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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.

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!

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!

How You Can Help Your Favorite Stars’s Favorite Causes

InStyle November 27, 2013

Alicia Keys charity

It’s no secret that we love celebs! We double-tap their Instagrams, buy advance tickets to their movies, and cite them as our personal style muses (WWEMW: What Would Eva Mendes Wear?). Our devotion to our favorite stars knows no bounds, and that’s why this holiday season, we’re making their personal causes, our personal causes.

In the December InStyle, we profile seven celebrity-helmed charities that inspire us, including Seth Rogan’s Hilarity for Charity, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for The Alzheimer’s Association. (Hear him talk about his reasons for supporting this particular cause in the video below.) There’s also Alicia Keys‘s Keep a Child Alive, an organization she co-founded to provide treatment, love, and support to families affected by HIV/AIDS, and the Just Keep Livin’ Foundation, created by Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila to encourage at-risk students to educate themselves, improve their physical health, and make positive life decisions.

So if you want to give back this season, but aren’t sure where to start, we suggest letting the stars point the way.

Read on to see more celebrities and their favorite charities. To learn how to make a donation — or at least follow them on Twitter! — click here.

Launches You’ll Love: Nicole Richie’s Curated Home Goods for Joss & Main

Nicole Richie Joss & MainInStyle November 26, 2013

Nicole Richie has already filled our closets with her boho-fabulous House of Harlow 1960 and Winter Kate lines, but now she’s bringing her innate sense of style to our living rooms.

Richie’s Holidays in Style is a selection of Joss & Main’s furniture and home accents that the pint-sized star personally curated herself. Her picks mirror her fashion choices: clean lines, luxurious fabrics, and Moroccan touches. Each piece is its own little masterpiece, from an elegant side chair rendered in ecru velvet, to chic ikat rugs and witty owl statues.

Holidays in Style arrives just in time for the winter entertaining season. Nicole, an avid hostess, told InStyle, “Our house is the one people come to hang.” Mimic her inviting holiday table with gold charger plates, mercury glass, and splashes of red.

Like any great designer, Nicole’s style is constantly changing. Take a look back at her evolution. Click here to see Nicole’s style transformation!

Simon Doonan Dishes on The Asylum (and the Time Tom Ford Gave Him a Wedgy)

InStyle November 8, 2013

Simon Doonan Ariel Foxman The Asylum

Though his official title is Creative Ambassador of Barneys, author Simon Doonan is also an instant backstage pass to a stylish world of eccentrics. His latest book, The Asylum, regales with behind-the-curtain stories of the fashion world that are equal parts glamorous and hilarious.

“It’s called The Asylum because I think of fashion as being both a refuge and a nuthouse. There are both meanings in the word asylum,” he told InStyle.com last night at a Time, Inc. event in New York City hosted by InStyle’s editor Ariel Foxman, where he delighted the crowd with his patented brand of cheeky bon mots.

In the four decades that he’s worked as a style insider, Doonan has accumulated a wealth of drool-worthy anecdotes about celebs, designers, and the fashion world at large. “I wanted to write a humor book and write down my most treasured dexterities before they evaporate. And having been in the fashion world for such a long time, I’ve seen this incredible period when it went from being a small world to being an infinite landscape. It’s a global spectator sport now,” he told us.

Reading The Asylum is almost as good as being seated next to Doonan at a chi chi dinner party. His confessionals are absurd and fantastical — from the time he got a wedgy from Tom Ford to the day the ceiling collapsed at a Michael Kors show (Anna Wintour remained calm, dusting bits of plaster out of Suzy Menke’s hair).

Doonan both celebrates and skewers the fashion world. “I see myself as a carny, rather than an artist, presiding over my very own Coney Island sideshow,” he writes. The Asylum is available now.

Can’t get enough of over-the-top fashion, just like Simon Doonan? Check out our We’re Obsessed gallery for all of the super-luxe pieces we’re craving.

Stylist to the Stars Leslie Fremar Shares Tips to Looking Effortlessly Chic

Leslie Fremar InStyle November 2, 2013

Stylist Leslie Fremar is responsible for dressing a constellation of stars, including Salma Hayek, Charlize Theron, Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon, and just about everyone else who has appeared on our best-dressed lists. In her hands, celebs look polished but not stiff; dazzling, but effortless. In other words: exactly how we all want to look!

To help us make our dreams a reality, Leslie shared her red carpet style tips with InStyle. Read our interview with the celebrity stylist and then click through the gallery for her secrets to looking chic in an instant. Continue reading Stylist to the Stars Leslie Fremar Shares Tips to Looking Effortlessly Chic