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#InspiredByInStyle: Reader of the Week Christel Tam on How to Style Leather Pants

In this new series, we demonstrate how our most avid readers sport the trends in our magazine. Look for it on What’s Right Now every weekend, and be sure to try out a look or two yourself and tweet us a photo @InStyle using #inspiredbyinstyle. This week, we’re featuring Christel Tam. 

You don’t have to be a rock star to wear leather pants! After reading the October issue’s Your Look article, I rocked my leather leggings with an over-sized cargo jacket and combat boots. The pop of fuchsia brought the whole outfit together!

Get inspired by more InStyle readers we ♥ in our gallery.

Plus, check out more of our readers (and find out which stories inspired them) in our December issue with the gorgeous Ariana Grande on the cover, available on newsstands and for digital download now.

Be our Reader of the Week! If one of our stories has inspired you to mix it up, send us a pic (300 dpi or larger) of your transformation to letters@instylemag.com, submit it through InStyle’s Tumblr, or tweet us @InStyle with the hashtag #inspiredbyinstyle. You could be featured in InStyle and on InStyle.com! And really, what’s cooler than that? 

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!

New York Fashion Week: Your 60-Second Morning Recap


September 7, 2014 @ 9:11 am

 

Rebecca Taylor (above) brought the “joy back to Fashion Week” with her playful collection. See the photos.

Prabal Gurung took us on a magical journey, offering “a perfect balance of intoxicating, natural beauty and serene spirituality” during his show. Read the story. 

All eyes were on Rihanna on Saturday night, as she made appearances at several shows around town . Read the story.

This cool new jewelry trend spotted at Cushnie et Ochs is inspiring us to pump some iron. Read the story.

Liquid satin, super reflective lamé, shimmer-infused embroidery, and holographic paillettes added to Monique Lhuillier’s holographic show. Read the story. 

Alexander Wang’s latest collection included perforated white leather tops inspired by sneakers. Read the story.

 

Don’t miss a single Instagram from #NYFW—follow our new@InStyleFashionWeek account! Plus, get more insider New York Fashion Week info from InStyle here.

New York Fashion Week Day 1: Your 60 Second Morning Recap


September 5, 2014 @ 10:18 am

Here’s everything you need to know about what happened yesterday at New York Fashion Week, while you sip your morning coffee.

The celebs are back. New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 is in full swing, and the celebrities are out and about at the shows (in their most fabulous ensembles, of course). Fashion Week favorite Jamie Chung was a stylish addition to the front row at BCBG, where a carpet-inspired collection made its way down the runway. Read the story.

Fashion is getting weirder–and we like it. Fashion news director Eric Wilson navigates through the “increasingly strange, but eternally fabulous world of runway shows,” in his Front Row diary. He kicked off the season with a trip to Coach to check out new designer Stuart Vevers‘s collection. Read the story.

Psychedelic polka dot nails and candy-inspired neon accents had us mesmerized backstage at Honor. As did other moments that we captured exclusively at the shows. See the photos.

 

 

 

 

Who Was Best Dressed This Week? Tell Us With Our A-List Tool!

You voted, and we listened! This week, some of Hollywood’s most happening ladies stepped out wearing stunning ensembles that gave you, our readers, something to talk about. These five looks were chosen by you as this week’s must-see looks. The stars who made it to the top: Emma Roberts (in Tanya Taylor), Zoe Saldana (in Calvin Klein), Miranda Kerr (in Escada), Kristen Bell (in Monique Lhuillier) and Reese Witherspoon (in Monica Rose for Lovers + Friends).

Did your favorite celeb not 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 to pick your top 5.

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Head to the A-list maker right now to get started!

Who Was Best Dressed This Week? Tell Us With Our A-List Tool

This week, some of Hollywood’s chicest ladies stepped out wearing stunning ensembles that gave everyone in our office something to talk about. Now it’s your turn to tell us whose getup made your Fashion A-List by choosing your five favorite style moments from this week’s Look of the Day.

Who made it on our list? Lupita Nyong’o (in Alexander McQueen), Shailene Woodley (in Ralph Lauren), Beyonce (in Gucci), Lupita Nyong’o (sleek this time in Calvin Klein), and Sandra Bullock (in Vionnet). Now that you know our faves, tell us yours by making your own Top 5 with InStyle.com’s A-list tool. 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 rest of the top looks of the week below and then head over to our A-List to pick your top 5!

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Head to the A-list maker right now to get started!

Jamie Chung’s Bridal Fashion Week Diary

Whether we’re swooning over her flawless style or taking note of her beauty must-haves, we’re always admiring the gorgeous, sweeter-than-pie Jamie Chung (note: she really is the nicest, coolest girl ever).

So when she invited us along to experience Bridal Fashion Week with her in New York City while she hunts down the perfect wedding dress, we slipped on our finest swingy spring skirt, freshened up our bold red lip and hopped in a cab to go hang with her.

