyle to read more about our cover ladies, on newsstands and downloadable for your tablets now. For a sneak peek, cilck “Inside the Cover Story” to read the five juiciest quotes from the issue.
Oz The Great and Powerful Opens Today! Read the 5 Juiciest Quotes from Stars and InStyle Cover Girls Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, and Rachel WeiszMar 7, 2013 @ 2:00 pm
Oz The Great and Powerful opens in theaters today! The stars, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, and Mila Kunis are truly bewitching as witches in the movie, and we got the exclusive peek inside their off-screen magical lives when they posed for the cover of InStyle’s March issue. What truly makes Rachel Weisz happy? What does “no place like home” mean to Michelle Williams? What bothers Mila Kunis most about Hollywood? Click through to read the 5 juiciest quotes from InStyle‘s cover girls, and pick up the issue on newsstands now (and downloadable for your tablet, too!) to read the full story.