From the daily archives: "Monday, June 8, 2015"


Resort runway season is a reminder that the pastel party goes on and on. Last week’s Gucci Resort show brought model Marga Esquivel down the runway in pastel silver grey while Louis Vuitton went with the rosy hues of Fernanda Hin Lin Ly for their own extravagant spectacle; Versace, meanwhile, sees fit to place a Pepto-pink dye job on Oliver Stummvoll, male model for their fall ad campaign. Envious of her model friends, perhaps, Soo Joo Park, joined the avalanche of rainbow dye jobs, posting an image of her refreshing shade of aqua under the hashtag #bluelightspecial. Learn the best ways to get wildly dyed hair for yourself in the notes.

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Gucci Resort descended on the streets of Manhattan last week, literally shutting down West 22nd street for the occasion. Under the direction of new creative force Alessandro Michele, the new Gucci is colorful, eccentric, and so retro. All around the clothes and styling are vintage––chevron stripes, kitschy Americana looks, western shirting details. My favorite part was the hair; there were numerous inspirational looks: finger waves, a few bobby pins around the face, flowers tucked behind the ear, and even dried blooms across the top of the head. For those needing to keep their mane covered this summer, opt for the silk foulard wrapped around your head or under your chin, Jackie Kennedy-style. Michele’s time at Gucci continues to bring new excitement to the brand and this show had inspiration for everyone. See more of my favorites in the notes.  –– Michelle Rotbart


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dust inspired

When viewed from space, Mars is a mottled blend of peach, terra cotta, and amber hues. Carl Sagan once said of Mars that it was a “mythic arena onto which we have projected our earthly hopes and fears.” It’s a mysterious planet that has inspired wonder since ancient times. Bringing it’s blend of red hues to hair gives your strands an unearthly beauty. Get the formulas for this mystical shade in the style notes.

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