Posts tagged blake lively

Summer Cuts!

We tend to turn to Hollywood for fashion advice and the latest trends. So, why not trust them to try haircuts and styles they’ve previously rocked?  From Blake to Emma and all those lovely styles in between, there’s no reason to take on the rest of the summer with the same ole hair style you dawned last season. Get wild and edgy with a pixie cut like Miss Watson or try a short bob with a beachy-wave like Kiera Knightly. For those of you tartelettes who can’t part with your long locks, try an easy style like Vanessa Hudgens; simple, long and straight. You can also go “au natural” like Blake Lively and flaunt your endless, wavy mane.  Whatever style you choose— wear it with confidence and you’ll be sure to turn heads.

What hair style are you embracing or thinking of trying this August?

xo,

Jen

tarte’s style star of the week: Blake Lively

Sure, she’s probably got a closet full of couture clothes but  it doesn’t take much for Blake to look red carpet ready when it comes to her beauty routine. She keeps it pretty simple with minimal makeup and frames her face with “just stepped off the beach” naturally wavy hair. To obtain a simple beachy look like Blake’s try Bumble and bumble’s surf spray for that sexy windswept style. Blake maintains just the right amount of bronze all year round with an allover dusting of golden light bronzer. To achieve a  sunless and seamless bronzy glow like hers try tarte’s hotel heiress bronzer.  Finish the look with a pop of pink to your lips using tarte’s LipSurgence™ natural matte lip tint in the shade hope.

How does your style compare to Blake Lively’s?

xo,

Jen

 

Meet The Pro: Amy Tagliamonti

It’s time to kick-off our 2011 Meet the Pro. Introducing…Amy Tagliamonti! From a glam look for a premiere to a flawless complexion, Amy can create any look with just a quick swirl of her makeup brush. tarte first started working with Amy a few years ago when she was Makeup Artist Department Head on a little show you might have heard of… Gossip Girl!! Today as she conquers new projects, we’re happy to follow her amazing work and continue to count her as a loyal tarte fan (she has even won an Emmy Award for her fabulous skills!). I had the pleasure of recently catching up with Amy and hearing about what inspires her work. She’s often inspired by nature, an exciting new makeup color, a costume or fashionable outfit, someone’s personality, the time of day, an old movie…and the list goes on! To Amy inspiration is limitless and ever-evolving. That being said I feel inspired just chatting with her! So go ahead and read more of what she has to say when it comes to perfecting some of Hollywood’s famous faces.

xo,

Kristin

Trend Alert!

New York city shoppers are actually itching NOT to shop! Yes it’s true. This little bed bug epidemic happening at some of my favorite retailers is actually keeping my wallet padded in what would typically be my favorite season to splurge. Thanks to cyber space, I can still turn to my favorite sites and celebs for a little inspiration on what’s new & noteworthy this fall.

When I think of tribal, I typically think of summer ikat prints,  fab shoes & satchels. Well, that has changed this season. Knowing that one of my favorite effortless fashionistas, Blake Lively, recently stocked up on natural cheek stain in sunkissed; I took some time to check up on her September wardrobe choices as she promotes her new flick, The Town.  My fave…this fully beaded Marchesa tribal mini dress. The vibrant yellow and sapphire are nothing short of amazing and when it comes to fashion, Blake is spot-on. Tribal for cocktail hour? If it looks anything like this then yes, please!

Blake’s not the only trendsetter. My favorite downtown retailer, LF, just released their fall look book and it seems they too are feeling the tribal vibe for fall. The relaxed, hooded cardigan from their shoot is on the right. I’m loving the muted rustic colors for fall & their twist on a Navajo blanket. NY is a bit cold for shorts; so I would pair this with my favorite skinnies, a House of Harlow 1960 tribal cuff & Blake’s beauty secrets ;)

xo,

Kristin

Pippi Longstylin’

It’s no secret that braids have become the haute hairstyle of choice for celebs and normals alike. I mean, it is nearly impossible to go a whole day without seeing at least one mini-braid cascading across some chicster’s crown. Well, good news for all of you tired of the French-braid halo- the plait has moved down south. From Alexander Wang to Dsquared, the Spring/Summer runways showed plenty of posh pigtails. And stars like Blake Lively, Kate Hudson and Diane Kruger have been rockin’ the queue on the red carpet with regularity.
The messy side braid is super chic because it’s bohemian, but with a sense of flirty innocence. The futuristic feel of the fishtail plait is space-age sleek and sexy. And don’t ever doubt the inherent charm of girly pigtails.
So, when you’re deciding between whatever waves and super-simple straight, get twisted-up instead. Your locks will welcome the chic change ;)

XO,
Amelia