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11.12.14 Beauty, Hair

Get The Look: Karolina Kurkova’s Valentino Sala Bianca 945 Braided Bun

Celebrity hairstylist Jennifer Yepez worked with Karolina Kurkova for the Valentino Sala Bianca 945 Event on Wednesday (December 10) in New York City.

Explaining her beauty inspiration, Jennifer said, “Karolina’s Valentino dress was beautiful and romantic so we wanted the hair to be modern and strong. We felt a centre part with sleek shine would work best. We also wanted something special in the back so I created a beautiful braided bun.”

Here’s how to get the look.

Jennifer began by spraying PHYTO Phytovolume Actif Volumizer Spray section by section and blew the hair dry using a Mason Pearson brush. She made sure to spray from roots to ends in order to get a better grip on the ponytail and to make the hair thicker for the braid.

Once the hair was dry, she created the centre part. She used the Mason Pearson to smooth the hair and make the ponytail, securing it with an elastic hook. Once secured, she sprayed Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray throughout the ponytail to give it volume and a bit of texture.

Next she braided the ponytail and secured it with a small elastic band. She carefully shaped the braid to Karolina’s head and used small hair pins (matching her hair colour) to pin it in place. She sprayed a bit of Kerastase Laque Couture Hairspray to tame flyaways. She also used a tail comb on the back of the braid to tuck in any loose ends and a small teasing brush (a toothbrush works well, too) to smooth the front of the hair.

The look was finished with Kerastase Touche Finale for extra shine, and she was carpet-ready.

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PHYTO Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Kerastase Laque Couture Hairspray
Kerastase Touche Finale

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11.12.14 Premiere

Jena Malone In Ulyana Sergeenko Demi Couture – ‘Inherent Vice’ LA Premiere

Jena Malone In Ulyana Sergeenkon Demi Couture - 'Inherent Vice' LA Premiere

Jena Malone attended the ‘Inherent Vice’ premiere held at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Wednesday (December 10) in Hollywood, California.

The actress looked divine wearing an uber-chic Ulyana Sergeenko Demi Couture look consisting of a plunging white blouse and paper-bag-grey skirt.

I love the more mature feel of this look, which showcases her wide-ranging style, and while I’m glad she didn’t opt for grey or black pumps, however, I do wish her pink Charlotte Olympia ‘Paloma’ pumps didn’t come with such a heavy platform.

When it comes to her hair and makeup, I’m left in awe at how flawless they are.

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Olga Kurylenko In Ralph & Russo Couture – 11th Annual Dubai International Film Festival Opening Night Gala

Olga Kurylenko In Ralph & Russo Couture - 11th Annual Dubai International Film Festival Opening Night Gala

Olga Kurylenko attended the Opening Night Gala during day one of the 11th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeirah Complex on Wednesday (December 10) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

While I couldn’t get on board with Emily Blunt’s look at this event, Olga once again swept me clean off my feet wearing a Ralph & Russo Fall 2014 Couture gown with stunning David Morris earrings.

The British couturiers, who are fast becoming a favourite for celebrities who desire beauty-enhancing looks oozing with elegance and grace, scored another fashion homerun with Olga.

With the sheerness only enhancing the delicate embellished detailing, I thought nothing could surpass her Ralph Lauren Collection look from earlier in the week, but I guess I was wrong.

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Katherine Waterston In Christian Dior – ‘Inherent Vice’ LA Premiere

Katherine Waterston In Christian Dior - 'Inherent Vice' LA Premiere

Katherine Waterston attended the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘Inherent Vice’ held at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Wednesday (December 10) in Hollywood, California.

On paper I shouldn’t be a fan of Katherine’s black-all-the-time minimalist style, yet once again I find myself totally captivated by her look.

The actress wore a black cold-shoulder Dior Fall 2014 satin and crepe flared dress styled with nothing but black Brian Atwood ‘Melly’ strappy sandals, a simple ponytail and a deep red lip colour.

Her style in part is much like Rooney Mara’s, yet Katherine appears to have much more confidence on the red carpet.

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Emily Blunt In Zuhair Murad – 11th Annual Dubai International Film Festival Opening Night Gala

Emily Blunt In Zuhair Murad - 11th Annual Dubai International Film Festival Opening Night Gala

Emily Blunt attended the Opening Night Gala during day one of the 11th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeirah Complex on Wednesday (December 10) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The British actress wore a Zuhair Murad Spring 2015 limelight-yellow floral-embroidered two-piece look styled with Lorraine Schwartz jewels, an IWC timepiece and Jimmy Choo shoes.

You may be surprised, but I have to say I’m not a fan of this look.

Not the colour – as the tone feels too harsh for Emily. Not the style – perhaps I would’ve preferred a full gown over a top and skirt. Not the watch – pretty sure this was obligatory, but it doesn’t go with the look.

I much prefer the Dolce & Gabbana look from earlier in the week.

Which do you prefer?

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Lea Michele In Oscar de la Renta – The Hollywood Reporter’s Women In Entertainment Breakfast

Lea Michele In Oscar de la Renta - The Hollywood Reporter's Women In Entertainment Breakfast

Lea Michele attended The Hollywood Reporter’s Women In Entertainment Breakfast held at Milk Studios on Wednesday (December 10) in Los Angeles, California.

The ‘Glee’ actress served up a fresh silhouette wearing an Oscar de la Renta Resort 2014 blue floral-print strapless dress featuring a unique bubble-hem peplum.

The look is modern and fun without a hint of try-hard, with simple accessories including Jimmy Choo ‘Tiga’ sandals complementing the look.

Trying not to be too distracted by her eyebrows (they appear thicker, right?), she completed her look with soft wavy tresses and a glossy nude lip.

You may remember that Aura Garrido wore a shorter version of this dress during the Malaga Film Festival.

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