To achieve the look, David Babaii always starts with clean fresh hair. The clean canvas theory remains his mantra for every red carpet look. David began by applying Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment and gently massaging into the hair. The Pequi Oil Treatment is used prior to blow drying to deliver silky and shiny hair. With the IT&LY HAIRFASHION Ionic Blow Dryer, David rough dried the hair for texture and volume. Next, he created a center part and began taking random sections wrapping only the center portion of some of the strands (leaving the top and ends free) around a 1" curling iron. Alternating stands were wrapped around the curling iron, leaving only the very tips free. This was done to create uneven curl patterns. Once the strand cooled, David ran his fingers up the strand creating a "fanning effect". To finish, he added additional Couture Colur Pequi Oil Treatment to his hands and tousled the waves for added volume, texture and hold.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The inspiration for Selena's makeup was to compliment the sensual champagne shade of her J.Mendel dress with a soft focus. I started with Selena's eyes.
I first lined her upper and lower lashline with COVERGIRL LiquilineBlast eyeliner in Brown Blaze. I love how the liquid-like pencil blends so easily and that you can easily control its intensity. Using a medium eyeshadow brush I blended the light shade from the COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast in Bronze Fire on the entire eyelid up to the eyebrow. I then took the darker shade, and with a smaller eyeshadow brush, I blended the color above and below the eye as well as into the crease of the eyelid. I then used the COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers Eyeshadow in Brown Smolder on the outside corners of her upper eyelids to create more dimension and drew a thin line with a slight wing to the outer edges on the upper lash line using COVERGIRL LineExact Liquid liner in Very Black. I finished her eyes with two coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Mascara in Black.
For her skin, I used COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation to give her a flawless finish. To highlight the t-zone and highlight under the eyes I used the COVERGIRL CG Smoothers Concealer in medium. To set the base I used COVERGIRL TruBlend Pressed Powder in #2 Translucent Light with a soft brush. I then applied to the apples of the cheeks COVERGIRL Cheekers Blush in Pretty Peach. I finished her look with COVERGIRL LipPerfection lipcolor in the bright gorgeous shade of Siren.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Need some Valentine’s Day beauty inspiration? Whether you are single or attached this year, FLIRT! has got the look for you. The experts at FLIRT! created two beauty looks for whatever your Valentine’s Day plans this year. For a special Valentine’s Day tutorial featuring both looks, check out “How To Get a Flirty Valentine’s Day Look” on our YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/flirtitgirl
For full application tips and product lists, find details below.
Eyes: First, apply Dreamy Eyes Eyeshadow in Gold Envy from lashline to browbone as your shimmering gold base. To create depth, apply Dreamy Eyes Eyeshadow in Chocoholic to crease. Bring everything together with a little liner; opt for Look of Love Eye Pencil in Brownie Points on the upper and lower lashline. To finish the eyes sweep lashes with All that Lash Mascara in Kickin’ Brown.
Cheeks: For a flirty glow, dust the apples of cheeks with Peek-A-Blush Sheer
Powder Cheek Color in Dapple Apple.
Lips: Finish this look off with a bang! Sexy red lips will catch any man’s attention! For seductive lips, try High Wattage Intense & Creamy Lipcolor in Fling, a deep rich red. Remember to line your lips first to have the product stay put. Try Draw Attention Lip Pencil in Cherry Pie.
Eyes: First apply Dreamy Eyes Eyeshadow in Peach Champagne from lashline to browbone as the base. Next, take Dreamy Eyes Eyeshadow in Gypsy Nights and apply it into the crease for some added shimmer and shine. For additional drama, add a swipe of Opening Line Liquid Liner in Ebony Edge to the top lashline only. Wing out the liner to add a feathery effect. Flirty lashes complete your eye look. All that Lash Mascara in Kickin’ Black gives you super pumped up, over-the-top volumized lashes.
Cheeks: Create a “flushed” look the cheeks that’s very sexy and romantic. Dust the
apples of the cheeks with Peek-A-Blush Sheer Powder Cheek Color in Crazy in Love. Lips: To finish this look, go for a pinky-nude lip. First, apply Chickstick Smooth and Shiny Lipcolor and Sizzle. Top with Squeeze Me Sheer and Shiny Lipcolor in Candy Grapefruit for a shiny finish.
Friday, February 11, 2011
With Anti-Valentine’s Day on February 15th and PayPal’s Shopping Specialist, Claudia Lombana, PayPal Shopping Specialist, has some great gifts for us “romantically challenged” to celebrate our singleness.
Anti-Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
(All items below available via www.paypal-shopping.com)
Gun flower vase: – starts at $35 for single gun
Make a statement with the visually appealing flower sticking out of a gun barrel. A perfect gift for those who won’t settle for the ordinary.
50 Boyfriends worse than yours book: - starts at $5
Being able to laugh in the face of adversity is a strong characteristic. Help yourself or your recently dumped friend along with this hilarious look at the world of romance gone awry. It includes 50 profiles of the worst boyfriends a girl could ever have.
The EX Knife Holder: - starts at $69.99, available in red, black or chrome
Poetic justice never looked so sweet. The EX knife holder is a harmless way to release that pain you’re holding onto. A very utilitarian Anti-Valentine’s day gift, these high quality knives come with a 25 year warranty so they’re sure to last long after your heartaches has faded away.
Dead Fred pen holder: starting at $9.95
Akin to the EX knife holder is the Dead Fred pen holder. Top of Form
Pent up aggression can be alleviated as you “stab” Fred through the heart with your pen. Made from soft silicone rubber, Dead Fred is a perfect mate for a jilted lover.
Bottom of Form
Problem solved – dump your woman t-shirt: $25 (also available in dump your man)
This mens t-shirt, dubbed "problem solved - woman shirt" is an expressive way for a broken hearted man or woman to make a short, not-so-sweet and simple point.
Say it all with Dead Roses: $6 (a bargain!)
Is your babe or dude up to no good? Let them know you smell a rat with a dozen dead red roses. Nothing quite says “it’s over” like dead red roses, and think of how much you'll save on the real thing.
Personalized iPad cases: $52.90
Show off your signature single style with a personalized iPad case. These cases combine luxury with protection for your tablet.
Bittersweets sarcastic candy hearts: $9.95 for one tin; $19,95 for 3 tins (on sale)
Bittersweets® - The Valentine's Candy for the Rest of Us, are candy hearts stamped with bitter musings and mockeries perfectly suited to the dejected spirits of those who will spend the “holiday” alone, or wishing they were. Now available in THREE unique collections- "Dejected", "Dysfunctional", and "Dumped"- with each featuring up to 37 unique sayings each such as, “I miss my ex”, “mutual disgust”, and “forget we met”.
Anti-Valentine’s Day Cards: $3
Keep it simple and say it with a card, but not just any card. These Anti-Valentine’s Day cards come complete with messages to show your disdain for February 14th and its little mascot Cupid.
Say it with a Tie: $35.75
Create one-of-a-kind ties for yourself or your loved ones. Anti Valentine’s Day ties display your feeling about the heart-shaped day with some edgy humor.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Don’t worry about breath mints or toothpicks and indulge in a savory dinner
this Valentine’s day.
Executive Chef Mark Spagenthal invites you to celebrate the most dreaded holiday of the year with others who feel the same. Chef Spagenthal has crafted what can be called the “Anti-Valentine’s Day Menu” and features an array of off-limit date food including aromatic roasted garlic and spinach ravioli, sticky, gooey BBQ spare ribs and molten chocolate cake with black pepper vanilla ice cream. You might actually feel as if you have been hit by Cupid’s arrow after indulging in each naughty dish. A complimentary glass of champagne is the finale to the feast, so grab your friends and toast to the single life!
The prix fix menu with glass of champagne is priced at $50. The Paramount is located at 235 West 46th Street at the corner of Eighth Avenue. For reservations please call 212.764.5500 or visit www.nycparamount.com
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Arriving in stores this week, just in time for NY Fashion Week, Levi’s Chambray by Opening Ceremony, is the latest collaboration marrying Levi's iconic American style with Opening Ceremony’s youthful energy and playful spirit. The collection includes eight pieces—four silhouettes for men and four for women—all in a colorful array of premium, Japanese chambray and lightweight indigo denim. Items in the Levi’s Chambray by Opening Ceremony collection range from $175 - $300 and will be available at Levi’s stores and Levi.com, as well as Opening Ceremony stores, OpeningCeremony.com and select boutiques worldwide.
About the Collaboration :
Fun and unique is the look of Opening Ceremony – the New York–based fashion brand and retail store that is known around the world as arbiters of style. Its founding friends Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have joined our designers to reinvent the cool and classic looks they love from the Levi’s archive. Levi’s® Chambray by Opening Ceremony is the third collaboration between our two brands.
