Haute Moments from the Dior Couture Show: Crazy Onesies, Fancy Raincoats, and More

Paris Couture Fashion Week is officially off! Last season, we saw some zany prints (think: rats and pigeons), cool gown-pant hybrids, and couture bike shorts sprinkled amid breathtaking creations. We didn’t think it was possible, but this season, couturiers have truly one-upped themselves.

To wit: Raf Simons inspired awe and shock when he opened the Dior Haute Couture spring 2015 show with what could be mistaken for raincoats, albeit fancy raincoats (below). The idyllic plastic toppers, crafted from what we can only venture to guess was PVC printed with scenic florals, practically upstaged the sequin-encrusted minis underneath.

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But if that didn’t elicit shock, the line-up of crazy one-pieces sure will. There were some wonderfully and chaotically printed in haphazard lines punctuated with graphic shapes, while there were others  that were striped and doused in all-over sequins (above).

And there were, of course, beautiful pannier-style pieces (a silhouette that carried over from last season) and other dreamy numbers to cry (slash drool) over. Ahead, check out the other couture moments from Dior, along with Atelier Versace, Schiaparelli, and more.

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Bradley Cooper’s Stylist Says His Oscars 2015 Look Will Be “Timeless Like Carey Grant”

When you’re nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Academy Awards, you better believe you put a lot of thought into your outfit. American Sniper‘s Bradley Cooper already is—well, kind of; his stylist Ilaria Urbanati is doing the thinking for him. And it’s going to be timeless. “Bradley really likes to go old-fashioned, like Carey Grant,” she told InStyle at the launch party for her Eddie Bauer men’s capsule collection at the Sundance Film Festival. “I think it’s important to be able to look back at photos from awards shows in fifty years and see something that still looks good after all that time.”

That being said, the search for the perfect tux has already begun. Urbanati said “almost every label” has offered to create a custom look for Cooper. But she’s not doing custom—they don’t want to commit to one thing. “I always bring a lot of options for Bradley, but he always goes very classic for the Oscars,” she said. “He might do a midnight or a black, but I don’t see any color happening. But it’s really going to be a case of ‘may the best tux win.’” Game on, menswear designers! We’ll definitely be keeping our eyes peeled.

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Olivia Palermo Redesigns an Aspinal of London Bag for a Good Cause


January 22, 2015 @ 6:20 pm

We’ve long admired Olivia Palermo’s ability to look flawlessly put-together no matter what—and it looks like we’re not alone. The style maven is quickly becoming the go-to gal for designer collaborations. In September, she launched a line of chic shoes with Italian label Aquazzura, and now Palermo is teaming up with Aspinal of London on a handbag for a good cause.

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Mrs. Huebl has partnered with the English label to redesign their signature Marylebone tote with some high-tech add ons. Each limited-production Marylebone Tech Tote will come with a built in charger for you iPhone and iPad, and 100 percent of sales from the 30 totes that will be released will go to ADCAM, a charitable organization that works to develop cooperation projects and social responsibility initiatives.

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“Working with Aspinal and having them lend their support to ADCAM a charity whose initiative I support has been a stylish and meaningful experience,” Palermo says in a post on Aspinal’s blog. The Marylebone Tech Tote will be available in March and will retail for $ 1,512.

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Shop 10 Chic and Cozy Sweaters Under $100

If you’re in need of some retail therapy, the best way to spend your money is on something classic that can be worn time and time again like a sweater. Because knits tend to only have a few years of good wear in them (they loose shape easily!), it’s a good piece to buy at a sensible price.

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If you’re looking for a style with a little more oomph to it, seek out a sweater adorned with a special detail, like an embellished neckline or pleated hem. To switch up your look each time you wear it, swap out your accessories and layering pieces. To complete your sweater-wearing wardrobe, make sure you have these key pieces: a statement necklace, a sleeveless waistcoat, a crisp button front blouse, and a chic moto jacket. Read on to shop 10 chic sweaters that won’t break the bank!

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Julianne Moore’s Red Carpet Must-Have? A Good Spray Tan

When it comes to getting red carpet-ready, Julianne Moore knows what it takes to perfect her look. “I like a good spray tan—it’s a must,” Moore told InStyle at last week’s 2015 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, where she wowed in a Saint Laurent gown. “You have no idea how white I am because this is tan! Can you imagine what I’d look like without one? That would be horrible.”

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The actress, who yesterday earned a best actress Oscar nomination for her touching role in Still Alice, also revealed that she hasn’t always believed getting bronzed up was necessary or flattering: “Actually, there was a period in my career where every time I did a photo shoot, they always wanted to make me tan,” she shared. “They would tan me, and I would tell them that I looked like a Tootsie Roll or log. I’d be the same color as my hair!”

