Two lovely Hollywood ladies are celebrating their birthdays today! Jessica Alba turns 31, while Penelope Cruz blows out 38 candles. In honor of the occasion, take a look back at Jessica Alba’s transformation in the gallery, from curly-haired teen actress to glamorous mother of two.
Can you match these vintage shots to their modern-day birthday girls? Barbra Streisand (top) is celebrating her 70th birthday, Penelope Cruz (center) is cutting her 37th birthday cake, and Kelly Clarkson (bottom) is blowing out 30 candles. Congratulations, ladies!
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Our favorite outfits of this week—pulled from our Look of the Day top picks—focus on streamlined LBDs, with an ethereal gown and a spring-ready floral thrown into the mix. Our top picks: Coco Rocha in mint green embroidered Zac Posen, Alexa Chung in an inky dress toughened up with a cropped motorcycle jacket, Scarlett Johansson in a Versace peplum design, Penelepe Cruz in off-the-shoulder Emilio Pucci, and Dianna Agron in a rich navy and gold floral Alice + Olivia look. Which one is your favorite? Vote in the poll below and let us know! More
Hairstylists created big looks for Hollywood’s big night. The most popular styles at the 2012 Academy Awards included heavy bangs like Ellie Kemper, sleek ponytails like Leslie Mann, retro ‘dos like Penelope Cruz, and super-size buns like Tina Fey. See more of the night’s best hairstyles in the gallery now.
The summer heat is still going strong, and celebrities have been keeping cool by tying their hair back in oversize braids! Everyone from Demi Moore to Rihanna has been working long Rapunzel locks on and off the red carpet, and we can’t get enough of the trend. Click “See the Photos” to check out our favorite oversize braids, and tell us, would you wear one?
Stars deal with soaring temperatures and humidity, too, and they know that there’s no better way to beat the heat than with a chic summer ponytail. From high and bumped-up to teased and tousled, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite ponytail styles, along with expert tips to achieve the looks yourself. Click through the photos to see how Blake Lively, Kim Kardashian and Penelope Cruz lend their star style to the updo!
At the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Penelope Cruz made us do a double-take when she sported piecey, above-the-brow fringe on a Saturday (left) and then five days later, the cute bangs were nowhere to be found (right). We couldn’t help asking her hairstylist Andy LeCompte if he employed a few faux pieces to created the adorable look. “Guilty!” LeCompte wrote. “I created a piece to give Penelope a short Audrey Hepburn-esque fringe, without the commitment of growing it out if she didn’t like it.” If you’re like us, then you were wild about the look. LeCompte’s advice for trying a similarly sneaky technique at home? “Get a great piece that matches your hair color exactly—and have your stylist cut them.” Wise words, indeed.
The 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival just wrapped up this weekend, making now the perfect time to look back at the hottest styles from the event! Kirsten Dunst (left) kept things sweet in a pale pink tiered Chanel gown, completing the delicate look with milkmaid braids and fuchsia lipstick, while Penelope Cruz (center) went sultry in a form-fitting blue velvet Stella McCartney frock and long loose locks. Meanwhile, Diane Kruger (right) showed off her take on the fest’s big trend—neutrals!—in a gold metallic Calvin Klein gown with a sweeping train. Click through the gallery to see more of the best looks from Cannes, including outfits from Rachel McAdams, Salma Hayek, and Gwen Stefani!
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