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See Insurgent Star Shailene Woodley’s 10 Best Red Carpet Looks Ever!


March 15, 2015 @ 5:01 pm

We’re counting down the days until Insurgent is out (one more week!) and star Shailene Woodley has never looked better onscreen or off. Most recently, for the film’s London premiere on Wednesday, the actress turned heads in a gorgeous ivory Ralph Lauren Collection gown. And according to her stylist, Ilaria Urbinati, there is so much more to come.

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“It’s fun to surprise people with fashion,” says Urbanati, who described the star’s style as simple and clean. “Shailene likes to be comfortable and casual in her personal life, but we go big for big events.” Over the years, Woodley has tackled many trends, from colored leather to Hawaiian prints, with her signature effortless ease. “Shailene always stays true to herself,” Urbanati says. “She is five-foot-ten and can wear practically any silhouette or color, but she doesn’t like things that are too fussy or girly.”

And as Woodley’s career evolves, expect her look to follow suit. “Her aesthetic changes from film to film, so it’s my job to find outfits that speak to her and express who she is,” adds Urbanati. No matter what the role, “she goes for the wow moment every single time.”

PHOTOS: Shailene Woodley’s Best Red Carpet Looks Ever

Mindy Kaling Wears Her Sunday Best On This Week’s The Mindy Project

Mindy Lahiri may be a lot of things, but a Catholic is not one of them. However, thanks to Danny’s little white lie to his new priest Father Michael O’Donnell, played by the hilarious Stephen Colbert, Mindy has to maintain the ruse on this week’s The Mindy Project.

So like any good faux Catholic couple, they attend mass together. For the scene, costume designer Salvador Perez decided to steer away from the typical conservative church outfit and instead opt for a brightly patterned Dolce & Gabbana dress (below). “At first we were going to dress her demurely for church and then we were like what the hell,” Perez tells InStyle of the look. However, the church theme was still present. “The dress sort of reminded me of a stained glass window, which was perfect for the scene.”

Coming soon to #themindyproject. Father Michael O’Donnell.

A photo posted by Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) on Feb 20, 2015 at 3:16pm PST

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Unfortunately Mindy doesn’t make the best impression, so she decides to remedy that by inviting Father O’Donnell over for dinner. In typical Mindy fashion, she decides to text him in lieu of a traditional phone call. For this hilarious emoji-filled exchange, Perez dressed Mindy in a Marni dress (below). “Putting Mindy in cream was really unusual, but she loved that dress,” says Perez. “We wanted the look to feel like spring, but with the long sleeves and fabric it still felt wintry.”

@mindykaling in Marni, on @mindyprojectfox

A photo posted by Salvador Perez (@salvadorperezcostumes) on Mar 10, 2015 at 9:45pm PDT

For the dinner scene, Perez went with a Catholic schoolgirl vibe, dressing her in a Diane von Furstenberg sweater and a Karen Millen pleated skirt (above, very top). “We wanted her to look a bit innocent but still hot.” Mission accomplished!

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We’ll be chatting with Perez every week about our favorite looks from The Mindy Project, so be sure to check back in next week!

Pop the Champagne! The Best Bottles for Every Budget

New Year’s Eve is all about the bubbly, but, let’s face it: Scanning the myriad options at your local wine store can be exhausting, not to mention confusing. That’s why we solicited the expert advice of Jordan Lari, who serves as Beverage Director of The Gander, Jeremy Schenker’s brand-new restaurant in N.Y.C.’s Chelsea neighborhood. The drink maestro carefully selected the best bottles to pick up at a range of prices. Scroll down to see his picks!

Dr. Lippold Sparkling Riesling (2011); $ 19.

“What I love about this wine is that it really screams, ‘I’m Riesling!’ It’s a touch dry, but packs a dazzling acidity and a palate that makes it very pleasing and leaves you wanting more.”

Pehu Simmonet Brut Rose; $ 38.

“This rosé is undoubtedly one of the best value buys on the market. It’s 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay and tastes of tart red fruit flavors like strawberry and raspberry. There’s also a floral quality almost like lavender. It’s super delicious!”

Pascal Doquet Brut, Le Mesnil Sur Oger NV; $ 39.

“This is an excellent everyday champagne. It has rich, full notes of toasted brioche and golden apple, as well as citrus and acacia accents.”

Guy Larmandier “Vertus” Rose; $ 60.

