She has us laughing until we cry, sniffing out Air Marshalls and stealing puppies, but this month, Bridesmaids actress Melissa McCarthy gets serious. It turns out, while on the hunt for the ideal Academy Awards gown back in 2012, multiple fashion bigwigs sent her packing.

“Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers – very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people – and they all said no,” she tells Redbook. How did the famous actress take the news? Well, by showing up looking nothing short of fabulous. Oh, and launching her own plus-size clothing line.

I’m sure those designers are kicking themselves.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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June 5, 2014

The lawyer. The wife. The girl next door. In The Other Woman, Fox’s upcoming comedy, each character has a personality (and style) all her own. Which one are you most like? Follow our flowchart below to find out.


Carly, Played by Cameron Diaz
You’re a sophisticated siren and the true definition of a modern businesswoman. In the office, you’re known for your collection of sharp suits the watercooler crowd can’t stop talking about. But when five o’clock hits, your friends can spot you in a LBD at the nearby cocktail lounge.

Amber, Played by Kate Upton
An all-American girl through and through, you have a sandal-and-denim collection that would make every Cali girl jealous. When headed out with your friends, you’re not afraid to throw on a deep V-neck – your carefree spirit exudes confidence no matter what you wear.

Kate, Played by Leslie Mann
Classic and put-together, A-line dresses, ballet flats, and cigarette pants fill your closet. You wouldn’t be caught dead leaving the house without a tube of lipstick and, when going out, you never say no to a martini (or three).

Our Movie-Inspired Style: The Other Woman Boutique opens Monday, April 14, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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April 14, 2014

It appears that Captain America’s got style. Massachusetts-born Chris Evans, who recently announced that he’d be calling it quits on acting in lieu of a directing career, has that casual-cool thing down pat. Easy plaid and chambray atop the darkest of denim. Henleys edged up with leather jackets. Suits, when the occasion requires them, sexified with a bit of scruff.

Get Chris Evans' Style

To cop one of his signature looks, follow these few simple steps:

  1. Start with the easiest of shirts – a graphic tee or laid-back button-front (cuffed, to expose superhero forearms).
  2. Add relaxed, not skinny, pants. As Evans once told InStyle: “I’ve got ridiculously thin legs, so I hate skinny jeans. My Paper Denim & Cloth jeans give me a little extra bag in the butt – as if I might actually have one.”
  3. Finish with a broken-in moto jacket or hoodie, unzipped. Want to take the look a step further? Try it in camo.

Extra inspiration, right this way. Our Leading Man: Get Chris Evans’s Casual-Cool Look Boutique opens Sunday, March 30, at 11AM ET.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor

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March 29, 2014

Gone are the days when gowns were the only red-carpet option for women. Sure, we still have Cate Blanchett’s impeccable head-to-toe nude and Lupita’s plunging baby blue. But last night’s awards also saw a sea of tuxes.

Tuxes at the Oscars

Image via Fashionista

The designer of choice? Saint Laurent. Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres wore three different Saint Laurent tuxes. Ellen Page looked edgy and cool dressed in the brand, too. As did Kourtney Kardashian. (Saint Laurent outfitted white-hot Jared Leto as well.)

Of course, Yves Saint Laurent has been a red-carpet staple for years, dressing the likes of Diane Kruger in glamorous gowns. But under the helm of Hedi Slimane, the brand is far more casual.

What would that mean for the women of this year’s red carpet, the public wondered? Thanks to Fashionista, the answer is now clear: suits. “Saint Laurent has become the definitive source for cool-yet-elegant, well-tailored suiting.”

Sounds like awards shows just got a whole lot more comfortable.

Read more on Fashionista.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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March 3, 2014

Jared Leto was a big winner last night. He took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and landed himself atop every “best hair” list. Rightfully so, too. The rocker/actor’s effortless, ombré look was the envy of every viewer – male and female alike.

As soon as he hit the red carpet, my news feed was filled with comments such as, “Printing a pic of Jared to bring to my next hair appointment. BRB.” And you know what? I totally thought the same thing.

