Sunday, 23 February 2014

6 Mega-Romantic Wedding Dresses That Will Have You Dreaming of a Beach Wedding

It thought we'd celebrate today's little heat wave {46 in Jersey, woot! } with some pics of drop-dead-gorgeous wedding dresses all photographed on a sun-drenched beach. (Legal notice: I'm not responsible if you're compelled to frolic through waves after viewing these photos. Especially if you live in the Northeast.) Let's dive in! (<-pun intended.)

Wedding Dress 1: Sarah Janks


Wedding Dress 2: Reve Luxury


Wedding Dress 3: Claire Pettibone


Wedding Dress 4: Claire Pettibone


Wedding Dress 5: Ines Di Santo


Wedding Dress 6: Gemy Maalouf

Would you get married on a beach? Which one of these wedding dresses is your favorite?

Kate Middleton's Latest Look: A Little Red Dress by Alexander McQueen

Our favorite duchess has been out and about a whole lot recently—last week wearing the Queen's diamond necklace and then, later in the week, wearing a cerulean blue LK Bennett dress.


Yesterday, Kate Middleton swapped her winter blues for a bright crimson midlength long-sleeve dress by Alexander McQueen.
Look familiar? It's not the first time Kate's worn this dress—but she styled it so differently. we almost didn't recognize it!
The first time we saw this pleated number was back in 2012 at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, when Kate wore it with an elaborate hat and a gold brooch.


What do you think? Do you like this dress better without accessories or with accessories? We're torn! Tell us in the comments.

4 Gorgeous Beauty Moments You HAVE to See From the 2014 BAFTA Awards

Along with some pretty amazing fashion (check out the best dressed here!), the 2014 BAFTA Awards red carpet also brought us a few amazing beauty looks to gawk at. Here are four hair and makeup moments you really MUST get your eyes on today.
Moment 1) Amy Adams' gorgeous plum lipstick.


Not exactly Radiant Orchid, but it's in the same family, at least. So on-trend. Moment 2) Lupita Nyong'o's lovely green eyeshadow and red lipstick.


On anyone else, this might look like a traffic light. On Lupita, it's a dress-matching-and-clashing dream come true.
Moment 3) Angelina Jolie's very shaded eyes (and subtle everything else).


Made for a powerful, slightly androgynous look that went perfectly with her tux. Moment 4) Uma Thurman's cool undo.


Looks like a cross between a French twist and an oblong bun. Unusual and unboring.
Which one of these moments hit you with a pow (in a good way)?

The $400 Stealth-Luxury Handbag Hollywood Celebs Are Carrying Everywhere Right Now



Recently, we spotted this gorgeous tote bag, above, on the arms of Hollywood A-listers including Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba, and Olivia Munn—it's a sleek, super-practical hold-all that goes with everything and definitely isn't a walking billboard for a brand or a logo.
Basically, it's my idea of the perfect bag. But, considering who I've seen carrying it around, there's no way I could afford it, right? Wrong.
Turns out, stars like a little bit of stealth-luxury too—and this Everlane "Portfolio" bag is a total steal, as far as luxe celeb-fave bags go, at $425.
It's a great work bag for when you need all your essentials for a full day of meetings and appointments, a la Olivia Munn:


And it's also Angelina Jolie's airport handbag of choice—she's been spotted carrying it absolutely everywhere this month!


The Everlane "Portfolio" handbag comes in large black ($425) and a smaller "Magazine"-size version, in a taupe-y kiwi shade ($325).
What do you think? Are you looking for the perfect work handbag? Tell us in the comments!


So...This Is Now the Official Hairstyle of Sexiness, Apparently

At the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Celebrates 50 Years of Swim party last night, the epicenter of sexiness, a very large portion of the models in attendance wore their hair in a particular style, and the coincidence is just too big to ignore.
It showed up on cover model Chrissy Teigen:

Petra Nemcova:


And Hannah Ferguson:


It's one-shoulder hair, as in hair that has been pushed over to one side. There you have it, everyone, the Sports Illustrated models have spoken. Symmetry is for suckers. One-shoulder hair is where it's at in the hotness department.
Now, admit it: How many of you just pulled your hair to one side, you sexy things?

The One Spot You're Most Definitely Forgetting When It Comes to Highlighter (You Can See It Here on Emma Watson)

If there's one makeup product you need to get comfortable using this year, it's highlighter—the stuff is everywhere on the red carpets right now. But there's a spot I bet you're forgetting when it comes time to apply it on yourself that Emma Watson's makeup artist made sure to hit at the Elle Style Awards last night.
You can't see it in this shot...


