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it’s cinco de mayo and we have the perfect way to celebrate! we love being adventurous with bright color pops to liven up your makeup palette and style, and there’s no better time to rock this trend than warm spring and summer nights :) Read more »

Lydia -Jun 12, 2012, 3:02PM
i agree completely with angelique. also, many girls are just very skinny. I had a friend in high school who was picked on for being "anorexic" and having no boobs, but she was just like that naturally, and i fact DID eat a regular amount of food.
Angelique -Jul 25, 2011, 11:45PM
Well, it's a double standard, don't you think? Why is it right to trash the skinnier girls and only endorse curvier women? All girls have a right to feel beautiful, and I think the girl in the photograph looks gorgeous. Then again, so would a slightly larger girl and so would an even heavier one. Big may be beautiful, but that doesn't mean that slim is not. (And this is coming from a 180-lb girl, who is your dreaded size 14.)

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one of our designers had the coolest hair style yesterday- she braided ribbons into her hair! she said it’s actually really easy- knot the ribbon into your hair at the start of the braid, making sure the ribbon is longer than your hair. Read more »

Sierra -Apr 26, 2011, 1:47PM
WOW. I want to do that to my hair! http://gypsymadness.blogspot.com/
Karacter -Apr 26, 2011, 11:27AM
Love it!! http://www.karacterblog.com

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a couple of weeks ago i showed you the makeup we used for part one of our april catalog, and jemma was there to get the low-down on day two! here’s a peek behind the scenes and how to get sasha pivovarova’s look. Read more »

alexndr -Aug 23, 2011, 10:29AM
sasha malayev how are you yellow
Jessica -May 31, 2011, 9:20AM
I kept hoping to find out what the nailpolish she was using on the cover was. :(

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the theme for the catalog was the elements – contrasting a muted palette and soft colors for earth and air on day one with bold, bright colors and tribal elements for fire and water on day two.  keeping with this theme, the makeup on day one was very natural and clean, giving sasha pivovarova the appearance of not wearing any makeup at all. Read more »

Danielle -Jun 24, 2012, 8:15PM
What would I say to my hair stylist to get this haircut?
meg -Nov 15, 2011, 3:34PM
what brand of hair extensions was used for her fishtail? My hair is a similar color and I would love to recreate the look.

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our awesome makeup artist deanna is back for another how-to video where she shows you how to get this stunning look for spring featuring our model martha hunt! song is “spirit of” by the twin atlas. see products used and instructions below. Read more »

JennySue Makeup -Mar 26, 2011, 3:31PM
So beautiful- that stark black liner with the rosy cheeks and lips is a perfect combo!!
Jasmine -Mar 19, 2011, 9:39PM
Must try that eyeliner, Im an eyeliner fiend

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It’s me again… writing my final guest post for the February Catalog! While working with our February photographer, Jason Lee Parry, we had the chance to meet and hang out with his girlfriend, Jenny Sirney. Read more »

Jennifer -Mar 02, 2011, 8:00PM
Oh my, I love that video they made... very bitter sweet. I could feel their love.
Elle -Mar 01, 2011, 6:06PM
I adore that video.....the ending is kinda sad though huh?! She has great hair and style! love, live & wear xo, L

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our makeup artist deanna shows you how to get a fresh, natural look for spring! featuring model chrishell stubbs (watch out for her in our february catalog!). Read more »

Chrishelle -Jul 11, 2012, 8:56PM
What did you do to the model's hair? Curl it? :)
Chrishell -Mar 11, 2012, 11:18PM
Had soo much funn! :)

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hair tip!

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so a couple of you have asked us how we get our models’ hair so relaxed, wavy and perfect… which is a great question. so i asked our hair/makeup artist deanna and here is her method! i tried it out myself and it works wonderfully…

first, slightly dampen hair with a styling spray – she uses bumble and bumble.

next, separate the hair into two pieces down the center. then separate those two into two. start with 2 strands, either the left side or the right of head,  and twist the hair away from the face. then take the 2 twisted strands and twist them together. secure on top of head with a hair clip.

allow time to dry, then remove clips and shake out hair.

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and that’s it!

Burgie -Oct 22, 2012, 12:04AM
I have curly/wavy hair and this doesn't give me that bed head look. Any help? Thanks
supergirl -Nov 15, 2010, 9:01AM
haha, beautiful hair style, very natural. Will this work even on super thin hair?

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as you guys probably know, october is breast cancer awareness month.  i wanted to share a cool thing you can do to support the cause, called pink hair for hope.  through the month of october, participating salons will put a pink hair extension in your hair for $10, with all proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. this is such a great idea and a fun way to raise awareness! i think i’m going to have to re-dye the ends of my hair to be pink again :)

for more info click here.

Cat horn -Oct 13, 2010, 9:55AM
I want to find a place in Philly that is participating in this. What a great way to show support.
Amanda -Oct 11, 2010, 1:16AM
I agree with vero. Where is the info to tell us where to get the pink extensions at?

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jessica mau in our studio this week… simply stunning.

Heyhey -Feb 09, 2011, 4:29AM
Is it me or is she also the blue planet model? She is absolutely beautiful!
Jaw -Dec 18, 2010, 1:16PM
She's so pretty!

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as promised, the lovely ladies of free people austin lamar have provided step by step instructions on how to put in these rad feather hair extensions! i’m so bummed i didn’t know how to do this all summer long!

step 1: pick anywhere from 3-5 feathers. you can buy the feathers at some hair salons, or order them from etsy.

step 2: pick a small piece of hair- we suggest either under a layer of hair on top, or a small piece of hair underneath, right by the ear.

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Step 3: if you don’t have a fancy tool, you can just take a piece of fishing line and loop it! then place the hair extension bead through both ends. you can find these beads at any beauty supply store that carries hair extensions.

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step 4: pull the small piece of hair that you selected through the loop.

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step 5: move the bead up the fishing line and onto the piece of hair.

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step 6: pull the hair through the bead completely, and make sure it stays about an inch from the scalp.

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step 7: take your cluster of feathers, and make sure every feather makes it into the bead!

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Step 8: once you make sure all of the feathers are in, you can trim any of the excess that is sticking out of the top of the bead.

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step 9: take pliers and squeeze the bead until it is completely closed.

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VOILA!!! you have beautiful feathers in your hair!!

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now if you want to take it a step further, put some feathers on both sides of your head and put your hair into a french braid:

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peace of cake ;)

*update*

to remove the feathers you can just pinch the bead with pliers in the other direction to open it and they slide right out. or after a week or two they might slide out on their own.

the feather can get wet, washed, brushed, blown dry and straightened! you can pretty much just treat them like your own hair.

lilybellelocks -May 29, 2013, 3:33PM
We make our own feather extensions, hand dying in long lasting, non toxic silk dyes and have a wide variety of colours, lengths and widths to choose from here http://shop.lilybellelocks.com/Feather-Extensions_c3.htm We ship all over Canada, the USA and internationally, and you can find us on facebook too ;)
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the lovely jenny lopez off duty in our office this week :) did you know she has a blog?

she is wearing an alexander wang t-shirt, free people pants, and barney’s co-op boots.

Lailla -Sep 23, 2010, 1:17PM
Here are the boots http://www.barneys.com/Studded%20Ankle%20Boot/500209658,default,pd.html
eunice -Sep 23, 2010, 12:30PM
your so beautiful! Lovin the outfit:)

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