Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys: Style Should Be Comfortable - Unless You're Talking High Heels!

Mar/18/2013 at 05:13 PM ET

Alicia Keys ReebokCourtesy Reebok

Alicia Keys has amassed an impressive (and expensive!) shoe collection since hitting it big, but she still has affection for the kicks she loved growing up: Reebok’s Freestyle sneakers, known to the N.Y.C. teen as “54-11s” for their after-tax price of $54.11.

That’s why the star was inspired to update the silhouette for her second collaboration with Reebok, though she added a wedge to dress the look up a bit.

“I want to wear them every day, not just because they’re mine,” she told PEOPLE at a launch event for the sneakers, “[but] because they look great and because they’re comfortable.”

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Comfort is key for the on-the-go mom, who says she’s noticed her style change over the years. “Evolving and becoming a woman has really changed my style,” she said. “Style should be comfortable. You should feel great [when you] put it on – although some shoes I wear are not very comfortable. But my sneakers are!”

Also on the star’s style must list: flowy, silky pants from designers like Chloé and Stella McCartney, bright colors and pieces with “an androgynous feel.” That includes her “boy-girly” Reebok sneakers, which will be available on Reebok.com and Nordstrom.com starting April 1.

Tell us: Are you excited to check out Keys’s latest sneaker collection?

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Gabrielle Olya

Hollywood's Hot New Nails Are Straight Outta the '80s

Jan/30/2013 at 10:30 AM ET

Red Nailpolish: Zooey Deschanel, Alicia KeysWireImage; Startraks; Ramey; Getty

After months of long, pointy talons, wacky nail art and glittery disco polish not safe for the office, stars are finally sporting a sassy nail polish trend we can actually try — and it’s got vintage appeal.

That’s right, the most popular nail look in Hollywood is a throwback to a simpler time, when we all wore scrunchies, craved a Barbie car and “borrowed” our moms’ bright red polish.

Obviously, red nails have never gone out of style, but it’s a specific shade of bright cherry lacquer that inspires the nostalgia trip to 1987. And we know it’s red-hot at the moment because it’s been spotted on stars as diverse as (from left) Zooey Deschanel, Emmy Rossum, Alicia Keys and Olivia Palermo. Though their style ranges from über-girlie to trendy to funky, all look equally chic in the bold hue.

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Beyoncé's Jaw-Dropping Jewels & More Inauguration Day Diva Style!

Jan/22/2013 at 12:00 PM ET

Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia KeysSipa; Taylor Hill/WireImage

Michelle Obama‘s elegant Inauguration outfit had everyone buzzing, but when Beyoncé took the stage to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” — wearing 130 carats of emeralds that could be seen from the back row in the crowd of 800,000 – she practically broke Twitter.

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Chic Clicks: Why Kanye West's Skirt Looked Familiar, Alicia Keys Gets Blonde Streaks

Dec/13/2012 at 02:30 PM ET

Kanye WestDanny Moloshok/Reuters/Landov

–Twitter freaked out when Kanye West wore a leather kilt during his 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief performance on Wednesday night. But it’s not like he’s never worn one before — he has multiple times! [Huffington Post]

Alicia Keys was also at the 12-12-12 concert last night, and debuted brand new blonde highlights in her chic bob [InStyle]

–Even the director of Brad Pitt‘s Chanel No. 5 commercials found the clips a bit strange [Styleite]

–Remember when Jessica Biel wore head-to-toe studded leather, leaving us all very confused? Well, it turns out it was for her ELLE photo shoot. Check out this behind-the-scenes video for proof [ELLE]

–Find 25 items for less than $100 at the Net-A-Porter sale. Happy shopping! [Racked]

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Chic Clicks: Kanye West Has a Stylish Lunch Date, See Rihanna's 10 Best Looks

Oct/26/2012 at 01:45 PM ET

Kanye West Twitter RantDanny Moloshok/Reuters/Landov

–Is a Kanye West/Karl Lagerfeld collaboration in the works? The two were spotted in New York City having lunch together [Page Six]

Rihanna‘s stylist, Mel Ottenberg, picks 10 of the superstar’s best recent looks [Life + Times]

–Take a peek at Marion Cottilard‘s new beachside Lady Dior handbag campaign [WWD]

Alicia Keys talks skincare — and why her routine includes setting her alarm every two hours [BellaSugar]

–Get in the spooky spirit and check out these fun Halloween nail art ideas [StyleBistro]

How Alicia Keys Turned Her Love of Sneakers Into a New Design Job

Sep/05/2012 at 04:30 PM ET

Alicia Keys for Reebok
Courtesy Reebok

Growing up, Alicia Keys loved Reebok’s 5411 sneakers. “When I loved them, they were $54.11,” she tells PEOPLE. “I’ve been a fan forever, since I was a little girl — that’s been my flow, my style.”

In fact, when creating the video for “If I Ain’t Got You,” Keys took a pair of 5411s and customized them, thinking,”‘How cool would that be if I brought these back into my style?’,” she recalls. As time passed, “the opportunity presented itself — my husband [Swizz Beatz] works closely with Reebok — and I just loved how they’re bringing back the brand in such an incredible way.”

Now, the soulful singer is designing her own take on the 5411s, a.k.a. the Freestyle Hi, as well as Reebok’s Freestyle Double Bubble, Classic Nylon Slim and Princess.

“This felt totally perfect,” Keys says of the collaboration. “It was everything I dreamed about growing up, and a style of shoe I connected to as a teen. It was another creative outlet for me.”

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Check Out Alicia Keys's New Haircut

Jul/27/2012 at 12:30 PM ET

Alicia Keys Haircut
Courtesy Alicia Keys

“Look what I done did!!” Alicia Keys gleefully Tweeted to followers last week, debuting a brand new ‘do. The soulful songstress, who’s lately rocked a softer, shoulder-length look, shared an Instagram collage of her sleek new cut, worn both straight and curly. (She even posted a pic of her longer locks on the ground post-chop.)

Keys has worn many a ponytail in recent months, perhaps due to the busyness of motherhood; she welcomed son Egypt in October 2010. “She’s just a natural mom,” her husband, Swizz Beatz, recently told PEOPLE. “She even surprised my mom, who wanted to give her tips but was like, ‘What tips can I give her?! She’s already ahead of the game.'” Tell us: What do you think of Keys’s new look? 

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