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Hair Decor: 7 Styles Straight From The Spring 2015 Runway

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This week was the first time I grabbed a light jacket on the way to work, and I plan to mostly embrace Autumn’s cool aura with sophisticated and somewhat somber ensembles. Key word here is “mostly”. Serious fashion is maximized by a touch of levity, a whimsical flourish to add cheeky personality to even the most serious fashion statement. And what better place for fun flair than the tippy top of your hair? I got the idea from the Paris Spring 2015 Fashion Shows, where ornamental accessories added a touch of irreverent opulence to many a model mane. Inspirational items included a simple gold ring (Céline), graphic comb (Lanvin), gilded headband (Valentino), or a few fresh floral blooms (Dolce &Gabbana). The Spring of 2014 will forever be known (in my mind at least) as the Season of Guido Palau, who lovingly fastened gorgeous custom pieces into place at all three of those fashion houses. With Palau on the forefront, there’s a breath of fresh innovation flowing from the east and set to make a mark out west. 

Let’s break down the key details of Spring 2015’s designer hair decor. 

1. Celine

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On the Celine Spring 2015 runway, hairstylist Guido Palau accentuated models’ casually textured hair with golden barrettes personally designed by Celine Designer Phoebe Philo. Slender golden circles neatly held hair in chic half back hairstyle that offered a glimmer of glamour as each model turned and walked back down the runway. “The hair is pulled half back, which is a very classic style,” Palau explained to Allure Magazine, “We sprayed freshly washed hair with Redken Windblown, a texturizing spray, to add natural-looking movement… Then we placed the hair in this beautiful gold ring, which elevated the quite simple hairstyle into something super-rich. It’s kind of amazing what a hair accessory can do.”  Even cooler, these hair pieces are almost identical to the signature hardwear on Celine’s latest it-bag offering, a strappy leather pouchette forged of brown and black leather.

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2. Lanvin: Combs In Chignons

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AtLanvin’s 125th anniversary show, Palau tucked gold combs beneath classic chignons to “give them a bit of glamour.” The low placement and understated sophistication lent the hairstyle a graphic, structured edge. “It’s a nice way of using a hair comb,” Palau told Allure Magazine, “It gives the look a little bit ofchicness and glamour, and it also makes a simpleknot feel more special.” Simultaneously elegant and modern, the hairstyles at Lanvin beautifully straddled the fine line between honoring one’s fashion roots and looking forward to the next big thing. Best of all, these neat knots are easily replicated and accessorized by fashionistas from LA to NYC. Lanvin looked forward and reminded us that good taste will never go out of fashion. 

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3. Valentino: Mermaid Tiaras

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“It’s almost like she’s been in the sun for the first time,” Palau sad of the modern mermaid hairstyles he created for Valentino’s Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion show, “There’s a real softness to conjure up the spirit of the summer, with waves and a center part that hangs slightly over the ears.” After spraying damp strands with texturizing spray, the model’s hair was scrunched and set with a blowdry.Then, Palau curled sections at random and then gathered the hair into a deconstructed, beachy half ponytail. Good hairdressing aside, the real genius was once again in hair accessorization, this time with a gold shell studded tiara Ariel would have almost certainly gone mute for. This Season’s muse was The 18th Century Custom of a ‘Grand Tour’, or finishing school/summer vacation abroad hybrid during which elite young ladies would spend months promenading glamorously through Italy. I’m especially smitten with the way Palau wrapped pieces of hair around the accessory, as if human and ocean came together as one long-submerged wonder. 

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4. Dolce & Gabbana: Ruby Blooms

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“Feminine, soft, pretty—this is how girls want to look,” Palau told reporters backstage at the Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015 Show. Dolce & Gabbana’s latest collection is Spanish inspired, specifically by Kingdom of Sicily’s rich aesthetic during Habsburg rule stretching from 1516-1713. Palau accentuated the designer’s matador red dresses and gold-embroidered flats with fresh ruby roses and carnations. After blowing it smooth, Palau gathered the model’s hair into romantic gatherings that sat low and a little loose. Those gorgeous, saturated blooms were randomly added along with lacquered ornamentation to strike the perfect balance of whimsy and passion.

