From the daily archives: "Friday, October 25, 2013"

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French actress Marion Cotillard has been ‘Lady Dior’ for five years now; based on their latest breathtaking collaboration, the alliance won’t be ending anytime soon. Lensed by British photographer Tim Walker, the spread typifies this season’s fashion and beauty trends: Splashes of chromatic color to create artful contrast. To take inspiration from the timeless looks and effortless elegance of this editorial, click style notes.  Click for StyleNotes →

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Swapping the film studio for the photo studio, Kate Beckinsale is smoking hot in the latest issue of C Magazine. In a series of sensual and ethereal images, her carefree hairstyles and come-hither glares create an alluring and elegant aesthetic. Going from a barely there French twist to a tousled, rolled-out-of-bed look these are glamorous, classic hairstyles, artfully undone in the modern fashion. To see the full spread, click style notes.   Click for StyleNotes →

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Now that the ombre trend has entered the mainstream, pushing the envelope of creative color requires a bolder imagination. Where once a soft graduation from dark to light was vanguard, now it’s everyday, so being an attention-grabber is about creating combinations that others haven’t thought of. Accenting some luscious tousled beach waves with copper to yellow gold flaxen tones, Vanessa Hudgens exemplifies the art. We love how the dynamic copper suits her creamy complexion, while the yellowing ends spotlight the visual interest of the cascading ‘C’ shaped texture. For our tips on attaining and maintaing a similar color touch, click style notes. Click for StyleNotes →

bouffant

The 1956 the movie, And God Created Women! established Brigitte Bardot’s big, bouffant hair as the sexiest style around (being worn by a French Goddess didn’t hurt either). Nowadays, with TV shows like Mad Men reminiscing about the timeless elegance, beauty and grace of that time, the bouffant still has the power to make you an icon. Though it looks like a helluva lot to do, it’s probably easier than what you think, requiring just a backcombed center-part to build vivacious volume at the crown, with soft, romantic tousle perfectly fine for the rest of the style. For our tips on shaping your own bouffant, click style notes. Click for StyleNotes →