The collection will be available in the following Levi’s Store locations: Meatpacking, NYC; Malibu, CA; San Franciso’s Union Square Flagship location; and on levi.com
Levi’s has been building its iconic work wear shirts out of sturdy cotton chambray for over a century. For this collaboration, we have reinterpreted our “blue color” roots by creating a collection that uses multiple colors of light-weight and buttery-soft premium Japanese chambray in addition to the traditional blue chambray and durable two-by-one denim.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Topping the list for hottest lingerie trends this Spring are sexy embellishments like feathers, lace and stones. From Chanel to Phillip Lim these accents have made their way from the runway to the boudoir. With prices retailing between $20-$75, the Frederick’s of Hollywood Spring 2011 collection uses these sexy embellishments on everything from their world famous corset suite and bras to sexy lingerie and shapewear, www.fredericks.com
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, get yourself completely bare (and sparkly!) with Completley Bare Spa's newest at-home kit. NEW limited edition bikini wax kit with BONUS Vajewel
$50 gift (Valued at $65)
This wax kit is all encompassing, providing absolutely everything you need for the ultimate, ouchless, at home wax. From a simple bikini to a completely bare Brazilian, Completely Bare's got you covered. Two different types of wax, no mess mats, a rear-view-mirror, and a bonus Vajewel in the shape of a holiday bow made exclusively with Swarovski Elements for some extra seasonal flair. And for good measure, a QR code that will take you to an instructional video…everything you could possibly need! The perfect gift to treat yourself… or someone else. Available online at completelybare.com
The Park Central Hotel offers a traditional menu and intimate dining experience this Valentine’s Day at their new contemporary steakhouse, cityhouse. Highlights from the four-course menu, created by Executive Chef Fabio Caparelli, include lobster risotto accompanied by burgundy truffles, pan seared striped bass with butternut squash puree and coconut curry sauce, Stilton blue crusted filet mignon spinach dumplings and herb roasted fingerlings and three layered chocolate mousse. Sip on the evening’s signature cocktail, Puppy Love, a concoction of gin, St. Germaine and Bella Prosecco garnished with a long stem chocolate-dipped strawberry. This Valentine’s Day cityhouse makes it possible to treat the one you truly love to an unforgettable evening. cityhouse is located at 870 Seventh Avenue at 56th Street. For reservations please call 212-707-5500.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Designer Wendy Wong pushes the sartorial envelope via classic spring silhouettes with a twist (and perhaps a drape and pleat or two). Maison also has some tricks up its sleeve with surprising side jersey cowls, digital prints and pulls of chiffon. Sophisticated and feminine, Maison is a must know and must have for any style maker with an eye for crowd pleasers.
And what does Wong insist upon? Creamy and dreamy fabrics that she scours the world for. “When I see a fabric I just know: you’re the one. I touch a fabric and I can automatically see the garments. I feel it then I build a piece around it.” As her designs grow organically from a choice fabric, trust in a perfect marriage of feel and fit.
While there’s much in the collection that’s worth praising, a few stand out pieces include:
Vienna: An effortless number with a profound digital silk print that resonates of abstract watercolors. Look closely to see cranes in the print that emerge as if from a reflecting pool. The ruffles along the top add movement to the fluid print and the elastically cinched waist gently brings the figure into focus. Suggested retail price: $187
Venice: This piece nods to Wong’s talent for twisting, draping and pleating. The dress is made of silk and asserts the right amount of frills without the fuss. The fabric drapes from the waist to opposite shoulder, and then falls to embrace the bottom half curves in a most graceful way. Indeed a delectable sartorial treat. Suggested retail price: $242
Sway: Sweet and pretty, this piece is noteworthy for day and spot on for night. The silhouette is flattering and curve celebrating and the chiffon one shoulder draping adds interesting movement and sophisticated detail. The ladylike sentiment of the dress resonates with anyone with an appreciation for vintage. Suggested retail price: $242
Mist: Shorts with paper bag waist. The fit is expertly tailored and the fabric is full without being bulky. The high waist begs for a tucked in shirt and the length is just right. These shorts are a strong basic on the way towards a knock out ensemble. Suggested retail price: $143
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I caught Bieber Fever! Time to get some 3D glasses and see his biopic.
Heather Morris, the new FLIRT! Style Ambassador is hosting the “Show Us How You FLIRT!” contest in honor of the launch of FLIRT!’s latest performance-ready product, All The Lash Volumizing Mascara. FLIRT!’s “Show Us How You FLIRT!” online consumer contest is looking for the next breakout star in America who embodies the fun, flirty and sassy spirit of both the brand and Heather Morris.