“Larmandier has always been a go-to for classic, elegant, and relatively affordable Champagne. This bright, crisp, slightly fruity but refined rosé combines the richness of Chardonnay with the bright red fruit of Pinot Noir. It features strawberry and red cherry fruit with hints of toast and brambly raspberry accents.”

Doyard “Collection de l’An” Oeil de Perdrix; $ 75.

“This wine is made mostly of Pinot Noir, which gives it fine, racy structure. Raspberry and brambly red fruit notes mix with toasty notes of autolysis.”

Nathalie Falmet “Le Val Cornet” Brut NV; $ 80.

“This bottle is made from equal parts Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The wine is fermented in tank and then in old Burgundy barrels. It’s a rollercoaster ride of flavor: honey, spice, and pear can all be detected. The taste is lush and rich and ranks as a great value in comparison to wines from top Champagne houses.”

—With reporting by Anne Kim

Jessica Chastain Reveals the Best Gift She’s Ever Received (And It Will Surprise You!)

In a behind-the-scenes video filmed during the photo shoot for our January 2015 issue (on newsstands now), cover girl Jessica Chastain spills on the greatest gift she’s ever received. While she admits it was difficult to decide on just one, she settled on something every teen dreams of getting: a car (though it was far from shiny and new).

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“This is going to be a hard question to answer because my family is very into giving gifts,” Chastain says in the video above. “I remember I got a car when I was 16, which was huge. It was a beautiful, used green Volvo that I named Vern. That was probably, like, the most exciting gift I’ve ever had.”

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Not only is the star grateful for the gifts she’s received over the years, but she’s also a pro at giving them, too. “Last year I surprised my family—they all opened boxes at the same time and it said, ‘We’re going to Disney World tomorrow’ if you added up all the words. That was the most fun I’ve ever had and I filmed it all,” she says. “That’s probably the best vacation I’ve ever had, and my favorite moment of gifts.”

Watch the full behind-the-scenes video above, and for more of the gorgeous Jessica Chastain, pick up the January issue of InStyle, available on newsstands and for digital download now.

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Happy Birthday, Britney Spears! See the Star’s Best Beauty Moments Through the Years


December 2, 2014 @ 7:14 am

Happy birthday, Britney Spears! The performer rings in her 33rd year today. It seems like just yesterday that the one-time brunette shot to stardom with her single “Baby One More Time” at the age of 16. Since then, the Princess of Pop has delivered chart-topping hits and best-selling fragrances, has launched a lingerie and sleepwear collection, and has even delved into acting with her leading role in 2002’s Crossroads, opposite Zoe Saldana and Taryn Manning, and her stint on How I Met Your Mother.

The Grammy winner currently headlines her own Vegas show (she’s had the residency for the past year) and plans to stick around through 2016. It’s been a whirlwind career for Spears—who as a working mom to sons Sean, 9, and Jayden, 8, makes it look seamless—and her recipe for success couldn’t be more straightforward. She tells InStyle, “Finding balance and happiness—and being healthy” are the keys to a fulfilled life.

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Happy Birthday, Matthew McConaughey! See the Interstellar Star’s Best Red Carpet Looks

Happy birthday, Matthew McConaughey! The actor turns 45 today. While his acting career took off from starring in addictive romantic comedies opposite Kate Hudson and Jennifer Lopez, McConaughey has since foregone putting his chiseled abs on full display, and has instead opted for roles of the more dramatic variety.

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Cases in point: his critically acclaimed performances in HBO’s True Detective, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Dallas Buyers Club—the last of which earned him his first Oscar. And now, the father of three is adding yet another buzz-worthy movie title to his growing repertoire in Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s latest film that also stars Hollywood heavyweights Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain.

In honor of McConaughey’s birthday, we’re taking a look back at his red carpet style.

PHOTOS:  Matthew McConaughey’s Red Carpet Style

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!

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

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!

Say Goodbye to Summer with the Best Celeb Bikinis of the Season!

Happy Labor Day weekend! Let’s celebrate our last hurrah at the beach during the long weekend by taking a look back at our best fashionwire.com/celebrity-fashion” target=”_self”>celebrity bikinis of the year, including Jessica Alba’s colorblock separates, Bella Thorne’s white-hot two-piece, and Demi Moore’s striped suit. Click through to see these and more star swim looks that have us already anticipating our winter vacations.