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 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…)