Fashion is not just about the clothes you wear, or the phone that you use. Nor is it really about having the latest of anything, the newest, smartest, most expensive. It is far more about your overall appearance, the way you carry yourself, the level of self-confidence you exhibit. Most people cannot tell whether a dress is just off the Paris catwalk anyway, they look to see how it works, what a difference it makes as a part of the whole picture. A woman’s hair, alongside many other factors, is of vital importance when trying to attract, when trying to fit into a certain situation, when trying to be In.
It is also, I must add, an anti-fashion statement, something which has become very popular – even fashionable – since Sinead O’Connor. Although, thinking about it, this line of hair cut lost its popularity with a rush when Brittney Spears stepped in!
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Today I saw a young woman sporting a very individual style. The sides were shorn and black, but not so short that her skin showed through too much. The rest, everything above the ears, I can only describe as being like a thistle in full bloom. An amazingly vivid color comprising different hues and highlights.
She was gone too quickly for me to capture her image, but it remains in my mind although, to be honest, my illustration does not do her justice. And it fit. She looked good, she looked confident, she sported her unusual hair color – unusual for a small town in Germany – very well indeed.
It takes all sorts to make a world, and I am sure she will know how difficult it is to fit in with a conservative world where such colors tend to push people into pigeonholes very quickly indeed, but it is good that there is such variety, and that people have something to talk about even if they don’t trust themselves enough to take a risk and step out of the main line.
Love & Kisses, Viki.