AP ImagesLilly Pulitzer, the woman who created printed dresses that radiated the sunshine every day of the year, passed away yesterday at the age of 81. After moving to Palm Beach, Florida in the late 1950s, she was inspired to create the line after she opened a juice stand and needed clothes to cover juice stains-enter her iconic orange slice-covered shifts, paisley prints, and vacation clothes. Since then, she's launched baby clothes, stationery, shoes, and sorority wear, and expanded her company into the empire it is today. "Lilly was a true original who has brought together generations through her bright and happy mark on the world," the company wrote on her Facebook page. And InStyle couldn't agree more-we've featured Pulitzer's name 60 times in our magazine, first in May 1996 with her mini daisy jeans and, most recently, last November in our Best of Web feature, where her products were featured in our spotlight on giftsthatgive.com ($1 out of every $5 spent goes to your favorite charity).Read More »from Remembering Lilly Pulitzer
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- InStyle.com | Fashion – Thu, Apr 4, 2013 5:11 PM EDT
Beyoncé celebrated #ThrowbackThursday in a big way today! After teasing the world yesterday by releasing a 6-second video clip to preview a new project, the singer shared her first commercial for Pepsi this morning. Titled "Mirrors," the one-minute clip shows Bey (in AllSaints' Kyoto tee, which you can snag here for $68) surrounded by a circle of mirrors, at first struggling to pin down her new choreography. After taking a sip of an ice cold Pepsi, she's given new life by looking in the mirror and seeing her reflection transformed into her "Bootylicious"-era self. Suddenly surrounded by images of her former selves, Bey gets inspired and starts busting out dance moves spanning her entire career (good to see you again, "Single Ladies" hand wave). "Embrace your past, but live for now," the singer asserts before strutting across the stage. Amen, Bey!Read More »from Beyonce’s New Pepsi Video Shows Off Her Most Iconic Looks Ever
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Stud earrings are having a moment! These small jewels make a big impact without weighing you down, plus they can be easily paired with other statement pieces like chunky necklaces or stackable cuffs. See our top five picks below.Read More »from Having a Moment: 5 Stud Earrings We Love
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What's bright, floral, graphic and won't set you back a fortune? This season's top trends, of course! From statement-making black and white pieces to bright, lacy head-turners, InStyle's editors have shopped the stores for you and found the best (and most affordable!) takes on spring's most in-demand styles. Shop these affordable, in-demand items now, and style without debt!
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FameFlynet Pictures; startraksphotoReese Witherspoon has gone brunette! The star, who made serious waves at the Oscars with her perfectly-styled ringlets, debuted her new hue in Nashville over the weekend with her family. Witherspoon has worked her Legally Blonde highlights for years-the last time she crossed over to the dark side was in 2005 to play the role of June Carter-Cash, wife of country icon Johnny Cash. "My hair was dyed dark brown for Walk the Line," she told InStyle previously. "It was a very sophisticated style for me." We think it looks just as chic the second time around!
- InStyle.com | Fashion – Mon, Apr 1, 2013 2:03 PM EDT
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Midriff tops make a bold fashion statement, but it's a statement that everyone, including Diane Kruger (in Carven and Vanessa Bruno), Miley Cyrus (in Marc Jacobs), and Selena Gomez (in Dolce & Gabbana), is loving-and Chloe Sevigny hopes it stays that way. The American Horror Story actress, who wore her own cutout creation (vintage Chloe by Karl Lagerfeld) to Barneys Celebrates 60 Years of Chloe at the department store in New York, loves the look because she believes it gives people a chance to breakout from "playing it safe" with their style. "I think that you shouldn't be afraid of being an individual," Sevigny told InStyle.com. "People are so afraid of criticism, especially from all of the tabloid magazines and stuff, but I think that the InStyles of the world always seem to celebrate individuality more, so I just keep that in mind." So true, Chloe!
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Peter Byrne - WPA Pool/GettyCatherine, the Duchess of Cambridge has so many events coming up on her social calendar-a baby on the way isn't stopping her!-and that means we can expect to see her in some new (covetable) clothes, too. So, we're doing some style prep for the Princess, picking out a look we'd like to see her wear for her next appearance. On deck: Easter Sunday. Here's what we'd love to see her in at a church service-for Kate, RepliKates, and beyond.
The ivory lace Alexander McQueen dress she wore to St. Paul's Cathedral in honor of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
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With her bump becoming more prominent, MaxMara's dusty yellow design ($2,046 at matchesfashion.com), features a silk chiffon and a floral lace bodice for a looser fit, without sacrificing elegance. To top it off, add a sculptural fascinator from Philip Treacy London ($847 at lovehats.com), a neutral box clutch by Expressions NYC ($48 at nordstrom.com), as well as a few pieces from her favorite shops,
- InStyle.com | Fashion – Thu, Mar 28, 2013 2:37 PM EDT
FameFlynet; NCP/Star Max/FilmMagic; James Devaney/WireImage; NCP/Star Max/FilmMagicWhen Nicola Formichetti first revealed in February that he was styling Kim Kardashian, we were immediately curious how he would dress the pregnant reality star's famous curves. And we soon received our answer: Never sacrificing her love of fashion, Kardashian has continued to wear the figure-hugging dresses and sky-high heels she loves so well-a head-turning combination for the petite star with a baby on board. That's why we had to ask the man behind her latest looks-(left to right) a modest black-and-white shift, a leather dress by her sweetheart Kanye West, and two very different Lanvin creations-what he thought of his client's memorable maternity style. "Kim symbolizes the modern-day girl. She likes very sexy things," Formichetti told InStyle.com at the February launch of Mugler's handbag collaboration with Shopbop. "She has a different body structure, [and with her pregnancy], it's a challenge." But he added, "She's not a model, and that excites me!"
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CBS /LandovOur favorite "Backwoods Barbie" has joined the world of blogging! Dolly Parton launched her official Tumblr last week, and we're already inspired by the many quotes, GIFs, and vintage beauty photos among her posts. "I would never stoop so low as to be fashionable," Parton once joked to InStyle on her trademark wardrobe. To celebrate, we're taking a look back at the many hair and makeup choices she has sported-all of which are worth a reblog.Read More »from Welcome to Tumblr, Dolly Parton!
- InStyle.com | Beauty – Wed, Mar 27, 2013 3:31 PM EDT
Phil McCarten/PictureGroupIt was the manicure that launched a thousand swipes! Zooey Deschanel may have helped amp up the nail art craze with her black-tie pattern at the 2012 Golden Globes, and because she's our awesome April cover girl, we're asking you: How creative can you be? Starting today, you can enter to win a beauty basket filled with CoverGirl's latest must-haves by showing us your own unique spin on Zooey's buttoned-up pattern (don't worry, we have step-by-step instructions below!). So break out the bright colors, throw on some rhinestones, or even add a boutonniere-the sky's the limit. To enter, you must be following @InStyle on Twitter, then just Tweet a photo of your mani and include the hashtag #InStyleNailArt. Three lucky winners with the most original takes on the pattern will be selected to win the amazing beauty prize. The contest ends on April 2nd, so see below for the full tutorial, and start painting today!Read More »from How to Do Zooey Deschanel's Most Famous Manicure – Step by Step
STEP ONE: Apply the Base Color
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