But you can see it here. Have you caught it yet?


Sure, sure, she's got on her cheekbones and down her nose, but do you also see it across her forehead? I know why this area gets skipped so often—when it comes time to play up your features, your forehead probably doesn't immediately come to mind. But putting highlighter an inch or two below your hairline like this opens up her entire face.
It's a spot you really shouldn't miss when you apply your highlighter—and now I bet you won't. My work here is done.

Richard Nicoll to Head Up Jack Wills: My Favorite Preppy Collegiate-Wear Label Is Getting a High-Fashion Injection


For years, I've a not-so-secret fashion obsession with British collegiate outfitters Jack Wills—not-so-secret only because I'm slightly embarrassed that I'm in my 30s and still can't stop myself from wanting nearly everything the company sells. Doesn't hurt that the dresses are to-die-for cute and the sweats are some of the thickest, coziest, and softest around. Sigh.
Anyhoo, today, Jack Wills announced that it's appointed a new creative director—the ultra-cool, super-legit London-based Richard Nicoll.


"Richard's arrival shows how far Jack Wills has come—and indicates our ambition as we grow further," Jack Wills' CEO Wendy Becker told The Telegraph U.K. "His collections have global appeal, but he is a British designer at heart and will lead the creative direction of our brand into its next important phase. His aesthetic and talent in designing for both men and women will be a great match for our future."
I've been a huge fan of Nicoll for more than a decade—he graduated from Central Saint Martins' MA fashion program in 2002, and his collections at London Fashion Week have always been so well received. It's so exciting that now his designs will be available at a more affordable price point—but also, maybe I don't have to worry I'm dressing too young for my age when I shop at Jack Wills?
Ah, well.
In the meantime, here are three things I'm obsessed with from Jack Wills' spring 2014 collection.
The denim "Chelwood" dress, $99.


The anchor-knit "Aldridge" crewneck sweater, $98.


And these super-flattering stretch "Henlow" skinny-leg anchor-print jeans, $90.


I'm so excited to see what Nicoll comes up with for Jack Wills. Are you a fan of the brand? Tell us what you think in the comments below!

Gwen Stefani Is Launching a New Affordable Handbag and Shoe Collection With, Uh, Kim Kardashian and Rachel Zoe


Do you love Gwen Stefani's style—and her L.A.M.B. collection? Well, come February 26, you'll be able to get your hands on some Stefani style—at a very affordable price point.
The singer has announced she's teaming up with online shoe retailer to launch a collection of seven handbags and 24 styles of footwear later this month—and everything will be priced somewhere between $69.95 and $110.95.
"I just wanted to make something that looked really good and high-quality but that you could afford," Stefani said in an interview. "Whenever I design, I'm mixing different cultural influences, and always with the first collection of something new, I want to reflect on everything I've done in a way. This kind of sums up all my influences. The key colors are black, white, and red, so it is pretty simple, but it has a lot of details."
ShoeDazzle was started in 2009 by Kim Kardashian along with some business partners, and the site's chief stylist is none other than Rachel Zoe. We can't wait to see how these three get along!

Gucci Showed Jeans on the Runway at Milan Fashion Week: High-Fashion Denim Outfit Ideas

Here's a straight-off-the-runway fall 2014 trend that we can definitely co-opt for our real-life wardrobes. Check out these two looks from Gucci's Milan Fashion Week show yesterday—and then let's all go pull our faded blue jeans out of our closets, shall we? Because it looks like jeans are back in high fashion.
Gucci showed its new ankle-length, washed and faded, slightly-tapered indigo jeans in two combos—with an ashy-blue double-breasted peacoat:


And, again, with an OTT super-furry light blue coat:


The second look feels very late-1970s, don't you think? Especially with the glasses and the brown boots.
Here are my takeaway tips from these two looks:
1. Blue and brown, together again: Looks like this color combo is making a comeback this fall.
2. Reviving an old favorite: Is this the end of skinny jeans? Maybe a looser-fitting, comfier pair that's slightly tapered will be the new shape come later this year.
3. Pair jeans with a strong top: While the jeans are softer and looser, the tops Gucci paired them with are more structured and sharp and/or more dramatic. So, there's a styling tip.
What do you think about Gucci's denim runway looks? Tell us in the comments below!

