Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Wishful Wednesday

I’ve seen on a few blogs this ‘30 for 30 remix’ and from what I can gather, this is where you take 30 items from your wardrobe and mix them together for 30 days. This encourages you to wear your existing clothes in new and interesting ways, instead of going out and buying new clothes. It sounds like a fun idea and I was all fired up to do it, until I realised I don’t own 30 pieces of clothing- and should probably go out and buy some clothes.

However I love a challenge and decided to do “30 for 30“ with my hair. I have been growing my hair for about a year now so that I can chop it off and give it to 'Locks of Love' who will turn it into a wig for a child suffering from hair loss, whether it be from disease or chemo or whatever. I now have fun, long hair but I never really do anything with it.

The time is a-coming when I will be chopping off my long locks and I thought “Let’s enjoy it while it lasts”. So... obviously I can’t have zany hair styles for work and there’s no point in having them over the weekend because I don't really leave the house, therefore, Monday through Wednesday, I will be rocking my new looks for ten weeks (through term time at least).

So my latest televisual pleasures (eww!) have been the fantasy epics, ‘Camelot’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ and I have been enjoying the inspirations. They are all about plaits/braids and long flowing curls. And they are also all about chunky gold jewellery but that’s a whole other blog post.

Obviously I won’t be able to do looks like this because a) I’m not a queen with servants and/or b) I’m not on a TV show with hair and makeup artists at my beck and call.

Instead I will stick to simple inspirations, like this.

Here are my attempts.

<-- This is for the everyday...

and this is for when I am posing in front --> of my mirror at home

Do you have any fun hairstyles that you think I should try out for this challenge?


Anonymous said...

I like that idea very much! The first style looks great - very simple with an historic inspiration. You would have rocked the band/circlet thingy, though, if you'd worn it out!

I don't really have any ideas for your hair beyond going nuts with braids. One of the things I used to do when my hair was long was that crown of braids thing. Sure, it looks a little like you're channelling a Teutonic milkmaid, but it's fun!

Anonymous said...

I donated my hair to Pantene Beautiful Lenghts
Locks of Love sells wigs. Beautiful Lengths donates theirs.