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5. Fendi: Crocodile Tail Hair

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More “fierce” than “feminine”,  the Lagerfeld-designed leather flowers at Fendi Spring/Summer 2014 were attached to “crocodile tails” and pinned on top of the models’ messy, sexy ponytails. Yes: crocodile tail hair. Dreamt up by hairstylist Sam McKnight (presumably to give Guido Palau a run for his money), the crocodile tail begins as a low-slung, vastly volumized ponytail with tons of semi-messy texture. Then came the oversized leather flower dripping down into long tail shaped flap and ending just above the hair tips.

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6. Bottega Veneta: Floral Combs

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“It’s almost like gym hair,” Guido Palau said of the undone knots he created for Bottega Veneta’s Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show. After working his usual texturing/blowdry magic, Palau wound the length of the model’s hair into a loose, après-sport bun with unfinished ends and a few face framing flyaways. The chic concoction was topped by delicate, jewel encrusted floral combs for an intoxicating hint of femininity.

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7. Missoni: Patterned Turbans

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For the Missoni Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show, hairstylist Paul Hanlon topped sleek buns and ponytails with the label’s signature color saturated scarves. Missoni has long been a bastion of modern bohemia, and the inspiration for Spring’s sensual hairstyle is no exception. Novelist Zadie Smith was the muse for the bold faux-turbans Hanlon fashioned out of winding scarves and padded topknots seen on some of Missoni’s runway models. He began by winding the scarves an inch back from the forehead, and into a customized conical headwrapping that rested tightly over ballerina buns. “There’s a 1940s chic to it,” Paul Hanlon said of his creation “plus it’s great for the eyes!”. 

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Shop The Cannes Carpet At Stylehaüs

While perusing pictures of the best (and worst) stars at Cannes, I was struck by the on-trend similarities between my favorite celeb looks and certain special stylehaüs pieces. You might not be accepting awards in the south of France, but you can still look red carpet ready with a little help from our carefully curated pieces. Check out the Cannes way vs. the stylehaüs way.

Cannes Way: Adele Exarchopoulos in Louis Vuitton.

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Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Variety

Stylehaüs Way: 

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Lauren Stucky Wool Crepe 2 In 1 Bond Cutout Dress, $569

Cannes Way: Jessica Chastain in Atelier Versace

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Stylehaüs Way:

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Issho Royal Blue Ruched Dress $395

Cannes Way: Rosario Dawson in Dolce & Gabbana

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Stylehaüs Way:

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RVN Diamond 3D Jacqueline Dress, $429

Cannes Way: Sofia Coppola in Valentino

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Stylehaüs Way: 

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Donna Mizani Mid Length Lace Inset Dress, $203

Cannes Way:  Natasha Poly in Oscar De La Renta

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Stylehaüs Way: 

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Pamela Gonzales Rhombus Short Cocktail Dress, $675

Cannes Way: Julianne Moore in Louis Vuitton

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Stylehaüs Way: 

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Lauren Stucky Leather Crop Top, $455 & Lauren Stucky Chevron Leather Skirt, $796

Cannes Way: Rosario Dawson in SportMax

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Stylehaüs Way: 

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Clover Canyon Diamond Quilt Dress $273

Cannes Way: Zoe Saldana in Victoria Beckham

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Stylehaüs Way:

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Donna Mizani Side Tie Gown, $228

Crushing on Cara: Cara Delevingne

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There’s no doubt that Cara Delevinge is at the top of her game and we have floor seats. With just under five million Instagram followers, this blonde hair green-eyed London socialite graces our presence on the runway and covers of every major fashion magazine. Gorgeous high fashion model by day, hipster grunge social butterfly by night, Cara hangs with the likes of big A-listers like Rihanna, Miley and Kate Moss. 2011 started off big with a feature in Burberry’s spring/summer 2011 campaign. Talk about setting the bar high.

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The many faces of Cara have hit social media in one big swoop. I mean that tongue of hers. It’s almost as famous as Miley’s. Quirky eye rolls and devil horn hands are just a few of Cara’s go-to looks for last minute photog moments. Can’t blame her for having fun and staying goofy in a world full of high fashion. The girl is only 21 ya know!

