From the daily archives: "Friday, September 20, 2013"


Emma Watson’s transition from bushy-haired witch to super-chic A-lister is an act of great conjure. She’s even a fashionista with a conscience, telling Net-A-Porter, the super-sized online retailer who commissioned this shoot, “I would love to wear garments that are ethically sourced, but there aren’t enough options….” Happily, once you’re atop the totem pole, everything slides into place. The good people of Green Carpet Challenge found a range of wares for the eco-warrior to wear for the shoot, designed by the likes of Christopher Kane and Victoria Beckham. Whatever the backstory, we’re loving her sleek and sophisticated style, especially her swooshing swept back hair. To see the full spread, click style notes.


The middle-part reigned at London Fashion Week. Brands like Pringle of Scotland, Paul Smith, and Jonathan Saunders sent models down the runway with center-parted strands flowing into loose, textured ends. Nothing too straight or too styled, just perfectly imperfect. Center-parts are great for framing the face, but unless your visage is  faultlessly symmetric, it’s better to make it slightly off of center, so you don’t split your face down the middle. For other tips on shaping this look, click style notes.

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Owners Vicky Shen and Sue Ko of San Francisco’s trendy hair salon, Wicked, are the latest pros to send us their inspirational inside scoop. They’re expert insights from behind the chair and Fashion Week are designed for the perfect transition into an on-trend fall hair color. With the autumn chill approaching, they’re message is warmth. Discussing reds and blondes and brunettes, read their tips for creating seasonal drama, depth, and dimension in the style notes….

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Sultry French actress Lea Seydoux rocks a new ‘do in W Magazine’s October issue. The look, a modern pageboy, is causing some major envy –– tongues are wagging about the ‘hair cut of the season.’ The pageboy, first popularized in the 1950s, was once the it look amongst A-list stars and fashionable ladies, and now it has been covered by the glossy’s, it’s sure to return. Easy to maintain and flattering on various faces shapes, some may doubt the femininity of this cut, but I’ve never seen Lea look more sexy. To see more of her new ‘do in the pages of W, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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