It’s Katy Perry’s 30th Birthday! See Her Transform from High School Freshman to Pop Queen


October 25, 2014 @ 8:10 am

Born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, the wildly personable and international pop icon Katy Perry rings in the big 3-0 today, but that’s not all the singer has to celebrate.

Since her introductory days into the music industry as a gospel singer (adorable, right?), the “Roar” songstress has solidified her place among the best-selling artists of all time after her Teenage Dream album became the first by a female artist to produce five No. 1 songs in a row. All in a day’s work for Katy Perry, but that’s what you’d expect from an artist who has sold more than 72 million digital singles, which made her the best-selling digital singles artist in the U.S. earlier this year. And as if you aren’t already impressed, Katy added Twitter tycoon to her already extensive list of accolades when she became the first person to hit 50 million followers, which broke the Guinness World Record for most Twitter followers and officially inspired us to step up our social-media game.

PHOTOS: Katy Perry’s Costumes from the Prismatic World Tour

Ever the daring, fashion-forward trendsetter, word on the street is Katy is in the market to produce her own fashion brand, a move that will surely send every Katy Cat clamoring for a piece of the “Firework” singer’s audacious style. Speaking of which, we can’t wait to see what crowd-pleasing fashion liberties she will take when she headlines the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX halftime show on Feb. 1.

Is there anything this superwoman can’t do? Katy Perry for president! Just kidding, but really.

PHOTOS: See Katy Perry’s Changing Looks!

Kat Dennings Recalls Her Childhood Goth Phase and Addams Family Obsession

It’s fitting that Two Broke Girls star Kat Dennings stopped by Conan on Wednesday, considering that day of the week was the very name she used to go by. The actress admitted to host Conan O’Brien that, during her childhood goth phase she was obsessed with The Addams Family, particularly the character Wednesday Addams.

Dennings—who fittingly wore a gothic-inspired black minidress featuring lace and zipper accents—said that she not only believed she was Wednesday Addams as a child, but that she would introduce herself to strangers as such.

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Keeping in tune with trend this week of having guests show adorably awkward childhood photos, the actress shared a pic of herself as a kid, decked out in a full cape and makeup one particular Halloween. “I was so into it!” Dennings recalled.

Get her full creepy, kooky, altogether ooky story here:

PHOTOS: Kat Dennings Has Red-Hot Red-Carpet Style

Get Grooming With Our Favorite High-Tech Brushes for Every Hair Type

Fabulous tresses begin with the right tools and your hair brush is no exception. Unfortunately, not all brushes are created equal and fussing around with the wrong one can lead to some less-than-stellar hair days. The good news? The beauty market is filled with high-tech wonders that will meet all of your styling needs, from beachy waves to bombshell blowouts. Unlike ordinary brushes, these are designed with game-changing features like carbon bristles that won’t melt under the heat of your hot tools, and ion generators that speed up the blow-drying process–we even stumbled upon a comb that treats thinning strands with actual lasers.

PHOTOS: Shop Our Favorite Hi-Tech Hair Brushes for Every Hair Type

How Portia de Rossi Went from Being a Scandal Super Fan to Star

Portia de Rossi, just like the rest of us, is totally obsessed with Scandal. But the difference is, she gets to experience the ultimate dream come true for any fan since she now appears on the drama. The actress stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! where she discussed, among other things (including those ever-persistent baby rumors), how she lobbied hard to be on the series.

“I hounded [Scandal creator] Shonda Rhimes,” de Rossi said. “She took a meeting with me, which was so exciting to get to be in the same room with her and talk about her amazing, amazing shows.” When de Rossi didn’t immediately hear back from Rhimes, she expected she didn’t get a part, but eventually she got a fateful call from her agent (which she hilariously misinterpreted at first to be “scandal news” instead of “Scandal news”) and the rest is television history.

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The actress, who rocked the ever-stylish crop, also discussed how her character’s arc is a “little open ended … I’m doing everything I can do stay alive!” Watch the entire Scandal chat here, including de Rossi telling a very funny anecdote about forgetting her character’s name at her first table read:

PHOTOS: Get the Scandal Style Scoop on Season 4’s Outfits!

It’s the Great Collaboration Charlie Brown! Coach Partners With the Peanuts Gang

Unlike Linus’s Great Pumpkin (which happens to air tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC), this news is 100-percent real: As the first installment in a series of limited-edition collections that celebrate Coach‘s American heritage, the luxury leather goods brand has given its handbags a dash of cartoon-like playfulness with Charles M. Schulz’s famous comic strip sketches embossed on satchels, totes, and duffels.

“Coach has for so many years been an American institution so it seems fitting to honor that heritage with iconography that captures moments in American pop culture,” says Coach creative director Stuart Vevers. “Peanuts and Snoopy were a rite of passage for a generation and continue to be so emotive—there’s a particular image of joyful Snoopy that I’ve always loved and have in our studio that manages to capture so much feeling and emotion in a sketch. I was intrigued by the idea of taking that image and playfulness but subverting it. A rebellious spirit is contrasted with reassuringly natural Coach leather to create something unexpected.”

