From the monthly archives: "March 2013"

Dry Shampoo

We’re still waiting for Prince Charming to rescue us from the tower, but at least we can count on dry shampoo. It rescues us from that most wicked of crones –– the time-consuming beauty regime. Battling the 6:00am conference call, power lunches, and late night Pilates is leaving us tired and grouchy, not pretty and witty. Further, the latest beauty buzz is that daily use of detergent shampoo strips hair of too much sebum, the natural oil that keeps hair shiny and supple. Luckily, innovators in hair care made dry shampoo a noteworthy go to ––  a water-free way to freshen hair, soak up excess oils, and remove buildup. Either in aerosol, dust-on, or shake-on form, the starch or silica based formulas bequeath longer life to hairstyles and less trips to the shower. Dry shampoo is not only an oil-absorbing weapon, but an amazing styling aid, creating texture and volume –– perfect for the tousled and undone beauty looks currently trending on this blog and beyond. For the dos and don’ts of dry shampoo, click style notes.

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Cover Girls

After years of straightness, wavy hair –– more wild than subdued –– is emerging as the new vanguard. Everybody got to know beach waves in 2012, yet that was only the prologue. Expect texture to be a staple in 2013. Drivers: At Fall Fashion Week, Bottega Veneta showed super size curls, while Emilio Pucci’s hairstyles were inspired by bohemian texture. More Drivers: Magazines centered on fashion, art, culture, and music are all featuring cover girls wearing tousled tresses. Even More Drivers: For its easy sex appeal, leading ladies have embraced the tousled look. Beyond Hollywood, style icons like Tina Tuner –– a Goddess of texture –– and Karlie Kloss are pushing waves into the mainstream. If you have texture this is a blessing. If hair is straight, there are many ways to get on trend. For tips, click style notes.

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Keiko Lynn

Brooklyn based blogger Keiko Lynn is eye candy for us. Her modern take on vintage style is whimsical, original, and sweet visual relief from mass consumer fashion. We especially enjoy how she uses texture, saturated colors, and graphic prints –– Keiko grounds them in black or other neutrals to bring balance to ensembles. Her quirky accessories are another favorite of ours; the tortoise shell Elizabeth and James Lafayette sunglasses are sublime. Regarding beauty, Keiko loves a painted pout –– to accentuate her full lips. Plus, we’re inspired by her wispy short bob. A departure for her –– she has worn her hair long for years –– we think it’s the perfect fit for her feminine aesthetic, and it frames her face beautifully. To learn more about Keiko and her style, click style notes.

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