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29.01.13 Beauty, Hair

Jennifer Lawrence’s Modern Side-Swept Waves

SAG Awards Hair

The forties influence was still very much in evidence at the Screen Actors Guild Awards over the weekend. But while Jessica Chastain (aka Jessica Rabbit), Naomi Watts and Naya Rivera stuck to a conventional Veronica Lake side-parting with loose waves,  Amanda Seyfried, Julianne Moore and Jennifer Lawrence added a twist to the look, pinning one side of the hair back completely.

Stylist Mark Townsend, whose clients include all of the Olsen sisters, Nicole Richie and Lea Michele, talked to us about how he achieved Jennifer Lawrence’s red carpet style for the event.

‘For the Screen Actors Guild Awards I was inspired by old Hollywood glamour, so I wanted Jennifer’s hair to show that influence and inspiration,’ Mark said. ‘But I wanted it to be young and very modern as well.’

‘To get her side swept waves, I started by applying a nickel-sized amount of Dove Color Care Leave On Conditioner into Jennifer’s damp hair – she’s colored her hair so much lately so her hair needs added moisture and protection.’

‘Next, I loaded her hair with the Dove Style+Care Nourishing Curls Whipped Cream Mousse and blow dried with a large round brush. To give her hair a loose wave, I wrapped sections of hair varying from 2 to 5 inches around a 1 1/4 inch curling iron, leaving the ends out.’

‘I took a small amount of Dove Frizz-Free Shine Cream-Serum in my hands, rubbed my hands together and then raked my fingers through the waves to break them up and give the hair amazing shine, then took the hair from the right side, twisted it and then pinned it in the back with a few bobby pins.

‘To give the hair a cool, lived-in texture, I sprayed Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray from mid-length to ends and scrunched with my hands. I finished by spraying Dove Strength & Shine Extra Hold Hairspray liberally all over to keep her hair in place all night and give the hair even more shine.’

It will be interesting to see how this red carpet trend evolves this month with the BATFA’s, Grammy’s and Academy Awards still to go.

Jennifer Lawrence SAG Awards Hair

Dove STYLE+care Nourishing Curls, Whipped Cream Mousse
Dove STYLE+care Frizz-Free Shine Cream-Serum
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Dove STYLE+care Hairspray, Strength & Shine, Extra Hold

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Jennifer Lawrence In Christian Dior Couture – 2013 SAG Awards

Jennifer Lawrence In Christian Dior Couture - 2013

Jennifer Lawrence was apparently so poorly prior to the 2013 SAG Awards, that there was a worry that she wouldn’t actually make the event on Sunday evening.

But she wasn’t about to let pneumonia stand in the way of her collecting an award, as she wore a Christian Dior Spring 2013 Couture gown for the occasion.

The midnight blue gown was slightly modified from the runway, as Jennifer’s version has a train.

Her dress goes from a slightly bizarre two-part skirt to a three part skirt.

As gorgeous as she looks, I just don’t get the unfinished feel to the design of this gown.

Chopard jewels and sideswept wavy locks completed her look.

This Jennifer/Dior collabo continues to leave me baffled.

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Jennifer Lawrence In Christian Dior Couture – 2013 Golden Globe Awards

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture - 2013 Golden GlobesJennifer Lawrence has definitely catapulted to front-and-center status in Hollywood, and the 2013 Golden Globe Awards red carpet is just one of many for her this season.

After a series of hit or miss looks lately, Jennifer clad herself in a Christian Dior Fall 2012 Couture gown (natch) for the show at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Since she is the new face of Dior, we saw this one coming. But at least the dress was red-carpet-red and not black.

A metallic belt and Ferragamo box clutch served as this Best Actress nominee’s main form of bling.

The structured corsetry, cinched waist and sweeping ball gown skirt is reminiscent of Dior’s “New Look” of the late ’40s, mixed with some ’90s Madonna funk via a strapless, cone-bra-inspired bodice.

What do you think of this Dior fusion?

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Jennifer Lawrence In Valentino Couture – 38th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

Jennifer Lawrence In Valentino Couture - 38th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsJennifer Lawrence has been walking a number of red carpets of late, including last night’s 38th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, hosted at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City, California.

For the event, she once again found inspiration in Valentino’s Fall 2012 Couture collection. You may remember she also wore the designer at the 2013 People’s Choice Awards.

Her LAFCA look was marginally better, if only because it wasn’t black. But while the rich brocade was zinged with goldenrod yellow, the long-sleeve, high-neck cocktail dress still came off as somewhat heavy and decorative.

The asymmetrical hemline, artfully pinned up at the left, broke the monotony, as did the punch of a metallic Roger Vivier ‘Cecil’ sandal and the Roger Vivier ‘Pilgrim’ clutch.

Ironically, Jennifer’s hair was another moment of People’s Choice Awards deja vu, as she once again followed the braided updo trend with plaited locks wrapped around her head.

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13.01.13

Jennifer Lawrence In Altuzarra – BAFTA Los Angeles 2013 Awards Season Tea Party

Jennifer Lawrence In Altuzarra - BAFTA Los Angeles 2013 Awards Season Tea Party

It was a busy night for Jennifer Lawrence, whose first event last night was the BAFTA Los Angeles 2013 Awards Season Tea Party held at the Four Seasons Hotel in California.

Look one was an off-runway Altuzarra Spring 2013 dress featuring a printed top with gold tassel accents and a black skirt with a sculptured peplum detail.

Yes, it’s black again, but with a lot more interest and far more intriguing in comparison to the Dior disasters previously worn.

A simple ponytail, a Roger Vivier ‘Rendez-vous Viv’r’ cutch, Nikki Baker small diamond earrings and black strappy sandals completed her look.

Is Jennifer winning you back, or are you still not impressed by her red carpet looks?

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Jennifer Lawrence In Prabal Gurung – 2013 AFI Awards

Jennifer Lawrence In Prabal Gurung - 2013 AFI Awards

Jennifer Lawrence was back to her best on the red carpet whilst attending the 2013 AFI Awards, held at the Four Seasons Los Angeles in Beverly Hills, California this afternoon.

We have been dying for her to return to her former glory and there was only many up for the job: Prabal Gurung.

This is her second dress by the New York based designer in so many days, taking her from drab (at the People’s Choice Awards) to fab in this Pre-Fall 2013 colourful confection.

Her round neck sheath dress has the mature feel, which her team is no doubt pushing her towards, with youthful thanks to the metallic neon tweed inserts and Casadei for Prabal Gurung ankle strap mesh pumps with pink accents, a white toe-cap, and a sculptural mirrored heel.

I was really starting to worry for her award season campaign, but this look has put those fears on hold.

Auburn wavy tresses and a black Jill Milan clutch completed her look.

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