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Happy Birthday, Miranda Lambert! See the Southern Belle’s Transformation


November 10, 2014 @ 7:16 am

Country music superstar Miranda Lambert turns 31 today! We were first introduced to the Texas-born beauty in the 2003 music competition, Nashville Star, where she came in third place. It did not take long before Lambert released her first album, Kerosene, which debuted at the top of the country music chart. Among her other accolades: the “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” songstress picked up four more awards on Wednesday’s CMAs (which gives the birthday girl a total of 11 CMA trophies). The Grammy winner continues her reign alongside her better half, Blake Shelton, as country music’s King and Queen.

PHOTOS: Miranda Lambert’s Changing Looks

Happy Birthday Kate Winslet! See the English Rose’s Transformation


October 5, 2014 @ 8:45 am

Happy birthday Kate Winslet, the Oscar winner turns 39 today! With a long and already illustrious career, Winslet was an early and eager thespian.  At the tender age of 11, Winslet scored her first gig in a Sugar Puffs commercial. She caught her big break at the age of 17 in Heavenly Creatures but claimed international stardom with her role as the redhead-socialite Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic alongside co-star Leonardo DiCaprio (we still love you Jack).

In 2009, Winslet’s performance in Revolutionary Road won her a Golden Globe. She also took home both an Oscar and Golden Globe for her critically acclaimed role in The Reader. Most recently, you could find Winslet playing Jeanine in this summer’s blockbuster Divergent, we can’t wait to see more of Winslet’s badass stunts in the upcoming sequel Insurgent out next year.

Here’s to the birthday girl: See the British beauty’s transformation throughout the years.

 

 

 

Only On InStyle! Mad Men’s Alison Brie Dishes On Trudy Campbell’s Transformation

With the seventh and final season of Mad Men off to a great start, seeing how much Don, Joan, Peggy and the gang have changed over the years is more obvious than ever. One of the most dramatic transformations of all is that of Trudy Campbell, played by the talented Alison Brie, who goes from being head-over-heels in love with her husband Pete Campbell, to kicking him out of their family home in season 6. We caught up with the actress, currently starring alongside Adam Scott in a series of hilarious videos for Smirnoff, to find out what it was like developing Trudy as a character, and how she grew from year to year.

“It’s really interesting working on a TV show like this where everything that happens to the character is a constant surprise,” Brie tells InStyle.com exclusively. “I think Trudy started out seeming very superficial and driven by money and appearances. We definitely saw real growth as she struggles with trying to conceive and start a family, which makes you realize that she has more at stake in this life, and has deeper wants and needs than it appeared.”

Trudy later gives birth to her daughter and moves with Pete out of the city to Westchester, and her defining moment came at the end of season 6, when Trudy demands Pete to leave upon discovering he had cheated with a woman from their neighborhood. “I always got the sense that she knew what he was up to most of the time and was willing to look the other way, so it was nice to see her stop putting up with it,” Brie adds. “She found that strength that had always been there, but it was a quiet strength. To see her finally voice it and become this total badass — it was such a good reveal, and it’s a nice confirmation for everyone to know that she’s a lot smarter than she seemed at times.” Amen to that!

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No word yet on if Trudy will make a return for the final season (fingers crossed!), but we think her story isn’t quite over. (And any excuse to see her amazing ’60s-era wardrobe is as good as any for us.) “Trudy is very fashion-forward, which I love about her,” says Brie, who notes that a few of her favorite pieces were from the third season. The most-notable for Brie?  Her look in the episode The Grown Ups, in which the assassination of John F. Kennedy became an integral part of the plot. “Trudy and Pete were leaving for the wedding of Roger Sterling’s daughter, but decide not to go once they hear the news about JFK. Before that happens, she comes out in this amazing blue dress, and it could not have been tighter!” she says. “It was a little hard to breathe, but every time I see pictures of it, I’m always like, ‘That was such a killer dress!’ It’s immediately what I think of when I remember my all-time favorite Trudy outfits.” Tune in to a new episode of Mad Men Sunday at 10 PM EST on AMC, and click through our gallery to check out the best looks from season 7 so far!