Blog Posts by The Thread

  • Statement-Making Holiday Beauty Tips



    It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, not the holidays--holiday parties! You may already have your outfits planned for the numerous get-togethers on your schedule, but have you figured out your statement-making beauty looks to go with them? We're highlighting the eye-catching beauty tips and trends that will make you truly sparkle this season.

    For work-related events - You don't want a look that's too out there--focus on sophistication with a touch of glamour. Always remember to apply moisturizer before any sort of foundation, ensuring a smooth base. Try an eyeshadow in either gold, brown, or silver, depending on skin tone, and stick to neutral lip shades close to your natural lip color. Vamp it up with eyeliner and a heavy coat of mascara on top and lower lashes. For hair, test drive the down 'do with a side-swept and modern version of a French twist. Be sure to try a tailored pair of printed pants with a simple tank and a tuxedo blazer for an authoritative yet festive holiday Read More »from Statement-Making Holiday Beauty Tips
  • Amp Up Your Holiday Party Style



    After your fourth eggnog-and-champagne-fueled holiday bash of the season, you may feel like branching out from your usual hair and makeup routine. Celebrity stylist Robin Watson (and three beautiful viewers) are here to help with three different hairstyles and makeup trends that will have you feeling festive and flirty in no time. Which holiday style will you test drive?

    Try: A fishtail braid - Celebrities like Nicole Scherzinger and Blake Lively know that a fishtail braid is an unexpected yet totally cute style. Pair the 'do with subtle kittenish eyes and a plum lip for a surprising yet subtle beauty look--especially for those with ivory skin tones.

    Try: A darker hue - What better time than winter to warm up your look with a darker shade? Try Clairol's Nice N' Easy in a dark caramel color for an effortless change at salon quality. This coloring kit comes with a conditioning gloss to help seal in intense color and add shine. Style it sleek and straight with a spritz of shine serum to addRead More »from Amp Up Your Holiday Party Style
  • The Cast of "Les Misérables" Talk Style, Want to Bring Back Corsets



    "One Day More" is just about how much longer we can wait until the movie musical "Les Misérables" hits theaters. In our impatience, we sat down with stars Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, and Samantha Barks to get the scoop on their characters' styles and what 19th-century style they would bring back (we're not saying no to more men in waistcoats, Eddie!). Watch and learn how Anne Hathaway blew her diet and who Hugh Jackman thinks should run for president, and be sure to see the film when it arrives in theaters everywhere December 25, 2012.

  • What's THE Color for 2013?



    No need to walk down any yellow brick roads--in 2013, every city is an emerald city! The Pantone Color Institute annually scours the world for inspiration in order to bring us their official color of the year and in 2013 it's bright, flattering emerald. A rich color that inspires insight and promotes balance and harmony, Lee Eiseman, Executive Director at Pantone, says this color is appropriate for 2013 because it promotes change, renewal, and clarity in a complex world, but we love it for its style cred! Celebs from Kate Middleton to Kristin Wiig have already been spotted in this bright jewel tone, and our host Jessica Stam has all the best (and affordable) emerald picks for your closet this year! 

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  • Even Victoria's Secret Angels Have Bieber Fever

    Every year, the gorgeous ladies of Victoria's Secret strut down the catwalk at the lingerie brand’s annual fashion show—strutting down the catwalk in the brand’s hottest new designs. This year, it ws every bit the spectacle with stars like Rihanna and Justin Bieber performing alongside the sexy bras, underwear, and magical costumes as they worked their way down the runway. Tragedy struck, though, when 2,700 hours of personal footage was stolen of the Angels with Justin Bieber. Luckily for you, The Thread has done some recon work, and we recovered the film in all of its glory. No need to thank us.

