• NYFW hair diaries: sideswept waves + Alice & Olivia SS ’17 show

    alice olivia fall all black leather skirt outfit

    Alice & Olivia Viktoria leather lace top + skirt (samples on loan), Zara heels

    For my last look with TRESemmé during NYFW (see my first and second looks), I put together this black on black pairing for the Alice & Olivia presentation. To add softness to an all-leather look, we styled my hair down but with an unexpected element in the back!

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    To keep my hair secured off to the side all day, my stylist added a side braid which wrapped around my head and flowed into the loose waves, finished off with TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray. It was almost like a different look from each side of my face…one half felt more romantic and one edgier, similar to the mix of delicate lace with leather in my outfit.

    tresemme side braid down hairstyle

    For petite ladies looking for designer brands that fit, A+O makes some beautiful pieces with hints of whimsy, and usually runs pretty narrow fit-wise. I’m wearing sample sizes (approx. size 2 / 4) from their showroom in these pieces, so a 0 might fit someone my size perfectly off the rack.

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    Backstage at Alice & Olivia, the TRESemmé team was bustling around, styling each model into one of these two braided hairstyles below. Stacey Bendet’s next collection was inspired by the gardens of Italy, and incorporated her usual whimsy alongside classic Audrey Hepburn-esque touches like headscarves and big sunglasses:

    alice olivia tresemme backstage nyfw

    While snapping the models’ looks, I was greeted with a big hug by one of the TRESemmé stylists from my wedding day! It was such a nice surprise to see him again, and he walked me through this long fishtail braid that he then wrapped into a bun:

    alice olivia nyfw backstage braided bun

    The models with braided buns were finished off with turban scarves that coordinated with their looks. I just loved this effortlessly chic look and can’t wait to try recreating it:

    fishtail braid bun wrapped in turban scarf updo

    This was the second look for hairstyles backstage – full, tousled double fishtail braids to complement Stacey’s collection. To achieve this look, I watched the stylists start by prepping damp hair with TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Wave Creation Sea Foam.

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    After curling the hair for loose waves and creating a fishtail braid on each side of the head, an interesting tip was to add small elastics throughout the mid-lengths of the braid to create more shape.

    fishtail braid alice olivia backstage fashion week

    The stylists then used their fingers to tease out pieces from the braids for a wispy, undone effect, before finishing the look with TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Brushable Hold Hairspray for a touchable hold. This pretty model was my favorite with her head full of strawberry blonde hair!

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    Here she is at the presentation in all her wispy braided glory…and my retro-loving side is just dying a bit over all the cat-eyed frames!

    alice olivia nyfw presentation ss17

    Given my growing collection of bell-sleeved pieces, I was happy to see this detail will be going strong, at least through next summer!

    alice olivia spring summer 2017 fashion week

    Leaving you guys with this silky tiered stunner from the presentation – how gorgeous, styled with those face-framing loose bangs and printed headscarf?

    alice olivia rainbow maxi dress nyfw spring 17

    This post is in partnership with TRESemmé, a product of Unilever.

     

    37 thoughts on “NYFW hair diaries: sideswept waves + Alice & Olivia SS ’17 show

    • Melissa September 22, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      Absolutely love that black on black outfit! Beautiful as always!

    • Mei Liang September 22, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      Amazing backstage glimpse of Alice + Olivia at NYFW. I love their feminine chic style! One of my all time favorite brands.

      -Mei
      Pieces of Mei

    • Col September 22, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      Such pretty clothes and hair! Thanks for the backstage peek! (Also, hooray for #pumpkinspicehair !)

    • Jessica | Petite Style Script Blog September 22, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Hi Jean, great post with Alice + Olivia. I have never tried this brand but will check them out soon. Your hair looks amazing again; definitely a unique look to pair with your leather/lace outfit. And I agree, almost different looks depending on what side of your face you're viewing it from. That's great to hear it stayed in place all day with Tresemme products! I'm a loyal Aveda hair care user so may not be changing products but hairstyle inspiration is always appreciated!

      ~Jessica | http://www.petitestylescript.com/

    • THE NEON FACTOR | Diana September 22, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      Love this look!!
      || D I A N A ||
      http://www.TheNeonFactor.com

    • La Bijoux Bella | by mia September 22, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      Such beautiful details from the hair to the parfait perforated leather look. Simply fabulous! 🙂

      La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    • Hayat Kaydetmeye Değer September 22, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      Nice look and hair.

