Sunday, 28 November 2010

Get the look: Alexa Chung!

Alexa Chung is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and fashionable current style icons, so I have decided to write about how we can all get her look!
Hair and make up.
Alexa recently told magazines that she believes she has been blessed with good skin, and wears very little makeup. She thinks the key is to drink water. However, the little makeup Alexa does wear to affect her skin is usually from the Decleor Paris range. To get the Alexa look, you need to make your skin radiant, so moisturize regularly, and use a foundation slightly darker than your natural skin tone, and apply to your face, and possibly neck and ears, to avoid foundation lines! Alexa has statement eyebrows, so shape and define your eyebrows sharply. You can buy tools for shaping and pencilling eyebrows, as a two-in-one. Despite being so skinny, Alexa has a healthy tint to her cheeks, so try a peach blush, and perhaps a very small amount of pale bronzer. Finally, for lips, go for a nude or pastel pink lipstick rather than gloss, so as that shiny, artificial look doesn't occur. That's not Alexa. 
Alexa's hair may look pretty plain at a first glance, but it is actually beautiful, and extremely detailed! Firstly, to get the Alexa hair, you need to have your hair cut, into a layered look, that finishes just below your chin. Now this bit is pretty confusing, but you need to dye your whole hair dark brown, and then buy three different highlighter kits, one in light latte brown, on in caramel blonde, and one in golden blonde. Apply the latte brown only to the top layer of your hair. Next, apply the caramel all over the bottom layer, and lightly streak it into the top layer. Finally, take your golden highlighter, and apply extremely lightly over the top layer, and then take small sections of the bottom layer, and coat them in golden highlighter, for the 'frosted tip' effect. To get the Alexa hairstyle, wash your hair with a volumising shampoo, and condition well. While your hair is still wet, work in some almond or coconut oil, and comb your hair. Then, using a diffuser, start to dry your hair on a cool but strong setting. Stop when your hair is half dry, and use a volume mousse or seasalt spray on the roots of your hair. Give your hair a final blast on a cold dryer setting, and then tip your head upside down. Ruffle your hair, and then spray randomly and loosely.

Here is a high-street shops outfit, put together based on the photo above.

Pins and Needles Pleat Front Dress.
Urban Outfitters.

Pinstripe Blazer.
Pepe London @ Next

Chocolate Masculine Satchel

 Vintage Cameo Necklace
New Look

Herald Brogue Ankle Boots
Bronx @ Schuh

Thanks for reading, Kiki xx

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