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2 posts tagged "Bette Franke"

The Understated Way to Wear a Flower Crown

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Just like “festival style,” we’ve grown a bit weary of the current flower-crown obsession. Not only have girls found a way to put florals on their head for just about any occasion (from concerts to polo matches), but most of the crowns we’ve seen are lackluster at best. Here at Style.com, we prefer two extremes: gigantic, over-the-top blooms or ultra-delicate daisy chains, like the ones we used to craft on the playground. Miranda Kerr recently posted a selfie wearing what appears to be a handmade wreath (perhaps by her son, Finn?). And at fellow model Sara Blomqvist’s recent nuptials, bridesmaids Bette Franke and Mirte Maas proved the sweet accessory is totally appropriate for an upstate wedding. We couldn’t resist including this baby photo of Cara Delevingne, who was an early adopter of the flower-child look—proving that the Brit beauty was basically born a trendsetter.

Photos: Instagram

The Multitasking Mousse That’s Model-Tested And Backstage Approved

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We were told long ago, by more than one well-respected hairstylist, that ours is not a face that is suited to bangs. Which, to be perfectly honest, is fine by us. That’s the thing with fringe: Either you look good with it, or you don’t. But at Pucci this weekend, all 30-plus girls looked good with it, thanks to a few insider tricks courtesy of Luigi Murenu. Not only did Murenu bevel each hairpiece he clipped onto models’ foreheads to individually blend them, but he tinted and texturized their hair, thus creating a natural color gradation that combined everything together even more. “It’s the same thing I used on Bette [Franke] in the Miu Miu campaign,” he explained of the magic of Roux Fanci-Full Color Styling Mousse, a Sally Beauty staple that you simply rake through strands for a boost of color and a lived-in look. We’ve been fascinated by the idea ever since. It works best on lighter locks—blondes, flaxen brunettes, etc., and probably won’t show up on the raven-haired among us, Murenu elaborated—but it comes in twelve shades and is entirely temporary. “We washed it out right after,” he revealed of the auburn/burnt-copper color he gave Franke on set, and then just as quickly removed. It’s officially on our “to try” list for when we return to the States after the shows.

Photo: Coutesy of Miu Miu; Courtesy of Roux