From the daily archives: "Monday, February 23, 2015"

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Darkness has descended on the runway. From the mall goth looks seen at Alexander Wang to the Victorian looks at Vivienne Tam, black is the dominate color of the season. And it’s not just the clothes, a number of models, including Edie Campbell, Ashleigh Good, and Esmeralda Seay-Reynolds (renowned for her platinum hair) walked the runway in freshly dyed, inky locks. Even at Jeremy Scottl, blonde babe Gigi Hadid wore a choppy black bob. Don’t worry, it’s a wig! Black strands are a definite way to get noticed in a sea of beautiful people, though you need some serious confidence to pull it off. Will you be going black this season? Talk to your stylist and see if it’s for you, For inspiration from NY Fashion Week, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Whenever there’s a racy Hollywood hit, the starring actress is always the talk of Tinsel Town; even if Jen and Angelina had mud wrestled down the red carpet, last night’s Oscars would still have been dominated by Dakota Johnson. Apart from squabbling with her date and mum Melanie Griffith over the importance of going to see BDSM-sex at the multiplex, she took the limelight with style and class. Wearing a gorgeous floor length red Saint Lauren gown, red pout, and understated pony she looked elegant and smokin’ hot. Steal Dakota’s style in the notes.

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Some styling aids do one thing really well while others have a multitude of potential uses, like cream whip. It’s fluffy consistency adds weightless low-sheen moisture and makes it easy to blend into other styling aids. Cream whip detangles my fine hair without weighing it down, helps me restyle without rewetting, and enhances my natural waves. Learn more about this versatile product in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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