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

Brave the Cold with the Coziest (and Prettiest) Scarves for Fall

With all this talk about fall fashion, like the best sweater-and-skirt combos to sport or how to transition your closet from summer to fall, we’d be remiss if we didn’t touch on the one essential to help you weather the cold: scarves.

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Diversify your look and add a pop of color with loud geo patterns or tap your wild side with a refined animal print scarf (one of this season’s major prints). Or, tread the fine line trend with checks in neutrals, vibrant hues, like the Marc by Marc Jacobs scarf (above, center), or rustic fall-ready shades. Not feeling the prints? We sought out one in minimalist, elegant shades of gray, too.

In other words, we found the coziest scarves around to suit every personality. Wear them cloaked like a blanket (a la Burberry’s blanket poncho), wrapped tight, long and loose, or belted. Shop all of our picks, ahead.

PHOTOS: Scarves We Want to Wrap Ourselves in All Season Long

Michelle Obama Lights Up the Phoenix Awards Dinner in a Monochromatic Gown

Here is all the proof you need that you can wear white after Labor Day! Michelle Obama looked positively statuesque in a white-hot Bibhu Mohapatra gown at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner on Saturday. The dress featured a halter-style neck and asymmetrical black stripe accents on the bodice’s front and a black trim at the waist. Obama accessorized the outfit with dangling earrings and styled her hair in loose curls for the Washington, D.C., event, where President Barack Obama delivered the keynote speech.

Michelle Obama is obviously a big fan of Mohapatra: Not only has she worn his designs before but the Indian-born and New York-based designer has also been invited to the White House’s first fashion workshop on Oct. 8. With the First Lady hosting the event, it’s no wonder that she is stepping up her style. We’ll have to keep an even closer eye on her fashion choices as the event draws near!

For more Michelle Obama, see her best looks ever in our gallery.

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