Of all the well-styled celebs in Hollywood, Diane Kruger is one of my faves. She always takes risks on the red carpet, which puts her on my best dressed short list. Recently, she’s had several especially memorable looks, from her stunning Met Gala ensemble (her long loose hair was the perfect touch) to her Cannes opening ceremony couture. The A-lister is on a serious sartorial roll, with her latest hit being the breathtaking Nina Ricci number that she wore for today’s Killing Them Softly premiere.
If you’re like us, you really enjoy trying new hairstyles. Whenever we need inspiration, we visit Stephanie Brinkerhoff’s creative and brilliant Utah-based blog, Hair and Makeup By Steph. Brinkerhoff is a hair genius and this week, she’s sharing all her best styling tips, from how to look like you were born with curls to creating perfect waves with your flat iron.
1. Start by creating a deep side part.
2. Starting from your part, curl your hair forward using a 1” to 1 1/2” curling iron.
Model at yesterday’s The Lake & Stars presentation.
The Lake & Stars, the fabulously chic lingerie line, hosted its Fall 2011 presentation yesterday in Chelsea, and aside from making me want to go out and buy myself some high-fashion underthings, it convinced me that this whole messy hair trend is the hot new thing. I asked lead stylist, Maria Kovacs of TIGI, what prompted the deliberately piecey, side-banged coif that the models were rocking. “The concept is sexy in a strong way, sexy for yourself and not for your boyfriend,” said Kovacs, “so we thought about what would still make it look modern and we decided it was all about the texture in the outlying silhouette.” Texture indeed! A pictured doesn’t do these tresses justice, but there wasn’t an ounce of polish or sheen anywhere—which was the intention, Kovacs pointed out. “All of their hair is really rough, none of it is really shiny” she said. “The idea was working products and layering products into their hair to create a matted kind of feel, which is what takes it away from being too retro or old-fashioned.”