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Androgyny in fashion often signals important social change, from the boyish silhouettes worn by flappers during the prohibition era to the glamorous looks embraced by male rock stars in the seventies and eighties, but never has the line between men’s and women’s fashion been so blurry as it is now. Increasing numbers of designers are releasing unisex clothing lines, Pantone has done away with gendered color palettes, and gender-fluidity has become part of the national lexicon. It’s an exciting moment in fashion, one that could redefine our concepts of beauty and obliterate many long-standing “rules” of fashion and beauty. Click the notes to see more stunning, gender-defying styles. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →


No more than a week after our esteemed blogger, Laura Martin, boldly predicted that the 80s are back does Rihanna step out in a look so 80s that we feel like putting Whitney’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” on the walkman and bounce that curly pony like we just don’t care. We can’t get you the Vivienne Westwood dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, or the Mikimot Jewelry Ri-Ri wore for her fragrance launch, but this hairstyle is right up our alley. Learn how to create it in the notes.

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The eighties are working their way back into the world of fashion, especially in hair and makeup. Orange lipstick, blue eyeshadow, and intentional frizz are just a few of the re-emerging trends. The latest incarnation of these looks is more streamlined than the originals while maintaining the glamour and playfulness than defined eighties style. When it comes to hair the eighties gave us wet-look texture, tousled curls, big volume, and side-swept parts. Click the notes for eighties inspiration and tips on contemporary adaptation. –– Laura Martin

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mall bangThere was a time, a time of powder blue eyeshadow and Aquanet, when the mall bang was the epitome of cool. The higher the roots, the more dramatic the wave, the hotter you were. Now this iconic style is making a comeback. It’s softer, free of the retro shellac, but just as fierce as the original. Click the style notes for step-by-step instructions and bring the 90s back. –– Laura Martin

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