From the daily archives: "Friday, November 8, 2013"

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With hair dressed in a lightly backcombed crown and a sleek French twist, Cate Blanchett’s cover shoot for Harper’s Bazaar China presents a classic hairstyle that will always be timeless, always be in. Posing on an elegant and refined set, the Australian actress’s dip into fashion modeling was lensed by Koray Birand and features wares from the likes of Louis Vuitton, Blumarine, and Chanel. Opulent, beautiful, inspirational, you can see the full spread in the style notes.

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Poppy Day presents the perfect opportunity for life-affirming pageantry and England’s pop princess was on hand to bestow regal grandeur on us all. Eschewing her swooshing side-part in favor of a flowing center-part on her Remembrance Day walk around Kensington Palace, the heiress’ beauty look was reminiscent of Farah Fawcett’s darling look. Paired with her usual tousled waves, the adjustment to the part creates a whole new face-frame for Kate, highlighting how even the subtlest change can make a dramatic difference. To learn how to style your hair in a waving center-part, click style notes.

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H&M gathered quite the company for its contemporary trend update, titled “Party Perfect.” Featuring in demand models Jourdan Dunn, Maryna Linchuk, Cameron Russell and Yulia Lobova dazzling in glamorous, fiestaready looks the high-street fashion brand again shows itself to be on the pulse. Sleek ponytails and tousled tresses add the modern beauty touch. To see the full spread, click style notes.

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Snapped at the New York premiere of Thor: The Dark World Natalie Portman again showed that she’s a hair color chameleon. Just a couple of weeks ago she wore a honeyed hue, but now the star is adorned by a gleaming dark-chocolate color touch. Styled dramatically pin-straight her blunt, shoulder-grazing locks present a polished and pulled together look for the girl about town this season. To learn how to recreate the aesthetic, click style notes.