The Pixie, the Rachel, the Farrah and the Bob

 Jean Seberg and her Pixie and Jennifer Aniston and her famous ‘Rachel’.

No one will ever forget Farrah’s famous flicks and Louise Brooks broke all the rules of the day with her super short bob and blunt fringe. 
Hair cuts come and go, they take on a life of their own (read: the Rachel), they can completely transform someone’s look and a particular shape can become an icon on its own.  Even Demi Moore’s short do for the movie Ghost became a hit (I know it was for me!)

A few months ago I got so sick of my hair falling out from stress from our move back to Australia that I took Hubby’s electric clippers and cut it all off. 

I know what you’re thinking (holy crap!) but this is not the first time I have done this and so I knew what to expect.  I felt liberated and cool (not in the Fonzy way of cool, but temperature cool because I had been struggling to live through my first really hot summer in many years and frankly, it was driving me crazy!  Always sticking to my neck and forehead!  

Cut to 3 months later and it has grown out into a nice little pixie cut.  It’s occurred to me that this is all very fortuitous as the Pixie is all the rage in Hollywood right now.  

Ginnifer Goodwin 
Carey Mulligan 
Mia Wasikowska
 Michelle Williams

Many leading ladies, starlets and models have completely changed their look by cutting off their locks.  Most of the time it works too.  Thanks god, because it sure does take a long time to grow back (that’s if you do it the old-fashioned way and forget about extensions).

Kate Moss cut off her locks for Chanel. 
Katie Holmes increased her chic status with her long Pixie.

In Sabrina, Audrey’s character cuts her hair off is unrecognizable by the caddish David.  My favourite Pixie cuts over the years are definitely Winona Ryder and Meg Ryan.  

But it goes without saying that for me, Jean Seberg set the bar in the 60s with her iconic Pixie.  Although an honorable mention must also go to Mia Farrow.

Is anyone else out there willing to give the Pixie a try?  As I’ve always said, a change is as good as a holiday.  


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Colour Blocking: Green



Green has got to be my all-time favourite colours.  It compliments my skin and my hair colour, it makes me feel relaxed and gorgeous whenever I wear it.  



Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. 



Green has great healing power. It is the most restful color for the human eye; it can improve vision. Green suggests stability and endurance. In heraldry, green indicates growth and hope. 


Green is the color of nature, fertility, life. 
Grass green is the most restful color. Green symbolizes self-respect and well being. Green is the color of balance. It also means learning, growth and harmony. Green is a safe color, if you don’t know what color to use anywhere use green.

Green contains the powerful energies of nature, growth, desire to expand or increase. Balance and a sense of order are found in the color green. Change and transformation is necessary for growth, and so this ability to sustain changes is also a part of the energy of green.



Put some green in your life when you want:

  • a new state of balance
  • feel a need for change or growth
  • freedom to pursue new ideas
  • protection from fears and anxieties connected with the demands of others

Green gemstones are used to attract money, prosperity and wealth. They are balancing stones that promote growth and fertility. Carry, wear or place green gemstones such as Peridot, Malachite, Jade, or Emerald, around your home or office to promote balance, change and growth.




Wear green when you want to overcome a sense of thwarted ambition. 
Green says growth – balance – harmony. It is a color of healthy relationships.

Green is the color associated with the Heart Chakra. This chakra deals with higher consciousness and love.

Green is not just for St Patricks Day everyone, it’s for all day, everyday!



Ciao for now,



Hx





Sources: crystal-cure.com, garancedorè.com, thesartorialist.blogspot.com, style.com, vogue.com, jakandjil.com/blog.com

It’s Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you out there.  I wish you all a wonderful day filled with love, laughter, sleeping-in, cups of tea brought to you in bed and definitely no housework! 


Hx

Gravity, Vultures and Mr John Mayer

I feel so lucky today because I fulfilled a dream of mine this past weekend.

I got to see the magnificent John Mayer in concert!

My gorgeous friends Man and Deb and I had the most amazing experience witnessing John Mayer’s incredible talent in Brisbane on Friday night.  Even though he was jet-lagged, he was funny, self-deprecating and his talent is beyond words.  He was mesmerising!

Okay, I get that some of you may not have the same passion for John’s music that I do, but his music is a gift to my life.  His songs have helped me through some of the toughest of times.  His music inspires me, and props me up when I’m feeling down.  


To be able to see him, hear him and experience him in the flesh was a dream come true. I try very hard to never forget how fortunate I am, because regardless of the tough times, I still have the most amazing group of friends around me.  I was so lucky to be able experience John Mayer with two of these beautiful friends.  It made the experience all the more memorable.   


I’ve been playing the s**t out of my John Mayer catalogue over this 3 day weekend and while I do feel a little sorry for my hubby and family, I know that they love his music too and forgive me my indulgence (I think!).



Hx

Victoria and Albert and Stephen Jones




The Queensland Art Gallery is the exclusive Australian venue for a spectacular exhibition exploring the art of millinery.  The exhibition presents more than 250 hats and headpieces from the Victoria & Albert’s extensive collection as well as milliner Stephen Jones’s own archive.

Stephen Jones with some of his magnificent millinery creations.



The exhibition includes items and iconic hats, such as a twelfth-century Egyptian fez, a wide-brimmed black silk tulle hat from Christian Dior’s first collection in 1948, Mary Quant’s c. 1968 navy blue beret, and Stephen Jones’s ‘Wash n’ Go’ hat, moulded from clear plastic to resemble a splash of water, from the 1993 Spring/Summer collection.  Photography was not permitted, so I have had to source photographs of my favourites elsewhere for you.



It also features hats worn by historical and cultural icons – Elsa Schiaparelli’s black felt beret worn by Marlene Dietrich  in Witness for the Prosecution in 1957 as Philip Treacy’s gorgeous green feather creation worn by Sarah Jessica Parker at the London premiere of Sex and the City the Movie and another worn by Isabella Blow.


Here are a few of my favourites for you.

‘Kiss of Death’ by Jo Gordon, 1994

English model Erin O’Connor wearing Stephen Jone’s iconic Union Jack miniature top hat entitled Anna P.

SJP at the Sex and the City Movie premiere wearing her Philip Treacy creation. 


Philip Treacy, originally worn by the late Isabella Blow.


The divine and super colourful pom-pom hat by Soren Bach. 


‘Wash n’ Go’ by Stephen Jones. 


Stephen Jones for Dior.



At the end of the exhibition, there was a Children’s Art Centre.  Both children and adults are invited to discover the art of designing hats in an interactive section of the exhibition.  Gallery visitors get to create their own toppers, berets or bonnets using templates inspired by the hats on display, including the fantastical creations of milliner extraordinaire, Stephen Jones.  

Annabel in her Barbie one-of-a-kind, hand-made by Ella of the Queensland Art Gallery, c’est magnifique! 

 Ella presenting Chloè with her Pony fascinator. 

 Annabel making accessories for the hats she made herself.

Ta-dah! 



My girls Chloè and Annabel monopolised one of the lovely staff there for over an hour.  She was so patient, setting about creating a Barbie doll hat for Annabel and a pony hat for Chloè.  Don’t they look adorably chic?





Hx

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