From the daily archives: "Wednesday, October 16, 2013"


We love a good muse on Style Noted; Heather Epstein, blogger for, doesn’t disappoint. Her fashionable street style is the envy of many, making her blog a great location to find emerging trends. We think this posh newsboy cap will become a staple of autumn winter ‘13-’14. Typical versions of this cap are too boyish for any girl that likes to be feminine, yet this one has something of an equestrian feel, evoking the genteel and well-bred qualities of a high-class lass. Once you find the perfect cap, the way to make the look succeed is pairing it with the right hairstyles. For our tips to wearing the newsboy with style and class, click style notes.  Click for StyleNotes →


Beauty products and tools are one of the most competitive marketplaces in the world; from corporate behemoths to bohemians who concoct recipes on the sidewalk, beauty brands are constantly trying to innovate, find the next big thing.  One of the best recent breakthroughs is the advent of the curling wand. Being clip-less –– as opposed to traditional irons that need to be clamped on –– wands are easier to maneuver, easier to use creatively, and they more easily put natural-looking waves and curls into modern shapes and styles.

One of our favorites is the ARROJO 1-inch curling wand. “Loose, perfectly imperfect textured hairstyles are now on the vanguard of fashion and beauty trends,” says Nick Arrojo, owner and founder of the eponymous brand. “We wanted to create a tool to make it easier to shape these styles in the salon, and at home. The wand gives tousle without the hassle –– which is what makes it so desirable.” To find out more about this revolutionary hot tool, click style notes.  Click for StyleNotes →

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Effortless-looking beauty is an oft strived for ideal that’s hard to pull off. This look walks the line perfectly, creating thrown-together chic from a few simple elements. Cheekbone-skimming fringe with textured ends has a pretty, disheveled quality, especially when brushed aside from a slightly off-center part. Gentle movement through the lengths enhances the organic quality while a bit of gloss keeps it from feeling messy. Get this casually cool style in a few quick steps. –– Laura Martin 

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With halloween only a few weeks away it’s time to start planning your costume. These five styles are easily adapted to fit a variety of characters. A faux bob works for flappers and and school girls. A sleek high ponytail is perfect for super heroines and sorority sisters. A french twist can be adapted for schoolmarms, and sixties looks. A diaphanous updo suits gibson girls and victorian maidens.Vintage waves work for mad men characters and hollywood starlets. Read on for simple steps to creating these versatile, transformative styles. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →