Happy 50th Birthday Monica Bellucci

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Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

On her birthday, the woman who got it right so many times.

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Bettina: Personality as Beauty

“I think, in retrospect, I had a different style, because I can’t say I was the most beautiful. It’s not a question of beauty. You have to have personality.”

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Bettina Graziani, who passed away last week in Paris aged 89, was the world’s first Super Model.

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During the height of her popularity in midcentury Paris she was called the most photographed woman in France.

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Proenza Schouler’s Textured Dress

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I love the simple, elegant lines and the timeless symmetry of this dress. It offers refinement but with a healthy dose of sex appeal, and is perfect to wear going into spring and throughout the summer months. I also like that it hasn’t been styled with any jewelry. The dress itself makes a dramatic statement and doesn’t require any additional embellishment.

And not that they needed to do it, but in an effort to freshen their design sensibility Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler have borrowed a page from interior designers and embarked upon an intriguing way to make their fabrics stand above the crowd as much as their designs already do. More specifically, the dress pictured here (done in cotton crepe), from the Proenza Schouler spring 2014 collection, has been been painted with the type of roller brush similar to those you might utilize to paint the walls of your living room.

Said to have been inspired by Brazilian architect Sergio Rodrigues, the effect is that of a screen print and is applied to the material just prior to the dress being completely sewn together. The result is a pretty and highly unique texturized appearance. Wearable art, anyone?

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Kate Moss for Topshop Spring 2014

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Kate Moss has created a swinging bohemian sophisticate look for her Spring Topshop collection. It’s available starting today at Topshop, Net-a-Porter and Nordstrom. Happy shopping!

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American Harpers Bazaar May 2014

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“Subtraction as Style”

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So says Joan Juliet Buck about short hair.

Recently more and more stylish women have been opting for a shorter cut.

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Garance

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Coco

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Jennifer

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Emma

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Vanessa

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Audrey was perfectly suited for this type of hair style.

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So was Jean.

I am currently growing out a short haircut that I had done on impulse last year.

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When going short it is most important to get a very good cut.

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Unfortunately in my case that didn’t quite happen.

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Anyway.

I think shorter hair is wonderful. It just isn’t for me anymore.

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Doesn’t Anne look lovely?

 I do feel that short hair conveys a certain confidence and elegance.

Don’t you?

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“Short hair removes obvious femininity and replaces it with style.” – Joan Juliet Buck

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