Ariana Grande is Taking Over InStyle’s Instagram on Sunday!


November 29, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

InStyle‘s Instagram is about to get a serious dose of cool. Ariana Grande, our December cover girl, is taking over our account this Sunday, and we can’t wait! The star will be sharing behind-the-scenes photos from her InStyle cover shoot.

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Grande, who has over 20 million followers on her own Instagram account, is no novice when it comes to the photo sharing site, so expect some amazing snaps! Make sure you don’t miss a single ‘gram—follow @instylemagazine on Instagram to see all the photos that Grande shares tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 30!

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John Galliano Turns 54

John Galliano, the designer who previously headed up Givenchy, Christian Dior, and his own eponymous label, as well as some designs for Oscar de la Renta, turns 54 today. Galliano has led a successful life in the fashion industry so far, though his career has not been without scandal. The British designer was recently named creative director of Maison Martin Margiela, a surprising move on the part of both parties. “I’m less surprised that he is making a comeback than by the fact that Margiela would name a designer at all, which goes against the long-held principles of the founding designer,” writes Eric Wilson, InStyle‘s fashion news director. “And Galliano is a flamboyant showman, almost the antithesis of Margiela.”

One thing’s for sure: We’re excited to see the standout creations Galliano dreams up for the brand!

PHOTOS: Celebrities Wearing Maison Martin Margiela

Happy 75th Birthday to the Legendary Tina Turner!


November 26, 2014 @ 7:15 am

Today, Tina Turner is ringing in her 75th birthday. The iconic performer, who first got her start in the ’50s as a singer with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm, shot to stardom with hits like “River Deep – Mountain High” and “What’s Love Got to Do with It.” Although the eight-time Grammy winner has decades of on-stage performances under her belt, Turner swept audiences away at her sold-out farewell tour a mere five years ago, proving her fireball energy is very much at an all-time high. In honor of the queen of rock and roll’s birthday, take a look back at the most memorable Grammys performances ever—Turner’s included.

PHOTOS: The Most Unforgettable Grammys Performances of All Time

Get To Know Banks: Her Music, Style, and Love of Chanel

In the December issue of InStyle, on newsstands and available for digital download now, Karl Lagerfeld’s resort collection for Chanel finds its match in Banks, the mercurial muse of a spare, new R&B vibe. She provides the soundtrack to a richly textured world, and he creates the stunning wardrobe you wear when you get there. The following is an excerpt from her feature.

How funny for an artist based in sunny Los Angeles, Banks is drawn to shadowy, solitary places. Not that the 26-year-old musician doesn’t love the spotlight. “Onstage,” she says, “I am the purest form of me, the me-est me, without any other voices dimming who I am.” One of a new breed of R&B singers, Banks, née Jillian Banks, writes visceral ballads that hang loosely on spare beats. Though it took a decade of toiling in obscurity to hone her début album, Goddess, garnered the kind of critical and popular reception worth waiting for when it was released this fall. “I was patient with myself,” says Banks. “By the time I started recording, the atmosphere was there in my head.” She describes her personal ozone as “moody, honest, and nocturnal.”

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Not surprisingly, nightfall also informs her fashion sensibility. “I like wearing a lot of black. Not just for the darkness of it,” she says. “Black is powerful.” Of course, here, dressed in the Chanel resort 2015 collection, she is less Maleficent and more Madeline. Karl Lagerfeld’s streak of brightness—evident in his densely patterned and ornately textured suits, tops, and dresses—is irresistible even to the most saturnine. “It is an exquisite collection,” says Banks cheerfully. “After all, Chanel is every girl’s dream and favorite thing in the world.”

For Banks’s full feature and to find out the five songs that shaped her, pick up the December issue of InStyle, on newsstands and available for digital download now.

PHOTOS: Celebrities Wearing Chanel Designs

Robin Wright Launches a Line of PJs…with a Purpose (Yet Another Reason We Heart Her!)


November 21, 2014 @ 5:53 pm

As temperatures dip, it can get harder and harder to get out of bed in the morning. Robin Wright isn’t helping matters by launching a super stylish line of sleepwear with designer Karen Fowler called Pour les Femmes. The House of Cards actress’s debut collection features everything from a classic PJ set to vintage-inspired nightgowns, but our fave piece is a silk sleep mask that reads “#dreambigger” (below). The socially conscious actress lives up to that hashtag (and so much more) by donating 100% of the profits to Action Kivu and Synergie organizations to benefit women who are victims of violence in the Congo.

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Safety—that’s just an issue that I take for granted sometimes. But the women in the Congo don’t—because they can’t,” Wright says.  And if that wasn’t enough to send you scrambling to Pour les Femmes’ website to pick up some super chic sleepwear, here’s another: for the next 30 days, pajama sets—normally priced at $ 169—will be sold for $ 75 on Tilt for the philanthropic partnership. Sweet dreams indeed!

