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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

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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Amal Clooney Is Officially a Style Star! Check Out All Her Fashionable Looks

There’s no question that Amal Clooney is a powerhouse in the courtroom. But the newlywed has other strong suits (pun intended) like her sophisticated style choices. With a wardrobe full of flirty dresses, tailored pant-suits, chic separates, and plenty of off-duty staples, the British beauty has fashion nailed. Recently declared London’s most powerful woman, Amal’s style is as remarkable as her career—its no wonder George Clooney fell in love!

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Dressed up or down, this smart, successful, and completely gorgeous star has already been spotted in a multitude of winning looks (along with her unforgettable wedding gown). From the checkered-print Oscar de la Renta dress she wore while hard at work in London (above, left) to the romantic Giambattista Valli couture dress she donned during her wedding weekend (above, middle) and the distressed jeans and moto jacket combo she rocked at the Milan airport (above, right), this barrister’s personal style begs to be noticed.

Mrs. Clooney had us wowed from the moment George put a sparkling engagement ring on her finger, and we’ve been collectively captivated by her ever since. Here’s to many more Amal sightings in the future.

PHOTOS: See Amal Clooney’s Most Stylish Looks

How Portia de Rossi Went from Being a Scandal Super Fan to Star

Portia de Rossi, just like the rest of us, is totally obsessed with Scandal. But the difference is, she gets to experience the ultimate dream come true for any fan since she now appears on the drama. The actress stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! where she discussed, among other things (including those ever-persistent baby rumors), how she lobbied hard to be on the series.

“I hounded [Scandal creator] Shonda Rhimes,” de Rossi said. “She took a meeting with me, which was so exciting to get to be in the same room with her and talk about her amazing, amazing shows.” When de Rossi didn’t immediately hear back from Rhimes, she expected she didn’t get a part, but eventually she got a fateful call from her agent (which she hilariously misinterpreted at first to be “scandal news” instead of “Scandal news”) and the rest is television history.

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The actress, who rocked the ever-stylish crop, also discussed how her character’s arc is a “little open ended … I’m doing everything I can do stay alive!” Watch the entire Scandal chat here, including de Rossi telling a very funny anecdote about forgetting her character’s name at her first table read:

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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. 

These Star Rookies Are Battling It Out for the Top Spot in InStyle’s Second Annual Social Media Awards!

These celebrities may be new to the likes of Instagram and Twitter, but in no way does that lessen their impact. In fact, these stars boast at least 100,000 followers (and counting) in their social media accounts, and keep their fans entertained with updates, ranging from on-set sneak peeks to red carpet outfit snapshots.

From Sarah Jessica Parker’s quirky ’grams and Lupita Nyongo’s flawless selfies, to Gwyneth Paltrow’s family snaps, Drew Barrymore’s candid photos, and January Jones’s silly hashtags, these social media rookies are quickly rising to the top of the digital game—and we’ve taken notice! They’ve all been nominated by our selection team to join our Rookie of the Year category in our second annual InStyle Social Media Awards. Who will win the coveted title? It’s up to you.

The polls are open: Visit InStyle’s SMAs hub and cast your vote for your favorite social media rookie now!