alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection, Hair by TRESemmé

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Stacey Bendet’s Fall 2014 collection for alice + olivia is titled “Enchanted: A Midwinter Night’s Dream,” and is a blend of sharp tailoring combined with vintage Victorian charm and bohemian beauty, creating a free-spirited decadence. Suffused with luxe modernity, the collection features bold brocades, rich velvet, regal lace and opulent metallics, mixed with monarch butterfly motifs. Stacey Bendet says of the collection, “This season is about sexiness and fantasy – luxury and decadence in a wearable way.”

TRESemmé Global Stylist, Matthew Curtis complemented the collection with voluminous brushed-out and backcombed curls that were inspired by the Victorian charm and the vampish, enchanting beauty of the collection.

Follow Matthew’s Tips to recreate this look with TRESemmé products and “Feel Front Row” every day!

Divide hair into middle part. Using one-inch curling iron, curl the hair horizontally. Pin each curl with pin curl clips and allow hair to cool.
Once cooled, remove the pins one by one, and use a soft-bristle brush to gently backcomb each curl. Spray roots with TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray and tease into place.
Repeat this process working from the bottom to the top of the head, ensuring you focus the teasing at the roots for that voluminous feel.
To finish, smooth out the part to create a strong graphic finish. Set the look with a blast of TRESemmé TRES Two Freeze Hold Hairspray.

Products Used:

  • TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray
  • TRESemmé Two Freeze Hold Hairspray

Tools Used: One-inch curling iron, comb, pin curl clips, soft-bristle brush

TRESemme At alice + olivia Fall 2014 Presentation


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essie How-To: Mathieu Mirano FW ’14‏

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Runway inspiration:

Inspired by Mathieu Mirano’s sharp leather styles and Christian Louboutin shoes from the runway, Miss Pop for essie created an edgy yet feminine black and red nail look.

essie nail products used:
first base base coat
bordeaux
licorice
good to go top coat

Get the look:
1. Apply first base base coat to clean, filed nails
2. Next, apply two coats of bordeaux to the right side of the nail, covering a quarter of the nail
3. Then, apply two coats of licorice to fill in the remaining left side of the nail
4. Follow with good to go top coat

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The gorgeous Allison Williams featured in this month’s Glamour Magazine!

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Allison Williams is featured in the March issue of Glamour Magazine, and the ‘Girls’ actress looks gorgeous! I think she is drop-dead-beautiful, but not everyone will agree with me. I find her mesmerizing on ‘Girls,’ she’s just sooooooo pretty. I find her character Marnie a bit annoying, but aren’t ALL the characters on Girls annoying? I have said since the beginning that Adam is my favorite character on Girls – I can almost do without the rest of them. I’m secretly hoping Shoshanna gets killed off this season. Man, I cannot STAND her character!

Anyway, in the interview that goes with these gorgeous pics, Allison opens up about wanting a family of her own, and how she would throw away her acting career in a second for a chance at having babies. I can respect that. I don’t really believe her, but I respect it if it’s true. I don’t think she’s done enough acting to feel like she’s able to move on and start a family. I know I don’t KNOW her personally, but what else has she done besides Girls? Not much. I think she has many years of acting to come before she gives it up to be a stay-at-home-mom.

Career vs. motherhood: “My goal is to create a career I can walk away from and become a mom. I’d love to be a mom – and not have to bring my kids into my trailer. That’s my long-term thinking. You gotta call it on the fly to a certain extent.”

She just wants to act, not be “famous”: “If you go into acting for love of the craft, and you dodge the fame aspect, it’s more sustainable.”

Her personal style: “In college I wore a lot of layers, jewelry, and makeup. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten more control of the simple. A typical look is pants and a blazer, or a dress. On the red carpet, it has to be comfortable.”

Lena Dunham vs. Tina Fey: “[Tina] is humble and efficient. That exact combination was everything to me. Tina knows everyone’s name. It’s funny, [Girls creator and star] Lena Dunham is the same way. It’s hard to misbehave when your boss is so gracious.”

On GIRLS: “I root for Hannah and Marnie more than I do for Hannah and Adam. Marnie needs a close female friend. Who doesn’t? I’d be nowhere without my girlfriends.”

What she looks for in a friend: “I think the qualities I look for are loyalty, honesty and I think empathy is huge, because as a girl I am entitled to say often we think we want honesty but we want is for someone to say ”No, no you look great.’”

TWO MORE PICTURES OF ALLISON AFTER THE JUMP! More »


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Emilie M. Handbag and Essentials Box Valentine’s Day Giveaway

 

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I’ve written previously about Emilie M. handbags and how much I love them. On top of being really well made bags, they are gorgeous and stand up to all the wear and tear I inflict on them. One of my favorite bags to carry I get compliments every time I carry my Emilie M. handbag.

What’s better than the perfect handbag?  The perfect accessories to compliment that bag!

The Emilie M. Essentials Box is a gift box filled with 5 branded accessories designed to coordinate perfectly with any Emilie M. handbag. This season’s Essentials Box is made up of an ultra-chic wallet with a removable shoulder strap, a cosmetic bag, a key ring holder with a snap-clasp loop, a ruffle-embellished umbrella and a femme floral scarf.

Inside the Essentials Box:

  • Wallet with Detachable Shoulder Strap ($50 MSRP)
  • Cosmetic Case ($40 MSRP)
  • Key Ring Holder ($20 MSRP)
  • Umbrella with Nylon Pouch ($20 MSRP)
  • Scarf ($25 MSRP)

Pair it and wear it with any bag in your collection and feel confident that you have all the essentials covered. With a total value of $155, you can get the Essentials Box for only $25 with any handbag purchase!

Head over to www.emiliemshop.com and treat yourself to a Valentine’s present (or send the link to your significant other)!

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CONTEST:

Emilie M. is offering an extremely generous giveaway for Valentine’s Day!

First Prize: One lucky winner will receive their choice of an Emilie M. handbag, plus an Essentials Box!

Second Prize: Fifty (yes, 50) winners will receive a code for $20 off any Emilie M. handbag (cannot be used for the Essentials Box). Code expires March 1, 2014.

With a total of 51 winners your chances of winning something are huge! Enter now through the Rafflecopter form below.

 

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