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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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Free Spirits and Flower Children: Runway Inspired Boho Chic

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The term “boho chic” has developed over the years in Southern California and has turned into somewhat of an obsession. Boho chic does not consist of just one item of clothing. It is an embodiment from your head, to your toes, to your soul. You can easily obtain the regular boho look by putting flowers in your hair that you just picked up from the side walk, and wearing an oversized lace dress and sandals, but to achieve boho chic, we turn to the runway. 

1. Anna Sui

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The perfect way to work that flower crown. You don’t always have to wear flowers though on top of those perfectly messy waves. Basically anything that comes from the ground will work! Grass, wheat, leaves, etc. Get creative.

2. DSquared2 

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The madness of color that somehow all works together. an awesome leather jacket with crazy embellishment paired with that oversized dress you wanted to wear from the start is the best way to turn your boho look into boho chic.

3. Altuzarra

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The crazier the embellishments the better. Bells, sequins, coins, fringe, you name it, it can go on a dress.

4. Valentino

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5. Emilio Pucci

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It’s more than just “warm” in So Cal, it’s a scorcher! And you want to wear the least amount of clothing as possible. A lace bralette and tribal patterned skirt screams boho but by adding the essential jewels and intense eye liner, you’ve officially gone chic.

It’s A Mad, Mod World

 

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Short cuts and retro rock are making a comeback in 2014.

Designers paired micro-minis with low-heeled boots for a feminine yet seriously sophisticated set of ensembles that flatter a myriad of body types. Runway references to the days of Beatlemania and Twiggy triumph included the rock n’ roll silhouettes at St. Laurent, embroidered bibs of Gucci, and ultra low waistlines at D-Squared.

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Italian Mod: Gucci Fall 2014

Let’s be honest: no decade comes back into vogue as frequently or with such enthusiasm as the swinging 60’s. We can’t quite quit those wild days of innovation in fashion, music, and culture. And why should we? It’s just too good to abandon for more than a couple Seasons.

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Saint Laurent; Gucci; House of Holland

An A-line or super square cut is vital the modern mod mini: loose enough to leave some room for imagination, structured enough to be daytime appropriate, and short enough to show off those long, tan Cali girl stems.

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 The stylehaüs stylists took mod 2014 Runway looks and created wearable, Street Style ready outfits for each ensemble.

1. The Boldest Blush

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Gucci at Milan Fall 2014

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Alexander McQueen $1355, Gianvito Rossi knee high boots $1936, Rebecca Minkoff bag $195, Ray Ban aviators $139

2. Flower Power

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Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2014 took the mod look to the floral side but kept the colors neutral.

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MARNI floral skirt $300, Contrast trim floral jacket $39, Nicholas Kirkwood loafers $890, The Row round sunglasses $445

3. White Outmod 3 viktor and rolf 2014In Viktor and Rolf 2014 runway, white and studs can do no wrong in the world of fashion.

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Topshop white sweater $20, Rag & Bone white skirt $557, Rebecca Minkoff spiked collar necklace $208, Tod Gommino leather loafers $425

4. Punch of Pink

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Straight from Valentino’s runway, this look can flip from a fun day at the market to a crazy night on the town due to it’s bright color yet conservative feel.

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Jane Norman pink dress $77, Burberry white boot heels $850, Michael Kors polka dot bag $441

5. Paradise Lostmod 5 jeremy scott spring 2014This matching two piece from Jeremy Scott Spring 2014 is the perfect resort wear for your summer vacations.

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Topshop green crop top $76, SEA tweed mini skirt $165, Hobbs sling back kitten heels $128, Armitage silver hand bag $49

Trends come and go, but the entertainment you get from playing with your look will never dwindle if properly embraced.

Remember: life is too short for a bad outfit.

IT FACTOR FRIDAY: BIRDS

We don’t know how it happens, but every season a handful of designers happen to magically think up the same ideas.  Realistically, we know that each design team’s “trend forecaster” analyzes what will be popular for the coming seasons, and helps designers push out those pieces on the runway- but we’re still amazed by it!  For Fall 2014, a bunch of trends emerged- neon accents, fur sleeves, faux croptops, gloves- but one of our favorites was bird embroidery, seen everywhere from Cavalli to Valentino.  The look is a little retro and a lot romantic, and we want in on it ASAP.

 

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Alberta Ferretti Fall 2014

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Giles Fall 2014

Alberta Ferretti’s bird embroidery accented a moody-toned wool dress while flying over a skirted scene of greenery.  The look at Giles was a pop-art take on the same concept, with birds of neon orange and teal blue popping against solid backgrounds.

 

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Just Cavalli Fall 2014

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Valentino Fall 2014

Just Cavalli made the trend more majestic with a jacket that featured two phoenixes as jacket lapels, while Valentino’s take had all the glamour and romance of Old Hollywood.  Can’t you just see that flocked frock on the red carpet?

 

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Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2014

Dolce & Gabbana’s creation not only featured birds, but cartoon flowers, branches, and bugs as well!

 

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No need to wait for Fall 2014 to get in on this It Factor trend- the look is accessible right now!  Pixie Market is the place to go for affordable, trendy pieces:  their orange skirt is totally Giles (and only $34), while their crop top and black dress are a tad more wearable.   French Connection’s maxi dress recalls the romance of the runway for only $80, and Equipment’s embellished blouse ensures you’ll sparkle in the look.

Which one will you get?  We’re eyeing up the orange skirt, for sure.

