From the daily archives: "Friday, August 22, 2014"


For Twenty years now the worlds of fashion and beauty have eagerly awaited the Neiman Marcus ‘Art of Fashion’ campaigns. This year’s fall production delves into surrealism. Photographer Nadav Kander aligns the muses with geometric shapes, block colors and boxes, creating a trippy take on high fashion. Starring a slew of international models, the images, if they are true to the art of surrealism, seek to unlock the creative potential of the unconscious mind. Set yourself free in the style notes…

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It’s time for some Friday flashback inspiration, courtesy Nick Arrojo. The image above is taken from the Industrial collection, circa 2007. The muse was early 1980s Manchester, England –– a time of uncompromising change in music and fashion, hair and design in Nick’s hometown. The images use the same inspiration that created Manchester’s romantic, graphic, and musical revolution to develop a durable, strong, tough, rugged hair-focused editorial –– reminiscent of that time, with a modern twist. See the full spread of strong and stylized looks with terrific texture and big time sensuality in the style notes…

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strawberry blonde

Blondes are always fun, and probably the most popular summer hair color. But as the sunny season comes to its close, most of us are looking for a change. These examples of strawberry-toned blondes build on a flaxen base, and seem perfectly suited to the last days of summer, when the sky lights up with mercurial golden sunsets. To get a similar color, a mixture of golden and strawberry blonde highlights will add warmth, depth and dimension. For more tips on achieving strawberry tones of blonde, click style notes.

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