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NOCTURNAL

Taken from the Nocturnal collection by Lina Arrojo this vanguard reinterpretation of the bowl features deep-set bangs and a dramatic blue-black color tone. We love how the brow-dusting fringe centers attention on the eyes while the classic, bold and graphic shape remains ideal for framing strong features. Learn how to style a similar look in the notes.

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Perhaps it’s due to the season (I am a sitting shiva for spring) or that the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum in New York shut down its current exhibition, Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, yesterday…but there is a sudden influx of mourning inspired looks on the runway. Designer Thom Browne was heavily influenced by the name of the exhibit and presented a collection that was by far the most chic funeral procession I have ever seen. Macabre? Film Noir? Perhaps, but it’s an artistic interpretation of the world we live in. Beauty-wise, the models walking the Spring 2015 Couture shows were also given a touch of bereavement fashion. At Giambattista Valli and Chanel, looks included black polka-dotted and mesh veils, as if the models were also in grieving. Is this a new interpretation of the cocooning trend? Or a re-interpreted look for a mysterious femme fatale allure? Veils have certainly always been prevalent through fashion history and were a big staple a few seasons ago, perhaps it’s time we try them again… at least until the spring arrives.Click through to style notes to see my favorite looks. –– Michelle Rotbart

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