Courtesy Photo (4)Netflix's new original series Orange is the New Black is making headway as a gritty comedy-drama set in a women's prison. Based on Piper Kerman's memoir of the same title, the series tells the story of Piper (starring Taylor Schilling), whose past as an accomplice to her international drug-runner girlfriend Alex (Laura Prepon) catches up to her cozy life with fiancé Larry (Jason Biggs). It results in her arrest and a year-long sentence to prison where she meets an eccentric bunch of inmates. Created by Jenji Kohan, the same woman behind Weeds, each episode is punctuated with flashbacks of a character's past. The show is incredibly compelling-and the costumes even more so. Costume designer Jenn Rogien, also the mastermind behind the boho Brooklyn look as the costume designer for HBO's Girls, reveals to us the challenges that come with styling prison jumpsuits, combing the city for '90s clothes and testing makeshift 'prison' accessories (like a shower slipper out of maxi pads). "I doRead More »from Orange is the New Black Costume Designer Jenn Rogien: “It was a Creative Challenge”
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- InStyle.com | Fashion – Tue, Jul 23, 2013 4:59 PM EDT
- InStyle.com | Fashion – Mon, Jul 22, 2013 5:31 PM EDT
Gilbert Flores/Broadimage; Albert L. Ortega/Getty; Albert L. Ortega/GettyComic-Con is known for attracting the most dedicated, fearless fans who dress up in costume. But among the Superwomans and Spider-Mans and Katniss Everdeens at this year's event, there were also designer pieces by Versace, Proenza Schouler, Wes Gordon, and more trudging through San Diego's Convention Center. Stars left their done-up, straight-laced ensembles at home and opted for playful styles, embracing prints and midriff looks with complete abandon to promote their new sci-fi, fantasy and action flicks. One trend we spotted: Micro shorts as seen on Nina Dobrev (in Sachin + Babi), Lily Collins (in Paper London) and Elizabeth Olsen (in Balenciaga), who styled them with mixed prints, trapeze tops and cropped tanks. Click to see more memorable fashion moments.Read More »from Comic-Con International 2013 Fashion Photos: It’s Not All Costumes in San Diego, You Know
- InStyle.com | Fashion – Fri, Jul 19, 2013 5:05 PM EDT
Ramey Photo; Courtesy Photo (2); Time Inc Photo StudioFrom bed to runway to the red carpet, pajamas are seeing daylight more than ever. "There's something deliciously louche about wearing PJs in public (think: Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner in the '60s with his silky smoking jacket)," Fashion Director Cindy Weber Cleary says in the August issue of InStyle (on newsstands now). We've taken her tips and style inspiration from the stars to show how you can venture out in sleepwear-and pull it off. Click through to see silky and lush pajama pieces that are too lovely to be worn only at night.Read More »from Pajama Dressing: Three Tips for Perfecting the Relaxed Look
- InStyle.com | Beauty – Thu, Jul 18, 2013 4:24 PM EDT
Alex Reside for InStyle.comBeyoncé's hairstylist Kim Kimble recently launched her own line of shampoos, conditioners, and styling products, so naturally, we were intrigued. We asked InStyle.com Assistant Editor Marianne Mychaskiw to try out the line and report back on the products. Read on to find out what she thought, then scroll down to see a photo of the results.
"My hair is naturally curly, but I rarely wear it that way. For years, I tamed it into submission using keratin treatments and styling tools, but the current heat wave in New York City left me less motivated to juggle a blow-dryer with a flat iron in the close quarters of my apartment. Enter Kim Kimble's haircare line. The Bounce Back Curl Revitalizer ($16; kimblebeauty.com) was the complete opposite of the hard, drying gels I used back in high school. I scrunched the product into my damp hair, let it air-dry, and just like that, I was left with soft, defined curls I could actually run my fingers through. The Brazilian Nut and Acai Shampoo andRead More »from Editor Tested: The Products by Beyoncé’s Hairstylist Gave Us Ultra-Fierce Curls
- InStyle.com | Beauty – Wed, Jul 17, 2013 3:32 PM EDT
Would you let a snail crawl across your face for better skin? Visitors to Tokyo's Ci:z Labo beauty salon would - the spa is currently offering up the world's first snail facials, where a trio of African Snails travel across a customer's face to deposit hyaluronic acid-rich slime. The slime's anti-aging properties were discovered after snail farmers noticed their skin healed faster after the molluscs had trailed across their hands, and while it has been known to diminish age spots, scars, and acne, we're a little hesitant to try out the treatment ourselves. Luckily, Korean beauty brand Missha has found a less-dubious alternative with their Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Gel Mask, which is infused with 5% snail slime. The product works best for those with dry complexions, and you simply apply the two-piece sheet mask immediately after cleansing so your skin can soak up the benefits - no creepy crawlies required. Missha's Super Aqua Cell Renew Mask is available at misshaus.com, and at $6Read More »from Too Squeamish for a Snail Facial? Try This $6 Sheet Mask Instead
Rex USA; Getty Images (2)Buckingham Palace will welcome a new member to the family any time now, which will make Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II a great-grandmother for the third time. At 87, she may be one of the chicest great-grandmas in the world. Her endless supply of monochrome outfits and incredible access to crown jewels dripped in diamonds, sapphires, and rubies make her stand out-yes, even next to the new world fashion icon, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge. So, while we wait for Baby Heir to the Throne to arrive (late!)-it was the Queen who once famously said "these wretched babies don't come until they are ready"-let's look back at some of the single-color outfits that have shaped the style of one of the chicest members of the royal family.Violet
Her Majesty chose a violet coat with floral piping during her Diamond Jubilee tour of the United Kingdom in 2012.