A Sneak Peek at the Coolest Ponytail Ever in History From the Fendi Show

I say "sneak peek" because the Fendi show just happened at Milan Fashion Week, and the fancy photographer's film isn't even in yet. But thanks to the hairstylist behind the basket-weave ponytail at this year's show, Sam McKnight, we get to ooh and aah at the coolness.

The hair appears to be woven in strips around the head to create a ponytail of awesome. I'm dying for a how-to here—and hopefully we'll get one soon. In the meantime, have you ever seen anything this cool? No, no, you have not. This is Fashion Week at its best. Inspiring, awe-striking, and just plain amazing.

Best Dressed at the Brit Awards—Beyonce, Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora, and Others


Last night, London celebrated the 2014 Brit Awards—and some of the biggest pop stars around. Check out my picks for best dressed of the evening. There were gowns, cocktail dresses, and even one great blazer look. Which one was your favorite?
Beyonce wore a super-glittery glamazon Vrettos Vrettakos gown to perform at last night's Brit Awards.


Rita Ora wore a canary yellow plunge-neckline Prada dress at the Brit Awards.


Nicole Scherzinger wasn't afraid to bare a little skin in this bondage-inspired outfit on the red carpet.


Iggy Azalea chose an elegant lipstick-red Elie Saab gown for the 2014 Brit Awards.


Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore an animal-striped, sequined Saint Laurent dress at the 2014 Brit Awards.


Pixie Lott knows that sometimes the simplest dress is the most elegant—check out her white slip dress from DKNY.


Emma Willis is my casual-outfit pick of the day—and a look that I can definitely imagine wearing in real life. Who knew a cute little red blazer and leopard-print clutch could look so cute and polished together!


Whose Brit Awards look did you like best? Tell us in the comments below!

Can French Manicures Be Sexy? And If So, Does This One Qualify? Let's Investigate

French manicures are a lot of things. Classic. Two-tone. Kind of controversial. But sexy? I'm not sure they can be sexy, but this look on Chanel Iman might be the closest this nail look is going to get to it.


It's a flesh-tone base that softly fades to a white at the tips. And, yes, it appears that her mani is growing out a bit, but we can ignore that and just talk about the look itself. Right? Right.
Something about the tan color makes you think of nude skin, and the white tips make it a little fresher and more interesting, so it might even slip into the "alluring" category.
Even if you don't find French manicures sexy in any way, shape, or form, you have to admit, this is at least nearing the neighborhood. You into it?
P.S. Notice she's also wearing green eye makeup. I tell you, Beyonce has spoken.

Lupita Nyong'o's Day and Night Looks: Which Do You Love More?

Well, that's sort of a trick question because I'm sure you'll love both of Lupita Nyong'o's looks equally, but play along, won't you?


First up, her daytime outfit. The actress attended a celebration for her recent DuJour magazine cover in a Peter Pilotto mixed-print dress. Mint green pumps, Jamie Wolf studs, and a Joan Hornig ring finished the look.


Later, Nyong'o switched into a J. Mendel dress featuring an edgy leather bustier top and ladylike topcoat for an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman. She accessorized with Graziela Gems Small Yellow Pizza earrings and Christian Louboutin Geotistrap sandals. Which trend do you like more on the Hollywood It Girl? Her signature brights or sassy darks? Vote and then sound off in the comments!

Princess Salwa Aga Khan—a.k.a. Model Kendra Spears—Hasn't Given Up Her Day Job Yet


When model Kendra Spears—who's walked runways for designers such as Louis Vuitton, Diane von Furstenberg, Lanvin, and Calvin Klein—married Prince Rahim Aga Khan, the eldest son of the Aga Khan, back in September, we weren't sure that her newly-acquired princess status would alter the course of her successful modeling career.
Well, now we know it hasn't.
This weekend, Princess Salwa Aga Khan, as she is now known, was spotted working on a photoshoot in Miami Beach. Check out some of the photos, right here.
Here is Princess Salwa Aga Khan modeling a floral tank and a pair of denim cut-offs:


Here she is with a giant pink-and-orange umbrella:


And here she is on a bicycle on the beach:


This isn't the first modeling job Spears has undertaken since her marriage to the Aga Khan's son. She appeared on the cover of Spanish Vogue's February issue and graced the pages of Next's winter fashion campaign.
I love that Kendra Spears is working even though she's got her princess status on lockdown! What do you think? Tell us in the comments, below.

