These are some lovely pictures of Naomi Watts from Marie Claire magazine July 2010. And the reason I still have this magazine almost two years later is because this is my dream “short” hair do.
Yes folks, I have long toyed with the idea of going for the chop.
I have sported long blonde locks since I was six years old (preceded by a rather unattractive “bowl” type style that made me look not unlike one of those lego people…) and without even realising it I guess my hair has almost become part of my identity – a significant slice of my femininity if you will.
I’m not exactly sure why this is.
Because nine times out of ten, if ever I spot a hot girl with what I consider to be an uber sexy barnet, you can bet your bottom dollar it’s shoulder length or shorter. And I am really quite partial to a full on pixie crop of late – especially to show of some kind of statement lobe candy.
For W-day I actually grew my locks. Yes that’s right – my long long hair just got even um….longer. Can’t for the life of me tell you why either -isn’t that just something brides do?
Apparently it is – RMW’s Vix is even growing hers “for the big day”…and no, when I asked her why she didn’t really know the reason either.
This got me thinking, together with the more traditional aspects of planning the biggest celebration of your life….choosing your bouquet, selecting bridesmaids, compiling a playlist…..is having longer hair just another thing that automatically appears on the great “I am getting married” must list?
Now obviously I realise not everyone has the desire to have their hair cascading down their back a la Cinderella/Sleeping Beauty/Ariel off of the little Mermaid to grace the aisle – hell we’ve had our fair share of shorter styled lovelies grace these very pages, but…..well, it’s more common than not isn’t it.
This post came about because of two main reasons, one I am really really contemplating going for the “Naomi Watts circa summer 2010″ (my hairdresser Esther told me she needs at least a week to prepare herself – and copious amounts of valium), and two because Debbie Carlisle sent me some stunning images of a selection of her bridal headpieces looking all gorgeous and whatnot on the heads of some pretty models – one sporting my favourite elfin do and the other a full on shaved-except-for-small-mohican (yes really – it looks immense)
Photography – Lance Burkitt
Make-Up – Zoe Leanne Peplow
Dresses – White Room Bridal
Accessories – DC Bouquets
Hello? I want that Clara head band and cuff like I want to spend the summer in Ibiza…ie a lot.
So then, what I want to know is – how many of you are growing your hair for W-day?
Any marrieds who went long and then as soon as you returned from ‘Moon lopped your locks off again?
Have you always had a shorter do and like it that way thank you very much? And if so how are you wearing it/what with for when you say “I Do”?
Um….any advice for a blonde Blog Queen who needs to become less afraid of the scissors?
Big Shorter Is Just As Sexy Love
P.S I realise Naomi Watts hair above is styled within an inch of its life, possibly with extensions, about a zillion products and some kind of wind machine but….it doesn’t stop me wanting it real bad.
P.P.S Where can one purchase a wind machine?