2.12.07

Not All That Glitters Is Gold

..sometimes it's the result of my deciding to give the headband (see the picture attached to the previous post for reference) thing a go. Only where I am, it's tough to tie anything around your head without looking like an instant hippie, so shine was a must. And given that ribbons would just slip right off and no sequinned bits of anything were to be found, I had to make do with a bit of old net that originally formed part of the wrapping on a box of sweets, which (as can be seen from the picture above) would've made even the pickiest magpie green in the beak and was scratchy enough to keep a grip on the old keratin follicles. And the results are below..
It might not look entirely right, but winding the scrap twice around my head, higher up the crown, actually helped with not letting my fringe poke me in the eye. It also didn't make my hair foof out weirdly above the band.
I tried wearing it as an Alice band too, it kind of worked... stayed in place and didn't slip off. Would definitely raise eyebrows if it made it past my bedroom door, and prissy, but shiny at the same time.
The normal way of wearing a headband, right in the middle of my forehead...or not too far above it anyway.

As I said, my natural habitat would be a far less sartorially orthodox place than the one I now live in, and it'd take no small amount of courage (even the Dutch kind) to make me venture into the street in accoutrements anything like this. But given that I'm seen as a bit of a dip anyway, I may just capitalise on my reputation, such as it is, and try this sometime. Maybe not out walking around these streets, though.

8 comments:

Yohan said...

I don't think it would be that odd to wear a sparkly headband in public. Would it?

And what's wrong with looking like a hippie?

WendyB said...

I'm distracted by your nice eyes!

indi said...

oh wear it please and knock your neighbours off their feet!

Elisabeth said...

Haha - I love it, embrace your inner glitter-princess!

Perakath said...

nice pics! what all you get up to in law school...

Blue Floppy Hat said...

Yohan: nothing wrong, I guess- only it's just not how I want to look.
Wendy: Thank you, you really do know how to flatter :)
Indi: It mightn't knock them off their feet, but it might make them stare...which is ok, really.
Elisabeth: I like the notion of glitter princess, and put that way, mine might just emerge.

ambika said...

I tend to wear mine farther back. You should definitely wear it out. The colors look great against your hair.

Meg said...

They remind me of Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles. I love Fruit Pastilles. They're very pretty.

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