Saturday, January 31, 2009

Spring 2009 Hairstyles Trends - Short Haircuts

Popular looks for 2009 spring hairstyles and summer haircuts. The 2009 spring hairstyles including the always fashion angled bob, the crop haircut, pixie cuts, fringe bangs style , natural layers, and wavy hair. Here are some pictures of the best short trendy hairstyles for all spring 2009 for women.

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Spring 2009 Hairstyles Trends
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Short trendy hairstyles Spring 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

If You Could Dream a Reading...

Join us for a reading by Litmus Press, Nightboat Books, and Saturnalia Books authors

featuring Sebastian Agudelo, Cal Bedient, Stefania Heim, John Keene, Timothy Liu, Jill Magi, Laura Moriarity, Nathanaƫl (Nathalie Stephens), Jennifer Scappettone, Lytton Smith, Kerri Sonnenberg, and Jonathan Weinert.

Thursday, February 12, 2009, 7:30pm, FREE
Myopic Books
1564 N. Milwaukee Ave (Blue Line to Damen)

I just found out the above lineup for a reading I'm happily included in next month (during AWP, for those who are going.) I'm floored to see so many names of poets on that list who I've been reading for years and admiring the work of, and I can't wait to hear what they're writing. I would single out some folks, but I'd end up just listing the whole list again...

This will also be the first reading from The All-Purpose Magical Tent about which Terrance Hayes has written,
"Whoa… Some poets labor for years — or record the music of aviaries and asylums—in search of a syntax this particular,this peculiar. Some poets dream of inventing and reinventing the kinds of forms we find here"

Hope to see some of you there! More news soon (and also more non-book related posts...once I'm out from under the PhD. workload for a brief moment. About to go lecture on Emily Dickinson - very excited.)

Knox and Viv Are SO Cute!

This afternoon Brad and Angie arrived in Japan with the WHOLE family, giving us our very first look at Knox and Vivienne! How adorable are they?! (Just look at Brad and Knox's matching caps!) And I must say, there's a huge resemblance to Shiloh. Definitely one of my favorite families!

Photos Credit: Splash News

Monday, January 26, 2009

Ultra Modern Bob Hairstyles for Short Length Hair

Though the bob hairstyle was invented about 80 years ago, it has remained a popular option for short hair since then. In that time it has been extended, shortened, twisted, curled and, most recently, inverted! The bob is definitely the most flexible modern short hairstyle there is, and it owes its long life to this fact.

Ultra Modern Bob Hairstyles for Short Length Hair

The modern bob can best be described by its interplay with the shape of the face. A woman who gets a modern bob can expect her stylist to carefully study her chin, forehead, brows, nose and cheekbones, because the bob can be designed to call attention to a single one of these features, or to a more general facial area (forehead and brows, chin and cheekbones).

2009 Short Bob Hairstyles for Short Length Hair

Regardless of the basic nature of your natural look, whether curly or straight, colored or not, parted, permed or plaited, there is an option for the bob that will work for you. In all these options, however, the bob will have the effect of framing of the face. This effect is created by the bob’s usual tresses or strands running down both sides of the face.

Even in short bobs, you will see this framing effect performed by a strand or two of hair positioned in harmonious balance near the sideburn area. In the inverted bob, a very modern look, the framing effect is severe and arresting.

Friday, January 23, 2009

George Returns to ER

Yes, it is very true! George Clooney will be playing Dr. Ross once again when he makes a guest appearance for ER's 15th and final season. Even more exciting, the sexy doc was said to be filming with his ER love interest, Julianna Margulies! (I've caught a glimpse of him filming and it appears that he is wearing a wedding ring! Mr. and Mrs. Doug Ross, loves it!)I can't contain my excitement! The hospital drama has stepped up this season with appearances from some of our favorite docs, but I have a feeling this one might top them all! Tune in! The season finale airs April 2nd on NBC.

Photo Credit: Everett Collection

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oscar Nods

The Nominees Are In:

Actor in a Leading Role -

Richard Jenkins - The Visitor
Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn - Milk
Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
Brad Pitt - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Actor in a Supporting Role -

Michael Shannon - Revolutionary Road
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt
Josh Brolin - Milk
Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight

Actress in a Leading Role -

Kate Winslet - The Reader
Meryl Streep - Doubt
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie - The Changeling
Melissa Leo - Frozen River

Actress in a Supporting Role -

Amy Adams - Doubt
Penelope Cruz - Vicky Christina Barcelona
Viola Davis - Doubt
Taraji P. Henson - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei - The Wrestler

Directing -

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Animated Feature Film -

Kung Fu Panda

Best Picture -

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Beyonce Sings to the President

The songstress sang a beautiful rendition of "At Last" for President Obama's first dance with wife Michelle (who might I add was clad in Jason Wu) at the Inaugural Neighborhood Ball following the Inauguration. The First Couple dazzled on the dance floor as the whole world watched their incredible moment.

Wedding Hairstyles Ideas for Brides

Weddings are always changing, and yet they remain timeless, especially when we look at the hairstyles of the bride and her handmaids. There is no doubt that the most popular look for brides has been the princess updo.

This has been the preferred style for decades, and it will remain so for many more. There is a good reason for this. The height of a good updo creates a sense of elegance and style in the wearer, and the strands that can be allowed stay down the sides of the face serve to frame the eyes and cheekbones of the bride in a playful way that suits the joyful event. However, many young women feel that they need to stand out in their appearance, and they often opt for different looks.

