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The tousled, sexy waves are always a favorite, and it's exciting to see the look revamped on the Spring runways. The new, relaxed version is a piece-y, beachy version that's completely Fall appropriate.
The trick is to make sure your waves are just rough enough to look cool (like the styles at Alberta Ferretti, above, and Burberry) and still sweater-appropriate—not too perfect or so extreme that they look like you might actually have come off a beach. "It's got a hippie vibe," said hairstylist Guido of the look backstage at Alberta Ferretti. "It's young and innocent." To create the effect, Guido avoided curling the entire head of hair. Instead, he wrapped random pieces around a 1.5-inch curling iron, working from about ear level down and holding the iron horizontally. Then, he doused the ends in Redken Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist for "an oily, wet effect." But you can use a lighter hand to add just a touch of shine—without going full hippie.
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The g-word began as slanderous term for lower-class Italian-Americans, but the youth of New York and New Jersey embraced the term and made it their own in the 1970s.
Dr. Donald Tricarico, a sociology professor at the City University of New York, points to Saturday Night Fever as the movie that supplied the guido myth. Working-class Italian-Americans found an escape in underground dance clubs of the '70s. They created the leisure-meets-greaser look by maintaining their cultural identity while adding American status symbols.
Today's definitions range from "Italians who conduct themselves as thugs with an overtly macho attitude" to "a pejorative word to depict an uncool Italian who tries to act cool" to "a good-looking Italian guy" (compliments of Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino).
Probably the best explanation of "guido" is borrowed from Italian. Fred Gardaphè, professor of Italian-American studies at Queens College, points to the idea of bella figura. "It basically means, to put on a show so people don't know the real you," he said. "If you're poor, you make them think you're rich. If you're rich, you make them think you're poor."
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Summer's officially over. Sigh. I like to think North and I are best suited for dry-land adventures (or boat trips, of course), but this Boston Terrier gives me hope. Guido not only bravely dives off the dock and swims to fetch a toy, he then climbs a ladder at the end! Impressive. I'll be grabbing a life vest and luring North into the water next year!