Notebook January 2014
To examine how trends in fashion and beauty have emerged over the past 250 years, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NewYork City presents Trend-ology, running through April 30. The exhibit will feature approximately 100 objects from the museum’s permanent collectionand shed light on how trends can derive from art, music, film, sociopolitical movements, urban street style and social media. From 19th-centurytartan garbs to the slinky Halston dresses of the Studio 54 era in the 1970s, viewers will gain insight into the current state of the trend cycle.fitnyc.ed
Calling on Mother Nature and science, Michael Todd True Organics products feature rich ingredients processed into effective formulas for all skintypes. Fans of the line include Lisa Rinna, Martha Stewart and Tori Spelling, who love the natural, simple luxuries such as the pure lavenderessential oil bar of soap with organic comfrey root to soothe and hydrate skin. michaeltoddtrueorganics.
Snag a copy of a vintage classic: The BookBook for iPhone by Twelve South provides the ultimate in convenience as an all-in-one case and walletfor credit cards and the iPhone 4/4s and 5/5s. The handmade, genuine-leather book comes in classic black, ledger brown and vintage brown, andboasts an ID window, slots for debit or credit cards, and a cover that folds back-to-back for edge-to-edge iPhone access. twelvesouth.
A striking cuff can turn any outfit into a trend-worthy topic, especially one with textured design and antique appeal. The Triple-Cuff from NissaJewelry is a favorite of actresses Rachel Bilson and Zooey Deschanel, as well as TV host Giuliana Rancic. Contemporary yet inspired by vintagejewelry, the piece is made from recycled metals in New York City, where the company is headquartered. nissajewelry.
Named for the deep crimson color and sweet aroma, Archipelago Botanicals Red Amaryllis Crystals contain an essential oil blend of red amaryllis,fresh clementine and cassis for a subtle floral scent. Considered a modern take on potpourri, the crystals come packaged in a red faux leather boxand can be used as a decorative or fragrant accent in any room. archipelago-usa.com
In an effort to create the perfect kit of hair tools, Paul Mitchell Editorial Director Lucie Doughty designed the Straight Pin Studio Essentials Kit, acollection of fundamental hair accessories ideal for multitasking on set or on the go. Stored in a sleek black box, the kit features 14 compartmentsstocked with more than 600 hair accessories, including bobby pins, elastic bands and hairnets. A magnetic inner strip keeps pins organized andaccessible, and a cotton duster bag is included for easy transport. The kit also comes with four different shapes of padding, made of syntheticblonde or brunette hair to blend easily with any style. straightpinstudiola.com
Tails of Time
Hairstyles have a way of defining different eras, and Laurent Philippon’s book Hair: Fashion and Fantasy (Thames & Hudson, November 2013) takes readers on a journey through the history of some of the most iconic hair creations. Each chapter explores a different style in historical context,such as braids, curls and Mohawks. The compilation feautures archival images, photography by Duane Michals and Martin Parr, and writtencontributions from famous stylists including Orlando Pita, burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese and Kathy Phillips, former health and beauty editor at Vogue.
Known for creating all-natural products, organic beauty company Maijan introduces Pure Moroccan Argan Oil with Grapeseed and Essential Oils.The alcohol-, sulfate-, silicone- and paraben-free oil is safe for colored or keratin-treated hair, as well as sensitive scalps. Also boastingantioxidants, vitamin E and omega-6, the oil is designed to promote hydration for the skin, hair and scalp, and protection against toxins andenvironmental factors. maijan.com
January means it’s a new year and time to send out those thank-you notes to your most loyal customers. Susy Jack* provides the perfect selectionof stationery, such as these oversized, luxurious Monarch Notes from the Lace collection. Susy Jack* is an independent paper and lifestylecollection company created in 2007 by Susan Connor, a Manhattan-based designer who draws inspiration for her work from elements of herchildhood home outside Boston, including her father’s tools and work surfaces, and her mother’s fabrics and sewing supplies. susyjack.com
An homage to the popular PBS series Downton Abbey, the DownTon Girls hair accessories collection by designer Jennifer Ouellette is completewith post-Edwardian era charm. “I’m always happy to see anything historic become popular,” Ouellette says. “I grew up in my mother’s vintageclothing shop; that’s why my style has a vintage appeal.” The detailed collection includes boucle headpieces, a velvet ribbon headband withcrystals (seen here) and a ponytail holder with telephone dial buttons. jenniferouellette.com