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Not only has this 5’9″ beauty strutted the runway for Oscar de la Renta, Jason Wu, Dolce & Gabbana, and Fendi, but she’s also landed a few acting gigs, including a part in the not-yet-released thriller The Face of an Angel. Did you know she also sings and plays the drums? Yea…she’s a multi-talented female who we follow to see what’s next.

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TREND REPORT: BAGS OF FALL 2014

Fashion Month is officially over.  After scoping the offerings from New York, London, Milan, and Paris designers, we see a few big bag trends on the horizon for Fall 2014.  The size of your bag (mostly smaller), the shape of your bag (structured) and even the way you hold your bag (forget about the strap!) is about to change!  Here are the biggest bag trends of Fall 2014:

 

Small trunk bags

 

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Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, and Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2014

Louis Vuitton’s Petit Malle, or small trunk, is perfection.  We love how Nicolas Ghesquiere updated the standby LV logo bags by resizing the most enduring icon of Louis Vuitton’s legacy: the steam trunck.  The result is super cute, ladylike, and modern, and we can’t wait to get our hands on one (in our dreams- can you image the waitlist?).  Dolce & Gabanna showed similarly shaped bags with their collection, including one case embellished with bugs and sparkly flowers.  We’ll take one of each, please.

 

Quirk

 

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Moschino Fall 2014

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Chanel Fall 2014

Quirky, “ironic” bags were big this season, with Moschino and Chanel showing some of the best options.  Jeremy Scott’s inaugural collection for Moschino was polarizing to say the least (did you love it or hate it?), but we’re totally on board.  His “Happy Meal” bag is high on our Fall wishlist, and we can’t get over the “Soda” bag, either.  Karl Lagerfeld took things up a notch at Chanel with his “Chanel Shopping Center” concept.  A classic quilted Chanel 2.55 wrapped up like a slab of ground beef is particularly amusing, but we’re really feel the “Lait de Coco” milk purse- amazing!!

 

Utilitarian

 

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Alexander Wang Fall 2014

Alexader Wang was one of the first shows of Fashion Month, and he really set the bar high.  His utilitarian, multi-purpose purses were perhaps some of the best pieces in the collection, and we can see them being among the next crop of “It” bags.  Carabineers attached water bottles and utility carry-alls to one main shoulder strap- the perfect bag to carry through the Zombie Apocolypse.

 

Scrap the Strap

 

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Celine, Gucci, and Chloe Fall 2014

Designers decided to scrap the straps on their bags this season!  Celine’s version fits nicely on your arm, but requires a firm grip on bottom.  Gucci’s models scooped up tophandle bags and wore them up to the elbow.  Chloe’s extra-large clutch was hoisted up under the models’ armpits, and looks big enough to fit everything you’d ever need.

 

What were your favorite bags of the season?

THROWBACK THURSDAY: DOLCE & GABBANA FALL 2014

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Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall 2014 presentation was our favorite of the season.  The designers merged fairytale influences with 13th-century sensibilities for a collection that transported us to a place where fantasy and reality meet.  The popularity of shows like Game of Thrones and Once Upon a Time were clear inspirations for the real-life-meets-fairytale vibe that Dolce & Gabbana captured with this collection.

Little Red Riding Hood, Robin Hood, and Maid Marian made romanticized appearances, alongside influences from real-life knights in armor.  Dolce & Gabbana, always celebrating women and the womanly form, turned knighthood on its head, though, and used traditional headgear of high-ranking 13th century men as a means to elevate the women of today.  Beaded and sequined headpieces and gloves recalling chainmail armor accented some of the most gorgeous dresses of the season!

 

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Of the 70-something-look collection, many pieces stood out as future “It” looks.  The red fur hooded coats and capes were unbelievably cool, calling to mind a triumphant Red Riding Hood.  Cute fox appliqué detailing brought a sweet touch to an otherwise sexy statement!

 

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The fairytale theme stayed strong through a string of key-printed pieces, where short swing dresses and long gowns alike were covered in ancient lock-and-key prints.  The print gave off an air of romance- the key to our hearts.

 

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Colorful gowns featuring ribbon corseting and full sleeves made peasant dresses luxurious.  The cut was old-school, but sheer fabrics brought these looks into the modern world.

