Blog: Crossroads Style

April 5th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 10 Celebrities’ Instagram Stories You Should Watch

It’s safe to say that Instagram Stories has far surpassed its competitor Snapchat in popularity since it’s inception two years ago—and your favorite celebrities have hopped on the social media trend. Unlike a highly curated photo feed, Instagram Stories is where celebrities seem to be comfortable enough to be raw and open.

Need something to do while you’re waiting in line or on a short break? Take a peek at these celebrities’ Instagram Stories for some surprisingly engaging entertainment.

 

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Busy Philipps, @busyphilipps
A fantastic story teller, Busy was dubbed by The New Yorker as “the breakout star of Instagram Stories”. She captures everything from morning workouts to paparazzi run-ins and everything in between. If it isn’t on Busy’s story, I am assuming it didn’t happen.

 

Mandy Moore, @mandymooremm
Following Mandy Moore for her many This is Us behind-the-scenes stories is worth it alone! She also InstaStoried her home being built and decorated, her Mount Kilimanjaro climb, and the preparation behind all the Hollywood red carpet events she’s recently attended.

 

Chrissy Teigen, @chrissyteigen
Because if you follow and love her on Twitter and Snapchat, why wouldn’t you watch her Instagram Stories for more of her humor, cooking, and adorable daughter Luna?

 

Reese Witherspoon, @reesewitherspoon
Reese may be one of the biggest stars in the world, but she is a down-to-earth breath of fresh air on her Instagram stories!

 

Sarah Hyland, @sarahhyland
Somehow the Modern Family star makes eating dinner solo while watching The Bachelor interesting enough to keep watching.

 

Candace Cameron Bure, @candacecbure
I’ve had a soft spot for Candace since growing up with her on Full House, and I am living for the resurgence of her career! Follow Candace for Instagram Stories about fashion, family, workouts, and the behind-the-scenes of her on movie and TV sets.

 

Eva Chen, @evachen212
Though she may be biased about using the platform since becoming Director of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram, she’s still one to watch! Eva chronicles her daily life from early mornings with her adorable kids to international fashion week events.

 

Jessica Alba, @jessicaalba
This new mama of three adorably shows how she juggles her home and work life. And now that she is preparing to be back on TV, there’s sure to be some behind-the-scenes sneak peeks!

 

Kristin Cavallari, @kristincavallari
From reality TV to cookbook author and fashion designer, Kristin shares her own recipes and has just opened her first brick-and-mortar
for her fashion and home design line, Uncommon James.

 

Spencer Pratt, @spencerpratt
Hear me out! The Hills alum may have a villainous bad rap from his 15 minutes of fame, but his Instagram stories highlight his
family life with his 6-month-old son Gunner and wife Heidi. His many obsessions include hummingbirds, working out, coffee, and Taylor Swift.

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March 8th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 10 Celebrity Stylists to Follow on Instagram

Behind every beautifully dressed celebrity, there is a team of stylists and hair and makeup gurus. They are the unsung heroes that work behind the scenes to make celebs look effortlessly put-together and radiant.  As a stylist myself who understands the kind of attention to detail and work that goes into just one look, I continue to be fascinated by those who work endlessly for celebrities during award season and press tours.

For everything from behind-the-scenes styling secrets to snaps of their celeb clients, check out some my favorite celebrity stylists to follow on Instagram!

 

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Kate Young, @kateyoung
Kate styles the hottest celebs on the planet and consistently gets her clients on the best dressed list. Margot Robbie, Selena Gomez, and Natalie Portman are just a few of her clients.

 

Petra Flannery, @petraflannery
Ever wonder how Emma Stone and Reese Witherspoon so consistently top the best-dressed lists? It’s all thanks to Petra!

 

Leith Clark, @leithclark
One of my favorites I follow, Leith has a playful, colorful style that she shares in dressing the likes of Zoe Kazan, Michelle Williams, and Keira Knightley.

 

Monica Rose, @monicarosestyle
Do you lust over Chrissy Teigen’s and Chanel Iman’s style? Then you should definitely give Monica a follow for constant, chic inspo!

 

Brad Goreski, @bradgoreski
We met Brad on reality TV when he was Rachel Zoe’s assistant. Now, he’s often seen as an E! red carpet correspondent and stylist to best-dressed celebrities like Lea Michele, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Jessica Alba and Sarah Hyland.

