Month: March 2014

Brunch Bunch: Spice Up Sunday with Katie Lee’s Favorite Bloody Mary Recipe

InStyle March 30, 2014 This year, we’re celebrating an extra spicy milestone birthday. 2014 marks the 80th anniversary of the Bloody Mary. Created in 1934 at the St. Regis’ King Cole bar in New York City, the Bloody Mary (first named the more G-rated “Red Snapper” as to not offend the posh patrons), quickly became […]

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Make It Yourself: A Spring Bouquet of Paper Cherry Blossoms

InStyle March 28, 2014 Livia Cetti is the Beyoncé of paper flowers. She’s the current reigning paper craft queen, conjuring delicate, beautifulbuy office 2013 key blossoms out of tissue paper and wire. Cetti’s Pinterest-worthy designs have appeared in Kate Spade campaigns, Anthropologie windows, the White House, and (most importantly) InStyle editorials. From romantic orchids to […]

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Tour the Gorgeous (and Eco-Friendly!) Santa Monica Home of Amber Valletta

InStyle March 27, 2014 It’s no surprise that an ultra-stylish supermodel/actress would have an equally fabulous home. What is surprising, though, is just how eco-friendly Amber Valletta’s beautiful home is. For our April 2014 issue, Valletta opened the doors to her spectacular Santa Monica home and shared all her green decorating tips. Valletta collaborated with […]

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Jaime King Spills the Beans On Her Next Project, an Eco Baby Line

InStyle March 23, 2014
Jaime KingActress and model Jaime King is ready to tack “designer” to her resume. The new mom told InStyle exclusively that she is developing an eco-friendly line of baby wear.
For the endeavor, King will partner with Australian company Sapling Child. “It’s all organic fabrics, all organic vegetable dyes,” she promises. The model mommy actually got to know the company after son James Knight Newman (father is director Kyle Newman) was born October 6 last year. “I started putting my baby in these clothes, and I was so in love,” she raves. “ I Instagrammed a picture of it, and the head designer reached out to me, and was like, ‘Have you ever thought about collaborating?’”
Call it kismet, for King had always wanted to design baby clothes and was particularly keen on the company’s eco-friendly vision. “The idea of putting my child in something that I believe in — that I would want other children to wear because of the way that it’s made and how’s it’s made and the message that it brings —it’s been really exciting!” she says.
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Give Your Apartment a Breath of Fresh Air with This Runway-Inspired Paint

InStyle March 21, 2014

A Breath of Fresh Air painted roomWant an easy way to rejuvenate your apartment for the spring? It’s as simple as a fresh coat of paint.

Interior designer Brian Gluckstein compares a fresh coat of paint on your walls to a new pair of shoes in your closet: “It’s like fashion — you change your accessories seasonally.”

So what shade should you embrace? Gluckstein’s suggestion for the most of-the-moment color is Benjamin Moore’s recently announced color of the year. It is — literally! — a breath of fresh air.

The Benjamin Moore international team of experts culled inspiration from the New York runways, Paris furniture showrooms, and even unexpected places like Detroit’s auto industry to find the perfect color: A Breath of Fresh Air (806). The soothing blue captures the color of a handful of sea glass, a blueberry macaron, or a pre-twilight summer sky.

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Mais Oui! French Designer Sandro Throws a Star-Studded Dinner Party

InStyle March 21, 2014
Sandro DinnerFrench fashion designer Sandro threw a private dinner for friends and clients last night at the famed Chateau Marmont Bungalow in Los Angeles. Celebs including Emmy Rossum, Annabelle Wallis, Emma Roberts, and Jaime King (pictured above), came out Thursday night to celebrate the gorgeous, Parisian-chic line.
Actress Emmy Rossum, an affirmed fan of the designer, wore Sandro head to toe. Well, almost head to toe. “Clavicle to ankle!” She declared, wearing Stuart Weitzman shoes. Rossum cited the brand’s sense of relaxed chic as her reason for devotion. “(Sandro is) easy to wear for every day. It’s for the girl who’s confident but relaxed. I like it a lot.”
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Throw a Pinterest-Worthy Spring Party With This Target Collaboration

InStyle March 20, 2014
Oh Joy for TargetBlogger Joy Cho had made it her mission to live colorfully. On her blog, Oh Joy!, she documents her fabulous handmade parties — complete with artfully striped ice cubes and romantic updos dotted with fresh flowers.
Of course not everyone is blessed with the amazing eye for design and creative mind that Cho has. Luckily for us, the L.A. designer has recently collaborated with Target to release an entertainment collection that captures the spirit of her handmade parties.

“I designed what I would want to use for a party and what I’d need to make it look super special and fun without having to spend the time making decorations from scratch,” Cho wrote on her blog. “The first collection for spring is inspired by a garden party and all of the items you can use to create, decorate, serve food, and entertain easily, beautifully, whimsically.”
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Conquer the Crop Top: How to Wear the New Shapes for Spring

InStyle March 5th, 2014 The new shapes for spring have even experienced fashionistas scratching their heads. Can long skirts look sophisticated and chic instead of boho-beachy? How do you wear cropped palazzo pants without looking like your just came from a resort? How do you wear a crop top without having Jennifer Aniston’s abs? There […]

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