 

IT FACTOR FRIDAY: BUTTERFLIES

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If the designers at Valentino have anything to do with it, butterflies will be a huge trend for Spring and Fall.  Valentino’s runways were positively fluttering with butterfly wings for Spring 2014 Couture and Fall 2014!  However they involved the winged creatures- prints, 3D appliqués, or embroidered patches- the design duo behind Valentino made sure that there was no mistaking what would be the next big trend.  Here at stylehaus, our hears are aflutter for this look!

 

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While, of course, Valentino’s runway creations are a little too precious for real life, there is a way to incorporate the pretty little things into an outfit without coming off princess-y.  Our butterfly printed tank is just the thing!  In a classic palate of black and white, butterflies actually look pretty badass.

 

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We love this tank worn with our white leather jacket, which is actually lined with butterfly-printed fabric!  If you want to try the trend, either of these pieces will satisfy your craving. Get them at stylehaus- 323-655-5900 to order.

Are you into this look?  How will you wear it?

 

Unique Spring Jackets

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Valentino Spring’13

 

 

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Cacharel Spring’13

 

 

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Prepare yourself in style for one of the most unpredictable seasons of the year! We have entered the transition phase between the chilly winter and scorching summer, where weather-proofing your wardrobe against wind and rain, while staying cool under the sunshine (and yet, fashionably dressed) can get tricky.  A smart investment for these fashionably, “trying times” is a chic spring jacket!

As the spring runways have revealed, bright colors and fun prints are a loud-and-clear fashion statement this season, and an eye-catching spring jacket is a great way to brave the outdoors while also looking anything but ordinary. Designers like Valentino, Cacharel and Michael Kors graced us with their reinvention of the raincoat, successfully sheltering even the most chic fashionista! If spring-leathers and bomber jackets are more your style, Balmain and Helmut Lang featured jackets in their spring collection made up of striking colors and texture-blocking that have us feeling the cool, blissful breeze already.

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Spring 2013: Men’s Jackets

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Valentino Spring 2013

 

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Ralph Lauren Spring 2013

 

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Gucci Spring 2013

 

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Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2013

 

 

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Ralph Lauren Spring 2013

 

 

Spring is just about here and with the weather getting warmer, the days are a bit longer and spring bloom is in full effect.  It’s finally time to ditch those winter jackets, lock up the heavy leathers and transition the most important piece in your wardrobe (your blazer, of course) with a pop of color. Designers like Ralph Lauren, Valentino and Salvatore Ferragamo featured jackets with a vibrant color palette to warm us up to the spring season, and we are loving the splash of personality added to such a classic look. The spring 2013 catwalk featured plenty of male models clad in colorful coats and bright lightweight jackets, a perfect piece for the season. Guys, do not be afraid to break out of your typical navy, black and brown hues and opt for a vibrant yellow or orange!

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Spring 2013: Men's Jackets

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Valentino Spring 2013

 

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Ralph Lauren Spring 2013

 

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Gucci Spring 2013

 

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Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2013

 

 

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Ralph Lauren Spring 2013

 

 

Spring is just about here and with the weather getting warmer, the days are a bit longer and spring bloom is in full effect.  It’s finally time to ditch those winter jackets, lock up the heavy leathers and transition the most important piece in your wardrobe (your blazer, of course) with a pop of color. Designers like Ralph Lauren, Valentino and Salvatore Ferragamo featured jackets with a vibrant color palette to warm us up to the spring season, and we are loving the splash of personality added to such a classic look. The spring 2013 catwalk featured plenty of male models clad in colorful coats and bright lightweight jackets, a perfect piece for the season. Guys, do not be afraid to break out of your typical navy, black and brown hues and opt for a vibrant yellow or orange!

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Shoesday Tuesday: The History of the Wedge

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Today, heels are a staple in every fashionistas closet. Shoes have the ability to complete and transform an outfit from head-to-toe and they are one of our favorite style statements. Ever wonder where the high heel originated from? Men! The wedge can be traced back to male horse-riding warriors in the Middle East, who used wedges for functionality to help hold the rider’s foot in stirrups as paintings dating back to the 9th Century CE indicate. Since the late 18th century, men’s shoes have had primarily low heels, with cowboy boots and the two-inch Cuban heel being notable exceptions.

Just because heels may have originated at style necessities for men, women’s shoe designers have elevated the heel to a whole new level of amazing and we couldn’t be more grateful! The high heel is sexy, figure-flattering, and one of the most obsessed over fashion staples. From peep toe, to gladiator, wedge, thigh high, and booties, the styles of the women’s pump are endless and are constantly being reinvented. In honor of the men’s wedge, the original heel, here are some of our favorite wedges for spring!

 

PFW Valentino F/W’13

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Featuring lace collars, long floral dresses, and scalloped details, the Valentino F/W Fall ’13 show featured beautiful and intricate creations that highlighted a chic and playful spin on ultra-feminine clothing. There is no question that these clothes are exquisitely made, and just a couple of steps short of Haute Couture and Valentino went for a much more frilly look than in years past. With lace collars and cuffs, the collection will be sought after come fall, and the looks are very versatile for a multitude of occasions. Combining cashmere and lace gave off a delicate and lady-like image, while the leather dresses and unexpected pops of color jazzed things up. The oriental-inspired floral patterns on both the long and shorter dresses were an unexpected delight, and overall there were plenty of gowns that we expect to be gracing the red carpet in the fall!