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.

Found It! Jaime King’s Perfect Sweater and Skirt Combo

We recently waxed lyrical about our fall uniform—sweaters and skirts—as the sartorial answer to befuddling transitional season-to-season weather. And it looks like Jaime King has already started to put said ensemble into practice.

The scene: King selecting stems for a bouquet of blooms at a farmers’ market in Beverly Hills over the weekend. Her outfit: A cozy waffle knit cream turtleneck and a full black leather midi skirt. The result: A picture of perfection.

Create a Instagram-worthy moment of your own with the very same fall-ready Jaime King-approved Banana Republic combo: the sweater is up for grabs for $ 98 at bananarepublic.com, while the skirt, priced at $ 250, is in stores only (a similar one is available on the site for $ 110). While the blonde starlet styled her pairing with cool cat-eye Quay Australia shades ($ 45; quayaustralia.com) and black open-toed mules, we suggest chic booties for when colder weather strikes, or menswear-inspired brogues to add contrast and offset the skirt’s ladylike flair.

Click ahead to take a look at all of King’s best style moments, on and off the red carpet.

Going punk rock chic with denim for fall 2014


Every year as a slight chill hits the air and fall approaches we crave new jeans! A new season is a great excuse to add some new styles to your collection. For us, Fall 2014 is all about a darker, more mysterious look. We’re going punk rock chic without losing a sense of femininity. This year we will be exploring our options from one of our favorite stores, NYDJ. While NYDJ has loads of great offerings, their jeans for women are really next level. Our denim picks from NYDJ feature exclusive “Lift and Tuck” technology, great for shaping, and the Original Slimming Fit, which gives the wearer an overall look of up to one size smaller! What’s not to love about those features?! Check out our picks below and let us know which is your favorite in the comments. What kind of look are you feeling for fall 2014? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

The Henrietta is a sight to behold! These super skinny jeans come in a classic black with suede embellishments on the back pockets and side seams. We like this style because it has tons of potential as a casual Friday day to night look. Henrietta can not only be paired with just about any heel or sandal, but its skinny ankle would tuck nicely into a great pair of fall boots as well. To get our punk rock chick look, try wearing these with lots of silver bangles, a smokey eye, and your favorite band t-shirt. Add a beanie for a current look or a floppy felt hat for a vintage feel.

Our second pick called the Alina is zipped up and ready to go! Three front zippers with leather details give a punk rock flare to these great fitting jeans. A slightly stacked ankle gives a casual nonchalance that perfectly pairs with boots and a motorcycle jacket. To keep a sense of femininity with your punk look give your lips a pop of color. We like a classic brick red, which looks flattering on just about anyone, or for the more daring, try a high gloss magenta look. Add a high sleeked back ponytail with dangly metallic earrings and you’re done!

Jennifer Aniston, Lena Dunham, and Naomi Watts Want to Bring Art Classes to More Schools

Lena Dunham, Jennifer Aniston, and Naomi Watts want you to color outside the lines. They, along with other actors, musicians, and artists, have created drawings for LilySarahGrace, an organization that provides supplies to teachers in underfunded schools to help them to teach their curriculum through art.

The fund was founded by Matthew Badger and his partner Abby Ballin after Badger’s three daughters, Lily, Sarah, and Grace, were tragically killed in a fire on Christmas 2011. All three of his daughters had dyslexia, and Badger saw first hand how art classes helped his daughters learn. He has since allocated millions of dollars in supplies to teachers around the country so that they can help their students learn outside of the lines through art.

Starting today, you can donate to Badger’s new Kickstarter campaign, which will raise money to publish a book featuring the drawings of Aniston, Dunham, Watts, as well as Jessica Biel, Diane von Furstenberg, Elle Fanning, and many other celebs (Dunham’s and Watts’ are pictured above). The book, which will be titled You Can’t Memorize This, aims to show that all creative types think outside the box. All proceeds from the book will go to funding these art-driven curriculums in schools.

Head over to LilySarahGrace’s Kickstarter campaign to donate and visit lilysarahgrace.org to learn more about the organization.

Learn how other celebs are taking up causes of their own here.