The actress, who is planning her wedding to fiancé and fellow actor Bryan Greenberg (have you seen her stunning engagement ring?), and is also starring on NBC’s new J.J. Abrams-produced drama, Believe, is quite the busy little bee. But finding a couple of afternoons to squeeze in bridal gown perusing? No problemo.

Day one kicked off with a private visit to Monique Lhuillier’s Madison Avenue showroom, where the designer took Chung through her breathtaking new collection. After meeting Lhuillier and taking one glance at a room full of romantic statement gowns, Chung realized choosing a wedding dress might be harder than she anticipated. “I turned to Monique and before I could even say anything, she said ‘don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of time to figure it out,’” said Chung.

By the end of the afternoon, Chung came to the conclusion that perhaps playing princess for the day is exactly the kind of wedding look she had in mind. “Growing up I was the tomboy, playing sports and getting dirty,” Chung shared. “I never daydreamed about my ‘big day,’ nor did I ever want to be the princess. It wasn’t until this very moment, standing in Monique’s showroom, I realized I do want to be the princess in a fairy-tale wedding…This is really happening!”

 See the photos of Jamie Chung at Bridal Fashion Week

“I took a step back to look at the collection as a whole and I found myself in a glorious cloud of silk, satin, tulle and crystals. This must be what heaven looks like!”

The next morning, we met Chung for coffee (a lot of coffee) and croissants before dashing off to the Marchesa Spring 2015 Bridal collection show at Canoe Studios, where she sat front row in a gorgeous bold red blazer by Reese and Riley and skirt by Elizabeth and James, which she accessorized with the perfect red lip. Her seat mate? None other than film honcho Harvey Weinstein, playing the good hubby (he’s married to Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman).

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So, after seeing all those gowns sashaying down the runway, what will she wear on her big day? The verdict is still out, but our new favorite girl-next-door says she’s now rethinking what she wants in a wedding dress in the first place. “I’m really loving the colored dresses,” she says. “I thought I wanted a white dress but now I’m considering a bit of color!”

Take a step behind the scenes with Jamie as she attends fashion shows and visits designer showrooms in our gallery, Jamie Chung’s Fashion Week Diary.

 

Reader of the Week: Dawn Kanehl of Suffolk, Virginia


April 6, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

Congratulations Dawn Kanehl, you’re InStyle.com’s Reader of the Week! From Suffolk, Virginia, Dawn was inspired to create a nautical-themed look from February’s “You Can Do: La Marienere.” Exclusively to InStyle.com, she explained, “Pairing a J. Crew factory skirt with a nautical jacket and pointed-toe flats gave me a maritime vibe without looking too seaside. I finished off the look by adding multi-layered pearl necklaces over my top.” Get inspired by more InStyle readers we ♥ in our gallery.

Check out our other colorful Inspired By InStyle readers in our Jennifer Lopez-covered April issue, or download on your tablet.

Be our Reader of the Week! If one of our stories has inspired you to mix it up, send us a pic (300 dpi or larger) of your transformation to letters@instylemag.com or submit it through InStyle’s Tumblr. You could be featured in InStyle and on InStyle.com!

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

Robin Wright, Jane Krakowski, and More Kick Off New York Fashion Week at amfAR’s Annual New York Gala

New York City kicked off New York Fashion Week in style last night with the annual amfAR Gala. ”This event is meant to coincide with fashion week,” Kenneth Cole, amfAR Chair of the Board,  told us at last night’s glamorous event held at the Cipriani Wall Street. “The fashion community has always been wonderfully supportive of everything amfAR does, which gives that much more substance to the evening.” And they were out in full force. Karlie Kloss, Chanel Iman, Lindsay Ellingson, and more were among the slew of models who came out to show their support, and designers such as Donna Karan were also in attendance as amfAR announced their latest initiative: Countdown to a Cure for HIV/AIDS by 2020. “It’s just a great, wonderful time in this journey,” Cole continued. “It’s treacherous outside! It’s slushy. It’s cold, and people came all the way downtown anyway, and they come down looking great with smiles on their faces, so we’re very excited about tonight.”

The excitement he described was contagious as a stream of enthusiastic A-list actors, including Robin Wright, Liam Neeson, Ethan Hawke, Jane Krakowski, and more made their way into the venue. “I love these nights!” Krakowski said. “Especially tonight with the fashion element and the beautiful, beautiful people here — I’m hoping [my] personality is going to come out on stage!” And that it did. Her humorous and uplifiting opening remarks set the tone for the evening, as Cole and the rest of amfAR honored legendary photographer Peter Lindbergh and actress Vanessa Redgrave and her daughter Joely Richardson, who received their award from Chelsea Clinton. “A cure for AIDS is no longer just a dream, it’s now a visible, achievable, and as it has always been a necessary goal,” Clinton said in her speech. “I think we should all take inspiration and obligation from how far we have come — those are what will pressure us to finish the job.”As the final remarks were made on stage and the last bids placed, the room prepared to dance the night away to live performances courtesy of two musical legends: Nile Rodgers & The Chic and Grace Jones. And as you can imagine, the uplifting tunes reinforced the positive energy that engulfed the room. To see more celebrity photos from this week, take a look at our gallery!

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