Fashion

Hot Hair and Makeup in Harper’s Bazaar Singapore

The February issue of Harper’s Bazaar Singapore literally stopped me in my tracks. Model Heather Marks graces the cover in a pretty pink leather dress holding a cat with the caption “What’s new pussycat?”

The flirty throwback tone of the cover made me want to look inside and see more of the hair and makeup paired with other amazing outfits. The makeup was done by makeup master, Allan Avendano, who also does Sarah Hyland. The black cat eye was perfection with the retro-modern look that famed hairstylist, Peter Savic, who does Sharon Stone’s hair, created. The sleek part in the front was the perfect pairing for the teased hair at the crown and the incredible effortless texture he created. I literally have been lusting after this look since I laid eyes on it and can’t wait to recreate it. Ok….I am going to cheat and call one of my celebrity hairstylist friends to create the look for me. Lucky me, and I am so excited. Photographer Yu Tsai captured these beautiful images and I keep looking at them over and over again. I have included the images below so you can fall in love with them too.

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Beauty

The Textured Bob

The textured bob is a hairstyle that has gained popularity over the last year and is hotter than ever. Short hair is appealing because the messier and more textured the style, the better it looks, making it easy to maintain style wise. To keep the short length and shape, you may have to visit your hairstylist more often for trims, but the time you will save on blowdrying and styling will be worth the more frequent salon visits. 

I love long, voluminous, beachy hair, which I normally have and rarely stray from it. However, I had a cut scheduled with Celebrity hairstylist and friend, Gregory Russell, so I asked him for a consult for something new. I was ready for a change and had been interested in going short, but didn’t know if I could pull it off. He studied my face shape and hair texture and decided we should go for it and I could in fact pull off a shorter do. So he cut 6-7 inches off and I didn’t even flinch! I trust him completely with my hair and knew he could give me an amazing new hairstyle. 

When the cut was complete, I felt fresh, hip, and in style. I loved it! Gregory has an immpeccable talent for delivering a pristine cut, but styling your hair in a way that is so effortlessly chic. He sprayed Oscar Blandi Volumizing Spray into my roots before rough drying my hair, and then took a round brush and continued to blowdry the hair on the crown of my head for added volume. He then took a flat iron and created ‘S’ shapes with the tool throughout my hair to give it a casual bend. He then had me toss my head back and sprayed my hair with Oribe Dry Texturing Spray to give it that toussled texture, and finished it with L’Oreal Elnett hairpray. 

Gregory’s clients include Chloe Moretz, Christina Hendricks, Alexa Chung, and Karlie Koss, among others. I feel extremely lucky to have had him tranform my tresses into this fun new style. I have included a few of my favorite looks of textured bobs below. 

You can book a haircut with Gregory Russell at The Andy Lecompte Salon 310-273-4100

Oscar Blandi Volumizing Spray retails for $19 and can be purchased at http://www.beauty.com

Oribe Dry Texturing Spray retails for $42 and can be purchased at http://www.oribe.com

L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray retails for $11.99 and can be purchased at http://www.target.com

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BCBG Max Azria Celebrates 25 Years

I was lucky enough to experience the perfectly curated retrospective exhibit of BCBG Max Azria’s past collections. It features red carpet looks donned by Hollywood’s elite and a look back at the collections to view the evolution of the brands from year to year. 

Upon entering the exhibit, I was greeted with lovely dresses and a timeline depicting the progression of the brand. Then there was a table with mannequins that showed the design progress of one look beginning with the inspiration of a men’s shirt to the transformation into a dress. There was a wall full of iPads showcasing the runway shows, with special recognition of the photographers such as Mario Testino and Patrick Demarchelier in conjunction with the models they photographed. The next area displayed favorite dresses over the years and guided me into the red carpet portion, which highlighted the dresses worn by celebrities for award shows. One notable dress was the green flowy dress worn by Angelina Jolie. 

It was on to the Herve Leger display which featured the signature bandage dresses. Some were embellished with fringe and jewels, while others were encased by leather harness belts.  The BCBGeneration room was fun, bright, and youthful and even had a special selfie nook.  The exhibit ended in a room with silver cutout flowers lining the ceiling and the walls plastered with photos from guests of events that have used the hashtag #bcbgmoments in their social media posts. The wall also enclosed several televisions that play the runway shows on a loop and a quote etched on the wall stating, “What is important in a DRESS is the WOMAN who is wearing it.” The exit of the exhibit lead to the glass doors of the Runway Archive Pop-Up shop where visitors can get deeply discounted items from past collections. 

Their design philosophy is “We design for a dynamic woman with a discriminating sense of style. It begins with a vision inspired by the evolving landscape of art and culture. That vision translates into colors, prints, silhouettes and finishes. With steadfast attention to fabrication, construction and fit, each collection comes together as a complete narative that inspires the wearer.”  The designs are meant to inspire “Living the Bon Chic Life.”

I have included pictures below that walk you through the exhibit and also feature my favorite parts of the retrosective. I have always loved these brands and it was such a treat to have a personal tour and see these dresses up close and out of the fashion vault. Many thanks to the BCBG team! You are all dolls. 

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