Year after year, Tadashi Shoji presents elegant clothing every season during New York Fashion Week. His collections are always worthy of special occasions, parties, and even the red carpet. Just ask stars like Octavia Spencer, Mindy Kaling, Christina Hendricks, and even former First Lady Michelle Obama, who often wear his styles for events. Recently, Shoji spoke with us and gave inside scoop on what pieces to invest in, where to find the best affordable fashion, and what evening styles we should take for spin. His style is timeless and so are his effortless dressing tips.
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What does an InStyle party with the cast of Golden Globe-nominated and Steve McQueen-directed film, 12 Years a Slave look like? Nothing short of sophistication and glamour! Last night at the Golden Globe kick-off celebration with L'Oreal, InStyle'seditor Ariel Foxman brushed shoulders with the gorgeous Lupita Nyong'o—who stole the show in a bright yellow Victoria Beckham number—along with her co-stars Michael Fassbender (in Calvin Klein), Chiwetel Ejiofor (in Carolina Herrera), Alfre Woodard (in Tadashi Shoji), Benedict Cumberbatch (in Spencer Hart and Rag & Bone). As the stars prep themselves for tomorrow's big night—airing live on January 13th starting at 8:00PM ET/5:00PM PT on NBC—it didn't stop them from having some fun one another and admitting to InStyle who exactly is the group's biggest jokester. "Lupita is as elegant and intelligent as they come, but don’t let her fool you, she knows how to have fun," Woodard admitted. "Chiwetel is as open-hearted and gracious as he seems, and I think Michael and I talk more trash than you could imagine. Steve McQueen is very glib and Benedict is great, you wouldn’t think he’s excitable but he is!” But the group's general consensus fell on co-star Fassbender. "Everyone said me?" Fassbender asked InStyle, "fine, I’ll take it." Take a peek inside the 12 Years a Slave party by looking through our gallery and be sure to tune in to InStyle.com for InStyle's exclusive viewing party videos during tomorrow's 71st Annual Golden Globes! [wrn_button url="https://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/goldenglobes/photos/0,,20764269_20774804_30081753,00.html" text="See the Photos" title="See the Photos"] MORE:Golden Globe Dress Predictions For Lupita Nyong'o and More!We Played Stylist! This is How We Would Dress the NomineesEverything You Need to Prep for This Year’s Globes—Matt Donnelly
Amid the parade of spring/summer 2014 looks, we spotted a handful of pretty white creations that swept the runways, including a brilliant white embroidered Ralph Lauren number, an intricately sequined-feathered Tadashi Shoji gown and a subtle floral-accented Marios Schwab. So what's the takeaway here? Wedding dress shopping shouldn't be limited to bridal lines. Click through to see all the gowns we plucked from Fashion
Week Month that had us saying "I do." [wrn_button url="https://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/general/photos/0,,20464370_20740549_30028121,00.html" text="SEE THE PHOTOS" title="SEE THE PHOTOS"] MORE:12 Non-Traditional Star Engagement Rings100 Memorable Celebrity Wedding Moments8 Wedding Styling Tips for Your Big Day