If you are a big fan of the CW, then you are more than likely a big fan of the chicest Upper East Sider out there, Blake Lively, aka Serena Vanderwood. We love to see Blake on screen with the trendiest fasion, the chicest accessories, and the attitude to go with all of it. And if you enjoy watching Blake’s comings and goings off-screen, then you know she carries this same trend off-set as well. No, this is not a girl that you will ever catch having a bad hair day, or a bad anything day really. Even when she does sport the bad days, you never notice because she is just *that*beautiful. But don’t hate her for it because she’s also one of the sweetest girls off-screen that you will ever meet. Which is probably why she has done so well in the romance department with fellow co-star Penn Badgely, your friend Dan.
Here Blake is showing off her stuff in a gorgeous eye popping mini-dress that highlights this season’s jewel tones perfectly. And here for her appearance on David Letterman Blake chose to veer from her usual wavy and luscious long mane, and complemented her stunning attire with a sleek look that is neither too wavy or too straight. It’s all in the casual here, but casual elegance is the marker of this look.
To get this look, you want to have a layered cut with long concave layers cut that angle toward your features rather than away from them. Use texturizing shampoo and conditioner to give your hair some bend, and blow dry your hair from roots to ends with a round and soft bristle brush. After your blowdry, you can run some styling pomade through your hair to give it some additional texture and movement. Then, use a 1 ½ “ curling iron to put some bend and wave in your hair, but here you really just want to run the iron through your hair, and not focus too much on curl.
Keep the curling on for just a second or two, and create a lovely, soft wave that will last all day. You will then brush these waves out for a soft almost ethereal look, and a sexy but not too fussy side part will add instant vamp appeal to your overall look of casual elegance. Finish the look with some extra hold hairspray along your part.
Darla Khazei, PacificCoastNews.com