Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner: 'My Friends Used to Call Me Casper!'

Mar/15/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Jennifer Garner skin, makeupLarry Busacca/Getty

When it comes to skincare, who better to trust than Jennifer Garner? At 40, she’s a safe sun fanatic, and it shows: her skin is amazing.

“The more that I’ve worked with Neutrogena, the more I’ve learned about skin cancer,” the brand’s ambassador told PEOPLE at Wednesday’s Neutrogena Sun Summit. “It’s our most common… and most preventable form of cancer.”

Garner admits that in the past, she wasn’t as cautious about it. “When I was really young, no one thought of the sun as being a problem,” Garner says. “We would put on baby oil and lay in the sun to try to get brown.”

As it turns out, however, being a theater kid “saved” her complexion. While her friends spent afternoons tanning, “I was inside in the theater geeking out. My friends called me Casper!”

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These days, Garner’s daily makeup routine isn’t complete without SPF. “Right after brushing my teeth and washing my face, I put on sunscreen immediately,” she says. “It has to be in my moisturizer, in my makeup.”
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Red Carpet Trend Report: The Oscars Edition

Feb/28/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

Oscars Red CarpetJason Merritt/Getty; Kevin Mazur/WireImage; Jason Merritt/Getty

We were tempted to say that the two trends on the up are: Jennifer Lawrence. And Jennifer Lawrence. But we recognize we may need to reel in our obsession with the Best Actress winner just a tad, so we found two other Oscars trends worth taking note of. We also identified a beauty look that seems to be on the way out, based on how little we saw of it on the Academy Awards red carpet.

Up: Pale Pastels: Pastels, are by definition, pale, but the ones we saw at the Oscars were even lighter than typical pastels. We lost count of how many ladies wore so-light-it’s-almost-white gowns, but here are some of the ones we do remember: Jennifer Lawrence (ever heard of her?) stunned in a blush Dior gown, Anne Hathaway chose a baby pink Prada dress, Amy Adams slipped into pale blue Oscar de la Renta and Amanda Seyfried donned a lavender Alexander McQueen creation.

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All the Oscars Style & Beauty Moments We're Still Talking About

Feb/25/2013 at 02:30 PM ET

For the most part, it was a stunning, but relatively predictable, Oscars red carpet Sunday night (no dramatic capes, crazy hairstyles or wacky nail art to be found). That said, there were still several ladies who stood out in looks that will more than likely go down in Academy Awards style history — for good and not-so-good reasons. Let’s discuss:

Jennifer Lawrence Oscars Dress
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Jennifer Lawrences’s everything: From her Dior Haute Couture gown (which we totally predicted!) to her stunning 74 carat Chopard necklace worn backward, the star was the night’s big winner both on and off the carpet. Oh, and did you see the dress she changed into for the Vanity Fair after-party? Smoking hot.

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Red Carpet Trend Report: The Scoop on Textured Dresses, Side Panels & Clunky Shoes

Oct/11/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

Diane Kruger, Jennifer Garner, Amy Poehler Splash News Online; FilmMagic;Getty

We pored over all the photos of celebs at premieres, fundraisers and parties from this week and made predictions about the two frock styles that are growing in popularity and the chunky kicks that are slowly getting replaced by a much more delicate counterpart. And in case you’re wondering, yes, these apply to off-the-carpet, casual looks too. So be sure to read on before your next shopping spree — and we promise you’ll be way ahead of the style curve.

Up: Dresses with textures: We love silk and chiffon as much as the next girl, but we have to admit that the sudden rise in frocks featuring textured material is making us want to ditch smooth fabrics in favor of ones that pack a little more punch. Diane Kruger‘s blue-and-black Chanel dress made us think of flecks of foil and Britney Spears‘s gray Halston Heritage gown had the look of dripping metal. We also wanted to reach out and touch Emma Roberts’s Armani Exchange dress, which featured an interesting raised blue print.

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Take Our StyleWatch Polls: Stars Smiles, Spring Fashion and More!

Dec/15/2011 at 03:00 PM ET

Before you head out for the holidays, we want to hear from you! Which star has the best smile? What do you think of Sarah Jessica Parker‘s lacy getup? And which spring styles are you excited to wear again? Vote on these questions and more in our StyleWatch magazine polls; your input could appear in an upcoming issue.

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Jennifer Garner: I Sold Scrunchies in College

Apr/07/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

Jennifer Garner may be a successful actress, but back in college, she had other ways to pad her wallet. On the Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday, the actress revealed that her college ‘job’ was actually making scrunchies — those infamous ’80s-style hair ties covered in fabric. “My college roommate and I … we were theater geeks and we had a key to the theater department,” she admitted during an appearance to promote her new film, Arthur. “We would go in late at night and we would use their sewing machines and their elastic and we would make scrunchies. We would make boxes full of scrunchies in sorority colors or [ones that were] just cute.” And surprisingly, the gig actually paid the bills. “We went door to door in the dorms and said ‘One for $3, two for $5,’ and we raked it in! We made so much money!” But as it turns out, unfortunately, Garner wasn’t exactly an expert accessory maker. “We spent so much time on them, [but] we were so bad at them. I was constantly sewing the scrunchie to my clothes — I was a bad scrunchie maker. I’m sure half of them fell apart.” Wonder if they had a friendly return policy? Tell us: Would you have purchased a scrunchie from Garner? –Kim Peiffer

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Stylist Rachel Zoe Shares Her Top 20 Wardrobe Must-Haves

Jan/26/2010 at 12:04 PM ET

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Though Rachel Zoe is famous for dressing stars like Kate Hudson and Jennifer Garner in elaborate gowns for the red carpet, the stylist reveals that a good chunk of the mail that filters through her website, rachelzoe.com, comes from fans looking for advice on real-life, everyday-wearable pieces. “I get so many questions submitted through Ask Rachel regarding ‘basics.’ It seems to be a fashionably collective thought—readers asking how to discern true wardrobe staples from the fleeting, “trendy” pieces,” Zoe writes on her blog. “Honestly, the word basic doesn’t really exist in my vocabulary—sure I have a favorite cut of denim and classic leather jacket never hurt anybody, but more often than not, I like my every day items to stand out. Because of this, I have compiled a shoppable guide of (not-so) basic items that every girl should have in their closet!” The TV star offers up 20 pieces every girl should have in her closet, using her signature, one-of-a-kind fashion lingo to describe goods like Diane Von Furstenberg’s curve-hugging shift as a “body con dress.” She also gives styling advice for each item on her list, and so for Marc Jacob’s oversize black sunglasses (otherwise known as “go-to-sunnies” and “the ultimate do-not-disturb signs”), the shades-loving star instructs, “Keep them in your bag—or on your face—at all times.” Go to rachelzoe.com to check out more of her must-haves. Tell us: what do you think of Rachel’s list of wardrobe staples? -Emily Hsieh

 

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