June 28, 2010 Leave a comment
Summer is hell on curly hair. You can get the world’s best blowout in the evening, but come the following morn, tendrils are springing up around your face like telephone wires.
Those who’ve ponied up the funds to professionally straighten their locks know it’s a game changer: You can go swimming in a pool or the ocean, or get caught in a rain shower, and your hair will dry straight and frizz-free, no blowing required.
As it turns out, the Upper East Side is a hotbed for salons offering smoothing treatments. We put our frizzy head to the test and found the following four to offer the best results for the money.
The rich and famous were treated to a gothic spectacular which combined elements of a Victorian asylum with futuristic fantasy at Sir Elton John’s White Tie & Tiara Ball.
The evening, hosted by the singer and his partner, David Furnish, at their home in Old Windsor, raised more than £5.6 million for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
It’s not a random coincidence that this shoot from Line is titled Sea, Sex and Sun. Of all three the least prominent is actually the sun; the sea is a permanent fixture and the sex manifests in sultry cutaway swimsuits and vintage high-waisted bottoms with bare chests. More to the playful side is this striped monokini by Polo Ralph Lauren which is so perfect for Summer.
Carlos Miele’s Resort 2011 Collection includes only dresses but these are all pretty and red-carpet-ready.
Stylish dresses come in a variety of colors, from classic and luxirous black to bright and sexy red. Each frock is perfect in its own way.
There are assymentrical garments and strapless ones in Carlos Miele Resort 2011 Collection, and nearly each has sparkling details. Rumpled fabric as well as frills is widely used.
She may be the most blinged-up milkmaid going… but despite the impractical pairing of diamonds and peasant dresses, Antonella Graef is also the cutest. This jewellery shoot is from Vogue Russia’s July 2010 issue.
For T-shirt underarm stains: Put your tees in the machine and add detergent as usual. When the basin is completely full of water, pop in an aspirin. Close the lid, let the cycle finish, and voilà: whiter T-shirts.
For yellow collars: Set an iron to medium heat with the steam option turned on. Sprinkle baby powder onto the collar until the stain is covered, and then rub it in with your fingertips. Hold the iron an inch above the soiled spot, and steam for a few seconds. Then press down the iron and count to three. Finally, shake off the excess powder.
We obsessed over stylish pieces worn by stars like Rachel Bilson and Kate Bosworth—and tracked down where you can actually get them.