From the daily archives: "Saturday, March 2, 2013"

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Surrounded by myth and lore, red inspires everything from sensuality to destruction. Poppy Red, a particularly vivid shade of the symbolic color, is one of the preeminent tones in fashion and design in 2013. Carmen Marc Valvo, an American designer of high-end evening wear, says poppy red has “passion and a sense of optimism.” Valvo’s must have item of the season is a silk gazar blouse (there are some amazing ones on Net-A-Porter). Beauty giant Shiseido, meanwhile, decorates its signature product, Eudermine Revitalizing Essence, in sultry red. In the world of décor, Elle Magazine recently presented editorials full of rooms saturated in red. For the girl about town, the trend can be translated to your fashion and beauty looks, like a flash of red in an otherwise solid hair color, or a dramatic red lip paired with a pale makeup look. For additional styling tips for when your wearing trendy red, click style notes.  Click for StyleNotes →

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Effortless, classic beauty was the signature look of actress Grace Kelly. Famous for her roles in films like Dial M For Murder and Mogambo, Kelly also became a literal princess when she married the prince of Monaco in 1956. She was famously photographed without makeup for the cover of Collier’s, breaking away from the evening gowns and flawless facade that were typical for film stars of that time. What is most inspiring about Grace was her ability to look at home in both casual and formal ensembles, and the ease with which she transitioned from glamorous starlet to prim and proper monarch. Although she wore her hair in different styles a few things never changed. Her dark  blonde color, deep side part, and collar dusting length were hallmarks of her signature look. Her elegance and confidence ensured a lasting legacy. Give her signature style a modern twist with these simple steps. –– Laura Martin 

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The award season’s red carpet’s were filled with celebrities wearing short hairstyles –– think Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, Charlie Theron. So CBS’s live from the couch asked Nick Arrojo to take the platform and tell us how to make these looks work for women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. To see how to make a celebrity style work for you, watch the video below…