OH HELLO OMBRÉ

It is THE trend since perm in the 80ies: OMBRÉ inspired by Lauren Conrad.

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I will tell you my experiences and how hard it is to get the ombré look on your hair done.

My friend Max recommended me this hairdresser in Cap D’ail because he should be good with colors. I told the french guy in the barbershop I want the Ombré look and asked him if it is possible because my hair is natural blonde so he was supposed to dye my hair on the top darker to create the color gradient inspired by the natural highlighting through sunbathing. Of course I was prepared and showed him some pictures how it should look like. In the end I can tell you my hair had 10 different colors and brown lowlights in the ends. Also my cut was absolutely not symmetrical. It was a disaster. So another friend of mine recommended me another barbershop in the Monte Carlo Fairmont Hotel. I went there and this lady (she didn’t speak any word english) screwed it up, too. -of course I showed her pictures how it should look like and asked her if she is able to do it.- So in the end I was brown/red colored on the top of my head and my ends were bleached 2 times in one week and got the same color result than my usual hair color is. My ends were dry and thank you to the french hairdresser in Cap D’ail who thin out my hair with his special weapon I wasn’t supposed to tell anyone.

After these two disasters and spending a lot of money for nothing I went with my mum to the drugstore and bought one of these self made packs. It was the best result I got for just 6 Euros. Now my hair is blonde again and it is close to that hair color I had in the beginning but my hair is thinner, dryer and more broken than before.

IT WAS TOTALLY NOT WORTH IT AND I DO REGRET IT !!

So if you guys wanna get the Ombré look think twice or inform yourself in the internet and read recommendations about the hairdresser.

 

 

THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS

It is not just black it is an icon that survived over years.

Of course it always existed but in 1926 Coco Chanel published a picture of a short,  simple black dress in the american Vogue. It was calf-length, straight and decorated only by few diagonal lines.  It was simple and accessible for women of all social classes. Vogue said that the LBD would become…

…A SORT OF UNIFORM FOR ALL WOMEN OF TASTE.

Many women in the 1960s aspired to simple black dresses similar to that designed by Hubert de Givenchy and worn by actress Audrey Hepburn in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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The time goes by and the cuts change…

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And here we see our Princess Charlene with Prince Albert  in simple black dress and she looks gorgeous!

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So you see…keep it simple not too trashy and you get the perfect LBD look!