Nicole Kidman Graces Cover of Vanity Fair

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See what we did there?  Nicole Kidman is featured on the cover of this month’s Vanity Fair, and she seems to be gearing up for the release of her Grace Kelly biopic, Grace of Monaco next year.  We love it when Nicole doesn’t look quite so botox-ed stiff, so we count this cover as a win for her.  What are you,r thoughts?

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A Very Pregnant Kim Kardashian Covers CR Fashion Book, Shot by Karl Lagerfeld

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It’s ironic that as a celebrity whose entire career has been due to overexposure (quite literally!), that at the end of her pregnancy and immediately after giving birth Kim Kardashian was nowhere to be seen.

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Well now we know what she was doing at least part of the time, shooting the cover for Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book.  The same issue also features a nude Karlie Kloss, which is really old hat to us now, and Emily Ratajkowski (from the Blurred Lines video) in a threesome.

Check out the images of Kardashian below, and let us know what you think of the shoot!

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Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Miss Dior Campaign Fall/Winter 2012-2013

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Well our favorite girl crush is at it again–Check out Jennifer Lawrence in these snaps for the latest Miss Dior campaign.  And unlike those ads that came out in March, she doesn’t look horrendously photoshopped.

We’re loving this clean, fresh faced look.  What do you think?

 

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Hair Tutorial: Crown Braid

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The crown braid has been one of our favorite hair trends of the summer. And because it’s so easy, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t try it too!

Here is how we did it:

Brush out your hair. Part it vaguely in the center (it’s okay if you part it with a slight side part, but the key should be that it is not extreme).

Gather the hair you’d like to braid. I like to grab the section falling from my part to my ear, but you can tweak this to make your “crown” more or less thick.

Begin braiding. As you do so, lift and pull your hair up and back, so it will fall flat when you pull it across the back of your head. When your braid is long enough, pin it at the end so that it falls across the entirety of the back of your head.

Repeat this step on the other side. When you have enough braid, tuck the end underneath the original braid, and then pin.

Hairspray and you are done!

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Apparently, Everyone At Cannes is Miserable

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While the rest of us are doing laundry, going to work, and trying to force ourselves to the gym, celebs get to live it up in Cannes.  Shockingly, no one seems all that happy to be there.

But let’s not dally on that… on to the outfits!

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior.

Doutzen Kroes in Calvin Klein.

Zoe Saldana in Lanvin.

Nicole Kidman in L’Wren Scott.

Carey Mulligan in Voet.

Karolina Kurkova in Balmain.

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior.

Rooney Mara in Vera Wang.

Kirsten Dunst in Michael van der Ham.

Jessica Biel in Marchesa.

Any favorites?

-L

Details: Academy Awards Red Carpet 2013

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Everyone sees the fronts of dresses when it comes to red carpet arrivals.  But don’t you hate it when you are just please looking for a picture of the back of that awesome updo but can’t find it anywhere?  Well, we’ve got it for you.  Check out some of the awesome details of the Oscar Red Carpet last night that you might have missed.

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The back of Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior Haute Couture dress.  We actually posted about the collection, picking this exact dresses as one of our faves here.

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Close up of Jennifer Lawrence’s make up.

Jennifer Lawrence Actress Jennifer Lawrence (hair detail) arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
Awesome updo and awesome back necklace by Chopard.
Jennifer Lawrence Actress Jennifer Lawrence (hair detail) arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
Another closeup of Jennifer Lawrence’s updo.
Jennifer Lawrence Actress Jennifer Lawrence (clutch detail) arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
Clutch.
Jennifer Lawrence Actress Jennifer Lawrence (jewelry detail) arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
Pretty pink mani.
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Reese Witherspoon’s awesome retro waves.
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Louis Vuitton jewelry.
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More LV.
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Look at the awesome optical illusion of Reese’s dress.  The black fabric at the sides and top totally slims her.  Compare to below.
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Reese in Louis Vuitton from the side.
Anne Hathaway Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
Anne Hathaway in Prada and a Tiffany back necklace.  We really didn’t dig her dress though.
Anne Hathaway Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
Look at the back of Anne’s dress.
Anne Hathaway Actress Anne Hathaway (dress detail) arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
Close up of Anne’s Tiffany back necklace.
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Charlize Theron in Dior.
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Close up of her makeup.
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Harry Winston bracelet.
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Side view.
Jessica Chastain Actress Jessica Chastain arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive.  She called the look very “Happy Birthday Mr. President.”
Jessica Chastain Actress Jessica Chastain arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
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Jessica Chastain Actress Jessica Chastain (jewelry detail) arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
Harry Winston bracelet.
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Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen.
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Embroidery.
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Back shot.
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Makeup.
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Back of her updo.
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Adele always has awesome makeup.
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Adele in Jenny Packham.
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Nude mani and engagement ring.

Did we miss any looks you wanted more details of?  Let us know!

-L

Steal the Look: Diane Von Furstenberg’s Pink Lips Fall 2013 RTW

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Diane von Furstenberg’s models strutted down the runway with such perfectly pink lips we were insanely jealous.  As the winter lingers before making way for spring, this pop of color is such a great way to brighten up your look!

James Kaliardos, the makeup artist for the show, explained, “It’s a look that makes you win in life.”  To create the pink pouts perfectly, Kaliardos used MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in Process Magenta, overlayed with MAC Lip Conditioner.

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Would you rock this bold lip color?  Let us know!

-L

Runway: Raf Simons for Dior, Spring Couture 2013

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Couture shows so often live in a world of fantasy–a world that we love to immerse ourselves in, but can sometimes be hard to draw true inspiration from.  But we are absolutely loving Raf Simon’s Spring Couture show for Dior.  In the man’s own words: “I wanted it to literally be about the season; to be about the very idea of spring.”

The collection embraced the concept of spring both literally and figuratively.  What is more spring than floral?  Simons brought forth designs of exuberant flowers — whether in their natural state popping out as 3D embellishments, patterned into the fabric itself, or bursting from the very form and silhouette of his creations.

This lovely tea length gown reminded us of a modernization of Julia Roberts’ famous Valentino from the ’01 Oscars.  We love the  youthful cut,  lighter fabric and color, and the whimsical stem-like pattern.

Floral bustier?  Yes please!  We love the combinations of soft and hard in this look that tows the line between girlie and sexy.

The 3D applique of petals makes this model look like a walking flower.  A more daring gal may even try the top solo to show off her own stems.

This gown is formal without being stuffy.  The miniature flowers on the cutout keeps it sultry instead of slutty.

One of our favorite looks from the collection, #37, turns up the notch on every lady’s closet staple – the LBD.  The colors are really season agnostic, with tights this would be New Year’s appropriate with the sparkle bringing flirty fun to the look.  Bare legs and the look is still appropriate for warmer weather.  A look that transcends seasons?  We love it!

If only we had a reason or place to wear this beautiful ball gown!  We love the way Simons took the concept of the flower and applied it in more than one interpretation for this look. The silhouette reads like a beautiful flower, and the floral detail on the T-like sleeves makes the ball gown look comfy and elegant at the same time.

Just beautiful! The shape mirrors the petal pattern on this beautiful ball gown.  We love the way that the fabric seems to jump out as multidimensional.

Another look where Simons proves once again Couture doesn’t have to be stuffy.  This lovely trumpet shaped gown looks effortlessly chic, while still maintaining a friendly approachability.

What did you think of the collection?  Let us know!-L

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