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About the girl & graphic designer behind ‘nonfashionista’

About me at nonfashionista. We love this description of the writer behind the blog nonfashionista. And wouldn’t you know it, she’s a graphic designer (a creative creative or a creative person in a creative field.) She seems like one of us: a Creative Communicator. Here’s a preview of what you’ll find at nonfashionista….The Bauhaus Look

Bauhaus Look

A nonfashionista style choice: Pastel dress!

Mint and Cream


with Kevin Haskins of Bauhaus

Kevin Haskins of Bauhaus. Photo credit: kalavinka, from flickr

We just happened to find this photo of Kevin Haskins from Bauhaus and thought it might be an interesting companion to the Bauhaus look above.



Country Music fashion: Meghan Linsey’s hairstyles


Meghan Linsey is one of your 10 favorite stars on We suspect that there’s more reasons for her popularity than her ‘dos. There’s her boyfriend Joshua Scott Jones and their vocal duo Steel Magnolia. Their sudden success has earned them a nomination for Best New Duo/Group of the Year by the Academy of Country Music (ACM). Though they were edged out by Band Perry, these Steely singers will perform along with other hot stars at the first ever Fan Jam held in conjunction with the ACM  2011 awards show (this Sunday).

These two dos are very similar but not quite alike. The one on the right gives you an idea how the haircut looks from the side. For high glamour, all of her hair is volumized and then rolled off the face. This twist gives her very short hair the look of an upsweep. The same kind of thinking goes into the solo shot. Little things make the difference: bangs are lifted to one side instead of back and ends are swept up instead of down. A red-hot hair ornament adds color to her form-fitting black gown.

Here’s two other dos that resemble each other, and both are perfect for awards shows or the gala du jour. Personally we think the hair at left is one of the prettiest we’ve seen on Meg or any star for that matter! It’s shorter with more layers and pure white. Finger-brushing while blow-drying creates a fluffy, feathery crop. On the right, Meg’s hair is longer, less layered, and salty and pepper blond. Styling time is pretty similar except for the polished finish created with a round brush and blow-drier while hair’s still slightly damp. If your hair falls flat too soon after styling, use big hot rollers or a curling iron.

Yet another reason for Steel Magnolia’s appeal is its down-to-earth charm. Their friendly personalities shine through when posing with fellow country star Kellie Pickler. 

Getting back to the mane thing, you’ve gotta love Meghan’s casually chic, sideswept ponytail and long bangs. Stay tuned for more on Meghan!

The James Bond Girls of Iron Man: Kate Mara, Helena Mattsson, Anya Monzikova, Renee Herlocker, Olivia Munn, Ayelet Ben-Shahar, Grace Stanley, Natalina Maggio…

Iron Man 2: ‘Double the Villians, 5x the Hotties’ 

These are the words of a writer (male naturally) talking about Iron Man 2 in comparison with other movie superheroes (think Batman, Spiderman, Transformers and even the first Iron Man). Another guy raved there’s “so many iron cuties.” We’ll admit the supporting (really cameo) actresses are super hot, but we have more fun comparing them to women from James Bond movie i.e. model-like bimbos or superficially smart spies. It’s not hard to picture James waking up next to Helena Mattson or Kate Mara. Red-hot Kate (above right) looks more realistic in her “morning after” mane–straight, tousled and with ends that are losing their curls after a night’s sleep-over (or a few hours in a beach cabana). Meanwhile Helena (above left) appears a little too fresh and made-up to be a one-night stand. She’s the type of girl who plays hard to get and holds out on 007 for a while. Unlike Kate’s, her hairstyle is polished with a blow-dry styling to smooth out the top and a large-diameter curling iron to make big ringlets below.

Grace Stanley and Natalina Maggio strike the pose of double agents (below): with out-of-the-ocean wet hair and a simple straight style that takes care of itself when the brunette has her back up against the wall. The sleek coif is as deceiving as the damp do is self-explanatory. Unless your hair is naturally board straight, it would have to be blown dry small sections at a time and probably finished with a flat iron.

You may have noticed that Anya Monzikova (left) stands out in the bevy of long-hairs. Her short bob is eye-catching because it’s slightly asymmetrical and cut shorter in back for forward movement. A good cut like Anya’s takes little time to do–just comb and go or blow-dry with a large round brush. The hardest part would be getting and keeping the color. You have to be bold enough to do it and committed to coloring every two weeks (more or less)! 

