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Image: Sept. ’16 W Magazine Cover

This cheery prediction for the future of fashion features Rihanna as Furiosa, protagonist from Mad Max: Fury Road. Colorful and graphic, the spread sparkles with Cartier jewels and Maison Margiela Haute Couture. Emphasizing a new world theme for fall fashions, the final image in the collection presents the Barbadian singer in a tiara, as if she conquered a post-apocalyptic planet. See it all below. . . Click for StyleNotes →

 

 

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Photo: Amy Lawrenson

Every fashion month, I look most forward to London Fashion Week. Though it’s the shortest, I find it to always be the most creative in terms of fashion and beauty. Designers in London actually take chances, creating avant garde looks that are incredibly inspirational and actually exciting to look at. For me, even more exciting than the runway, is the backstage. It’s a great look at the beauty process and gives you an insider view at what it takes to put together an amazing look. To see behind the scenes of London Fashion Week, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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(images: Instagram @chanelofficial)

A couture show, like an art exhibition, is a display of aesthetic delights. The looks are about design, not wearability. But occasionally there are gems that can cross over into street wear, with a little adaptation. The hairstyle from Chanel’s recent couture show was just such a look. The combination of sleek roots and an oversized chignon made for a style that felt both retro and modern. The look, says stylist Sam McKnight, was inspire by a Picasso sculpture but it’s drawn comparisons to everything from a croissant to Princess Leia. Click the notes for wearable variations of this high-fashion look. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Image: Steven Klein for W Magazine

Captured by high fashion photographer Steven Klein for W’s March cover story, Selena Gomez, wittingly or not, provides a perfect update to the beachy wave look. Rather than the big tumbling ‘C’ shaped swirls that ushered in this trend a few years ago, here we see a wet and wild, snaking wave.  With the subtle headband adding height to the crown, there’s a rakish 70s vibe going on. If you love looking a bit of a louche, steal this style in the notes.  Click for StyleNotes →

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Ombre, like skinny jeans, is a trend that took a while to gain a following and then, right around the time that people started wearing it, fell out favor with the fashion elite. Wide leg pants are supposed to be taking over and ombre, I’m told, is so passé. Yet here I sit in my skinny jeans with my dark roots and light ends, in a coffee shop where most of the other women are rocking the same combo (and looking great!) and I have to wonder why we feel the need to disparage styles that are obviously working? Especially when the Instagram accounts of all my favorite salons are still posting gorgeous examples of ombre looks! I say, lets be real and admit that we still love ombre. It’s a modern classic! Click the notes for more gorgeous examples. ––  Laura Martin 

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(hairbrained.me users Holly Sotelo, Katie Smiles)

Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA. Follow her inspirations on twitter  @LarMarStyle