For last night’s MTV Video Music Awards, Vanessa Hudgens’ hair made a slick-back but voluminous statement. Read on for a step-by-step tutorial courtesy of her stylist Chad Wood.
God bless Beyonce for making naturally wavy hair so damn cool. Her gorgeous Grammy ‘do was simple, casual, and yet so incredibly chic. This means I may actually skip a keratin treatment in the next couple of months and try to flaunt my Cuban curls for a while. If you are one of my tribe with the hair you’ve been trying to straighten against its will for years, give your tresses a break and follow this easy tutorial by Bey’s stylist Kim Kimble (@kimblehaircare) to replicate the carefree wavy bob.
GET THAT BOB:
1) For a show-stopping wet, sexy look inspired by the 1920’s, start with clean, wet hair.
2) Next, work the Pantene Pro-V Curly No Crunch Curls Whip into hair from root to tip to define frizz-free curls. Then brush through with a paddle brush to create soft, piece-y waves, and scrunch hair to help keep its definition.
3) Spritz the Pantene Advanced+ Keratin Repair KeraGloss Oil Mist to add brilliant shine.
4) To go from sexy to modern ‘20s chic, dry hair with a diffuser. Point the diffuser toward your crown to keep hair smooth at the root and use underneath at the ends of hair to achieve volume.
5) Continue to scrunch hair until dry for added body. Use a 1/2 inch flat iron and wrap small pieces of hair around it to create additional soft waves, similar to a curling wand, to create a few additional waves.
6) Tame flyaways at the roots of hair by using the Pantene Pro-V Stylers Shaping Hairspray. It’s important this style looks messy and flawless, so a small amount of product at the crown is all you need.
7) Finish off the look with the Pantene Advanced+ Keratin Repair KeraGloss Oil Mist for shiny, effortless waves.
I’m taking this #TBT opportunity (just doesn’t feel right to spell out “Throwback Thursday” and not include a hashtag) to reminisce on my trip to New York last month for the Lucky Magazine Fashion & Beauty Blogger conference. Here’s a look at some of my favorite celebrity moments.
Miami Fashion Week celebrated its 15th Anniversary by honoring Brazilian designer Carlos Miele with the International Designer of the Year award. Miele also exclusively debuted his 2013 Fall/Winter Collection at the event to a full house. Celebrity guests included singer and actress Paulina Rubio, the cast of the Real Housewives of Miami, Latin Grammy award winner Luis Fonsi, People en Español’s fashion and beauty director Kika Rocha, and former Miss Universe Lupita Jones, among others. Shown here are some pieces from Miele’s stunningly graphic and colorful collection.
Images from Miami Fashion Week used with permission.
This post is admittedly long overdue, but the event was certainly not forgettable by any means. Having attended my first IFB Con back in February, I was eager to return and see some familiar faces. Being in a room with some of the best-dressed bloggers from all around (there were some ladies from Australia and Germany representing the international scene) was inspiring and made me want to immediately overhaul my closet. There was an incredible collection of shoes — you can see a couple of my favorites in neon and metallic on Corrie and Jenn, and a stunning pair of Pradas on Krystal Bick — and a Nine West Shoe Confessions booth to atone for the addiction.
I snapped some shots of my favorite moments to share with you, like Coco Rocha’s interview with Derek Blaserg, whose quotable phrase, “I knew I wanted to live among the magazines,” immediately resonated with me.
You know how most little girls dreamed about their wedding day and played dress-up as they walked down a make-believe aisle? Well, I’m not even joking when I say I used to play editor and sketched fashion while working in my make-believe New York City office (I really wasn’t much of an outdoor kid). As soon as my mother would allow, I subscribed to every glossy I could get my hands on and dreamed of one day having the chance to work with these amazing magazine people in any sort of capacity.
And while an editorship remains for me the job I’ll always covet, walking into Lucky FABB was every bit of a realization of that amazing feeling that accompanied every childish daydream. The memory still overwhelms me a bit because it was hard to believe that I was in such incredible company. Alicia Lund from Cheetah is the New Black, Ginger Harris from Electric Blogarella, Maria Tettamanti from The Wordy Girl, and Erin Hiemstra from Apartment 34 (to name a handful) were all in attendance — and those were just my fellow peers.
The panels were comprised of incredibly inspiring individuals who were happy to sit and chat with us for a while about whatever we were curious enough to ask. Terry Lundgren, CEO of Macy’s, talked about Nicole Richie’s collaboration with the retailer, Rachel Zoe announced another season for her show and showed off a glittery new jewelry line, Leandra Medine of Man Repeller talked about dealing with negative comments, Lauren Bush inspired us as she shared her struggle with starting FEED and how far it has come in just five years, Lauren Conrad looked like a perfect little doll in a very polished Paper Crown dress and Mary Jane’s from her new collection at Khol’s as she dished about wanting to leave behind her Laguna Beach past, and Anna Sui sat with Simon Doonan and was just her incredibly cool self as she talked about what inspires her to create her wildly successful collections, season after season (world travel and good music like Jack White’s new album, in case you were wondering).
My head’s still reeling from all the excitement – and all the goodies I’ve yet to unpack – so forgive me if I’ve rambled on. But it’s not every day you get a little taste of exactly what you want to do and who you hope to become. And so, syrupy as it may sound, if you’ve been reading along, thanks for helping me get just that much closer to that dream job. I hope to someday repay you in copious amounts of freebies.
Another day, another fashion week in Miami. Miami Metropolitan International Fashion Week (say that three times fast) made its debut last night at LMNT in Midtown, just a couple of months after Miami Beach International Fashion Week wrapped its shows. And while both aim to make a name for Miami in the fashion-sphere, MMIFW hopes to distinguish itself by focusing on “designers that are on the cusp” of recognition. Though that remains as yet to be seen, you can still indulge in pics from last night’s events from the perspective of my plastic wine cup. *Clink*
P.S. Did you spot the potential future Housewife?
P.P.S. Props to the student designers for strutting their stuff last night. Here’s to hoping your names become household fodder.