Take Your Selfie Game to the Next Level with Phhhoto, a New Camera App

Get ready for your close-up because the next-generation camera app has finally arrived to revamp your static selfies and bring them to life! Phhhoto is a new social media platform and GIF-generating app that captures life in motion with just one touch thanks to its exclusive, multi-frame camera. The frames are automatically transformed into lively, looping GIFs that users can upload to a feed much like Instagram. Once the image is posted, photos can be commented on, liked, and shared by followers of the page.

The new iPhone app, which launched last week, is already being used by ultra-hip celebs like Katy Perry (below), Mia Moretti, and Diplo.

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The app was born when the founders of HyperHyper, a design and technology studio, created it instead of renting a photo booth for their holiday party at the end of 2013. And since then, Phhhoto has been used at hundreds of major parties this year thrown by brands like Red Bull, Adidas, and Time Inc. (which publishes InStyle), and now you can have the popular animated photo booth in the palm of your hand!

The Phhhoto app is free and available for download in the iTunes app store or  here.

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Shop Sales Like an Editor with These Fab Finds

It’s a savvy shopper’s utopia online right now and this week may be one of the last to secure those coveted sale items. Resist filling your carts with regrettable purchases that are overly seasonal and trendy. Instead, start with the most coveted brands that you resisted treating yourself to at full price and look for pieces that will still make the cut into early fall and next spring. Senior market editor/ digital correspondent Dana Avidan-Cohn handpicks her summer favorites!

Click through the gallery to shop my must-have picks—some are as much as 50 percent off!

Plus, follow Dana on Twitter (@InStyleDana) for more expert fashion advice and tweet at her anytime using #AskDana for a instant style advice!

Write On! Marimekko and Paperless Post Launch the Happiest Stationery Ever

Show someone a Marimekko print and it’s likely to be instantly identified, thanks to its vivid, eye-catching colors and unique playful patterns. It also helps that the brand’s limited edition collection with Banana Republic was wildly popular, with coveted pieces spotted on such street style stars like Jamie Chung and Olivia Palermo. On the heels of one successful collaboration comes another, by way of stationery.

The Finnish design house has partnered with online and paper correspondence brand Paperless Post to create a collection that happily fuses Marimekko’s iconic prints with stationery. The 40-design lineup ranges from personal, customizable stationery to save-the-dates and invites fit for any occasion imaginable (think: summer soirees, kids’ birthdays, and “sangria and spritzer” nights).

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“Marimekko’s cheerful colors and bold patterns have been brightening people’s days for over 60 years,” says Minna Kemell-Kutvonen, design director of prints at Marimekko. “We are thrilled that this partnership gives people around the world a special way to share a bit of joy with loved ones.”

Launched today on paperlesspost.com, the Everyday Collection is priced from 25 cents per digital card and $ 1 for flat-printed cardstock. Correspondence has never been so chic!

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From Beyoncé on Skates to Amanda Seyfried’s Musical Dog: See the Weekend’s Celeb Instagrams

Hollywood’s summer travels are in full swing, and this past weekend we got a close-up glimpse at the stars’ adventures. Beyoncé took a spin (and a spill!) on some roller skates while Selena Gomez and Lea Michele cavorted in different parts of Italy. Mindy Kaling shared a behind-the-scenes shot during a photo shoot for her new book’s cover, and Amanda Seyfried’s multitalented dog showed off his skills in shades at the piano. Take a look at our favorites below!

1. Beyoncé traded in her wedge sneakers for roller skates while on the Houston leg of her On the Run concert tour with husband Jay Z.

2. Amanda Seyfried’s Australian Shepherd, Finn, took to the studio, where he channeled Elton John and Stevie Wonder.

3. Mindy Kaling had a photo shoot for the cover of her new book, Why Not Me?, and shared multiple snaps of her designer outfits (which included an Opening Ceremony dress and Jimmy Choo shoes for this shot):

4. Selena Gomez learned the proper way to squeeze citrus in Ischia, Italy. “Set up camp here to watch the sunset and juice stuff ya know? Guess I was doing it wrong. Eh.”

5. Jessica Simpson posted a photo of her son, “‘Alrighty Then’ Ace,” whose chubby cheeks give Prince George’s a run for his money.

6. Lea Michele took a scenic boat ride in Italy. “On my way to #Giffoni!” she wrote.

7. Gisele Bündchen celebrated turning 34 on Sunday. “Thank you to everyone for the love and birthday wishes,” she wrote. “I feel so blessed.”

8. Kris Jenner took in some “me”-time while relaxing on a private plane. “Only place I’m ever alone LOL #Katnap #grateful #Workaholic #dreambigworkhard,” she captioned.

9. Jared Leto shared his striking night view during his trip to in France. “Right. Now. #sttropez,” he wrote.

10. Heidi Klum showed off her new manicure: “Love my new bright nails.”

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RVCA debuts Spring15 line at Miami Swim Fashion Week

RVCA and Beach Riot cohosted an event last night, Saturday July 19th, at SOHO Beach House in Miami Beach, Florida. The two California brands partnered up to host an evening of celebrating Miami Swim and showcasing their Spring 2015 collections to notable guests including Ashley Sky, Chelsea Leyland, Jessie Andrews and others who turned out to support the two brands founders PM Tenore (of RVCA) and Nicole Hanriot (of Beach Riot) last night.
Spring 2015 marks RVCA’s debut at Miami Swim; the collection offers a range of separates and full body styles, many of which feature the artwork of RVCA Advocate Michelle Blade. With the collaboration on Spring 2015 Blade, an LA based painter who has worked with RVCA as a Women’s Advocate since 2012 on installations and ad campaigns, will now join the likes of an ever expanding roster of creative forces that have worked with the lifestyle brand on collaborative projects as part of the brands ANP and Advocate initatives including models Ashley Smith & Erin Wasson, artists Barry Mcgee, Stephen ESPO Powers, Ed Templeton, Dash Snow, Chris & Jo and Raymond Pettibon, surfers Alex Knost and Christian Fletcher as well as Liberty of London, FUCT, CINELLI, and EKOCYCLE.
The season also marks the debut by RVCA’s new in-house women’s designer Anya Violet who has introduced a collection of swimwear with streamlined fits and elevated fabrication and construction in addition to a few pieces produced exclusively for editorial purposes, an effort that speaks to the brands ongoing efforts to position the RVCA Women’s brand in front of a more fashion-conscious consumer. As part of this effort to slowly transition the brand there is also the introduction of underwire and bralette styles in addition to a slight increase in the price points for the collection, which now range from $35 to $90 US dollars.
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Happy 38th Birthday, Benedict Cumberbatch!

Happy Birthday, Benedict Cumberbatch! The dapper actor, best known for his portrayal of detective Sherlock Holmes in the hit BBC show, Sherlock, turns 38 today. Despite kicking off his acting career in the early aughts, Cumberbatch recently made a name for himself stateside following his roles in The Hobbit, 12 Years a Slave, The Fifth Estate and August: Osage County. We’re so looking forward to what this year will bring the British actor!

It’s not just Cumberbatch who has been upping his style game lately. Click here to see Hollywood’s hottest men of style.

ESPY Awards Exclusive: This Is How Maria Sharapova Got Ready for Her Major Night

The ESPY Awards, aka the biggest night of the year for sports stars to show off what they look like out of their uniforms (hello, hotties!), took place last night and Maria Sharapova looked a-ma-zing. The 27-year-old tennis superstar rocked an Antonio Berardi stretch jersey cocktail dress with lace sleeve detailing to present at the event—and take home the Best Female Tennis Player of the Year award, thankyouverymuch. She accessorized with Walter Steiger shoes, a Bottega Veneta clutch, and jewelry by Irene Neuwirth and Jennifer Fisher. Love that look? So do we! Which is why she snapped pics of her getting-ready process to give us all the exclusive deets.

