Have you ever looked back on photos from your younger days and wondered, "Why did I EVER wear that?" It can be comforting to know that as we age, we also tend to become more in-tune to our sense of style and what truly flatters our bodies.
"Aging gracefully" is also something a few of our favorite ladies in Hollywood have mastered - and Demi Moore just might take the cake. While star stylists certainly help, we can't discount the fact that she has a knack for making heads turn and women half her age jealous. Check out these photos of Demi through the years and see how she's become more stylish with time.
A young Demi Moore, age 22, strikes a pose in an ensemble that was very on-trend for the era: palazzo pants, a roomy blazer, and a floppy hat. She has not yet been anointed a member of Hollywood's Brat Pack, but she has a definitive fashion personality.
Before and After: Photos of Demi Today
Geek-chic in an oversized cardigan and heavy glasses, Demi holds hands with
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Have you ever looked back on photos from your younger days and wondered, "Why did I EVER wear that?" It can be comforting to know that as we age, we also tend to become more in-tune to our sense of style and what truly flatters our bodies.Read More »from Do You Get More Stylish with Age?
A splurge is nice every now and then, but beauty does not have to equal big money. Balance your beauty budget with these cost-saving beauty, hair, and skin-care tips.Read More »from Five Ways to Get Gorgeous for Less
1. Do Your Own Blowout
Weekly blowouts can really add up, but you can replicate a salon-worthy 'do with big Velcro rollers. For maximum bounce, use a volumizer, then blow hair straight with a round brush. Follow by placing sections in big rollers (we like RickyCare Fusion Rollers, at just $6.99 for six). Then Spritz with a hair spray and let it set for 10 minutes. You'll walk out of the house like you just walked out of the salon.
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2. High-Performing Mascara
Expensive mascaras that promise the world (or at least your longest, fullest lashes) are tempting, but you can get the same look without spending the same money. We were blown away by L'Oréal Paris Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara ($7.95). Its lengthening, lash-building formula works just as well as our higher-priced,
Sandra Bullock wants us to think she's no big deal. In fact, the self-deprecation and this-isn't-as-important-as-it-looks attitude is part of her enduring popularity.
But the Best Actress winner can't fool us. She looked simply stunning on the red carpet and we even felt a pang of pride when she eloquently accepted her very first Oscar. She is important, she is gifted, but she's also completely real.
And as she gets older, her life just gets better. She spent her 20s worrying and her 30s working nonstop. Now in her 40s, Sandra is living life her way. Her down-to-Earth lifestyle can even teach us a thing or two about enjoying the little things in life.
Here's what aging has taught her:
Remember to Have Fun
"Right now, I'm kind of getting into my childhood," says Bullock. "I didn't have a teenage or early-20s experience that was free and without worry. I missed the screw-everything, have-a-good-time phase. I was worried that if I didn't stay on track and work, work, work,
- Remember to Have Fun
This year's lovely Oscar nominees may want to take a few notes, since Sunday is a long day and they're sure to be partying straight till dawn. Cameras are everywhere so they need to stay gorgeous till the end.Read More »from How Famous Party Girls Look Fab...Even at 4 a.m.
We convinced a few well-known party gals to give up their tried and true tricks. The best part? They'll work wonders for you too! Check out all 21 tips here.
Get a Leg Up
"My favorite trick for glowing skin is to apply shimmer, not glitter, right above the bow of my lip and just a touch down my nose," says Kim Kardashian. And for days she's not feeling her best, she relies on LnA leggings. "I'll wear them under a dress because they hold me in so much.
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"I do my own hair for the Academy Awards," says Lauren Hutton, founder of Lauren Hutton cosmetics. "I put MoroccanOil Treatment [$39] and Bumble and Bumble Tonic Lotion [$18] on damp hair and air-dry it to bring out my curl." Her favorite makeup tip? "Colored liner is a
We loved these hairdos on the runway, then on the red carpet. Here, a DIY crib sheet for easy updos, chic braids, and beachy waves.Read More »from Get Gorgeous Party Hair in Five Minutes
"The key to this sexy look is not to overdo it," says Mara Roszak, a Tresemmé celebrity stylist who works with Zoë Saldana. We like spritzing Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray ($22) to boost natural texture. And to enhance the shape of your waves, finish with Tresemmé Anti-Frizz Secret Smoothing Crème ($4.99).
Discover the secrets to getting shiny, bouncy hair at any age.
"It's so chic and simple," says Kate Hudson's mane man, David Babaii, of her pretty but messy style. "Start with David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray [$9.99] and rough dry your hair." He advises putting hair into a high ponytail, but instead of pulling it all the way through the band, leave part of it in so it's shaped like a bun. Then "pin the tail back into the hair and pull pieces out in front."
