20.12.13 Beauty, Hair

Hair Trend Spotting: Braids

Hair Trend Spotting Braids 2
There’s no easier way to enhance your everyday hairstyle. Whether it’s a ponytail or a quick fix to keeping your tresses out of your face, celebrities are obsessed this season with braids.

Katy Perry pulled off a lengthy braided ponytail at the 15th NRJ Music Awards. For a full braid like hers clip-in extensions are a must.

Solange Knowles loves wearing box plaits, and she should, because they look great on her. To get this side swept style let the ends unravel freely.

Olivia Palermo, the braid connoisseur, wore two braids with her chignon at the 2013 Marie Claire Prix de la Moda Awards. The key to this look is using minimal product to achieve the ladylike softness.

Zoe Saldana’s braid is perfectly (un) done. For the effortless chic look curl hair first and tie a black ribbon on the tip of the loosely braided coils.

Is it just the celebrities, or are you obsessed with braids this season too?

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Katy Perry In Osman – NRJ Music Awards 2013

Katy Perry In Osman - NRJ Music Awards 2013

Katy Perry attended the 15th NRJ Music Awards held at the Palais des Festivals on Saturday (December 14) in Cannes, France.

The singer wore an Osman Fall 2013 ivory long-sleeved dress with a high-low hem, shoulder cut-out detail and rich gold brocade embellishment – quite a spectacular piece.

Gold accessories including Christian Louboutin ‘Strass Pigalle’ pumps and opulent gold-and-ruby-stone chandelier earrings complemented the look, with a dynamite braided topknot adding that extra dose of drama along with her bold red lip.

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Who Wore Saint Laurent Better…Anna Dello Russo or Katy Perry?

Who Wore Saint Laurent Better Anna Dello Russo or Katy Perry

Anna Dello Russo wore a floral Saint Laurent Fall 2013 dress with a pink belt and heavily embellished, studded black boots, to the Tory Burch Spring 2014 show in September during New York Fashion Week.

Katy Perry wore the same flirty frock while attending a John Mayer concert at the Hollywood Bowl in October. She paired it with tights, a black belt, black biker jacket and a Chanel shoulder bag.

Both tried to edge up the rose-printed dress with leather accessories, but the look still felt a bit too twee for Anna. Katy’s look wins for me.

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Katy Perry In Blumarine – Unicef Event

Katy Perry In Blumarine - Unicef EventKaty Perry was recently appointed UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador during a special event at UNICEF Headquarters in New York, where she will focus on engaging young people in the agency’s work to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children and adolescents.

The pop star wore a tulle dress with macramé lace details from the Blumarine Spring 2014 collection. While curve-hugging and slightly sheer in places, the design still translated as quietly sophisticated and appropriate.

Although it was more subdued, the abstracted butterfly pattern on the dress added a moment of more whimsical quirk to which we are accustomed when it comes to Katy.

Nude Christian Louboutin pumps and a minimal makeup approach completed her look. With all the neutral tones, were you left craving some colour from the punch of a bold shoe or the pop of a bright lip?

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08.12.13

Katy Perry In Versus Versace – Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball

Katy Perry In Versus Versace - Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball

Katy Perry graced the red carpet at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday for the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball.

The singer embodied the spirit of her hit single ‘Roar’ by wearing a fuchsia feline animal print Versus Versace floor-length dress, which in true Versace fashion was slashed and accented with the brand’s signature gold safety pins.

Creating her own rebellious drama, she styled the look with a high ponytail, fuchsia lips, and large gold-hooped earrings with muted pumps raining on this parade.

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