FashionBehind the Scenes: Gettin’ Groovy with Grace

 
Meet Grace, she’s one of our newest models here at LuLu*s, and quickly becoming a fan favorite! I had the opportunity to do a quick shoot with her in front of this rad VW Van parked outside the Lulus.com Office and we had an amazing time. She’s a bubbly litte Taurus with an amazing singing voice and one of the sweetest personalities I’ve ever met. Check out more pictures from our shoot below! 
 
 
 
 
xoxo

CelebrityMaking the Cut: Vidal Sassoon Then and Now


For anyone that has ever sported a bob or a pixie cut, it’s time to pay your respects to the one and only Vidal Sassoon.
The legendary hairstylist passed recently, leaving behind a legacy. Most of us know his name from his many salons hair products, but Sassoon also created famous cuts that helped revolutionize hair into what it is today.
 
       

 

Sassoon made his rise in the 1960s with the “five-point cut” which liberated women from the tyranny of rollers and hairspray, while still looking absolutely chic. His work was inspired by architecture, which is easy to see through his angular styles that frame the face, and models Grace Coddington, Peggy Moffitt, and Nancy Kwan (pictured above) served as Sassoon’s muses and trendsetters.

 

He created the official Mod hairstyle that was worn by Mary Quant and others in Carnaby Street. He was also famously paid $5,000 dollars by Roman Polanski to chop Mia Farrow’s long locks (in front of cameras and reporters) into the pixie cut she sported in Rosemary’s Baby.  
 
Thankfully, the Sassoon effect is here to stay. Sassoon’s famous looks still make the cut with many of our favorite celebrities sporting them. All hail to Vidal Sassoon!
 
 
Model Agyness Deyn and Victoria Beckham looking gorgeous in their favorite Sassoon-inspired cuts.
 

Keira Knightley and Rihanna sporting their signature bobs.

Learn more about Vidal Sassoon from this article and be sure to check out this great documentary!
 

ContestsName the Dress Contest #100! Win $100!

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

Winning Dress Name: Tally Me Banana

$100 Winner: Shelli

This week had a runner-up as well to celebrate our 100th edition:
Bring Out the Zest in Me, submitted by Adalina 

 

DIYDIY: Peter Pan Collar

The Peter Pan collar has become a fashion staple and sometimes it’s tough to find functional pieces with a cute collar attached. We’ve come up with a couple of ways to add a bit of glam to pieces in your own closet! Add one of these darling collars to a favorite top or dress and make any piece look shiny and new. 
Glitter Collar  
Materials Needed:
  • 1 sheet of black felt
  • Glitter (gold, silver, or multicolored glitter work best)
  • ModPodge glue
  • Paint brush
  • Paper cup
  • Ribbon of medium thickness
  • Needle and thread

 

Instructions: 
  1. Cut the felt into a scalloped collar shape.
  2. Carefully cut out the shape and lay it on a flat hard surface. Place some newspaper underneath in case it gets messy.
  3. Mix the ModPodge glue and glitter together in a small paper cup.
  4. Begin painting the mixture onto the collar until all of the felt is covered.
  5. Let it sit overnight and allow the glue to dry completely. Sew two pieces of ribbon onto the top of the collar and tie it in a bow to wear with anything!
Pearly Collar  
Materials Needed: 
  • 1 sheet of white felt
  • 3 assorted sizes of white pearls
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon of medium thickness
  • Needle and thread

 

Instructions:
  1. Cut felt into scalloped collar shape.
  2. Carefully cut out the shape and lay it on a flat, hard surface.
  3. Start from the center and squeeze a tiny amount of glue onto the felt.
  4. Place the pearls on the glue one by one and work your way from the center of the collar outward. Use smaller pearls to fill in the gaps as needed. 
  5. Let it sit overnight and allow the glue to dry completely. Sew two pieces of black ribbon onto the top of the collar and tie it in a pretty bow to wear with your favorite outfit. 

xoxo

MusicAlbum of the Summer: About A Feeling by Summer Heart

 
 
Let’s kick off the summer right with a brand new Indie album by Swedish musician, David Alexander, a.k.a. Summer Heart. This dreamy collection of eight songs has a soft lounge-y vibe with hints of Bossa Nova and an instrumental flow that fares well when looped on “repeat”. If you’re kicking it by the pool, or working your butt off at a summer job, this is the album to get you through and beyond.