These 13 Slogan-Bearing Pieces Will Make a Serious Style Statement
No subtleties here! When Vera Wang sent out her moody fall/winter 2014 line-up during New York Fashion Week, one look in particular made a refreshingly blunt impact—a tee with the words "You Bug Me" splashed across the front. At 3.1 Phillip Lim, the designer did the same, but with a cheekier (and definitely less hurtful) approach, embossing his bags with "Totes" and "Amaze" on each side. Recently, stars have taken up on the literal statement-making fashion trend. January Jones's loud "Blah"-stamped Jimmy Choo purse took the words right out of her mouth as she Instagrammed the moment, captioning the photo: "#blahblahblahblah #myclutchisSoLA." Meanwhile, Chloe Grace Moretz stepped out looking sweet and spring-ready in a "Petal" Christopher Kane sweatshirt. Use fashion as your mouthpiece and speak your mind with words or phrases unapologetically emblazoned across tops, clutches and even shoes. Not one to draw attention? Go for an embossed accessory for a muted effect. Add a refreshing punch to your wardrobe with 13 expressive pieces.
Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson Share a Sweet Mother-Daughter Moment at the 2014 Baby2Baby Gala
It was a family affair at the 2014 Baby2Baby Gala on Saturday night, where Goldie Hawn presented daughter Kate Hudson with the Baby2Baby Giving Tree Award for her work with the charity organization that provides low-income children in the Los Angeles area with diapers, clothing, and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. "There’s lots of great charities. But, to me, I always feel that it’s really important to be a part of something in your community, and that's what Baby2Baby is," Hudson tells InStyle. rat only did the duo hit the stage together at the event, but they also prepped together pre-gala. "I got ready with my mom tonight. I’m so happy she’s here," says Hudson, who wowed in a Stella McCartney dress and Jimmy Choo heels and clutch. "I chose this dress because I felt good in it. Stella is one of my best friends, and it’s always nice to support her beautiful work. I love the color!" Hawn, who looked gorgeous in a Lorena Sarbu gown and Jimmy Choo pumps, shared Hudson's sentiment about their mother-daughter time: "It was fun! It was really great. It's always fun to sit together and talk while we're getting made up." PHOTOS: Kate Hudson's 10 Best Red Carpet Looks Ever Held at The Book Bindery in Culver City, Calif., the gorgeous event was produced and designed by Yifat Oren & Associates and presented by Tiffany & Co. with support from Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Foundation, Porsche Cars North America, Inc., and Tiny Prints. The star-studded guest list included Kerry Washington, Jessica Alba, Rachel Zoe, Jordana Brewster, Nicole Richie, Ashley Benson, Molly Sims, Julie Bowen, Busy Philipps, Zach Braff, Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Meyer, the evening's host Will Arnett, and Baby2Baby Co-Presidents Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein. "I am very proud of my daughter for so many things!" Hawn tells InStyle. "I really love her. I love giving her this award. It's a wonderful honor for me as well. It's a lovely organization." Her mother wasn't the only one with kind words about the star—the whole crowd was supportive of her contributions. "I just love that she cares, and that she's lending her platform and her celebrity to a really important cause," Alba tells InStyle of Hudson. Bowen had a more humorous reason for loving the actress: "Oh, please! I think it's because we're all jealous of her, right? Secretly, everyone's like, really? Why can't I be like her? Look at her. And when you're examining like every inch of her, it's perfect. It's perfect." RELATED: Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn Debut Pink Hair for Breast Cancer Awareness Attendees enjoyed a dinner extravaganza led by L.A.'s top chefs and a surprise performance by TLC during at the record-breaking event, which raised over $1.7 million for the Baby2Baby organization—the philanthropy's highest earning year yet. For more on Baby2Baby, visit baby2baby.org. PHOTOS: Go Inside the 2014 Baby2Baby Gala —With reporting by Brianna Deutsch
What's the Hottest Footwear Trend in Hollywood? White Pumps!
Talk about white hot! Snow-hued pumps have been heating up the pavement and the red carpet all summer long, and we can see why. The universal style works well on anyone and can be paired with a variety of looks, from formal to casual and monochrome to vibrant. Whether it's matched with jeans and a sweater, a bright floral frock, or sexy jumpsuit, the white pump adds edge and polish to any ensemble. We take a look at the biggest celebrity footwear trend of the season in InStyle’s September issue, on newsstands Aug. 15, but have a special sneak peek for you now at the multitude of the stars who have been wearing the accessory. Some of our favorites? Cameron Diaz showing off her svelte figure in a body-hugging Victoria Beckham dress and Saint Laurent pumps, Ashley Madekwe wearing a matching plaid Topshop blouse-and-trousers combo topped off with Jimmy Choo shoes, and Lupita Nyong'o playing up the white shawl collar of her sexy Prabal Gurung look with Christian Louboutin python heels. For more of the hottest fashion trends, pick up InStyle’s September issue, available on newsstands and for digital download Aug. 15. Check out 25 celebrities wearing white shoes in the gallery now!
VMA Recap: See the Best Looks from the Red Carpet
The MTV Video Music Awards is one show and red-carpet event that's known for its playful and fun fashion and the 2014 production in Los Angeles was no exception. From tiger-print jumpsuits to crop tops galore, the red carpet and stage were filled with sartorial eye candy. Jennifer Lopez (above, left) proved once and for all that she doesn't look anything near 45 in a sparkling cutout Charbel Zoe gown, which she paired with Jimmy Choo heels, a Thalé Blanc clutch, and lots of dazzling Neil Lane jewels. Beyoncé (above, center) owned the red carpet in her curve-hugging Nicolas Jebran gown. The singer (who later closed out the show with a jaw-dropping performance) finished her look with statement-making Lorraine Schwartz earrings and Christian Louboutin shoes. Gwen Stefani (above, right) brought some color to the carpet in a hot pink and black L.A.M.B. couture ensemble. These three songstresses weren't the only ones turning heads on the VMA red carpet. Click through our arrivals gallery to see all the best looks!