11.9.07

The Coolest Hair Of All Time

I've always been fascinated by flagrantly improbable hair colours, and I swear it is a cruel trick of fate that I am probably destined for one of the most conservative-looking professions there is....but I'm really getting off on the New York Fashion week hair, from the sleek (Erin Fetherston) to the daft (birds' nests at Marc Jacobs...not a new idea, but close enough to the way my actual hair looks to make me go awww) to the flat-out cool (Irina and all the girls at Anna Sui, above). It's nothing on actual punk hair, but it's still Irina Lazareanu, dodgy choice of boyfriend be damned, I don't think there's anything that can take her off my girl crush list now (which is quite a long list, now that I come to think of it. Maybe I'll post about it one day, if anyone ever wants to know). It kind of reminds me of Tonks (see, Potter fangirl emerging again!), whose imagined punkette appearance I was quite enamoured of when I first read Book 5. And while we're on the subject of hair dye, I may as well spit it out now: blonde hair looks crap on South East Asian women. Actually, it looks crap on South East Asian anyone who isn't M.I.A. (another object of girl crush). I just wish someone would tell the bloody salons here and L'Oreal that what they flog by way of dye jobs (blonde and assorted shades of brown/horrible red that looks like puked-up blood) is a crime against humanity. Or human eyeballs, anyway. I don't see what good this is going to do, because as far as I know, no one who's likely to put so much as a pinky toe near the peroxide has ever read this blog so the telling-off is completely wasted. But maybe I'll make for the purple dye (it looks better against black hair) sometime within the next year as a way of staving off quarterlife crisis, which is closer than I think.
PS: if anyone cares, India Fashion Week (I'm not sure if it's the only one, and there's some complicated tagging nonsense going on) is over, and it mostly sucked. The online coverage isn't all that good, but maybe I'm not the best person to be commenting on it, my non-usage of Indian clothes is a well-documented (at least in real life) thing. 'Sides, Manish Arora went back to making his clothes look tacky again (maybe they're not all that bad up close) after the London collection I was all but cheering at in February. Maybe it's something in the water, and I hope it's that or just the heat here frying his brain, cause I read in the local paper that he's going to be showing in Paris this time and I don't want to lose the hope that the A/W 07-08 collection gave me.

12 comments:

Yohan said...

Let's here it for M.I.A and Sri Lankan Tamil Hip Hop!

I've only heard two songs off the new album though. It's pretty trippy seeing dappanguthu type music on MTV here.


Girl crushes! Yes yes! Post! With pictures!

Have you heard about the New York versus London thing? It's about which city is the coolest.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,2165319,00.html

Eli said...

A while ago I had a part of my hair with red extensions, it was actualaly really cool

Perakath said...

I don't think by 'girl crush' she meant that she had a crush on a girl!

1.44", I'm trying to get in touch with you. And since your phone doesn't seem to work too well, would you please mail me at adityaperakath (at) hotmail when you see this? Or scrap me? Yes please, thank you.

ambika said...

Agreed that Irina is above reproach and her hair is a difficult thing to pull off.

And M.I.A. can get away with anything. That's how powerful her awesome is.

Perakath said...

Oh maybe she did.. I just looked up this MIA person. Hmm hmm. Hatgirl, make her your first Zonuts post...

Yohan said...

If she doesn't post, I will. I just heard her new album. Bizarre and awesome. And Tamil.

Blue Floppy Hat said...

Guys, have you forgotten I'm not ON Zonuts? And please do an MIA post, I'm all for spreading the love.
Girl Crushes are a very twelve-year-old thing for me- not necessarily someone you want to sleep with, but probably someone you do hero-worship. As I did (and still, truth be told, sometimes do).

Perakath said...

Yes, but you were invited...

I wonder whether I had a Girl Crush. Perhaps on GI Joe and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Heroes in a half-shell! Turtle power!)

Yohan said...

That would be a boy crush.

Teresa said...

MIA is too cool. I saw her live, and her hair was an array of colors - red, blonde, brown- and she looked beautiful. And her new album is rather awesome, from what I've heard.
But on the subject of hair - I do agree, cheap hair dye jobs are what they are - CHEAP.

Blue Floppy Hat said...

She's amazing, is all I can say. Plus, I find it absurd beyond belief when people get given the short end of the stick by the government (I'm talking about the US authorities being daft enough to deny her entry for supposedly supporting terrorist activities or whatever, via her music. Don't even get me started on that..)

Yohan said...

There was some line that went "Like the PLO no surrender."

Damn cool. Who wants to enter the US anyway?

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