From the daily archives: "Wednesday, February 11, 2015"

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With her distinctive features, bleached-blonde hair, and punk-rock attitude Debbie Harry will always be a darling of fashion and style. The latest star to take on her iconic 80s image is modern beauty, Scarlett Johansson. Pictured for the cover story of W, the voluptuous leading lady hardly has the same body shape, and her plain-vanilla virtues are no match for Debbie’s badass ways, but even so, she looks great. Her hairstyle is particularly reminiscent of the pioneering songstress; learn how to create your own retro-inspired 80s ‘do in the notes.

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Back in 2009, when Chanel Iman was spotted backstage at the Tommy Hilfiger show sporting bright green DJ headphones, there was a rush to trade the standard white ear buds for the extra large versions typically worn in the booth of a club. Then, when Karl Lagerfeld sent braided and quilted versions down the the Chanel Fall ‘14 and Métiers d’Art ’15 runways, the trend started to catch on. Most recently, Garage featured covers of models Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner, Binx Walton, and Lara Stone all rocking very futuristic headsets. So as fashion and technology continue to fuse, could headphones really be the next big hair accent? This functional accessory is looking more fashion savvy than ever, but let’s just hope traditional headbands don’t go the way of the portable CD player. For inspiration, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Last year we had laser-inspired flashlights; this year we have pixels. High contrast colors applied in thin, overlapping blocks provides a graphic, computer-inspired surface. The look is futuristic, fun and sure to keep you ahead of the trend. Click the style notes to learn more. –– Laura Martin

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Bob-length cuts were a big trend in 2014 and their popularity is predicted to continue into the following year. The classic shape pairs well with just about every look—from preppy to edgy—but it’s strong shape can feel a bit limited when it comes to styling. But with some out-of-the-box thinking short shapes can take on entirely new dimensions. Learn to reshape your short cut in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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