STYLE STALKER
Up, up, and away!

One of the looks that never seems to go out of style in the bun. It's a look that calls to mind the French Riviera. It's Audrey Hepburn-ish. Here we trace a few purveyors of the looks and offer a few tips on how to achieve the up-do look, as easy as a trip to your local Sephora.

The Kardashians are known to hit the red carpet with their luxurious raven manes piled up in high buns. It's a look that turns killer with a black pantsuit and high heels. When you have straight glossy hair like theirs, styling is an ease. If you don't naturally, mimic the results by using Mane and Tale Shampoo. It retails for only about $5 at your local drug store and gives you healthy, silky hair.Another great shampoo, slightly more expensive on the purse-strings is Redken All Soft, which many of the famous and beautiful, swear by.

ESQUIRE
Mila Kunis Named Sexiest Woman Alive

Mila Kunis may be off the market but she was still named Esquire’s “Sexiest Woman Alive.”

Certainly aided by her hot lady love scene with Natalie Portman in Black Swan, on-camera chemistry with Justin Timberlake, coupled with “that girl” personality in Friends With Benefits, and understanding GF attitude a la Ted, Kunis has no-doubt held many-a-men’s attention, even dream-girl appeal for quite sometime now.

Currently linked to former That ‘70s Show co-star, Ashton Kutcher, Kunis humbly acknowledges her new hot title by simply saying, “What I do and who I am are two different things. And, they will always be.”

ENTREPRENEUR$H!T
The Refine Method

By now, most of us have heard of barre pilates and booty ballet. But, what if we want our entire physiques to resemble that of a prima ballerinas? Get one step closer to long gams, toned shoulders and a serious six-pack (plus that firm booty we all long for) by introducing the Refine Method to your regular exercise routine.

Created by New York-based, Black Swan back-up dancer, Brynn Jinnett, the Refine Method goes beyond quasi-plies and basic barre moves to give you a real dose of the athleticism behind ballet.

GET FIT
The Latest Fitness Craze: Ballet Bar Method

Ever since last years’ hit film Black Swan proved to the masses that dance-inspired fitness regimes could re-shape bodies, a slew of ballet-based workouts have hit the market. Cardio Barre, Tracey Anderson Method and barre3 all come to mind, along with numeroous less successful competitors. The originator of the dancer workout, however, is The Bar Method.

The Bar Method was started in the 1970’s in San Francisco by former ballerina Lotte Burr. Combining isometrics, ballet, pilates and light weight work the workout is a low impact way to reshape muscle groups and improve flexibility. Bar Method studios have begun to spring up all over the country, but at $250 a month, keeping your tush in perfect shape can get expensive. Luckily, Bar Method offers a series of DVD’s
for busy, long-distance, or financially strapped potential students. At just $20 on The Bar Method website, you can keep your wallet and your thighs happy.

THE BAND AID
Will the girls go at it again?

The Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame's 25th Anniversary Concert, (October 2009) started this mess. For it was this weekend, at a breathlessly packed Madison Square Garden, that two disparate rock sensations, Lou Reed and Metallica high fived over an unprovoked collaboration album. While the music world covered the news with undisputed anticipation, and quite understandable curiosity ("What could the world’s hugest metal band and the co-founder of the avant-rock deities the Velvet Underground possibly have in common," said Ben Sisario of The New York Times on October 27, 2011) the fan base was dubious from the start. In either case, Lulu came and saw, but far from conquered.

STREET STYLE
Halloween Couture
Ah yes, Guys and Ghouls, it's that time of year again, Halloween is here! For those of you who decided to jump the gun and celebrated over the weekend, you will soon learn that Friday nights are for amateurs. A Monday Halloween will weed out the weak and define the real party animals who will rule the night! Just in case your busy life schedule has not permitted you the time to pop into your favorite costume store to snag your dream costume, don't fret. Here are a few last minute, yet very fashionable ideas that are sure to deter you from butchering your Egyptian cotton sheets to turn them into a toga.