Queen Elizabeth II wore an all white official royal look to sit on the throne, which she has occupied since she was Read More »from Queen Elizabeth is One Chic Great-Grandmother
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Between her low-key eye makeup, clean skin, and flushed lip, Emma Roberts' beauty look from the Persol Magnificent Obsessions event defined effortless summer beauty. "We went for fresh lips that were a perfect way to add color to her fair skin," said her makeup artist Nick Barose. "True pink can be too fussy, but a sheer berry adds a pop of color, which is great for a summer look." Barose chose the Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Soft Raspberry, a tawny pink with slight wine tones. "I dabbed it onto the entire lip, then added a bit more on the center to add depth and create a soft rose petal effect," he said. The crayon-shaped stylo makes application a breeze, and the infused mango and shea butters keep your pucker moisturized. Pick up the color for $9 at neutrogena.com.
- InStyle.com | Beauty – Thu, Jul 11, 2013 3:42 PM EDT
INFphotoForget a bold lip or a smoky eye - at the New York City premiere of Turbo, Blake Lively went the au naturale route with her makeup. We love how her clean skin and sheer lip looked polished, so we caught up with celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal to get tips on how to work a similar "no makeup" effect. "It's not about wearing no makeup, but about wearing thin layers of makeup that will still look fresh," said Roncal, who counts Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, and Angelina Jolie among her extensive celeb client roster. To achieve the effect, Roncal recommends skipping the foundation for a budge-proof primer and a lightweight concealer. "Use a primer right after moisturizing, then cover any imperfections with a thin concealer," she said. If your skin is naturally oily, dust a mattifying powder onto your T-zone to reduce shine, and remember to go easy on the eyes with just enough mascara and eyeliner for definition. "I wear my own waterproof mascara ($20; mallybeauty.com) all the time, but inRead More »from How to Look like Blake Lively: Tips for Getting Her Fresh-Faced Look
Fruitvale Station’s Octavia Spencer on Her Devotion to Tadashi Shoji: “It’s Harder to Cut for a Body like Mine. He Makes Me Feel Sexy.”By InStyle.com | Fashion – Wed, Jul 10, 2013 3:34 PM EDT
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Octavia Spencer doesn't have to worry about looking good on the red carpet. Not with Tadashi Shoji around. The designer is her BFF when it comes to red carpet dressing, and she turns to him often for making her look great at event after event. During last year's award season, the Golden Globe and Academy Award winner wore Shoji's designs, and even cried when she put on one of his dresses. "I appreciate that she wore my dresses and she appreciated that I designed for her. It's mutual admiration," the designer had told InStyle.com. Today, Spencer remains loyal Shoji as she promotes her new film, Fruitvale Station (out July 12), at the Cannes Film Festival (teal lace frock), in Los Angeles (in a cobalt lace dress), and New York (in an ivory and black lace embroidered cap sleeve dress).
The secret, said Spencer, is Shoji's ability make her feel sexy. "People will be very angry when I say this, but I think it's easy to cut for a perfect body," she told InStyle.com when we caught upRead More »from Fruitvale Station’s Octavia Spencer on Her Devotion to Tadashi Shoji: “It’s Harder to Cut for a Body like Mine. He Makes Me Feel Sexy.”
- InStyle.com | Beauty – Tue, Jul 9, 2013 12:46 PM EDT
Courtesy (2)If you managed to procure summer's coveted bronzy glow this holiday weekend-hopefully from a bottle and not lounging poolside unprotected!-put switching up your foundation on your to-do list stat. Makeup artist Pati Dubroff suggests mixing either a tinted moisturizer (like NARS; $42 at sephora.com) or creme bronzer (like Chanel; $48 at chanel.com) in with your regular foundation to adjust the coloring. "Usually I maintain the original shade for the center of the face to keep a brightness," said Dubroff who works with Gwyneth Paltrow and Drew Barrymore. "Then, I'll either mix a few drops of tint into the liquid or just use it for sides of the face." If your skin has rosy undertones to begin with, Dubroff advised against pink cheek color-instead opt for a gold tinted bronzer. If your skin has an actual burn to the point of being red Dubroff said: "Make sure sunburned skin is well hydrated and use aloe gel to heal." And next time smooth on an SPF 30 or higher before sunning it up!