STYLE & BEAUTY

There is only one word that describes Olivia Trowbridge‘s latest Beauty Editorial with XIOX Magazine and Brian Love: MAGICAL. With their keen insight for modern trends, this team has successfully managed to summon a series of beauty ideas, without losing the wearers natural glow.

To capture these looks, take a look at the full spread below and enchant yourself! ~

 

Wanting to make your lips stand out, without having to bare a heavy lipstick? Wearing a nice glossy lip from Glossier is the new-age remedy. This product adds both style and comfort to those who wear it, making it a growing sensation in the beauty industry.

Also, if you’re looking for something to compliment this look, take a peep at this amazing glow kit by Anastasia Beverly Hills. This kit is geared to make one’s natural features more prominent, and it does it with the highest quality. Just peep this InStyle review, they couldn’t get enough of it!

Glossier Lip Gloss – $14

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun-Dipped Glow Kit – $40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feeling Inspired? Peep some more beauty items below that will help you capture each look modeled by Olivia:

Paul Mitchell Flexible Style Sculpting Foam $7.99

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Collection $49

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in “Miss Scarlet”  $30

View full magazine on XIOX’S website.

Check out Olivia Trowbridge’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

Photographer – Brian Love  Instagram | Website.

Makeup Artist – Erika Fitzgerald Instagram

Hair Stylist – Sylvia Stankowski Instagram

Creative Director –Eleanor Love Instagram

Looking for a new look to rock this summer? Well, we have just the solution! This past week our girl, Alyssa Miller, launched her modern take on western-wear, collaborating with Understated Leather. We couldn’t be more in love with the results and knew we just had to share it with all of you! For those that want to learn more about her collaboration, we have good news. Upon the launch, Alyssa sat down with  W Magazine, offering all the exclusive deets on her new line. View the full interview below!:

W Magazine: How did this partnership with Understated Leather come to life?

AM: Jen, who owns and operates Understated Leather, and I became close friends and just started chatting about it casually and eventually decided to collaborate. It’s been a dream to work with my bestie on my first collection.

W Magazine: What was your inspiration for the collection?

AM: I was very inspired by Nudie and Roncelli suits, and western wear in general. I loved the idea of having a few pieces of the same collection and being able to wear them together as suit wear, throwing a jacket on with jeans, or the shorts with a classic white button up tied at the waist.

W Magazine: From music to modeling, you’re a multi-hyphenate. Did you always plan on venturing into design as well?

AM: I wear many hats, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Having been a model for so long I learned a lot about clothes, design, and style. So I think it was a matter of time before I started working on my own designs. I didn’t realize exactly how rewarding it could be to see your concepts go from mind to paper to being born into actuality. I loved the process. I imagine it will be even more so seeing all the beautiful women of the world actually wearing them.

W Magazine: Take me through the design process with the Understated Leather team. How did this collaboration work?

AM: Jen was amazing, she was very hands off and let me conceptualize the entire collection and every piece I wanted. We then worked with a designer on fit. We worked very hard to make sure that every piece was as flattering and flawless as possible. I relentlessly pushed every detail, the pants I am particularly proud of. A good suede pant is very hard to come by—I know because I’ve searched endlessly. So I’m proud to say I think we made the perfect pair.

W Magazine: The collection seems to be based around the brand’s Texan roots. Was this intentional?

AM: With both Jen and I being based out of Austin I think it was impossible to avoid. We both love and embrace western culture and are inspired by it every day out here. I wanted to find a way of meshing city wear with Texas country cowboy wear. I want to take a bit of Texas with me everywhere I go.

W Magazine: What would you say is your signature touch in the collection?

AM: The embroidery is to me, what makes this collection so special and spectacular. It reminds me of something you might find on a vintage piece. Something that if you were to find in a vintage shop you might die from excitement.

W Magazine: You also styled the campaign—what is your styling philosophy?

AM: In this case it was less is more. I used only vintage white blouses and t- shirts from my vintage collection for Pilgrim, a bit of a signature of mine. The great thing about this collection is that it really speaks for itself, it didn’t need much.

W Magazine: You took a three day road-trip to West Texas for the campaign. What was that like?

AM: I wanted it to feel like a journey, like an adventure, and it was one. We almost ran out of gas on a country road with nothing around for miles. We talked for hours, we shared our stories and offered our advice. We almost peed our pants while waiting for the next rest stop, then ate all the crappy convenience store snacks and drank wine straight from the bottle at night. We shot when we came upon something interesting that helped tell our story. We shot when it felt right, and when it didn’t, we didn’t. It was perfect.

W Magazine: Do you feel your friendship helped shape this collection?

AM: My friendships shape everything I do, but this one in particular especially. Jen offered me a safe place to design my first collection and Harper offered me a safe and open collaboration in image making as well. Having been in the industry for so long I know how hard that is to come by. To be able to speak freely about what it is I want and need to convey and to have Harper be so receptive was truly a gift. Capturing an exact mood, a feeling, is incredibly hard to do and I would never have been able to do it with out them.

W Magazine: Who are your style icons?

AM: Bianca and Mick Jagger, Françoise Hardy, Pattie Boyd… too many to count.

(Source: W Magazine, Model Alyssa Miller On Her New, Texas-Inspired Collaboration With Understated Leather)

Shop her collection at Understated Leather by clicking here.

Looks and sounds amazing, right? Peep below to view more shots from her launch!:

Check out Alyssa’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.
Browse more of the W Magazine and follow them on Instagram.
Shop at Understated Leather and follow them on Instagram.
Photographer – Harper Smith  Instagram | Website.

