From the daily archives: "Monday, May 4, 2015"

blonde

Chris Stein, co-founder of Blondie, has opened an exhibition honoring ‘Me, Blondie And the Advent of Punk’ at the Paul Smith store in LA. The artifacts include this striking image of Debbie Harry, which encapsulates her fierce punk rock attitude and envy-inducing sense of fashion and style. 40 years after her heyday, she’s still an icon. Want to recreate her unforgettable style? Learn how in the notes.

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braided pigtails 2

Remember those double pigtail braids of your childhood? Well they’re back. I saw some great evidence of this at the Givenchy Fall’15 show––one of the most influential collections of the season. But it’s not only Givenchy setting the trend, Moschino recently launched an editorial featuring plaited pigtails and model it girls like Lily Donaldson, Alexa Chung,and Shannon and Shannade Clermont are also doubling up, pairing their pigtails with everything from casual denim to evening looks. Ready to start braiding? Click through so style notes to see the best pairs currently trending. –Michelle Rotbart

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braids

This look blends country glamour with urban chic; it walks the line between horseback and catwalk. Loose texture gives the style a romantic finish while asymmetry adds a touch of edginess. Play up this style’s dualistic nature by wearing it with neutral makeup and oversized earrings or add a few flowers and a streak of bright shadow for edgy romance. Click the style notes for step-by-step instructions. –– Laura Martin

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natural gray

Silvery platinum and pastel gray shades are in, but natural gray is still a controversial choice. Some view gray hair as frumpy or unprofessional, others see it as empowered and elegant. Natural gray can be beautiful, but it can also be dull, unruly or severe. Silver strands require special consideration, but with a little attention they can look trendy, glossy, and fashionable. Learn how to make natural gray shine in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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