We only had to walk a few doors down to attend the best party last night. At Ballet Beautiful’s Soho studio, we celebrated the launch of their new custom workouts hosted by Lily Aldridge and Erin Heatherton--both models (along with us) are huge endorsers of Mary Helen Bowers’ ballet-inspired workout phenomenon. In fact, the place was swarming with celebrities--very fit ones--who also swear by her plan. Though it was hard not to notice Aldridge’s ballet body in her part-leotard part-sheer dress, we loved her beauty look too: Her ombre hair was twisted into a very cool ombre braid (ombraid?). We guess this is her version of a ballerina bun? Plus, the model always has a bronze-y tan (we can teach you how to get that without a plane ticket to Rio). And then there’s her perfect shade of pink-red lipstick that’s neither too pink nor too red: BRAID IT: Living Proof Satin Hair Serum, $29 Sometimes we like flyways, but they don’t go well with a white lace dress. Use this serum on clean, damp hair (avoid the roots) before you dry it. After you’ve braided your hair, use a small amount to polish things up.
BRONZE IT: Dior Bronze Self-Tanner Natural Glow Body, $35 Exfoliate, moisturize (this helps to blend in your tan), and apply evenly. To avoid streaking, trick is to smooth gratuitous amounts all over in the same direction.
PAINT IT: Nars Satin Lipstick in Afghan Red, $26 It’s hard to find the perfect in-between pink and red color, but this is it. Two coats! Since Aldridge’s looks is as much about her killer body as it is her cool braids, here’s how you can work your way towards looking like that with Ballet Beautiful’s custom workouts. Also check out her DVDS and online class schedule because we’ve tried it and it works!
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