Showing posts with label celebs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label celebs. Show all posts

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Duchess, the baby, that blow out and the dress!

Proceed with sarcasm. 
Breaking News! Woman has second child! - Someone on my facebook. 

Now, being Irish I can say with a certain honestly that the English Royals aren't really 'a thing' here. But of course the Ladies, Princesses, Duchesses and so forth certainly are on the world wide radar when it comes to style.

Psst - what do they DO exactly? I still struggle with this?! 

Duchess Kate never fails to bring that elegant modern aesthetic to her outings and with each pregnancy she kept up the tradition of clean lines, amazing coats, and oddly sensible but rather normal shoes.

Let's talk about that dress. As with little George, Kate chose a custom made Jenny Packham dress - this time deviating from the Diana tribute and going with a more ... that table cloth your gran had when you were a kid look. No? I mean it's very cute it really is but it still resembles a table cloth to me. Teaming that with William's overly large 70's collared shirt and receding hairline and it feels very, casual. And honestly, slap an instagram filter on it and it may as well be 1979.

Seriously though, you birthed a Princess, am I alone in thinking there should be diamonds for something like that? 

I'm joking of course, kind of. But this new generation of Royals are super casual, they want you to know that. They shop in Tesco, they recycle clothes, they announce their little princesses via twitter just like whatsherface from over the road that had a kid once. They are just like us commoners. 
Except not really.
Not at all.
And there should be diamonds.


(c) Alan Davidson / The Daily Mail - No infringement.

Forgetting about the diamonds for a second, let's cut the woman some serious slack. She just birthed a human eight hours before and there she was being paraded in front of the world - literally - and the expectations were high.

Such nonsense really though isn't it. Having spoken to friends who've had children they will safely tell me that what she does - what the world expects so soon after such a huge event in a woman's life - is nothing short of a nightmare. Some struggle to even have the energy to brush their hair, never mind find the heels and the smiles to greet the world's press.

It may help to have Royal money and a team of experts. Ah, those experts, wouldn't it be great to have them around on the daily! Beyond that, let's take a look at some more commoner friendly Duchess Duds and Blow Out (that's a blow-dry to you and me) secrets!

The sweet yellow buttercup pattered (was someone watching Princess Bride while pregnant?!) custom Jenny Packham was both post-natal perfect and early summer appropriate.

"Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their baby daughter," the designer wrote on her Twitter & Instagram. "The Duchess wears a bespoke silk shift dress with buttercup print. JP x"
If you can't drop four grand for a custom Jenny Packham, dahling, then we must have some alternatives? Of course we must! Feat: +LuLus.com  +River Island  +ASOS  +Little Mistress
Peter Pansy Mint Green Floral Print Shift Dress $43  via Lulus.com


River Island Dark Floral Shirt Dress €65.75

Only Floral Print Short Sleeve Bodycon Dress RRP €34.25 now €20.55
Little Mistress Floral Shift Dress RRP €65.75 now €41.09

With her bouncing baby girl came the bouncing Cambridge Curls, and a few secrets to that voluminous kind of blow dry can be yours in a few simple steps!

Step1: Apply a thickening lotion or oil to the hair and work thoroughly through with a wide-tooth comb.

Step2. Always work from the bottom layers up when blow-drying your hair—  remember to pin the top portion as this helps you better see what you're doing.

Step3. Grab your hair at the roots and run the medium sized round brush down strands to avoid frizz, moving the blow-dryer with it as you go along. Make sure to keep the point of the nozzle downward.

Step4. Heat defense spray!!

Step5. smooth out your hairline by facing that section away from your face, fully encase the hair here around the round brush and turn as you go.

Step6. Once your hair has completely dried, be sure to wrap the curls around your fingers while it's still warm to create a pin curl and pin until cooled.

Step7. Spray with a secure hold hairspray and shine spray if desired.

Step 8. Go find that crown!

Okay so step eight is optional! But still, have fun recreating the look!

Til next time!

Laura
x







Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Star Style Crush! Lizzie Olsen!

