Archive for January, 2010

Bobs through the ages

January 24, 2010

So I’m having my haircut tomorrow. It’s in that awkward stage when you’ve had it cut short and then it grows out, loses its shape and then you don’t know if you should have it cut short again or attempt at growing it out. I’ve decided to have it  ‘shaped’ rather than cut so that it can grow out nicely. And then I was thinking of getting a bob done.

After some quick googling I found out that bobs originated in the 1920s. Having their hair ‘bobbed’ ie cut short was one of the many ways that women were trying to put themselves on the same level as men. Some wore men’s clothes, others smoked, others drank…and so the flapper was born! And the modern woman in a way.

Anyway, here is a look at some of the best bobs out there, from the 1920s to 2010.

The famous film star Louise Brooks with a sharp bob. [Image: The Independent]

Katie Holmes had a very similar bob.

Rihanna updated hers by adding a sweeping fringe and a few well placed layers.

Bobs can also be curled though. Check out these sultry locks:

In the 1920s, locks were ‘shingled’ close to the head to have a tight wave effect.

Now just for fun here are a few funky bob styles! Don’t think I’ll be going for any of these as they look like quite high-maintenance do’s but they are pretty cool!

Velvet

January 6, 2010

Velvet, you make colourful rocks sparkle, transform them into precious stones.

You comfort and caress.

You learn secrets in the night.

Rich and warm, you seduce so easily.

No wonder we return to you again and again, no matter how much you crush us.

So, as you might have guessed, the topic of this post is velvet. Growing up in the 90s, I remember this fabric being very popular with evening dresses, especially if they were figure-hugging, spaghetti strapped ones. Here are a few of my favourite new takes on velvet, to keep you warm and seductive all winter long:

Oscar de la Renta Floor-length velvet gown.

Lipsy Chain Belt Velvet Cocktail Dress.

CCC Velvet Blazer.

Love you velvet! xoxoxoxo

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010!

January 6, 2010

There are many ways of spending New Year’s Eve. Either you can pay a fortune to go to a restaurant or bar that would normally have cost a 1/3 of the price. Or you can go to someone’s party, hoping that alcohol and conversation will flow and more often than not be disappointed!

Or you can throw your own party! My flatmates and i opted for the last option. Here are the results:

Who says bubbles are only for kids?

Add a few accessories, alcohol and some attitude:

Some lemons and limes for good measure…

And then we headed to Primrose Hill for the fireworks. Was grand! Thousands of people, mud, paper lanterns set off into the sky…

Did I mention the mud? This is what happens when you combine mud, cocktails and fireworks:

And then it snowed! Wooo! Welcome 2010!

Wishing you all the best for the coming year!