 

Rachel Zoe, @rachelzoe
Speaking of Rachel Zoe, her ever-growing list of accomplishments include A-list celebrity stylist and successful fashion designer. Follow Rachel for snaps of her two cute boys and her inspiring red carpet styling work.

 

Elizabeth Stewart, @elizabethstewart1
Strong women like Viola Davis, Gal Gadot, and Jessica Chastain put their red carpet style in the hands of Elizabeth, so you know she knows exactly what she’s doing!

 

Karla Welch, @karlawelchstylist
Best-dressed list mainstays Tracee Ellis Ross, Sarah Pulson, Karlie Kloss, and Olivia Wilde put their trust in Karla to make them red carpet- and street style-ready.

 

Mimi Cuttrell, @mimicuttrell
Mimi is stylist to some of the most in-demand models right now, including Kaia Gerber, Georgia Fowler, and Nadine Leopold.

 

Erin Walsh, @erinwalshnyc
I love all of the behind-the-scenes looks that Erin shares on her Instagram as she styles the likes of Thandie Newton, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

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February 8th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Why I Am (Still) Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Yes, they may have oversaturated our media and maybe they’re overrated—but millions of viewers season after season (14 seasons to be exact!) don’t lie: there is something to the Kardashians. And I am not ashamed to admit that I have been one of those people fascinated with them since their first episode aired. The Kardashians are a pop culture phenomenon, but they are also media- and business-savvy people, and I have to admire the control and success that they have had the past decade.

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Kylie gave birth to Stormi on February 1st, and in true Kardashian/Jenner fashion, she announced it on one of the biggest days of the year. In some opinions, she “won” the Superbowl.  No, you don’t NEED to know anything about the newest Kardashian baby, but you can’t deny that Kylie’s secretive pregnancy and subsequent birth announcement have been intriguing at the least. Coming from a family that is known for their reality TV antics and frequent gossip magazine covers, can we at least agree it was refreshing that Kylie kept this intimate part of her life private until she felt ready to share it, in her own way?

Said Kylie: “I knew for myself I needed to prepare for this role of a lifetime in the most positive, stress-free, and healthy way I knew how. There was no gotcha moment, no big paid reveal I had planned.”


Instagram: @kyliejenner

I dare you not to have all the feels while watching Kylie’s home footage compilation announcement video:

Welcome to the world, Stormi!

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January 25th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile The Iconic Fashion of the Spice Girls

As a preteen, I, along with millions of others, was obsessed with the Spice Girls. How could you not be? They embodied female empowerment and fashion confidence and released some of the catchiest pop songs of the ’90s. Spice World is one of my favorite movies of all time (I literally wore out my VHS copy), and this week, we’re celebrating its 20-year anniversary. I can’t be the only one that still manages to quote the movie on a weekly basis, can I?

Let’s take a look back at what the Spice Girls taught us about fashion!

 

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Be fearless and bold.
If there is just one fashion takeaway from Spice World, it is to be fearless and bold with your fashion. Geri (Ginger) and Mel B (Scary) especially wore bright, loud colors and patterns to showcase their spunky attitudes.

 

Don’t be afraid to overdress.
It’s hard to be overdressed when you look comfortable and confident! Fashion should be celebrated, and the girls taught us to wear what we wanted, when we wanted.

 


Dare to hair.
It’s no coincidence that Scary Spice’s space buns have had a major revival on the likes of Miley Cyrus and Millie Bobby Brown. The girls rocked statement hairstyles as loud as their fashion.

 


Athleisure is sexy.
Sporty Spice rocked athleisure before it was a trend and made it badass and sexy at the same time.

 


Always be yourself.
The girls taught us to always dress for ourselves and show off our personalities.

 

And can we all just appreciate how stunning the women still are today??

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January 11th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Fashion Spotlight: Actress and Activist Tracee Ellis Ross

Let’s talk about Tracee Ellis Ross for a minute. Of course, we all know she’s the daughter of the legendary Diana Ross, but Tracee Ellis Ross herself has continued to be a household name for the last two decades. She is an award-winning actress on a critically acclaimed television show, a fashion designer, an outspoken activist for equality, and—in case you haven’t noticed yet—a woman with amazing, bold style.

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She caught my attention last year during her many red carpet walks, stealing the show each and every time. Bold and elegant, colorful and graceful, Tracee Ellis Ross likes to have fun with her fashion and is consistently killing it.

She has an inspiring Instagram feed where she shares her loves of fashion, from everyday looks to red carpet ensembles. Take a look at some of our favorite Tracee Ellis Ross fashion moments that she’s shared with us!

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