Sunday, 21 November 2010

Selling Myself Short


I'd never really paid that much attention to Emma Watson, or to people raving about her looks. That isn't to say I never thought she was pretty, as she's obviously exquisite, but I'd never really given much thought to the hype as it were.

That was all to change when, one fine morning, a friend came on Facebook chat and excitedly linked me to the above photo of her. Her stint as Hermione finally over, Emma got her long locks chopped off in favour of a Mia Farrow-style pixie cut.

The cut polarised opinion; for every fashion blogger in raptures over her new look, it seemed there was at least another person in cyberspace appalled at Emma's decision. I for one sided with the former. Having never paid that much attention to her before, I was now enthralled. What a face! It had never struck me before that she should cut all her hair off, but now here she was, looking as if she was born for just such a cut.

It got me thinking about my own hair. I'd already toyed with going a bit Mia Farrow myself way back in July (as can be seen in this post). Would I actually dare to do it now? I already had pretty short hair as it is, hair I liked in fact. As someone who always went by the motto 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it' for other people's hair, should I just take my own advice this time.

After a few more months umm'ing and aah'ing, I finally decided to take the plunge and booked myself in for a cut at Mufti. Which, by the way, anyone who lives in the Manchester area should think about checking out, as it's really decently priced and the staff were fantastic. Having already asked me what I wanted over the phone, the hairdresser also went through some magazines with me to be absolutely sure of what I wanted. In about 45 minutes, someone with very little hair about their face stared back at me. I was infatuated and more than a little bit relieved! The hair actually looked...GOOD!

Throughout the day, I got tons of compliments on it and waking up the next morning was utterly refreshing, as I managed to shave a good 20 minutes off my routine by not having to touch my hair at all. It's safe to say I've fallen, hook, line and sinker, for the Mia Farrow 'do. Pictures soon to follow!

Friday, 19 November 2010

What I Wore Tonight #2

What I Wore Tonight #2
What I Wore Tonight #2 by CandidateForWax featuring a strapless jumpsuit

Faux fur leopard coat - Gift
Black jumpsuit - £15, Ebay
Black patent leather heels - £8, Vintage
'Blondie' necklace - £6, ASOS
Liquid eyeliner - £4.99, Rimmel


What I Wore Today #9

What I Wore Today #9
What I Wore Today #9 by CandidateForWax featuring opaque stockings

New Mia Farrow-esque haircut! - £28, Mufti
Black body - £10, Dorothy Perkins
Vintage floral skirt - £12, Freshmans
Lace tights - £10, ASOS


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

What I Wore Today #8

What I Wore Today #8
What I Wore Today #8 by CandidateForWax featuring a floral necklace

Black body - £10, Dorothy Perkins
Vintage Mini Kilt - £13, Pop Boutique
Black opaque tights - £8, Topshop
Tan brogues - £10, Vintage
Teapot necklace - Gift


Monday, 15 November 2010

What I Wore Today #7

What I Wore Today #7
What I Wore Today #7 by CandidateForWax featuring military boots

Retro black and white sweater - £8, New Look
High waisted shorts - £28, Topshop
Black oqaque tights - £8, Topshop
Combat boots - £25, Ebay


Friday, 12 November 2010

What I Wore Today #6

What I Wore Today #6
What I Wore Today #6 by CandidateForWax featuring slip on shoes

Grey boyfriend cardigan - £10, Primark
Black bodycon cotton dress - £7.99, H&M
Black opaque tights - £8, Topshop
Black ballet flats - £4, Primark
Red pashmina (worn as scarf) - Gift


Thursday, 11 November 2010

What I Wore Today #5

What I Wore Today #5
What I Wore Today #5 by CandidateForWax featuring a leggings hosiery

Vintage leather jacket
Floral tea dress - £10, Primark
Grey knee socks - £4, ASOS
Black ballet flats - £4, Primark
Red lipstick - £5.99, Rimmel


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Sunday, 7 November 2010

What I Wore Today #3

What I Wore Today #3
What I Wore Today #3 by CandidateForWax featuring ankle booties

Slouchy black sweater - £5, Primark
Polka dot shorts - £12, Motel
Combat boots - £25, Ebay
Tights - £8, Topshop


What I Wore Today #2

What I Wore Today #2
What I Wore Today #2 by CandidateForWax featuring long sleeved tops

Vintage leather jacket
Retro black and white sweater - £8, New Look
High waisted jeans - £40, Topshop
Combat boots - £25, Ebay
Vintage charm bracelet - Gift


Friday, 5 November 2010

What I Wore Tonight #1

What I Wore Tonight #1
What I Wore Tonight #1 by CandidateForWax featuring a leather handbag

Blouse - £38, Topshop
High waisted jeans - £40, Topshop
Tan brogues - £10, Vintage
Cream quilted bag - £3, Primark
Owl ring - Gift
Plum Lipstick - £8, Revlon
Liquid Eyeliner - £5, Rimmel


What I Wore Today #1

What I Wore Today #1
What I Wore Today #1 by CandidateForWax featuring denim leggings

Vintage leather jacket - Used to belong to my mum
Vintage Pearl Jam vest - £15, Camden Market
Jeggings - £7, Ebay
COmbat boots - £25, Ebay