50 shades of black, lace, beading, and floral accents are what I dream about at night and Marchesa co-founders, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, brought my black-in-the-heart yet feminine aesthetic to life.
As I was looking for inspiration for a hairdo for an evening soiree, I came across the pictured look above from the Spring 2016 runway show of Cushnie Et Ochs. Overall, the brand has a super sexy and feminine style so I loved how this stacked geometric style added some power to the looks of the models. I decided it could add some power to my look too, transforming my two day old blow out from bordering on meh to stacked, veering on the path to fembot. Best yet, this style is easy to do and can certainly be worn straight or with rumpled waves. Click through to the notes to learn how to emulate this look. –– Michelle RotbartClick for StyleNotes →
Only 2 1/2 months into 2016 and we’re already seeing major moves toward ungendered fashion. Pantone has released a gender neutral palette and even chosen a pairing of pastel pink and blue—the traditional hues representing masculine and feminine—as the colors of the year. Urban Decay has made androgynous model Ruby Rose their new ambassador. Zara released its first gender fluid clothing line, and Landeros presented a genderless clothing line at New York Fashion week. What does the trend mean for hair? Click the notes to find out. –– Laura MartinClick for StyleNotes →
In the new Star Wars movie, when Han and Leia are reunited after a long separation, the first thing he says to her is, “You changed your hair.” It may seem an arbitrary observation, but a new hairstyle is rarely a purely aesthetic adjustment. Our hair is one of the primary ways we self-identify. What’s happening on our heads usually reveals a lot about what’s going on in our minds. Getting a dramatic color change or major chop has a huge emotional impact. In fact, I’d argue that changing your hair is one of the most powerful symbolic gestures a person can make. What does your hair say about you? –– Laura MartinClick for StyleNotes →
It’s hard to deny the allure of long luxurious locks. While I love the ease and playfulness of my shoulder-length style, I always feel a twinge of jealousy when I see a girls with a perfect waterfall mane tumbling to her waist. Is there anything more youthful, more feminine? I know from experience that growing my hair longer does not make it thicker or more voluminous, but my fantasy persists. What exactly is the appeal of long hair and why doesn’t it live up to our expectations? Click the notes to find out. – Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →