Want to look like your favourite stars? We check out who’s wearing what and show you how you can channel a little DIY celeb style
12 NOVEMBER 2010
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.
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Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian
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.
Paloma Faith and Pixie Lott
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. Nail Bling 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.
Katy Perry and Lady Gaga
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.