Four Beauty (and Hat) Looks to File Away for Winter

Thu, 24 January 2013 12:07PM

I know that, at that mention of the word winter, you probably have your hands over your ears and are singing tra-la-la-la at the top of your voice. I totally get that you want to stretch summer – and its bronzed skin, orange lips, bright eyes and beach hair – out for as long as possible. And the last think I want to do is rain on your sunshiny parade. Or Straya Day spirits.

But it is winter over in Paris and Sundance (where the couture shows and a film festival are going on right now), and some of the celebrity looks there are so fabulous that it would be a crying shame not to showcase them down in this hemisphere.

So, while I’m not expecting us all to pile on the powder and pull on a hat, there’s no harm in starting that winter inspiration board over at Pinterest, right?

And here’s what you should pin to it …

1. Diane Kruger

Okay, so she looks a little like a French schoolgirl, with that pretty little plait poking out from under a beret, tilted just-so.

But lose the Peter Pan-collared pinafore and add a white tee and boyfriend jeans, and you instantly have grown-up Gallic chic. And don’t forget, in winter you need extra help in the glow department. Cue a dash of illuminator in your creamy foundation for extra dewiness, and a splash of shimmer all over the lids.

2. Hailee Steinfeld

She was our One to Watch a while back and we still love spotting her fashion and beauty looks. Including this number. How adorable is the Baker Boy cap, swiveled to the side a little to showcase a sooty slash of black eyeliner?

Meanwhile, her hair was been coiled and loosely pulled around into a twirly bun at one side:

Super-cute. And a great hairstyle (and hat style) to keep in mind on mornings when it’s too miserably cold for hair-washing to seem like a good idea.

3. Laura Bailey

You might remember I recently professed my girl-crush on Laura. This is the reason. She can effortlessly match ultra-chic (the nude nails, the tailored clothes) with breezy boho (a slouchy rasta-ish beret hat, long whimsical waves).

The take-home tip for winter beauty: a brush-over of bronzer will always brighten up your look, no matter how black that look is.

4. AnnaLynne McCord

With that cute little beanie and a pretty flush of pink on the cheeks, the actress looks suitably snow-bunny-ish at the Sundance festival. And I love how her cool makeup tones play up to the theme; a mauve-ish pink on the lips, and a crisp white liner on the inner rim. Just the look I’m going to channel the next time I find myself down Thredbo way, curled up on a sofa and drinking schnapps in front of a crackling fire.

Tell me, Primpers, have I excited you about winter?

Or are you still singing tra-la-la-la at the top of your voice?

Kat x

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  • Posted by: DebstarDesigns Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 12:12pm

    Bring on Winter I say!!! I LOVE the cooler weather and everything it brings with it :)
    Love AnnaLynne’s lil beanie!!! I want one

  • Posted by: anitas.artistry Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 02:38pm

    Love Diane Kruger!

  • Posted by: CandiH Devotee // Thu, 24 January 2013 02:54pm

    I love hats and I regularly wear them on weekends, they give you such a different look (like being in disguise), makes doing the hair so much easier and not to mention the health benefits of wearing hats in summer :)

  • Posted by: loopylexy Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 02:58pm

    I love Diane’s look! And I have heaps of berets! :D

  • Posted by: meedee Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 03:38pm

    I dont love Winter at all…I dont enjoy the cold.
    But that being said I am enjoying the rain we have today and the cooler weather.
    Im afraid i dont do a winter look very well as i tend to turn blue…lol

  • Posted by: Jensta Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 03:50pm

    I am not ready for winter just yet, I havent had enough fun in the sun (sensibly, of course).

  • Posted by: Elayne Enthusiast // Thu, 24 January 2013 04:42pm

    Moving to London next Friday, so this is very well-timed, thanks! But I need to know, is there any way to wear a beanie without your foundation rubbing off underneath? Help!

  • Posted by: daylight dancer Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 06:57pm

    These ladies all look so good in their hats :) Diane is so chic.
    I can’t stand winter. I really hate the cold :(

  • Posted by: PrettyPrincess Master Fan // Thu, 24 January 2013 10:08pm

    I’m not ready for winter either.
    Diane Kruger looks super cute.

  • Posted by: Elise // Fri, 25 January 2013 08:07am

    loving the occasional winter type posts! currently reading from London so its great to see something that suits my current season! x

  • Posted by: Sparkles17 Master Fan // Fri, 25 January 2013 10:20am

    Love the way Hailee has worn her hair, its so cute and gorgeous!

  • Posted by: Katrina Lawrence Devotee // Fri, 25 January 2013 10:28am

    Hi Elayne. How exciting! Have the best time. Re your question – do you need to wear foundation on your forehead? One of the best tips I’ve picked up comes courtesy of Napoleon Perdis, who say that most foreheads are quite even in tone and don’t actually need any coverage. K x

  • Posted by: p3charmed Master Fan // Fri, 25 January 2013 01:18pm

    I love winter fashion, layering, hats, hot chocolate, darker makeup, but i hate the cold… and the short days.loving analynne mcord here, i want her hat with the ears, so adorable :)

  • Posted by: diva89 Master Fan // Fri, 25 January 2013 04:15pm

    diana looks great!

  • Posted by: GorgeousEmeralds Master Fan // Fri, 25 January 2013 08:49pm

    I love the cool weather mainly because I don’t need to hide from the sun or wear heaps of sunscreen so that I am not burnt but summer has its perks as well, I love Diane Krugers and AnnaLynne McCord looks.

  • Posted by: beautiful87 Master Fan // Sat, 26 January 2013 06:08pm

    hm i never wear hats, hm but i should :)

  • Posted by: lovefashionangel Master Fan // Tue, 29 January 2013 12:12pm

    Wowza. Hailee is stunning with those eyes.

  • Posted by: Amanda E // Tue, 29 January 2013 01:12pm

    Love Laura Bailey’s look!! Bring on Winter- my fave!!!

  • Posted by: Its_Jess Master Fan // Tue, 29 January 2013 02:54pm

    All these looks look fantastic, however sadly I’m not somebody who looks good in hats… at least I don’t think I do!

  • Posted by: Jessielyn Master Fan // Tue, 29 January 2013 10:31pm

    Obsessed with ALM’s beanie! The kitty ears are too cute.

  • Posted by: tania-1314622868 Enthusiast // Thu, 31 January 2013 10:11am

    I love Laura Bailey’s look but I feel a bit silly wearing that hat.I think only a select few can look great in it.

  • Posted by: beautiful87 Master Fan // Sun, 21 April 2013 12:59pm

    this is so cute :)

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Thu, 27 June 2013 09:08pm

    It’s to jolly cold now, my enthusiasm for Winter has certainly run it’s course.
    I like all of these hats except for Anna’s, not for me.

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