Section off a small portion of the hair at the top of the head, starting behind one ear, going across the head to the other ear. Gather the back portion of the hair into a temporary ponytail to keep each section separate.
French braid the smaller section starting by one ear, braiding across the head along to the other ear. Secure the braid with a small pin.
Undo the ponytail and gather the rest of the hair and lightly twist it into a soft, loose bun. Use pins to secure this hair to the head, giving you a casual, relaxed updo.
I love how polished and sophisticated a simple ponytail can be. Again, the hair is off the shoulders and neck, perfect for travel. Freshly washed and blow-dried hair or second-day hair work for this style.
his laidback beach style can be created the night before, making getting ready super quick and easy. I would recommend this look for the beach, as you might want your hair up and off your shoulders if you’re sightseeing.
You had to reconsider your notions about the crotchety and crocheted Afghan throw after it showed up in both printed and actual knitted form on the runways of vastly different British designers Christopher Kane (above left) and Henry Holland (above center). That’s just one example of the subverted Anglican heritage thread running through the London shows. Holland, whose inspiration was actually All Things Granny, also made use of bona fide Harris tweed, made special for him in candy brights. Then there’s Louise Gray, a designer to whom the word traditional very rarely applies, who both subverted and celebrated her Scottish heritage blowing up and pixellating tartan prints on mohair coats and deconstructing color-blocked Aran pullovers (above right).
It was definitely a moment for the Scots. Julien Macdonald danced a dark-edged Highland fling for his fall collection. And at Pringle of Scotland, the 195 year-old company where the H-word (that’s heritage, not Highland) is always a part of the recipe in varying amounts, designer Clare Waight Keller (who announced her resignation last week) blew up tweeds and remixed the good old Fair Isle into something fringed and bohemian. Perhaps she took a cue from the Pringle Archive Project, also shown during London Fashion Week, where Central Saint Martins MA students were asked to create new knitwear inspired by the company’s recently amassed collection of pieces dating back to the 1930s. The best results were refreshingly simple in execution. “The funniest thing to me is that when they got the whole archive together, what they chose to be inspired by,” said Professor Louise Wilson, the school’s legendary MA course director who headed up the project. “If you look at their portfolios, it’s quite obscure. But I would have been very disappointed if they’d started doing beading and bows.”
what a fun way to find your style you may already have something like this already.
Simply Stylish 2011 Celebrity Hairstyles
Don’t be afraid to plunge into the fabulous world of hair color as it can definitely help upgrade your look! Get inspired from the following bold hair color ideas and select the best option for your vibrant new look
love this color and I believe its a good color that works well on everyone.
When I think of Versace I always have the gown of Anne Hathaway in my mind she wore in 2009 for the Venice Film Festival. This rosette-bedecked and asymmetrical creation took my breath away: I was so in love with this gown
Ashlee Simpson opted for a change and went dramatically shorter with a cute blonde pixie hairstyle!
Ashlee’s new short haircut boasts longer, razored layers that are swept to the side to frame her face.
To go with the gorgeous Cruise Collection that debuted at Saint-Tropez earlier this week, Peter Philips, global creative director of Chanel Makeup, gave the models a “natural, effortless” look with dewy skin, defined lashes, coral lips and a new pastel color on the nails.
The focus was on the eyes. I recreated a paint, print texture that Karl Lagerfeld used on some of the handbags and shoes for this Fall/Winter RTW show.”- Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup
BASE LUMIERE Illuminating Makeup Base
PRO LUMIERE Professional Finish Makeup
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder
ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighter Face Pen
CORRECTEUR PERFECTION Long Lasting Concealer
This is the best you can do….. It looks like you are going to Sunday brunch.
Loose and Messy Curls
Heidi Klum’s chunky, wild waves were the perfect compliment to her ‘70s-retro frock. its looks good but I am not loving it.
Bold Kohl-Rimmed Eyes
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush Pink Cloud– Only available in Asia
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush Rose Temptation–Limited Edition Fall 2010
SOIN TENDRE LEVRES
Megan Fox proved that the bombshell attitude is all in the eyeliner.
She pulled it of Nude is the hardest color to waer and she did it amazing!!!!
Loose and Messy Curls
By pinning back a torrent of unruly curls in to a ballerina top-knot, Scarlett Johansson mixed two of the evening’s most popular hair trends.
Emma Stone’s natural look — clean, glowing skin, nude lips, and minimal makeup — was one of the night’s most popular looks. I think peach is a hard color to wear even in the 80’s yes I wore it and it was not good on me then…. its a color that I think washes us all out.
Best Golden Globe Awards Beauty Trends
Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland’s lovely fringe was at once sophisticated and age appropriate, flattering the rest of her hairstyle, a low and loosely-gathered bun.
Sandra Bullock’s blunt ‘do was both severe and elegant, drawing attention to her expertly crafted smoky eye, another red carpet favorite.
This voluminous high bun was Jennifer Love Hewitt’s nod to ballerina-chic.
When Christina Williams Schombs, 30, tried on her engagement ring, she was speechless.
“Do you like it?” asked her future mother-in-law, excitedly.
While the round 1-carat stone was gorgeous, “the setting was obscenely big,” says Schombs. “My fiancé’s mom wanted me to wear her late mother’s ring. I didn’t want to seem ungrateful, but I hated it,” she says.
When Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his late mother’s 18-carat sapphire ring, everyone wondered: Was the ring cursed since Prince Charles cheated on Di? Would wearing it ensure a failed marriage? Couldn’t William have chosen something else from the royal treasure chest?
After eight years, “Waity Katie” may be relieved to have any ring, but plenty of women who receive hand-me-downs are less than pleased. “Many women come in unhappy with their heirloom rings,” says Yale Zoland, president of Leon, Zoland & Son, a New York City jeweler. “These rings may not be the best choice for women with specific tastes.”
Erykah Hussey, 30, had luck on her side when confronted with her future mother-in-law’s tiny ring. “She offered me her ring—but she’d gotten divorced,” she says. “Thank God it didn’t fit. I took the diamond and got a new setting that was more me
This heavily layered bob “almost has a feeling of a very short shag,” says Townsend, who adds that it’s perfect for thick hair and those with waves or curls, because the pieces on top are still six to seven inches long. “The front is very cut-into, with layers starting at her cheekbones, so it looks shorter in the front than it does in the back.”
This asymmetrical shape draws attention to the bone structure of your face, says hairstylist Oscar Blandi of the Oscar Blandi salon in New York City. Ask for a graduated bob that follows the jawline. It should be about an inch and a half longer in front than in the back, with five-inch layers at the crown and long layers throughout the back. Blandi adds that this bob is perfect for wavy hair because the layers allow the hair to flip out in every direction. “Your stylist will just need to leave the hair a quarter to three-quarters of an inch longer to make up for the shrinkage involved once the hair dries,” he says.
Barrymore’s chin-length flapper style is perfect for straight or wavy hair. “It’s almost all one length, which makes it a really classic bob, but the shorter pieces in front keep it modern,” says Townsend. Tell your stylist to keep your hair all the same length with the exception of the face-framing layers, which should start around your lips. “Any shorter and you’ll lose the feeling of a bob,” Townsend says. Then request that he soften the ends with thinning sheers so the look is more wispy.
Gyllenhaal’s flapper cut is all about shape. “There are zero layers in her hair, but it’s slightly longer in the front—which gives it a little edge,” says hairstylist Mark Townsend of the Marie Robinson Salon in New York City. “Ask your stylist for those face-framing pieces to be two inches longer than the back.” One word of caution: This cut is perfect for straight to wavy hair—but dense, curly hair may form a triangle shape without any long layers.
BEST: Soft and Sophisticated
When we think of Vera Wang, we think pretty and sophisticated. Get a soft style like this by doing a loose French twist, but twist your ponytail before rolling it for added curl. Backcomb gently at the crown for some texture in the front.
BEST: Double Fishtail Braids with a hot Red dress I have been loving all the red that has been showing up in this years fashion!!!!
Red is power and the shine is for you to show your very best of.
This braid with a twist is not only cool to look at but, if done right, will stay in place all night. You can weave it tightly for a neater look, or braid it loosely with two tiny fishtails like the ones the Doo Ri models sported.
BEST: Twisted Updo
This intricate, twisted-spiral updo seen on the Badgley Mischka runway is a fun, different way to style your hair. To get a similar look, pull hair half-up and secure with an elastic. Take the unsecured hair and separate into three or four sections, twisting each the length of your hair, then up into your half-up ‘do, crossing over other sections. Secure with bobby pins around the elastic for hold. Mist with a firm-holding hair spray to finish off.
Is summer gone or are we hanging to to long… fall into the wanting to be in both, crossing over made easy dress in both.
