From the daily archives: "Friday, October 18, 2013"


Spotted at the screening of “Inside Llewyn Davis” at the London Film Festival, Carey Mulligan’s easy and effortless updo is the perfect off-the-face look for letting natural beauty shine. And though it’s a glamorous red carpet style (the Dior dress helps!), it’s a shape that anyone can make, and would suit work days, special occasions, and bad hair maydays. What makes it special is the ruffled texture that’s been added before sweeping all the hair back, which adds volume and visual interest. To learn how to add tousle to your own easy updos, click style notes.

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A song for six year olds, a video for voyeurs, no wonder they called Robert Thicke’s dopey ditty “Blurred Lines.” Still, something good did come out of it, and her name is Emily Ratjkowski. The ravishing brunette who starred in the hard-hitting video is now scaling fashion’s totem pole. Unsurprisingly, after being fondled by Thicke and friends, she chose to go solo for her latest scheme. Participating in the Rag & Bone DIY project, she snapped candid photos of herself in the brand’s desirable denims. It’s an intimate and engaging series of shots with hair dressed effortlessly for the everyday. To see the full spread, click style notes.  Click for StyleNotes →


Alexa Chung boasts a luscious natural wave and, like the girl about town she is, she uses this natural texture to create her perfectly imperfect, East Village hairstyles. Cut into a loose, shoulder-grazing layer her style has the softness and the movement to make playful undone shapes and her lived-in looks place graphic emphasis placed on texture. Effortlessly indiscriminate is her signature look. Happily, anyone can recreate similarly disheveled hair; you just need to wear it with Alexa’s special brand of nonchalant insouciance. For our tips, click style notes. Click for StyleNotes →


Square, geometric, and blunt the box bob is an all time classic hairstyle. The full straight bangs create width, which opens the curtains to the eyes; meanwhile, the straight lines that sit on the cheekbones creates a definite face-frame. It’s a great style for those with strong features, and for anyone who’s hair is strikingly smooth and shiny when worn straight. For tips on how to style this vintage look, click style notes…  Click for StyleNotes →