The making of a red carpet darling

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The making of an eye-catching, red carpet darling takes a team: a beautiful celebrity, a world-renowned stylist, a A-list make-up artist and a hair team extraordinaire.

Elizabeth Hurley blasted onto the scene with her provocative Versace safety pin dress. Jennifer Aniston became America’s darling with the “Rachel,” and millions of women attempted to copy her look. Even Kim Kardashian needed a team to become “Kim.”

During the Cannes Film Festival Misha Burton was re-discovered as a breathtaking red-hot, red carpet beauty while promoting “The DeCameron.”

An integral part of the evolution of her look was the creation of her luscious golden locks that seemed to glisten—reflecting the French Rivera sun directly above.

Celebrity colorist Michael Canale – who is known for creating the color for top celebrities, including Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz and Heidi Klum – updated and enhanced Barton’s look with a light touch of blonde that’s the epitome of “natural” at it’s best.

Canale took Barton’s light brown hue and created a tint that literally “glowed on the red carpet. He said, “For her new look we used golden highlights and sandy tones around her face to bring out her brilliant blue eyes.”

The color is a natural blend of blonde—brighter at the front, which “enhances her look, instead of being a drastic change.”

He also created a bespoke gloss that enhances the color and makes it look like the sun is shining on your hair on the red carpet.

Canale points out that he likes to use glosses because they do a few things. First, they protect the hair and act as a buffer for styling aids and build a barrier to prolong hair color. And second, gloss makes hair look fabulous with camera lighting–and is sure to make you a red carpet darling too.

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Resolving Bothersome Issues

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Lives of Style’s DatingSpeak™©2016 addresses questions about Dating, Relationships and Communication. Lives of Style is committed to helping you achieve your own best style–in fashion, beauty and in life.

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Mary: My husband wakes up 4 to 5 times a night to check on the stock market, go to the bathroom, pet the dogs and generally fiddle around our bedroom. I’ve tried to get him to stop, or lessen the number of wake-ups, but he refuses and says that he is a light sleeper and has a lot on his mind. Trouble is, I’m a light sleeper too. And I’m exhausted most days. What can I say to him?

Laura: You can say, “Honey, I want to talk with you about something that has become challenging for me. Is now a good time?” Wait for him to say, ‘Yes,” then you can say, “I know you are a light sleeper, have a lot on your mind, and it works for you to perform certain activities upon your awakenings throughout the night. Having said that, I want to share with you that I am also a light sleeper, and unfortunately I wake up every time you are awake and going about your nightly activities. I am not telling you this with the intention to assign blame. I am sharing this with you because the frequent sleep interruptions I am having are causing me an overall feeling of exhaustion. I want to respect your needs, and I also want to make sure I am getting the rest that I need. I do not know how to resolve this fairly so that we both get our needs met. What are your suggestions on how to solve this?”

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Lives of Style’s DatingSpeak™©2016 addresses questions about Dating, Relationships and Communication. Lives of Style is committed to helping you achieve your own best style–in fashion, beauty and in life.

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Mary: I have been in a relationship for 10 years with my boyfriend and his behavior has been strange lately–he’s been cold and removed and says condescending things about me. I saw his phone charging and I unlocked it and looked at his text messages–and I saw some flirty texts to another woman and a picture of her on his phone. I’m in shock–sad and mad. I don’t want to be with a cheater. He is living with me in my house and I don’t know if I can throw him out even if I want to–what can I say to him?

Hard Relationship Talks Made Easy

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Lives of Style’s DatingSpeak ©2016 addresses questions about Dating, Relationships and Communication. Lives of Style is committed to helping you achieve your own best style–in fashion, beauty and in life.

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Our Lives of Style relationship authority–Laura Pugliese, shares must-know dating “Do’s and Don’ts” that will help you find success in your relationships.

Laureen: I have a basic question about how to break up with someone. My boyfriend is not “it” for me. I care about him but I want to say, “Good-bye.” I’ve cut down our time together to barely once a week, and told him I don’t feel we have a future, but he says, “I’ll take what I can get.” What can I say?

Laura: It is clear that you have been upfront and honest with this gentleman, and his response indicates that he has been willing to continue to date you knowing that he don’t see a future with him. Having said that, if you are 100% certain that you do not want to consider a future with this man and are ready to end it, then you can say, “I want to talk with you about something that feels sensitive to me to say and may also be sensitive for you to hear regarding us. Is now a good time?” Wait for him to say, “Yes.”  Then you can say, “I respect you, and I think you are a very good man. I appreciate all of the dates you have taken me on and the time you have spent with me. I want to be honest and tell you that I have reached the place where I am certain that as much as I like you as a person, I do not have the romantic chemistry and feelings necessary to continue to accept dates with you. I want to move forward to find the right man for me. I also sincerely hope you find the right woman for you. What are your thoughts about what I am telling you?”

Overcoming Relationship Hurdles

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Lives of Style’s DatingSpeak ©2016 addresses questions about Dating, Relationships and Communication. Lives of Style is committed to helping you achieve your own best style–in fashion, beauty and in life.