Velvet I think not its hard to wear on a good day the last time I had velvet on was a Formal in 88…… it does nothing for anyones body……
Velvet is one of those fabrics you either love or you hate. Thinking back on the crushed-velvet tops we wore in the past, we can’t help but cringe, but a black velvet blazer can be stunning! This season dozens of designers used the lush fabric in very creative ways. Does this make us want to drape ourselves in velvet like George Costanza on “Seinfeld”? Kind of! And this fall we will have loads of options to choose from.
Photo by: Alexa for Madewell, Alexander Wang, Charlotte Ronson, Nanette Lepore, Zac Posen / Getty Images
Its time to put a print on.
Animal prints are a classic, but this season they are the go-to print..
Wear It: Liven up a basic black wardrobe with a bit of animal print, especially leopard, this season. Animal-print accessories, shoes and bags are a perfect way to try this trend in small doses.
Suit me up I am so ready to say yes!
From matched pantsuits to natty fabrics, menswear is a big trend for fall.
Wear It: Opt for easy-to-wear matched pantsuits, double-breasted jackets and simple white shirts. Soften the look with wide-leg trousers and luxe bold jewelry.
Our Jenn does it again.
Wear It: Unlike the black patent “Pretty Woman” boot, the newest over-the-knee boots come in all colors and fabrics. Look for flat heels, platforms, even stilettos. Younger girls can pair over-the-knee boots with short skirts and bare legs. Older women look best in OTK boots and leggings or skinny jeans.
Before we even had a chance to be introduced backstage at the Standard Hotel, L’Wren Scott—dressed in a blue-gray skirt-suit, much like the color of the sky over the Hudson just outside—held out a perfectly manicured, and bejeweled hand to show off her nail polish: a brilliant yellow-orange, the shade of just-bloomed marigolds. Though there is a chance this sunny shade might never hit counters (it was created with Lancôme exclusively for the runway today), color fanatics will be able to snap up one, two—or perhaps all ten—of the brand-new, as-yet-unnamed eye shadows Scott developed with Lancôme’s resident makeup wizard, Aaron de Mey.
“I was vacationing in the Serengeti, doing everything that you do there, and I was taken by the sunset—all the colors the sky changes into between day and night,” Scott said of the inspiration behind her spring collection. Behind her, assistants tended to racks of silk and embroidered dresses in dazzling gold, crimson, navy, and peach, while seamstresses were still busily hand-sewing sequins, even at the eleventh hour. “After I came back,” continued Scott, “I dressed these little Barbies in the fabric colors I wanted and sent them to Aaron’s hotel in Paris with a note that said, ‘This is my fantasy; can we make it happen?’”
Indeed, they did make it happen, and Scott and de May’s cosmetics collaboration—saturated shadows in shades of blazing pink, soft coral, grassy green, and midnight navy, to name a few—debuted on her runway Thursday afternoon in the form of Technicolor smoky eyes, as well as hits of colors brushed into models’ side-parts by hairstylist Odile Gilbert. “I was inspired by Kiki de Montparnasse and how she used to match her eye shadow to her dress,” de May said of the look. “It’s old-fashioned, quirky, and cool.”
Perhaps it has something to do with Natalie Portman as a New York City ballerina, avec jewel-encrusted tiara, in all those trailers for the anticipated thriller Black Swan, but this season, the patently glamorous head is emerging as a powerful force on the runway.
The first rumbles—oversize orchids tucked behind frizzed-out clouds of Grace Coddington waves at Marc Jacobs; handmade pearl, crystal, white alabaster, and mint agate headdresses draped over foreheads at Marchesa—appeared in New York.
But London being London, home of Central Saint Martins and the original fashion eccentric, designers were quick to put their own refreshingly madcap twist on the trend. There was a purple raffia fauxhawk at Louise Gray, a thorny gunmetal crown at Young & Ng, and Erickson Beamon’s colorful ribbon-and-Swarovski-crystal combs at Erdem.
“It’s like something you’d find in a little girl’s dress-up box,” Nasir Mazhar said of the seven exquisitely crafted tiaras—tiered confections of hand-smocked organza, glittering crystal fragments, and delicate porcelain flowers—he created for Meadham Kirchhoff’s spring runway (above). (Yes, they will be for sale, even the “ballerina spaceship” crown topped by a tiny dancer figurine that sings and spins in front of her own miniaturized mirror).