Check ‘em out below:

2:06 p.m. “Before applying makeup, I use my everyday Supergoop! City Serum ($ 42; sephora.com) to create a good base. Especially for the ESPY Awards—the sun is really strong on the red carpet so a moisturizer with sunscreen is really important. What a glam spread!”

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2:16 p.m. “I had so many accessory choices to wear tonight.”

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2:17 p.m. “At the ESPY Awards it’s all about the bling!”

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2:45 p.m. “I had a couple of last minute tailoring needs! The cameras pick up on everything, so we needed to make sure no detail was left undone.”

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3:10 p.m. “We kept my makeup simple other than the bold, dramatic eye.”

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5:26 p.m. “A little last minute lipstick application and a quick hair spritz was necessary before doing a live segment on ESPN. The heat can make your hair so flat!”

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6:30 p.m. “Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and I rehearsed backstage before presenting together. We joked all the way to the mic!”

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6:50 p.m. “Taking one last snap before heading home!”

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Want more ESPY fashionCheck out the best dressed stars from the event in our gallery!

Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway, and Brie Larson Dress Up as One of the Dudes in Jenny Lewis’s New Music Video

Let’s give a round of applause to Jenny Lewis who just made our Tuesday so much better by releasing the music video for her new single “Just One of the Guys,” off her upcoming album The Voyager. Directed by Lewis herself, the video stars her pals Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway, and Brie Larson, and it’s awesome.

It starts out with Lewis in a rainbow-and-unicorn-patterned suit crooning in the foreground, as her trio of A-list pals act as her backup band strumming and swaying in all-white ensembles behind her. However, it’s not long before they all switch into tracksuits, don fake mustaches, and you know, just act like one of the guys. Watch the video below to see it all go down, and make sure not to miss Hathaway’s rat tail. Yes, really.

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What Lady Gaga Wears to Walk Her Dog May (or May Not) Surprise You

When it comes to outrageously bizarre, eccentric style, Lady Gaga’s sartorial reputation definitely precedes her. Mother Monster is not one to hold back on stage or the red carpet—she approaches fashion with the intention to shock more than anything else. Remember her polka-dot tentacles and Kermits? And who could forget her infamous meat dress? Naturally, we wouldn’t expect her everyday looks to be any different.

And how right we are: She was snapped walking her Frenchie, Asia, in two out-there outfits. Unlike her fellow celebrity dog-owners who tend to gravitate toward classic denim skinnies and comfortable separates, the singer opted for metallic sky blue suit separates with statement shades and nude Schutz pumps (above, left) while out and about in Montreal on her ArtRave tour.

Several days later, she landed in Toronto and pieced together another look, with Asia in tow. She topped off her white-and-blue tuxedo suit with Jerome  C. Rousseau heels and a dramatic oxblood Victorian overcoat that boasted an ornate collar and puffed sleeves. Leave it to Lady Gaga to turn an ordinary task into a serious fashion statement.

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Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Obama Take a Selfie Together

It looks like Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Obama are BFFs. The First Lady is undoubtedly a busy woman, but she made time to take an adorable selfie with the singer yesterday. Lopez first posted the snap on Instagram, and Obama later followed suit. “Me and my girl @flotus at #LULAC National convention for the empowerment of Latinos. #represent #keynotespeaker #introingthekeynotespeaker #dreambig,” Lopez captioned the image.

See More Photos: Jennifer Lopez’s Best Looks

The duo took the photo at the 2014 LULAC National Convention in New York City, where the singer introduced the First Lady for her speech, which focused on advancing the education, civil rights, and employment of Hispanic-Americans through community-based programs. The ladies were on the same style wavelength for the occasion: Each donned pretty floral ensembles. Lopez dazzled in a pale pink Zuhair Murad couture embroidered appliqué blouse and peplum pencil skirt, while Obama glowed in a white and blue print frock by Tanya Taylor.

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For more Michelle Obama, see her most memorable outfits ever in our gallery!

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