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It is way to warm to think about sweaters or velvet pants, but adding some hair accessories is a great way to wear fall fashion without overheating. This autumn, hair adornments run the gamut from understated hairpins to over-the-top jeweled headbands and everything in-between. Vintage-inspired fabrics, tulle veils, and playful shapes provide plenty of opportunity for experimentation. Click the notes to learn more about the season’s top trends. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →



Last week and Coach hosted a karaoke dance party on Second Avenue’s Ukrainian East Village Restaurant. Besides the menu of pierogies, veal meatballs, and sausages, (who says you can’t talk about food on a hair blog ) the main highlight of the evening was all of the custom flower crowns, aka Ukrainian wreaths, aka vinoks. The simple yet incredibly charming hair adornments of delicate chamomile buds and tea cup roses were a refreshing and lighthearted alternative to the previous season’s floral crowns. Folk and Eastern European influences have been trending this season in fashion and the vinoks continues to gain popularity as a stylish statement. Take note of the models at the party and wear your blooms with great messy texture or a plait and choose small florets. It’s mid-summer beauty, done right. Click through to style notes to see my favorite vinoks. –– Michelle Rotbart

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The Kentucky Derby is as famous for its hats as it is for its horses. There’s a tradition of show-stopping toppers, and plenty of magazines have spreads of the biggest and boldest—my favorite collection of completely outrageous hats is this slideshow on bustle—but the really interesting thing about this year’s derby hats is that some of them were actually wearable! Click the notes to see derby hats that you could wear in real life: to a summer wedding, to brunch, or to keep it glam at the beach. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →


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Every season I anxiously wait to see the hair accessories at the Rodarte runway show. Laura and Kate Mulleavy are known to show decorative barrettes or bejeweled pins, but this season the ladies created mischievously romantic head pieces. Polished metal crowns decorated with colorful cast-metal orchids finished off the models textured waves and chignons. Wispy pieces were left dangling at the front for an ethereal look. This mix of jewelry and flowers is a great update of the floral crowns I keep seeing. I expect to interpretations among festival goers and bohemian brides within the next few months. To see some of my favorite looks from the show, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →

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An ear cuff seems like a daring accessory, something that feels rebellious and a little wild, but the adornment also lends itself well to more classic looks. As shown above, a cuff with a simple radial design adds a modern touch to old Hollywood waves. An ear cuff can make a simple updo look chic and fashion forward or give some drama to a casual side-part. Click the notes to see more examples of this trending accessory in action. –– Laura Martin 

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