Achieving that Brigette Bardot-esque “bedroom hair” look is damn tricky. I tried it once, and instead of getting sexy, sultry, I-just-rolled-out-of-bed sexpot locks, I wound up with messy, unkempt, Amy Winehouse-in-her- darkest-days hair. Not pretty, to say the least. To make sure I get it right the next time, I consulted Liam Carrey, stylist from New York’s Ted Gibson salon, for his top tips on how to get glam — not grunge — bedroom hair.
1. Consider what your hair naturally does in the morning, and use that as your inspiration.
“Bedroom hair” is soft, not particularly well-manicured hair with lots of texture and loose, tousled messiness — essentially, what you get when you just wake up, but prettier, Carrey says. After you drag your butt out of bed in the morning, look at your hair in the mirror, paying careful attention to the volume you get at the crown and the natural waves and bends it has taken on. “Creating your ‘bedroom hair’ look should be a cleaned-up, prettier version of your reflection,” he explains.
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We don’t care whether it’s a shirt worn as a dress or a shirt dress, we like it. Especially with her espadrilles. [Trender Bender] Keep reading »
You wouldn’t think an episode of A&E’s Intervention would be the place to get style inspiration, but then, there’s never been an Allison. The subject of the show’s recent “huffing” episode carried a seriously awesome bag, and we’ve found it! The tote comes in red, gunmetal, black, and camel. So now you too can emulate the style of a woman who inhales computer duster, without, you know, actually turning your brain into JELL-O. [Amazon.com] Keep reading »
A new saying is showing up all over New Orleans these days – Soul is waterproof. After 10 minutes in this unique city, you’ll see just how true that is. What keeps the city going post-Hurricane Katrina are its strong roots in family, food and music, as well as the undying belief in another famous New Orleans saying: Laissez les bon temps rouler! Let the good times roll! The one thing you should know about New Orleans is this – nobody is going to let you rest until you’re over fed, a little bit tipsy and dancing down the street in the French Quarter. So, grab your dancing shoes, your fat jeans and your sense of humor and head on down to N’awlins baby. Keep reading »
We all have an abundance of random T-shirts, boxers and sweatpants. You know, stuff that you wouldn’t want to be caught dead in, but is extremely comfortable. So, it’s pretty easy to get into a style rut when it comes to lounge wear. To combat this problem, we came up with 10 picks for sexy, yet comfortable lounge wear. And we’re pretty sure you won’t be ashamed when you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror. Keep reading »
Last night, The Frisky’s Emily and I celebrated 15 years of Bust magazine in a circus tent packed with crafty, sassy, stylish babes and their gay boyfriends. Performances by booty beat internet icon Leslie Hall (who autographed the concert t-shirt her mom sold me), burlesque style strippers like Peekaboo Pointe, Amy Sedaris, DJ JD Samson from Le Tigre, and drag king lounge act lover Murray Hill are how these girls like to get down! The ladies of Bust are a good time — and not just because they gave away 500 vibrators to the crowd. Since 1993, they’ve also given women’s mags an irresistible edge. In a market flooded with stupid self-help tips and fashion for stick figures, they showcase women who are hip, hot, and, above all, their outrageous selves. The mag is not afraid to support the freaks and geeks that are flying in the face of traditional pre-packaged celebs. They put revolutionary people in print, without discriminating based on looks and marketing machines. They go for vigilantes with vaginas who are shaping our generation of bad ass bitches. Like their favorite women, Bust does what it wants and it really has an eye — they’ve featured cover girls like Amy Poehler, Beth Ditto, Bjork and Charlotte Gainsbourg. So, congratulations Bust! You keep the magazine rack well-rounded. Keep reading »
OK, so call us crazy, but this tool bag would make the chicest handbag because it has the same classic shape as some high-end purses, it’s just more unexpected. Made of rugged, durable canvas and moisture-resistant vinyl, this tool bag would make the perfect everyday purse because its natural and cognac colors go with pretty much everything. Although we’d caution against loading it up with non-essentials, because the steel-framed opening will add weight. We’d feel so chic wearing this with a floral summer dress. [$42.99, Home Network Supply (including photo credit)] Keep reading »
Lucky magazine has a habit of telling us about new designers, cool collaborations, and amazing deals, so we’re pretty excited about LuckyShops, a shopping event the mag puts on with current and off-season items at up to 70 percent off retail, complimentary cocktails, and great goody bags. The event takes place November 7 and 8 in New York, and tickets are now on sale (starting at $20) and include a year’s subscription to Lucky. In preparation for the shopping extravaganza, we put together a slideshow showing off a few of the designers whose clothes and accessories were sold at LuckyShops last year…but for way cheaper. Keep reading »
Gossip Girl and its amazing clothes return to TV September 1. If your style is more Blair than a Serena, but you don’t have a Waldorf-sized bank account, accessorize your ladylike wardrobe with these mini enamel bow earrings. [$9, FredFlare.com] Keep reading »
Last winter I searched everywhere for a pair of red CFMPs in my budget to wear to my journalism school graduation. I didn’t find them and ended up settling on a pair of leopard-print pumps instead. I didn’t give up my quest, though, and was really excited when I saw this pair in a Victoria’s Secret catalog yesterday. The platform peep-toe pump is not new, but the details on these are sick. I love, love, love the snakeskin embossing on the heel and platform and the stitching adds a menswear-vibe, making these pumps perfect with pinstripe wide leg trousers. And of course, they’ll look equally sexy with nothing else, too. [$120, J.LO by Jennifer Lopez, Victoria's Secret] Keep reading »