10 MUST-SEE LOOKS FROM THE GOLDEN GLOBES 2014 RED CARPET

There were so many interesting looks on the Golden Globes red carpet this year with some better looks featuring more classic cuts and vibrant colors. Some of these looks were absolutely faultless, but others, not so much.

Here is a run-down of our looks that made the cut:

1. CAITLIN FITZGERALD IN EMILIA WICKSTEAD: We absolutely love the classic retro look  from the Emilia Wickstead Spring 2014 collection. The fabric texture and hemline are perfect and Caitlin pulled it off beautifully.

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2. CATE BLANCHETT IN ARMANI PRIVE: Cate looks every inch the queen she plays on-screen  in this classic cut lace dress from Armani Couture.

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3. JENNIFER LAWRENCE IN CHRISTIAN DIOR: This was definitely a must-see look from the Golden Globes 2014 and not in a good way. Absolutely bad styling from top to bottom. We love you Jennifer but we think you should explore other designers after this epic fail!

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4. KATE BECKINSALE IN ZUHAIR MURAD: this beautiful chrome colored mermaid dress from the top designer is perfect for Kate and fits her like an armor, literally!

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5. MARGOT ROBBIE IN GUCCI: The cut and tailoring of this dress from Gucci is perfectly chic and sophisticated with just the right amount of sexy thrown in the mix. The crystal placements on the sleeves and waist gave it the extra lift needed for the red carpet.

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6. JENNA DEWAN TATUM IN ROBERTO CAVALLI: Jenna looked absolutely beautiful in her Roberto Cavalli signature print strapless black and white dress and her hair and make up? Flawless! Related Article: Preview Roberto Cavalli SS14 Womenswear Collection

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7. MICHELLE DOCKERY IN OSCAR DE LA RENTA: Another of the beautiful dresses featuring the high-low silhouette on the red carpet, this gold flecked and sequins structured dress from Oscar de la Renta is the picture of elegance.

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8. ZOE SALDANA IN PRABAL GURUNG: the cut and petal placement on this dress is a sweet mixture of fashion forward yet wearable. Prabal Gurung is definitely one designer to watch this year.

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9. SANDRA BULLOCK IN PRABAL GURUNG: There were a few controversies surrounding this dress, mostly bad reviews from top fashion blogs. However, we think this dress is exquisite and so many details normally overlooked such as underlay and color placement were taken into consideration. Sandra Bullock definitely looked every inch the star she truly is.

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10. TAYLOR SWIFT IN CAROLINA HERRERA: Taylor Swift looked timeless in this black and fuchsia combo from Carolina Herrera.

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View the list of the Golden Globe 2014 award winners HERE

Love this picks or not? Please share your thoughts.

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6 BEST CURL DEFINERS FOR NATURALLY CURLY, MIXED RACE AND COILY HAIR

There are many curl definers out there but which actually work for curly-haired girls who would love their curls to pop?

Here is a rundown of the best curl definers for super curly type 3/4 hair according to our survey by popularity :

1. Kinky-Curly Curling Custard

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PRICE: N4300 ($25.00) via olori.com.ng

Biggest Pro: It defines curls beautifully without giving hair that stiff feeling that comes with regular styling gels and it smells great.

Biggest Con: It’s more expensive than other curl definers , works best on longer hair and leaves white residue when combined with products that are not in the Kinky-Curly Hair Product line.

2.Eco Styler Styling Gel

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PRICE: N1250 ($7.23) via olori.com.ng

Biggest Pro: This gel is great for shorter or more tightly curled hair plus it is affordable and comes in various combination options to suit your hair needs.

Biggest Con: It hardens after application and can make hair stiff if not applied correctly.

3. Curls Unleashed™ Curl Defining Crème

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PRICE: N3500 ($20.23) via olori.com.ng

Biggest Pro: This product defines curly hair with little or no shrinkage and gives great shine.

Biggest Con: Not recommended for more tightly curled hair and takes too long to dry.

4. Shea Butter Miracle Bouncy Curls Pudding

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PRICE: N1750 ($10.12) via olori.com.ng

Biggest Pro:  This product has great moisturizing properties and contains effective ingredients for the price if you ignore the silicone.

Biggest Con: The hold is too light and greatly recommended for relaxed or transitioning hair.

5. Jessicurl Confident Coils Styling Solution

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PRICE: N3450 ($19.94) via olori.com.ng

Biggest Pro: This versatile product can be used on its own or as a setting lotion and the lightweight non-greasy formulation is great when fighting frizz.

Biggest Con: The ingredients contained in this product dries hair out with a lot of visible hair shrinkage after use.

