Inspired by: Marie Antoinette


I’m not sure why, but the other day, I could not stop thinking about Marie Antoinette, the Sophia Coppola film with Kirsten Dunst.

I dragged Billy along to the theater to see this film when it came out in 2006, and I was disappointed at the time by the film itself, but my oh my, the fashion! The Hair! The Makeup! The Colors! The Desserts! It was a feast for the eyes, and I am now reliving the beauty, years later, and it is way better the second time around! I borrowed the DVD from my local library, and really paid attention to the details, the story line, the costuming, hair and makeup. It really is a nice film, but such a tragic story for Marie. I would hate to be married off to a man I’ve never met, taken to a foreign country, stripped of all my earthly possessions because they do not belong in the new court, live in a loveless marriage for years, criticized, watched, made into a new person, all to fit a model of what someone else thinks is right for the Queen of France.

I loved the food in this film! So. many. desserts. YUM!

Oh the sparkles! Oh the fun!

The makeup and hair were stunning! Look at this, gorgeous!

Oh, la la!

I think I am going to dress as Marie Antoinette for Halloween this year. What? It’s never too early to start thinking about Halloween! It’s my favorite time of the year (Autumn), and I love candy, dressing up, and fun parties!

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Whiskey Tears Official trailer


In the summer of 2008, so 2 years ago now, I was given a unique and wonderful opportunity to be the Key Hair stylist for a short independent film. Element 151, a San Jose based production company, wrote, directed and produced this 15 minute video about a group of rockabilly 20 somethings who are the kings and queens of their own little world. Everybody knows their names at the dive bars they frequent, they have cool custom bikes, and with they know that with the right friends, every night can feel like 2am. This is the official trailer for the film, check out the glorious colors, the crispness of the video and the fun hair! Also check out photos from the set below the video. Enjoy!

2010 Oscar’s red carpet hair styles


So it looks like my predictions for wavy, natural textured hair were wrong! I saw so many sleek styles, low tight buns, and smooth, smooth hair. There were only a few headbands or jeweled hair pieces and brooches. I also saw quite a few “dated” styles, which I feel were popular in the late 90’s and early 00’s. As for dresses, gold was the way to go tonight! Here are my notes from tonight’s 82nd Academy Awards red carpet. I found pictures too!

Anna Hendricks- wearing pale pink, has the low loose hairdo I predicted!!

Zoe Saldana- cool jewel crusted bodice on an ugly lavender dress with ruffle bottom. Looped ponytail bun with height on top.

Nicole Richie- terrible long sleeve floor length gown in striped beaded gun metal with a low draped back. Hair in high tight pulled back bun.

Vera Farmiga- gorgeous pleated ruffle cranberry colored dress. Hair had weird wing like front bang area, and caught at nape of neck in a bun.

Maggie Gyllenhall- cute blue patterned dress, clean pulled back with a little height and close to the head pinned curls in back. A very pretty jeweled brooch as adornment.

Elizabeth Banks- gun metal grey dress, very pretty with a large ruffled bottom. Pretty but simple side parted bun, and of course a headband like I predicted!

Tina Fey- not a fan of her hair, sort of a pompadour with lightly curled half down hair. Dress is one shoulder and very pretty with jet beads all over it.

Amanda Seyfried- do not like the straight top and draped but stiff looking white dress. Severely pulled back hair caught in a ballerina bun.

Sandra Bullock- so perfect! Smoothly blown out side parted hair is left down, tucked behind her ears and reflects like glass. Gorgeous gold dress with a mermaid shape.

Diane Krueger- Pretty dress in cream and black, halter top and frilly skirt. Hair, ehh, not won over. Looks dated, twists caught at crown of head in a bun with a side part and little height on top. I pulled this look off in high school on myself, so not super impressed.

Sarah Jessica Parker- AH-mazing hair! Large loops like a flower on the back of her head and a tightly pulled back front which happened to look frizzy. Very Carrie Bradshaw-esque, in fact, I think she wore a very similar style for a few of the episodes, correct me if I’m wrong.  In Chanel Couture yellow sack like dress with silver rosie embellishments at neck and back and weirdest but cool strap that went around the neck and back behind the arms.

Charlize Theron- interesting rose cups over bosom in a mauvey purple color. Sleek hair, simple side parted and pulled back into a low bun.

Meryl Streep- interesting draped low v neck long-sleeved white dress. Perfect for her age and body. Hair looks nice all looped up and French twisted in the back.

Rachel McAdams- Awesome dress in multicolored crisscrossing pattern with a full skirt complimented by sleek pulled back hair and bun. Probably my favorite dress of the night, I loved how interesting the pattern was!

Cameron Diaz- pretty glitzy gold dress, which looked very nice on her. Hair was simple and blown out, worn over one shoulder.

Hair predictions for the Oscars!


Instead of waiting for the Academy Awards red carpet Sunday evening, and searching high and low for the images of my favorite hair looks later on, I decided to throw out some hair trend predictions and see how I fare.

I anticipate that there will continue to be a lot of texture, side buns, and retro inspired looks. I also sense there will be the common loose wavy deal that all of Hollywood seems so fond of. I’m hoping for some inspired new looks that I can add to my hair style toolbox for use this wedding season. Here are some photos of my predictions!

Texture will be big, less of the sleek stuff we were seeing for so long, the pin straight is out in favor of a more natural wave and beachy texture.

Lauren Conrad is a style maven, and you would not imagine how many requests for this style I get! Similar variations will be plentiful!

headbands will make another appearance in many forms- skinny, mulitple bands, thick, and bejeweled, look for them!

Look for retro styles with finger waves and pin curls integrated in a modern way

Braids will continue to pull hair off the face, whether across the forehead, or with a more prominent place integral to the style such as this one. I’m guessing there will be more loose braids down the back or over the shoulder too.

 

Watch the Oscars Sunday night on ABC at 8pm (I think!) and let me know what you think of the red carpet styles! I will probably just watch the red carpet, as the actual awards ceremony is pretty boring and long 😉