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Model Mogul Tyra Banks Celebrates Her 41st Birthday Today


December 4, 2014 @ 7:15 am

One of the world’s original top models turns 41 today: Tyra Banks!

The one-time Victoria’s Secret catwalker-turned-mogul boasts a modeling career that spans over two decades, and has also successfully delved into acting, hosting her own talk show, fiction writing, launching America’s Next Top Model (now in its 11th year!) and most recently, her own makeup line.

PHOTOS: Must-see Moments From the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The one thing she won’t be doing? A Victoria’s Secret reunion. “I said no, because I was trying to be taken seriously as a talk show host and an executive producer and a business woman,” Banks told Bravo’s Andy Cohen about the offer she received a few years ago. She added, however, that whenever she sees “the OG, original Angels,” Heidi Klum and Gisele Bündchen, she still feels like “we have a connection.”

Take a look back at the model mogul’s standout beauty moments, starting with this gem from Banks’s early years, walking on the Paris runways.

PHOTOS: Tyra Banks’s Transformation

Bayside Forever! Tiffani Thiessen Tells Us Which of Kelly Kapowski’s Outfits She’d Wear Today

If you grew up watching Saved by the Bell like we did, chances are, Kelly Kapowski, Lisa Turtle, and Jessie Spano were your personal style icons. With all things ’80s and ’90s experiencing a revival in the fashion world, we caught up with Tiffani Thiessen to find out which of Kelly’s iconic looks she’d revisit in 2014. As it turns out, the star still has a penchant for her bold-colored ensembles.

“In that role, I wore a lot of colorful jean skirts,” she tells InStyle.com exclusively. “I loved those, and could pair them now with a button-down or T-shirt.” While Kelly’s many neon ensembles will forever hold a special place in our hearts, Thiessen confesses that her character Billie Chambers from the 2002-2003 series Fastlane is closer to her real-life sartorial choices. “I felt the most strong in that role, and loved how it translated to my look. I think about going back to that look often,” she adds.

While you can still catch Kelly Kapowski during the morning reruns of Saved by the Bell, Thiessen is taking on another role by teaming up with the Cosmetic Executive Women group and QVC to take part in their Beauty with Benefits event. This is the second time CEW and QVC have partnered for a cause, and 80 percent of every purchase made during the live broadcast will benefit the Cancer and Careers organization, which works to empower survivors in the workplace by providing career coaching, support groups, expert advice, and more.

Thiessen, who is the Beauty with Benefits celebrity spokesperson, will be appearing in a PSA during the two-hour broadcast. “Cancer hit close to home with me. I have had friends and family affected by cancer, so I was honored to be part of this amazing cause,” she says. “Feeling beautiful on the inside radiates on the outside. Two important women in my life taught me thatmy grandmother and my mother.”

Tune in to QVC on Thursday April 17th at 8 p.m. ET to catch Thiessen’s PSA, and to shop for a cause.

And take a scent-sational trip back to the ’90s by checking out our favorite fragrances from the era!

Masterpiece! Uniqlo Turns Famous Art Into Fun Tees, Available Today

If you think fashion is art, Uniqlo is taking it one step further—the retailer is turning art into fashion. Today, the company launches its first SPRZ NY collection in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Together, the store and museum teamed up to create over 200 pieces, from tanks to tees to socks to bags, all plastered with the work of the most transformational artists of our time ($ 5.90 to $ 49.90 at sprzny.uniqlo.com).

The project took months to develop, partly-led by the curatorial team at the MoMA, who hand-selected the eight artists to kick off the collection, plus the works they would reinterpret for the clothing. And it’s all in the mix. Artists include both rising stars and household names, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat (below right), Keith Haring (tote above and tank below left), Ryan McGinness, Sarah Morris (above left), Jack Pierson, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol (above right), and Lawrence Weiner.

Uniqlo MoMA Tees

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The bonus? This isn’t just a one-and-done deal. You can count on Uniqlo as your new go-to art clothing dealer. The retailer revealed to us that they’re replacing the first two artists who sell out with two additional artists around July.

And while the art on the clothes are limited-edition delights, so is the new second floor of the Uniqlo Fifth Avenue flagship in New York City, which the brand remodeled specifically for this collection.  Museum-like in its structure, the space displays each arty tee behind a glass panel (think: a gallery exhibition). Of course, if you want to see this art for real, the Museum of Modern Art is actually just down the street.