To enter the contest, women can submit a video performance of their choice that shows why they are the biggest flirt and deserve the chance to meet and star in an online video with Heather Morris. One lucky winner, chosen by Heather and FLIRT! Cosmetics, will fly to Los Angeles to film a video with Heather and get a makeover from FLIRT! Cosmetics.
To find out more about FLIRT! and the partnership with celebrity style ambassador, Heather Morris, "like" the brand on Facebook at www.facebook.com/flirtcosmetics or follow on Twitter @FlirtItGirl.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
As 2011 begins, so does the annual ritual of cleaning out the old and beginning anew. Familiar resolutions of being more organized and having a smaller environmental footprint raise the same question: what to do with all this “stuff?”
GrowNYC, a local environmental non-profit, offers one solution with Stop ‘N’ Swap events which will span the five boroughs in January and February. The community is invited to bring unwanted but still usable items to donate to a good home. Participants can also bring a bag and fill up on items they would like to take with them. The group asks that all items be portable so others can easily carry them away.
From books and toys to fashionable clothing, house wares and working electronics, items come and go throughout the day, landing quickly in the welcome hands of a new owner. Whatever is left at the end is sorted and donated or recycled. The group estimates that 90% or more of what comes in ends up getting reused.
GrowNYC has partnered with local schools, a library branch and community group to co-host a winter swap in each borough:
Bronx (Mott Haven): Saturday, February 5, 11am-2pm
BronxWorks Betances Community Center
547 E. 146th St at St. Ann’s Ave
Queens (Jackson Heights): Saturday, February 12, 11am-2pm
Renaissance Charter School, basement cafeteria
35-59 81st St. b/t 37th & 35th Aves
Brooklyn (Ft. Greene): Saturday, February 26, 11am-2pm
M.S. 113 lobby, 300 Adelphi Street b/t DeKalb and Lafayette
For more information, visit us at www.grownyc.org/swap.
Stop ‘N’ Swaps have developed a regular following among the thrifty and environmentally conscious. “Stop ‘N’ Swaps have hit at the right time. In this economy, they’re a great way for residents to find things they need without having to pay and they are reducing the amount of garbage that NYC generates,” said GrowNYC Executive Director Marcel Van Ooyen. “In fact, it’s a triple-win; in addition to economic and environmental benefits, they also build community as New Yorkers come out and meet their neighbors.”
“While our primary mission is to help increase recycling in NYC, reusing items is even better, as waste is prevented at no cost,” said Christina Salvi, the Assistant Director of GrowNYC’s Office of Recycling Outreach and Education.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Think you know how to throw a Super Bowl party? Snoop Dogg wants to show you how to make some real football food like you’ve never tasted before. From Snoopified dips to the best bowl of chips, chased down with Pepsi MAX, you know no one does it like Snoop.
Also, in case you missed it, check Snoop’s Pepsi MAX NFL Audible preview of the Steelers & Packers leading up to the big game this weekend.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Modern elegance was David Babaii's inspiration for Nicole Kidman's SAG red carpet look.
Starting with clean hair, David applied his new favorite must have product called Couture Colour Pequi Oil Treatment to her entire head. It is rich in moisture-restoring antioxidants, Vitamin A, E, proteins and lipids. The Pequi Oil Treatment instantly absorbs and won't weigh hair down. Next, he blow dried Nicole's hair with the IT&Y HAIRFASHION Ionic Dryer that supplies super-fast drying power along with a large round brush to achieve a sleek straight finish. After the hair was dried, he gently back combed the top and sides for volume and then smoothed the surface. To begin the up-do, he swept the hair gently over creating a faux side-part and brining the rest of the hair to the center back and securing with a band just at the top of the nape. David wrapped the hair into an un-structured Chignon and securing with bobby pins. The secret was not to over comb or smooth the hair but to allow the hair to create a soft natural look. To finish, he used additional Pequi Oil to her bang area to define strands. For added glamour, David added a subtle decorative clip to the side.
Wearing a soft, champagne-colored Versace gown, she looked red-carpet perfect.
The “Conviction” actress’ gorgeous hair was designed by leading Hollywood stylist, Robert Vetica, who was inspired by the sensual lines of her dress and the hairstyles of iconic 60’s Hollywood siren and Bond girl, Ursula Andress.
Vetica shared how he created the beautiful look:
“I started by blow-drying Hilary’s hair using Moroccanoil Treatment to instantly condition, bring any dry ends back to life and make her hair easier to style. It also gave the hair a brilliant, natural-looking shine.
