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Lorde may be only eighteen but she’s already having a big impact on both music and fashion. Her dark lips, wild hair and chunky boots give her a unique look. Her style provides a distinct counterpoint to the looks worn by other pop stars. Click the style notes to learn more about Lorde’s fashion impact. –– Laura Martin

1. She’s making goth cool again. Lorde’s stage costumes tend toward dark and mysterious: black lace, long dresses, dark lipstick.

2. She’s bringing back the 90s. Natural eyebrows, wild waves, and chunky boots are just a few of the ways Lorde is making nineties fashion feel fresh. Her look is tough and sexy in a quirky way that reminds us of Alanis Morissette, Fiona Apple, and Tori Amos.

3. She’s got a punk side. Did you see her lipstick smear at the AMAs? This girl’s got a rebellious streak and she’s not afraid to show it. 

Special thanks to Laura Martin, senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, for sharing professional hairstyling advice with Style Noted

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