From the daily archives: "Wednesday, February 25, 2015"

windFashion is a funny business. As arctic winds swept over New York Fashion Week, models and celebs were dashing between shows, which meant that the paparazzi caught them with their hair wild and wind-whipped. Rather than account for this inclemency, editors rushed to announce a new trend: The Arctic Wave. And now Cara and Kate have taken this static-inspired style to London Fashion Week, so it’s sure to be a do. Click to learn to create this look, sans glacial gales.

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In New York, model-off-duty tousled waves and no-makeup makeup is ubiquitous, so leave it to Marc Jacobs to change up the entire look. Instead of the whole uptown clothes with downtown hair, Jacobs kept it very high class with crafted topknots that accentuated models’ necks and jawlines. Inspired by society muses like Diane Vreeland, Babe Paley and Edith Sitwell, the looks channeled a sophisticated, and even eccentric lady that wouldn’t dare leave the house not looking completely on point. Will this collection change the current vanguard? It’s hard to say, but a little primp and proper can be nice––at least once in a while. Click through to style notes to see the best looks of the collection. –– Michelle Rotbart

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One of my favorite things about fashion week is seeing how simple shapes like a bun or ponytail can be transformed into something fresh and new. On the runways of Suno, Son Jung Wan, and Victoria Beckham sleek roots and straight ponytails with a lopped top that creates a unique style with a touch of eastern influence. This style translates easily from the runway to the street. Click the style notes to learn to create it in your bathroom. –– Laura Martin

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Towards the end of winter I always start feeling a little blah. I’m tired of dark colors and hearty soups. I start longing for pastels and frozen yogurt. Then I compromise. I pull out my bright yellow jeans, throw some berries on my oatmeal, and add some glitter to my hair. Because it is simply impossible to feel down when your hair is sparkling. You can pull this off, trust me. Learn how in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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