From the daily archives: "Tuesday, October 8, 2013"
Claire Danes put knickers in a twist when she arrived at this year’s Emmys dressed in a newly ‘bobbed’ hair cut –– or so we thought. It’s actually a piece of very clever hairstyling. The locks have been delicately and elegantly curled under her chin with pins used to set the style in place, and a swooshing, curvaceous side-part used to frame her features. Recreating this at home is easier than you think, especially if the style need only hold up for a few hours. If you’ve long hair and fancy a faux bob change-up, click style notes.  Click for StyleNotes →

Years ago my grandmother, the chicest woman I know, gifted me a beautiful designer silk scarf. I was dying to incorporate it into my every day look; unfortunately, I couldn’t tie knots –– at least the kind that this scarf deserved –– so it lay on my vanity table collecting dust. The house of Hermès must have been watching. The two-hundred year old brand, famous for leather and scarves, just went digital. Silk Knots is the brand’s first iTunes app, and provides everything one needs to know about how to tie scarves.  The application offers step-by-step tutorials on different ways to create headbands, turbans, fancy knots, and numerous other creative techniques.  Check out the teaser video above and then head to the app store to download Silk Knots, and start creating your own elegant looks. Psst! If you are in New York, you can visit the Hermès pop-up store, now through October 31st, located in The Shops of Columbus Circle. The pop-up has an old school diner theme and is offering scarves, including the new Maxi Twilly line for $290 a piece, ties and other accessories. I’ll be there to get my Jackie O on…–– Michelle Rotbart 



Allison Williams’ style is classic but fashion-forward. She combines sleek silhouettes with intricate finishes and unusual fabrics, for an aesthetic that never seems to hit an off note. Her front row style during New York Fashion week exemplified these traits. A leather peplum skirt and metallic cropped sweater were topped with a loose side braid which softened the strong lines and unusual textures of her ensemble. A slight side part, shiny surface, and pulled apart texture gave her look the perfect dose of femininity and romance. Steal her style in a few simple steps. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Steal the glow of autumn’s most beautiful shades with this gorgeous combination of colors. Deep reds, vibrant coppers, and mellow golds combined in seamless gradients capture the fleeting beauty of changing leaves. Melt one of the hues into your natural shade or apply multiple tones for a bold, seasonal look. Read on for the formulation and application tips. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →