Saturday, December 29, 2012

Hair woes

I made the "mistake" of watching The Women (1939) again recently.

Why is this a mistake?  Well, now I'm wishing that my hair were as positively darling as Norma Shearer's.  Granted, mine is a touch curlier, more like Joan's, but for some reason the two women who really inspire me are Norma and Rosalind.  (Rosalind's outrageous Schiaparelli-esque outfits leave me simultaneously in stitches and swooning.)

In the past, I have been able to pull off a similar 'do as Shearer's, but I hesitate to run out and chop off my locks for a couple of reasons:

For starters, I lack a great hairdresser for such styles in my area.  I know an amazing one, Sandra D, but the drive up to her shop is murder for this Long Beach gal.

I do have a gal who will cut my hair as I direct her to do so (some stylists naturally baulk at the client directing them), but she isn't the most technically proficient.  I've had to make a few corrections post-appointment, alas.

Additionally, I just do not have the luxury of the time required to wear my hair like Norma's every day. Declan is much more hands-off these days, not requiring constant attention, but he still needs enough to keep me too busy each day.  My experience with such a haircut is that it looks positively AWFUL when it isn't carefully styled.

So, poo.

Did you ever cut or dye your hair against your better judgement?

Monday, December 17, 2012

A quick post

A little vice...
Apologies for the lack of new posts, but we've been a touch busy around here what with the new digs, the holidaze, et al.  I finally made enough progress around the haus to dust off my sewing machine, but opted to create a much-needed historical costume.  (If you're scratching your head as to how/where/why a historical costume would be or could be considered much-needed, please understand that one of my hobbies is participating in the SCA.)

A lot of sweet...
In the coming year, it is my hope to use this forum to showcase some of the work and historical improvements we are planning for the haus.  I also hope to blog about some new Deco-dent adventures, clothing, cocktails, and fun.  And perhaps I'll sneak a post or three in about Declan/parenting.  I hope you'll stay with me and keep reading!

Until my next post, may your holidays be filled with love, laughter, and grand times with friends and family!


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