From the daily archives: "Wednesday, October 9, 2013"

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Supermodel seraph Miranda Kerr continues her rise to high fashion with this shoot for the Catalonian clothing company, Mango. Pairing leather moto jackets, chunky sweaters, and hip-huggings jeans and pants with a devil-may-care, windswept hairstyle,  the disheveled aesthetic is the perfect complement to the New York City backdrop. To see the full spread, click style notes.  Click for StyleNotes →

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Dating in New York City needs a spontaneous attitude. A late invite to an indie show, a dinner date, or a fashionable cocktail bar is better than never, but leaves you scrambling to look sexy. This week, I encountered this very quandary. I got an invite to Bar and Books by a former model and drummer turned environmental scientist. Although not enthused by the temerity of the short notice, heck, I said yes. Unfortunately my hair and makeup was not as bright and bubbly as my answer. Luckily, my girlfriends from ARROJO –– Taylor the marvelous makeup artist and Aziza the awesome hair stylist –– were on hand to take my mediocre look into a hot babe strut. Using their creative salon secrets, I found it can be easy to make quick transformations. To pick up my tips and tricks for your own last minute fixes, click style notes.  Click for StyleNotes →

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Short shapes range from sweet and girly to edgy and spunky. This season we’re seeing both soft feminine shapes and cool, punk inspired looks like the ones shown here. A short textured top paired with long, unstructured sides and back exudes androgynous rocker cool. The cut works on all hair types and textures and it can be yours in a few simple steps. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Brights filaments of bronze, copper and gold sparkle through inky-cool darkness. The dusky base provides the perfect backdrop for the warm metallic hues, enhancing and contrasting their sparkle. The vibrant flashes add depth and dimension for a look that is captivating and mysterious. Read of for tips on applying the shades and the professional formulations. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →