The Met Gala is known to be the biggest and most fashionable event in New York City and invites go to the entire fashion industry. Celebrities and those in the in-crowd took extra care to primp themselves for the famous ball, which this year was themed Manux x Machina. The theme speaks to the connection between technology and craftsmanship. Futurism and modernism must have been on everyone’s mind, as many of the it-gals attending wore hair that’s fit for a bionic babe. Lucky for us, machines can’t replace the handiwork of hairstylists. To see my favorite looks from the evening, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →
I’ve yet to come across a hat I didn’t at least want to try on, but I know some of you are still hesitant about donning a kooky bowler or any other peculiar headgear. But while it’s still winter I urge you to think beyond just beanies and caps and try a beret. Yes a beret, that chapeau that chic French girls wear. Don’t worry, baguette and accent not required. After some recent appearance on the runways of Isabel Marant and Gucci, the beret is in full swing on the streets of Europe and New York City. Best yet, a beret will keep you warm and add a certain je ne sais quoi to any model off-duty outfit. Need some more inspiration on how to wear this trending accessory? Click through to style notes to see how the girls on the street are pulling it off. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →
Heather Epstein is the looker behind the fashion-centric blog, www.fashionistanygirl.com. There, Heather struts her stuff on city streets wearing the latest in high end and affordable fashions. We like to keep an eye on what’s she’s up to, and her new hairstyle tells you why. It’s fantastic; the perfect trendy yet versatile look. The razor-cut chin-length bob features square bangs with soft wispiness and a few splashes of hand-painted color on the ends, which adds to the visual interest of the lightly tousled texture. If you want a similar style, learn what to ask your stylist for, and how to style chin-length looks, in the style notes.
Meet Misty Downs. To show off her wares, the new face of iconic agency, IMG Models, was lensed by Oscar Correcher in New York’s East Village. The casual, capture-the-moment pictures are artfully composed, and show off a range of fashion and beauty looks, including an array of lightly distressed long hair styles. See the full spread in the style notes.