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Friday, September 30, 2011

pinning your interest.

pinterest has been my obsession for the past couple months and easily responsible for at least half of the organization in my house, all the new recipes I have tried, and a massive amount of crafts I've made. Needless to say, if you aren't on pinterest and you are just now hearing this for the first time, you have been throughly missing out on life. 

Why didn't i think of a virtual cork board?

So this the general "fashion" area where you can search from clothes to photography, weddings, cooking, down to travel. All pinned from different websites and blogs. You can even add your own original pin, they've gotta start somewhere! You'll be obsessed, trust me.

It's a great place for ideas for hair and make up too! Follow me, I'll show you the way :)

twinkle twinkle

Diane Kruger

Keira Knightley

Elie Saab has easily become one of my favorite red carpet designers. I don't feel like I even need to explain why. Point A&B pretty much sum it up.  
Ps... Keira's hair too? Adore. 

Monday, September 26, 2011

fall 2011 hair trend forecast

Some quick tips on my favorite hair trends for fall 2011...

Hair Color

Red is the most popular color this fall. Red has many famous blondes and brunettes alike going firey this fall, including yours truly( not that I'm famous haha). Just to name a few; Drew Berrymore, Blake Lively, Whitney Port, and Mandy Moore. If it's your first time going to the bright side, make sure to consult with your stylist and take into consideration your skin tone and the level of maintenance of that color. Everyone can pull off red if it is the right level (1 being black and 10 being platinum) and the right shade (warm = orange/red red or cool = purple undertones).

Whitney Port, very coppery golden red

Mandy Moore, copper red brown

Blake Lively, golden orange red

Golden Blonde.
As it gets cooler, a lot of clients will want to add low lights in, and for some people that is a great idea. The alternative to that is that you can change the shade/tone of your blonde as well. You can do that with adding low lights or simply changing your toner. It adds depth and is a slight change that most blondes can handle without loosing their blonde (blondes tend to be afraid of change- I say this out of love, but it's true.)

Love this color.

Sarah Michelle Gellar, still with platinum in there, but very golen low lights.

Golden Brown.
Adding very subtle highlights that are only a shade or two lighter than your over all color will add depth and create warmth, brightening up your face. (Also see Olivia Palermo under 'bob')

Odette Yustman, very subtle highlights throughout the bottom of her hair, subtle ombre'

Hair Cuts

Long Layers
Kardashian Style. Khloe Kardashian's cut has been the most requested style that I have gotten this fall for long hair. It has a lot of layers on the bottom of her hair, creating height easily, but also leaving a lot of movement at the bottom of your hair, all while still keeping the fullness of your hair.

Khloe Kardashian

The Bob
Most people hear Bob and are immediately turned off to it because you picture "soccer mom bob"... Not the case these days. My favorite one this season so far is Olivia Palermo.

Olivia Palermo, love the cut love the color.

Fringe-y, heavy, paint brush, or side swept, you name it, bangs are always in for fall. They are so much easier to maintain during the fall, for me mainly, because your face isn't sweating as much as it was durning summer and your skin isn't as oily, so you are able to keep them clean longer. You can always use a dry shampoo in them either way though. They look great with beanies and can be done with any face shape.

Odette Yustman

Heidi Klum

Hair Styles

The Messy Bun.
Still going strong, the messy bun was still huge on the runways this fall. Keep it precisely that though, messy. 

Glitter it up.
Add some sparkle. Add a broach as a hair pin or pick up a sparkley clip and throw that into your messy bun. 

The Side Part.
It's back! After a lot of the straight down the middle parts the last few seasons, a strong side part is back. Mainly used in lots of up do's and with tons of volume!

Emma Stone

Megan Fox

The Sleek High Pony
Always in style, and Marc Jacobs, Gucci and Alexander Wang just made it a point to remind us of that. Perfect for every day or for going out.

Bar Refaeli

Sorry it was a long one, I even broke it up by make up and hair. Fall 2011 make up edition coming soon :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

the best $19 i've spent lately.

Mossimo Supply Co Khadeja Suede Ankle Bootie

I have already worn them 3 times and I bought them last week. Perfect with cuffed boyfriend jeans or an end of summer dress. I wore them with ankle length skinnies and a big sweater one day too, adorable.

Literally the best $19 I have spent in a while. Thank you again Target.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

taking inventory [part uno]

My lovely and very well organized friend Kim, had me "take inventory" for her last year. She's obviously a genius. Brilliant! I basically took the pieces that Kim was having a hard time making an outfit out of and put together a couple of outfits using her wardrobe. It was so fun, because you are basically shopping in your closet. Sometimes you can't keep making outfits with clothes you've had for years and so it's helpful to have a new/different outlook on your own clothes. With my sense of style being different and having never looked at all her clothes like that it was easy to mix and match in new ways! We took pictures and she had at least, I think, like 20 new outfits that I'd made for her. This was like the funnest thing in the world to me, I loved it.

So this year when I was cleaning out my closet, organizing, and sorting through stuff, I decided to take inventory for me :) Guys, you have to try it. It will amaze you how many new combos you can make. Plus, it makes it so much easier to get ready in the morning when you already have a couple of outfit ideas in the back of your head (or saved on your phone!). 

So here is my favorite organizing update that I did.

Attack of the shoes!! $20 at Target for the racks! Look how many those puppies can hold. Now I can see all of my shoes, it's way more organized, and I will get more wear out of them :) win win win! One might say, "Winning!"

Pictures of my "inventory" to follow!!

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