Dress them up or dress them down, sequins are always in season … especially during the holidays. Add a touch of glitz to an outfit or go all-out with a glitter jumpsuit.

Zara Long Sequin Jumpsuit, Sequin Bordered Top,  Cara Pave Arrow Drop Earrings,  Mawi Glitter Clutch, Chainmail Peter Pan Collar, Reiss Etta Dress, Marilyn Minter Book, Touch Contrasted Glitter Belt, Glitter Leather Skinny Belt, Sephora by OPI Jewelry Top Coat Set, NYX Glitter Powder, Blue Sequin Skater Skirt, Pop Rock Diamond Ring Bottle OpenerJ.Crew Collection Etta Pumps, Moschino Cheap & Chic Angora Jumper, Diamond Glittered Icicles

Take a cue from the CAC’s current Andy Warhol exhibit and layer leather, pattern and sparkle for an night out with the girls. Pops of Pop Art make this look edgy and warm.

Marc Jacobs Pickles Dog iPhone caseMadewell Dot Top, 3.1 Phillip Lim The Break Up Pullover Sweater, Forever 21 Bib Necklace, Zara Biker Coat, Bond no.7 Perfume, Love Ring, Kimchi Blue Art Deco Jeweled Clutch, Alexander Wang Boots,Sephora for OPI It’s Real 18K Gold Top CoatNars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, J Brand Mid Rise Skinny Jeans.

Fall’s biggest runway trends interpreted for everyday wear.

Bohemian Baroque

Fall is all about statement outwear. This jacket is elaborate, yet earthy, paying homage to the Baroque runway trend. Jacket, On The Prowl Vintage; Skirt, Atomic Number 10, OTR; Shoes, On The Prowl Vintage; Clutch, On The Prowl Vintage; Necklace,On The Prowl Vintage; Rings & Earrings, Lisa Robin Jewelry.

Miltary Menswear

Clean military lines and colorful accents add elegance to menswear-inspired pieces. Jacket, On the Prowl Vintage; Shirt, Atomic Number 10, OTR; Pants, On the Prowl Vintage; Belt, On the Prowl Vintage; Tie, On the Prowl Vintage; Broach, Krombholz Jewelers, Montgomery; Rings, Lisa Robin Jewelry; Bracelet, On the Prowl Vintage; Shoes, Atomic Number 10.

Matched Set

A single head-to-toe pattern or color scheme (as seen on the runway at Prada and Miu Miu) creates a funky, functional leisure suit that can be worn together or as separates. On Molly: Brocade Suit, On the Prowl Vintage; Shoes, Sloane Boutique, OTR; Belt, On the Prowl Vintage; Necklace, On the Prowl Vintage; Earrings, Krombholz Jewelers, Montgomery; Bracelet, On the Prowl Vintage. On Kara: Mustard Suit, Atomic Number 10, OTR; Earrings, Krombholz Jewelers; Necklace,Krombholz Jewelers; Belt, On the Prowl Vintage; Wrist scarf, On the Prowl Vintage; Shoes, Atomic Number 10.

Timeless Trousers

Free-spirited touches — like a Navajo patterned jacket and thin braid — give feminine softness to traditional pinstripe trousers. Jacket, Sloane Boutique, OTR; Blouse, On the Prowl Vintage; Trousers, On the Prowl Vintage; Necklace, On the Prowl Vintage; Ring, Lisa Robin Jewelry; Shoes, Gap.

Old World Opulence

Gold accents, brocade, tapestery-inspired prints — all ladylike and all a nod to the historic sentiment of getting dressed. Jacket, On the Prowl Vintage; Skirt, Sloane Boutique, OTR; Earrings, Krombholz Jewelers, Montgomery; Belt, On the Prowl Vintage; Bracelets, Krombholz Jewelers; Clutch, On the Prowl Vintage; Shoes, Elizabeth & James.

Rosy Outlook

The color of fall is oxblood. Jacket, Atomic Number 10, OTR; Trousers, On the Prowl Vintage Necklace, On the Prowl Vintage; Broaches, On the Prowl Vintage; Earrings, Lisa Robin Jewelry; Rings, Lisa Robin Jewelry; Shoes, Elizabeth & James.

Retro Floral

Everything old is new this fall, including retro prints. Dress, Atomic Number 10, OTR; Earrings, Lisa Robin Jewelry; Necklace, On the Prowl Vintage; Bracelet, On the Prowl Vintage.

Photography: Jeremy KramerStylist: Ashlee Mello of A Mello Style and Brooke Kellestine. Production Assistance: Joe Mello. Digitech: Andrew Doench. Hair and Makeup: Sarah Memory and Cecili Robison of Paul Mitchell The School Cincinnati. Models: Kara W. and Molly H. for New View Management.

These fanciful hairpieces defy tradition.

Hats off to the latest trend in bridal wear: the fascinator. 

Ever since Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding (and actress Elizabeth Banks’ portrayal of Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games), fascinators have gained popularity with celebrities and commoners alike. These elaborately trimmed formal hairpieces, worn off to the side or front of the forehead, can be architectural and avant-garde in appearance when made of cast lace or giant dried flowers (creating a small, surreal forest on your head), or fun and fanciful when constructed with feathers and ribbon.  

With so many different styles of fascinators, everyone from guests to the bride herself can wear the look, playing on themes from vintage to bizarre. Fascinators are a great way for brides who don’t want a traditional veil to add a touch of elegance while still looking unique.  

With backgrounds in architecture and engineering, purveyors of wearable art, Catherine Richards and Anh Tran of Cincinnati-based Hark+Hark designs, create custom fascinators worthy of your big day.

“Fascinators can add extravagance to any special day and are the perfect punctuation mark to give your hair a designed look,” says Richards. “We think a fascinator hair piece has more style and structure versus a veil that tends to conceal ones features and identity. Fascinators do the opposite — working to accentuate your personality and reveal your beauty.” 

For custom designs, Richards and Tran recommend a consultation at least three months in advance with a fitting to make sure the fascinator works with your hair and dress.  

Find Hark+Hark fascinators at Parlour salon in East Walnut Hills, where owner and stylist Jessie Hoffman will create bridal hairstyles that work well with your fascinator and highlight your overall look. Because, according to Hoffman, another advantage of fascinators is that they can remain in your hair after the ceremony, unlike veils, which are usually removed for the reception. With fascinators, you can keep your bridal look all night long! 

How To Wear A Fascinator: 

  1. Have your hair styled (or style yourself) into an up-do or partial up-do. 
  2. Orient the fascinator in the direction that works best for the hair. Again, fascinators are most commonly worn to the front or side of the head. For inspiration, check out the front-of-the-head style Victoria Beckham wore to the Royal Wedding, or images of musician Rihanna as she frequently wears sculptural fascinators to events and in music videos. (If you’re weary of fascinators, avoid images of Lady Gaga donning them, especially the meat one.) 
  3. Secure the fascinator with the comb underneath or use bobby pins to hold it in place.

Photos by Susan Keller and Johanna Virta.