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March 14, 2014

FOR MUMMIES EVERYWHERE…

I get more compliments on this bangle than any other piece of jewelry I own. So I teamed up with love2design Jewelry to create two unique pieces for Mother’s Day.

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The ‘Signature’ Cuff: Whether it’s the name of your little one or whomever you love, love2design Jewelry transforms any hand-written signature into a one-of-a-kind bangle to be worn alone or as part of a stack. Best thing: video your little one as they write their name out, then cherish it forever as a keepsake. (From $350 in silver; $400 for gold-plated. PLEASE ALLOW 2-4 WEEKS FOR PRODUCTION.)  

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The Mommy of… Necklace: Obsessed with this genius spin on a name tag. Tell us the name of your little one, and love2design Jewelry will create a customized necklace that makes the best Mother’s Day gift EVER. (From $200 in silver; $450 in gold. PLEASE ALLOW 2-4 FOR PRODUCTION.) 

March 13, 2014

OUTFIT OF THE DAY: SPRING STYLE

WHAT TO WEAR THIS SPRING… Pair classic slimming, skinny jeans with an embellished striped tee. It’s all about the oversized clutch this season—roomy enough to hold all of your goodies from day-to-night (the clutch isn’t just for evening anymore.) I get so many compliments on these super affordable, stylish lace pumps. Classic stud earrings complete the outfit by adding just a hint of sparkle (there’s no need to add anything else as the tee’s embellished neckline acts as a built-in necklace.) 

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March 12, 2014

INSIDE CLOSER WEEKLY…

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March 11, 2014

BEAUTY TIPS FROM MY FRIENDS AT PRETTY IMPRESSED…

Our favorite ponytails from New York Fashion Week.

BEST PONYTAILS FROM NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

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Ponytails used to be the go-to hairstyle for the gym or when you’re on that third-day of stretching out a blowout, but now thanks to the Kate Spade and Band of Outsiders runway shows at Fall/Winter 2014 New York Fashion Week, the ponytail can be a legitimately chic hairstyle for work or even evening—a godsend for when you don’t have the time or energy to wrestle with a your blowdryer. Here are the best ponytails we spotted backstage.

DEEP-SIDE PART PONYTAIL AT BAND OF OUTSIDERS

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At the Band of Outsiders fashion show, we swooned over this edgy and messy low ponytail that is so easy to do. Lead hairstylist Didier Malige for Rene Furterer called it “glamorous but rebellious.” Didier spilled his five easy steps so we can create the look at home.

STEPS:

1. Starting with clean, damp hair, make a deep side part, then mist sections of hair, focusing on the roots, with Rene Furterer Volumea Volumizing Conditioning Spray, $26.

2. Blowdry hair while tousling with fingers to create volume and texture. (If you have a diffuser attachment, that’ll help prevent frizz.). As you’re blowdrying, spritz a little Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo, $24, as you go, working it through the hair with your fingers. The dry shampoo gives your hair a natural wave and enhances the texture.
3. Tease your hair if you’d like a little bit more volume and height at the crown, but skip if you want a sleeker effect. Then finish off with Rene Furterer Vegetal Finishing Spray, $27, for movement and natural finish.
4. Gather hair in the back to create a low-pony, wrapping it with a thin ponytail holder like Goody’s Black Elastics,$4.
5. Lastly, leave one ear slightly covered an use your your fingers to loosen a few pieces around your face for a messy and roughed-up look.

SLEEK HIGH PONY AT KATE SPADE

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Want a more polished and sophisticated ponytail? We loved this sleek   style from the Kate Spade fashion show, created by lead hairstylist Tommy Buckett for Garnier. It is a great hairstyle for those super busy days when you need a chic look that’ll stay put. Tommy gave us the low-down on how to re-create the look.

STEPS:
1. Apply Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil 5-Action Hair Elixir, $6, to damp hair, then use a large round brush to create a super sleek and shiny blowout.
2.  Next, spritz hair with Garnier Fructis Style Power Hairspray Disorder, $6, (which is actually a men’s hairspray!) to give you hair added grip and ensure it’ll stay in place.
3. Now brush hair back into a high ponytail, with the base at the crown of your head. Tommy’s key tip:  Lean your chin downward as you fasten the elastic around the ponytail to ensure the bottom of it stays sleek and smooth. Tommy actually used a piece of leather to match leather accent pieces of Kate Spade’s collection. Give it another shot of hairspray, then you’re good to go.

March 6, 2014

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