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Kirsten Dunst

Daring, sweet and nonchalantly chic – Kirsten Dunst has the perfect mix of classic, feminine style.

Downtown cool meets feminine romance; understated yet luxurious…

Named Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in ‘Melancholia’, Kirsten Dunst is also receiving acclaim for her unique, nonchalant approach to style. Wonderfully feminine and sophisticated yet equally strong – Dunst is the epitome of modern-day, cool-girl chic.

Favouring Chanel, Rodarte, Miu Miu or Chloé for her Red Carpet moments, Dunst channels ‘Old-Hollywood’ glamour with timeless ease. Often choosing pieces in interesting textures and diaphanous fabrics; Dunst teams them with a bold lip and no-fuss hair for maximum impact.

And what is even more impressive about her memorable looks is that Dunst styles herself. Having been the face of Miu Miu; Dunst now appears in the campaigns for Bulgari’s Jasmin Noir Fragrance.

Do you covet Kirsten Dunst’s style? xx

Photos from miumiu.com / bulgari.com / google images

Beauty

The Rodarte Tousled Bob

Easily one of the most popular hair styles of all time, the classic bob received a makeover at the Rodarte Fall 2012 runway presentation. Each model appeared with a sweetly tousled bob on the runway…

Citing the Australian outback as their inspiration, Rodarte’s signature whimsical aesthetic was brought to life in a luxe colour palette of nude, marmalade and burgundy.

Taking a cue from the 1940’s, both in silhouette and styling, the model’s hair was swept up to just in-line with their chin.

Framing the face in soft waves, the bob is a timeless look that exudes elegance, sophistication and youthful frivolity.

To create the faux bob: the hair was first braided and tucked underneath, before the right side was set in waves using a three barrel or one-inch iron. The bend was then pinned with a hair comb.

Another hair highlight: the beautiful gold falling star accessories. Star brooches were buried in the models’ slightly disheveled hair, radiating beautiful feminie loveliness. The heavenly star combs also brought an edge to the collection with the unpolished metal adding subtle strength.

And the Shoes…

Also striking at Rodarte, the debut of their in-house shoe collection. After several seasons of collaborating with key shoe designers, from Nicholas Kirkwood to Christian Louboutin, the Mulleavy sisters’ shoe designs hit the runway.

The ladylike round-toe heels, featured two-tone metal; buckles; straps; and even sand! The heels were each subtlety unique and were made of plexiglass or filled with sand (below left) for a distinct take on the ‘Australian Outback’.

Photos from style.com

Fashion

A Luxe Moment

Grandeur, Decadence & Impeccable Beauty… embrace a luxe new style- one befitting a golden Renaissance Queen

Entricate workings of sparking gold detail will make a striking statement for Spring / Summer 2012. Heavenly gowns with elaborate detailing, silk tulles and metallic brocades appeared on the catwalks of Alexander McQueen, Valentino and at Rodarte’s Cruise presentation in Florence.

Inspired by ancient Italian Religious Artworks, Rodarte sisters – Kate and Laura Mulleavy – created a collection which conjured ethereal beauty. The ten gowns each featured a sculpted torso and a long columnar skirt falling straight to the ground. The most spectacular of which was topped with a golden sunburst crown inspired by Bernini’s Ecstasy of Saint Teresa (pictured below centre). Strong, powerful and enchantingly beautiful.

For an ever-so-slightly more modest sprinkling of golden lustre, embrace bejewelled jewellery or glistening heels.

Will you embrace luxe other-world dressing in your Spring / Summer wardrobe? xx

Photos from style.com

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