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Our Lives of Style relationship authority–Laura Pugliese, shares must-know dating “Do’s and Don’ts” that will help you find success in your relationships.

Kiki: If I’m at a baseball game and a guy tips his hat toward me, is he saying, “Hello?” Can I speak with him next?

Laura: His hat tipping is an acknowledgement from him to you that he sees you and wants to make some level of contact. A good response would be to smile back while holding eye contact for at least 5 seconds. You could add in a cute little wave of your hand as you do that. This will indicate to him that you are receptive to his approach if he wants to take the lead and come over and start a conversation with you. Everything is energy based, and the person who initiates the first conversation is assuming the leading (masculine energy) role. Most people are unaware of the strong impact this has on the dynamic that follows in a romantic relationship.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you have no idea whether or not this man is in a relationship and just happens to be a flirt. By responding with a warm smile, eye contact and a little wave you are showing your openness without taking over the lead. If he is single and interested he can approach you. If he doesn’t approach under those circumstances, then there is a reason and that reason may be a commitment elsewhere.

When or If to Let Go

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Lives of Style’s DatingSpeak ©2016 addresses questions about Dating, Relationships and Communication.

Our Lives of Style authority–Laura Pugliese, shares must-know dating “Do’s and Don’ts” that will help you find success in your relationships.

Jane: I am in love/lust with a superstar businessman. He’s young, handsome, super-successful, a multi-millionaire, travels the world, is famous in his field and respected by politicians, leaders in this country and abroad and is just about the nicest guy ever. We have been dating for about 18 months. He calls me twice a week and texts me about three times and we see each other every other week. The problem is, when I asked him where he saw this going, he said he “wasn’t sure he ever wanted to get married or have children” and that he “didn’t see” himself in a committed role leading to monogamy anytime soon. I’ve already slept with him, and I’ve tried to limit seeing him to wean myself from him–but everyone else I see pales in contrast with him. Is there anything I can say to get him to commit, or to say to myself, to move on?

Removing Communication Blocks

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Lives of Style’s DatingSpeak ©2016 addresses questions about Dating, Relationships and Communication.

Our Lives of Style authority–Laura Pugliese, shares must-know dating “Do’s and Don’ts” that will help you find success in your relationships.

Lives of Style: In a group, if I’m with some friends and a guy walks over and joins us, do I have to wait until he speaks to me before I speak?

Communicate with Love

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Lives of Style’s DatingSpeak ™ ©2016 addresses questions about Dating, Relationships and Communication.

Our Lives of Style authority–Laura Pugliese, shares must-know dating “Do’s and Don’ts” that will help you find success in your relationships.

Lives of Style: I know that this is for dating advice but I need some words to say to my husband. We have a 17-year old teenage girl and he is so tough on her with her dating young boys. He makes sure he meets every boy who is even a friend of hers, he questions every boy who wants to spend time with her in any way. She doesn’t have a boyfriend. She loves sports and is active in school. How can I get him to “back-off” regarding our daughter’s dating?

When & How to Speak Up

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Lives of Style’s DatingSpeak ™ ©2016 addresses questions about dating, relationships and communication.

Our Lives of Style authority–Laura Pugliese, shares must-know dating “Do’s and Don’ts” that will help you find success in your relationships.

Lives of Style: My husband wants me to deposit every cent of my paycheck into our joint account, when he promised me that he would “take care of me” and pay bills for our marriage. He says I can take out a certain amount without discussing with him, but he wants us to agree on anything spent beyond $250. He goes food shopping with me, and we have to “bargain” about prices of vegetables, fruit, meat, etc. I don’t like this. What can I say to him about this?

Laura: Based on what you are sharing with me, I suspect the issues are more complex than a simple answer I could give you here. On the surface it appears that he is not keeping his agreement to you about taking care of you, and now he is wanting to require conditions for you that he didn’t discuss with you prior to your marriage, but as I previously stated, I do not view this as a simple Q AND A. I think that ultimately it would be best for the two of you to seek some relationship counseling to both be heard and have a trained professional to assist you in each expressing your wants, thoughts and feelings to assist you in making the best agreements for your relationship with consideration to your current circumstances.

Dealing with Thorny Issues with Other People

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Lives of Style’s DatingSpeak ™ ©2016 addresses questions about dating, relationships and communication.

Our Lives of Style authority–Laura Pugliese, shares must-know dating “Do’s and Don’ts” that will help you find success in your relationships.

Lives of Style: My husband bought his secretary a really beautiful Gold necklace for Christmas. He did get me gifts, but it hurt me that he got her something so personal. What can I say to him?

Laura: I presume you know that he bought this necklace for her because there was full disclose and no attempts by your husband to hide this purchase from you or hide who it was for from you. Unless there is tangible information that suggests that your husband has an inappropriate relationship with his secretary, I don’t see a good reason for you to say anything to him. It may not feel good to you, but at the same time I don’t believe it is in your best interest to make an issue of this to your husband and cause discord between the two of you. There should be some level of platonic affection and appreciation for the people one works closely with, and extending a lovely gift to those people at Christmas time is thoughtful and kind.

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