Carey Mulligan Is A Total Babe in Balenciaga At Cannes
Despite the fact that The Great Gatsby has already had its world premiere, the larger-than-life drama by director Baz Lurhmann managed to nab the opening slot for the Cannes Film Festival, which kicked off earlier today.
Getting the festival off to a good start, Carey Mulligan appeared in a show-stopping Balenciaga strapless jumpsuit—proving that you don’t need a lavish gown to be make a jaw-dropping statement. We’re huge fans of her unconventional choice. And another round of applause should be given to Ms. Mulligan for perfectly pairing her beauty look to her ensemble: fresh barely-there makeup and a modern yet not-too-voluminous bouffant.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel at Time’s 100 most influential people gala earlier this week.
Like most worker bees, my 9 AM office routine follows a fairly familiar pattern. Trudge zombie-like towards coffee, browse my inbox for 10 minutes, then head to a gossip site to catch up on some celeb happenings. (Especially here, beauty news is important!)
This morning, I found myself swooning over a photo of America’s favorite newlyweds: the Timberlakes. While we don’t all have red-carpet galas to attend, these looks are still perfect for a night out on the town or a formal summer wedding. The former Ms. Biel looked radiant with bronze smoky eyes and a Bridgette Bardot-esque ‘do, and her beau looked particularly dashing in his updated 20/20 Experience look—we love the side-swept hair and fitted tuxedo. Whether you’re heading to a sophisticated fête or just a dinner with friends, follow these grooming tips to snag this A-list couple’s style.
This weekend, I was lucky enough to score a ticket to watch the red carpet at the Oscars. From Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper to Amanda Seyfried and Hugh Jackman, it was an exciting parade of stars—and an opportunity to get an inside look at how the red carpet really works. (Glamorous? Yes. Utter and complete insanity? Double yes.)
As you might have heard, there is a major awards show fast approaching. This Sunday, the Birchbox eds will be camped out at Bene’s Brooklyn apartment to watch all the Oscars festivities, and live-tweeting the whole affair. (Be sure to follow @Birchbox on twitter and use the hashtag #Oscars to join our red carpet and showtime conversation!)
At Birchbox HQ, we spend a lot of time discussing all the celebs we *know* would be our BFFs if they could only meet us. I mean, come on—we are so fun! While the list of our make-believe star friends is long (we’ve got everyone from Michelle Obama to Rachel Roy on there) the two always at the top are Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. We can’t get enough of these wickedly smart, funny, beautiful women. Naturally, we are pretty psyched about watching the duo lead the Golden Globes tonight. We’ll be chattering about the looks we love (and don’t love so much) on Twitter so make sure you’re following @birchbox!
Plus, this award season we’re trying something new! At 6:30pm EST, when the red carpet coverage begins, we’ll launch a Facebook poll where you can nominate and vote for your favorite looks of the night. Then Monday morning we’ll share a tutorial here on the blog to help you get the look using products you can find in the Birchbox Shop.
See you tonight!
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Back in elementary school, half-up, half-down ‘dos and French braids figured prominently in our hair vocabulary (along with the obligatory scrunchies we’ve since shed). Last night, actress Kristen Bell brought both styles out of retirement and combined them with a few strategic mini-braids at the VH1 Do Something Awards. The resulting creation is a little bit ’90s retro, yet fun and totally appropriate for the occasion at the same time. Armed with nothing more than a few rubber bands and bobby pins, we set out to get Bell’s multi-braid style ourselves!
With everything going on last night (Downton Abbey! Bloglovin’ Awards! Sleep!), you’re forgiven if you opted out of the Grammy’s. Lucky for you, we took copious notes. Herewith, our not-at-all-comprehensive cheat sheet to last night’s awards.
All Hail the Queen: Adele was, hands down, the night’s biggest winner. Not only did the British songwriter and singer go six for six, but she also delivered a powerhouse performance and rocked a cheeky Christian Louboutin mani.
Wish She’d Go Away: Nicki Minaj. Between her Little Red Riding Hood Goes to the Vatican getup and her bizarre exorcism-inspired performance, we’re so over it. Can’t she go back to boom, badoom, boom?