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Julia Roberts brings her star power to Givenchy

Givenchy creative director, Riccardo Tisci is pulling in the star power yet again, this time in the guise of the Pretty Woman herself, Julia Roberts.

Roberts posed for Givenchy’s S/S 15 campaign and looks every inch the star she is in the spread — powerful, elegant and naturally stunning. The label offered up a statement explaining the pairing (as if we needed an explanation) that read: ”Julia Roberts, international icon on and off screen, is the perfect match for Givenchy’s code of modernity. That is why Riccardo Tisci and photographers Mert (Alas) & Marcus (Piggott) shot Julia Roberts in her most signature Givenchy pieces: she appears wearing the boxy jacket, the classic lace shirt, and the woman’s tuxedo dress.”

Tisci’s rolodex is impressive to be sure, and he’s not shy about pulling in the celebs to boost his brand — most recently Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Ciara, Kanye — but this ‘A’-lister is a definite coup.

 

 

 

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Keratin: Your Answer To Straight, Shiny Hair


As your rifling through the recent ad campaigns of Missoni, Prada, Versace, Valentino, Gucci, and Givenchy, you’ll notice that stick straight hair is a thing for spring. So in the spirit of sweet emulation, let’s review the merits of keratin treatments without all the formaldehyde fear-mongering.

Today’s keratin treatments are a whole new ball game from the big backlash to the Brazilian Blowout in ’09. In fact, there are many formulas that actually are formaldehyde free. Of the ones that aren’t, the level of formaldehyde produced during the treatment is relatively low and safe.

Here’s how it works: Your hair is made of keratin, so in order to smooth out the surface of your hair follicles, more keratin is applied with a heat process until it sticks, making hair shinier, helping to prevent breakage, and even releasing curls and waves. And if the later isn’t your thing, keratin treatments comes in formulations that vary according to the result you want. Curly, but with less frizz? They can do that. Nary a wave and shinier than gold? They can do that too. The trick is finding a stylist who offers a wide variety of keratin formulations and is seasoned in the process.

During the process, your stylist combs the keratin formula into your hair, leaves it on to fully coat the strands, and then flat irons your hair to seal it in. Today’s formula’s don’t require yesterday’s 72 hour wait to wash policy, but be sure to ask, just in case. Then it’s up to you. If you want the results to last, you can switch to a sulfate-free shampoo—most cleansers that sud will likely strip your hair of the keratin you just applied—and staying away from chlorine and salt water is likely a good idea too.

Keratin treatments are still fairly pricey— as in between $200 – $600 a pop. But if you’re pining for the frizz free hair of your dreams and can deal with the fact that keratin does eventually rinse out—most treatments last between 8 weeks to 6 months—then this just might be the answer.

 

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2014 Trends: A Stick Straight Spring

Elizabeth Olsen for Miu Miu

From Lady Gaga for Versace to Elizabeth Olsen for Miu Miu (and nearly every other haute couture ad campaign in between) — we’re going to call Spring 2014 the season of stick straight hair.

So far 10 of this Spring’s designer ad campaigns have doled out a bevy of beauties sporting shiny, long, and seriously straight hair. Valentino, Givenchy, Gucci, Prada, Missoni — the heavy hitters are heavily into slick, simple styles that aren’t so simple to pull off without a natural heady of silky straight strands.

It seems that spring is going to be rife with flyaway sprays, flat irons, and blow dryers and stock up on the deep conditioners! Here’s our evidence!

Christy Turlington for Missoni

Lady Gaga for Versace

Gucci

Prada

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Trends: Mad for metallics

Wallflowers will have a heck of a time getting any attention this season, as metallics march their way into the wardrobes of tres chic “it” girls like Kate Bosworth, Cara Delevingne, Alexa Chung, and Kate Moss — and then steadily make their way into everyone else’s closets.

Alexa Chung

The holiday’s are a great time to pull-on a little extra gilding, and with the S/S 14 collections of such fashion darlings as Proenza Schouler, Altuzarra, Lanvin, and Givenchy featuring silver, bronze, and gold gilt jackets, skirts, and looks from designers are dominating F/W looks — and metallics seem to be leading the pack!

Cara Delevingne

 

 

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Must Have: Loving The Luxe Sweatshirt

Let’s give a resounding “thank you” to the taste-makers for this one — the fashion sweatshirt is here.

No need to reserve this comfy, cozy, stay-at-home staple for lazy Sundays when heavy-hitters like Givenchy, Kenzo, Rebecca Minkoff, and Matthew Williamson are all offering up a decidedly haute take on the sweatshirt.  Peppered with flowers, pop art, and a variety of lithographs, the luxe sweatshirt is a great way to bring weekend casual directly to the week-long grind, by paired it with skinny pants, an envelope mini, or a full skirt.  This must-have winter 2013 trend is already a fave with it-girls Jessica Alba, Gisele Bundchen, and Cara Delevingne — here’s some inspiration on how to pull-off the sweatshirt pull-over.

 

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