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Beyoncé’s Very Versace World Tour: See the Costumes!

BeyonceInStyle February 27th, 2014

Beyoncé just kicked off the European leg of her Mrs. Carter Show tour. Lucky for us, a new tour leg means new tour costumes!

When she took the stage in Scotland, Beyoncé was outfitted in a wardrobe including two one-of-a-kind, custom-made Atelier Versace pieces. The fashion house, known for their sexy and opulent aesthetic, found the perfect muse in the glamorous 32-year-old megastar.

During the show, Beyoncé opens with a bold, meticulously beaded white and silver mini dress and to close, she dons a black leather mini dress layered underneath a floor-length chainmail gown. The super-glam armor is dotted with dozens of Swarovski crystals— ensuring that Queen Bey will be sparkling underneath those spotlights!

Beyonce's Versace sketchesBut it comes as no surprise that the star chose the designer for the tour. After all, the 17-time Grammy winner and her beautiful family (husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy) spent New Year’s Eve in Miami at the Versace mansion. The Carters rang in 2014 dancing and celebrating with Dontella Versace, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, and other celebs. Beyoncé, of course, wore head to toe Versace.

Spread the Love with these Adorable Valentine’s Day Cards

Valentines Day cardsInStyle February 13th, 2014

Back in elementary school, Valentine’s Day was one of the most exciting days of the year.

Reaching into an overly glittered paper mailbox taped to the edge of your desk was one of the best feelings in the world! Maybe the card you pull out would be from your best friend or a secret admirer or, better yet, your crush!

Remember that hopeful anticipation? That warm, fizzy feeling of love? You don’t get that feeling from being tagged in someone’s Facebook status.

We scoped out some of the best Valentine’s Day cards around so you can spread some modern love the old-fashioned way.

This first Valentine card tops our list! We love its twentieth-century sentiment because, let’s face it, all we really want is someone to share a wireless code with. If a Netflix binge is your idea of a perfect night, pick up the Look At My Phone card ($4.50; Emily McDowell) for your cuddle buddy.

See more great Valentines cards for your sweetie, after the jump!

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Winter Must-Have: A Cool Humidifer

Cool HumidifiersInStyle February 4th, 2014

We’re in the homestretch of winter right now. Spring is almost here but before those crocuses bloom, we’re still in parched skin, chapped lips, and dry sinuses territory. Besides slathering on rich lotion, how do you fight the moisture-sapped air?

Easy. Get yourself a humidifier.

Working like magic, humidifiers add a dose of moisture into the air which cuts through the winter dryness that can affect your skin, eyes, and sinuses.

In the past, humidifiers have been designed with a clunky utilitarianism — practical and trustworthy, but definitely more Miss Congeniality than Miss Universe. But these helpful little appliances don’t have to be clunky and hidden anymore. We found six gorgeous humidifiers that you’ll want to display in your house rather than tuck strategically behind a bookshelf.

From an adorable unit that looks like an owl, to a sculptural piece crafted from pure Japanese Cypress, read on for six beautiful humidifiers to brighten up your dull winter days.

Meet Your New Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Your new favorite chocolate chip cookiesInStyle January 21st, 2014

At InStyle, we truly believe that everyone should have three things in their arsenal: the perfect red lipstick, a pair of boots that makes you want to take over the world, and an awesome go-to cookie recipe!

We grilled our favorite chefs and tested dozens of recipes and have finally narrowed it down to these 5 amazing, never-fail cookie recipes!

So how do you like your confections? For chocolate addicts, we coaxed the recipe for the gooiest chocolate chunk and chip cookies from Chef Thomas Keller. For those who want it all, try the bombshell recipe for cowboy cookies — brimming with oats, salty pretzel bits, and chocolate chunks — from Chefs Matt Lewis and Renato Poliatfito. For the most glamorous chocolate chip cookies ever, whip up a plate or two (or three! Or four!) of olive oil and sea salt cookies from Chefs Carey Jones and Robyn Lenzi.

Check out all the mouth-watering, chocolate-chip goodness right here.

Sarah Jessica Parker Wants to Pick Out Your Jewelry

Sarah Jessica Parker beautiful

InStyle January 20, 2014

2014 will be your most stylish year yet if Sarah Jessica Parker has anything to say about it!

Not only has the style icon (and our February cover girl) launched her own shoe line, SJP, but she will also be hand-picking the collections featured on WeTheAdorned, a new online jewelry store set to launch this spring.