Jared Leto's Hair

Continue reading “The Mane Event: Jared Leto’s Locks Stun at the Oscars” »

March 3, 2014

This Sunday, we’re not just watching the Academy Awards – we’re throwing the ultimate Oscar-viewing party at home. On the night’s itinerary? A cocktail menu inspired by Best Picture nominees Gravity and The Wolf of Wall Street, and then a little friendly competition with these 2014 Oscar ballots. Did we just describe your ideal Academy Awards party? Thought so. Just stock up your bar cart, click on the image below to print out a ballot, and join in.


By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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March 1, 2014

This awards season, Matthew McConaughey has been on a roll – and I’m not just talking about his countless nominations for Dallas Buyers Club. He’s received standing ovations for his red-carpet looks, too.

Matthew McConaughey's Red-Carpet Success

Image via British GQ

British GQ rounded up eleven of the actor’s impressive looks, and from the checked three-piece suit at the London premiere of Dallas Buyers Club to the smoking jacket at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, McConaughey’s wardrobe has been anything but predictable. One common thread, however, seems to be a Dolce & Gabbana label, which is only natural considering he’s the spokesman for its The One cologne

Personally, I think McConaughey will stick with Dolce & Gabbana for the Academy Awards on Sunday – but who knows? Maybe he’ll surprise everyone with another Vivienne Westwood number. Either way, my bet is on him looking good.

Read the full article at British GQ.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

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February 28, 2014

Imagine this: You’ve sifted through hundreds of dresses for an oh-so-special occasion and finally found the perfect one. And then… it gets lost at the airport. Pretty rough, right? Now imagine you’re the one responsible for losing said dress, and it’s for – wait for it – an actress attending the Academy Awards. Well, this horror movie–like plotline actually happened to Donna Karan PR rep Aliza Licht yesterday. And get ready to grab some popcorn, because she chronicled the whole ordeal live on Twitter.

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Lucky for her (warning: spoiler alert ahead), the dresses were found. I have to admit, though, as I read each of her tweets, I became less and less nervous for Aliza. And no, it wasn’t because I thought the dresses would soon be found. It was because the girl is straight-up hilarious in the face of a job-threatening situation. Worst-case scenario, the dresses were lost forever, and she would have been fired. But on the bright side? She would have wound up with a pretty good screenplay on her hands and a great Candy Crush score. Sounds like a solid ending to me.

Read the full saga on

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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February 25, 2014

House of Cards season 2 is officially upon us, and already, this installment of the Netflix series has left me with a lot of questions. The first of which being, what’s going on in the wardrobe department?

House of Cards

You see, I tune in as much for Claire Underwood’s high-powered political style (which is usually as crisp as the character’s bone-chilling personality) as I do for the plot twists and backstabbing. But lately, something’s been different about the cast’s look – not bad, per se, but definitely different.

As it turns out, Tom Broecker, the show’s original costume designer (who was nominated for a Costume Designers Guild Award), has moved on from the hit series. Talk about shocking. Now, while we may never know exactly why he left, we do know this: the show must go on – and I, for one, am excited to see just how well the incoming designer fills his shoes.

Check out for a closer look at the headlining House of Cards style.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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February 20, 2014

Sports Illustrated‘s 50th-annual Swimsuit Issue is due out soon, and I admit, I’m excited (though probably not for the same reason most readers are). The Swimsuit Issue has evolved over the years to include photos of stunning places around the world, plus some pretty amazing body art. This time, though, the magazine made an altogether different move by casting a certain controversial model to appear in its pages. Who, you ask? Barbie.

Barbie & Sports Illustrated

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You read that right. Mattel’s most famous doll gets her own 22-page spread as part of the issue’s “Unapologetic” theme. What exactly does that mean? Both the Swimsuit Issue and Barbie herself have been criticized over the years for giving women unrealistic body-image expectations, so featuring the plastic blonde bombshell in its pages could be seen as a sort of thumbing-of-the-nose at those critics. Love it or hate it, one thing’s for sure: Nobody puts Barbie (or Sports Illustrated) in a corner.

Read the full story on the Huffington Post.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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February 12, 2014