Today I am celebrating my new hair and wearing: new curls – Rhubarb & Me | goldtone aviators with cross bar – x7, ASOS | navy cableknit sweater – Oval Dice, Harajuku Japan | pale blue Oxford shirt – Polo Ralph Lauren, thrifted | brown leather belt – Sportscraft | slim-fit moto jeans – Loyalty & Faith, ASOS | tobacco suede Chelsea boots – The Ball and Chain |
Growing up, one of my favourite characters from classical Greek mythology was Medusa.
Now, this is not to say that I had some sort of deeply privileged upbringing where I was exposed to the classics from a young age, nor is it to say I was exceptionally gifted and reading canon literature from a young age. My first exposure to Medusa came in the form of the amazing 1981 masterpiece Clash of the Titans, a film my sister and I doubtlessly came across on daytime TV. I was obsessed with Medusa’s coiling, twisting snake hair, and I wanted snake hair of my very own.
Cut to present day, and I am starting to understand my Versace fixation (despite their line suffering terrible since Gianni’s murder) and also, with curly hair. (more…)
I am a 90’s kid through and through, and in a lot of my favourite movies and TV shows from that era the act of turning 30 was always shown to be this huge coming-of-age moment, with a strong emphasis on what you were supposed to have achieved by the time you turn 30. (more…)
It is funny how we can lust after something for the longest time, yearning for it and wishing to make it our own, obsessing over every minuscule detail and imagining the moment when it will finally be ours… and then react with complete indifference when it actually falls into our laps. (more…)
Fashfest 2015 kicked off with a bang at the National Convention Centre last night, and it was huge honor to be in attendance as a VIP Guest of Fashfest. For the four nights of Fashfest I will be sat front row, snapping away while taking in the shows, and then reporting back to you my thoughts on the menswear collections. It is such a privilege to be involved in Fashfest, and I am endlessly grateful not only for the opportunity, but for the experience itself.
Being that it was opening night, I needed an outfit with the appropriate amount of piazza to get myself into the swing of things. I also wanted to shake my look up a bit, and do something different with my hair. (more…)
I am really blessed to have had the same amazing hairdresser for the past eight years, who has supported my many and varied haircuts, and has told me out-right on more than one occasion that there is no way in hell she would do whatever new haircut I had come up with on the spur of the moment.
Together, we have trialed a series of rather impressive new haircuts, from the Jedward Quiff to the asymmetrical hair beret, and even dying my hair a coppery auburn in order to look like Edward Cullen from the Twilight books (it is a long story and it took quite a bit of convincing to get her to agree to that). I have unfailing faith in Elise’s ability to help me get to where I need to be, as far as my hair is concerned.
In June this year we set a new haircut goal for me, and shaved my head in order to lose the asymmetric growth and create a fresh slate from which to work towards: the Top Knot. (more…)
Today, being the first day of the week, I decided to put a little extra effort in and build myself a formidable Monday morning outfit, to fight off any traces of Monday-itis, and to ensure myself a solid week ahead. However, life seems to have missed the memo about dressing for the week you want, because despite my “Grant-means-business” get up and my spirit animal keeping me safe from my necktie; I still managed to have a fairly average-to-awful Monday. I’ve been in a sulk all afternoon, and my poor boyfriend has had to deal with veritable storm-clouds brewing around my head.
Monday completely ignored the good luck principals of the daily outfit that I am wearing today: Navy double-breasted blazer with multi-coloured stripes – labeless, thrifted Tailored navy cotton button-down shirt – Euromerican Tailors, Hong Kong Navy silk necktie with red lobster motif – labeless, ebay Gold-tone tie clip – gift Brown leather belt – Sportscraft Navy whipcord chinos – Trenery Brown leather shoes with buckle detail
Despite the fact that it was a less that splendid day, I was quite happy with this outfit over all. This blazer has proven to have been a wise purchase, despite the fact that it tends to accentuate my paunchy mid-section. I love the shorter sleeves that show off the cuffs of whatever shirt I’m wearing, and I love that you can only see the texture and colours of the stripes from certain angles. The all-blue colour scheme really made the red lobster motif on the necktie stand out that much more as well. Sidneote: I got my hair cut last Thursday evening, and I’m really loving it. I’m not sure what direction I am hoping to take it in, but for now this short-back-and-sides look is keeping me hapy.