12-Year-Old Romeo Beckham Fronts Burberry’s New Festive Campaign

“Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?”

Well, this winter, the answer will be billboards, magazines, and Burberry’s social media sites since Romeo Beckham has been signed as the face of the British brand’s holiday advertising campaign.

This is actually the second Burberry campaign for Victoria and David Beckham’s 12-year-old son, and when Romeo made his debut in the brand’s spring 2013 campaign at age 10, Burberry designer and CEO Christopher Bailey described him as a “joy to work with.” Young Romeo obviously has photogeneity in his DNA and brought a sophisticated swagger to a classic Bailey-designed trench coat and checked cashmere scarf in the first image from the holiday ad campaign (above). He joins stars such as Emma Watson (who has appeared in her own Burberry ads), Hailee Steinfeld, Dakota and Elle Fanning, and Chloë Grace Moretz in the ranks of people who became fashion darlings before they were old enough to drive.

Whether other boys his age are prepared to abandon their jeans, sneakers, and T-shirts for the designer label remains an open question, but there will no doubt be plenty of 12-year-old girls ready to play Juliet to this Romeo.

See how the stars celebs wearing Burberry in our gallery.

Happy Birthday, Nicole Richie! The Style Star Dishes On Ear Piercings and Technicolor Hair

Happy 33rd birthday, Nicole Richie! As creative director of House of Harlow 1960, mom of two, and star of the hilarious web reality series and VH1 show Candidly Nicole, Richie is talented in multiple ways. But she’s probably best known for looking incredibly on-point on and off the red carpet, and for sparking style trends, two of which gained serious momentum this year—multiple piercings and pastel tresses.

Her ear piercings—she has nine total, five on one lobe and four on the other—are actually a birthday tradition. “I do one piercing a year for my birthday, although I just hit cartilage, and it was brutal,” Richie previously revealed to InStyle . “I don’t think I’m doing it again, like how high can I really go? That’s it for me; the jig is up.”

She may be done with piercings, but Richie’s colorful strands are still gaining traction. After bleaching her hair twice (a process that Richie said took “forever“) to dye it a pretty lavender hue, she switched things up four months later to debut a cerulean shade. “I was just ready for a change and I thought, once you bleach your hair, you might as well go through the colors,” she stated matter-of-factly. “Because I’m going to be 33, when is this really going to happen again?”

We’re on the lookout for her next technicolor choice, but in the meantime, let’s honor her 33rd birthday with a look at her transformation, from when she was 11-years-old in 1992 to present day. 

The Explicit Scene You Won’t See in This Is Where I Leave You! Plus More Candid Moments Straight from the Cast

What happens when you put Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Connie Britton, Kathryn Hahn, Jane Fonda, Corey Stoll, and Adam Driver in a house together for a whole straight week? A lot of funny stories, apparently!

When we caught up with the stars of the film This Is Where I Leave You in Toronto at InStyle and Forevermark’s pop-up portrait lounge, they shared some behind the scenes moments with us, and one hot scene that ended up ended up on the cutting room floor. “I had the best time making this movie,” Britton, who plays Tracy, the spicy older girlfriend to Driver’s character, Phillip, told InStyle. “We were shooting at a house in Long Island and we had a bedroom assigned to us to all hang out in between scenes, so we would be together for 12 hours a day in this one room.”

Photos: See the Best Looks from the TIFF Red Carpet

Sounds fitting for a movie that is about a family that is reunited after the death of their father, whose last wish was for his family to sit shiva for one week in their mother’s home. “There was a lot of playing Words with Friends,” says Corey Stoll, who plays eldest brother Paul in the family comedy. “Jason [Bateman] is the best at the game. And Tina [Fey] is really good. But I’m pretty good, too,” Stoll told InStyle, with a sly smile. Swap over to when the cameras started rolling and the fun did not stop.

“One of the first scenes we shot was in the classroom where the brothers get, um, inebriated. It was just so great to see the three brothers together in that dynamic.”

