Steal the Celebrity Style
Want to look like your favourite stars or at least know what style they’re sporting? We check out who’s wearing what and show you how you can channel a little DIY celeb style.
The Ballet Bun
The bun has been a runway regular for the past two seasons, and celebs are now rocking it with pride, all-be-it in varying forms. At “The Hills” wrap party, Whitney Port opted for an ultra-chic updo perched on the highest part of her crown, and Kim Kardashian worked downtown style with a messy topknot. But you know it’s fashion gospel when Victoria Beckham dabbles in the trend; she was spotted at Net-a-porter.com’s 10th birthday bash with an elegant bun at the nape of her neck.
This is a relatively simple look to replicate. Brush your hair back off your face and tie into a ponytail on the top part of your crown, base of your neck or to the side -- just behind your ear. Backcomb to add texture and swirl the ponytail around the base, securing with grips as you work your way around. For additional hold, spray a generous amount of hair spray to lock in stray strands.
The beautiful and bold alike have been inspired by Miuccia Prada’s spring/summer 2010 wet-look orange lips and are braving the look on and off the red carpet. Pop princess Pixie Lott often vamps up her angelic style with a slick of orange lipstick, and retro chanteuse Paloma Faith packs a tropical punch with her coiffed red hair and matte chili-coloured lippie. Renee Zellweger and “Mad Men” actress January Jones keep their eye makeup natural to let the acid-bright hue do all the talking.
Lipstick novices should trace lips with lip liner first to define and prevent smudging. Apply a coral lip colour, preferably with a lip brush and layer with an ultra-shiny orange lip gloss for a knockout pout.
We may be living in the stealth-wealth era, but the stars are still flashing their cash -- and this time it’s on statement talons. Stars are taking manicures to a whole new level.
Across the pond, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Serena Williams are all huge fans of metallic and gem-coloured nails. And it doesn’t draw the line at cheetah prints and decadent embellishment -- slogans are de rigeur too.In London, creative nail salon WAH Nails also uses Minx and provides retro and avant-garde nail art for discerning celeb clients, such as Daisy Lowe and MIA. Our favourite WAH design is the fierce pink-and-grey leopard-print manicure to achieve a sprinkling of star style.
Lara Myall has over seven years’ experience in the fashion industry, and has contributed to a variety of publications for such companies as Conde Nast and Express Newspapers and Magazines.