Posts Tagged ‘prom’

FASHION FRIDAY

photos: Elie Saab post by Kristin Ess

Have you ever purchased a dress that’s so beautifully busy that you just had to have it? Maybe it was the serious sparkle that caught your eye, or maybe those epic embellishments reached out and grabbed you. We’re not talking about a dress with a couple flowers here and there. We’re talking about a dress that’s so fabulously detailed that it will probably take center stage while hair & makeup happily take supporting roles.

When you look at the pictures above from the Elie Saab Spring/Summer 2012 show in Paris, we see that simplicity shines in their beauty department. The minimal makeup and the perfectly polished pony allow these dresses to say everything. If there’s one thing we can learn here, it’s that sometimes less really is more. There is nothing wrong with showing some restraint when you’re wearing something so stunning.

FASHION FRIDAY

photos: miss selfridge (top) tibi (bottom)

Today’s topic is the one-shoulder dress. Whether it’s long or short, the point of a one-shoulder dress is to show a little skin! In my opinion (and it’s just an opinion), the hair should almost always take the back seat to the featured shoulder. If you pull your hair over the bare shoulder, you might as well be wearing a dress that covers both shoulders. Let that shoulder show and throw on some earrings for some sparkle!

Try wearing your hair…

  • All down and back. Allows you to keep the length. Straight, curly or wavy, the focus is still on the one shoulder.
  • Messy pony. It’s sexy. Never looks too forced. Looks gorgeous with any texture. Also good for girls with bangs!
  • Low bun or chignon. Keep it simple and try not to let it crowd your neck too much. If it does, it can make your neck appear shorter and that’s never good. Always check your profile and the back of your hair using a hand mirror to make sure everything looks balanced.

Dresses:

PIN IT UP, GIRL

Our email box is literally flooded with requests for updos so here’s a fun one to get us all going! This is always a favorite for attending an event. This updo looks gorgeous on any hair color but particularly amazing with hilighted hair because it gives the hair lots of depth and dimension. For lack of a better word, I love the way it becomes “swirly”. Best thing is; it’s easy to do, gorgeous and keeps your hair out of your way for the night. I made this a printable tutorial, so all of the steps are next to the photos. Enjoy!

Tools you’ll need: curling iron (to prep the hair with waves), sectioning clips, teasing comb or brush, clear elastic rubber band, bobby pins, light to medium holding hairspray (to mist over at the end).

GIRLS, GET READY

photo: mariacarlaboscono.hpg.ig.com.br post designed by kristin ess

It’s that time of year again.  Girls everywhere don beautiful gowns, paint their faces and curl their hair.  Then their dates present them with lovely corsages and escort them to fancy cars.  The whole evening feels like a fairytale… with the exception of the girl who forgot to properly prepare!  Don’t forget about what goes in your purse or clutch. Most prom-going-princesses don’t even think about these little things until they’re rushing out the door.

TBD’s prom night check list:

lipstick or lip gloss

powder compact (don’t forget to touch up unwanted shine before pictures!)

i.d. card

cash

phone

keys

camera

doublestick tape

bobby pins (if your hair is up)

small brush or comb (if your hair is down)

saftey pin

XO Lauren