1. Be Katy Perry for Halloween! Everyone loves to dress up like their favorite celebrity, so who better to swag grab from then the couture influenced multi-Grammy nominee whose hottest looks are literally ripped from the runway. The model shown here is wearing one of the outfits shown in a Christian Dior fashion show nearly 3 years before the California Dream star made her first debut. 2. The Geisha theme has often been popularized on both on the runway and among trick or treaters alike. They make great for Facebook pictures and just about every mainstream designer has presented their collection using their own rendition of the Geisha theme at least once. If you're going to spend the time even putting a costume together, make sure to go all out! The late great Alexander McQueen is the epitome of all things theatrical. The model featured in this picture is wearing an item from one of the now archived/vintage collections. If you are still looking for inspiration and Alexander McQueen is right up your alley, take a look of past images from the Savage Beauty Exbihit that displayed McQueen's best work from 2010 through this past August.
STYLE STALKER
Style Stalker : Mila Kunis

As red hot star Mila Kunis promotes her latest film opposite Justin Timberlake, Friends With Benefits, we all benefit by learning a little bit more about the celebrity's sense of fashion. From the ditzy girl next door Jackie in That '70s Show to a crazed ballerina in Black Swan, the Ukrainian beauty has been proving her versatility for a considerable amount of time for such a young talent. In the public eye since the early 90s, appearing in print ads and commercials for Mattel's Barbie, Guess girls and even a small role on popular soap opera Days of our Lives. In 1998, Mila Kunis was cast in Fox's That '70s Show, playing Jackie Burkhart at the young age of 14. Growing up on camera and behind the scenes as well, Kunis began to lend her vocal cords as the voice of Meg Griffin on Fox Broadcasting Company's Family Guy, a gig she still has 12 years later.

STAR STRUCK
Marine Wants All the 'Benefits'

Thanks to YouTube, Sgt. Scott Moore is one lucky man!

Last week, the marine, who is currently in Afghanistan, posted a short YouTube video asking Mila Kunis to the Marine Corps Ball. Yes, you heard that right--not a girlfriend or a wife, but the 'Black Swan' actress who wowed audiences in a racy scene with co-star Natalie Portman. Word got around and Justin Timberlake, who stars alongside Kunis in the new film, Friends with Benefits, passed the message along to Mila. She agreed to go to the ball, but thought that Timberlake would be attending as well. However, Justin said the marine wasn't interested in having him there. He only wanted Mila. Surprise, Surpise!

INDUSTRY NEWS
Natalie Portman's a Baby Mama!

It's a boy!

People magazine reports that Natalie Portman and her Black Swan choreographer/co-star turned fiancé Benjamin Millepied finally got to meet their long-awaited bundle of joy yesterday, 06/14/11. The star had just recently turned 30 on Thursday, making the arrival of her son to be the best...birthday present...EVER.

The Israeli-born actress (raised in New York) previously confessed to following Jewish superstition and has not prepared ANY baby stuff, believing it to be bad luck to do so if the baby is not born yet. Another scary thought on every gossip aficionado's minds, however, is the supposed 'Best Actress' curse where previous winners of the award experienced a downfall in their relationships (e.g. Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, etc...just to name a few).

INDUSTRY NEWS
Natalie Portman Accused of Being A Fake

Wait a minute... Natalie Portman is not one of the best ballerinas in the world? And a body double covered some complicated dance sequences in Black Swan? Wow, that's big news for a Monday morning.

A few days ago Portman's fiancé, choreographer Benjamin Millepied told the Los Angeles Times that "85 percent of that movie is Natalie.” But some disagree...

Sarah Lane, the American Ballet Theatre soloist who perfected many of the movie's complicated dance sequences, said “Of the full body shots, I would say 5 percent are Natalie. All the other shots are me. I’ve been doing this for 22 years... Can you become a concert pianist in a year and a half, even if you’re a movie star?”