06.06.14 Beauty, Hair

Joan Smalls CFDA Fashion Awards Bangs

2014 CFDA Fashion Awards - ArrivalsJoan Smalls took us all by surprise with her new ‘do at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards.

New York based hairstylist, Amoy Pitters, told us, “Joan was ready for a change. She didn’t want to appear too done up, but she was hoping for a fresh, easygoing look.”

The new bangs and carefree waves gave her exactly that. Amoy shared the step-by-step process of Joan’s big transformation.

After washing hair, Amoy Couture Hair Sapphire-Jojoba Leave-in Conditioner was mixed with one pump of the J.F. Lazartigue Serum with Shea Butter.

Mixing these two products will further moisturize strands and add shine to the finished look. Be sure to evenly distribute the blend to achieve a smooth consistency.

A blow dryer was used next to absorb any remaining moisture. The secret to achieving Joan’s bouncy waves is to make sure you do not blow dry your hair pin straight. Use a paddle brush in an upward motion on roots to create height.

Amoy separated Joan’s tresses into sections as she used a 1-inch barrel curling iron. Each wave was locked into place using Rene Furterer Vegetal Finishing Spray. Hold the curler towards the end of the hair and be sure to twist each piece in the same direction to mimic the beach texture.

The bangs truly transformed Joan’s look. Amoy recommends that you avoid a blunt cut. Instead, ask your stylist to cut strands on an angle. An edgier cut will create natural movement and add dimension to the tousled waves.

Joan Smalls

Amoy Couture Hair Sapphire-Jojoba Leave-in Conditioner
J.F. Lazartigue Serum with Shea Butter
Rene Furterer Vegetal Finishing Spray

Credit: Getty

03.06.14

2014 CFDA Fashion Awards Models Roundup

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Amid the crush of starlets and designers at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday (June 2), the models definitely had their moment, too. They strutted out a range of dazzling, directional and sometimes daring looks at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City.

Joan Smalls: Putting her statuesque height to good use, Joan worked her midnight-navy Prabal Gurung draped, cutout gown to sexy effect also flaunting an Angelina leg through the thigh-high slit. She styled the look with metallic ankle-tie sandals and a mod fringe bang, but the gold choker necklace was unnecessary here.

Alessandra Ambrosio
: The Victoria’s Secret cat-walker took a red-hot approach in a Nonoo strapless gown featuring a structured bodice with a crossover ribbon tie at the back. She accessorized with Jennifer Fisher jewels, including a sharp, diamond-pointed pair of earrings.

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06.05.14

Models @ The 2014 Met Gala

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It’s the time you’ve all been waiting for, Model @ The Met, where we take a look at all the leggy beauties who took to the red carpet for the 2014 Met Gala in New York City on Monday (May 5).

Liu Wen: There is only one thing 100% guaranteed on Met Gala night: a Zac Posen gown will shut down the red carpet. Liu Wen worked this green strapless ballgown to perfection. Styled with David Yurman jewels and a black clutch, the next few words won’t come as a surprise: best-dressed nominee.

Georgia May Jagger: The British model wore a custom Mugler black and white lined slinky gown with a plunging neckline and satin trim styled with Sergio Rossi asymmetrical
‘Dali’ pumps. This gown is a first for the fashion house’s new creative director David Koma.

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23.04.14

Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artist Dinner

Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artist DinnerA palette of pretty young things were spotted at the 9th annual Chanel Artists Dinner on Tuesday (April 22), hosted during the Tribeca Film Festival at Balthazar in New York City. The glamorous soiree invited plenty of Chanel-infused looks, naturally, with most of the lovelies showing their love for the label.

Greta Gerwig: Pretty in pink, the actress embraced spring with her Chanel Spring 2014 distressed tweed dress matched to a pink and orange Chanel clutch. Nude pumps, a nude lip and a slicked-back ’do ensured that all attention was directed to her bright frock.

Lily Aldridge
: The model struck a shimmering chic stance in a Chanel Resort 2014 navy embroidered dress with chiffon overlay, paired with a silver clutch. With her simply styled brunette strands and barely-there makeup, I love how effortlessly and beautifully she pulls off what could be a fussy, tired iteration of the sheer trend.

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24.01.14

Gucci Host The Screening of James Franco’s Documentary Film ‘The Director’

Gucci Host The Screening of James Franco's Documentary Film 'The Director'

Gucci hosted a private screening of James Franco’s documentary film ‘The Director’ held at the Royal Monceau Hotel in Paris, France on Wednesday (January 22).

Florence Welch: The singer wore a Gucci Spring 2014 black silk-chiffon kaftan (no surprises there) featuring metallic-purple inserts and bronze-and-blue sequin embroidery, worn over a black silk blouse and sheer black palazzo pants. Gucci accessories including a black plexiglass clutch and black suede platform sandals complemented her look, with a rouge lip colour and a braided updo providing the finishing touches.

Miroslava Duma: The pint-sized fashionista wore a Gucci Resort 2014 liquid-gold lamé jacket with a matching tunic and loose-fitting trousers, with a pair of brown leather Gucci platform sandals which aren’t that visible due to the extraordinary length of her pants.

Joan Smalls: The stunning model, who has fronted many campaigns for the brand, wore a Gucci Spring 2014 black spaghetti-strap plunging wrap dress with the signature bralet style, adding a black Gucci clutch and a pair of Gucci python lamé-and-suede sandals.

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