To-day's Look.

Going for a vaguely Barbie look today...

Should probably have put fake eyelashes on, but it was really windy and rainy outside & it wouldn't have been wise.

If it were raining men...

...I'd happily go out without my umbrella and risk a ruined hairdo if they all resembled Marcello Mastroianni.

In La Dolce Vita with the indecently beautiful Anita Ekberg.

And all the while I'm reminded of Judy Garland singing "You made me love you / I didn't wanna do it, I didn't wanna do it" because of course NOW Marcello has ruined my life - by setting the standard for malehood so high, I can only be devastatingly disappointed by every other man I lay eyes on. It really isn't fair on anyone involved.

Tea for Two

Carrying on my obsession with Karl Lagerfeld paraphernalia, I just had to post a picture of these fashion world teabags...
Yeah, just when you thought you'd seen everything... That's Naomi, JPG, (the other famous)Claudia, Karl and Donatella. Everyone you'd ever want floating in your Earl Grey. They come in a set from German website Donkey for only 7,95€. Completely useless, but a good novelty gift idea for the fashionista in your life. I'm not sure I understand the inclusion of Donatella and Claudia though. I mean, they're famous but not exactly iconic. I'd rather see teabags attached to Vivienne Westwood, Zandra Rhodes, Alber Elbaz, and why not Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Isabella Blow? Who said your tea buddies have to be alive? In the crazy world of fashion, it seems anything goes.

They arrived!

Here's my crimped look from yesterday.

I also did Oskar's hair. He wasn't happy. But I'll get the photos and post them anyway.

Kaiser Karl Kouture.

Also available - a Lagerfeld dog bowl.

(House of Holland)
This is a bit unflattering... what would Unkle Karl say?

Karl bag by Colette.
I like how the handles are where the ubiquitous shades should be.

Just when you think you couldn't love him any more...
Bags by Naco Paris.

Papa & baby bear... aww.


So I was late to jump on the bandwagon of crimping, but here I am now. I'd have been on it sooner if it weren't for the fact I broke my Babyliss 4-way crimper/straighteners a few years ago and never bothered to replace them - wrongly doubting that the trend of my early teens would ever enjoy a revival.
But who am I kidding? I've always harboured guilty reminiscences of the times when I'd labour for hours crimping my whole head of hair as part of my baby-goth look. These days I spend ages backcombing my poor stressed locks in the name of volume when it can be achieved so much more easily by crimping your roots and underneath layers. One quick visit to Amazon later and I've got a brand new set of Babyliss crimpers ordered and winging their way to me through the virtual plane. I can't wait for them to arrive so I can start attempting looks like these......

LOVE the make-up in this photo too, the glittery brows remind me
of the girl on the cover of the Roxy Music dvd.

The lovely Karen Elson for Agent Provocateur

And crazy crimp couture at Sonia Rykiel.

Paean to Peroxide.

A homage to my favourite hair inspirations...

HRH Daphne Guinness

Lady G

Deborah Harry

Pam Hogg