Gwyneth Paltrow Looked to Beyonce for Tips

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Gwyneth Paltrow didn’t just become a country music singer overnight. The Oscar-winning actress (and Glee guest star) relied on her friends for pointers to perfect her role in Country Strong. “I was playing a bonafide superstar and that’s what kind of scared me the most,” our January cover girl told Good Morning America.” I thought, ‘How am I going to realistically pull this off?’ So I studied Beyonce to see how she performs and that kind of amazing confidence she has. I thought if I could just channel a little thimbleful of Beyonce’s confidence, then you know.” Catch Country Strong when it opens nationwide on Friday. And for more from Gwyneth Paltrow, pick up a copy of January’s InStyle issue, on newsstands now.

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Watch Tom Ford’s Spring 2011 Show

[tiImage width=”340″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2011/wrn/010311-tom-ford-340.jpg” credit=”Getty Images; Courtesy of Harpers Bazzar” align=”left” border=”0″ alt=”Tom Ford and Julianne Moore Spring 2011 Fashion Show”]Tom Ford‘s spring 2011 secret fashion show was one of the most buzzed-about of the season, and now, you can score a front-row feeling, as the designer just launched his official video of the runway presentation. “Tom Ford’s return to designing women’s clothing was the highlight of New York Fashion Week,” said Cynthia Weber-Cleary, fashion director of InStyle. “His intimate show featured a mix of his friends, fashion icons and muses as models: Julianne Moore, Beyonce, Lauren Hutton, Chanel Iman, and Daphne Guinness, among them. He dressed each woman impeccably, head to toe, in clothes and accessories designed to highlight each woman’s personal style. The message: dress to look your best, no matter what the fashion trends are.” Watch the video after the jump to see the stunning collection for yourself.
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