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Alexa Chung For AG Jeans Collaboration

Due to the success of their first collection, July brings the second instalment of AG’s collaboration with British style icon, Alexa Chung.

Inspired by an imaginary and impeccably dressed girl-gang kicking up dust in the desert, the new collection boasts an expanded variety of separates in elevated materials, perfect for building the day-to-night wardrobe.

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The collection boasts a large variety of graphic t-shirts and french-terry sweatshirts, which are ideal for fitted and slouchy silhouettes. Bottoms include the popular A-line denim skirt – a wardrobe staple (even for Alexa) – and a large variety of high-rise jeans in straight and skinny fits.

Alexa Chung For AG Jeans Collaboration

“It’s an evolution. The first collection was very focused and stripped back, I challenged myself to create an essential denim wardrobe. With the second collection it was more about exploring where else we could take it.”

Available at David Jones and selected premium boutiques.

www.agjeans.com

August 5, 2015

Get The Look: Alexa Chung’s Tousled Waves Tutorial

There’s no denying that Alexa Chung has one of the most enviable hairstyles in Hollywood. Where do we begin?

Just the right amount of sun-kissed strands coupled with a few tousled waves – it’s difficult to believe this hairstyle could be so easy! We show you just a few products which could help create Alexa’s signature hairstyle.

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Instructions

1. Work with day-old hair which still has a bit of natural oils at the roots. If you’ve just washed yours, not to worry!

Get The Look: Alexa Chung's Tousled Waves Tutorial

Run a few drops of dry oil into the ends to emulate this look. It will also make your hair look super-shiny and healthy.

Celebrity hairstyles: Alexa Chung's Tousled Waves Tutorial

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil, $39.99

2. Lightly mist the hair with heat protectant spray, making sure to avoid spritzing the roots. It could make your hair feel crunchy and oily.

Celebrity hairstyles: Alexa Chung's Tousled Waves Tutorial

Redken Styling Iron Shape, $30.95

3. Use a curling wand to carefully wrap small sections of hair. If you want this look to feel a little more tousled, take larger sections of hair and leave them around the curling wand for longer.

Celebrity hairstyles: Alexa Chung's Tousled Waves Tutorial

BaByliss Pro Siren Titanium Ceramic 34mm Waving Wand, $120.40

4. When this is done, comb out your hair to loosen the curls. Before heading out the door, carefully mist your ends with a bit of sea-salt spray. It’ll give the hair a touch of body and bounce without weighing it down like hairspray.

Celebrity hairstyles: Alexa Chung's Tousled Waves Tutorial

Nak Style Surfer, $24.95

Images via Zimbio

July 27, 2015

Alexa Chung’s Voluminous Bob Tutorial

There’s no denying that Alexa Chung has one of the most enviable (yet effortless) hairstyles. Just enough volume on the ends, never too fussy, and always looks like she just rolled out of bed, which, she probably did.

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For the rest of us mere mortals who weren’t blessed with thick, voluminous hair, this tutorial should suffice.

Instructions

1. To really penetrate those roots, use a lifting shampoo and massage for 3-5 minutes into your hair. Rinse with tepid water and leave the hair to naturally air dry.

Alexa Chung's Voluminous Bob

Living Proof Full Thickening Shampoo, $40

2. While you’re waiting for your hair to dry, use a volumising mousse on your ends and roots. This will really help to thicken your hair and add some much-needed texture to it.

Alexa Chung's Voluminous Bob

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dry Spun Finish, $38

3. If you are rather impatient, use a diffuser on a cool temperature and concentrate it mainly on your roots. Use a round brush to give your hair some extra volume. To avoid any annoying flyaways, use a finishing spray to boost the sleek and shiny texture of your hair.

Alexa Chung's Voluminous Bob

Lea Journo Voila Finishing Spray, $32

Image via Vogue France

March 25, 2015

Volumising Hairstyles For Short Hair

Chopping those long locks into a shorter hairstyle doesn’t mean that your hair should be flat and lifeless.

Little tricks such as blowdrying your hair upside down and using a dry shampoo (on clean hair) can create instant volume in no-time. Below are just a few ways to bring some much needed volume to any short hairstyle.

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Alexa Chung

If you have short bangs, give them some body with a thick curling wand. All you need to do is brush out the curls to achieve a silky-smooth hairstyle.

Volumising Hairstyles For Short Hair

Frankie Sanford

Give your hair a bit of a combover by creating the illusion of a thick fringe at the front of your face. This works well if you hair is already cut into an asymmetric style (shorter in the back, longer in the front). Keep everything in place by applying a pea-sized amount of mousse to dry hair.

Volumising Hairstyles For Short Hair

Sandra Bullock

For hair that is mostly dead-straight, focus on creating some volume at the ends. The best way to achieve this look is to blow-dry your hair upside down. As you’re drying the ends, scrunch with your hands to create instant texture.

Volumising Hairstyles For Short Hair

Olivia Palermo

To create Olivia Palermo’s enviable locks, part hair down the middle, and style your hair at the crown. Create some extra volume by individually heated curlers, and leave them in for at least an hour. For the natural look, carefully comb out the curls, and spritz some finishing spray for extra hold.

Volumising Hairstyles For Short Hair

Sienna Miller

Create a wispy fringe by shampooing hair with a volumising treatment. To avoid any flat, lifeless hair, skip out on the conditioner. Let your hair air-dry, then apply a small amount of texturising mouse to the scalp.

Volumising Hairstyles For Short Hair

Marion Cotillard

For hair like Marion, use a curling wand with a thin barrel to make hair appear thicker. Remember to curl hair away from your face, and use a hairspray only at your ends.

Volumising Hairstyles For Short Hair

Images via Babble, Fierce Fringe By Ana, Carolyn Collado, Fuupon, Hair Products Pro, Beauty Hairstyles Ideas, Beauty Stat

December 5, 2014

How To Style A Silk Blouse

A silk button-down blouse remains a classic piece in a modern girl’s wardrobe. Worn by the greats including Jane Birkin, Bianca Jagger, and even Brigitte Bardot, it’s an easy way to bring some sophistication to your outfit.

Whether you prefer to tuck or un-tuck, below are just a few different ways to style the perfect silk blouse.

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Denim cut-off

Make like Alexa Chung and wear a slim-fitted silk blouse with your favourite pair of denim shorts. Heels work well if you’re heading out for dinner, otherwise black ballet flats are always better for a casual day out.

How To Style A Silk Blouse

Pencil skirt

Bring a level of sophistication to your outfit by wearing your silk blouse with a form-fitting pencil skirt. Whether you prefer a leather, cotton, or polyester blend, it’s just important to feel comfortable in whatever you’re wearing.

How To Style A Silk Blouse

High-waisted trousers

If you’re heading out for some casual work drinks, spice up your outfit with some high-waisted trousers. They will elongate your legs, especially when paired with nude shoes or sandals.

How To Style A Silk Blouse

Mini skirt

A leather mini skirt is an essential in any girl’s wardrobe. Wear with tights during the colder months, and let your legs out during the warmer weather with your favourite handbag and flat sandals.

How To Style A Silk Blouse

Jeans

A classic pair of boyfriend jeans and a silk blouse are best friends forever! They are the perfect outfit you can literally put together in 2 minutes (or whenever you don’t have half the morning to get ready).

How To Style A Silk Blouse

Images via All About The High Street, HP, WWD, Getty Images, Wendy’s Lookbook, Sezane

November 30, 2014