Hayden Panettiere Debuts Bangs In Time For Fall
Fall is fast approaching and Nashville star Hayden Panettiere hasn’t wasted any time in prepping her post-summer look. Last night at a tapping of David Letterman’s Late Show, the actress stepped out with sleek hair and dramatic new fringe. An easy way to shake things up and transition your summer cut, bangs are great once the weather gets a little cooler (it’s no fun at all having hair sticking to your forehead when it’s hot and steamy outside).
Panettiere paired her new ‘do with a long sleeve Alexander McQueen mini and a kicky pair of bright red boots. The overall effect was striking and definitely very tough-girl chic.
While we’re sad to leave sundresses and beachy waves behind, the actress’ new style has us excited for the changing seasons. Would you consider getting bangs?
(Photo by: Richie Buxo/Splash News/Corbis)
Top 7 Best Dressed at the 2013 Oscars
This year’s Oscars have been a parade of surprises—and not in the way you’d think. From minimal color to minimal volume to minimal jewelry, the red carpet was ruled by neutrals and bare shoulders. While there were certainly a few over-the-top gowns, the fashions erred more on the side of demure femininity. Here are our top six favorite looks—and we want to hear yours too!
- Jennifer Lawrence in Dior: We’re not ranking our picks, but if we had to vote for best dressed it would go hands down to the Silver Linings Playbook star. The pale pink, delightfully poofy gown set off her pale complexion perfectly. And can we talk about the delicate jewels draped down her back? Amazing.
- Naomi Watts in Armani: This memorable sparkler definitely has the coolest neckline we’ve seen in a while. We’re thrilled that Watts wore her hair up to show off the dress’ geometric lines.
- Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture: This fitted white peplum stunner highlights every single one of the actress’ features, especially her supershort haircut. You are a vision, Charlize.
- Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen: Halters are hard to pull off but the Les Misérables star looked radiant in her beaded number.
- Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive: Redheads take note: Nude is definitely your color. Our jaws dropped when we saw the Zero Dark Thirty star hit the red carpet. Chastain’s retro waves and red lipstick made her look like the epitome of Hollywood glamour.
- Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta: Uhhhh. Princess gowns at the Oscars are amazing. Princess gowns made by Oscar de la Renta are even better. This powder blue frock is beyond dreamy.
- Jennifer Hudson Roberto Cavalli Couture: Sleeves, baby!The singer stunned in form-fitting navy blue, proving that you can be sexy and covered up at the same time.
For more Oscars fun, check out our Pinterest board with all of the evening’s looks.
Top: Alexander McQueen, $325, SOLSTICEsunglasses.com; Bottom: Gucci, $220, SOLSTICEsunglasses.com
When it comes to sunglasses, we are pretty picky. We’ve tried on enough pairs to know that certain styles really do look better on certain face shapes and not all shades are created equal. But we had the chance to sit down with a true expert, Eden Wexler from Solstice, who has been in the business for twelve years and done fittings on over 10,000 celebrities. Whoa. From whether or not to wear sunglasses at night to buying shades off the street, she cleared things up for us. (And now we know we’re justified in our preference for Ray-Ban, Gucci, Balenciaga, and the like.)
What are some guidelines for finding the best sunglasses for your face?
Generally you want to pick sunglasses that are slightly opposite of your face shape to give you balance. So for instance, if you have a very round face, you don’t want to pick a round shape because that will just enhance your overall roundness. Instead, you’ll want something that’s going to be a little bit more squared off or rectangular. Honestly, I don’t feel like there are any hard and fast rules because it really is so dependent on your features.
Why shouldn’t you buy shades on the street?
I always suggest that you never buy your sunglasses on the street because your eyes are obviously your most important accessory and you want to make sure that you really are getting the proper protection. The glasses that are sold on the street, you have no idea what you’re getting. You should really just buy sunglasses from a reputable retailer that has done the proper testing and gotten the proper clearances and approvals from the FDA and so on.
Is it harmful to wear sunglasses indoors or at night?
Yes, because you’re straining your eyes. Your eyes are meant to be able to see in a brighter light, so if you are shading them and you’re already in a dark environment, it’s just straining them.
What’s your favorite new trend this season?
I’ve been begging designers to bring back the cat eye for years. I’m so happy it’s finally here because it’s a silhouette that we haven’t seen in a very long time. I’ve been with the company over twelve years now, and we haven’t been doing cat eye since I’ve been here.
Don’t forget to nourish your eye area with a rich moisturizer like Pangea Organic’s Eye Cream.