From the daily archives: "Wednesday, March 2, 2016"

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When child stars grow up they often chose an edgy aesthetic, probably to break out of the public’s perception of them as children. Just a few years ago, Zendaya looked sweet and conservative but she’s slowly evolved from girlish to gritty. Her latest move is a daring mullet, and we’re talking, full-on disconnection. Surprisingly the fashion world has been strangely supportive, though careful to caution that Zendaya’s success in pulling off this look should be viewed as an exception, not a new trend. Click the notes to get my take on whether it works. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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When we talk about fashion icons we often mention those with a classical style, but edgy girls need inspiration too. Edie Campbell is young, but she’s already made an impact and her hair has been a huge part of her success. Her first major transformation from a flaxen one-length cut with bangs to an ebony shag debuted on the cover of Vogue. She wears styles that other girls fear – bowls, mullets – and she makes them look sexy and glamorous. Her most recent style is a jet bob-length crop with some very unusual details. Click the notes to learn more and see her latest look. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →


Alicia Vikander made her mark on Oscars night, not only did she win Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Danish Girl, but her modern take on evening hair on the red carpet was an all-around win. I loved the carefree half-up topknot she wore. It was an excellent finishing detail to her yellow Louis Vuitton dress and would look just as great at a brunch with friends. I can’t wait to rock this look. Thankfully you don’t have to be an award winner to wear it either. To learn how to emulate this style, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →