- Hottest onscreen shirtless moments of 2011!
- Get the bod: Victoria Beckham's lean legs
- Give the gift of homemade aquavit
- Secret Santa ideas for the beauty lover in your life
- Find out what made us feel nostalgic in 2011
- See the Beckham family's best photos of the year
- Sunny days: how to throw a Sesame Street-themed birthday
- Learn how to wear colored sequins this holiday season
- Use the Nutcracker to inspire your holiday decor
- Best job search tips of 2011 that will get you a job next year
- Bo brings a dose of holiday cheer to children
- Best of 2011: life lessons learned from Steve Jobs
- Create a festive, jeweled forest green manicure
- Video: Golden Globes nominees revealed — get the 3 big takeaways!
Posts for December 15th 2011
From faux-fur vests to leopard-print anything, Rachel Zoe always seems to find a way to make just about any piece of clothing or accessory look covetable. And when it comes to her hair, it's the same story. At her Zoe Media Group launch party last night, Rachel combined two trends — braids and ponytails — into one style.
To re-create the look yourself, start by applying a wave-enhancing product, such as Jonathan Product Curl Crème ($26), onto damp hair. Finger-dry with a blow dryer, and touch up with a curling iron as needed. Next, deep-part the hair to one side.
French-braid starting on the smaller side of the part, following the curve of the head. Once you reach the opposite side at the nape, secure with an elastic. Now French-braid starting at the heavy side of the part, stopping where the first braid ends. Join the two braids together with a large elastic, and wrap a section of hair around the base to finish. Bananas.
"The dress was so magnificent, we just decided that she needed to look effortless, and that the lip should look 'bitten,'" explained Chanel celebrity makeup artist Kate Lee. To bring the concept to life, Lee applied the brand's Rouge Allure Velvet Lip Colour in La Somptueuse ($32), a brownish-red, as a stain. The apples of the cheeks were given a creamy glow with Kevyn Aucoin's Tresbelle blush, and black eyeliner and mascara — no eye shadow was used at all — completed the modern-classic palette.
Holiday shopping have you stumped? Lucky for you (you gift-giver-extraordinaire, you) Madewell has a ready-made gift guide that covers everyone on your shopping list (and there's tons under 50 bucks!). Find out which kind of girl you're buying a gift for below, then follow the gift guide to find the perfect gift! Wham. Bam. Thank you Madewell.
Need more shopping inspiration? The Madewell Holiday Catalog is out in full force, offering amazing gifts, warm Winter essentials, party-ready looks, and smartphone-enabled QR codes that link to bonus behind-the-scenes videos.
For a similar option as pictured in our photo, try Simplicity's silver sequin leaves headband accessory ($4). Not only is this project inexpensive, but since it's customizable, you can get lots of looks out of just one headband. They're travel-friendly, too, as the components can be separated and stored in an instant.
|Day 10: CasaSugar – $1,000 to Design Within Reach||Day 11: PetSugar – Limited Edition 700 Series Roombas||Day 12: GeekSugar – Two Xbox Kinect Prize Packages|
|Day 13: BuzzSugar – A Year of Movie Tickets For You and a Friend From MovieTickets.com||Day 14: BellaSugar – $2,000 to Saks Fifth Avenue||Day 15: Fashionologie – $1,000 Shopping Spree to Theory|
After countless forgettable trims, I finally worked up the courage the to get an actual haircut this past weekend. I walked into my salon with long waves and walked out with choppy layers, wispy bangs, and tears welling up in my eyes. (I did manage to wait until my train ride home before letting the waterworks flow.) Rather than give in to the urge to shave my head like Britney circa 2007, I asked Ruben Colon, stylist at Sally Hershberger Downtown what to do when you hate your new cut.
Wait it out. Not sure if “hate” is too strong a word? You have more time than you think to let the salon know. Colon recommends clients wait at least a week or two to see if they like the cut—this gives you a chance to wash and style your hair on your own. “Clients usually go into shock, it takes that much time to settle down with the hair and see how it feels to live with it.”
Whether you're shopping for your mom or someone who's been like a mother to you, there are plenty of luxurious ways to pamper the lady who makes your holidays bright. These gifts will all make her feel as special as she is, whether she loves a fancy, relaxing bath or deserves a spa day.