From the daily archives: "Monday, November 9, 2015"

tiara

Once reserved for royalty, Miss Universe, and prom queens tiaras are going more mainstream this season. Back in October, Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane kicked off the trend by crowning grungy girls with glittering tiaras. Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, and Rodarte followed suit with their own versions of crowns that took inspiration from space queens, pop princesses, and Greek goddesses. This look maybe hard to wear, but take a note from Saint Laurent and simply wear them with everything. Click through to the notes to see some of the best crowns off the runway. And you thought tiaras were only for a princess? –– Michelle Rotbart

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For several seasons undone waves and beachy tendrils were the it look on the runways, even for the fall season. I’m all for messy texture but sometimes a girl wants something a bit more polished, so I was excited to spot several designers showing preened twists and updos. From Altuzarra’s woven chignons to Prada’s embellished high ponytails, the best inspiration for autumn/winter 2015 were the fresh and statement making updos. And with the holiday season just about to kick off, it’s a great time to put a new day-to-night style in your locker. To see some of my favorite looks from the fall runways, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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bond

Elegant and mysterious, James Bond was the original Don Draper, but better. Over the years each of the men who’ve taken on the role have brought a unique twist to the signature Bond look. Connery’s bond was charming and sported a classic Rat-Pack coif. Roger Moore tops his slick superhero vibe with a hairstyle reminiscent of Clark Kent. Pierce Brosnan’s sly, winking Bond has a slightly softer style. Daniel Craig’s tough, cool bond wears a shorter, leaner shape. Pick your Bond and channel your mysterious side with a dapper new cut. Learn more in the notes. –– Laura Martin

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edgingColor placements come and go the same way skirt lengths do, without a care for what is flattering for individual people. The color fads of late—ombre, baby lights, gray and violet—are wonderful for medium to thick hair, but none of them work very well for fine and thin strands which do not react well to lightening and do not need diffused edges. What fine hair needs is structure, and this placement, which emphasizes the edges, adds strength and solidity to wispy hair. It’s the perfect color for anyone who wants more substantial hair, a crisper look. Learn more in the notes. –– Laura Martin

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