So what was Britton’s favorite scene to shoot? “I did a sex scene with Adam Driver, who, of course, is the king of sex scenes. He wanted to make sure I was comfortable with it, and I’m like, ‘I’m fine, thank you.’ He is very sweet. It’s fun to talk about it now because it’s not in the movie anymore.”

Photos: Go inside InStyle’s #TIFF14 portrait studio in the gallery.

Zoe Saldana Steps Out in a Casual Rocker-Chic Maternity Outfit

It’s no secret that Zoe Saldana is one of the chicest moms-to-be in existence and she has the ability to pull off a great many styles. And we’re loving her recent take on the casual rocker look! Saldana was seen out and about in Los Angeles on Saturday in a stylishly relaxed black and white baseball tee that featured a graphic skull print. The glowing actress expertly teamed the top with a pair of black capri jeans and black leather booties. She and her husband, Marco Perego, were visiting an Audi dealership with their adorable pooch in tow—maybe the pair is looking for a bigger car to accommodate their expanding brood?

The Guardians of the Galaxy star has been spotted in some majorly chic outfits since the news that she’s expecting hit, and we can’t wait to see what she chooses to wear next!

See all of Saldana’s amazing maternity looks in our gallery!

From Costume Parties to Mankind’s Best Friend, 10 Celebrity Instagrams We Loved from This Weekend

This weekend, the stars celebrated birthdays, donned costumes for special events, and traveled across the pond. January Jones channeled her inner super hero with a Superman-and-Wonder-Woman-inspired outfit (above, left) while Jennifer Hudson shared a snap of the cake for her 33rd birthday, which was on Sept. 12. Rita Ora met up with Stella McCartney at London Fashion Week while Emmy Rossum chilled out with her pet dog (above, right).  See the moments celebrities snapped and shared during the weekend below.

1. Jennifer Hudson:

“My beautiful bday cake!!! It was a good one guys!!”

2. Sofía Vergara:

“At the Human Rights Campaign in Seattle” [with Joe Manganiello.]

3. January Jones:

“The lengths one goes to to provide the perfect superman themed bday party.”

4. Mariah Carey:

“Ms. Monroe begins her cosmetology.”

5. Emmy Rossum:

“They say people look like their dogs… I guess they are right… #Twinning.”

6. Lupita Nyong’o:

“#TheGraceJonesEffect. With @jboyega. He wins. #latergram.”

7. Tyra Banks:

“Models be like ‘But I’m wearing glasses. I swear I’m smart!’”

8. Madonna:

“New Animo riding pants are everything! #thosethighstho.”

9. Rita Ora:

“Proud of you baby @stellamccartney.”

10. Laura Prepon:

“Navigating thru Paris with my trusty map! #somuchtoseesolittletime.”

See more of our favorite fashionwire.com/celebrity-fashion” target=”_self”>celebrity Instagram photos here!

Giveaway Alert! Tweet for a Chance to Win Abbie Cornish’s Slight Jewelry Earrings

We’re well-acquainted with the statement piece (that standout item in your wardrobe that consistently incites oohs and aahs without fail), but only lately has that attention-grabbing element traveled upward to the earlobes. We’ve outwardly professed our love for ear jackets and the equally eye-catching ear cuff, but now we’re swooning over Slight Jewelry’s quirky rose gold stunners, which draw on the swirly geometric motifs and ornate embellishments of the art deco movement. What’s more, Amanda Campbell, the designer of the Brooklyn-based brand, prides herself on using ethically sourced diamonds and repurposed vintage jewelry to create each unique, handcrafted piece. For a rebellious look, you can try combining two shapes, as Cornish did with her serpentine hoop and spiral spike stud.

And if you’re craving statement lobes ASAP, fear not, because Cornish’s earrings can be yours! We partnered with Slight Jewelry to give away one pair of the rose gold vermeil hoops to five lucky readers. To enter for a chance to win, snap a shot of yourself donning your most stand-out earpieces and tweet it to @InStyle with the hashtag #instylebling. You have until Oct. 16 to send in your entries, and winners will be selected by Oct. 23. Go ahead, clip on something sparkly and show us your best selfie! Also, be sure to follow @SlightJewelry on Twitter for brand updates.

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