Now you know if you follow my tumblr blog of EIC that Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Olsen, her ever changing haircape of awesome, and her big bright smile feature heavily when I reblog celeb style posts. I love her care free somewhat quirky off duty style, and her more polished daring red carpet style just as much.  As the 'other Olsen' for the longest time, it's been nice to see her come into her own and out of the shadow of her billionaire twin sisters and start doing it for herself. She's chosen more indie roles and has yet to take on a real heavy mainstream project, but that doesn't stop the style mags and indie cult fashion sites from sitting up and taking notice of her style choices.

Myself included.









Her love of quirky floppy hats and insanely pretty coats caught my eye, as did her hair I won't lie. I miss being blonde but sadly my hair can't take the wear and tear not to mention the upkeep it takes to remain a ~natural blonde~. So, I live vicariously through my favorite celebs and see how they go about styling and maintaining their envious locks. 

In everything from the amazingly expensive The Row (her sister's brand) to H&M to JBrand this girl rocks it all and with such ease that it looks and feels so natural to her sense of personality, where other actresses our age tend to over do it or rely to heavily on a stylist to create their style... there's a sense that Lizzie Olsen is true to herself and what suits her. Of course I'm sure there is a stylist involved for the bigger events but even then she rarely hits a bum note.


From Tomboy to Chanel chic, but all with an underlying down to earth that is sorely missed in young Hollywood lately.  Needless to say I love her choices!


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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Get the Keira Knightley Wedding Look!

English actress Keira Knightley got married this weekend and she did so in a 'recycled' Rodarte 2008 number. It was short! (gasp) it was strapless (less gaspy) and it was something she wore before with an ex- boyfriend (gasp!) but I think I love her for it all the more because it just shows how chilled she was about the whole affair and how casual and relaxed it was for her - as it should be for all brides in my humble opinion.
She teamed the short and sweet dress with a timeless @Chanel bouclé in white and flats! Flats ladies! She really is a girl after my own heart with this vibe, I love it all. I do wonder though if she had a more 'evening' look for night, but that's just me being curious.

How to get the Keira Look : 


Go for the cropped boucle with either of these little numbers from Mango.


As for the all important dress you couldn't go wrong with any of these looks! 

Perfection

From Designer to Budget!

Alice+Olivia
Lanvin    


millybridal -budget buy!

Classic Chanel Flats! 
Repetto flats

Soft, angelic and comfortable all the while being chic and timeless. Bravo Keira. Bravo! 

xox
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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Jessica Alba - Style!

Jessica Alba - Style.



 Over the past few years the acting has taken a backseat to her attempt at re-branding her image as a ‘Professional mommy’ almost, and with this new book it just seals the deal. But her style has evolved and grown into something truly comfort-chic and I have to say I’m in love with all her looks lately. From the hair to the super flattering makeup ( I mean, it helps that she’s Jessica Alba, let’s be real) but it’s all so effortless looking even if a lot of effort has been put in. A+ style!



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Monday, October 8, 2012

Kalling all Kardashian Fans!



The Kardashian sisters have announced that their Kardashian Kollection will be launched in the UK on November 8.
The sisters, who shot to unprecedented fame on Keeping up with the Kardashians , will be available in high street store Dorothy Perkins.

The range, which is currently sold in US department store Sears and offers affordable and chic denim, accessories, shoes and homeware, will launch in 250 Dorothy Perkins stores nationwide.
Kim told the Sun: “My sisters and I are so thrilled that we are launching at Dorothy Perkins,” while Kourtney tweeted today: ”So exciting! Kardashian Kollection is launching in the UK w/ @DorothyPerkins Nov 8! Can’t wait to head over to the UK.”

 

What do we think? Is there a UK market for the Sisters K to exploit? Is it a good thing that these ladies, embracing their fuller, curvacious figures as they do are putting more fashion options out there for the more curvacious every-day woman? I have to admit, I have a fascinating relationship with the Kardashian family, I hate that I love to watch the highjinx! But, it would be hard to deny that they're not beautiful women running an empire with style! I do think their Kollection will be a hit, and a hit for Dorothy Perkins too, I for one can't wait to see what they come up with together!