VIDEO: Style Showdown, episode 1

The best and worst dressed celebs on the red carpet–according to us.

In our debut episode, we introduce you to our expert panel of Jill Dunn, Ingrie Williams & Laura Carinci along with Vanessa Taylor as the host. We’re discussing the wardrobe highs and lows at the Iron Man 3 premiere on Gwyneth Paltrow and in Paris on Salma Hayek in Saint Laurent.

Video & Editing by: Jason Janarious

Golden Globes 2013: The Braided Bunch

The boho-braid doesn’t necessarily seem like a natural fit for the red carpet, but we love the casual laissez-faire feel of these updo’s–especially next to couture gowns.

Golden Globes Braids

Lucy Liu

The side swept fish tail

While we’re still undecided with regards to the tapestry-floral frock, this side fish tail braid is a definite winner. We especially like the slightly undone detail with a few frizzy bits to soften the look.

Here’s how to get the look:

video: http://thebeautydepartment.com/

Jennifer Lawrence

The textured chignon

Guaranteed to be a hit with bridesmaids this summer, Lawrence’s messy chignon is achieved by combining loosely braided sections and medium-size curls to give mega texture (instead of teased height) to this tousled bun.

Here’s how to get a simplified version of this ‘do:

Golden Globe Braided Bun

Courtesy of cupcakesandcashmere.com

Emmy Red Carpet – Red Lips paired with Clevage

Red lips were paired with chest baring dresses on the red carpet this year. Jewelery and hair were kept simple allowing the bold lip and ample assets take center stage. This saucy combination was sported by Jessica Paré (Jason Wu), Kat Dennings (J. Mendel) and Christina Hendriks (Christian Siriano).

We tried it: OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps

Nail Art for those of us with no patience…

If spending hours creating tiny stripes or polka dots on your nails is not an option (or seems way too labour intensive!)–you need to try these peel and stick wonders. No drying time and yes, they are actually nail polish (rather than a plastic sticker).

Here’s our quick tutorial:

Step by Step OPI

Remove with regular polish remover.

OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps in Girly Glam, $15. Available at OPI.com

For the full fashion shoot, visit TheKit.ca

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