28.10.11 Beauty, Hair

Beauty Trend Spotting: Lacquered Locks

Between the messy side braid, the disheveled top knot, and tousled bedhead tresses, it’s truly hard to fathom why women still have bad hair days, and have yet to master the done-undone look.

Another chic and easy hairstyle to fallback on? The shiny slick back.

Seen all over the Fall 2011 runways (Ralph Lauren, Giambattista Valli, Mary Katrantzou, Salvatore Ferragamo, The Row), stars like Camilla Belle and Keira Knightley are starting to shellac their strands to their scalps as well. Such a laissez-faire, yet entirely appropriate red carpet look.

Get The Look in Three Swift Steps:
-Starting with damp hair, insert a deep side part and brush hair back into a low position.
-Maintain your wet look for the entire day by liberally coating strands with Redken Hardwear 16 Super Strong Sculpting Gel (available at Redken salons for $13).
-Tautly secure at the nape of your neck.

Finish your pared-down but perfect look with bold earrings, a bit of lipstick and blush, topped off with a few coats of mascara.

Total prep time—five minutes flat. —India-Jewel Jackson

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Camilla Belle In Ralph Lauren – Lincoln Center Presents: An Evening With Ralph Lauren

I have to give credit where credit is due – Camilla Belle has been nothing short of sensational on the red carpet the last few outings.

This was most definitely the case as she entered the Lincoln Center for An Evening with Ralph Lauren, hosted by Oprah Winfrey, in New York City yesterday evening.

The gorgeous actress wore a Ralph Lauren Fall 2011 gown.

Her outstanding gown with a sheer yoke, beaded body and feather-like chiffon train gave her an amazing silhouette.

I’m sure many of you will pick at her lack of imagination for styling her hair and makeup almost identically to the model, but it’s working for her as she oozes sexy sophistication.

I especially love the glossy pink lips.

For me this is a BDOTW contender.

What do you think?

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Camilla Belle In Salvatore Ferragamo – Ferragamo Moscow Fashion Show

Camilla Belle is currently in Russia where she attended Salvatore Ferragamo’s fashion show which was held at the Pashkova House in Moscow.

She looked gorgeous wearing a look from the Resort 2012 collection.

Her sexy metallic striped dress had shimmering stripes and a fringed skirt.

The actress accessorized with white Ferragamo top cap heels, antique gold earrings, a silver bangle and a Ferragamo octagon-shaped clutch.

A ponytail completed her look.

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Camilla Belle In Ralph Lauren – Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Event

Camilla Belle was, of course, at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic event in California this weekend.

She opted to wear a Ralph Lauren Blue Label ‘Glynn’ floral dress.

Her drop-waist dress, which perfectly captures the essence of fall, has a metallic lace mesh panel and an asymmetrical skirt.

Ralph Lauren wedge sandals, gold drop earrings and a beaded bracelet completed her look.

This look may not work for some, but I think it’s perfect for her colouring.

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Camilla Belle In Gucci – The Shakespeare Center Of Los Angeles’ Crystal Quill Awards

Camilla Belle was at the Sony Studios this week to attend The Shakespeare Center Of Los Angeles’ Crystal Quill Awards.

The actress wore a Gucci Resort 2012 dress.

Her orange and black printed georgette long-sleeve crewneck dress was worn with a thin leather black belt.

David Yurman jewels, Gucci black patent leather pumps and a black clutch accessorized her look.

Camilla is becoming quite the unofficial ambassador for the brand as she looks flawless once again in Gucci.

I was really pleased to see a different hairstyle. This voluminous updo adds a bit of personality to the look.

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Camilla Belle In Gucci – Gucci Museo Opening

Camilla Belle was on hand to help celebrate the grand opening of the Gucci Museo in the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia building located in Piazza della Signoria, the heart of Florence, Italy last night.

The actress dazzled wearing a Gucci Resort 2012 look.

I love this gold and black sequin-embroidered georgette satin dress which has a black and gold floral embroidery detail. It’s very chic and sexy.

She added black Gucci patent high-heeled sandals and a black stingray Gucci clutch to her look.

Camilla opts for this hairstyle a lot. I wish she’d sported a high ponytail or done something a bit different and more interesting.

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