Hair

Coils, Curls and Ringlets – OH MY!

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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…)

Daily Outfit: Fashfest Night 1 – Activist

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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…)

Friday Fixation: I need a new haircut

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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…)

Daily Outfit: Monday Morning Battle Armour

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.