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And Vevers did just that by pitting a flitting Woodstock against a sophisticated color palette of black and ivory, an exuberant Snoopy on a cheery “Woodstock” yellow, and offering edgy black leather Snoopy dolls.

The 21-piece Coach x Peanuts capsule collection is available now at French boutique colette.fr, with a broader launch slated to debut on coach.com October 24. With the second launch date comes Coach’s first official iPhone app with fun Coach x Peanuts-related features, like getting photo-bombed by Peanuts characters. But in the meantime, you can take a look at the digital (and animated!) Coach x Peanuts lookbook on coach.com.

PHOTOS: Celebrities Wearing Coach, On and Off the Red Carpet

Fab Five: Tell Us Which Stars Wore It Best This Week With Our A-List Tool!

You voted, and we listened! This week, some of Hollywood’s most happening ladies stepped out wearing head-turning ensembles that gave you, our readers, something to talk about. These five looks were chosen by you as this week’s must-see picks. The stars who made it to the top: Emma Roberts (in Saint Laurent), Naomi Watts (in Jason Wu), Karlie Kloss (in Michael Kors), Hilary Swank (in Saint Laurent), and Kate Mara (in J. Mendel).

Did your favorite celeb make the cut? Tell us whose getup made your Fashion A-List by choosing your five favorite style moments from this week’s Look of the Day. Visit instyle.com/instyle/a-list and pick your top looks, then share them with your fashion-savvy friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Check out the top looks of the week below (voted by you!) and then head over to our A-List tool to pick your top 5.

Head to the A-list maker right now to get started!

Kyra Sedgwick Explains Why She Wouldn’t Let Husband Kevin Bacon Teach Her the Ukulele


October 9, 2014 @ 9:45 am

Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon have one of the longest marriages in all of Hollywood (26 years and counting!), which must make everyone ask, “How do they do it?” During a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, Sedgwick may have given a vital clue as to what makes a healthy marriage work so well for so long: knowing which things you shouldn’t engage in together.

Sedgwick told host Jimmy Kimmel that Bacon recently bought her a ukulele as a present, but she opted to be self-taught rather than have her musician husband teach her how to play. The actress—who is currently appearing as a guest star on the comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine—explained that in the beginning of their marriage Bacon attempted to teach her how to drive stick shift and it did not go well. “He was really mean,” she lovingly reminisced, “He was just a really tough teacher!” Lesson learned!

Watch the entire conversation here:

Celebrate more of Kyra Sedwick and Kevin Bacon’s milestones as a couple! 

Oversize Blazers to Wear All Fall Long

The relaxed silhouette of an oversize blazer has a certain level of sophistication that’s hard to compete with. This borrowed-from-the-boys style is all about the details, so look for a topper with a crisp lapels, too-cool cuffs, or shapely shoulders–most importantly, you want something very tailored.

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How To Wear It:

Forgo cigarette pants here. Balance proportions with slouchy trousers or a boxy midiskirt. Crafted from lighter wools and crêpes, this blazer is all about the drape; go for stream-lined pairings like a silk blouse, or for evenings, skip that layer and show some skin, per Hermès (above, left center).

PHOTOS: Shop 10 must-have oversize blazers!

Runway photos (at top, from left): Proenza Schouler, Hermès, Giorgio Armani, Reed Krakoff

 

Happy Birthday Kate Winslet! See the English Rose’s Transformation


October 5, 2014 @ 8:45 am

Happy birthday Kate Winslet, the Oscar winner turns 39 today! With a long and already illustrious career, Winslet was an early and eager thespian.  At the tender age of 11, Winslet scored her first gig in a Sugar Puffs commercial. She caught her big break at the age of 17 in Heavenly Creatures but claimed international stardom with her role as the redhead-socialite Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic alongside co-star Leonardo DiCaprio (we still love you Jack).

In 2009, Winslet’s performance in Revolutionary Road won her a Golden Globe. She also took home both an Oscar and Golden Globe for her critically acclaimed role in The Reader. Most recently, you could find Winslet playing Jeanine in this summer’s blockbuster Divergent, we can’t wait to see more of Winslet’s badass stunts in the upcoming sequel Insurgent out next year.

Here’s to the birthday girl: See the British beauty’s transformation throughout the years.

 

 

 

Happy 45th Birthday, Gwen Stefani! From Punk Princess to Glamour Queen, See Her Best Beauty Moments

Happy birthday, Gwen Stefani! The positively ageless performer turns 45 today. Best known for being the frontwoman of No Doubt, Stefani has certainly come a long way since her combat boot-wearing and mesh top-rocking days (though we’re still big fans of her punk rock roots!) The Voice coach and L.A.M.B. designer can put a glamorous spin on any outfit, as we saw at this year’s VMAs and Emmys, and isn’t afraid to stand out—in fact, her signature edgy-chic look is her trademark. “I’m the girl who would wear baggy jeans but didn’t forget to put on tons of makeup,” Stefani has said of her early days with No Doubt. And we wouldn’t want it any other way!

PHOTOS: See Gwen Stefani’s Standout Beauty Moments

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