Pulp Fiction Vixens

On Christian Dior’s Spring 2010 runway, the models looked ripped from the pages of a Hard Case Crime pulp novel. I could just see the titles that these femme fatales would inspire: Blonde With A Bullet, Black Widow, The Bride Said Die and Vegas Vixens. The Lauren Bacall waves, bright red lips and pastel lids in shades of lilac, tangerine and Robin egg blue made for a striking , sweetly seductive look. I found a bevy of beauty products to help you get this look (below). Check in next week for clothing that will help you dress the part of Dior’s film noir vixens.

Christian Dior Spring 2010

Christian Dior Spring 2010

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Face:

Lips:

— Jodi Goulart

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She’s Got Curves

Old Hollywood siren Veronica Lake was known for many things — her smouldering screen presence, pin-up model career and rebellious reputation — but one trait that continues to live on is her trademark peek-a-boo hairstyle. This sophisticated and flirtatious look of cascading waves and a deep side part has experienced a resurgence with actresses Amanda Seyfried, Megan Fox and Blake Lively all wearing the style on the red carpet recently. If you want to bring out your inner femme fatale for your next night out, then use the following tips from Alain Larivee, John Frieda Creative Consultant.

Veronica Lake's Iconic Look

Veronica Lake's Iconic Look

Blake Lively Channels Veronica Lake At A Film Premiere

Blake Lively Channels Veronica Lake At A Film Premiere

1. Prep wet hair with John Frieda Luxurious Volume Always Stylish Gel-Creme for maximum coverage, ideal style-ability and major volume.

2. Brush hair to remove any tangles and then wrap hair around magnetic rollers taking care to place them in the direction you want your hair to ultimately fall.  Allow hair to dry thoroughly.

3. Once your hair is dry unwind it from around rollers and carefully brush through.

4. Finish with John Frieda Frizz-Ease 100% Shine Glossing Mist to achieve a glistening finish and John Frieda Moisture Barrier Firm-Hold Hairspray to hold your finished look.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Always Stylish Gel Creme, $10.49 at drugstores

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Always Stylish Gel Creme, $10.49 at drugstores

John Frieda Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray, $10.49 at drugstores

John Frieda Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray, $10.49 at drugstores

— Jodi Goulart