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Hautelinks: Week of 12/29/11

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* Mr. Newton did a cool feature on street style for ABC news. His commentary on girls finding good light and suddenly seeing something interesting on a rooftop = priceless.

* Refinery29 lists the best little black dresses of 2011 and the best albums of 2011.

* Also from R29: The Top 10 Trends We Never Want to See Again.

* Somewhat UK-centric but still fun: The Guardian quizzes you on the 2011 year in fashion. How well did you pay attention?

* Who else is excited to get glammed up for NYE?! Refinery29 shows you how to create the perfect NYE updo… in under 1 minute! This is truly genius and so adorable.

* Another great NYE hairstyle idea: Audrey Hepburn Bun How-to, from Ruche.

* One more: The Prim + Proper Braided Bun, from The Beauty Department, looks time-consuming but so worth it.

* And if you’re going to be taking pictures on NYE, you need to check out ModCloth’s New Year’s Photography Tips! The one about the business card is so smart!

* FabSugar lists a few New Year’s Style Resolutions. Totally agree with the last one – can’t wait to rock light, white, ladylike fabrics this spring.

* Also New Year’s-related: Easy Printable Hats! Cheese factor aside, everyone loves a good paper hat.

* A Beautiful Mess shows you how to make and keep your New Year’s resolution this year.

* What kind of shopper are you? According to Lucky Magazine, there are four main types.

* Slightly NSFW due to language: How fast would you run for designer shoes on sale? Check out this wild mob of fashionistas in NYC going to great lengths for some Louboutins.

* Did you receive tons of holiday gift cards this year? Stylelist shows you 51 ways to spend your gift cards – so many great picks!

* DJ Earworm’s 2011 Mashup combines all the most popular songs of the year into one nostalgic tune.

* This Chick’s Got Style did a great sale shopping tips and tricks list that will help you score high-end stuff for much, much less. Should be required reading!

* Christmas may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have an Xmas TV marathon! The HuffPost lists the Top 10 Christmas TV Episodes of All Time. (Chrismukkah for the win!)

* We loved Style Scrapbook’s DIY Ombre Denim Shirt – so pretty and so simple!

* One more: How cute are these DIY teacup candles? Would make amazing presents for your girliest friends.

* The gorgeous Karen of Where Did U Get That shared her makeup must-haves, and there are tons of great product recommendations.

* Another great DIY idea: Alexander McQueen Gloves, via P.S. I Made This and WhoWhatWear.

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7 Responses to “Hautelinks: Week of 12/29/11”

  1. 1
    December 29th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    all the hair tutorials were great!

  2. 2
    December 30th, 2011 at 4:03 am

    Ah! Loved the peak into Where Did U Get That’s makeup must-haves. Bummed there was no eyeshadow primer mentioned–I’m dying for a recommendation! UD’s Primer Potion just doesn’t cut it for these oily lids of mine…

  3. 3
    December 30th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    @Alyssa – If you’re looking for an eye primer, what I use (and I have somewhat oily eyelids too) is Mary Kay eye primer. If I remember, its about $15 for a tube that lasts forever (since you only use a small amount) and totally works!

  4. 4
    December 30th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Any chance of getting the instructions for the DIY teacup candles in English?

  5. 5
    December 30th, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    @Joan Thanks for the tip! I will def look into it :)

  6. 6
    December 31st, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    @Shaney–Try using Google Translate. The English is a tiny bit choppy, but the instructions are still pretty clear.

  7. 7
    January 1st, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    The DIY teacup candles article isn’t in english…

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