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  • Are Feathers the Next Big Manicure Trend? According to Ciaté, Yes!

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    Looks like being flighty is now a good thing, thanks to Ciaté's new Feathered Manicure kit. The cult nail line that brought us the caviar, sequin, and foil effect kits are serving up feathers as this season's must-try manicure trend, with sets ranging from subtle neutrals to bright parrot-esque hues. Ciaté's creative director, Charlotte Knight, took inspiration from the hottest runway shows to develop the Feathered Manicure kits, and while the final result may look like the work of a pro, the effect couldn't be easier to create. Simply layer on the opaque base color, and after a generous sweep of the included Speed Coat Pro, press one of the feathers into the slightly-sticky lacquer, then use the manicure scissors to trim any longer pieces. Seal in the feather with a shiny top coat, and you're ready to fly. Pick up a set right now for $25 at sephora.com!

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  • Try This at Home: Oscar De La Renta’s Ethereal Makeup

    Amanda Schwab/Startrakphoto, Courtesy, Time Inc Digital Studios (2)Amanda Schwab/Startrakphoto, Courtesy, Time Inc Digital Studios (2)Very rarely does a makeup look stand out and blend in all at once, but the glowing effect created by Gucci Westman for Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2014 show did just that. We love how it didn't outshine de la Renta's intricate gowns, but held an ethereal effect all on its own. "The clothes had somewhat of a '50s and '60s feel, and I was very inspired by Kim Novak and Tippi Hedren for this look - classic beauties that are timeless and cool," Westman told us backstage before the show. "I've also been wanting to do a lip gloss all week, so we're doing that here. We're using the Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters in Pink Lemonade and Juicy Papaya ($8 each; drugstore.com) and are layering the Lip Gloss in Snow Pink ($8; drugstore.com) on top." For the eyes, Westman used the primer from Revlon's Shadow + Sparkle in Metropolitan ($8; drugstore.com), then blended three violet, pink, and peach hues from her spring collaboration with the brand over the lids, concentrating the deeper shades near the

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    Cue the adorable! Alexander Wang's niece, four-year-old Aila Wang, impressed Fashion Week attendees with her T-shirt and leather mini skirt combo at the designer's show over the weekend. Both the top and skirt were custom Wang creations, as he showed a similar shirt on the runway in adult size. To complete the look, his niece wore Nike shower slides with white socks (Hello, '90s) and carried a Balenciaga bag. How cool is she? Her outfit mirrored that of what Wang presented in his Spring 2014 show-looks that were strong, sporty and sexy, which is what we really love about the designer. The stylish toddler has donned custom Wang creations in the past, and we're jealous. Aila is already a street style star at New York Fashion Week, and she's not even in kindergarten!

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  • Get the Look: Reese Witherspoon’s Bronze Eye and Coral Lip at TIFF!

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    For the Toronto Film Festival premiere of The Devil's Knot, Reese Witherspoon complemented her Jason Wu dress with chic Jimmy Choo heels, and an even more chic makeup look. "I was inspired by her green heels, and the neckline of her dress," her makeup artist Mai Quynh told InStyle.com exclusively. "I thought it would be fun to do a bright coral lip to play off of her shoes." While the star's metallic eye and sheer lip was the perfect complement to her graphic ensemble, we thought it would also look nice paired against casual getups, so we just had to get all the details! After a layer of foundation, Quynh used the Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Warm Poppy for define her lips, then followed with a generous sweep of the Creme Lip Color in Tangerine ($22 and $24; lauramercier.com). The metallic eye came next, and once she blended on a layer of the Caviar Stick in Sand Glow ($24; lauramercier.com), she then concentrated the Illuminating Eye Color in Fire Glow ($24; lauramercier.com) on

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  • DKNY Celebrates 25 Years, and a Surprise Guest Walks the Runway

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    For designer Donna Karan, yesterday's high-energy 25th anniversary DKNY show was dedicated to the city the line was born and bred in. The spring 2014 collection, boasting bold pastel trenches, dresses, swimsuits and blazers, represents "New York," Karan told InStyle.com. "The art of New York, the individuality of New York, the needs of New York, the strength of New York, the power of New York and obviously black and white and color." And among those celebrating in the front row were Kelly Osbourne and Bella Thorne (in DKNY). Thorne, in a piece from the spring collection, called the line's sporty feel her favorite. But what she really loves about DKNY? The designer herself. "She's just a very good, sweet, kind person," Thorne told InStyle.com before the show. "It would be such an honor to meet her, and I'm like, 'Where is she? Where is she? I want to meet her, I want to meet her!'" One DKNY loyalist who took her Fashion Week activity beyond the front row was musician Rita Ora, who, as

