MY STYLE SECRETS
THE SINGER SHARES HER FASHION AND BEAUTY MUST-HAVES
Modern classic. I like classic pieces with a modern edge.
My black cashmere sweater. I’ve had it for years. It has holes all over it, but it’s my comfort sweater. I wear it when I travel.
Favorite Nail Polish
Reds, deep purples and pale pinks-almost flesh tones.
Favorite Drugstore Buy
I love Neutrogena products, Johnson & Johnson lotions and Maybelline Great Lash.
I Feel Beautiful …
When I’m not dressed up. When I’m clean and comfortable and barefoot and my husband is with me.
Best Beauty Trick
Drink water. It’s taken me years to realize that’s one of the best things you can do for yourself, your health, your beauty and your skin.
Biggest Fashion Splurge
Christian Louboutins. It was the first time I paid so much for a pair of shoes.
NAIL POLISH Essie polish in Tiny Win-ey, Fed Up and Bahama Mama; $8 each
JOHNSON’S BABY LOTION $4.79 for 15 fl. oz.
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN PUMPS $845
NASHVILLE’S NEW HOT SPOT
CARRIE UNDERWOOD‘S STYLIST OPENS A MAKEUP AND HAIR SALON—AND SHARES SOME BEAUTY TRICKS
Love Carrie Underwood‘s look? Meet Melissa Schleicher, the secret behind the singer’s gorgeous hair and makeup, who just opened a new salon in Nashville called Parlour 3. “I always wanted to open a place that would have all of my favorite products,” says Schleicher, who has also worked with Brad Paisley, Lee Ann Womack and Rascal Flatts. “It’s like a candy store in here,” says Underwood. “Melissa does a great job, and I love that I can be totally honest with her when I don’t like something and she’s fine with that.” The full-service salon offers haircuts, tanning, shellac manicures, facials and makeup lessons-not to mention snacks while being styled. “The Local Taco is next door,” says Schleicher. “So they can deliver Mexican and margaritas!”
Melissa’s Secret Weapons
1 Sorme Brow Lift Highlighting Pencil
“This pencil is like a push-up bra for your eyes! Apply it right at the arch of the brow and at the corner of the eye. It brightens everything up.” $16; sorme.com for stores
2 Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
“I spray this right at the root of the hair. It gives you the best body, and it lasts forever. Plus it smells amazing!” $39; oribe.com
3 Shadow Shields
“I use these shields whenever I do a smoky eye. It helps avoid getting excess shadow all over the cheek.” $9.99 for box of 30 shields; shadowshields.com
4 Flirtini by Terri Apanasewicz for Liptini Lipstick
“This is the perfect nude color, and I use it all the time on Carrie.” $20; tinibeauty.com
Country stars are going wild for bird-motif jewelry. Kimberly Perry rocked a dove necklace at the Grammy’s, and Miranda Lambert recently tweeted a photo of her latest gift from Blake-a one-of-a-kind bird ring. Get the look with these avian-inspired pieces.
1. SWALLOW CUFF
Alkemie metal cuff, $209; alkemiejewelry.com
2. BIRD HOOP EARRINGS
We Dream in Colour brass earrings, $28; wedreamincolour.com
3. BIRD EARRINGS
Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez for Kmart, $9.99 for pack of nine different earrings; kmart.com
4. BIRD ON BRANCH EARRINGS
18k vermeil earrings by Catherine Weitzman, $105; catherineweitzman.com
5. ROBIN NECKLACE
Caja sterling silver necklace, $70; cajajewelry.com
6. NATIVE BIRD CUFF
Chibi brass cuff, $65; maxandchloe.com
Scarves like this floral one ($14.97; charmingcharlie.com) are an easy way to wear the trend.
HOT TREND SHEERS!
Delicate peek-a-boo panels on dresses and blouses are everywhere this spring. “It adds a bit of covered sexiness because the skin is visible, but it still has mystery,” said celebrity stylist Gillian Steinhardt. Or opt for gauzy scarves that add a bit of see-through color and fun.