Zoe Kazan Talks Her New Movie, Working With Jake Johnson, and More

There's no doubt about it—Zoe Kazan is awesome. The actress-screenwriter-playwright has a lot to show for herself at only 30 years old. I loved her as the slightly-obsessive love interest to Jason Schwartzman on the now sadly defunct HBO show Bored to Death, was impressed by We Live Here, the 2011 off-Broadway play she wrote and starred in, and had endless conversations with family and friends over Ruby Sparks, the unique film that she wrote and starred in alongside her real-life boyfriend, Paul Dano. Bottom line, Zoe is incredibly talented, and we dig the fact that she's never gotten all "Hollywood" on us. This month, Zoe stars in The Pretty One, an indie drama in which she plays identical twin sisters. We chatted with her about the film, what she has next, and what it was like to work with New Girl's Jake Johnson.


Glamour: In The Pretty One, you play two twin sisters. What was that experience like?
Zoe Kazan: The most challenging part of filming as both twins was the technical aspect. We had to shoot every scene with a body double for my eye line and to give me something to react to. While switching between the two characters, I had to keep both performances in mind while matching exactly the physicality that my stand-in had on the other side...while trying to act. It felt like doing math while standing on my head while singing an aria!
Glamour: In the film, you play Laurel, who's awkward, and Audrey, who's much more self-confident. Which sister did you relate to more and why?
ZK: Reading the script, I immediately felt connected to Laurel—she reminds me of my middle-school self, so self-conscious and starkly individual at the same time. But as I worked on the two parts, I began to see more of myself in Audrey, her sensuality and humor. The two performances really come from two different but equally valid parts of myself.
Glamour: Growing up, did you ever wish you were a twin?
ZK: I know a lot of girls fantasize about having a twin, but I really didn't. I have a sister who's close in age to me, whom I'm very close with, so I guess she filled that need.
Glamour: I loved Ruby Sparks! Do you have any other screenplays in the works?
ZK: Thank you! I'm so happy that people have found that movie over the last couple of years. Making it meant so much to me, and I'm so proud of it. I've been writing, and I hope to be able to share more soon.
Glamour: New Girl's Jake Johnson was your costar in The Pretty One. Are you a fan of the show?
ZK: I love New Girl, and the creator, Liz Meriwether, is actually a friend of mine from college! Jake's a great actor,. and I'd work with him again in a heartbeat. I also feel super indebted to him because there was a scene that we shot in a swimming pool, and it was so cold, I turned blue. He bravely volunteered to stay in the pool and let me do the next scene from the side, out of the water. For that, he will always be my hero.
What movies are you excited to see?

5 Things You Need to Know About Lottie Moss, Kate Moss's Little Sister

With a legit modeling contract and a London Fashion Week front-row debut under her belt, Kate Moss's little sister, 16-year-old Lottie, is poised to be the next MAJOR thing in the business. Which means you better get to know who the British media has dubbed "Mini Moss" (cute) ASAP, so here's your primer.


1. Like Kate, Lottie (short for Charlotte) is "petite" for a model—clocking in at 5'5". But, hey, big sis already broke the glass ceiling—pun kinda intended—when it comes to traditional modeling height.

2. Lottie first popped onto everyone's radar about two years ago as one of Kate's many junior bridesmaids at big sis' wedding to the Kills musician Jamie Hince. Clearly flawless hair runs in the family. 3. Lottie's first-ever modeling gig was a high-fashion-filled editorial spread in the February issue of Dazed and Confused. The magazine was, incidentally, cofounded by Jefferson Hack, Kate's ex-boyfriend and father of her daughter Lila Grace.


4. The young modeling scion just made her London Fashion Week debut in style, sitting front row between big sis Kate and Net-a-Porter founder (and Glamour Women of the Year honoree) Natalie Massenet. Also in the FROW: Topshop tycoon Sir Philip Green, Anna Wintour, and fellow celebrity teen model Kendall Jenner on the left over there.


5. From her Dazed and Confused interview, we learn a bunch of adorable fun facts about Lottie. Like Kristen Bell, she loves sloths and, like many of us out there (many times her age), considers Beyoncé's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" her power girl anthem. And like me, her "favorite book to pretend to have read" is "Harry Potter ... I've never read any of them." Hey, right there with you, Mini Moss, and looking very forward to seeing much more of you! How adorable is Lottie Moss? Good genes, good genes. And have you not read Harry Potter but pretend you did? (Cough, cough, guilty right here.)

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