Category: Advice

FashionModel Off Duty: Frida Gustavsson

Frida Gustavsson closeup photo

I want to introduce you to one of my favorite up-and-coming models: Frida Gustavsson. This 17-year-old, 5’11” Stockholm native is a self-proclaimed geek, but is a natural on both the runway and on film. In January, she walked for Valentino, Armani Privé, Elie Saab, Christian Dior, and Chanel in spring couture shows in Paris.

Frida is not only a force on the runway, but also off. Below are some example of her laid back, but chic, style.

Want to recreate Frida’s free and easy style? Lulus.com can help with these key items:

Fair Ladies Blazer Guard Rail Denim Shorts Glam Rock Handbag Chelsea Crew Holly Black Summer in the City Oxford

Images of Frida courtesy of altamira

FashionA Certified Cinderella

With busy days full of stress and concerns over school, work, relationships or a number of other things, life may seem like anything but a fairy tale.

But let’s remember: Cinderella didn’t always have it easy. She was, after all, forced to live in the attic with a gaggle of mice (albeit cute mice) as her only companions.

Like Cinderella, it takes a little special care to make a girl feel more pampered and pretty. Well, Lulu*s is here as your fairy godmother, offering you some cute, Cinderella inspired finds to help you face whatever life throws at you. Prince optional.

 

A trio of magic is found with the strapless and ruffled Glass Slippers Top, named such as it would go great with a pair of glass slippers. For a more comfy and casual version, try the sparkling Chinese Laundry Northern Lites Smoke Jelly Flat to light up your every step. To top it all off, our With a Twist Headband is nothing short of whimsical.

Now all you need is a sweet ride…

Photo found via Obliteratedheart

FashionTrend to Try: Jean Shorts + Tights

With spring fast approaching, shorty shorts are hitting the shelves left and right. I put on a pair the other day and decided it was still too breezy outside and by far too early to be showing so much pale winter skin.

That’s when I was inspired to pair my favorite black opaque tights with last summer’s denim shorts.

The combination is so wonderfully simple. What better way to safely transition from chilly winter weather to fresh and sunny spring mornings?

The expert bloggers pictured here have mastered the whole jean short/tight pairing. I love it best with cut-off shorts or those with a cuffed hem. Paired with a loose top and a crisp blazer or crop jacket, the look is perfectly pulled together.

For footwear, try ankle booties or flats. Also, the addition of a long, chunky necklace adds the perfect finishing touch.

Photos (from left to right) courtesy of: Obliteratedheart, Kendra Amy Allen, Sterling Style, Kansas Couture, Denimology

BeautyHair Inspiration: Dita Von Teese

I am in love with the seemingly effortless glamour and flirty waves of Dita Von Teese’s hair style in the above pic. Inspired by hair of the 1940′s, Dita has perfected this look on her own, which in turn, inspired me to give it a try.

Dita recently tweeted on her Twitter page that she uses “Hot rollers in small+med sizes,” and sometimes “iron+clips” in order to set her hair into retro glam waves. I found the perfect YouTube tutorial which goes over how to style and set the rollers to achieve a similar look.

Now all I need are some good hot rollers. Any suggestions?

BeautyFast and Glamorous: The Simple Chignon

If you’re like me, rainy weather has you neglecting any attempts at hair styling and sporting a variety of caps all week instead. Now, while hats can be fun, it’s nice to change up your look every now and then. But while there’s so much moisture in the air, I find it pointless to spend time blow-drying and straightening when it’s all going to end up a frizzy mess.

That’s where the classic chignon comes in extremely handy.

A low bun pulled to the side of the head, a chignon is a simple style that can be as glammed up or as casual as you wish. I prefer it loosely gathered and pulled slightly off center. Add any clips or accessories, red lipstick, and those rainy days won’t look so daunting after all.