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  • Marchesa Brings the Runway to Your Fingertips with Their Nail Line for Revlon

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    A drop-dead red-carpet gown by Marchesa's coveted lineup might be out of reach, but designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig aren't leaving anyone empty-handed. The two are now dressing up nails! Partnering with Revlon, they're introducing a collection of eight nail appliqué sets inspired by their exquisite creations. "We even translated [signature] beading with relief detailing on the surface," says Craig. We love how the duo's amazing designs are mirrored perfectly on each set of decals, and the project had a hidden perk: "I've pledged to stop biting my nails," she says, laughing. Find the Revlon by Marchesa 3-D Jewel Appliqués priced at $10 for a set of 18 at drugstores nationwide now!

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  • Would You Quit Social Media for a Year to Look Younger? 33% of Women Would!

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    Anti-aging measures are often taken to the extreme, and thanks to a recent poll conducted by Elizabeth Arden, we know just how far some are willing to go! While 24% of the women polled said they'd invest in a cosmetic procedure, 33% admitted that they'd give up social media for an entire year if it meant a younger-looking appearance, the Huffington Post reports. With the mix of potent serums like the Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay ($80; fresh.com) and Algenist's Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil ($79; sephora.com) on the market, such extremes aren't needed-Fresh's formula combats free radicals and has an instant smoothing effect, while Algenist's oil enlists brown algae extract to restore elasticity and impart a firmer texture. Also of note: Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream ($62; kiehls.com), which is the real-life counterpart to Photoshop's blur tool on fine lines with its hyaluronic acid-rich formula. Luckily, there isn't any proof linking social media to signs of aging, so we

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  • Do You like Kelly Ripa’s New Haircut?

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    The latest celebrity to get a bob? Kelly Ripa! We figured something was up when the TV host tweeted "Back in the saddle…with a new cut!" shortly before taping Live With Kelly and Michael, and our beliefs were confirmed moments later when she took the stage in a chin-length bob. Ripa is never one to shy away from trendy hair choices-check out her transformation for evidence-and we think the clean style combined with her long layers is a welcome change for the upcoming season.

    Has the star's new chop motivated you to find your next style or cut? Check out our best hair inspiration contenders in our Social Media Awards, who know a thing or two about good hair days (and vote for your fave!).

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  • Alicia Keys Debuts Shorter Hair with Blunt Bangs! Do You like Her New Look?

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    When it comes to creative hair changes, Alicia Keys is on fire with edgy new ideas-and her latest style definitely serves as proof. In addition to her stellar vocals, the shorter cut and brow-skimming fringe she debuted during a taping of Good Morning America in New York City's Central Park grabbed our attention. Keys last updated her look in December, adding a platinum highlight to her crop, and her penchant for variety has us eager to see the many ways she'll wear her current style.

    "I like a little bit of everything. When I was younger, I was strictly told to wear only braids, but now I love it straight," the singer previously told InStyle on her hair choices. "I love it curly. I love it partially braided and combed to the back. I really love when it covers my eyes a little bit-then there's a little mystery."


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  • One Direction’s Zayn Malik on His Style: “It Definitely Evolved”

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    Talk about a journey! One Direction's Zayn Malik and his band mates have come a long way since meeting on Britain's The X Factor in 2010 (which new documentary, One Direction: This Is Us, out Friday, recites) but Malik maintains the group's popularity isn't the only thing that's changed. "My style has definitely evolved for the positive hopefully," he told InStyle.com at the New York premiere of the film. "I wore some horrendous things on X Factor, and hopefully I dress a bit cooler now." Sporting a leather-sleeved jacket on the carpet, the newly-engaged singer is confident enough with his style to dole out back-to-school tips. "When we think about school now, all our memories are great memories, and we wish we could go back to school for a day," he said candidly. "Just have fun, and make the most of it because school goes really fast." As does time for this group-see the band's own speedy journey on screen when One Direction: This Is Us opens in theaters today.

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