Conquer spring’s irregular weather with a fun, bright scarf! Perfect for spring’s chillier moments, yet light enough to keep on all day, this spring accessory is a must-have layering piece. Click the photo to see our seven favorites, including picks from J.Crew, Kate Spade, Forever 21, and more.
Ashton Kutcher‘s got his name floating around the fashion world again, thanks to his new investment in TheHunt.com—a go-to site for finding out where to shop what you see online. That means when you see something amazing on Pinterest or Instagram and you want to buy it but can’t, all you have to do is post a picture of it and the community of stylehunters will find it—or something similar—for you. So far 100,000 hunts have been posted, for everything from tribal print swimsuits for under $20 to galaxy printed leggings, with over 200,000 buyable products found. Users can also post styling questions—”Help, what goes with these killer high-waist denim cutoffs?”—and the community will help find shoppable merch in response. And it’s not just clothes: Tap the crowd to hunt for home goods, recipes, and even beauty tutorials. Got what you need? Then just log on to help hunters in need find what they so desperately seek! Visit thehunt.com to sign up.
Plus, see Ashton’s Man of Style feature!
— Isabel González Whitaker
Good News, Jewelry Fans! Expect to See Pretty Designer Baubles at jcpenney’s Bijoux Bar Starting This MonthApr 4, 2013 @ 6:30 am
If you ever wanted to shop jewelry designers like Kara Ross, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Lana Bramlette at wallet-friendly prices, jcpenney is now giving you that chance. The retailer just announced that in late April, it will roll out the Bijoux Bar, a new shop-in-shop stocking baubles by 16 international designers at prices ranging from $30 to $395. Pieces like the triangular earrings at left ($50), part of Lana Bromlette’s Downtown by Lana collection, and the 10021 Kara Ross bangle ($175) will be available on jcpenney.com and in 650 stores nationwide starting later this month.
Plus, see five accessories trends to try now!
RentTheRunway.com is more than just designer dress and accessory rentals, it’s also a spot to find exclusive designs. Starting tomorrow, you’ll find a brand new one thanks to the launch of the first Bibhu Mohapatra for Rent the Runway capsule collection, a six-piece lineup the Indian-American designer created for the rental site that’s inspired by his heritage. “These clothes are to make women feel special and transformed to a world of lush heritage, like India,” Mohapatra told InStyle.com of the mix of cocktail dresses and gowns. Each one is crafted in traditional Indian colors and fabrics, with nods to modern, architectural influences as well. To create the pieces, he and RTR’s senior merchandising team traveled to India for inspiration and to source materials. “We went on hunts for days to markets, bazaars, fabric stores, and embroidery factories,” he added. “It’s done with a lot of love.” Click through the gallery to see the vivid designs—pieces you can rent, wear, and shop for any summer event. Rental prices range from $200 to $400, and you can keep your pick for four to eight days.
Crain’s 40 Under 40 Best in Business List Includes Fashion’s Biggest Stars (Like InStyle’s Own Ariel Foxman!)Mar 25, 2013 @ 11:30 am
Crain’s New York Business released its annual list of the 40 hottest names in business under the age of 40—and this year, some of fashion’s most successful faces made the cut. The list includes Neil Blumenthal, 32, co-founder of the trendy frames company Warby Parker; Katia Beauchamp, 30, who co-founded beauty sampling company Birchbox; designer Joseph Altuzarra, 29, who creates clothes adored by editors, stylists, and celebrities alike; as well as InStyle’s own managing editor Ariel Foxman. “He is the smartest kid in the class,” Martha Nelson, the editor-in-chief at Time Inc., told Crain’s of Foxman, 39. Congratulations to Ariel, and everyone on the list! See the rest of the superstars on crainsnewyork.com.
Plus, see what InStyle’s editors love for spring!
If you plan on stepping out to brunch this morning—and maybe stopping by your favorite jewelry store on the way—consider this hairstyle: Breakfast at Tiffany’s star Emilia Clarke‘s ’40s-inspired updo, a look created by hair maven Umberto for the star’s stage look. “Audrey Hepburn‘s hair in the film is one of the most requested looks in the world, but when I found out it was set in the 1940′s, I knew we could create something just as elegant and beautiful,” Umberto told InStyle.com. “We gave Emilia an elegant chignon in the back with a soft waveline on the face. It was so easy; all you have to do it roll it up and pin it.” But just in case you aren’t armed with Umberto’s expert fingers, we asked him to break it down a little more for us: Add a drop of Roman Oil Serum ($13 at target.com) to dry hair to make it smooth and shiny, and to eliminate the frizz. Use a flat iron to create the signature ’40s “C” wave around the face, then roll the rest of your hair into a bun at the nape of the neck and pin. Finish with a spritz of hairspray to keep it all in place. Happy window shopping!
Plus, see more of the most memorable hairstyles.
Hot on the very colorful heels of Derek Lam’s spring collaboration with Kohl’s, the retailer just announced their next DesigNation partnership for fall 2013: Catherine Malandrino. The limited-edition line of shirts, dresses, skirts, pants, and more is sure to be extra-special, as it’s inspired by a recent trip Malandrino took to her hometown of Paris. “What I find inspiring is to look at Paris with the step back approach of a tourist. The line is the illustration of a Paris dream for the American woman,” InStyle.com learned from Malandrino, who gave us an exclusive sneak peek of what we can expect from the line. “The nightlife and glamor of a show at the Crazy Horse inspired me to use black tulle and fishnet with a touch of sparkle. The chic [style] in the Saint Germain district, just a trench coat and a little black dress.” Expect a Kohl’s take on her romantic runway looks (see pieces from her fall 2013 runway collection at right), all at Kohl’s affordable prices—everything in the collection will be between $36 and $130 when it launches in Kohl’s stores and on kohls.com this fall. Tres chic!
Plus, see the stars who love Malandrino.
The 4th Annual Fashion 2.0 Awards were held at the SVA Theatre in New York last night, where some of our favorite designers and their teams were honored for their tech savvy! The “Digital Oscars,” as they’re affectionately called, were hosted by Simon Doonan and Robert Verdi, who handed Diane von Furstenberg, Gilt Groupe, and Anthropologie some of the top awards of the night for their Twitter, Pinterest, videos, and more. Marc Jacobs and Saks Fifth Avenue took two honors each, and DKNY was named “Best Twitter” for the fourth year running. Congratulations, everyone! Click to see the complete list of winners after the jump. And tell us: Which of these designers to you love to follow online?