Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wedding Hair: Sarah

I am so excited to share this story because it has been one of my most fun hair sessions to date. It all started a few months ago when I got an email from my dear friend Sarah describing her disastrous wedding hair trials in Vermont and asking if I would help her with her hair at the wedding. Of course I was thrilled to say yes! I knew I had to make her hair perfect for her big day so I began sending pictures of potential looks, grilling her on what her ideal hair would look like, asking her to describe her hair type and texture and scheduling a hair "trial" of our own the day before the wedding.

As the day of the rehearsal rolled around, we set up shop and while Sarah and our friends sipped wine, I got to work with creating what Sarah described as "loose Kardashian waves." It took a few tries to figure out how her hair held curl, how much hairspray I would need (the answer was always MORE!!) and what shape the hair would take when it finally fell but by the end, I had the vision in mind and of course she looked gorgeous!

rehearsal dinner hair and gorgeousness!

The morning of the wedding we settled into the bridal suite and I began setting Sarah's hair, starting a few inches back from the crown and working my way from front to back on either side, always make sure the curl moved away from the face. To ensure there were no creases in the hair, I rolled the wand and only lightly set the clamp. For the front pieces I removed the clamp and used the iron like a wand, again rolling away from the face. Then to top it all off, I sprayed her entire head with as much hairspray as possible!

 Wedding Day morning! (the before- natural beauty!)
photo credit: Abby Kunhardt

  photo credit: Abby Kunhardt 

Wedding hair!
After taking a quick break to get myself ready I hurried back for some final touch ups and to set the veil. I pinned the front of her hair back to the temples where the caplet veil would be attached and touched up the curls with the iron to ensure they fell nicely around her face. I knew they would fall over time so I set them a little tighter than the look we were going for. I then, (with the help of a friend) held the veil above Sarah's head and lined up the three combs to ensure the veil would rest where we wanted. We pinned one side, then the front and then finally pinned in the other side for the final look! After everything was set in place, we finally headed off to the ceremony to get Sarah into her dress and off to marry her groom!

pre-ceremony wedding hair on the stunning bride-to-be!

Just Married! (the after- pure joy!)
photo credit: Abby Kunhardt

photo credit: Abby Kunhardt

It was such a magical day from beginning to end and I couldn't have felt more honored to be a part of it all! Love you both!

xxoo jane

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Fashioned Staple: Hillflint Crewneck Sweater

We're excited to be back in action here at Fashioned after spending the past few weeks relocating and settling in to Salt Lake City. We experienced snowfall on our first night here which had me reaching for my winter clothes first as I began to unpack. I love having a few cozy and functional sweaters that I can throw on with some chunky jewelry or a fun scarf when winter rolls around, which is why I was so excited to be introduced to an awesome new luxury knitwear line: Hillflint.

The Class of 1968 Sweater

They launched the brand with a wildly successful collegiate sweater and, luckily for us, have recently developed the perfect crewneck sweater, the Mark I. By giving it a slimmer fit and making it really substantial (meaning lots and lots of wool) and using the best wool out there, the guys at Hillflint have created a preppy new closet staple. I can't wait to get my hands on one!

Hillflint is launching their Kickstarter today, so stop on over to check out the other items in the Hillflint line and to pre-order one of these cozy knits for your own winter collection!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Style Icon: Sarah

When I visited Ohio, not only was I lucky enough to spend time with my sisters, my awesome cousin Sarah came up from Columbus for a visit as well. Sarah has been like a fourth sister to us because we all grew up in the same small town so we always have a great time when we're all together!

These days Sarah and Kim live together so they are lucky enough to have double the wardrobe to choose from, especially since they have similar styles. (So jealous!!) They both like the classic and conservative preppy look but Sarah prefers to keep her accessories trendy and chic.

Here she pairs a classic striped dress J.Crew dress (similar) with opaque tights and black Sam Edelman booties (similar) giving an edge to her look when she heads to Arch City Tavern where she frequently meets friends for after work drinks.

Sarah loves the classic look of a chambray shirt and keeps it from looking too western by wearing sleek booties and a black J.Crew skirt and adding a pop of color with a Amrita Singh necklace when she visits The Rossi to grab dinner before a night out.

For a more casual look she sticks with Rag & Bone jeans and booties (similar) along with her favorite plaid shirt (similar) and blazer when she visits The Pearl in Columbus' Short North. Thanks so much for hanging out with us this week, Sarah! It's always more fun when you're around. Find more of Sarah's great style on the Fashioned app @sarahb.

xxoo jane