From the daily archives: "Thursday, August 6, 2015"

dita von teese

Burlesque dancer, model, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and actress Dita Von Teese is still best known for her signature fashion choices and hair styles, which are inspired by Hollywood’s golden age. A stylized, shoulder-dusting glamor wave, her tresses are a quintessential example of the timeless elegance, beauty and grace favored by the film stars of the post-war era. Back then, styles like these would need to be set on rollers for several hours; nowadays, you can speed things up with hot tools, meaning a red carpet look is never more than 25 minutes away. Learn how do it like Dita in the notes.

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brushes long hair

If you look in my bathroom cabinet I have an arsenal of brushes. Everything from small ceramics to giant paddles, you name it I got it. But I’m also hairstylist. The average person needs no more than a couple brushes. Click the notes for the 3 brushes every long haired girl need to get great strands no matter what style you are trying to achieve. –– Kelly Rowe

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Fashions of the past contain a strange mix of familiarity and foreignness. Some things are so different from what we wear today that it’s hard to imagine (bustles for example) while other trends feel so current that it’s hard to believe they originated long ago. The example pictured above shows a romantic side braid from a photo taken in 1912 and from a surprisingly similar version on the Alexander Wang Runway in 2010. Click the notes for more astonishingly similar looks worn 100 years apart. –– Laura Martin

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rugged beauty

There was a time when feminine beauty was all about delicacy. Tiny waists and feet, long hair, and flouncy dresses were the norm. Thankfully as women have fought for freedom and equality they’ve also given up looking like fragile dolls. From Cara Delevingne’s strong eyebrows to Adriana Lima’s sculpted abs, looking tough is the new sexy. Want to bring some strength to your beauty routine? Learn how in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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