Olivia Wilde (in this dazzling Gucci gown) leads our picks for the best dressed at last night’s awards. See the rest here!
It’s all about the lips for Leighton Meester. (Photo: Glamour)
The holidays aren’t just the time to break out the ugly sweaters or the figure-hugging cocktail dresses that inevitably feel a little too snug after downing a bunch of pigs in a blanket. It’s also the time to make a statement when it comes to your hair and makeup. That means tweaking your usual routine, if only by the slightest degree. After cruising the web for inspiration, we picked three fresh celeb-derived looks we can’t wait to try this party season:
1. Glossy red lips. Leighton Meester showed us how it’s done at the Target + Neiman Marcus party in New York this week. Her vibrant lipstick looked classic yet twentysomething-appropriate thanks to its shiny, glasslike veneer.
There are two red carpets that we watch every year with bated breath: the Oscars and, of course, the Met Ball. All the stars come out for these fashion-forward events, and we couldn’t take our eyes off of all the gorgeous looks that strutted down Fifth Avenue last night. Here are a few of our editors’ favorite, unforgettable styles from the evening:
I had a hard time picking a favorite, but I don’t think anyone was as stunning as Camilla Belle (although Diane Kruger did look pretty superb). I absolutely adored Belle’s curve-hugging beaded gown, which struck the exact right balance between sexy and glamorous. What’s more, her hair and makeup were the perfect compliment to her dazzling dress. And kudos to the star for choosing such a daring, deep red pucker. Usually, that wine-stained shade is reserved for the winter, but I think the actress is on to Hollywood’s hottest new trend for the summer. —Meredith
We’re already fans of actress Cate Blanchett for her blockbuster talent and unfailingly elegant style. Now we have another reason to love her: the 42-year-old star recently appeared on the cover of Intelligent Life magazine without any photo retouching. If you’ve been following our blog, you’re familiar with all the crazy Photoshopping that goes into magazine photos and advertisements, so you know that this is a big deal. The Wall Street Journal blog has already weighed in, as have Beauty High and other beauty sites. Our take? Blanchett looks gorgeous. We’d love to see more covers like this.
What do you think? Tell us in the comments!
I just found out that Cate Blanchett uses emu oil as a treatment for scars, burns, and even to smooth her elbows. While I had heard of it before, I had never done any research. But if Cate Blanchett, with her gorgeous complexion, says that it can save my skin, well, then I definitely had to do some digging. Here’s what I found out: