Zooey Deschanel

5 Gowns Worth Seeing on the Emmys Red Carpet ... So Far

Sep/22/2013 at 07:25 PM ET

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Stars are arriving at the Emmy Awards so fast that it’s making our fashion-loving heads spin. But here are some of the first looks to hit the red carpet that you definitely don’t want to miss.

Heidi Klum is apparently a fan of the turtleneck trend because she selected a burgundy beaded Atelier Versace gown complete with a train.

And speaking of interesting necklines: Mindy Kaling. The Mindy Project star wears a short-sleeve plum Edition by Georges Chakra gown. It fits her perfectly, but style editors here are divided on what’s goin’ on at the décolletage. What are your thoughts?

RELATED PHOTOS: The fifteen most memorable Emmys style moments — right here!

Zooey Deschanel went out of her comfort zone, opting for a silvery-blue J. Mendel column gown with a thigh-high slit, a keyhole cutout and yes, even an open back. The New Girl star accessorizes the look with a sparkly Edie Parker silver clutch and, perhaps most shocking of all: no themed mani.

Taylor Schilling is showing a lot of skin in her pale Thakoon gown, which boast a high center-slit and a very sexy side view.

And finally, we’re all talking about Connie Britton’s strapless Naeem Khan gown with its golden embellishment. What exactly we’re talking about: the material (you’re not seeing things; it is, in fact, velvet). Say what you want about it, but we think we can all agree on one thing: Her hair is perfect, per usual.

So, what do you think of this first round of must-see gowns? Do you love any of them? Do you have another favorite look?

–Annie Daly

Which Manicure Do You Most Want to Wear?

May/22/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

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It’s no secret that we love nail art around here, and judging by all your submissions to our YourTurn challenge, we have a sneaking suspicion you do too.

So for our August issue, we need you to weigh in on which celeb’s manicure from the past year you most want to try. Is it Rihanna‘s tribute to Benjamin Franklin? Zooey’s cute tux nails? Katy Perry‘s assorted cutesy-pie illustrations (like cupcakes and music notes?) Kelly Osbourne’s bows, or perhaps Alexa Chung’s evil eyes?

Vote in the poll below, then check out our August issue to see whose nails nabbed the top spot!
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Style Rx: Is It Possible Zooey Deschanel Is Actually Stuck In These Tights and Can't Get Out?

May/17/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

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Who: Zooey Deschanel

Where: At the Fox upfronts in N.Y.C.

Diagnosis: We grow increasingly concerned that she is stuck in the same pair of black tights and cannot remove them. We’re all for having a “thing,” but when that “thing” makes us sweaty and uncomfortable by association, we become a little less supportive.

RELATED PHOTOS: Vote on questionable star style in “Obsessed or Hot Mess?”

Prognosis: Zooey, we’ve noticed you’re experimenting with your bangs lately, and that’s super. We recommend riding that experimental wave and trying a few A-line skirt outfits — sans tights. No major changes to your wardrobe are needed; just one quick check of Weather.com before heading out the door would keep your red-carpet style fun, feminine and yet climate-appropriate.

–Alex Apatoff

Tell us: Do you agree, or are you into the tights?

Exclusive Details on Zooey Deschanel's Met Gala Dress

May/07/2013 at 01:36 PM ET

Zooey Deschanel Tommy Hilfiger Met Gala 2013 GownCharles Sykes/Invision/AP

If the definition of punk is standing up against the establishment and being counter-culture, then perhaps the seersucker Tommy Hilfiger gown Zooey Deschanel wore to Monday night’s Met Ball did in fact fit the theme of the evening.

We chatted with Hilfiger about the unexpected choice and he says, “The dress was an original, quirky and fun take on the punk theme.” He tells PEOPLE the creation is a “special design for Zooey,” who — by the way — we hardly recognized when she first hit the red carpet. (Blame it on the fact that her until-now omnipresent blunt bangs were swept to the side.)

“She wanted to be really involved,” Hilfiger adds of the process behind creating the summery blue-and-white gown. “It was a lot of fun to collaborate with her on the design. We were inspired by the seersucker looks from our Spring 2013 collection.”

We never thought we’d see seersucker at an event focused around the words chaos and punk, but Hilfiger swears, “[It's] a perfect match for Zooey’s sense of style.”

And we will give Deschanel one thing: That hot-pink safety pin Edie Parker clutch is certainly a nod, albeit a cutesy one, to the night’s theme.

What do you think of the Tommy Hilfiger gown Zooey Deschanel wore?

–Zoë Ruderman

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Red Carpet Trend Report: Surprising Slits, Stripes & the Waistline That Should Be Retired

Mar/15/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

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If you make it a habit to model your looks after what’s hot in Hollywood (we do!), you’re going to want to check out this week’s style prospectus, which breaks down the two trends on the rise (you’ve seen ‘em both before, but not like this!) and a dress silhouette that is on its way out. And we can’t say we’re sad to see it go.

Up: Center slits. Once a side show, slits are migrating to the front and back of dresses, providing a sexy, yet subtler touch. Olivia Wilde wore one on her sequined Gucci gown for a killer rearview. Kirsten Dunst also selected a dress with a center slit, though hers was down the front of her Proenza Schouler LBD.

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Zooey Deschanel: 'Style Isn't When You Buy Yourself the Most Expensive Things'

Mar/12/2013 at 10:30 AM ET

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We covet her hair, copy her nail art and now, thanks to In Style‘s April issue, we’ve got Zooey Deschanel style envy as well.

The New Girl star talks candidly about moving past the adjectives so many people apply to her and her style (think “cute” and “quirky”).

“People try to turn you into a caricature of yourself,” she says. “I change, just like anyone.” (Need proof? InStyle rounded up her most dramatic looks since she got her start in Hollywood).

But one thing that hasn’t changed over the years is her ability to put together high-low looks like a true professional.

“Style isn’t when you buy yourself the most expensive things,” Deschanel says, noting that she’s been shopping in thrift stores since she was a teen. “I didn’t have a lot of money so I got things for, like, $2, $3 and made myself look as good as I could. Limitations make you more creative.”

For lots more on the star’s style (and to try on her signature hairstyles!) visit InStyle.com and pick up the April issue, on stands Friday. Plus, check out the behind-the-scenes video, below! Read More

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Considering Bangs? Zooey Deschanel Has Something to Tell You First

Feb/06/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

With some hair trends, it’s best to ease your way into a new look (like if you’re drastically changing your hair color), but the same doesn’t apply to bangs, according to the queen of fringe, Zooey Deschanel.

The Pantene Repair & Protect spokeswoman sat down with PEOPLE to spill her secrets on getting and maintaining the perfect bangs, and it turns out the key is to jump in with both feet. “Don’t get wispy bangs,” she says definitively in the above video. “Make sure you commit to them.”

Deschanel (who’s had bangs since she was two years old and never veered from the look!) says her current style of trim, which is heavy and dramatic, is “easy to manage.” But she’s quick to point out that heavy, non-wispy bangs don’t necessarily equal blunt bangs.”[Blunt bangs] are very difficult to style,” she says. If you’re going to go for face-framing fringe, she says, make sure to tell your hairdresser to “cut into them a little bit.”

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