After the hair was dried, I did a full head set by curling 1” by 1” sections of hair, starting at the nape of the neck, then pinned to the head. These were real,full base curls, not spiral curls. I continued section by section until I reached the crown, then finished the sides and top of the head. When I finished, it had the look of a 60’s roller set, which could have been done using hot rollers.
I gave the set a good spray of Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray and let it sit for 20 minutes, to insure a good, healthy-looking set.
To finish, I removed the set and gave it a good brushing. Next, I took a small amount of Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream to give the hair a touch of weight and ensure body.
I then gave the hair a good backcombing at the root and sprayed again. I brushed out most of the backcombing except at the crown, running my fingers through the hair to loosen it up. I then backcombed a bit more at the crown, gave it another spray and lightly brushed over the top.
Moroccanoil products are sold exclusively in fine salons. Consumers can find the nearest salon by visiting http://www.moroccanoil.com.
Friday, January 28, 2011
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Thursday, January 27, 2011
From now until January 28, you can log onto the Payless’ Facebook Fan Page to enter the “VIP in NYC” Sweepstakes. One lucky Grand Prize winner will win a trip to NYC and to attend the Fall 2011 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. More information about the sweepstakes is detailed below.
· A Trip for two to NYC from February 11 to February 13
· Admission to the Lela Rose Fashion Show at Lincoln Center
· Shop at Payless with a $150 Gift Card
· Get $500 in spending money to enjoy the Big Apple’s not-to-be-missed experiences
· 100 Winners will receive $25 Payless Gift cards
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Beauty brand Boots is offering a free Target coupon good for $3 off any one product in the award-winning Boots No7 Protect & Perfect range. Simply “like” Boots Beauty USA on Facebook and click on the “OFFERS” tab to receive a free printable coupon valid at Target stores, or a promo code to use online at Target.com. http://www.facebook.com/BootsBeautyUSA?v=app_172948136074239&ref=ts
Included in the line is Boots No7 Protect & Protect Intense Beauty Serum, winner for Best Anti-Aging Serum in Good Housekeeping’s first-ever Anti-Aging Awards for its outstanding ability to fight deep lines and wrinkles. When first introduced to the U.S. this serum flew off shelves selling one every 8 seconds at Target, and continues to be one of its best-selling skincare items today!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Continuing their commitment to bringing women nothing but the best for their body, this Spring, Cj by Cookie Johnson is ushering in another set of superior fabrics that both flatter and forgive. Among the contemporary fabrics that are sure to be the new faves of women everywhere is the Ultra Luxe Stretch Denim that adds interest and romance to debuting styles like the Felicity Flare and the Serene Straight High Rise. Flowing, Lightweight Tencel is showcased in the Honor Wide-Leg, drawstring trouser and our new Supersoft Stretch. Sateen brings a sleek, feminine sheen to the classic chino fabric. Taking pride in the wide array of styles that make up their classic collection, Cj by Cookie Johnson is now expanding their designs offering a fresh, new collection that includes sexy sateen skirts, chino crops, zip leggings, knee shorts and more. This gives women additional options that embrace their curves, while offering them more choice in the fit they’ve not only come to rely on, but love!
A few of the styles Spring 2011 include:
Honor Drawstring – Lightweight Tencel in Deep River
Felicity Flare -- Ultra Luxe Stretch Denim in Crystal Clear, Optic White, Pitch Black and Truest Blue
Care Crop Chino -- Supersoft Stretch Sateen in Black, Clay, Cloudy and Green Tea
For more info visit: www.cjbycookiejohnson.com
Monday, January 24, 2011
To help spring into the new decade, Anton Leather is revamping the way we tie our shoes, with the launch of their new product ZipUp Laces, the futuristic zipper shoelaces that require no tying. These blinged out laces come in both metal and plastic form. Let your inner rock star shine by accessorizing with the Anton Leather silver laces or hit the gym with the lightweight plastic version for your minute cardio sess.
The metal laces come in two different lengths for additional comfort and convenience, and you can choose from gold or metal for a fun way to jazz up your footwear.
The lightweight plastic zip up laces are available in a wide variety of colors ranging from blue to pink, adding flair to any old or new shoe. The laces are weather resistant and perfect for everyday casual wear.
Anton Leather will also be releasing an exclusive custom designed Converse Chuck Taylor zip up lace sneaker that will only be available to a select few for a limited time only. Each easy to slip-on pair is personally signed by the designer, Anton himself, and come complete with a built-in zipper on the back side. These babies aren't your typical high-tops, so be street smart and grab a pair of these hand-made graffiti styled leather kicks before they sell out!
