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.
While there were many hair dos at New York Fashion Week, one particular stuck out—the double knot. Variations were seen at Marchesa, Derek Lam, and Nicholas K where they were unmistakably natural, windswept and full of strong attitude. I like them because they’re easy to recreate, and you’ll love them because they’re a messy bun with a cool new edge. And you don’t even have to wait until next season to rock this look, click through to style notes to learn how to emulate it now. –– Michelle RotbartClick for StyleNotes →
Bridal Fashion Week kicked off last Thursday in New York City. That means designers, future brides and celebrities flocked into Manhattan to see the latest wedding styles from Oscar De La Renta, Marchesa, and of course, Vera Wang. Between the tulle and silk, there were a number of beauty looks, from the classic to the ethereal that stood out. I’m personally excited about the bohemian waves and braid wedding styles, which looked especially new. To see my favorite looks from the shows, click through to style notes, and prepare to be wowed. (But also be careful, these styles will have you hankering for a walk down the aisle.) –– Michelle Rotbart
A few years ago, beauty-industry trade shows were aflutter with long feather extensions, a trend that quickly fell out of fashion. Since then feathers have been relegated to costume wear, but now they’re making a comeback. At Marchesa’s Spring/Summer 2014 show, the models wore thin tufts of navy plumage; we saw feather’s at Vivienne Westwood’s Fall/Winter 2014/2015 in Paris; and, at the same show, Ohne Titel featured updos crowned with painted on feathers. Then, Shailene Woodley wore a cluster of quills in her updo for the Insurgent premiere, translating the look from runway to red carpet. Click the style notes for tips on taking it to the street. –– Laura Martin
One of the easiest ways to elevate a look is by tying your hair back into a simple updo. And it doesn’t need to be stuffy or restrictive. We saw a look we know you’d love at Marchesa’s latest bridal collection. This not so basic chignon is just what yo unwed to add a bit of panache into your look. And best yet you don’t-have-to be tying the knot to try this look on. Click through to style notes to get the details on how to emulate this twist on the classic chignon. –– Michelle Rotbart