    • affecionada September 22, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      Love the turbans in their hair! x

      Jen | affecionada

    • Carolyn September 22, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      What lip are you wearing? I love it!

    • Anonymous September 22, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      Love your braid in the hair and the flared skirt 🙂

      http://www.pennyanddash.com

    • Jean September 22, 2016 at 10:01 pm

      That hashtag! 😂 ❤️

    • Jean September 22, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      Hi Carolyn – it's Stila stay all day liquid lipstick in Patina, one of my latest favorites! : )

    • Anonymous September 22, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      is that a celine box bag??

    • Dora Chang September 22, 2016 at 11:55 pm

      Hey Jean! I've been following you for a couple of years now and am in love with your style! I am starting a job in the accounting world in a couple of weeks. Do you think you can show some cute, but still work appropriate outfits? Thanks!

    • Ev September 23, 2016 at 3:36 am
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    • Marta September 23, 2016 at 5:46 am

      Beautiful and inspiring post! You look gorgeous!

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      http://martasfashiondiary.com/white-denim/

    • Natascha Cox September 23, 2016 at 6:02 am

      LOOOOOVVEEEE the dress!
      Absolutely love your blog, such a fab post. Keep doing what you're doing and writing these great posts! Please check out my blog if you get a sec. x
      http://www.nataschacox.com

    • Neeltje | Thoughts in Style September 23, 2016 at 6:48 am

      Stunning photos! I love the top you're wearing!
      http://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

    • Maggie Zemanek September 23, 2016 at 7:17 am

      Oh my gosh this is a stunning hairstyle!! And that last dress is definitely going to be in my closet someday!

      http://www.maggiealamode.com

    • Julie Hiller September 23, 2016 at 10:21 am

      Wow, I love the scarf wrapped around the bun! That looks so chic–sort of an old 70s vibe. Nice photos!

      Lifestyle by Joules

    • Emily September 23, 2016 at 10:34 am

      Alice + Olivia is one of my favorite brands. I love the way you styled this look! Your hair looks so pretty 🙂

      -Emily
      https://baublesandthreads.wordpress.com/

    • Rebecca Designs September 23, 2016 at 11:16 am

      Hi Jean, you look lovely as always i've only recently started following your blog but I absolutely love it. I'm a designer from the Caribbean and I make petite clothing for women like myself and I would love for one of my pieces, of your choice to star on your blog if you're interested of course.
      -Rebecca

    • Andy September 23, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      Stunning look for you, really superb. IN addition, your makeup is really transformative–you look so youthful (not that you don't always, of course). But this look changes your face for an amazing alternative version of you. Incredibly beautiful.

    • Anonymous September 23, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      The blogger's eyebrows look very chic and different, non?

    • D September 23, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      I love A&O;, thanks for the behind-the-scenes peak! I feel their designs always take into account that fashion is supposed to be fun.

      -D
      http://www.styledtour.blogspot.com

    • Sharan Kaur September 23, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Gorgeous! Love the way they styled your hair.

      xoxo
      Sharan
      http://www.MyGoldenBeauty.com

    • April September 23, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      I love Alice and Olivia! Such a pretty outfit with the lace and the black. Such great style!

      April | http://thebluehydrangas.com

    • mybeautrip September 23, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      That leather lace top is so stunning. Cool black outfit!
      xx

      http://www.mybeautrip.com

    • Aria Di Bari September 23, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      What a cute dress!

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    • Rachel September 23, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      Dress is amazing and you look gorgeous !

      http://chicglamstyle.com

    • Lloyd Lim September 24, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      That different style of hair does bring a new look – and it looks great! Nice article on the behind the stage action!

    • Jane Northey September 24, 2016 at 3:15 pm

      Not sure if my first comment went through, just want to say I love your ensemble. I also like the floral jacket and the rainbow dress the models were wearing. It's amazing how much your blog has evolved and how many opportunities you've had. Please keep blogging. You have impeccable taste.

      http://www.janenorthey.com

    • Beatriz September 24, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      Hi Jean!! I´ve been followed you for years!! I really love your style and how you re-style your clothes in different ocasions. I have started a new blog, and I´ve love you would take a look to my first post. Congrats for your blog btw Jean!!!
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    • @petiteinblush September 25, 2016 at 10:42 am

      Hi Jean,

      I love your style! Would you be able to tell me where your purse is from? Thanks Jean!

      Berenice @petiteinblush

    • Julia Mazzucato September 25, 2016 at 11:34 am

      So pretty! I love this top.
      Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

    • Vikki October 5, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      This ensemble is just sooooo divine. <3

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