Notebook - January 2013 Issue

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Fascinators, those oft-bejeweled or feathered little hatlettes, have become frequent phenomena on fashion runways from Paris to Beijing. Models in spring 2013 shows by Giorgio Armani, David Jones, Vivienne Westwood and Ion Fiz were accessorized with fascinators, whose designs ranged from classic to whimsical. The trend is perhaps a nod to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, familiarly known as Kate Middleton, who has been seen sporting fascinators at public appearances and state functions ever since becoming Britain’s newest royal and fashion figure. —K.F.

Dear Diary Record hair inspirations and class notes easily with a stylish journal from May Designs, available in a variety of pretty prints such as Zebra Orchid and Ikat Chevron Teal (seen here). The eco-friendly journals include Green-e certified canvas covers, measure just 5-by-8 inches, and can be customized with salon logo or name. —J.T.


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It's A Wrap

Always on the cutting-edge of trends, Denise Ilitch Designs has released a new collection of leather bracelets perfectly suited to complement winter wardrobes. The Leather Wrap Bracelet seen here, available in black, white and cream, is embellished with a gold-plated oval pendant with triangular cutouts. —L.A.

Feeling Blue

Capri Blue’s signature candle scents are now available in the new 8-ounce lapis-hued glass Chub Cup, packaged in a beautifully printed tin canister. Beat the winter blues with 12 luxurious fragrances to choose from, including Paris, featuring white tea, ginger, violet and vanilla; Pomegranate Citrus; and Aloha Orchid (seen here), an exotic blend of orchid, jasmine and gardenia. —L.A.

Fashion’s Finest

In The Little Book of Chanel (Carlton, 2013), author Emma Baxter-Wright follows the evolution and legacy of one of fashion’s most iconic revolutionaries: Coco Chanel. Available in February, the monograph elegantly traces detailed photographs and illustrations, covering everything from Chanel’s impoverished childhood to the birth of the little black dress. —B.K.

Square One

Boasting Italian-inspired design, the Cosmo Chair is a brand-new addition to Pibbs Industries’ Salon Evolution collection that combines old-world craftsmanship with new age aesthetics. Available in Pibbs’ 35 color choices, the chair can be ordered in either two-toned or mono-toned upholstery. pibbs
.com —L.A.

Southern Comfort

The newest addition to Odin New York fragrances, 09 Posala, is the brand’s most feminine to date. Drawing inspiration from the South, the robust floral scent balances fresh pear and sweet orange flower with notes of earthy amber. —K.D.

C’est Chic

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity makes its big debut at New York City’s The Metropolitan Museum of Art in late February. Some 75 major figure paintings, along with period costumes, accessories, fashion plates, photographs and popular prints, will spotlight the vital relationship between fashion and art from the mid-1860s to the mid-1880s, when Paris emerged as the style capital of the world. —K.D.

Valley of the Dolls

If ever there was a perfect gift for the fashionista who’s got everything, Marta Hryniak’s custom-made Laloushka dolls are it. Long fascinated with fashion, Hryniak recently expanded her creations to include Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and Creative Director Grace Coddington. Talk about the ultimate “it” gift. —K.D.


Multiple Choice

These delicate earrings from Jillery by Jill Fagin feature layered discs reminiscent of winter snowflakes, Celtic crosses and ornamental cast ironwork all rolled into one elegant design. Earrings are made from recycled aluminum, part of which has been anodized to produce the gold effect, and hang from hypoallergenic surgical steel ear wires. —J.T.

Bucket List

Known for its brightly colored carryalls, Baggu has collaborated with home product design duo Fredericks & Mae to launch a new collection that features handmade horsehair tassels wrapped with richly dyed cotton thread. The line incudes the Medium Leather Tassel Pouch, available in six vibrant colors, and the Drawstring Tassel Purse, a bucket bag available in black and natural (seen here) that’s perfect for toting life’s essentials. —L.A.

Pretty in Pigment

One of Britain’s leading mineral makeup lines, Bellápierre Cosmetics is now available in the United States, which means salons have access to using and retailing their 56 gorgeous shades of multipurpose Shimmer Powder. These versatile waterproof and smudge-proof pigments, composed only of mica and titanium and iron oxides, can be worn alone or mixed with lotion, lip balm, water or clear nail polish to create an array of customized shadow, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick, bronzer and nail polish hues. —B.K.