Monthly Archives: August 2011

Up Sweep

At the launch of Banana Republic’s new Mad Men inspired collection they had professional hairstylists at work giving women swept-up hairstyles à la Joan Harris.

I took some notes and here’s what I learned:

Step 1. Divide the crown of your hair into a section and clip out of the way.

Step 2. Tease (back comb) the rest of your hair all the way around.

Step 3. Brush smooth one side of the hair half way around to the back of your head

Step 4. Using bobby pins, pin the combed back hair into place in a vertical line top-to-bottom. This will be the anchor for the up-do. / I really like Goody bobby pins best ($4.87)

Step 5. Comb the other side of your hair back over the line of bobby pins.

Step 6. Using both hands, work your hair around itself into a cone, tighter at the bottom and bigger at the top.

Step 7. Secure into place from bottom to top with bobby pins on the seam

Step 8. Take the crown of hair on the top and section out a front piece for styling later backcombing the remaining crown of hair.

Step 9. Using your brush, smooth the crown over the back top of your head. Where the crown hair meets the twisted up-do you created previously, sweep it over to the side and pin into place.

Step 10. Take the tale that is left from the top crown and twist it down the seam of the up-do pinning it in place as you go.

Step 11. Style the front section of hair to your liking and pin into place… if you have bangs how cute are you.

Step 12. Gently pull the crown of your hair up to give it more volume

Step 13. HAIRSPRAY / My favorite is TRESemme Extra Firm Control ($5.99)

This is how I did my hair for Breakfast at Tiffany’s!

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All dolled up-

A classic look Inspired by Mad Men but keeping the application as simple as possible. Here’s my version step-by-step for how I create my 60s polished face in a rush-

Step 1. Foundation & Concealer /I use MAC Studio Fix Fluid ($26.50) and Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage ($28)

Step 2. Fill and Shape Eyebrows /I use Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil ($19) and go for this retro shape

Step 3. Medium brown eyeshadow swept over the eye lid and in the crease /I use LORAC Starry-Eyed Baked Eyeshadow ($26)

Step 4. Gently pull back eye and line the top lid only in black making as dramatic cat eye as you personally like / I use MAC Blacktrack Fluid Line ($20) and Paula Dorf Angle Liner Brush ($24)

Step 5. Lots-a mascara / I use MAC Zoom Lash ($12)

Step 6. Blush on the apples of your cheeks / Today I used Vapour Aura Multi Use Blush in Spark for a soft pink glow ($28)

Step 7. Line your lips very precisely / *I always use a neutral liner to make my lip shape and base color when I’m going to be wearing red as I find it more forgiving. I am using Estee Lauder Lip Defining Pencil in Spice ($12)

Step 8. RED LIPS / I am wearing Covergirl’s Queen Collection in See Red ($6.99)

Step 9. Take it to the next step with fake eyelashes (love love love) / I am wearing Faux Lash in Audrey ($16)

Step 10. Blend in the fake lashes to the real ones with a final sweep of mascara 

Ready for a meeting on Madison Avenue or to bat my lashes on a romantic date!

*Silk Shirt ($89.50) gift from the Banana Republic Mad Men Collection / Vintage head scarf, gift from my Dad… it has the Eiffel Tower on it :)

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s 

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pancakes, blueberry compote, buttery maple syrup 

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