From the monthly archives: "January 2014"


There’s something about Zooey Deschanel that screams sixties. Whether it’s her style, bangs, or commitment to the role of everyone’s favorite Manic Pixie Dream Girl, her aesthetic resonated with Tommy Hilfiger, who picked her up for his new “To Tommy” collection, a line of flirty wares inspired by the counterculture decade. Most importantly, her hair is fabulous. Wearing her signature full fringe –– which is always perfectly placed to highlight her remarkable eyes –– with a classic long layer shape, the New Girl is finding a new home amongst the fashion elite. To see more images from this preview to the collection, click style notes.

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Any editorial shot by Karl Lagerfeld featuring Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Naomi Campbell, and Karolina Kurkova on the glossy pages of Harper’s Bazaar UK has to be considered an augury for the future of fashion and style. And so it would appear colorful patterns and prints are sprouting wings for spring. But what we found most compelling was the accompanying hairstyles. Three distinct looks –– glamorous texture,  towering turbans, streamlined bobs –– highlight the emerging hairstyle trends for 2014. To take inspiration for the eye-catching spread, click style notes.

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2014 will be the year when celebrities, IT girls, models, and women about town will celebrate and elevate the iconic bob cut. It is a trend predicted by ARROJO NYC Creative Director, Lina Arrojo. Last fall, she shaped the styles posted in the image above; and with celebrities lining up to get chin-lengths we are sure this year the trend will take off. “These styles are inspired by French New Wave,” says Lina. “I wanted to break free from the bob’s conservative paradigm. Using freeform razor-cutting, my idea was to create quirky yet moody, young and sophisticated shapes –– Bob Nouvelle.”  To learn more about vanguard bobs, click style notes.

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Looking for something for the weekend? Anyone with mid-length to long locks can easily recreate this look from Sarah Hyland, worn at the Grammy’s. A teased and tousled updo with loose, deconstructed texture, it’s a great way to elevate features like cheekbones and chin, lips and eyes. While retaining a feeling of casual indifference, it’s an elegant nighttime style, perfect for parties.  It’s easy to do too; for our tips, click style notes.

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During WWII fabric, clothing, and hats were rationed; women were encouraged to go sparingly. The most creative ladies, however, found ways to remain chic by making use of items that they already owned. Check out the above video for retro yet fashionable turban tying techniques. For timeless elegance, beauty and grace recreate them today with cool printed scarfs. It can be a great addition to your winter vogue.  –– Michelle Rotbart