6.Shea Moisture Organic Curl Enhancing Smoothie 

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PRICE: N3400 ($19.65) via olori.com.ng

Biggest Pro: 100% natural products that moisturizes and defines curls with little manipulation and minimal product usage.

Biggest Con: The heavy combination of ingredients leaves hair sticky and weighed down with a lot of build up.

PREVIEW: ROBERTO CAVALLI SS14 READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION- WOMENSWEAR

The high-end designer, Roberto Cavalli has launched a preview for his new Spring-Summer 2014 collection inspired by elements from Asian, Middle-Eastern and African cultures.

OUT OF THE READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION:

This collection inspired by Indian embroideries, African colors and traditional Japanese paintings evident in the bold prints, patterns and structure highlight the gracefulness and sophistication of the feminine form.

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LONG SLEEVE SWEATER AND SKIRT

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LEATHER OUTWEAR AND 3/4 PANTS

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LONG SLEEVE SHIRT AND 3/4 PANTS

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TOP AND 3/4 PANTS

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LONG SLEEVE SHIRT AND LEATHER SKIRT

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LONG SLEEVE SHIRT AND 3/4 PANTS

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LONG SLEEVE SHIRT AND PANTS

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LONG SLEEVE SWEATER

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SHORT KAFTAN AND 3/4 PANTS

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LONG SLEEVE JACKET AND 3/4 PANTS

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LONG SLEEVE SWEATER AND 3/4 PANTS

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SLIPPERS

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OUR VERDICT: 

Wear-ability: The pieces in this collection are absolutely wearable and will suit anyone from a high-fashion model to the average woman . Score: 9/10

Tailoring: The fit, cut and length of the pieces in this collection are quite apt and can with comfort. Score: 7.5/10

Fabric Choice: The print fabric choice seems to be very in-trend this 2014 . Score: 7/10 because a lot of beautiful print fabrics were seen in 2013.

Originality: We will give the Roberto Cavalli SS14 Collection a Score: 5/10 as a lot of similar designs have been seen both on and off the runway in earlier years.

Do you agree with our verdict? Please share.

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DARE TO BE INSPIRED! THE 2014 LIMITED EDITION CALENDER FROM MAYBELLINE

Maybelline  has once again dazzled us by introducing the limited edition calender inspired by ‘retro’ and ‘futuristic’ make up trends created by the Maybelline Global Makeup Artist, Charlotte Willer and is inspired by daring, confident and fearless women who have impacted in the drugstore beauty giant’s history.

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The spokeswomen for this year include Emily Didonato, Kemp Muhl, Julia Stegner, Jessica White, Charlotte Free, and Erin Wasson. 

Did Maybelline dazzle you once again or not so much?

Photography by Kenneth Willardt.

PLEASE VISIT MAYBELLINE.COM FOR MORE

COVERGIRLS ELLEN AND LATIFAH WIN PEOPLE’S CHOICE 2014 AWARDS

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The celebrity reps Ellen DeGeneres and Queen Latifah for the Cover-girl Make-up line targeted at celebrating the beauty of real women,  were honored yesterday at the People’s choice award ceremony which took place at the Nokia Theater in Los-Angeles, California. They each took home the awards for Favorite Daytime TV Host and Favorite New Talk Show Host .

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5 TOP STREET FASHION TRENDS OF 2013

 

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Ever wondered what the best fashion trends of 2013 were? Here are some runway to high-street trends that had us buzzing:

1. SHORT SUITS:

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2013 marked the emergence of this style trend greatly inspired by Coco Chanel’s luxury suits with a much more wearable twist for work or day-time occasion.

2. EAR CUFFS:

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We are absolutely smitten with this edgy yet cool trend. Ear cuffs give the illusion of faux piercings which is great for fashion lovers who want the look but who aren’t willing to go ahead with real piercings.

3. BOLD PRINTS:

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Peter Pilotto Spring-Summer 2013

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Growing on us as we were exposed to the versatility and character of this fabric, this bold trend was seen both on and off the runway in 2013 and included African Print, Plaid, Check, Stripes, Animal Print etc.

4. MULTI FINGER RINGS:

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Made popular by celebrities such as Rihanna, Miley Cyrus etc, the multi-finger ring is predicted to be here a long time.

5. BODY-CON DRESSES:

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As seen on ASOS

A better variation of the Bandage Dress in our opinion. The Bodycon dress was created with the female body in mind, hence, perfect for the chic lady who wants to keep it sexy but classy, making it one hot trend that we absolutely cannot get enough of.

These are definitely trends worth keeping…or not? Please share your comments.