For more information visit www.AntonLeather.com
Creators Anton and Mel are the innovative design team behind the fashion forward brand, Anton Leather, who create reversible clothing and accessories from traditional leather skins, as well as exotic skins such as alligator, python, stingray, and ostrich. These reversible garments offer you two products for the price of one, featuring a flip side that may be a different color, accent, or even a totally different stitch!
Friday, January 21, 2011
A unique voice, a fashion icon, a rock star... Gwen Stefani is clearly a phenomenon of the 21st century. The front woman of rock band No Doubt, she also released two highly successful dance records, which furthered her iconic status. L'Oreal Paris is extremely pleased to welcome her today as the brand's new face.
“I can't believe I get to be one of the L'Oreal Paris girls. I love playing dress up, on stage or shooting videos, it's always been one of my favorite parts of being in a band. And to get to work with such a modern, talented group of people is really exciting. I'm a lucky, lucky girl", says Gwen Stefani.
Gwen Stefani is fascinating. She has been a member of the band No Doubt since they met in high school and began playing music in their garage. A composer, songwriter and singer, Gwen Stefani has given a voice to millions of girls across the world. No Doubt has sold more than 30 million copies of their albums including Tragic Kingdom, Return of Saturn and Rock Steady. The band received many Grammy nominations and won two in 2003.
Gwen's icon status continued to grow with the release of her Grammy-nominated side project Love. Angel. Music. Baby. which came out in 2004. On this album she worked with many notable contributors including Dr. Dre, the rapper Eve and Pharell Williams. In 2006, Gwen released her second dance record The Sweet Escape and won the 2008 People's Choice Award for favorite female singer of the year.
After wrapping up a sold out summer tour in 2009, No Doubt has begun recording their new album for release in 2011.
Gwen Stefani is inspiring. Both on the musical front, with her inimitable melodies, and in the world of fashion, where she is recognized and acclaimed for her unique style, in particular through her two highly successful fashion brands, L.A.M.B. and Harajuku Lovers.
By joining the L'Oreal Paris family today, Gwen Stefani will represent her own vision of beauty alongside other spokespersons, such as Jennifer Lopez, Milla Jovovich, Diane Keaton, Beyonce Knowles, Diane Kruger, Evangeline Lilly, Andie MacDowell, Julianna Margulies, Eva Longoria, Freida Pinto and Kerry Washington.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Precious actress Gabourey Sidibe carried a purple EmberSkye clutch on the Golden Globes red carpet in Beverly Hills, Ca. The star also attended the InStyle and Warner Brothers after party, carrying her purple snake clutch ($600), www.emberskye.com.
Launched this summer, EmberSkye is already a Hollywood favorite, with celebrity fans including Cameron Diaz, Fergie, Miley Cyrus, Jessica Lowndes, and Whitney Port.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Golden Globes nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film, Amy Adams, looked radiant as she wore a gorgeous strapless Marchesa gown with her fabulous red hair worn in a flowing, back-braided updo created by celebrity stylist Laini Reeves.
Laini Reeves explains how the look was styled:
I wanted to create a soft 20’s mood, but in a different, modern way. We started by changing the texture of her hair before we went on to loosely braid and roll the chignon.
Amy has a beautiful, full and thick head of hair and a nice, natural wave. We started by washing her hair with Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo which infuses the hair with argan oil, keratins, fatty acids, and proteins. Combined with Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner, it immediately controlled the hair and left it smoother, frizz free and easy to manage and style.
I then applied Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream, $31.80, while it was drying, from root to end to give soft hold while further smoothing the texture and adding definition and shine. I rough-dried the hair with my hands to get the water out and created a bit of a messed up texture with a slight touch of wave for a more modern, freer look. The hair was air dried except at the roots, where I used a blow dryer.
Next, I used a 1” curling iron to make curls in different parts of the hair that needed to be filled in and then smoothed and blended them in. I made a side part and prepared some pieces from the front of the hair to frame her face, pinning them in an “S”-shape and away from the rest of the hair.
I gathered and pulled back the rest of hair, made a loose braid that I doubled up, rolled upwards and pinned at the nape, with the cross texture side of the braid showing. Only five thick bobby pins were used to secure the style in place.
Finally, I released the “S”-shaped sections in the front and pinned them behind the ear to open her face up and to show off her cheek bones. I then sprayed the look with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray, $21.00, to keep everything in place with movable shine, without looking like it was sprayed.