So, I did it…I went for the big chop. It’s cyclical–I love short hair but then I get bored, and the only option is to grow it out again, only to realise (and remember), almost two years later, that it doesn’t really suit me. I just end up being swamped in a mass of thick, slippery hair that’s impossible to style. The key to any style of course, is finding one that suits you. On my initial trip to see my hairdresser (3 weeks ago), he cut my hair in stages. When he reached a chin-length bob I thought, WOW–this looks great! Why did I ever have long hair? It framed my face perfectly, emphasized my eyes and cheekbones, and I was hoping he’d suggest we stop there … only, he kept on cutting (as per my earlier instructions with an image of the desired hair cut in hand). Bummer! As he continued to cut, I felt a rising panic and unease. What on earth have I done?
As my hairdresser was feeling tentative about cutting off my locks, (not wanting to take too much length off), he left me with a bizarre, short, square-shaped cut with a mullet! I wanted to cry, much like the post that I wrote about here. A desire for change and transformation, left me feeling anxious and on edge; wishing that I could be stranded or shipwrecked on a desert island until it grew back to that ‘perfect’ chin-length bob, because in my mind–short hair just isn’t quite right if you can pull it back and tie it into a pointy duck tail!
So, after a week of unease, walking around the house with my hair pinned back to try and control it, I found myself at the hairdressers again, having my hair thinned out and re-styled, as it was just too thick for the initial style…and I haven’t looked back! In fact I love this new do, and feel much more myself again. Short hair brings me into proportion somehow, and it’s much easier to style. I’ll try to grow it out to that ‘perfect’ chin-length bob just for fun though, and I’ve made up my mind that I’ll never grow it longer than that…(or cut it shorter than it is now), but we’ll see!
Cameo Hurricane Top ,The Front Row Tropical Print Pants, Cobalt blue heels (similar), Black & white clutch, Kate Rohde Bangle from here, Karen Walker Number One Sunglasses here and here, Mambo Zebra watch (old-similar)/Sterling Silver Ring (old), Necklace –Country Mouse in Lawrence (similar here).
I’ve been on the look-out for some printed trousers for ages, but haven’t had much luck in finding any that I like in the right fabric. I’m so in love with these ones though, as they’re quite drapey and have a bit of a sheen. I’m not usually into green, but lately have been drawn to this colour, and it helped that there’s fuschia in the print too. The Cameo flame peplum top is a new addition to my wardrobe. I like structured pieces, so it’s perfect…and the colour! What more can I say? After my first purchase from the Australian label (this dress) I have kept an eye on what’s coming out from the label ever since. Their sizing is big, so it pays to go down a size if you see anything from the label that you like. Oh yeah, and the bangle–a new favourite in my accessories collection, is by Australian artist Kate Rohde who also does these rather incredible resin bangles with birds moulded into them!
Photography by Howard Sly
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