Wowser what a red carpet of hot hair this year at the Met Ball 2014. We saw anti-red-carpet tresses taking the centre stage at this fashion fest event, and the ‘cleb’s’ didn’t fail to impress. So here’s my low down on what THAC thought was hot hair….
The Braidy Bunch!
We love this new trend stealing it’s way onto the red carpet, and these cool gals really rocked the braid at this years Met. First we have Kristen Stewart sporting a messy fish tail braid, with just the right amount of dishevellment that keeps it more rock chick edgy, and less Laura Ingalls from Little House on the Prairies… we also dig the low side part.
Joan Smalls also opted for a braid, a side braid casually slung over her shoulder, with a low side part. This was not deconstructed, but still looked fabulous. Not sure on that lipstick though Joan….
And last but not least the lovely Emma Stone, who, like Kristen opted for soft and undone, but also opted to have a side braid. Look out this week as we will be posting ‘How To’s’ for creating your own gorgeous undone braid.
So Alexa Chung dons her signature style, and looks great, as does Katie Holmes (we’ll forgiver her dress choice!), in a word effortless, and ultra cool.
On first sight, we thought ‘oh no Taylor Swift, not another vintage wave’… but stop, no, on closer inspection, yay, she has edged out, and those ends are straight - praise be! Top Tip: It’s far more on-trend to leave those ends out when curling your tresses these days girls….
Only Rhianna can get away with this 80s Madonna-esque, curly top bundle, but with the high neck of her gown, and her diamond choker, this works beautifully, weirdly.
Wet look was all over the runway for this year, and the clebs never fail to disappoint, bringing it bang onto the red carpet. Starting with the beautiful Beyonce, who opted for netting as an accessory. Kate Bosworth, Kirsten Dunst, and one of our red carpet favourite, Amy Adams also opted for the sleek up do.
This is becoming one of Amy’s signature red carpet looks, but it looks so sophisticated, and old Hollywood, we can’t help but love….
Not many women can pull off a sleek middle part do, but Rosie Huntington Whitely can, we also love the clothes styling…
Victoria can’t resist a little bouffant in her crown, and who can blame her, it’s a great look, and a little softer than Rosie’s head hugging hair, we’re also loving that subtle, but noticeable, wave in the bottom. Nicely done!
Rita Ora rocked a wet look bob, which we cared for….
The Up Do
Kendra opted for a very sleek, classic French pleat (above), whilst Michelle Lea opted for an undone version, we love the statement earrings with this up do.
Marion Cotillard opted for a side roll which we fell in love with.
Clare Danes also opted for a side swept up do, much less structured than Marion’s, with a little wave thrown in for face-framing softness.
What to say about SJP's up do. Words fail us, but as she is one of our fashion heroes, and we truly love her, we can only say that, hell, she get's away with what no-one else can. Let us know your thoughts.
Old Time Glamour
Jessica Alba does vintage so well, and this is classy elegance at it’s best.
We are loving Diane Kruger's vintage roll, (minus the little bobby pin we can see poking out, oops!) Stark, but stunning! Cate Blanchett has been seen wearing a similar look at recent red carpet events, and the bottom line is, that both ladies have immensely stunning bone structures, and therefore look beautiful with these pared down updos. We envy, and salute them.
Side Swept Part
Blake Lively does the Hollywood thing really well, and though we are tiring of these perfect curls, this is a gorgeous example that complimented her gown beautifully. She had one of the best gowns of the night in our opinion.
Chanel Oman also managed vintage with charm, adding a side accessory that screamed jazz age, but looked gorgeous. Again statement earrings which we’re loving.
And from our side of the pond, does the girl do us proud or what? Our Cara rocked a beautiful side swept do with added accessories, and we salute the fact that she kept it rock & roll by wearing trousers. We have a new girl crush!
Let’s Get Shorty!
These girls are all growing our their little gamine crops (sad, but maybe it is time for a change) and have made stunning style choices with their grown out tresses.
Anne Hathaway does a little side swept number….
Charlize Theron goes all quiffy…
and Karlie Kloss makes her little bob look long….clever!
We’re sad that Michelle Williams has grown out her crop, it was a fave, but we know how bored girls can get, but this bob could have been made more of we feel, maybe a dishevelled wave, or more wet look like Rita’s. There is no denying though her blonde is exquisite on her skin tone.
So that’s my low down on this year’s Met Ball. Hope you enjoy, and please l post your thoughts on our blogs. If you like or loathe, we’d love to hear what you think too…