9 posts tagged "Reese Witherspoon"
Reese Witherspoon is back to blonde. Following some, er, negative associations with her brooding brunette, the actress has returned to her former shade of honey gold, which she revealed this wekkend underneath the protection of a sun hat. [Daily Mail]
Spoiler alert: Kate Middleton is still the number-one hair icon in Great Britain, according to a survey recently conducted by Kérastase. [Hello]
Blake Lively’s Mother’s Day shopping was made easy, thanks to her lucrative fragrance contract with Gucci. “When [my mom] smelled my Gucci Premiere, the bottle was gone from my shelf in about two seconds,” the actress said when discussing how she planned on gifting her mom this past weekend. [InTouch]
Had Lively’s mother been a Chanel No. 5 fan, we imagine this new release from the French brand might have caught her eye: Today comes news that Chanel has created a limited-edition, giant bottle of the Grand Extrait version of its iconic scent, which is filled with nearly two pounds of perfume. The oversize flacon rings in at a whopping $4,200. [WSJ.]
Reebok brand ambassador Helena Christensen says that spending time with her family, reading in bed, and working out make her content in life. “What I like about exercise and keeping in shape is the feeling of satisfaction that it gives you. Knowing that you are looking after your body and mind, keeping healthy and looking your best is a great feeling.” [Telegraph]
If you’ve been waiting for a “why” to explain Reese Witherspoon’s new bangs, the This Means War actress is happy to oblige: Reese apparently snipped herself a new fringe to cover a scar she acquired after an accident last year. There you have it. [Daily Mail]
France’s Ministry of Culture and Communication is finally giving the fragrance community its due with a new exhibition showcasing the art of perfumery and honoring some of France’s most esteemed perfumers. Last week, Daniela Andrier, François Caron, Olivier Cresp, Dominique Ropion, and Maurice Roucel were all made Officers of the Order of Arts and Letters. [WWD]
The celebrity fringe movement that hit its peak about three years ago seems to be having a resurgence. First, Taylor Swift hit the cover of this month’s Vogue with long, face-framing layers, and now both Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Biel have made the cut. Witherspoon, who was spotted at the This Means War premiere last night in London, is revisiting the choppy “breakup bangs” that she debuted at the 2007 Golden Globes following her split from Ryan Phillippe (that was the yellow Nina Ricci dress year, for the red-carpet watchers among you), while the future Mrs. Timberlake has resurrected her side-swept fringe circa 2009 with a much heavier, darker iteration. Thoughts on the style’s second coming?
Just when we thought HBO couldn’t do anything else to keep us glued to our couch on the weekends, the cable network debuted Game of Thrones this past Sunday. The complex but totally engrossing interpretation of George R. R. Martin’s multi-volume fantasy tomes is a little bit Lord of the Rings, a little bit Medieval Times—yielding a premiere that was a total visual overload: think pelts, armor, castles, bloody battles, and plenty of heaving (and exposed) bosoms. But what really caught our eye was the stark, white blond tresses of actress Emilia Clarke, who plays the exiled royal, Daenerys Targaryen. Clark joins a crop of other snowy-haired lasses like Robyn, Michelle Williams, Abbey Lee Kershaw, and even Reese Witherspoon, who brightened up her blond for her role in Water for Elephants (which, it must be said, is pretty lackluster except for the costumes, that titular elephant, and said hair).
Should you be looking to adopt similarly silvery strands for the summer, a few words to the wise: “It’s easier for someone with fair skin to pull off this look because the color will clash with dark skin tones, and the natural warmth in dark hair will make it harder to maintain,” says colorist Erin Bogart of the Sally Hershberger salon. “I also wouldn’t recommend it for someone with already damaged hair because stripping the color will cause breakage.” As the bevy of last season’s Balenciaga blondes know only too well, this icy hue requires more maintenance than any other blond in the spectrum; besides touching up the roots every four to five weeks, Bogart suggests a toner every two weeks so your platinum doesn’t turn a shade of Mountain Dew. “If you don’t want to visit the salon for toner, I would recommend using a purple shampoo like Davines Alchemic once a week to cancel out the yellow,” she says. “Since [going white blond] requires you to strip color from the cuticle, use a shampoo and conditioner for weakened hair like the Shu Uemura Art of Hair Silk Bloom collection, which contains proteins to strengthen.” Another tip: Mix, don’t match, your brows to your hair. “Darker brows look best with this color because they help to frame your face and give you structure,” advises Bogart. “You will fade away with light brows.” If you were looking for an opportunity to channel True Blue-era Madonna, here you go.