Two Iron Man cuties take a new twist on long locks (right). They wear hair to one side like stars and women everywhere are “doing” these days. Ayelet Ben-Sharah plays it straighter than Olivia Munn, who opts for relaxed waves-n-curls. Ayelet’s style would take less effort, but Olivia’s is more intriguing with hair falling over one eye (traditionally popular with movie mystery women of all eras).

This posting wouldn’t be complete without the Ironette dancers to stroke Iron Man’s ego. Cheerleader-turned-actress-dancer Renee Herlocker picks the natural coif for a woman of action. Her full straight hair with strong-hold spray keeps its shape while dancing (around a pole) or jumping in the air!

We’ve come to the end of our story and all that’s left to say is instead of hating them because they’re beautiful, just look to the Iron Women for great hairstyle ideas!


The ‘Lost’ years: Evangeline Lilly’s hairstyles

Evangeline’s natural curly locks easily go
from very casual to dressy casual!
No matter how messy Evangeline Lilly’s hair gets on Lost, Kate stays a natural beauty! Even in her angst-filled moments, the actress is pretty in a quick bun. The rising star’s hairstyle had to be “done up” for early ABC shots, but it couldn’t be too over-the-top for the show’s setting. So for posed photos, Kate’s curls were scrunched a bit, brushed out on top. The gallery photo above shows how Kate would look if the Island(s) had a hairstylist… and she had the time between escapades. Notice how much longer Evangeline’s hair is near the series’ finale. Naturally the ringlets take more time to copy because they have to be scrunch dried until they’re thoroughly dry, finger combed and “frozen” with a strong-hold styling product. 

The next pix are casual because of the hair (not the clothes). This rising star was wearing a sequined dress for a promo event, when she snuck out to get some fresh air. Notice how casual her hair looks when blown dry to loosen the ringlets… straighter hairstyles were something Kate never wore (unless she was in the sideways world of Lost). Kate could have pulled off a glam yet tousled updo like this one, but she’d need to polish up her Lost hairstyle. More casual glam is a sleek ponytail, this and a neat half upsweep would work on the show… if the dos were roughed up for the beach or forest. 

A great example of dressy casual: Evangeline’s smooth hairstyle and impeccable makeup say fancy but the tank top says otherwise. While on the straighter side, ends are loosely curled and the crown combed back. As is the case with most of Kate’s “natural” looks, they translate into the real world with a little tweaking. Her standard wet look can stay as is with some kind of product to maintain the damp feel. If you have the patience, make some little braids (bigger than dreadlocks) or twist strands into the popular look of the moment.

Stay tuned for more about Lost, Kate, Claire, Jack, Sawyer, etc., their hairstyles, the back story and other good stuff about the show we love (as if you couldn’t tell)!

P.S. Check out cool scenes from Lost: the Final Season, Evangeline Lilly’s Lost Audition tape and her bio/news.

Ellen Page’s hairstyles in Juno, Whip It & now Inception (with Leonardo DiCaprio)


When Juno premiered, Ellen Page wasn’t a teen, but she sure looked like it! Long before Ellen became a household name, she was a child actor (like Juno costar Jason Bateman), starting her career at the age of 10! in Pit Pony, a TV movie-turned-series. In addition to her baby face and great acting, real young hairstyles (ponytails and messy buns) made Ellen believable as an unreluctant, teen mom-to-be. In between filming, the Ellen chose pretty simple dos like the Teen Angel shag (above)… polished up only for a gallery photo session!


In Whip It Ellen has the role of another angst-filled high-schooler, Bliss, and uses her hair to make a statement: “I don’t want to be the  beauty queen/deb that Mom dreams of .” So her coifs range from blue-streaked punkster to wild curli-locks (that fly out from under her helmet when Bliss is “playing”  Babe Ruthless). A promo shot for Whip It shows Ellen’s character pretending to be glamorous when the skates come off (above). Her tight ringlets are loosened up and windblown…(a fave look of super models/stars and the only impracticle hairstyle here).  

Off the set, Ms. Page stays “real”…even at galas like the Whip It premiere. Surrounded by Big Hair and Bling, Ellen stands out in her relaxed style… as if she doesn’t need the trappings of Hollywood to support her rising star status.

Currently the petite brunette is co-starring with big star Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception, coming out in July. What’s next for Ellen? Loyal fans predict a future so bright we’ll have to wear shades!