The members-only site will feature exclusive, limited collections from red-carpet jewelry designers including Erickson Beamon, Lulu Frost, Fenton, Pamela Love, and more. All the covet-worthy collections will be curated by SJP herself. Member accounts on the site are free to sign up for, but fee-paying premium members will get first dibs on new collection launches.

So, what can we expect from the dazzling gems that Sarah Jessica will select? We’re betting they’ll be noteworthy and rule-breaking! She told us in our February issue that, “People should dress the way they want. Any rules for age or shape are silly. If you walk out the door feeling good about yourself, that’s what counts.”

While you’re waiting for SJP’s first curated jewelry collection, see the star’s most memorable looks in our Best Looks Ever gallery.

Sarah Paulson Debuts a Chic Bob on the SAG Red Carpet

Sarah Paulson haircutInStyle January 20, 2014

It’s only January, but we’re already ready to call bobs the official haircut of 2014!

First Kristen Wiig, then Zosia Mamet, and now Sarah Paulson have embraced all traded their long locks for cute bobs!

Sarah Paulson debuted her chic new haircut this weekend at the SAG Awards. The 12 Years a Slave and American Horror Story star chopped her long hair to a chin-skimming, textured bob. Altering her look even more, Paulson moved from a deep side part to a middle part.

We love the super feminine change—especially how she completed the look with bright pink lips, a white Rochas dress, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Need more salon inspiration? Check out all our favorite celebrity bobs here!

What’s Really Going On Backstage At the Golden Globes? We Take You There With Exclusive Photos by Art Streiber

InStyle January 14, 2014

Golden Globes 2014Photographer Art Streiber saw the Golden Globes from a position that few people have ever experienced—right backstage where all the winners and presenters pass. While dodging frantic stage hands and waiters delivering trays of desserts, Streiber was able to capture many unseen moments—from a triumphant Jennifer Lawrence walking off with her statue to Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor sharing a laugh (while Johnny Depp squeezes by behind them). Trust us, these are some photos you will not want to miss. Continue reading What’s Really Going On Backstage At the Golden Globes? We Take You There With Exclusive Photos by Art Streiber

Homeland Star Claire Danes’s 10 Best Red Carpet Looks Ever

Claire Danes best dresses gowns red carpet styleInStyle December 13, 2013

On her hit show Homeland — whose season three series finale airs Sunday, Dec. 15 on HBO — Claire Danes tends to wear staid suits (and the occasional hospital gown). But on the red carpet, the three-time Emmy winner and four-time Golden Globe winner is a style pro. She’s been walking in the pop of flash bulbs for almost two decades now, ever since 1995’s My So-Called Life made her a bold-faced name. While most people would be intimidated navigating the tricky style waters, Danes approaches her red carpet appearances with a solid confidence, telling us in 2004, “Armed with good shoes and a good frock, I’m good to go!” She takes a minimalist approach to her style, donning sleek silhouettes with clean necklines and letting a pop of bold color or dazzling fabric bring the glamour.

 

Happy 24th Birthday, Taylor Swift! See Her Transformation

Taylor Swift beautifulInStyle December 13, 2013

Happy 24th birthday to Taylor Swift. Our favorite pop princess has had a huge year: Swift was the biggest winner at this year’s Country Music Awards, appeared as our gorgeous November InStyle cover girl, and was named Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards.

So what kind of birthday present do you get for one of the biggest stars of music today? We’d advise against any diva-worthy splendor for something much more charming. Swift told us that some of her favorite things include: “Starbucks’ Iced Caramel Lattes, M&M McFlurries and black eyeliner—without them I would be powerless!”

Happy birthday, T. Swift. We’re celebrating by taking a look back at her transformation from girl-next-door to girl-selling-out-stadiums.

Click through to see Taylor Swift’s transformation!

This Season, Shop With a Purpose: Our “Gifts That Do Good” Guide Is Here!

Gifts that Do GoodInStyle December 1, 2013

With the Thanksgiving spirit of gratitude still with us, we rounded up gifts that do more than put a smile on the face of the receiver; they also give back to someone (or something) in need. Each item on our wish list donates proceeds to charities, promotes fair trade relationships, or participates in a “buy one, give one,” philosophy.

From glam lipsticks that benefit HIV/AIDS research to bicycles that provide clean drinking water, and bracelets that plant trees, we have something for everyone on your list (even that hard-to-please aunt). Log on, fill those electronic shopping carts, and become a hero just by clicking, “purchase” this season.

Read on to browse our Gifts That Do Good Gift Guide.