From the daily archives: "Saturday, March 16, 2013"

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Imagine a Gatsby-inspired life –– parties, clothes, drama, power. Celebrated in print, fashion, beauty, and film The Great Gatsby returns to the big screen for the fourth time at the 66th Canes Film Festival on May 15. Baz Luhrmann’s interpretation stars Carey Mulligan, Leonardo Dicaprio, and Toby Maguire. Catherine Martin, costume designer and wife of Baz Luhrmann, collaborated with Italian designer Miuccia Prada to create appropriate 1920s costumes for the film. Most of Cary Mulligan’s ensembles are Martin originals, while others are reworked designs from the Prada library. Martin chose to work with Prada to “recall the European flair that was emerging amongst the aristocratic East Coast crowds in the twenties.” In a design highlight, Mulligan, as Daisy Buchanan, slips into a redo of a jade and topaz crystal party dress from Prada’s Spring 2010 collection. Martin also partnered with Tiffany & Co and Brooks Brothers to dress the men. The Jazz Age’s appeal has already inspired many of the year’s popular beauty looks. The popular chin-length bob and Marcel waves of the era were imitated on several runways and sported by lots of celebrities during awards season. If you want to emulate the spirit of the Roaring 20s, click through to style notes.

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Although multi-tonal, ombre, and dip-dye colors remain fashionable and fun, this spring season will see the return of solid blocks of hair color. If this sounds good to you, and if your skin is quite pale, a rustic copper could be just the ticket. If you like this idea, but feel the vivid tone isn’t right for you, talk to your colorist about similar hues that can match your eye color, wardrobe, and makeup. For tips on achieving and maintaing vibrant red-brown tones, click style notes.

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