PHOTOS: Power Dressing Lessons Learned From Female TV Characters (Including Robin Wright’s!)

Happy 67th Wedding Anniversary Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip!

On November 20, 1947, two years after the end of the second World War, the world reveled in the marriage of a reserved, 21-year-old princess to the man she fell in love with at the age of 13. And now, 67 years later, we’re reveling in the still-strong marriage of the pair, now known as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

PHOTOS: Highlights From Our Live Royal Wedding Coverage

Just a few short years ago, the world rallied around another royal wedding, that of Prince William and Kate Middleton, on April 29, 2011. Despite the 64-year gap between the two events, there are many similarities between the two couples, which we’ve rounded up in this slideshow.

Still, as fun as it all is to look at, the parallel we truly hope to see is that Kate and William have just as strong and lasting of a union as the young queen and her prince. All hail to love!

PHOTOS: Kate and the Queen: How Their Moments Match Up!

Chloe Sevigny Is 40! See Her Most Stylish Moments Here


November 18, 2014 @ 7:17 am

Happy birthday, Chloe Sevigny! The actress celebrates a major milestone today–her 40th birthday. Sevigny has starred in a medley of films and TV shows, including Boys Don’t Cry, Big Love, American Horror Story, and The Mindy Project, to name a few. Acting chops aside, the star is also known for her unique sense of style, which she touched upon last year. “I think that you shouldn’t be afraid of being an individual,” Sevigny told InStyle. “People are so afraid of criticism, especially from all of the tabloid magazines and stuff, but I think that the InStyles of the world always seem to celebrate individuality more, so I just keep that in mind.” Hear, hear! In honor of Chloe Sevigny’s birthday, we’re taking a look back at her top 10 style moments so far.

PHOTOS: Chloe Sevigny’s Best Looks Ever

#InspiredByInStyle: Reader of the Week Christel Tam on How to Style Leather Pants

In this new series, we demonstrate how our most avid readers sport the trends in our magazine. Look for it on What’s Right Now every weekend, and be sure to try out a look or two yourself and tweet us a photo @InStyle using #inspiredbyinstyle. This week, we’re featuring Christel Tam. 

You don’t have to be a rock star to wear leather pants! After reading the October issue’s Your Look article, I rocked my leather leggings with an over-sized cargo jacket and combat boots. The pop of fuchsia brought the whole outfit together!

Get inspired by more InStyle readers we ♥ in our gallery.

Plus, check out more of our readers (and find out which stories inspired them) in our December issue with the gorgeous Ariana Grande on the cover, available on newsstands and for digital download now.

Be our Reader of the Week! If one of our stories has inspired you to mix it up, send us a pic (300 dpi or larger) of your transformation to letters@instylemag.com, submit it through InStyle’s Tumblr, or tweet us @InStyle with the hashtag #inspiredbyinstyle. You could be featured in InStyle and on InStyle.com! And really, what’s cooler than that? 

Happy Birthday, Josh Duhamel!


November 14, 2014 @ 7:15 am

Happy birthday, Josh Duhamel! The star celebrates his 42nd birthday today. Tall, dark, and handsome, the charming actor is the ideal man on and off camera. He has made many women’s hearts melt with his irresistible roles in Safe Haven, When in Rome, and New Year’s Eve. Plus, Fergie’s other half is also a family man. The couple are parents to son Axl Jack, who was born in 2013. What’s next for Duhamel? He’s playing an outlaw in the upcoming movie Lost in the Sun. 

PHOTOS: See Josh Duhamel and More of Hollywood’s Hottest Dads

Happy Birthday, Ryan Gosling! You’ve Always Been a Heartthrob

Happy birthday, Ryan Gosling! The actor, who turns 34 today, got his start as a mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club with fellow member Justin Timberlake (they even lived together!) After playing Rachel McAdams’s lover in The Notebook (a romance we all wish continued IRL), Gosling experimented with darker roles, such as a drug-addicted teacher in Half Nelson and a stunt driver in Drive. And just as Emma Stone did, we gawked at his abs in Crazy, Stupid, Love.

PHOTOS: The Hottest Celebrity Abs!

The Canadian heartthrob looked as dapper as ever back in May at the Cannes Film Festival, where he presented his directorial debut, Lost River. Now the Golden Globe nominee has a new role: father to Esmeralda Amada with longtime girlfriend Eva Mendes. He may be off the market but, hey girl, don’t worry: You can still admire his best looks here.

PHOTOS: Ryan Gosling’s Changing Looks