As much as we love hot dresses, we seriously have a weakness for gorgeous hairstyles with a unique twist! Without a doubt, the right updo can really make a profound impact on your overall outfit, especially if you’re attending a fabulous formal occasion and plan to wear an astounding party dress to match. And out of all the creative hairstyles we’ve stumbled upon, the braided look (with its many shapes and variations) never ceases to win our hearts time and time again — as you can probably tell if you scour through our Facebook page. It’s versatility factor streams through all possible wardrobe situations. Whether going completely casual with t-shirt and jeans or going all out with a formal “Bang” wearing a breathtaking long dress or sweetly sexy short dress and platform stiletto heels, the braided updo instantly shakes it up and beautifies you even more. Our current favorites in the category of luscious locks include the side braided bun, the iconic crown braid and the oh-so-hot fishtail braid.
Click below for video tutorials that we’ve pulled from YouTube to help you achieve some of these looks:
The Dutch Crown Braid
The Fishtail Braid
The Braided Side Bun
Now we’re turning it over to our readers! We want to get your feedback. LEAVE US A COMMENT:
Which braided hairstyle that you see here is your favorite?!
If you’re looking to captivate the crowd at your Homecoming dance for 2012, leave it to the fashion ladies at Camille La Vie & Group USA to provide you with a head to toe stylish look. Although we specialize in fabulously hot social occasion dresses made for a red-carpet walking Hollywood star, we also make it our mission to shower you with a wide range of shoes, handbags and jewelry to match. We’re continuously striving to make our Facebook page as fun and interactive as possible and this is one of many features we will be introducing to make your shopping experience that much more special. You can even pin our items from our gallery directly to your personalized Pinterest boards. Currently we have launched this new feature with a special focus on our Homecoming dresses. But we won’t just stop there! We’ll also be showcasing a gallery for the Prom season as well, so you look out for that! And although these dresses are ideal for Homecoming, you can certainly transition your look into many other special events. Our dresses can work also as a guest of wedding look, a cocktail party look and many more fabulous evening affairs. Scour our gallery to find hottest looks from floor-whisking long dresses to frilly short dresses, and browse our sexy platform shoes, clutch bags and dazzling jewelry.
At Camille La Vie everyone is very in tune with the freshest fashions and have a huge love for fabulous chic style. Of course our favorite fashions are our own dresses and accessories, however, there are so many more ways to show off your beauty from hairstyles, to nail art, to new makeup trends. Our passion for fashion has created some office Fashionistas that are always willing to share their newfound beauty products, tips, and tricks to the rest of the office and now we want to share with YOU! One way to change up your look completely everyday is to try different hairstyles. We’ve asked some of the office Fashionistas what their favorite looks are when it comes to summer hairstyles, then we also asked which hair product they use that they absolutely cant live without!
These are the 5 summer hairstyles & products you need to try:
Jessica D’s response:
1.Natural Curls & Big Sexy Hair Products ($17) “I really love when girls keep their hair very natural looking in the summer, there’s no need to fight the heat by trying to keep naturally curly hair straight in hot weather. To keep my curls under control I do use many different products but my favorite has to be my huge spray bottle of Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play Hairspray. It keeps my natural curls intact without it looking wet or heavy, I Love it!”
2.Long Beachy Hair & MoroccanOil ($43) “Summer is all about the beach, pools, and vacations and I like hair the best when it has more of a natural wave and its long and flowing. Whether it’s real beach hair or recreated with a curling iron, long luscious wavy hair is so beautiful. This type of look can be hard to do sometimes in heat and that’s why I Love MoroccanOil. It helps keep frizz away while making my hair so soft and smooth and it smells great too! I can’t do my hair in the morning without it!”
3.Sleek Pony & Prive Shampoo and Conditioner ($53) “I’m thinking more elegant night out on the town summer hair but I really love sleek ponytail hairstyles, especially when a band of hair is wrapped around the ponytail holder I think its looks so polished. A hair care product line that I absolutely love and recommend is Prive. This company is all organic and it smells so great! I really love the Shampoo, Conditioner, and Hairspray. In fact, I always carry the hairspray in my purse to work, you never know when you will need it, and the best part is the bottles and cans allow you to use every last drop, there’s no throwing out good hair products.”
