Day: December 28, 2020

18 Pretty Hair Accessories That Made Us Do a Double Take

I feel like I’ve spent so much time on Instagram this year that it takes something truly special for me to pause from scrolling. Obviously, we’ve all logged more days at home this past year, so by default, we’ve also spent more time on our devices. (I don’t even want to talk about my average screen time.) As a result of all that scrolling, I’ve become pretty immune to Instagram trends. They just don’t have the same effect on me that they used to. They start to feel repetitive quickly thanks to all that screen time I’m clocking.

On the plus side, now when something does catch my eye, I know it’s truly special, and I’ve noticed this most often with hair. A good curtain bang, a vibrant color, or perfectly placed highlights have been gathering in my saved folder as of late along with one other theme: hair accessories. A pretty hair accessory can elevate your everyday strands from average to excellent instantly, and they’re so easy to add to your look. Whether it’s a few clips in the front or a gorgeous scarf wrapped around your head, a hair accessory always stands out. Below, I’ve outlined

An Illustrator in a League of His Own – WWD

In the stratosphere of fashion illustrators, Kenneth Paul Block orbited the others in a different galaxy.

An artist through and through, Block took his role seriously, chronicling well-heeled socialites and the latest creations of American and European designers. Known for his well turned-out, gentlemanly style, with his Dorian Gray-like youthfulness, Block dressed impeccably, favoring an ascot, fresh-pressed shirt, pinpoint perfect jackets and cigarette holders  for his workdays at the easel. The artist, who died at age 84 in 2009, spent nearly four decades working at Women’s Wear Daily.

His graceful strokes captured the elan of the gloved, gowned and neatly suited women of the late Fifties, then evolved into the more fluid styles of the decades that followed. Drawing glamorous women in beautiful clothes was his childhood quest and one that he achieved. “I was never only interested in the clothes. I was more interested in the women in the clothes,” he once told WWD.

Susan Mulcahy, author of “Drawing Fashion: The Art of Kenneth Paul Block,” first met Block in the Eighties and reconnected with him in the early Aughts. Mention of Block reminds her “how contemporary he still is. That is the genius of his art. Some