Will real women wear them? “With those clothes, hell yes!” said Mazhar backstage, gesturing toward racks of designers Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff’s neon pink dresses, face-print tees, and hand-painted biker jackets. At the end of the day, Mazhar says, “it’s about having fun, isn’t it?”
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With the flannel explosion into fall wear, all I can say is “Stripes step aside.” One step beyond the flannel button up and a stretch more fabric. Find what work’s with your hair and skin color as plaid can fun if worn in the right way. You can mix it up with some fun necklace’s.
I am so loving Hats and I think that you will see a lot more of them for Fall. I was in a store a while ago with my dear friend Mark from London and the woman told us both that it takes character and gives you character to wear a hat that feels good on you..
At least one little New York (me) love when’s the rain cames down. as long as you have your wellies and a smile on your face to can have fun with the rain.
Parisian jewelry designer Aurélie Bidermann has created a whimsical collection for Jason Wu (as seen on his runway) based on her garden in spring and New York City streets in fall. Bidermann literally captures nature with real butterflies, ivy, and ginkgo leaves dipped in yellow and black gold. aureliebidermann.com
Spring-summer 2010 fashion shows were fulfilled under the slogan “militarism and madness ” and customized denim fashion exhibited these inclinations, too. The most fashionable jeans of the spring-summer 2010 are torn, skinny, of dirty khaki, gray, blue or black colors.
All of them are combined with long sweaters or tops in army style. The season’s other trends are from the 90’s. They have really a sexy look.
1970’s inspired flowing texture
Different from the waved hairstyle inspired by the 1940s, this flowing, textured, (and sometimes) waved hairstyle trend in 2010 relies instead on natural-looking waves that border on bed hair
Suitable with both a centre part and an off-centre part
As with straight and naturally styled long hair, flowing waves also work well when very long
Best suited to the Spring 2010 / Summer 2010 season
MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU
Like the image it projects, the trekker look revels in a sense of adventure and risk. We see it as weekend/vacation wear (although bright beads or a patterned bag could enliven a suit or work separates). If you’re more intrigued than committed to joining the caravan, use khaki tones or camouflage prints as a base and add one or two hot shots of sun-drenched color.
Photos: (left to right) Dries Van Noten; Chloé; Marni; Etro.The Trend: Prints
The Accessory: Beaded Necklace
Nothing complements a wild mix of patterns like an equally eclectic multi-strand choker as seen at Dries van Noten’s Spring 2010 runway show. Afraid of overload? Separate a print skirt and colorful necklace with a plain tank.
BUY IT NOW Pearl, black chain and rhinestone necklace, Fallon, $212; at charmandchain.com.WHY WE LOVE IT
This season, soft is not just about frilly blouses. Pick any article of clothing and you can find it in tempting colors and textures. Pieces in jersey, cashmere or silk are layered and draped with an emphasis on smoothing over curves and adding a sense of ease. Spring’s biggest delight is discovering that comfort doesn’t have to be compromised.
MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU
Head-to-toe girlie is for china dolls. Instead, couple a feathery skirt and a tailored jacket, or keep the focus on an elaborate neckline above a straight mini. Transform willowy to willfully cool with a grounded, edgy shoe. Flat-iron hair. Country-singer curls belong onstage and on dolls.
Photos: (left to right) Jason Wu; Calvin Klein; Fendi; Nina Ricci. Do we really need them????
It is said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. If that is so, then eyelashes are the window dressings. Eyelashes come in all shapes and sizes from thick and lush to thin and sparse. Some girls have long, thick lashes and look fantastic without mascara while other girls have short, sparse lashes and look like an embryo without mascara. This is why mascara and fake eyelash extensions are so popular today. A girl can go from “ow” to “wow” in just moments.
There are two distinct braided hairstyle looks for 2010: the long side braid, and the fish plait as seen on the Missoni Spring 2010 catwalk.
THE HOTTEST FASHION TRENDS TRANSLATED INTO CAN-DO CHIC LOOKS!
the ‘80s braiding on the hair! Caternina added a cheeky little quiff in the front to modernise it. She’s adamant that for girls that can already braid their hair this look is achievable at home – you just braid from the nape up.
Fashion Design Hot Sock Trends Wearing Ankle Socks With Heels 2010
What’s hot for 2010…
ankle socks worn with heels!
Ankle socks with heels are so hot for spring! And aren’t these looks pretty! I’m not sure if I’ll be wearing these, but they are so feminine and lovely I’m thinking about it! I found these looks at Sock Theory and just had to post them. Lots of ideas here! Enjoy!