We may not have the big bucks to get the fancy blowouts celebrities get done by the best hairstylists, but there’s at least one thing we can get that puts us in the same league. Hair accessories, which have been huge this year! Floral head-pieces, sparkling stars, crystal hair-bows, and minimal metallic headbands have been all the rage and spotted on the likes of Katy Perry, Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence. And plenty more, but we’ve culled out our top 15 looks for you out of all of 2012.
A couple of stand-outs for us. Sarah Jessica Parker‘s custom Mickey Mouse ears made by L’Wren Scott, worn when she hosted the Barneys New York And Disney Electric Holiday Window Unveiling in November, were to die for. Emma Stone‘s delicate gold Jennifer Behr laurel leaf bandeaux worn at the The Amazing Spider-Man premiere at Oktyabr cinema hall in Moscow in June had us floored. Chloe Moretz also wore a darling crystal hair-bow at the National Board of Review Awards gala in January that wasn’t just age-appropriate. We insist it’s appropriate for every age. Which means a 30-year-old woman (i.e. this writer) gets to wear one and not feel like we’re edging in on a 14-year-old’s style territory! Feel free to pore through our gallery for the rest of the looks!
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The LACMA 2012 Art + Film Gala Honoring Ed Ruscha and Stanley Kubrick presented by Gucci turned out to be a pretty well-attended, fashion-savvy event this weekend. Teeming with A-listers, since Gucci was headlined, most of the ladies wore the brand. We do have Robert Pattinson in our gallery as well, because he’s Robert Pattinson, and he looked devastating in his sharp Gucci suit. Also wearing Gucci was Amy Adams, who glided in a yellow Spring 2013 strapless column with a train and Amber Valletta who was dramatic in a deep green, ruffled, halter-necked gown. Florence Welch (who also performed at the event) looked stunning wearing deep purple Gucci with a gold Grecian headband that worked like a dream with her red hair and pale skin. Bella Heathcote wore a white frock with paillettes and an embellished neckline, which was similar to Amber Heard‘s only the latter’s was in black and gold. There was even more Gucci thanks to Minka Kelly‘s stark black number, Evan Rachel Wood‘s sexy gold dress and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley‘s leggy, backless emerald gown. Ginnifer Goodwin wore a risque dress from the Fall 2012 collection that featured a bold feathered green skirt and black, sheer panelled blouson. Cameron Diaz‘s body was to die for in a bright yellow mini-dress, while her gal pal Jennifer Aniston brought the va-va-voom in a plunging gown by Tom Ford. Breaking out of the brand was another Jennifer, Jennifer Morrison, who chose a slashed black Reem Acra jumpsuit. Some of the looks worked — Evan, Amy, Amber and then some — and some, we’re not quite sure of, like Cameron and Jennifer M’s. But at least this was a red carpet that had interesting, envelope pushing looks. Check out our gallery to see all the rest.
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Squint your eyes and you’d swear the songstress gracing the latest issue of L’Officiel magazine is Florence Welch. Between the flowy fiery locks to the extra (maybe suspiciously so) angular shape of her face, our girl Katy Perry is looking strikingly like famed redhead Florence. This isn’t the first time Katy’s been linked to Flo. Remember when she impersonated her on SNL? Or how about when she rebounded with Rob Ackroyd, guitarist of The Machine?
How do you feel about Katy’s vibrant new hair color? Check out her entire “Spectrum” (Flo fans will get what we did there) below and vote!
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We do love it that plenty of celebrities were fearless enough to try out really avant-garde fashions at the Met Gala. But here’s the thing: there’s a big difference between avant-garde and just plain bad. A lot of reasons why the designs failed on some of these stars was because they were ill-fitting. Eva Mendes‘ peplum tangerine Prada gown may have looked great on her, had she paid more attention to the silhouette. She just ended up looking boxy because of the bottom half of the gown. It’s the same with Mary-Kate Olsen. She looked completely swamped because of her heavy black, long-sleeved The Row gown. Christina Ricci, also as tiny as Mary-Kate, also had the same problem. Her Thakoon dress looked like it was eating her alive. Then there was Jessica Biel whose Prada cocktail frock was not just ill-fitting, but completely boring.
Then there were some designs which were just … no. Chloe Sevigny in her Miu Miu frock, for instance. It looked like the whole thing was mad of vinyl discs sewn together. Perhaps, a black slip underneath would have rescued it. Florence Welch wore an Alexander McQueen which we can’t describe. It looks entirely made of poufs. And then there was Anja Rubik in a white-slashed Anthony Vaccarello. This is not the setting in which to reveal your hip-bone, lady! The piece de resistance was Marc Jacobs, whose entire outfit consisted of a pair of silk boxers, a long black lace sheath and buckled shoes. You’ll have to head on to the gallery to see for yourself.