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Get the Look: Ian Somerhalder

Whether you liked him as Boone in Lost or as Damon in The Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder has a signature look that you can get!

A Louisiana boy, Ian Somerhalder now lives in New York, and spends most of his time writing, acting and doing yoga. He also loves water skiing, snow skiing and horseback riding in his free time.

Before he became an actor, Ian started his career at age 10 as a model. He has modeled for Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabanna, Gucci, Versace and Guess. His sense of style looks casual but practiced, seems relaxed but active, and he knows how to strike a great pose.

Clothing Brands

His shirts are almost always open at the neck. Even his crew-neck t-shirts (from designer Rogue) appear stretched out to look like v-necks. His casually draped jackets are always structured, whether he is wearing a collarless leather jacket, a tuxedo jacket, or a structured blazer. He has been spotted wearing baggy Diesel Jeans and Paige skinny jeans (and occasionally Calvin Klein under them, if you must know). He occasionally sports a fedora -- a structured hat -- in various cool textures and materials.

Hair

In 2011, Ian sported longer tousled curls, but 2012 brought a short, spiky style that looks easier to care for and more versatile, too. As for facial hair, Ian often sports a 5-o'clock shadow to events, which adds to his "rugged good looks" vibe. As for the rest of his visible facial hair -- his eyebrows -- he leaves them a bit bushier and often shows emotion and expressions with just a slight lift of one or tilt of the other.

Attitude

As for looking cool, it doesn't stop at the eyebrows. This guy knows how to pose. Thumbs in his pockets, one leg always bent a little, cocking his head slightly to the side, he rarely flashes his teeth and instead smiles with his lips and his eyes. And speaking of his smile, he often shows a slightly lopsided smile, with one eyebrow cocked up to look like he is conspiring with you. Some call his look sexy. Others call it smoldering. Either way, practice it in the mirror for a few hours (we bet he does) before trying it out on those you want to impress.

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What do you think of Ian Somerhalder's look? Do you think you can recreate it?

 

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JazzyRox
JazzyRox posted in Family Issues:
hi! this is "blonde"! i dont really care about this post and its not that offensive to me! i am trying to care about what others think and TBH i do....untill it comes to electronics...idk why but i dont really do well without electronics. i have good habits that include waiting untill 3:00 PM to get on screens and getting chores done before i get on screens, im much more...well....social than my sister (ill just call her "Red" xD) Red. plus im only 10. i probably will get better at habits when im older. P.S wow rainbowpoptart i dont think our pics are exactly the same xD
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Always wears black so not much of a style 
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Kirsti
Kirsti posted in Style:
Your style is simply whatever you want to wear! Just wear whatever feels comfortable, or whatever you think looks good, and it is your style (: It doesn't matter if it's not entirely individual and unique, as long as it's what you feel happy wearing.
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Kirsti
Kirsti posted in Family Issues:
I love both my parents equally, but I prefer to spend time with my dad. My father works abroad so I see him a lot less than my mother, but it means that when I see him it feels more special :3 
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Kirsti
Kirsti posted in Family Issues:
To be honest, this is probably just something you have to bear. I know that sometimes relatives can be irritating, but they only visit often because they care about you and want to see you (: Unless there is a real reason you don't want them to visit - for example, if they are unkind to you - then you should just endure it.  Or you could mention it to your parents and see if they can sort it out? This is something lots of kids have to deal with, me included, and it's just part of life! You are lucky to have grandparents who care about you so much c:
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