Sunday, March 25, 2012


In spite of a few flirtations with pale pink and silvery tones, my hair has been the same colour for almost 18 months now. That is some kind of record, me thinks. It has also been more or less the same style too. (Well - it has stayed short, anyway.)

So it should come as no real surprise that I started to get a little bit twitchy and feeling like I was ready for something new.

After watching 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo', I had been thinking about going black again. But then I remember how freaking hard it is to go from black to blonde again and got over it pretty quickly. I have also considered my going red or copper but it is so hard to get a really good shade and it fades so fast.

Plus, I actually like having white hair now - I just want to do something a little different with it.

And then inspiration hit me when I was looking through some coffee-table fashion books - Daphne Guinness!!

Daphne is perhaps THE most interesting person in fashion as far as I am concerned. She is fork off rich (she is an heiress of the Guinness family and ex-wife of the son Greek shipping billionaire, Stavros Niarchos) and spends loads of that cashola on collecting haute couture and generally being fabulous. She is also the latest face of MAC.

I absolutely adore her.

In addition to being consistently dressed in gorgeous, high fashion, her hair is always coloured in some variation of white with black. So I thought, why don't I give it a try too?

It is a pretty out-there look and it can go either way. Here are a couple of other fab ladies who have managed to rock it:

Deborah Harry


Lady Gaga

Ok - so this is probably a wig but still v cool.



Remember when Rihanna had cute hair? Yeah it was a while ago - before the red perm. Anyway, towards the end of her cute hair run, she had it like this:

But I think, out of all of them, I like Daphne's the best.

I asked the Husband if he thought it was a good idea. He said that it might look a bit like a skunk but that my hair always seems to look ok, so why not? (Clearly he forgot about the time I tried to dye my hair pale, icy blue and ended up looking like a turquoise smurf.)

But what I was truly worried about was looking more like Avril or Christina...

Or god forbid like this:

Oh - Rihanna!  Sad. Face. Still - it could be worse I suppose...

How the hell did Nicole let THAT happen?

Anyhoo, I bit the bullet and got my hair did last week. At first it looked a bit weird - a bit too emo. I was pretty sure that I had made a ha-uuuuuuuge mistake. I think you can see why.

I managed to get the hang of it throughout the week though and am now mightily pleased with how my new hair looks.

I think I will even keep it like this for a little while.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Rock n roll bling

I finally bought photographer, Judy Linn's book 'Patti Smith 1969 - 1976'. It has gorgeous portraits and candids of Patti, Robert Mapplethorpe and their random cohorts.

There are a bunch of the photos in it that were taken of some really gorgeous jewellery that Robert used to make before his own photography took off. He mixed beads, crosses, tiny skulls, strips of leather and feathers to make these wicked, bohemian-rock pieces that are undeniably cool.

(all photograps from 'Patti Smith 1969-1976' , photographs by Judy Linn)
Looking at these photos made me wonder if maybe I wore some cool, rock n roll jewellery, I too would look like a god damn rock star (but probably with a shirt on).

There are a couple of problems, of course. First problem - I don't really have the talent, time or inclination to make my own jewellery. And second problem - I don't think you can actually buy any of Robert Mapplethorpe's pieces or, if you can, I am pretty sure I won't be able to afford them.

Sooo - I had to come up with some alternatives. And lucky for me, there are some very cool, not that expensive jewellery designers out there right now. After a search through the wonderful world of the interwebs, here are the ones that I am getting all lusty after.

1. Fallon

Fallon is designed by Dana Lorenz. The collections feature gorgeous, covetable pieces with a rock chick aesthetic and a me-friendly price tag. (Also, how cool are the chick's eyebrows in the above photo? I am really starting to love black eyebrows with white hair and have been colouring mine in now and then. Very Wendy James.)

Here are a few of my favourite pieces.

I would prefer it if these were silver but these are still very cool.

2. Deadly Ponies

So I was already totally in love with their handbags, and now I have found out that Deadly Ponies has a jewellery line - hell yeah!

I have told my husband that, if he really, truly loves me, he will be buy me something from their website. I didn't even have to give him any further guidance than the link - I love everything on there.

This is just a taste, but honestly it is all gorgeous.

Can't wait to see what I am getting!!!


I have been lusting after ManiaMania jewellery for a while now - they stock it in a few stores here and it is all so cool. It is a little more expensive but oh so pretty!

4. Bing Bang

I found Bing Bang on It is designed by Anna Sheffield and it is supercool and groovy. I haven't bought any yet but definitely plan to. Lots of it.

Tiny skulls, crosses, blades - the Bing Bang collections have everything I could want.

This is the designer, Anna Sheffield. She is so cute! Love her ink too.

With any luck, my next post will be me showing off all my new jewellery. Or not. I should have at least one pretty bauble to play with (assuming my husband has got his act together).

Till then!