4.Intricate Braids & Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Leave in Conditioner ($3) “My favorite summer hairstyle look would have to be braided hair. I’m fascinated by intricate braids simply because it really takes talent and honestly, I’m really not sure I could do half of the things I see in pictures to myself, but I think its so cool! I stick to simple braids but it looks so cute in up-do looks or when your hair is down. My favorite hair product would have to be the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Leave in Conditioner. I use most of the Aussie products because I have really curly hair but this conditioner leaves even my hair so smooth and tangle free, I’m hooked! The Aussie products are also cheaper too but even so they really work great.”
Jessica J’s response:
5.Pin Straight Hair & Frederic Fekkai Technician Color Care Shampoo ($39) “I love to see girls with pin-straight hair and I love to have mine straight too even in the summer, the flat iron is my best friend. I think it looks very chic and it always goes nicely with a multitude of outfits. My personal favorite hair care product that I need in my arsenal is definitely Frederic Fekkai’s Technician Color Care Shampoo because I do color my hair and it makes my hair so soft while being very gentle on my color. It helps keep it shiny and beautiful for a longer amount of time, its fantastic.”
Have you seen the floor-sweeping red-carpet dress photos of some of the world’s most stylish celebrities at the 2012 Met Gala last week?! Our eyes were transfixed on many of our favorite leading ladies as they sashayed along the luxe carpet made worthy only for those within the high fashion elite society. And as we perused the many lovely long-legged dames in their Prada, Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, Armani, Louis Vuitton, Erdem, etc, etc dresses, we couldn’t help but feel a significant fashion connection to many of these looks. After scanning all the celebrity dresses from Anna Wintour’s highly famed Met Gala, it was inevitable what was to come next. We instantaneously dipped into our Camille La Vie fashion closet and rounded up a few purely amazing dresses of our own that bear quite a resemblance to some of our red-carpet favorites. Check out our round-up of selected red-carpet looks and our fabulous Camille La Vie version for each. You’ll definitely look like a high fashion star without breaking the bank.
1. Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt really pulls off this chic, minimal and incredibly alluring Calvin Dress dress, while keeping her hair and makeup sleek with a dose of simplicity. She really doesn’t need much considering her genetically blessed traits and this cutout dress certainly amplifies all her divine assets! Snag Emily’s look here with this equally gorgeous jersey cutout dress and luxe rhinestone beading. It’s an ideal red-carpet style dress that will work for your many social occasions, including prom, cocktail parties and other fab-friendly events (SEE NEXT PHOTO).
2. Solange Knowles
Who can pass up this hot neon yellow number worn by the heavenly divine Solange Knowles? We’re really feeling her style savvy choice designed by Rachel Roy for this event, especially considering our undying love for peplum dresses. This fierce look coupled with her jaw-dropping, envy-worthy hairstyle makes for an all-out head-to-toe winner! And our course, this feature wouldn’t be complete without showcasing our AMAZING, spot-on version of Knowles’ dress. Check out our Camille La Vie satin mermaid dress with peplum accents (SEE NEXT PHOTO).
3. Paula Patton
We can’t stop admiring Paula Patton’s beauty let alone her sweet-hued lilac strapless dress designed by Vera Wang. Her sleek and classic chignon is the perfect choice to showcase her beautiful facial features and totally love her dose of the dazzle factor with the rhinestone drop earrings. This color works undoubtedly well for the spring/summer season and luckily we have an equally sensational version at Camille La Vie. Check out this Camille La Vie chiffon beaded illusion dress that’s quite reminiscent of Paula Patton’s red-carpet dress (SEE NEXT PHOTO).
4. Dianna Agron
Dianna Agron looks like an ethereal goddess in this breathtaking red-carpet gown with plunging neckline designed by Caroline Herrera. We can’t help but stare into her sultry eyes and retro-inspired locks befitting of a classic Old Hollywood starlet. But although her beauty may be one-of-a-kind, you can certainly score her dress style as Camille La Vie houses a beautiful red-carpet ready version made of luxurious chiffon and rhinestone in a plunging neckline that brings to mind all sorts of goddess-like thoughts. (SEE NEXT PHOTO)