 

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Hooded capes and gowns represented the womanly nobility of the 13-15th-centuries, where hooded hats were de rigueur.  Bright, printed silks and voluminous skirts paired with fur-trimmed hoods would be at home in a historical fiction piece- we can’t wait to see how the street style set of today wears these pieces!

 

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Our favorite looks, however, were the ones that included chainmail-esque accessories- so  badass, a la Joan of Arc.  Repurposing a cornerstone of knighthood to be worn by a woman would have been such a scandal during the 14th/15thcentury; seeing a Dolce & Gabbana’s voluptuous women rocking the look today is empowering and exciting!

We loved that the romanticism of fairytale influences mingled with hardcore trappings of knighthood, making it clear that today’s woman is romantic & tough, sweet but dangerous (when she needs to be); a force to be reckoned with.  Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2014 proves that women are running the show nowadays :)

We’re Mad for Christina Hendricks!

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In Stella McCartney

 

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In Dolce & Gabbana

 

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In L’Wren Scott

 

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In Dolce & Gabbana

 

The two hour premier of Mad Men season 6 was on April 7th and we found ourselves once again longing for the retro-inspired looks donned by these NYC -based advertising gurus. We’re simply “mad for mod” as we anxiously wait to see not only the drama that each episode brings, but the fashion that goes along with it! Ravishing redhead Christina Hendricks has been one of the series’ most notable leads, as she truly is a one-of-a-kind beauty in the industry. Hendricks is featured on the May 2013 cover of Flare Magazine rocking Stella McCartney, and we couldn’t love her styling in this spread more. The ultimate editorial for Joan Harris fans, Hendricks stays in character with Mad Men-inspired 50’s frocks consisting of form fitting high-waisted skirts, florals, and bustier dresses, and it is pure retro-perfection!

If you’re an avid Mad Men fan like us, which character’s style do you idolize most?

 

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We're Mad for Christina Hendricks!

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In Stella McCartney

 

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In Dolce & Gabbana

 

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In L’Wren Scott

 

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In Dolce & Gabbana

 

The two hour premier of Mad Men season 6 was on April 7th and we found ourselves once again longing for the retro-inspired looks donned by these NYC -based advertising gurus. We’re simply “mad for mod” as we anxiously wait to see not only the drama that each episode brings, but the fashion that goes along with it! Ravishing redhead Christina Hendricks has been one of the series’ most notable leads, as she truly is a one-of-a-kind beauty in the industry. Hendricks is featured on the May 2013 cover of Flare Magazine rocking Stella McCartney, and we couldn’t love her styling in this spread more. The ultimate editorial for Joan Harris fans, Hendricks stays in character with Mad Men-inspired 50’s frocks consisting of form fitting high-waisted skirts, florals, and bustier dresses, and it is pure retro-perfection!

If you’re an avid Mad Men fan like us, which character’s style do you idolize most?

 

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Celebrity Style: Miranda Kerr

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It seems as if one of our favorite supermodels, Miranda Kerr, can truly do no wrong when it comes to fashion.From street style to the red carpet, this Australian-born beauty continuously exerts a wow-factor wherever she goes, and each time she amazes us in an outfit, the next time she seems to trump it! From glamorous gold sequins to feminine lace, Miranda looked nothing short of perfection at the W Magazine’s Pre-Golden Globes celebration at Chateau Marmont. Donning a Dolce & Gabbana dress with gold panels that accentuated her slim frame, gold clutch and shoes from Roger Vivier, and Lorraine Schwartz rings to complete her look, she truly looked like Hollywood royalty. Miranda has been quoted saying, “I believe to be successful at anything you have to give it a 100% commitment and that’s what I still do to this day.” And that, she does! Whether hitting the beach, a gala, or the streets of L.A., this bombshell rocks everything she wears and so much more!

Trend Report: Statement Sunglasses

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Marni, Cavalli

 

Sunglasses are an amazing way to finish off your look and inject a bit more personality into your outfit. We spotted plenty of statement pieces and accessories on the runways, and these strikingly unique shades caught our eye! Designers went above and beyond the traditional sunglasses with thick frames in bold colors, geometric squares, and oversized ovals created some of the most one-of-a-kind shades on the runways. These sunglasses will definitely add a quirky, fun, edge to any outfit!