BeautyMonday Hair Flair: Five Ways to Rescue Bad Hair Days

Bad hair day? Running late?
I hear ya. That’s pretty much me every day. So, in honor of my perpetual lateness to everything under the sun, I’ve decided to put together a little review session for all you lovely ladies on how to survive bad hair on a day when you have no time to fix it.
Here we go!
Option 1:  Put on a hat. Ta-da! Invest in a couple of different styles that make you feel cute and don’t give you a headache after a couple of hours. Try a beanie, a fedora, a big floppy, or, in a pinch, your sweetie’s baseball cap!
Option 2:  Can’t wear a hat to work? Slip on a headband. The great thing about headbands is that they instantly make you look classy and polished. Take it from Miss Bardot:
The process:  Run a little anti-frizz cream through your hair, tease the top layer of your hair a little bit, and slip it on. (Time? Less than a minute!)
Option 3: Fix up the front. One of the easiest ways to look like you tried without actually doing much work is to spend two seconds doing your bangs. Grab your blow dryer or straightener and blast the front pieces smooth to form some soft pieces around the sides of your face. Then, throw the rest of your hair into a messy bun at the side or the back. Don’t have bangs? Sleek all of your hair back to the back, throw on some black eyeliner and lipstick, and rock your bad self for the day!
Optional:  Add a scarf or bandana and some chic shades!
Option 4: Braid the night before. If you know you’re a late person in general, or that you’re going to have a crazy day the next day, then throw your hair into a french braid the night before. Again, rub a little anti-frizz cream through your hair to prevent minimal pillow damage, and then put it in a fairly tight braid (a lot will loosen in the night). In the morning, unbraid and let it flow! Throw in some cute clips if you want.
Option 5:  Braid in the morning. In following with Option 4, the braid is a great choice for bad/quick hair days. Messy is in, so it definitely doesnt have to be perfect. Try it to the side for a little casual glam, or leave it loose in back.

Note:  all of these style work SO much better when paired with dry shampoo. Every girl should have a can of this stuff — simply spray on roots and greasy bits, rub in with your fingers, and ta-da! Insta volume and the greasy is gone! Make sure you get an invisible one that doesn’t leave any white residue. There are different kinds of dry shampoo for different kinds of hair, so you may have to try a few to get one that works with your hair. 
 I hope this helps! However, I’m sure there are many, many other ways to survive bad hair day. Got your own solution? Post your tips in the comments below! 

ContestsName the Dress Contest #39!!! Good Luck!!!

When: This new unnamed and adorable dress needs to be named to be put online tomorrow evening!! (see above picture for this weeks’ dress)!

What: Monday through Tuesday by 5:00 PM PST enter your idea for a name for the dress presented! The winner will be announced tomorrow evening when the product goes up online!! 

Where: Enter to win (as many times as you’d like!!) on our blog by leaving a comment with your name idea below.

PrizeYour name on a dress on and a $50 Gift Card!!!

MusicMonday Music Must: Nanna Øland Fabricius of Oh Land

Are you ready to be entranced?

The other day a wondrous surprise arrived via a Nylon Magazine email featuring an artist that I’d never heard of before. I simply clicked play on the video they had posted and when a woman’s voice rang out I found myself wrapped in a trance that barely broke when the song ended. I immideately googled the name on the video, Oh Land, and found that Nanna Øland Fabricius was the voice and the brain behind this beautiful song. 

The Oh Land tracks sound as if someone mixed Lykke Li with a more mature woman/musician. Nanna Øland Fabricius describes her music; “I think that Oh Land has a unique landscape all on its own.  I strive to make the possibilities endless and to have all the senses collide in to a language on their own.”

“I wanted my new album to strike a balance between the big city and nature,” she explains, “because they’re both pulling me in different directions all the time.  I live and grow in the eye of the storm.” – Nanna Øland Fabricius

For the finale, I thought you should all listen to “Sun of  a Gun” which incorporates some extremely creative set design as well as song composition. 

Oh Land “Sun of a Gun” from Oh Land Music on Vimeo.

FashionLaurie’s Loves: The Beautiful Briny!

 From the very first color in bubbly blue, I’ve been pretty much obsessed with the Beautiful Briny tops.  
I love them for a multitude of reasons, but here are my top three:
1. They’re satiny soft, so I pretty much want to wear them every day.
2. They’re uber long, so they can be worn as as a tunic or will just not ride up on giants like me.
3. They’re so colorful! It’s like wearing a jewerly box on your body without looking gaudy.
Another great thing about these tops is that they can be easily dressed up or down. As you can see from the looks above, our models are wearing them with skirts and shorts — casual and dressy. Either way, they instantly make an outfit looks classy and tailored.
The amazing writer/blogger/stylist extraordinaire Sienna photographed me in my favorite Beautiful Briny color: Blue!
(She also picked out the Zad Krauncha Peacock Feather Earrings you see in the pic. How sweet are these? I had to get a pair.)
In case you need a little musical inspiration while picking out your favorite color (or ordering all four!), here’s a clip from the movie that started it all:

Happy swimming, er, shopping!

FashionKylie Minogue Styled by Dolce & Gabbanna!

Ever wonder what it’s like to be styled by not just one, but TWO brilliant designers?

Kylie Minogue is a seasoned diva who’s reached the stars and is now headed for the outerlying galaxies in her Aphrodite “Les Foiles” world tour this year. Clad head to toe in sparkling, feathered, shining, transparent, and golden numbers designed specially for her by Dolce & Gabbana themselves, Minogue is living out every little girl’s dream. 

Above, lounging about with the world renowned designers and flaunting her new oufit, as well as her lovely stems, this woman really knows how to shine!


It is this golden corset (above) that is the base of almost all of her outfits. What a great stylistic choice made by Dolce & Gabbanna for this tour. Without a doubt Kylie Minogue, has to change outfits many, many times throughout every set. This way, she just throws pieces over her gold corset for dramatic effect. See the video below for a behind the scenes of her fittings.

You can tell from the way she interacts with the costumes, that Kylie Minogue is a true performer, so at ease with her body and its movements.

Anyone going to see her perform for the Aphrodite “Les Foiles” tour?