fashion blog 80s
Earlier this week I decided to embrace my natural curl and finger-wrap my damp hair before bed in the evening. The following morning I woke up looking like Shirley Temple. Forgoing my daily uniform of dresses (crazy curls + dresses + pale skin = every person I meet calling me a ‘doll’ or ‘Lolita’), I decided to balance it out by colour-blocking some peg trousers to my heels and throwing on some serious spikes.

What I Wore:
White ASOS premium slim peg trousers (similar here)
White heels from Christian Louboutin (similar here)
Boxy spiked denim shirt (similar here)

fashion blog 80s
fashion blog 80s

no heat curls

If I can manage it, I avoid heat damage to my hair at all costs. Being long, frizz-prone and colour-treated, my mane simply doesn’t have the right stuff to handle constant blow drying, curling or straightening.

While I am thankful to appreciate the texture of my natural hair (curly, loose ringlets) and don’t feel like I have to style it every day, I am always looking for healthy ways to change it up. This method is my current favourite, as all it requires is a few socks (clean, please!): No Heat Sock Curls!

See the tutorial in the video below!
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leighton meester prada

Probably my favourite look from Leighton Meester as of late was the ensemble she wore to attend a screening of ‘The Woman Dress’. The film was a short, directed by Giada Colagrande, that was part of a series of films that explore women’s love affair with Miu Miu. Leighton’s Prada Spring/Summer 2012 dress was a divine choice for her shape, and an unexpected choice for a Miu Miu event.

The version she wore had a deeper plunge and an altered print to the runway version, but the lemon-coloured skirt was untouched. I think I actually prefer this bodice to the runway version.

leighton meester amfar

For the beginning of Fashion Week, Leighton attended the amfAR New York Gala wearing a Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2012 dress. This dress was one of my favourites of the season, so I am ecstatic that Leighton ended up wearing it on the red carpet. Critics, however, seem to have quite a problem with her hair at this event.

A garment perhaps a little too fashion-forward for such soft, feminine curls? The Louis Vuitton sequined bag she carried was gorgeous, but I may have to agree, the hair and shoes weren’t as edgy as I would hope for with the styling of this dress.

leighton meester vera wang

On her way to Vera Wang’s show for Autumn/Winter 2012, Leighton wore a Stella McCartney A/W 2010 Coat, green printed Vera Wang V-Neck Dress, yellow Giuseppe Zanotti Cutout Suede Sandals, and the Bvlgari Serpenti handag. Street style at it’s best – the ‘girly curls’ really work here.

Blake Lively Red Hair
How did Blake Lively escape from the sea? I’m pretty sure I’ve seen her in my Disney favourite. Nevertheless, the new red hair looks absolutely gorgeous on the bombshell. Debuted last night at the party for the “Time 100 List“, she swapped her bright blonde locks for these fiery curls and paired the change with a mermaid-esque, seafoam Zuhair Murad gown. The dress was later stepped on by Patrick McMullan, causing the train to rip and a ushering a necessary safety-pin fix courtesy of Blake!

With her brunette dye job for “Green Lantern“, sunny Gossip Girl locks as Serena van der Woodsen, then this image change, how does she keep such phenomenal tresses?

Flowergirls Elle Denmark
While perusing through Elle Denmark‘s April 2011 issue, I realised “Flowergirls” was an all-encompassing outlet to wrap up the past twelve months. Much of 2010 and 2011 was infiltrated with the indie-flowerchild-fashion-blog-hippie look, here found perfectly articulated through the modelling of Solveig Mørk Hansen, Maria Palm Lyduch, and Julie Rhode. Give a confident, style-savvy group of girls a botanical garden and photographer Signe Vilstrup? You have a definitive dream. View Post