Braids on Braids on Braids

Whowhatwear.com featured these lovely ladies with their beautiful braids this week! Wear them up on top of your head or down your back or to the side. I’m really love Olivia’s braid right now!

I love all the different little touches to make the braids look different. Braids are my favorite thing and I know that I say that in almost every blog I write, but I really do love them.
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1. Model for the Viktor & Rolf show.

2. Miroslava Duma at the Valentino Show at Fashion Week.

3. Melanie Laurent at the Maxime Simoens Show at Fashion Week.

4. Rihanna with a gorgeous side braid in London.

5. Olivia Palermo in Hamberg with a beautiful, thick side braid.

6. A double crown braid on Nicole Richie at the Valentino Show.

*found at whowhatwear.com

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Favorites Lately – Maya Brenner Arrow and Horizon Necklaces

Maya Brenner Pave Long Horizon Necklace and Arrow Necklace  (both at mayabrenner.com)

Maya Brenner

BCBGMaxazria Blouse – revolveclothing.comBCBGMaxazria Blouse

Aveda ‘Flax Sticks Daily Effects’ Brush Set – aveda.com

The 3 brushes that every makeup bag needs!

1. Eyes – to smooth pigment over lids

2. Brow and Lash – To fill in brows and comb and lengthen lashes

3. Blush – To contour and blend powder over cheeksAveda Flax Sticks Daily Effects Brush Set

Gucci Spring/Summer 2013 Runway – I’m obsessed with this red ruffle dress.Gucci Spring:Summer 2013

Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘ Marc’d and Check’d’ Big Satchel – marcjacobs.comMarc'd and Check'd Small Satchel - White birch multiMilly Isabelle Dress – piperlime.comMilly Isabelle Dress

Steve Madden ‘Xternal’ Wedge – stevemadden.comXTERNAL_CORAL-NUBUCK

Capitana Cardigan – anthropologie.comCapitana Cardigan

Coach Love (smells amazing! I think this might be my next perfume perchase!) – sephora.comCoach Love

J.Crew Collection Appliqued Guipire Lace Dress – jcrew.comCollection Appliqued Guipure Lace Dres

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‘Stay’ by Rihanna – been loving this song since the Grammys!

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10 Trends to Try in 2013

There are so many new trends from the runways for 2013. From bold prints to fun flats to funky sunglasses…which trends are you trying for 2013?

Bold Stripes

Kate Spade ‘Carolyn’ Striped Dress

Romantic Ruffles

Lanvin Dress with Ruffles

The New Le Smoking

Helmet Lang Ember Blazer

Fancy Flats

Stuart Weitzman Studded Smoking Shoes

The Drop-Waist Dress

Alice + Olivia ‘Demi’ Drop Waist Dress

Crazy Shades

ASOS Premium Embellished Cat Eye Sunglasses

Chokers

Baublebar Gold Spike Choker

Bright Leather

Robert Rodriguez Flared Leather Dress

Boudoir Beautiful

By Malene Birger Black Manlio Lace Skirt

Baggy Bermudas

Peter Jensen Loose Shorts with Contrast Check Cuff

*Found at LuckyMagazine.com

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Beauty Trends from NY Fashion Week – Spring 2013

Here are some great beauty trends from New York Spring 2013 Fashion Week! These looks rocked the runways during the last week showing all of springs upcoming fashion trends, but why wait until Spring to start using these great ideas! I’m already excited for a few of them now! Maybe I’ll mix them into my fall look and save them in the “vault” for spring! 

Night Time Braids: You best new accessory! (My favorite trend!!)

Nude Nail Polish: A simple canvas.

Crimped Hair: Not sure about this middle picture, but the loose crimped look is a fun way to mix up a blowout once in a while!

Bright Eyes: Not just for the 80’s anymore.

Bold Brows: Forget the tweezers, thick brows are here to stay.

Cotton Candy Colored Hair: When it’s time to pull out your spring sundresses, it’s time to put some fun colors in your hair to match!

*found at Luckymagazine.com

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Glam it like a Lady

I love this editorial in SCMP. 
Model: Natallia Krauchanka
Photographer: Nikolay Biryukov

 I basically would love to own every single outfit, but I am dying over this first look, the shoes and blouse in the second, and the shoes and coat in the fifth. Which look would you choose?

Some of the styles above include:

 ASOS Skater Dress With Embellishment
Lulu Frost Fin Necklace
ASOS Embellished Tank With Floral Beading
Rebecca Minkoff Ikat Mini Minaudiere
Matthew Williamson Feather Miniskirt with Tulle
Rachel Zoe Kate Lady Bag
Motel Faux Fur Jacket
Jean-Michel Cazabat Zelia Suede T Strap Pumps
Herve Leger Engineered Tubular Knit Skirt
Derek Lam Large Charley Satchel
Maison Scotch Fluoro Embroidered Top
Alice + Olivia Briar Pleated Bell Sleeve Top
ASOS Embellished Stone Floral Collar
Oasis Embellished Daisy Tank
Diane von Furstenberg Metallic Tube Skirt
ASOS Lace Jacket With Embellishment
Oasis Embellished T-Shirt
ADDISON Bell Sleeve Top
ASOS SIDNEY Point Court Shoes with Metal Toe Cap

*via whowhatwear

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The Best Blowout Ever

The Victoria Secret girls are known for having the best hair around. Flowing, soft curls, and volume…yes please! 

Here are some tips on how to get the type of blowout that you see at the Victoria Secret Fashion show. 

1. Condition first. Then Shampoo: Conditioner can weigh hair down, so if you want the bouncy hair you see supermodels with try shampooing second. It will leave texture in your hair and take out all the left over residue.

2. Coat damp hair with volumizer: Spray it directly onto your roots and then add some mouse to the rest of your hair. 

3. Rough-dry: Don’t worry about blow drying so that your hair is completely smooth. If you want the extra volume, you need the “fluff”. Blow drying upside down also boosts volume. Shake out with your fingers.

4. Brush the top: That’s really the only part that people see…when hair is mostly dry, use a round brush to pull hair up and out. Even if you think your hair is completely dry, it probably isn’t, so keep going for a little bit longer than you think you should. (Style as desired-see below for tips)

Tip: If hair is not 100% dry, it will start out bouncy and full, and then collapse. 

Soft Curls – Warp thick sections of hair around a large barrel curling iron. Twist away from your face. Do this randomly throughout hair. The more curls you make, the bouncier hair will be. Try not to use styling sprays. They tend to weigh hair down and ruin the look.

Sexy Bun – Pull hair into a pony. Then massage the roots near the crown (so it is less severe). Twist and pin the ponytail into a bun.

Bedroom Waves – Curl hair as described above, but at the end flip your head over, shake out, and brush through for a tousled look. 

If you want your hair to be thicker:

1. Take a vitamin that contains fish extracts or biotin. It will look healthier and help it grow.

2. Try getting a scalp treatment to stimulate the folicles. 

3. You can even try extensions. Clip-ins can be removed and put in whenever you want the look. Salons can add a more permanent look, but can run fairly steep in price. (I personally love them for volume!)

*excerpts from Allure Magazine

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