The whimsical, messy topknot was the style of the Summer. But this hair staple is getting a more polished makeover (and a shot of steroids) for the Winter months. Sanaa Lathan, Christa B. Allen, and Sarah Hyland were all spotted sporting over-the-top buns. And it's one look you won't be able to re-create without a little extra padding. Use a sock or rolled-up hair extensions to create the shape you desire. Start with a slicked-back high ponytail. Then pin down your stuffing and cover with your hair, tucking in all the ends. You can go smooth and sleek like Sanaa and Christa, or leave a few tendrils hanging like Sarah. This is one holiday hairstyle that rivals the star atop the Christmas tree.
Matt Damon arrived hand in hand with his lovely wife, Luciana, at tonight's NYC premiere of Contagion. The couple posed for photos before Matt went on to meet up with Marion Cotillard and director Steven Soderbergh on the red carpet. It was a wild day for Matt, who kicked things off before dawn with appearances on The Today Show and Live With Regis and Kelly. Matt touched on the seriousness of infectious disease, the focus of the film, and then switched gears to a lighter subject when he revealed he'll be dropping three of his daughters off for the first day of school this week. Marion arrived on the East Coast with her son, Marcel, recently and was also busy hitting the talk show circuit. She dropped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon this afternoon and is scheduled to visit The Daily Show With Jon Stewart tomorrow. Matt and Marion's costar Gwyneth Paltrow stepped out to promote the film in Venice over the weekend, but tonight she missed out on the Big Apple screening. Instead, Gwyneth partied with friends in London.
Actress Sanaa Lathan celebrated the Nobu one-year anniversary party like a movie star. That is, by wearing them all over her dress. The Lauren Moshi knit knockout is cute, but it gets even better when paired with the black blazer and the Dinah necklace. Shop it all now.
In between checking out the fashion and the beauty while watching Thursday's NAACP Image Awards, I also hoped to spot a fun hairstyle to test out at home. Since she's already a favorite regardless of her beauty look, I was happy to see Sanaa's glamorous updo on the red carpet. Even though I'm fairly certain she got some "help" with that braid, and possibly part of the bun, I wanted to come up with a take on this style that we could re-create at home without hair extensions.
I grabbed some pins and rubber bands, got creative, and found it's actually possible to fake this style on my shoulder length hair. Sadly Mr. Bella wasn't around to take a picture of the back of my head, but I've come up with suggestions.
Before you get started, I'll explain how we're faking it because I know it can be easier to visualize a hair style than follow instructions: Instead of making one big braid to go around, you'll do four smaller braids and then hide the ends under the bun to make it appear to be a single braid wrapped around. To get the six step-by-steps, read more
These ladies turned up at the D&G boutique opening party in LA in some statement-making pieces. Bilson decided to dress up jeans in a blue sequin tuxedo jacket and bright yellow clutch. Sanaa wore a black knit hat, a textured black and gold dress, and net-like sandals. It comes down to whether you dig the sequin tuxedo jacket or the lady in the hat. Who made a better statement?
It's hard keeping up with trends; nevertheless, it's an obsession of mine. While I bring you daily trend alerts, there were several trends that kept our attention throughout the year. Some tempered volume — shoulder love and the new crop of pants — these trends are for the more daring fashion darling. Meanwhile, the It bag gave way to the It shoe. Designers showcased over-the-top shoes on the Spring and Fall runways — to many a model's demise. We bought more clutches this year than ever before (oops). Countless celebrities shined thanks to statement necklaces and florals bloomed like crazy. We know which trend we hope lives on, what about you?
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