From the daily archives: "Monday, November 5, 2012"

Neoclassical intricacy with edgy embellishments creates a steam punk vibe in the latest issue of Madame Germany. Model Nyok Wesslius wears a blue-black bob with choppy ends and a micro fringe. The gritty hairstyle and bright pink makeup lend a rocker vibe to sumptuous fabric and immaculate tailoring. This spread reminds us of the 70s decadence and the court culture of ancient aristocracies. See the full spread of elaborate looks, here.

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There are few cuts as classic or iconic as the bob. We’ve seen it shattered, stacked and layered, but we still have a soft spot for the original one-length version. Timeless, feminine and unfussy, this cut never goes out of style. It works for many face shapes and requires minimal upkeep. The mid-length version shown here has a sweet, preppy vibe that goes with just about anything. Read on for tips on getting this prototypal shape.

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This deep silvery version of violet hair has gothic edge. The look takes inspiration from the reverse ombre trend; pale roots give a moonlit shimmer to the dark shade. Lightness at the top creates an illusion of volume while dusky lengths provide a slenderizing effect. The loose texture imparts fluidity for the inky color.  Click through the style notes to see how to achieve this dusky purple.

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Oversized scarves and slouchy hats are some of our favorite fall adornments, but may look a bit strange around the house or office. A braided cap provides an eye-catching alternative. Yarn-like texture and a loose shape give this twined look a cozy appeal. The braided floret is a perfect accent for the plaited brim. The lengths left out at the back keep the look soft and romantic. Try this charming skimmer on for size with our easy Style Notes…

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