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Her 10 Best Looks: Emma Stone (Birthday Edition!)

Emma Stone turns 24 today (happy birthday, Emma!), so in honor of her big day we decided to dive headfirst into the actress’s red carpet archives and round up her all-around best looks of all time. This was a difficult one: with all of Emma’s killer sartorial (and beauty!) choices, it was next to impossible to narrow ‘em all down to just ten. Check out our favorites — and Emma’s seriously uncanny ability to make any hair color, from baby blonde to dark auburn, look like she was born with it — in the gallery above!

Emma's Vogue Beauty
With great beauty comes great responsibility. Read More »
Emma On Heartbreak
Like most of us, it made her puke. Read More »
Andrew Talks Emma
The newest Spiderman talks about meeting his new co-star. Read More »

WE∆THER Is About To Make Your Morning Routine Much Easier

Lilo Does The Weather
Stop being so negative! Pray for peace instead! Read More »

Fact: dressing oneself gets more and more difficult as the year progresses. While as little clothing as possible is always a safe bet for those middle months, come October every single outfit must be chosen with the day’s forecast in mind … and we know full well that a numerical temperature and, like, an icon of a cloud does absolutely nothing for the situation at hand. What we really want it to tell us is: how many layers should we wear? Is it a wool tights day, or a jeans day? Do we need a scarf? Gloves? A hat? There are just so many variables, and there’s obviously a demand for this type of service (right?). I was just about ready to create the solution myself. Keep reading »

Dakota Fanning Wears Chanel (And Couture Cat Ears) For “InStyle” UK’s December Issue

Dakota's Best Looks
Her Best Looks: Dakota Fanning
Our ten favorite dresses from the actress's archives. Read More »
Too Young For Cosmo?
Should the 17-year-old really be on the cover? Read More »
Dakota's Ad Banned
Dakota Fanning banned Marc Jacobs ad
Dakota Fanning's ad for Marc Jacobs was deemed too provocative. Read More »

It’s kind of crazy that Dakota Fanning is only 18; the girl has been around forever. The Fannings obviously don’t waste any time getting into the biz, but what I like about Dakota and her sister, Elle, is that they both seem incredibly smart and well-adjusted for the amount of fame they’ve experienced at such young ages. I definitely don’t foresee any Lohan-ing in either of their futures. (And yes, they’re both fashion wunderkinds who are lucky enough to be outfitted by some of the most revered designers out there.)

It’s a rare 18-year-old who can wear Chanel and look at once totally arresting and also completely age-appropriate, but I guess if anyone’s going to be able to pull it off, it’s Dakota. InStyle UK’s December issue features the actress as its cover star in, oh, just the most gorgeous Chanel frock ever plucked right from the Resort 2013 collection, with elaborate tonal embroidery and touches of pink, purple, and blue. This further reinforces my conviction that international versions of fashion mags get way better covers than we do. I’m just sayin’. More pics (one featuring the prettiest pair of cat ears for humans you’ll ever see), after the jump! [Celebitchy via InStyle UK]

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Makeup Bag: Beauty When The Lights Go Out

For much of the past week, it’s been tough to even think about beauty, let alone write about it. Hurricane Sandy left much of the tristate area, including my beloved New York City, in a state of disaster and disarray that claimed more lives and homes than I think any of us had pictured when faced with the prospect of this “superstorm.” Those of us who only had to suffer without power, heat, or hot water for a few days were the fortunate ones, that’s for sure. (There are still many, many people in need — here’s how you can help.)

I had a few beauty revelations as a result — namely, it is not the end of the world if I can’t manage to cleanse, tone, treat, and moisturize my face, which is a good thing because it’s pretty much impossible in the dark. If you don’t wash your hair for a while, it looks extra nice when you eventually do, and because you can’t shave, your body hair grows enough to get it waxed when you can finally leave the house! (Or maybe that’s just me, because I’m really Russian and my hair loves to grow.)

But say you’re shacking up with your significant other during this very trying time: there are some things you’re going to want to keep in check. You’re definitely going to want to look, and feel, a little cleaner than I did, and there are plenty of beauty and hygiene products made for ease and convenience that become especially useful. So here it is: beauty (or trying to retain some semblance of it) when the lights go out.

NY Mag's Sandy Cover
An incredible, and devastating, photograph. Read More »
Fashion People Are Awful
Even after a natural disaster. Read More »

Science Says Beauty Is Boring, And What The Hell Is Beauty, Anyway?

Fashion People Are Awful
Even after a natural disaster. Read More »
Beer Goggles Explained
beer goggles photo
Science confirms the old beer goggles thing. Read More »
Awkward Beauty
In praise of finding beauty in awkwardness. Read More »

How many times have you met someone really, really ridiculously good-looking, only to discover that the catch-22 of such genetic physical advantage is that they’re also really, really ridiculously terrible — or, perhaps even worse, really, really ridiculously boring? At long last, scientists have proven that there’s actually something behind what we’ve suspected for years: when seeking to make a connection between beauty and appealing character traits or values, Psychological Science found that “beautiful people tend to focus more on conformity and self-promotion than independence and tolerance.” Keep reading »

Love It Or Leave It: Kristen Stewart’s Pleated Pants And Bra Top?

Kristen For Balenciaga
The "Twilight" actress is the new face of Florabotanica. Read More »
Kristen On Love Triangles
The actress has a loaded conversation for "Twilight." Read More »
Kristen As Patti Smith?
The legendary rock star wants Kristen to play her in a movie. Read More »
Kristen Wears Rob's Hat
Kristen Stewart
Kristen is still wearing Rob's discarded clothing. Read More »

I love seeing Kristen Stewart in more androgynous high-fashion looks — they almost always suit the tomboyish “Twilight” star better than the usual glam red carpet fare, and let’s face it, the girl can rock a pair of weird pants like no other… for the most part. At an “On The Road” event this weekend, Kristen chose this sort of bra top for aliens and a pretty unfortunate pair of pleated trousers, creating, like, the most unflattering crotch situation this side of harem pants. Her makeup artist, who is usually on point, also dropped the ball on this one, overwhelming the actress’s delicate features with rich, heavy eyes and lips. Keep reading »

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