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—With reporting by Brianna Deutsch

12 Monkeys Premieres Tonight: Star Emily Hampshire Reveals What It’s Like to Take On Brad Pitt’s Iconic Movie Role

It may sound crazy, but Emily Hampshire is basically Brad Pitt. Don’t believe us? Just wait until you see her portrayal of a mental patient in Syfy’s new time-traveling series, 12 Monkeys. The Canadian actress takes on the female version of a character originally portrayed by Pitt in the 1995 film of the same title. “The writers didn’t know how anybody was going to live up to Brad’s part, so they changed the role to a woman,” Hampshire told InStyle during a recent visit to our New York offices. “His character’s name is Jeffrey Goines, and I’m Jennifer Goines.”

Despite the gender switch-up in the modern day take on the cult-classic, Hampshire said she was under “a lot of pressure” when reprising the role of Goines, who is enlisted to help a time traveler (played by James Cole) from the future as he tries to save the population from a deadly virus. “It’s the same character, but I’m not doing an impression of his performance—it’s totally new,” she said.

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Fans of the original 12 Monkeys will appreciate subtle nods to the original film. “They made a replica of the sweater that Brad wore in the movie,” Hampshire said. “It’s this grungy velour sweater from the nineties. Fans went crazy when they saw pictures of me wearing it at Comic-Con!” That one pullover is as far as it goes when it comes to similarities between Jeffrey and Jennifer Goines’s wardrobes.

Spoiler alert: Hampshire revealed that her character “comes into a lot of money” following a plot twist, and “starts wearing Christian Louboutins and Yves Saint Laurent dresses.” The actress just wishes that she knew how stylish her costumes would be when she first took on the role. “I thought my character would be wearing pajama pants in the hospital the whole time,” she said. “Now I wish I had asked to keep my wardrobe!”

Tune in to the show tonight, Jan. 16, at 9 p.m. ET on Syfy.

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Cara Delevingne Stars In DKNY’s Downtown-Cool Spring 2015 Ad Campaign

It-Brit model Cara Delevingne may not be a true born-and-bred New Yorker, but she may as well be. The model-actress-singer-designer is as international as they come, with a career that’s taken her all across the globe. So who better than jet-setter Delevingne to rep one of the world’s most international cities and its coolest street wear brand?

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After seasons of working with DKNY, including one very downtown-chic #CaraD4DKNY capsule collection later, Delevingne is fronting DKNY’s spring 2015 ad campaign, along with models Binx Walton, Xiao Wen, and Sam Rollingson (all of whom have connections to New York City).

Shot by photog Gregory Harris at the Coleman State Skatepark under the Manhattan bridge, the campaign is a melting pot of “modern classics, sport elements, and playful geometric styles for the always moving, multicultural, multitasking New Yorker.” As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and these perfectly encapsulate the very soul of New York. #WeAreNYC!

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The Dapper Men We Can’t Wait to See at the Golden Globes


January 10, 2015 @ 7:03 pm

While women’s fashion may take center stage on the Golden Globes red carpet, we have to admit that sometimes the men steal the show. Whether they choose a risk-taking green velvet tuxedo jacket (à la Matthew McConaughey at last year’s Globes) or go with something more classic, the guys now bring it just as much as the ladies do in the style department. Plus, this year’s crop of nominees in the Best Lead Actor and Best Supporting Actor categories is easy on the eyes, to say the least. If, like us, you can’t wait to see the men of the Golden Globes walk down the red carpet on Sunday night, we have a teaser of sorts: we’ve gathered photos of our favorite nominees, from Jake Gyllenhaal (above) to Benedict Cumberbatch. Check them out below:

Chris Pratt

 

Matt Bomer

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Matthew McConaughey

Channing Tatum

Ben Affleck

Benedict Cumberbatch

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Chris Pine

David Oyelowo

Mark Ruffalo

Eddie Redmayne

Ethan Hawke

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Inside Ralph Lauren’s First NYC Restaurant, The Polo Bar


January 8, 2015 @ 5:42 pm

If you thought the fashion set were the only ones flocking to the gorgeous Polo Ralph Lauren flagship store in Manhattan, think again. Starting Friday, those looking to grab a decadent bite can get their fix at the store as well. That’s when Ralph Lauren‘s third restaurant, the Polo Bar, opens its doors to the public.

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“It’s just this amazing Ralph Lauren world,” says InStyle Fashion News Director Eric Wilson, who attended the Polo Bar’s celeb-studded industry tasting on Wednesday night. Guests like Donna Karan and Calvin Klein got a sneak peek of the interior of the gorgeous restaurant as well as the impeccable selection of seasonal specialties. “It’s really amazing because it’s very clear that [Ralph] has spent months fine-tuning the exact experience of what this restaurant is going to be like,” Wilson says. “Not just the interior design, which is, you know, spectacular in this kind of dreamy caramel leather banquette booth interior, but also down to the way the staff greets you.”

