Friday, March 5, 2010

o Rapunzel

miu miu SS10
Alexander Wang SS10

One of the hardest things for me to get used to since being back home is the weather over here, especially the humidity. It's only the beginning of March and the relative humidity on an average day can get as high as 95%. It's so humid and damp that AC is dripping and walls are perspiring (yea, I'm not kidding) and my back is sweating from a mere 10 min walk even under the shades. The worst part though, is my hair. No matter how much anti-frizz serum I use or straightening/ conditioning balm I slather onto my hair, it still manages to frizz out the split ends like Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter's wig by the end of the day. So it's almost impossible for me to let my hair down just as it is anymore. To avoid looking like some wacky version of Grace Coddington, I tend to tie my hair up more often these days, usually in a bun or straight up pony tail and sometimes with a headscarf or hairband when I feel like it. But lately I've been testing out the side braid - a popular hair trend this spring as seen on the runways of Miu Miu and Alexander Wang, and I'm kinda digging it. Braids usually seem pretty girly and Rapunzel like, but the side braids seen this season are little bit messier, a little bit more casual, and cool enough to go with most outfits. I'm still perfecting my braiding skills while letting my hair grow out, but looks like it's a hair trend I'll be sporting quite often this spring.


*wearing vintage blazer from Amarcord Vintage, vintage blouse from Horizons Vintage, belt and shorts by Staerk, vintage pumps from Cobblestones, vintage purse from my mother, and cuff by Giles and Brother

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thisgirlbeck said...

Been trying to do that braid myself, always loved it but can never seem to get it right! Love ur blog!


vint junky said...

I love those side braids!
Unfortunately my hair is waaay to short, so instead i will just have to admire it on you !!