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Style Evolution: Katie Holmes

Super stylish Katie Holmes, star of the upcoming Guillermo del Toro flick, “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” may have a successful secondary career as a fashion designer for Holmes & Yang, but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t had some style mishaps in her past. The actress, who recently played Jackie O, has come a long way since her days on “Dawson’s Creek.” Take a journey through her love of midriff revealing tops, strapless dresses and glamorous gowns here. Keep reading »

J. Crew’s Jenna Lyons: Step Into My Office

Jenna Lyons is known to surprise. How else would the J.Crew president and creative director explain her penchant for the unexpected – menswear tailoring with feminine details, stripes with polka dots, florals with animal prints or neutrals and neons? But when visiting her Astor Place office, which just happens to be right upstairs from Stylelist, the mix-master said something truly bewildering: “T-shirts and I don’t really get along.” How could the purveyor of casual cool not look good in a t-shirt? She continued, while demonstratively gesturing with her hands, “I mean, we just don’t agree. Every time someone takes a picture of me in a t-shirt I’m like, ‘Why did I do that?’ I love t-shirts; they just don’t love me. It’s very sad. I don’t have a great body for T-shirts.”

And this is the sort of Lyon-ess honesty we’ve come to know and love. Keep reading for other amazing anecdotes, beneath the pictures below, about Bill Cunningham, her high school style, and the origin of her office knickknacks. Read more… Keep reading »

Summer Trend: Stacked Friendship Bracelets

ummer camp dressing is the antithesis of style — Color War T-Shirts, unflattering denim overalls and hiking socks typically fill the cubbies of eager campers — but one trend we’re ready to revive is the friendship bracelet. No longer reserved for 14 years old BFFs, this tradition is an easy way to add a playful spin to your adult wardrobe. Pair your bright and braided jewelry with a menswear-inspired watch or sophisticated bangles. Lately, designers and DIY-enthusiasts have been incorporating rhinestone gems to give the playful jewelry a touch of glam. Read more… Keep reading »

Cindy Sherman For MAC: The Weirdest, Most Awesome Collaboration Yet?

From Hello Kitty and Wonder Woman to RuPaul and Rodarte, MAC collaborations have pretty much run the gamut from one side of the weird/kooky/cool pop culture spectrum to the other. Just last week, the cosmetics company announced that Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin (interestingly enough) would represent the brand in their 2012 Viva Glam campaign. The kitsch factor runs high with MAC, and seems to underlie almost every project they take on (the Disney Venomous Villians collection?). And that sense of humor definitely shows through in its newest collaboration with off-kilter-but-awesome American photographer Cindy Sherman, whose daring, conceptual self-portraits question and challenge the way women are portrayed — and often stereotyped — in society. Read more… Keep reading »

Summer Hairstyle Tips For Every Length And Texture

Whether summer is a hair-raising or hair-flattening time for you, the heat, humidity and sun can turn anyone’s bad hair day into a bad hair season.

Luckily, there are some tricks of the trade to help you rock your locks all summer long.

But you might want to alter your length based on your locale. “Depending on where you live, longer hairstyles are great for summer,” says celebrity stylist and salon owner, Billy Lowe. “This gives way to those sexy wind-blown locks that seem effortless. But in humid environments where hair may have a tendency to swell, shorter styles are often en vogue and they are easier to maintain.”

Each hair length and texture should also be treated with specific direction during the steamy summer months. Here are tips for every type. Read more… Keep reading »

Fierce Fringe: Stars With Brow-Grazing Bangs

Bored with your hairdo? Take a cue from celebrities like Leighton Meester, Kelly Rowland and Nicole Kidman who have recently transformed their tresses thanks to brow-grazing bangs.

“Bangs are a great way to update your look without sacrificing length off your ends,” according to celebrity hairstylist and Nexxus creative director Kevin Mancuso. “The addition of thick, blunt fringe immediately draws focus to your eyes and emphasizes your bone structure.” Read more… Keep reading »

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