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Amanda Seyfried: her best hairstyles from "Les Miserables"

Amanda Seyfried: her best hairstyles from "Les Miserables"

Tuesday December 25, 2012 - 16h50
Amanda Seyfried, here with her loose braid, plays Cosette in the 2012 version of the classic musical "Les Miserables."

There's been a lot of stir around the 2012 version of "Les Miserables" starring Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried and Anne Hathaway, among others. Well, we'd like to create a little bit of stir of our own-- of the style variety, because we are feeling very inspired by Amanda Seyfried's get-up as Cosette in the film rendition.

After all, theatre and film are always a great place to seek style inspiration. Audrey Hepburn's look in "Breakfast At Tiffany's" is iconic and has been continuously recreated by vintage lovers everywhere and Julia Roberts' appearance in "Pretty Woman" made thigh-high boots more popular than mulled wine at Christmas.

While most of us aren't interested in rocking puffy sleeved frocks with lace collars and eight layer petticoats for a day at work, Cosette's vintage hairstyles are gorgeous and not too hard to recreate either.

Get girly with a side braid

Amanda's romantic side-braid is a classic pretty style and would be great with a floral print dress. A side-braid could even work well for winter, poking out from underneath a woolly hat or beret with a fitted and flared coat.

Half-up half-down à la Cosette

Ladies were rocking half-up, half-down 'dos long before Kate Middleton was born.

By twisting your hair underneath your loose ponytail, you can create a similar style perfect for your own Christmas look.

Flower-clad chignon

Flower-clad chignons are the ultimate feminine style and we see a lot of them in the film. You don't have to wait for spring blossoms to get this beautiful style. You can sweep up your hair and add flower clips or even a sprig of plastic holly or mistletoe off the tree for a festive and elegant look. Just be careful your admirers don't think that it's a green light for smooches!

Back in the day...

Intricate hairstyles and ringlets were very popular during the Regency period, when the play is set. Braided buns, elegant chignons and ornate hair accessories including crowns, silk ribbons and bonnets were favourites with regency ladies... styles that were downright opulent. After all, intricate hairstyles have long been considered a symbol of power and status.

Inspired? So, go on-- give yourself your own "Les Mis" makeover for Christmas.


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