There is something about women with short hair in evening gowns… pixies more than anything. It was hard not to give-in to this fascination!
A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.
- Coco Chanel
The more I read this quote and think about it, the truer it becomes. So I have chopped the tresses again, the shortest ever for myself. And believe me, cutting your hair somehow changes a part of who you are…..inside. But more than my asymmetric pixie, this post is about how a very feminine clothing item like an evening gown looks kick-ass on an androgynous haircut.
One of my childhood best friend is getting married tomorrow (yes Valentine’s Day!) and for one of the ceremonies I dove in on the opportunity of wearing an evening gown for the first time ever. Black gown, red lipstick and chopped hair. Could it get more red carpet?My inspiration? There is a list (picture below)!
I have been long fascinated with the fact that each time a celebrity goes super short it is breaking news. It potentially changes the course of your career (Think Miley) or asserts your confidence and fierceness. It gives you a taste of power that can only come by beating a stereotype, by going wild.
But this post could have been about a pixie and power shoulders and le smoking as well… after all, the moment a woman puts on a suit instead of her dress it is seen as power. This deep ingrained psychology equates power with men and the garments which were traditionally worn by men. But this post isn’t about that. It is about breaking gender boundaries, it is about being two things at once, being at two places at once (Thank you Einstein!) It is about creating a no man’s land and owning it, because taking sides somehow restricts and staying on the border sets you free.
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