Selfies: we've all done them (don't lie, we saw it on your Instagram!), but how do you master the art of taking a good self-portrait? Our reporters Matthew Rodrigues and Allison McNamara are laying down the ground rules for success. There's a lot to think about: How's my background? Does this selfie have good lighting and a purpose? Watch on and keep these helpful tips in mind next time you solo "smize" to the camera. And after you watch, snap your best selfie and share it with us using our hashtag #popselfie.
Aside from the hassle rain can cause on your commute, it also puts a, er, damper on doing your hair in the morning. These three styles are guaranteed to look good when you leave your home and even hold up against the rain or humidity. Plus, they all look great on just-out-of-the-shower hair, too. On Kirbie: Greylin top.
It's that time of year again: it's music festival season! With Coachella behind us, we now have a bevvy of new events to look forward to this Summer! So what's topping our packing list? A standout cross-body bag, tribal wooden necklaces, and a pair of patent boots, to name a few. Watch on as our reporters Matthew Rodrigues and Allison McNamara talk all things music-festival style. On Allison McNamara: BCBG Max Azria jacket and top, Forever 21 skirt.
If your hair is in that awkward in-between stage, you just made the chop, or have shoulder-length hair, it can be difficult deciding on what type of updo will work best for a date night or even your wedding. We figured out a gorgeous style that works perfectly for hair that brushes your shoulders. On Kirbie: Finders Keepers dress.
Ever bought a pair of shoes that you thought fit at the store, but when you got home, you realized they were slightly too tight? Or are you someone who always seems to fall in between sizes? Well, you no longer have to suffer from tight shoes. Today, our reporters are breaking down five ways to stretch your shoes out at home. With household items like a blow dryer and a plastic bag, you'll have no excuse to complain about your uncomfortable footwear. On Allison: BCBG Max Azria jacket, Patterson J. Kincaid top, Cameo shorts.
Gwyneth Paltrow walked the red carpet for Iron Man 3 tonight in Hollywood, and we caught up with the actress just before the screening. Gwyneth looked glam in an iridescent Antonio Berardi gown at the film's debut, but as Pepper Potts in IM3, she fulfills what might be her toughest and most action-packed role to date. Gwyneth told us she took her kids to see the movie in London with a group of friends and that her son, Moses, is especially proud of seeing his mom in the superhero franchise.
Your makeup test is an important part of your wedding day prep, and making sure you're prepared is half the battle. We've got four tips to take the stress out of your makeup test. You'll walk out feeling like the gorgeous bride you've dreamt of being. On Allie: Club Monaco top and jacket. On Maria: BCBG Max Azria top and vest.
Joe Manganiello visited our NYC office to chat about his very big year. In addition to prepping for the season six premiere of True Blood on June 16, Joe just wrapped a movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger called Ten and is writing a fitness memoir that will be out in time for the holidays. Plus, he's the new face of Magnum Gold ice cream! Joe told us about all of those projects and shared other fun stories, including why his mom was surprised about his working with Magnum. Also, Joe touched on the possibility of a Magic Mike sequel. He told us, "I'm working on something right now that — whether or not it happens — will tide people over who are fans."
On Allie: Club Monaco shirt and blazer.
Gywneth Paltrow stepped out tonight for the opening of her trainer Tracy Anderson's all-new flagship studio in LA's Brentwood neighborhood. We caught up with the actress, cookbook author, and mother of two at the soiree to ask her how she navigates her busy life's complicated balancing act. Gwyneth also weighed in on her goal of building community among women, making family her top priority, and getting motivated on the days she really doesn't want to work out — she said sobbing is sometimes involved!
Rachel Weisz plays bad witch Evanora in Oz the Great and Powerful, and the actress had no qualms digging into her dark side to play the role. When I sat down with Weisz at the film's press day, she talked about how much she loved playing the bad girl and what it was like to be transported to Oz. Watch!