The Hair of "Nashville"

It's no secret here at the shop that some of us are obsessed with the television show "Nashville."  And by some of us, I mean Jenna and I!  The story lines can be silly, but boy is the music good, and the hair and wardrobe is pretty great too.  The three leading ladies of "Nashville" each bring something a little different to the table: 

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Photo Credit: www.ihategreenbeans.com

Rayna James, the "Queen of Country Music," has an enviable mane of wavy tresses, in the perfect shade of rosy gold.  I especially love Connie Britton in this role because I feel like she is so natural looking (aka, no plastic surgery!), yet incredibly glamorous and sexy.

 

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Photo Credit: www.possesionista.com

Juliette Barnes is the bad gal of "Nashville," and generally rocks the wavy blond lengths that you'd expect on a young country-pop star.  However, I really like it when she pulls her hair all back into a sexy chignon or bun, because it belies the real strength and toughness of the character.

 

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Photo Credit: www.tvguide.com

The character of Scarlett O'Connor has gotten a lot of flak for her crazy thrift store wardrobe and wild curly blonde extensions, but she's by far the best singer of the bunch, and I think her look actually works.  

Hopefully if you haven't seen "Nashville," you'll tune in now, if just to see the styling of these three beauties!

 

XOXO,

Bri

Birkenstocks Are Back!


Photo Credit:  www.sayyes.com

Photo Credit:  www.sayyes.com

On my daily morning blog perusals, I stumbled upon a recent post indicating that the favorite casual footwear of the '90's, the classic Birkenstock Arizona sandal, is in fact making a comeback.  Although cutting hair in sandals can be less than ideal, the comfyness factor may be enough to get our fashion forward girls on board….

Check out the full post at Honestly WTF.

XOXO,

Bri

Um, Can We Just Talk About...Cara Delevigne's Eyebrows?

We should just call them The Brows That Launched Millions of Tweezers Into The Trash.  Watch out Brooke Shields; Cara Delevigne officially has the most talked about, and lusted after, eyebrows in the world.  Their deeper-than-her-hair hue and perfectly mussed style (do brows have a "style?"  IDK...) are so enviable, the moment I laid eyes on them I immediately swore off my monthly waxing appointment.  

Dang girl, gimme those brows! 

Dang girl, gimme those brows! 

And paired with a neon lip?!  I die.... 

Brow porn.

Brow porn.

How do I get those, you ask?  Well for starters, grow those babies out!  Use your tweezers only to clean up strays well outside your brows' line of growth, and shun wax altogether.  Next, since many of us aren't blessed with naturally-full brows that are the perfect shade, you've got to fill them in with a special brow powder (sometimes paired with a wax) and angle brush, or a pencil (make sure it's not a smudgy one--you don't want your brows ending up on your forehead).  I go the powder route, mainly because the nice lady at Sephora showed me how to do it without looking like a maniac.  And voila!  Full, sumptuous brows, a' la Cara.  

Um, Can We Just Talk About...How 90's Hair Knots Are Back In?

Since I'm a TOTAL child of the '90's, I have been noticing of late how much street style is being influenced by my decade.  Slip dresses, flannels, crop-tops, overalls, Doc's, etc... But I was caught off-guard by the pictures popping up in my Pinterest feed and on my favorite street style blogs of the unfortunate hair trend that involved making little knots (at least two) all over your head, a'la Gwen Stefani: 

Oh Gwen...

Oh Gwen...

One of my favorite things to tease my little sister about is how she used to wear tiny knots, Scary Spice-style, with wind pants and a button-down...but apparently I stand corrected.  Here's a snap of Rita Ora rocking some knots:

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So what do y'all think?  Would you rock it (again)?   

 

XOXO, 

Bri

Street Style Beauty at the Osheaga Music Fest

Last week I took a little break from the unbearable heat and humidity down here in the FL, and hoofed it up to Montreal, Canada for the Osheaga Music Festival.  Aside from the amazing music, phenomenal weather and surprisingly peaceful festival-goers, I got an eyeful of fashion and beauty.  While most of the girls sported ultra-long hair and tiny cut-offs, a 'la these ladies... 

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...there were a handful of stylish babes doing their own thing.  Here's a few of the cooler 'do's I spotted: 

Oh, what's that?  You're dying to see my look for the show?  Oh ok, twist my arm.... 

Yeah girl, I rock lipstick to a festival....

Yeah girl, I rock lipstick to a festival....

XOXO, 

Bri

Style Stalking: Late 70's/Early 80's Debbie Harry

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The platinum-and-dark root combo and artfully-mussed bob; the impossibly dewey, glowing skin; the avant-garde, neon eye and lip colors; the torn t-shirts and edgy jewelry.  These photos look as if they were torn from a current issue of Nylon Magazine; nope, try over thirty years ago.  The Debbie Harry of yore is still totally relevant when style-stalking.  

Want to interpret Debbie's look?  Try some of these fabulous products: 

Welcome Britnye!

We are so happy to introduce Britnye as the newest member of our stylist team!  She's an exceptionally-skilled artist (brides take note, she's amazing at bridal work!), and a lovely, lovely person :)

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Um, Can We Just Talk About...Emily's Ponytail?

Emily started a couple weeks ago here at Philosophie, and we love her for many reasons: her professionalism; her intelligence; her sense of humor; the list goes on.  But one thing that we REALLY like about Emily is her ponytail; her hair in general, actually.  Because it's awesome. 

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Seriously, who can achieve that kind of ponytail without weave??   

XOXO, 

Bri

Festival Face

So, we're still in the thick of festival season, with Pitchfork and Newport Folk fast-approaching.  We see countless blog posts and slideshows on festival fashion, but what about beauty?  How do you keep it fresh when you're (potentially) dealing with mud, humidity and drunken fools vomiting on your new ankle booties?  Check out our slideshow on some show-stopping ladies, who run the gamut from flower-crown-sporting boho to chic topknot-and-lipstick-clad.  

 

Happy festivaling! 

XOXO, 

Bri

*Photos courtesy of Refinery 29