Saturday, 27 November 2010

A Dilemma of Lengthy Proportions!

I am of course referring to hair lengths, specifically my own hair. I am probably one of the most indecisive people you could ever meet, and lately I've been wondering whether I actually like my hair how it is at the minute- long with a full fringe. When I was younger, say around 5 or 6, my hair was really long and I could sit on it, but gradually we cut it shorter and shorter until when I was about 14 my hairdresser cut it wayyy too short and it was only just below my shoulders! Since then I've been growing it out but it takes such a long time and means that my hair is quite flat on top compared to how it was when it was a few inches shorter than now, which I don't like so much. But at the same time, I love how having long hair is more of a feature and I think that a fringe definitely suits my face shape better. A big bonus of having quite long hair too is that I can tie it up on top of my head right out of the way, and then I don't have to worry about it falling in my face or anything. Maybe it's just the cut which is bothering me, like maybe I need more layers or something? I really have no clue about hairdressing! I've been trawling through blogs and tumblr's looking for inspiration so I thought I'd share a few of my favourite images on here.

images from: The Clothes Horse (tumblr), Alice Point, Canned Fashion, Style Bubble, The Stylish Wanderer

The last few are some examples I found along the way of how shorter hair can look really good- I especially love the mad curls in the image second from bottom! I'm wondering if it's not actually the hair length which I don't love any more, but the colour- note how the last few photos all seem to be ginger or have a slightly ginger-ish tint to them. I do definitely love ginger hair, but I don't know if i'd be brave enough to dye it, or if my mum would let me! Perhaps next summer i'll try a temporary dye, at least then if I hate it I can just stay at home until it washes out and nobody will have to see it!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

When I was on holiday in York back in the summer I found a Minolta film slr at a car boot sale for £5, and I was desperate to use it straight away. But I spent ages using up the first roll of film, and then when I was winding it back up it snapped and so I accidentally wiped everything. I decided to have another go, but this time I would use up the film quickly just to see if it actually worked. This time I took the whole camera into Boots and the lady showed me what I had done wrong the first time (there's a little button underneath that you have to press to release the film!), and lucky for me the film turned out well. These are some of the photos I took last saturday morning at a photoshoot with my friend for my a- level art project, and I thought I would share. I'm crazy busy at the moment with art work, but as it's being collected in this friday to be marked I won't be able to do any this weekend, so hopefully i'll get some blogging done! I miss being here!dress from Jack Wills (mine, I styled her)
dress from Topshop

I used to collect minerals, and I needed to use up the film roll, so I arranged pretty things inside an old suitcase.

I officially have the coolest friends ever, at the (late) Halloween party I went to last saturday my friend had carved a Harry Potter face onto her pumpkin! It's also the cutest little face ever, a double win!