Monday, February 6, 2017

Model Crush Monday – Sports Illustrated Swimwear Edition 2017 Rookie Lais Ribero

Brazilian supermodel Lais Ribero has been announced as one of Sports Illustrated Swimwear Edition's Rookies for 2017, a star turn that is sure to cement her ranking as one of the most in-demand models of the moment.  At 6’1” and 26 years old, this striking Amazonian beauty with curves that don’t quit, appearing in the coveted swimwear issue is a giant leap forward in an already stellar career, assuring that if she isn't already, she soon will be a household name. 

Lais works regularly for Victoria’s Secret and has walked in their show since 2010, making her one of the brand’s most bankable models.  Swimwear and lingerie aside, Lais has walked dozens of runways and appeared in international editions of Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar, shooting with the most influential designers, editors and photographers in the business. 

With one million followers on Instagram, her feed is playful and fun not to mention sexy, as she shares photos from her recent work and plenty of animated behind-the-scenes shots with her fellow VS models and photographers. 

2017 is shaping up to be a breakout year for this South American beauty – we are sure she won’t stay a Sports Illustrated Rookie for long!  She is guaranteed to become a fan favorite - not bad for a woman who only thought about modeling after having a child. Lais is one hot mama!

                                                          XOXO  Shelley

#Lais Ribero  #Sports Illustrated Swimwear Edition  #Sports Illustrated Swimwear Rookie  #Victoria’s Secret models #Brazilian supermodels  #Model Crush Monday  #Shelley Goodstein

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Balayage Hair-Coloring Technique

Balayage, French for painting or sweeping, is the newest buzzword in hair coloring and a look you have seen on countless celebrities. In this technique color is painted on to hair shafts freehand, rather than highlighting with foil, creating a multi-toned look that appears natural and luxurious.  Who wouldn’t want to imply they just spent a few weeks on a beach?  The look is youthful and makes hair tones look richer and shinier so they catch the light better.  It is more subtle and natural than ombre or sombre hair techniques and suits more styles, textures, and colors.  

Since the technique requires a trained hair colorist, it isn’t something you can try for yourself at home, but the investment is worth it since it is low maintenance as it grows out. No need to worry about your roots showing since that is exactly the point: the hair has ribbons of color applied to the lower half of the growth so your natural color stays on top, and face-framing lighter or warmer tones are applied to the bottom half of the hair.

Balayage works on all but very short hair lengths, and all textures and colors.  It looks sleek and sophisticated on long, straight, shiny hair, and naturally sexy when hair has waves.  Use shampoos and conditioners specifically formulated for color-treated hair, and protect your color when using heated appliances. 

The color-mixing options are as endless as you are bold, so balayage suits just about everyone.  Mid-length to longer hair looks current if the hair has texture and if the lower half of the hair is cut in a choppy fashion.  Brunettes can use lighter tones to look like they just spent the summer at the beach, or caramel tones to add warmth and depth, while adding blonde tones makes a statement. 

If you are not into highlights and a novice with hair coloring, you can start with simply having a colorist work on only the bottom three or so inches of you hair in a tone that is slightly lighter than your hair color, and follow up by waving the bottom sections of the hair for a little volume to catch the light.  Balayge on blonde hair creates a sun-kissed look and looks great when the lighter sections frame the face, having a brightening effect on the complexion.  Naturally grey hair looks amazing with balayage as it creates dimension and depth that is more apt to capture the light.  It also makes the hair greying process an easier transition since it mixes various tones and colors in an intentional way.  If you are bold with a capitol B then rainbow colors might be just the thing to make sure you don’t blend in with the crowd.  Think of Kelly Osborne!  This woman is an original!

An easy way to play with colors and tones on a whim, or to match a fashion look – think blogger style one day, haute hippie-chic the next, is with hair extensions in a tone that does not match your own hair color.  Since it is the bottom half of the hair that is colored with balayage, and the idea is not to match exactly but to intersperse the different color throughout the hair, then extensions can be the perfect alternative for a quick, non-committal fashion statement. 

Next time your roots are showing and you are about to book an appointment, look for a balayage expert and give yourself a break between colorings – you will thank yourself later and everyone will want to know how you got your amazing color.

                                              XOXO Shelley

#balayage hair technique #new hair color trends #celebrity hair styles #hair coloring  #hair painting technique  #low maintenance hair coloring #Dakota Johnson  #Ariana Grande #Julia Roberts  #Shelley Goodstein

Monday, January 30, 2017

Model Crush Monday – Three New Supermodels Cover Vogue UK for February 2017

In a tribute to models as icons of style and beauty Vogue UK has broken the trend of celebs as cover stars and put three new supermodels on the cover of their February 2017 issue, lensed by the legendary Patrick Demarchelier. And it is high time!  We have waited too long between covers featuring models rather than celebrities or social media stars, and this issue is bound to become a collector’s edition in short order.  Kudos to British Vogue for bucking the trend and pressure from Hollywood to put a actress on the cover, especially during awards season. 

Imaan Hammam, Taylor Hill, and Anna Ewars are breakaway supermodels who represent the new era of beauty and fashion, swinging the pendulum clearly back to bombshell models with Amazonian bodies, curves, and individual looks that is as far from cookie-cutter as a model can get. 

Taylor Hill is the new face for Lancome, a classic beauty who can channel Audrey Hepburn one moment and Julia Roberts the next. 

Imaan Hammam, born in Holland an Egyptian father and Moroccan mother and is Muslim identifies with blacks, Arabs, and Europeans. 

Anna Ewars’ femme fatale body combined with her sultry girl-next door looks hints at a new-era Brigitte Bardot, and has the campaigns, and editorials to prove it. 

It’s been a long time coming and we are so ready to be excited by supermodels again, eager to embrace these statuesque women with healthy bodies, and otherworldly beauty.  That incredible beauty is made all that much more intriguing by Vogue who chose to showcase these women without altering them with a lot of makeup or stylized hair.  They don’t need help to be gorgeous and it is so refreshing to celebrate a woman looking as “real” as a supermodel ever looks – thank you Vogue!  More please!!

                                                          XOXO Shelley

#the new model trifecta #Vogue UK February 2017 #models on covers #the new supermodels #Patrick Demarchelier  #Taylor Hill #Imaan Hammam  #Anna Ewars  #Shelley Goodstein