From the daily archives: "Wednesday, October 7, 2015"

jessica rabbit

Whatever fashions you’re been feeling for fall, we doubt Jessica Rabbit’s vivacious look figured among them. But this image from the cover of UmnO Magazine, surreal and futuristic as it may be, is a great reminder of Jessica’s fiery sexiness; and who doesn’t want that?! Red tresses amp up any look, and can even make you feel naughty, especially with a sultry, peek-a-boo fringe. In the notes, learn how to incorporate these elements into your look.

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The Alexander McQueen show is always a visual treat, usually part macabre, part romance, and with lots of shock and awe. So when creative director Sarah Burton presented a sensual and romantic vision of beauty on the runway, it was surprisingly provocative. The bohemian and feminine hair was a mix of slept-in spirals and embroidery. The design team actually used a needle and invisible thread to create the homespun style. While this style is definitely editorial, you too can have a romantic style by loosely tying hair back with a gold ribbon or a broach and by leaving any stray tendrils out. To see more beauty looks from the collection click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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matte texture

The beauty industry has been fawning over glossy hair lately, waxing poetic about the return of the flat iron and the best products for gem-like shimmer. But as I’ve been reviewing the styles from fashion weeks around the world I’ve noticed a wide range of textures and finishes. Designers like Oscar De La Renta went for high class glamour, but others—Adam Selman, Michael Kors—chose the opposite extreme: rough, matte finishes. These rugged wooly textures put a cool grungy vibe into their shows. Create this texture at home and it can do the same for you. Learn how in the notes. –– Laura Martin

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black currant

This color is inspired by the dark plum lips that are one of this season’s biggest makeup trends. This hue is so dark that in low light it looks almost black, but also richly pigmented, so that in sunlight it sparkles like a gemstone. Read on for the professional formula and tips on application. –– Laura Martin

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