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Original blog post featured on SunnieBrook.com.

Calling all hair stylists, beauty junkies, and Sunnie Brook fans! The revered celebrity hairstylist has just announced a new series of exclusive hairstyle tutorials called Beauty Undressed featuring KJ Skorge, sure to satisfy your curiosity on how she creates stunning red carpet looks like the ones below.

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Collectively, the tutorials are part of a new YouTube series called Beauty Undressed, which seeks to explore the business and art involved in beauty professions. It will include educational videos, tutorials, interviews with beauty pros, and articles pertaining to the content viewers will be learning. These salon-quality training videos show the tricks of the trade and comprehensive instruction, seeking to make quality lessons available to all aspiring stylists as well as those continuing their education.

A small fee on each video supports Sunnie’s artistry as well as allowing her to keep content spicy and high quality. And after watching the trailers below, we couldn’t wait to try out the video series for ourselves. Keep scrolling to see the official trailers for Beauty Undressed featuring KJ Skorge.

Undone Waves Trailer:

Watch the full video here.

Red Carpet Waves trailer:

Watch the full video here.

Big Blowout Trailer:

Watch the full video here.

Check out more of Sunnie Brooke’s work online and follow her on Instagram.

Take a look at KJ’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

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There’s a story behind every outfit, and a few days ago we were lucky enough to have our very own Lauren Johnson share some of her style secrets with us. Thrift store shopping is essential- she hunts down gorgeous vintage pieces then mixes and matches them with her favorite brands. Growing up, she learned a lot from her Grandmother, who taught her to take pride in doing things herself. To this day she still creates the pottery she used to make with her (her backpack is her pottery bag!) and creates her own clothing, like the undershirt worn in this outfit. Lauren says her Granny is the perfect example of a strong woman, and we couldn’t agree more based on this GirlBoss outfit! Keep scrolling to check out Lauren’s personal style.

Pullover – Vintage

Pants – Vintage

Pottery Backpack – H&M

Shoes – Kenneth Cole

Shades – Ray-Ban

Sheer Undershirt – Made by Lauren Johnson

Check out Lauren’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

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This post was originally featured on 2020 Ave.com.

Mix and Match These 2 Fall Trends

We all know Fall is about layering, but what it really comes down to is knowing the art of mixing and matching with some of this season’s most versatile staples – leather and silk, and lots of it.space-right-size

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3. Mix it up!

Now, mix and match the leather jacket with the silk top and you’ve got a third look! You can make this look work for just about whatever day you have planned out. Pair it with some blue jeans and white sneakers for a casual day look in the city or put on a suede mini skirt and strappy heels for the night out with your girls!

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Check out Moe’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

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  This post was originally featured on The Art of Hairstyling

Trend alert! Vintage, 90’s, and bohemian beauty are back with a vengeance. The hairstyle options seem to have exploded overnight, and by now we’ve all had a few Pinterest-fail hair experiments. That’s why our eyes have been glued to The Art of Hairstyling.com, a seriously cool online mag with everything from envy-inducing editorials to simple how-to’s detailing how to create that Instagram hairstyle you can’t get enough of. Within its pages, renowned hair guru Ashley Lynn Hall creates runway masterpieces and effortless updos that you can actually do yourself (we promise!). We were thrilled when Tassia was chosen to be featured in this throwback beauty how-to, captured beautifully by Nous favorite Angela Marklew with flawless makeup and finishing touches by Anthony MeranteRead on to see how to get the look yourself…and trust us when we say this isn’t your granny’s hairdo anymore.

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Shop KEVIN.MURPHY haircare ,here.

Photographer – Angela Marklew Website / Instagram

Hairstylist – Ashley Lynn Hall Website / Instagram

Makeup – Anthony Merante Website / Instagram

Check out Tassia’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

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This article was originally featured on WhoWhatWear.com.

The Unexpected Accessory That Makes Any Outfit Pop

When you think of spring, pinks, pastels, and the like probably come to mind. But if your style isn’t overly feminine, what’s a girl to do? The key is to keep your outfit clean and simple, adding hints of color in the form of an unexpected power accessory: your lips. With sunny weather in full swing, there’s no better time than now to play up your pout with COVERGIRL’s Oh Sugar! collection. From layering your shades to creating a just-bitten look, this is how you make your lips the hero of your outfit.

Scroll down for three stylish ways to make your pout stand out. 

Lauren Johnson for Who What Wear

 Lauren Johnson for Who What Wear

If you want your lips to be the focal point of your look, opt for a simple silhouette in white, like this dress from the Who What Wear collection exclusively sold at Target.


GET THE LOOK:

Who What Wear Lace-Up Shift Dress, $33

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 Lauren Johnson for Who What Wear

 When wearing neutrals, it’s easy to pile on the jewelry. But in this case, layering necklaces and earrings could distract from your lips. Instead, add a skinny scarf that’ll help keep the attention on your pout.


GET THE LOOK:

COVERGIRL Oh Sugar! Lipstick, $7

 

 

Using COVERGIRL Oh Sugar! Lipstick in Punch, apply to lips straight from the tube; add multiple layers to give your pout a just-bitten stained effect. The rest of your makeup should be light and natural; after adding a hint of color to your lids, finish your look with multiple coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast Full Lash Bloom Mascara to emphasize your lashes and make them stand out.


 GET THE LOOK:

COVERGIRL LashBlast Full Lash Bloom Mascara, $7

What other tips do you have for making your spring outfits pop? Please share in the comments below!

Photographer – Justin Coit Website/Instagram

Take a look at Lauren’s Portfolio and follow her on Instagram.