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Two quintessential New York City brands came together for one of NY FashionWeek’s most creative shows. Saku New York, a contemporary high fashion womenswear brand with showrooms in the East Village, challenged ARROJO NYC, the modern creative hairdressing brand with three salons in downtown NYC, to create hairstyles inspired by ‘femi-casual sea creatures.’ Happily, we had backstage access as lead stylist Alex Efstratiou “pushed the envelope to create styles that matched their vision.” See a pictorial story of the show below.

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Paris designers have set yet another trend for the season: over sized earrings. A throwback from the ‘80s, these doorknocker size decorations were spotted at Balenciaga and Celine.  Perhaps it’s time to pull out the stirrup pants and cut off sweatshirts? Earrings at both shows were so large that they needed special over-ear support to be worn. This look has me feeling inspired to pull out my biggest hoops. Will you be rocking yours? Just make sure you’re pulling your tendrils up and out of your face for this one. To get see more inspiration from the shows, click through to style notes. ––  Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →


Valentino is sticking with bohemian braids for 2015, showing a soft and sweet style for the 2015 Couture show. As noted on, the looks were inspired by the fragile nature of innocent love. The models wore a loose plait that resembled a crown and was decorated with tiny buds, like daises and violets. The blooms appeared to be plucked right out of a field (if it weren’t for the freezing temperatures outside!). It may not be summer quiet yet, but festival goers take note: the flower crown has gone couture. Skip the plastic blooms at the high street stores and head to your nearest flower market for a prettier take on Coachella headgear. For more inspiration, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart


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Special Thanks to Michelle Rotbart for this post. Michelle is a professional trend forecaster for the NYC-based fashion and retail forecaster, Doneger Group 


In the mood for a soft and romantic updo that does not require a trip to the salon? The hair at the Dolce & Gabbana spring 2015 show is exactly what to look for––a soft, effortless and even messy look. The models wore luxurious loose buns built on a perfect juxtaposition of texture and lavish floral arrangements or jewel-encrusted crowns. This look is perfect for the day or the evening and best yet requires minimal effort. To emulate the romantic Spanish look from the Dolce & Gabbana show, click through to style notes for a step-by-step guide. –– Michelle Rotbart

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When it comes to runway and editorial Guido Palau is the master. His designs are original and inspiring, ranging from beautiful blowouts to otherworldly sculptures. His new book showcases stunning images of his creations shot on nude models against neutral backdrops. The result is eerie and awe inspiring, sure to make you think about hair and beauty in a whole new way. To celebrate we’d like to share some of our own Guido favorites. Click the style notes to see more examples of Guido Palau’s amazing designs. –– Laura Martin 

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