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The first floor of the restaurant features a brass-topped bar and cozy nook (top), where guests can enjoy cocktails, oysters, and other light fare before heading downstairs to the main dining room (above). “I’m drawn to the kind of food that people truly enjoy—vibrant food that people want to return to time and again,” Lauren said in statement. The seasonal menu will feature classic American cuisine like a corned beef sandwich, the Polo burger, and steaks from Lauren’s own ranch in Colorado. The dessert specialty is Ralph’s Coffee Ice Cream, made with Ralph’s Custom Coffee Blend.

The Polo Bar opens Friday, Jan. 9, at 3 p.m.

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Get an Exclusive Peek at Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl’s Film Debut for La Mer

One of our favorite style couples, Olivia Palermo and her husband, Johannes Huebl, are starring in the first film in a series for luxurious skin care line La Mer, and we’ve got an exclusive sneak peek!

Called “Illuminating Moments,” the short films are part of a global digital campaign featuring glamorous couples from around the world. It officially launches on La Mer’s site tomorrow, along with the company’s newest innovation: its Illuminating Eye Gel ($ 145; cremedelamer.com), made from the same magical ingredients as one of La Mer’s most popular products, the moisturizing cream Crème de la Mer (something everyone at InStyle happens to be obsessed with). It brightens eyes on contact and fights early signs of aging.

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The series will feature three short vignettes showcasing beautiful and successful couples from New York City, Paris, and Seoul, who each represent modern love. Palermo and Huebl are at the center of the first story, and in the gorgeous video below, the fashion power couple is captured sharing a moment in their busy lives that’s punctuated with missed connections.

Palermo chatted exclusively with InStyle about working with her husband, the makeup line that changed her life, and her favorite La Mer product.

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What was it like to work with your husband?

Oh, it was wonderful. We really enjoy working together. It wasn’t our first day, and hopefully it won’t be our last. With Johannes being a photographer and also being a model for 17, 18 years, and myself being a model, it just made it nice. We always give little suggestions to one another, but it was a good day, and I think as a team it was awesome and we all had fun.

Have you been a fan of La Mer for a long time? Has it been one of your go-to brands?

I love La Mer products. I mean, who doesn’t? La Mer is amazing. I definitely incorporate La Mer into my skin regimen. One of my favorites is the body creme. The Illuminating Eye Gel is fantastic. I’m a person who prefers serum over heavier creams—it’s just lighter for my skin. Each skin type is different, so you have to see what works for you. I really like the history behind La Mer, and there’s elements that come from the ocean, and Johannes and I are very much into water and the beach and I definitely feel, when I come back from being on the beach, that my skin has a little bit of a difference, so if La Mer can help me achieve that, I think that’s awesome.

In the winter, when you’re inside and it’s cold, do you feel your skin change?

For sure. For me, I’m constantly traveling, so my skin is in the sky most of the time, and it’s dry on the airplane. It’s very important to stay hydrated. There’s a combination of things: It’s a combination between making sure you stay hydrated, and your diet—that you’re eating all your fruits and vegetables.

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In the video you two are getting ready for a night out. Is that really what it looks like when you get ready? Do you help each other?

Johannes and I, we really get ready separately, but I think it’s nice sometimes when you’re getting ready, sometimes you talk to each other running through the apartment. Every once in a while I might ask him to help with one of my tricky zippers—which everyone has, I’m sure, in their closet—and then he comes to my rescue and helps me with a clasp or a zipper, but other than that, we meet at the door like you see at the end of the movie.

I love the subtle cat eye that you’re wearing in the video. Is that that something you can do yourself?

Oh, definitely! I think it’s important to experiment with makeup and have experts explain different ways for you to try something at home. And I’ve been so fortunate for years to work with the best hair and makeup people, so I’ve picked up one or two tips along the way, and I just know that there are different shapes that can work for me. Luckily, I’m able to do my own hair and makeup, so if I want to do a round eye, or smoky eye, or cat eye, I can achieve them.

What are some of the best makeup tips you’ve learned?

Well, I think Charlotte Tilbury has an amazing makeup line that I’ve worn this past year. It’s changed my life. I think it goes back to skin regimens and different products to use. Each person’s skin and type is different. For me, I really like powders for eye shadows, and I like pencils for eyeliner and not necessarily gels—my eyes get a little irritated by that. And then, you just have to figure out which products work because they’re all different and some of them have different formulas, and also you have to remember that sometimes the formulas change throughout the year.

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