When chosen carefully, this can create a wonderfully wild and fun feel to the wedding. But the choice must be done clearly and carefully, because if the bridesmaids are given to understand that they all have complete freedom to chose their own hairstyles, the end result could be upstaging styles on the part of one or more maids, or a complete jumble of unrelated haircuts that fail to enhance the event in any way.

If the bride opts for a short and curled bob, a stylist should coordinate her look with the bridesmaids, ensuring that each woman has a short look that does not compete for the eye with the bride’s hairdo. This applies to any choice the bride makes, eventually. Communicate clearly and enjoy the results!

Sophisticated Hairstyles for 2009 Spring-Summer

When everyone is looking for long hairstyles you still have much broad range of short hairstyles to choose from. Most importantly, you must know your facial structure and the body type before you conclude any of the short hairstyles you want to go.

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Let find out some Cool Hairstyles for Spring/Summer 2009

short bob hairstyles with side parted hair
To give a pixie a hipper feel, hair is snipped asymmetrically. The longer side of the cut is directed forward to veil short, cury bangs that are achoed by flirty spikes at the far back of the crown.

Cutting Edge hairstyles for 2009 spring
If you want to take your hair this short, it helps if you have model-like features, because there's nothing you can hide behind. The bare but beautiful boyish cut features short, blunt bangs and sheared sides. Styling is practically non-existent. You can achieve this style by simply blow dry, comb in place and go.

short celebrity hairstyles for spring-summer 2009
If your hair is thick, cutting it short does not mean losing out in the fullness department. By positioning long layers through the crown and styling them forward with volumizer and round brush, you've got a look that's sure to turn some heads.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

2009 Spring Haircuts - Katie Holmes Hairstyles Pictures

When Katie Holmes, the star of major hit movies such as “Mad Money” and “The Dark Knight,” wears a new hairstyle, every major hairstylist in the country notices her choice!

Katie has proven to be a true trendsetter for her sexy hairstyles. She is one of those lucky girls with a perfectly oval face and supremely delicate features, and there just aren’t many looks that don’t work for her, as attested by the mountainous volume of paparazzi photos and glamorous spreads in the best fashion magazines. Her flexibility and talent for looking good in any hair became evident in the second year of “Dawson’s Creek,” the hit TV series that launched her career.

When she did wear short styles, Katie discovered that they looked great on her. Since then, she has become a real leader in the rediscovery of the bob. With her pixie nose and chin, a short bob looks great on Katie, and she has exploited this in several grand red carpet appearances. Marriage and parenthood has led Katie back to longer hairdos, however. Today, she is usually seen in long and wavy glamour looks, having left the bob behind in the days of her girlhood.

Obama Sworn In

Today marked a historical day as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. With attendees like Beyonce, Jay-Z and former presidents Carter and Bush, the ceremony was emotional yet exciting as history was made. The President was joined by wife Michelle (who wore Isabel Toledo) and daughters Sasha and Malia.

On a different note, as the Bush daughters watch their parents pack up and return to Texas, they left a touching letter for the Obama girls as to what to expect with their father as president.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Short Hairstyles With Highlights - 2009 Haircuts Trends

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Kelly Osbourne Arrested!

The daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne was arrested on assault charges for allegedly slapping a journalist (over an article written about her model boyfriend Luke Worrall) in a London nightclub last year. Although she was released on bail, come March, Osbourne will face authorities once again.

*Update: Osbourne has just checked into a L.A. rehab center for 30 days to address personal issues. Mom Sharon said, "Yeah, Kelly's in rehab. What else can we say? She knew that it was the right thing to do at this point and we're proud that she did it. The family is all standing behind her. Kelly knew that she needed help and she's getting it. We just pray that everything's going to be okay."

Photo Credit: WireImage

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Summer 2009 Haircuts Fashion Trends

Summer has high humidity and warm weather so people do everything just to keep cool and fresh during this hot season. And one of the things people usually consider during summer is having their hair cut to adapt to the warm summer days. In this post are some of the short summer hairstyles that have consistently been fashionable this summer.

2009 summer shag short hairstyle
This hairstyle cuts your hair short at the back while creating an angle out your face. With its longer strands on the front, this is best for square and round-shaped faces and not flattering for oval faces.

summer 2009 short bob for medium length hair
Your hair is cut to chin-length all around from the front to the back. You may also opt to sport bangs or not. This short summer hairstyle looks great on all face shapes except the round types.

Flip haircut for very short hair
In this hairstyle, your hair is cut about an inch lower than your earlobes all around and made to flip out. You can wear this with or without bangs too. This summer hairstyle suits all shapes of face.

summer 2009 Boyish haircut with Short hairs
Popularized by Charlize Theron in the movie ‘The Astronaut’s Wife,’ your hair is cut short while leaving lots of bangs just above the ears. This is perfect for that cute disheveled look which is best for summer.

short medium hair with Layered Spike look
Here, your hair is cut above the ears in various layers. You can wear it by parting slightly to one side to effect an added flare. This short summer hairstyle is best for women with oval or heart-shaped faces.

Shaggy Bob haircuts for 2009 summer
If you prefer the messy, wind-blown look, then this summer hairstyle is perfect. Its chin-length cut tapers slightly at the front. You have several options of sporting this hairstyle such as straight, flipped up, or waved back. Parting it to one side and teasing the back a little will add character to this hairstyle which is best for all face shapes.
These short hairstyles are quite perfect to wear during summer as they offer comfort, chic and elegance for that great summer look.

Friday, January 16, 2009