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  • Get Ahead of The Style Curve With The Thread

    Most stylish women look to and obsess over various sources for wardrobe inspiration, from style crush-worthy celebrities, to runway photos, to magazine fashion spreads. We're guilty of all the above and more (we're addicts, what can we say?) and our passion is here to help you. After scouring all our resources we’ll show you how to incorporate our favorite trends from overseas into your everyday winter lineup.

    Leisure suits - Seen on the runways of designers like Miu Miu and Stella McCartney, the leisure suit is a great way to work prints in to your wardrobe. Test drive one in a bold, bright, eye-catching print and be sure to pair it with sleek heels for a style that is authoritative yet still playful..

    Velvet - THE textile of Fall/Winter 2012, this feminine and soft fabric always feels vintage, but you'll look thoroughly modern. Velvet dresses are in this season--for a classic styling option, wear one with high-gloss jewelry and Mary Jane pumps.

    Oriental fashion - Immaculately

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  • Kelly Clarkson Talks Greatest Hits, First Grammys Disaster, and Burning Her Heels

    With hair extensions down to her knees and heavy makeup, the young Clarkson looks 40, not 20! Courtesy of KMazur / Getty Images
    Former "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson sat down with The Thread to talk style evolution, her fashion crush on Taylor Swift (we're with you on that one, Kelly!), and her burning hatred of high heels. Currently pulling double duty as a mentor on “The Voice” and judging the ABC singing competition “Duets,” her greatest hits album is coming out November 19th.

    Despite her many public appearances, the singer still insists "my style is weird...I love dresses, but I wear my jeans and my boots every day!" Now, Clarkson owns the red carpet like a champ, but when she was just starting out, some red carpet appearances cause the singer to look back with regret. Like her first ever Grammys in 2004, where even though her gown was elegant, heavy makeup and overlong hair extensions made her look twice her age. Take a look, she's only 22 there!

    Ever humble, Clarkson credits her stylists with allowing her to grow as a fashion star and with accommodating her atypical desire to ditch high heels Read More »from Kelly Clarkson Talks Greatest Hits, First Grammys Disaster, and Burning Her Heels
  • Guilt-Free Beauty Indulgences

    This holiday season, The Thread is showing you some easy and sinless ways to finally indulge. You know you've been putting it off all year--now is the time to pamper yourself. From at-home antioxidant facials to exfoliating body scrubs, here are some budget-friendly ways to treat yourself this season.

    Spoil your hair - If you want to go darker like our host Jessica Stam or Dakota Fanning, treat your locks to a dye that contains aloe and vitamins to ensure a healthy shine.



    Show your face some love - A rejuvenating face mask made from blueberries, raw honey, and organic olive oil packs a punch of antioxidants and keeps skin radiant. Apply the mask and leave it on your skin for five minutes.



    Exfoliate your skin - A homemade body scrub of instant oatmeal, lemon juice, and plain yogurt treat your epidermis to an all-natural, soothing exfoliation. Not just for breakfast anymore!



    Fake that tan - A lightweight liquid body bronzer helps you maintain that confident summer glow you had going

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  • Mommy On-The-Go Lifesavers


    Overpacked schedule? Yup. Non-stop errands? That's you! Everyone knows that the life of a mom is endlessly hectic, and we have the secrets to looking (and, most importantly, feeling) beautiful. The Thread has rounded up all the on-the-go must-haves that will keep you feeling calm, fabulous, and fresh.

    Smooth winter skin secret
    - Olay Winter Retreat Body Wash is a cleanser and moisturizer in one, so it provides your skin with that extra bit of loving it deserves while saving you time!

    Stylish mom's wardrobe staples - Every mom (and every woman, for that matter) needs a pair of black, high-waisted, fitted jeans with stretch. The stretch means comfort throughout the day and the high waist is great for moms who need added coverage. Opt for comfortable, short boots that hit right above the ankle, a printed scarf, and a machine washable blazer. Now you're ready to wow everyone with your fabulousness.

    THE mom accessory - The oversized handbag! It's necessary to carry everything you need,

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