FashionBo Stanley: Curvy Icon and Carefree Surfer!

A model and surfer sponsored by Billabong and other surfing brands, Bo Stanley has been featured as Vogue Italia‘s most recent Curvy Icon for her fresh beauty, passion for life and the outdoors, and her embrace of a healthy, natural body.
Here’s how Vogue describes her (yeah, Vogue . . . so cool!):
Her toned, curvy body helps her to compete at the highest levels and is also a perfect synthesis of beauty, health and naturalness. Bo Stanley, who was born and brought up in Carpinteria, is an authentic Californian beauty: a blonde in a bikini, with a curvy, sporty physique and natural charm. It’s a far cry from the stereotype of artificial beauty, the product of the obsession with plastic surgery . . .
Bo has also recently worked with the Healthy Is the New Skinny campaign to help transform negative body images and promote self-acceptance for natural beauty and healthy living. Such a cool project – you can check it out onFacebook, too.
Just from her pictures, Bo seems like the kind of girl you’d want to hang out with all the time. Check out her blog and her website, and I think you’ll find she’s just as cool as she is beautiful.

BeautyHair How-To: Sock Curls

Today is an exciting day in LuLu*s beauty land! The amazingly talented Mindy of Adopt a ‘Do:  Cute Girls Hairstyles has agreed to showcase a special hairstyle designed with all you LuLu*s girls in mind!
 
Now, if you haven’t heard of Cute Girls Hairstyles, then let me introduce you. With the help of her six beautiful children (two of them are adopted!), Mindy launched the highly-successful Cute Girls Hairstyles website in late 2008 and her subsequent YouTube channel a year later.  While her hairstyle tutorials started as a simple hobby to share with friends, they have now been viewed online over 66 million times in nearly every country worldwide . . . equaling more than 5.5 million hours, back to back! 
 
And, she’s got creds to boot: she is currently ranked as one of the top 150 women on YouTube and ranks #96 “Most Subscribed (All Time) – Guru” with over 185,000 subscribers. Cute Girls Hairstyles has received local, national, and global attention through various media outlets including a channel feature on YouTube’s homepage, regular appearances on local TV talk shows, and a recent appearance on ABCNews’ 20/20.
 
With that in mind, here is your hair tutorial! Per your votes last week, we’ve decided to feature the 
 
This is such a cute look, and Mindy claims it only takes five minutes. Yeah, five minutes. Soooo much better than spending hours with the curling iron frying your hair to death. And so, without further ado, gather your supplies!

What You Need

  • Brush
  • Rat-tail Comb
  • Water Bottle
  • Curl Enhancer Cream
  • 4 Men’s Socks
  • Hairspray
 
And now, watch the awesome tutorial! (Check out Mindy’s shout-out banner at the beginning – showing some LuLu*s love!)
 

 
Here are the steps she’s provided, in case you need a little extra help:
 
Step 1:  Now, you want to start with dry hair. Then gently spritz the hair with a water spray bottle. You will want the hair to be slightly damp, but not wet. (Note:  If you do this directly out of the shower, your curls will likely not hold when you take out the socks.  It is important that you start out with dry hair.)
 
Step 2:  Then  grab a section of hair from the top of the head and roll the hair around the sock until you reached close to the scalp. Then tie the sock. Do the same for the back-lower hair, as well as one each on the sides of the head. That makes a total of 4 tied socks.  
 
(Note:  If you are worried about the socks becoming loose or untying, you can sleep with a silk scarf over the hair.)
 
Step 3:  After a good night’s sleep, you are ready to take out the socks. Simply unroll them in the opposite direction of how you rolled them, shake the curls out at the roots, and ta-da!
You will be amazed at how easy this hairstyle is, and how wonderful your curls will look after using only socks!
 
 
What is so great about hairstyles like this is that you can get absolutely gorgeous curls by using zero heat… and you do not have to spend 30 minutes putting in curlers, etc, the night before. We simply used a brush, 4 men’s socks, a spray bottle with water, a little curl enhancer and hairspray {if desired}… all taking less than five minutes to complete.  
 
(P.S. If you want to add in the braids shown in the picture at top, check out Mindy’s Pancake Braid Tutorial.)
 
Want more from Mindy and her lovely family? Check out their website, friend them on Facebook or Twitter, share them on Pinterest, or watch some more videos!

 

FashionStore Haus: Constance Jablonski for Vogue Latin America

Even if you don’t enjoy grocery shopping, you’re about to get swept down the aisle with model Constance Jablonski as she peruses over pineapples and carries on with the cabbages. Purple prints (like Dolce & Gabbana’s eggplant dress) create a pastel frenzy that camouflages well within busy grocery aisles and produce stands. Jean Francois Campos photographs.
 
 

ContestsName the Dress Contest #86

The contest has ended. Be sure to enter again next week!

Winning dress name: Kaleido-Scope Me Out

Winner: Kelly U.


FashionDo You Pose?

Do you ladies Pose? Don’t know what we are talking about? We are talking about our new fav social media site dedicated to fashion and what you’re wearing. It’s like if pintrest, fashion, and instagram had a child, it would be Pose.  
 
 
 
Along with updating about everything fashion related (nails, shoes, clothes, you name it) You can also link POse to your Facebook Timeline to show all your friends what mad swag you have! Below is a screencap of the feed from your desktop, but in our opinion, we love Pose more via the mobile app!
 
 
 Ready to join? Click on one of the icons below to get Pose for your phone today! And don’t forget to follow Lulus!
 
           
 
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