Hilary Duff, Splash and courtesy of @HilaryDuff Bangs are a quick way to get out of a beauty rut, but when it comes to making or breaking a look, they can be merciless. Blunt and side-swept bangs on the Doo.Ri, Diesel, and Carlos Miele fall 2011 runways were inspirational for some celebrities (like Hilary Duff’s new twitter photo above) and been-there-done-that old news to others. We’ve rounded up a few stars who’ve braved the bang. Tell us if you think their bangs are rad or bad!
Anne Hathaway, Getty Images Anne Hathaway went for bangs that touched her eyelashes. Too low? Rihanna, Getty Images The popstar likes her hair fiery nowadays, but those side bangs she rocked a few years ago were totally fierce.
Kate Hudson, Splash We loved Kate with blunt bangs in Bride Wars. What do you think?
Jessica Alba, Getty Images Wispy bedhead bangs have never looked so elegant than on Jessica Alba. Do you like a sleeker look better on the actress?
Nicole Richie, Getty Images Nicole is a chameleon when it comes to fashion and beauty and made her side-swept bangs her staple look. These days she’s less bang-friendly, but she’ll always reign as queen of the side-swept bang.
Lea Michele, Getty Images Which look is best on this Glee star? Hayden Panettiere, Retna After getting a pixie cut, Hayden opted for side-swept bangs. Should short-hair chicks rock bangs? Selena Gomez, Splash Selena looks adorable with or without bangs. Which style do you think Justin Bieber prefers?
Kim Kardashian, Retna This Kardashian has admitted that she loves clip-on bangs, but these look like the real deal. What do you think?
- Even though Vanessa Hudgens is not the leading lady in her latest film "Sucker Punch", she was definitely the brightest star at the movie's premiere in Los Angeles last night! She wore a show-stopper of a animal print gown with a sexy cut-out back! Other young stars like Emma Roberts, Jena Malone and Malin Akerman all looked good too, but its obvious Vanessa just has something extra special! Oh and the movie looks fun!
- The fall 2011 runways were all about different ways to rock elegant, crazy, and carefree hair. Braids, loose buns, and hair dye in an array of colors are just some of the looks that inspired us and we hope will inspire you on your big night. Check out what DIY hair looks you can re-create to turn the dance floor into your own runway! 1) The not-so-basic ballerina bun
Donna Karan, Imaxtree Sure, after watching Black Swan we all questioned our childhood dreams of becoming ballerinas, but at Donna Karan, ballerinas were fun again. Add some of your own fun to prom with accessories/hair pieces for your slick or loose bun—no tutu required.
Donna Karan, Imaxtree
Vivienne Tam, Imaxtree
Zang Toi, Imaxtree
Monique Lhuillier, Imaxtree 2) Do more with your side part
3.1 Phillip Lim, Imaxtree Sometimes an updo can be so predictable. Switch up your elegant look up with braids, buns, or flips focused on one side of your head.
Badgley Mischka, Imaxtree
Lela Rose, Imaxtree
Lela Rose, Imaxtree 3) Braids aren’t just for girl scouts
Unconventional braids can take your prom look from plain Jane to American rocker, Greek goddess, and everything unexpected.
Band Of Outsiders, Imaxtree
Andrew Gn, Imaxtree
Andrew Gn, Imaxtree
Rachel Roy, Imaxtree 4) Color me prom
Prabal Gurung, Imaxtree Because prom is just one big party. Adding a pop of color or full application to your hair are what make the memorable photos.
Tracy Reese, Imaxtree
Prabal Gurung, Imaxtree
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At last night’s New York premiere of Mildred Pierce, the HBO miniseries debuting next week, Kate Winslet wore Stella McCartney’s fall collection—the one that hit the runway of the Paris Opera two weeks ago and won’t hit stores until maybe July, probably August. Of course, it looked fantastic. Her new pixie cut was gently waved and pulled back, as if even it would detract from the sheer polka dotted panel running down Winslet’s side, but what we really want to know is, is this the same dress Natasha Poly wore down the runway? It’s longer on Winslet than it was on Poly, which points to yes, but as svelte as the actress is, she’s curvier than the Russian model (thank goodness) and it fits her like a glove. Do you think Stella made it special? Or it hopped from the runway into Winslet’s suitcase?
Despite a picture-perfect pixie cut and porcelain, childlike features, Mia Wasikowska is no pushover. The breakout star of 2010 took on memorable roles in Alice in Wonderland and The Kids Are All Right, and is currently on the big screen playing the uncompromising heroine of Jane Eyre. Wasikowska’s sartorial selections are just as bold, with youthful, futuristic looks by Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, and Burberry as perpetual favorites. Set to star in Gus Van Sant’s hotly anticipated Restless, it looks like she’ll be striking a pose for a long time to come. Check out some of our favorite looks after the jump!
Lacoste, Imaxtree Stemming from the menswear and tuxedo trends, a fringe trend that has popped up is the ladies necktie or bow tie. As a trompe l’oeil on the Lacoste runways or as a nod to the ascot at Moschino, this trend has mainly been seen on the red carpet as an androgynous suited look, or as the trademark style of the man repeller. While some of you might remember the neckties that Avril Lavigne wore in the early 2000s, the new necktie look is crisp and sleek in black and white as an androgynous look, or dapper when paired with feminine nudes and ruffles.
Photo: Courtesy of the Man Repeller
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Photo: Courtesy of Zimbio And as a flashback for all of you ’90s kids…
Photo: Retna What do you think of this fringe trend? Will you be trying out the necktie trend?
- Many of our favorite stars have been in the game a long time and grown up right in front of our eyes and although a long lasting career in hollywood is amazing, growing up in the public eye isn't always so great. Let´s take a look at some of the most drastic celebrity makeovers