As I said before, after a full Fashion Week season a ‘closet full of clothes, nothing to wear’ syndrome is inevitable. It usually takes me hours of staring at all the clothes hanging in my closet and creating a pile of at least twenty pieces on the floor before I find something that ok enough to feel a slight bit of satisfaction. More often than not I end up in black head to toe, since that seems to be my answer to not seeing the wood for the trees, wardrobe wise.
In one of my previous posts I mentioned that this time, right after Paris I found a cure for the nasty syndrome. It was time for a huge – read: humongously huge – closet clear out, accompanied by a friend and take away sushi.
Shoes got sorted, jeans literally flew out and things that did not fit me properly got prepared for a new destination to end up with just one rack – jeans, shorts and trousers not included – of things that will actually get to see some daylight every now and then.
Same goes for hair by the way. This season I saw so many cool looks backstage – like the Todd Lynn one during London Fashion Week created by TONI&GUY, which was classic with a twist. Or the sleek Valentino braid. It all makes me think of my own hair being a bit boring sometimes.
Plus, a ‘new’ wardrobe would not be a new wardrobe without a new hairdo and I am not talking about a complete new look or a crazy new color. Sometimes I just want to change up my signature centre parted messy hair a bit and when I do so, I go Obi-Wan Kenobi, kind of.
I used TONI&GUY heat protection mist before blowdrying my hair, then their sculpting powder in my roots for some volume (this product is a dream for my normally super flat hair). After that I add the sea salt texturing spray for some texture before I roughly mess up everything and tie a tiny knot. To finish it off and to keep that knot in place for a day I use their flexible hold hairspray.
Sweater, Sophie Hulme (via Young British Designers).
advertorial - Even though I am rarely seen with a hairstyle other than a simple blow-dry in the morning, I like to experiment with my hair every now and then. Hair is like an accessory – or a shoe – it is like picking the right frame for a picture. This might sound very cliché but it is true. A sleek hairstyle can compliment a sleek look, same goes for a messy and tangled look. Therefor I created three different hairstyles to go with three different tops, blending together like fish & chips or gin & tonic.
The first look is kind of a casual look and what I would name the messy ponytail. To create this look, I used TONI&GUY‘s Sea Salt Texturizing Spray before a quick blowdry. I then used some Sculpting Powder in the roots and tied it all together in a messy – half high – ponytail.
The second look is how I usually wear my hair, but with a little extra volume. TONI&GUY calls this textured lengths and I used the Sculpting Powder and the Extreme Hold Hairspray to achieve this look.
The third and last look is a classic side parting one, which can easily be made with the Heat Protection Mist, a hairdryer and straightener and the Shine Gloss Serum to finish it off.
I especially am a huge fan of the Sea Salt Texturizing Spray and the Sculpting Powder, since I got my hair some actual volume for the first time in my life, I kid you not. Make sure to use the Heat Protection Mist before touching any hairdryer or -straightener/-curler.
All products are available in TONI&GUY hair salons and at Dutch drugstore Etos, other hairstyle tutorials and inspiration can be found on HairMeetWardrobe.com.
Yes, I finally did it! I have been wanting to cut my hair short for such a long time, but my fear for hairdressers kept me from doing it. That was, until Jeffrey Janssen, creative director at Coup D’État asked me if I would give him a chance to convince me otherwise. He treats his customers as a customer instead of a number and really takes the time to get to know you before he pulls his scissors. After chatting for an hour and a half, he comforted me enough to make an appointment and just go for it. And guess what, I LOVE it!
Seriously thinking about a drastic hair change, for example cutting it short like Mira Duma in these pictures (maybe a slightly tiny bit longer). The boyfriend does not approve though and came up with going blonde instead… I have not decided yet though, since my last drastic change – when I got a horrifying fringe – didn’t work out too well.
afterDRK was created by Sabrina Meijer in 2009 with the intent of appealing to all fashion seekers, especially the ones that have a slight appreciation for simplicity, but always with some sort of edge.