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Fringe Inspired Hair Accessories

The Butterfly Bang Bar is all about inspiration! Take your fresh bang do’ and try mixing in some fun with hair accessories to change up your daily style…

Think Creatively. Your new favorite headband might already be right in your jewelry case. Find a wrap-around bracelet long enough like this black leather studded one pictured and – voila! No arts and crafts project required. We recommend pairing this with a side or low ponytail with volume at the the crown and wrapping any extra bracelet length around the base of the ponytail. If the buckle fit is not quite right in the back, try tucking in a few hidden pins or clips underneath. We love playful over-sized bows and velvet fabrics that say “holiday” – and jewels and gems with an antique metallic finish throughout the fall and winter season. If you’re skipping the appointment for a flawless hair-up style, we recommend going with not-so-perfect curls or waves, sticking to a more natural look to avoid appearing childlike. Think voluminously with Brigitte Bardot inspired height (far right photo) for the right kind of flirty! Shu Uemura’s “Volume Maker” texturizing powder stick is one of our best secrets to help get the right bump and texture.

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Emmy’s 2012: Our Picks & Trends

Favorite Dresses: Blues & Prints

Cool blue hues and interesting prints were a trend on the carpert. We loved the delicate blue colored hues on Zooey Deschanel and Heidi Klum’s flowy gowns and Sofia Vergara’s sleek sea goddess dress in mermaid blue. Retro dress shapes got a modern update with fun prints like those seen on Ariel Winter and Elisabeth Moss. And even Butterfly Studio’s signature orange color made an appearance as Gennifer Goodwin’s accent print – so stunning!

Best Black Dress: January Jones

We thought January Jones made a statement in a great way with this Zac Posen dress. She went for slicked back hair and a bold eye to accessorize her voluminous, eye-catching ensemble. Some felt her look was too strong but we were fans of January’s pick for channeling her inner vixen.

Best Accessory: Emily VanCamp

First off, the intricate detailing on dusty, soft greige made for an amazing dress! Her ribbon bracelet stood out to us as the perfect way to glam up this look with the right amount of sparkle. On her other hand, was a matching ring for subtle embelishment…we’d wear both!

Hair & Makeup

Updos at the Emmy’s were high & tight like the styles on Kerry Washington and Hayden Panettiere. Very clean, neat hair was the carpet DO! For hair worn down, the curl was traded for hair set in soft waves like the ethereal ones on Kat Dennings or the old hollywood glam style turned modern by loose, bedroom waves on Christina Hendricks. The makeup must was matte, healthy skin made pretty with an accented eye or lip but nothing that would take from the wow-effect of any dress.

Butterfly’s Fashion Week Recap

Fashions Night Out
Fashions Night Out
Fashions Night Out

Fashions Night Out

We were excited to glamify America’s Next Top Model winner Lisa D’Amato for Fashion’s Night Out before her special appearance at Express. Stylist Harmonie Redman and makeup artist Francesca Roman created this look to represent a soft elegance while still showing off Lisa’s fun personality! After salon hours, we headed to the fashion parade on the rambunctious and fashion forward streets of SoHo – stopping in to enjoy music (the Misshapes DJ set at Topshop!), cocktails, and shopping exclusives at stores like Dior, Guess, All Saints, and Michael Kors!

Taylor Long

Taylor backstage at Erin Fetherston

Backstage at NYFW: Butterfly’s Taylor Brock created Bardot-inspired waves with twisted, side-swept bangs for Erin Fetherston. Following the collection’s “femininity with an edge” motif, legendary stylist Odile Gilbert thought to use open zippers for headbands! A simple and creative way to enhance your hair do’ or add interest to your overall look. Kérastase styling products were a must have to create gorgeous shine with just enough control while nourishing, strengthening ingredients worked to save all of the the heat styling and teasing a model’s hair endures during those 7 days!

    Kérastase Product Spotlight:

  • Fibre Architecte
  • Double Force Hairspray
  • Elixir Ultime Iconic Collection
  • Mousse Substantif

John Varvatos Launch Party for “The Weapon”

We were front line on the red carpert for John Varvatos’ NYFW party, celebrating the release of his sleek sneaker line for Converse. It was a star-studded affair with glamorous celebs like Daisy Fuentes, Vampire Diaries’ Daniel Gillies, model Lindsay Ellingson, and even Tara Lipinski in attendance. Everyone was dressed for the occasion, but somehow incorporated a rock edge in their ensemble – something Varvatos is known and loved for! Inside of the Varvatos store on Bowery – which happens to be the location of the former CBGBs – gritty rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club emerged on the smoke filled stage to bring rock n roll back for a night with an incredibly explosive performance!

Varvatos Event

Varvatos: The Weapon

Varvatos Event


Elle Magazine’s Fashion Week Party: Jill’s Styling Report

The Backstage Secret

To achieve the appearance of the slightest movement in the hair, simple irons were used to create waves. The trick being to keep the ends straight.

The Models

Butterfly stylist Jill Guzzo says that the key for the model look was to keep the hair looking natural and go very minimalistic on the styling.

The Products

To pull the effortless look together Nectar Thermique by Kérastase for softness, shine, and thermal protection was used and finished with Double Force Hairspray for texture and hold. So casual-chic!

On the Runway at Nanette Lepore

Butterfly client coordinator Amanda got an invite for a fashion trip to remember, being one of the lucky few to witness Nanette Lepore’s Spring 2013 Collection first hand! Beyond the fashion, one of the coolest things about her runway show was electronic dance band Brazilian Girls playing their downtempo, fun beats live on the catwalk as the models walked. Amanda was right on the money – ironically wearing a top that was the right shade of green that day – matching the similar color tone trending in Lepore’s exotic/Asian influenced collection. Alongside the gorgeous greens were pinks, silks, and Lepore’s always pretty prints mixed with lovely, well-tailored black and white pieces to round out the line.