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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.

PHOTOS: Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl’s Cutest Couple Moments

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.

PHOTOS: Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl’s Best Couple Style Moments

ESPY Awards Exclusive: This Is How Maria Sharapova Got Ready for Her Major Night

The ESPY Awards, aka the biggest night of the year for sports stars to show off what they look like out of their uniforms (hello, hotties!), took place last night and Maria Sharapova looked a-ma-zing. The 27-year-old tennis superstar rocked an Antonio Berardi stretch jersey cocktail dress with lace sleeve detailing to present at the event—and take home the Best Female Tennis Player of the Year award, thankyouverymuch. She accessorized with Walter Steiger shoes, a Bottega Veneta clutch, and jewelry by Irene Neuwirth and Jennifer Fisher. Love that look? So do we! Which is why she snapped pics of her getting-ready process to give us all the exclusive deets.

Check ‘em out below:

2:06 p.m. “Before applying makeup, I use my everyday Supergoop! City Serum ($ 42; sephora.com) to create a good base. Especially for the ESPY Awards—the sun is really strong on the red carpet so a moisturizer with sunscreen is really important. What a glam spread!”

Courtesy of Maria Sharapova

2:16 p.m. “I had so many accessory choices to wear tonight.”

Courtesy of Maria Sharapova

2:17 p.m. “At the ESPY Awards it’s all about the bling!”

Courtesy of Maria Sharapova

2:45 p.m. “I had a couple of last minute tailoring needs! The cameras pick up on everything, so we needed to make sure no detail was left undone.”

Courtesy of Maria Sharapova

3:10 p.m. “We kept my makeup simple other than the bold, dramatic eye.”

Courtesy of Maria Sharapova

5:26 p.m. “A little last minute lipstick application and a quick hair spritz was necessary before doing a live segment on ESPN. The heat can make your hair so flat!”

Courtesy of Maria Sharapova

6:30 p.m. “Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and I rehearsed backstage before presenting together. We joked all the way to the mic!”

Courtesy of Maria Sharapova

6:50 p.m. “Taking one last snap before heading home!”

Courtesy of Maria Sharapova

Want more ESPY fashionCheck out the best dressed stars from the event in our gallery!

Go Inside Rag & Bone’s Showroom In This Exclusive Video

Senior market editor Dana Avidan-Cohn is taking you behind the scenes at her Rag & Bone fall 2014 market appointment, giving you a sneak peek at everything the label has in store for next season.

“These guys really know how to dress that cool downtown New York girl,” Avidan-Cohn says of Rag & Bone’s designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville. With leather sneakers, adorable cross body bags in a variety of hues, and chic embellished sweatshirts to choose from, there are so many pieces for you to love, and our editor agrees. “The accessories from Rag & Bone are completely addicting,” she says. “I buy a pair of shoes every season, they’re super comfortable.”

See More Photos: Celebrities Wearing Rag & Bone

We first loved this collection when we saw it go down the runway because of the pops of red, strong focus on layering, and majorly covetable accessories—we can’t wait until it hits stores.

Watch the video above to see the full Rag & Bone showroom tour, and see our favorite looks from their fall 2014 collection in our gallery!

Inside InStyle’s Exclusive New York Fashion Week Kickoff With Alice Smith

What’s the best way to kick off New York Fashion Week? With a party of course! And InStyle‘s first-ever Fashion Week celebration was the place to be last night, where fashion tastemakers and editors—including our very own Ariel Foxman and musician Babyface—brushed shoulders at Bar Nana in New York’s Meatpacking District for an intimate evening with singer-of-the-moment, Alice Smith. ”The moment I saw her perform I texted our celebrity bookings editor and asked how quickly can we get this woman into the pages of our magazine,” Foxman explains to his guests. “Our 10 million readers need to know about this woman and her music and we rushed as quickly as we could to the photo studio to get her into the February issue. It’s all about spreading the words, the magic, getting her music out there. I’m so excited to have her here tonight.”

The soulful crooner serenaded the crowd with her signature blend of jazz, blues, and R&B, all in a sparkling Dolce & Gabbana emerald frock no less. But what got guests cheering aside from her powerful vocal cords? A surprising rendition of “Happy Birthday” to the one and only, Mr. Foxman!  ”I wasn’t going to,” Smith excitingly explains to InStyle.com. “I like Ariel and I’m really grateful to him for putting me in the magazine, and he’s really nice and it’s his birthday! So why not? And why wouldn’t I? I really wasn’t gonna. I was gonna say happy birthday and move on because I’m very serious about my thing, but it was nice and I’m glad I did it.” As for the birthday boy’s thoughts? “It was amazing and it was such a surprise!” 

With Fashion Week dawning (now in full gear!), guests mixed and mingled as they enjoyed what InStyle.com’s Senior Fashion Editor, Violet Gaynor calls ”the calm before the storm,” while sipping InStyle-inspired cocktails compliments of D’ussé cognac and Marquis Vodka. “Everything with InStyle is very much about enjoying fashion, looking good, and feeling good about yourself,” says Style Director Melissa Rubini. “It shouldn’t be that makes you feel stressed, it should make you feel happy.” To get your very one VIP pass to last night’s event, take a look through our gallery! 

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—Josephine Cusumano, with reporting by Andrea Cheng