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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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Solange Knowles In Fendi - Fendi Buggies Launch Event

Solange Knowles joined Olivia Palermo at Fendi’s Fendi ‘Buggies’ bag launch party held at their Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York City.

Carrying one of the bags which the event was celebrating, the singer’s look was righting the wrongs presented by Olivia.

Solange wore a Spring 2014 sheared mink-and-organza top and a skirt with a geometric design, with her signature bold lip complementing the skirt.

While this look features many colours, textures and prints, they all manage to complement each other, working together without fighting for attention.

The winning aspect of this look for me is those tri-colour PVC Fendi sandals. I think I will be signing up for a pair of those the second they become available.

Credit: Style.com & Courtesy of Fendi

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Solange Knowles’ Trend-Setting Beauty Look

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Solange Knowles is always on the cutting edge of fashion, but last week at the after party for the eBay Future of Shopping Event in New York City, she proved to be a trendsetter in the world of beauty, as well.

Instead of following the typical rules of dark makeup colors being apropos for fall, Solange took two runway trends and melded them into one fierce look.

She took cues from the 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2013 collection with a deep-hued lip, and then took inspiration from Lela Rose’s Fall 2013 collection by rocking a bright nail polish shade in the cooler months. We also saw minty nails on the runway for Chanel’s Fall 2009 collection.

To get Solange’s totally cool deep berry lip and mint green mani and pedi, try the following products.

Solange Knowles’ Beauty Look

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Solange Knowles In 31 Phillip Lim - Ebay’s ‘Future of Shopping’ Event After-Party

Following the eBay Future of Shopping event in New York City last week was an after party which was also attended by Solange Knowles.

Changing out of her Etro and Clover Canyon ensemble, the stylish DJ/singer selected a look with a more summery vibe from 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Resort 2014 collection.

Crop tops are going to continue to be a trend for 2014 if this look is anything to go by. The short-sleeve perforated crepe crop with laser-cut polka dots throughout was paired with matching trousers with the same laser-cut polka-dot perforation at the calf.

Usually one to mix multiple colours together, she opted for a Kotur clutch and nail polish in the same mint-green hue with black Saint Laurent ‘Jane’ sandals breaking up the matchy-matchyness somewhat.

While dressed in a spring look, her makeup consisted of a fall-like berry-hued lip colour and smouldering dark eyes.

Do you love the contrast as much as I?

Credit: Style.com & Ebay

Solange Knowles in Etro & Clover Canyon -  Ebay’s 'Future of Shopping' Event

Solange Knowles made a stylish splash, alongside Pharrell Williams, at eBay’s launch of new features during its Future of Shopping event at New York City’s Industria Studios on Tuesday.

The hip songstress wore two of her currently favoured, print-centric labels, donning an Etro Spring 2014 blouse and leggy Clover Canyon black leather shorts.

With Solange, we can always seemingly expect a shot of punchy prints. Yesterday was no exception with her geometric top, accented with contrasting patterns on the sleeves and centre button line.

Adding even more pop, she put on a fun pair of strappy, black-and-white sandals and matched that bright orange lippie to those bold squares on her shirt.

Credit: Getty

Solange Knowles In Christian Siriano - Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience

Solange Knowles attended the inaugural ‘Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience’, an evening of glamour which brought ‘the magic of Vogue’ to the Middle East for the first time, which was hosted by Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani, and was also attended by Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova.

The singer, who’s back to sporting micro braids, DJ’d on the night wearing a super-chic look from Christian Siriano’s Spring 2013 collection.

On some this white-and-grey woven look featuring a jacket with flared sleeves and a skirt with a daring slit wouldn’t have worked so well, but Solange is a pro at mastering the unexpected and complicated.

Her signature bold lip was toned down to a rich-red shade, with black Saint Laurent sandals completing her look.

Credit: Style.com & Solange Image courtesy of Azza Gasim of the Urbanista Fashion




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