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It's easy to find out what's hot on the runways during Fashion Week, but what do the people watching the shows actually wear? We rounded up photos of styles on the streets of Milan during fashion week and are leaving the judgment call to you.Read More »from They Wore It at Fashion Week...Would You?
Which looks do you love and what styles could you do without? Would you ever wear any of these looks? It's your turn to play editor!
Look #1: This chocolate and gray look is topped off with a suede shawl.
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Look #2: The makings of this outfit: A cape, vintage dress and polka dot tights.
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Look #3: The idea is all about mixing colors and textures, from ruffles and wools to light blue and hunter green.
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Look #4: This cool look focuses on layering and a pop of color.
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Look #5: Seventies-inspired glamor, anyone?
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Look #6: Classics, like a striped button down
Spotting a bargain on your favorite cosmetics is great. Chemicals in your perfume...not so much. If you've ever snagged a bottle of designer perfume at a price that seems too good to be true, chance are it is. Perfume knockoffs are all the rage - at flea markets, on street-side tables - and they can actually make you sick.
"You rarely see reactions to fragrances when they are high-end and made from high-quality ingredients such as essential oils," says Jeannette Graf, a dermatologist in Great Neck, New York. "Knockoffs are poorly made, cheap, and reactive. You don't have accountability with a knockoff. It could be made in someone's bathtub for all you know." Bad reactions, she says, range from a runny nose to redness and eczema.
What's in there that makes you so sick? You may not want to know... but we've got the details here. Avoid getting scammed in the future with these helpful tips:
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Harper's Bazaar beauty editor Lauren Cohen reports on the trends from backstage at New York fashion week -- along with tips on how to recreate the looks at home.Read More »from Backstage Beauty From NY Fashion Week: How to Do It at Home
1. We've been hearing a lot about the '90s backstage, and Chris Benz was no exception. Makeup artist Daniel Martin modernized the grunge-era dark-brown lip by lining the mouth and filling in the top with Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre brow pencil in Sable. He finished with Lancôme's new Matte Lipcolor in Bronze Show. For a more wearable, not-so-dark look, he suggests Lancôme Le Lipstique pencil in Natural Mauve and Color Design Lipcolor in Vintage Rose.
2. At Zac Posen, Odile Gilbert channeled the downtown Chelsea girl with soft, touchable waves. She spritzed L'Oréal Professionnel Texture Expert Freezing Mist to keep it all in place.
3. The strong, navy blue eye that Tom Pecheux created at Chado Ralph Rucci looks so chic. Want to do it yourself it? Try MAC Eye Kohl in Blooz.
4. At Doo.Ri, Orlando Pita pulled locks of hair back
We talked to top celebrity hairstylists to find out the most glamorous evening styles for 2010:Read More »from 4 Pretty Party Hairstyles in 5 Minutes or Less
A Chic, Messy Updo: "It's so chic and simple," says Kate Hudson's mane man, David Babaii, of her pretty but messy style. "Start with David Babaii for WildAid Bohemian Beach Spray ($9.99) and rough dry your hair." He advises putting hair into a high ponytail, but instead of pulling it all the way through the band, leave part of it in so it's shaped like a bun. Then "pin the tail back into the hair and pull pieces out in front."
A Loose Side Braid: Long braids are now modern with height at the crown and over-the-shoulder placement. Sebastian Professional Volupt Spray ($19.95) to add hold and lift," explains Rachel McAdams's stylist Thomas Dunkin. Forgo the brush as you blow-dry. "It will look forced if it's too polished. Go with a part that's easy to find, and braid to the end."
Beachy Waves: "The key to this sexy look is not to overdo it," says Mara Roszak, a Tresemmé celebrity stylist who
By Bonnie Morrison
There are two things I have wanted for as long as I can remember. The first is to live in New York City. I was a precocious (if self-conscious) preadolescent who loved pop culture, music, and magazines and was enchanted by the allure of what seemed to be the most exciting place on earth. Who doesn't want to be Holly Golightly? I absorbed and memorized every single detail of the city's nightlife, despite living 3,000 miles away in San Francisco. The world of swanky Manhattan soirees, expensive dinners, and endless men to date was a glamorous universe away from my bespectacled, tennis-ball-short-haired 14-year-old self and the nights I spent at home.
The second was my desire to work in fashion. I never seriously considered any other career. As earnest as it may sound, through perseverance, careful study, and some well-timed breaks, by my mid-20s I was on the path to living both dreams. I was a busy fashion publicist livingRead More »from Should You Quit Drinking? One Woman's Story