Nail art is a regular occurrence on the red carpet, but we've been seeing stars sporting a variety of geometric nails as of late. Demi Lovato showed off a black manicure accented with three metallic stripes over the weekend, while Kerry Washington paired her black polish with a white chevron tip to complement her dress at the recent Peeples premiere. January Jones also got into the graphic trend, sporting a classic red polish topped with a black triangle accent at the base of her nails for an edgier take on the moon manicure. We even saw geometric nails on the New York Fashion Week 2013 runways, so clearly this trend is here to stay. You can get similar looks, too, with these nail art tutorials:
The looks from last night's Met Gala were long on embellishments — we saw our fair share of grommets, studs, and safety pins in an homage to this year's "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibition. But for some stars, it was also short on fabric. We tend to believe it's always a little punk to show up to a black-tie affair in something ultra-short, so we'd like to pay our respects to the five stars who rocked minidresses. Gisele Bündchen left little to the imagination in an asymmetrical Anthony Vaccarello metal-hook minidress. Stacy Keibler showed up in a studded black Rachel Roy mini with sheer panel sleeves, while Elizabeth Banks went with a menswear-inspired gold Atelier Versace dress. Kate Bosworth put her long legs on full display beneath a structured, pink-beaded Balmain number, and January Jones, ever the red carpet risk-taker, paired a bold Genevieve Jones ear cuff with a sequined LBD by Chanel. In the minidress melee, whose look do you like best?
Whether they're dramatic and sexy or subtle and sweet, smoky eyes are a makeup classic that never go out of style. While black eyeliner and shades of gray are the traditional tools to creating a smoky look, we've spotted plenty of other examples on the red carpet. Here are our favourite celebrities wearing the smoky eye trend. Click on and get inspired!
At yesterday's BAFTA New York celebration of Mad Men, the female cast members each showed off a different version of the metallic smoky eye. While their characters on the series would rarely be seen in such a dramatic beauty look, the modern-day women all wore the universal trend in a unique way. Christina Hendricks mixed a brown shadow with hints of shimmering pink to bring out her red hair and lipstick. Jessica Paré picked smudged eyeliner and taupe eye makeup for a classic sultry look. Finally, January Jones complemented her bright blue eyes with an indigo hue. Each star showed us how to customise the smoky eye look for different hair colours and features.
We had plenty keeping us busy here in Australia, what with the Logies (well done, Asher!) and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia happening within 24 hours of each other, but there was lots going on overseas this week as well! Halle Berry displayed her teensy baby bump when she attended a film premiere in Buenos Aires, while Aussie beauty Miranda Kerr held the hand of her bub Flynn on a walk in Beverly Hills. Nicole Richie and Jessica Alba flaunted their fabulous figures while on a girls' trip to St. Barts, and Charlize Theron and Seth MacFarlane set tongues wagging when they left a restaurant together. That's not even the half of it! Click through to see what else your favourite stars got up to this week.
It was hard to take our eyes off the front-row beauty at this week's MBFWA — with a slew of Aussie women stepping out to support local fashion designers, we were treated to all sorts of hair and makeup adventures. From model/photographer Candice Lake's bare face and bold coral-red lips, to Gracie Otto's deep red and Lara Bingle's burgundy version, it was pretty clear that a strong lip is still going, well, strong, while Phoebe Tonkin's smoky eyes and bronzed skin had us keen to recreate the look (BYO divine khaki green peepers). Of course, we couldn't be too biased — some stars in the US also had some ace looks we loved this week! Step this way for prettiness galore.
The lob has risen in the ranks to become the must-have haircut of 2013. This longer bob (hence, lob) can range anywhere from below the chin to just above the collarbone. Celebrities like Nicole Richie, Karlie Kloss, Julianne Hough and Nikki Reed have all been spotted wearing the versatile, stylish look. And if you need more convincing, check out this celebrity inspiration roundup to print before your next hair appointment.
January Jones, Katy Perry, and Sophia Bush made up only a fraction of the star-studded crowd at Coach's third annual Evening of Cocktails and Shopping last night. And, in effect, the brightly coloured separates, boldly printed pants, downright flirty floral dresses, and covet-worthy accessories to hit the red carpet — make that a grass-covered one — provided a surplus of styling inspiration. Whether you're more of a blazer-for-all-seasons girl (look to Nikki Reed) or partial to a colour-blocked cocktail dress moment (hello, Sophia Bush), this benefit bash certainly had enough ensembles to keep even the most finicky of style setters happy. Click on for the complete who-wore-what rundown, including looks we want to steal from Kate Mara, Hailee Steinfeld, Milla Jovovich, and Chloë Sevigny.
January Jones stepped out for Coach's third annual Evening of Cocktails and Shopping at Bad Robot's headquarters in Santa Monica last night. She made her way through the star-studded party mingling with Chloë Sevigny and Milla Jovovich, as well as a Thakoon-clad Katy Perry, Conan O'Brien, Orlando Bloom and more. Orlando was without his wife, Miranda Kerr, for the charitable night out after she made headlines yesterday for speculation surrounding her contract as a Victoria's Secret Angel.
The annual bash, which benefits the Children's Defense Fund, also brought out stars like Joe Manganiello, who had his girlfriend, model Bridget Peters, with him for the evening out. Other attendees included Kate Mara, who was accompanied by beau Max Minghella, Nikki Reed and Rosario Dawson, who greeted fellow partygoer Amy Smart with a big hug, and also found time to catch up with Ellen Pompeo.
Mad Men is back, which means we'll be spending a lot of nights envying the winged liner and nude lips on January Jones and Jessica Paré . . . and then practising both looks on ourselves. The mod beauty in the series makes a gorgeous girls' night out look. So grab some gel liner and a creamy concealer, and learn how to pull this one off when you watch now. On Kirbie: Club Monaco top.