Writer Judy McGuire snapped this scrawled on the wall of an ancient fort while sightseeing in Puerto Rico. Apparently it translates to: “Jumaris: I want to know what sets your heart on fire so that I can be that and more. I love you, Jose.”
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The Tribeca Film Festival comes to an end this weekend, and among the scores of movies shown during the 12-day film fest, I’m looking forward to the hair documentary “Vidal Sassoon: The Movie.” You might know the name Vidal Sassoon from the haircare commercials with the tagline, “If You Don’t Look Good, We Don’t Look Good,” but the story begins way before the celebrity hairstylist had a line of products.
Vidal grew up in a Jewish orphanage in London, served in the Israeli army, and became one of the first stars of the hair world in the ’60s, developing a new geometric technique for cutting hair (the “five-point”) and making news when he cut Mia Farrow’s hair for “Rosemary’s Baby.” I love how documentaries give an insider-y view of aspects of glamorous industries we don’t normally see (i.e., “The September Issue“) so I’ve already added “Vidal Sassoon: The Movie” to my Netflix queue. Keep reading »
Above, the people over at The Huffington Post took note of Elle editor-in-chief Robbie Myers’ messy beehive on this week’s episode of “The City,” but she rocks this bedroom hair/rat’s nest on a regular basis.
I’ve been in a hair rut lately, mostly pulling it back into an unattractive ponytail, but artist Maria Gil Ulldemolins’ Hair Portraits are inspiring me to experiment with some new styles. Each of the black and white drawings shows the back of a woman’s head, her hair styled in a chic, effortless way (and Maria wrote a story about the ladies whose hair she drew, ex: Jo “liked being rained on when she was bathing in the sea, and she liked apples in autumn, with cinnamon”). The Hair Portraits make trying cute new ‘dos look easy, and I might have to buy one and hang it beside my bathroom mirror for inspiration in the morning. Click through to see two more of Maria’s portraits, including one that explains how you can stylishly wear the huge hair clip for giants! [nosideup/Etsy]
It’s pretty normal for people to talk to their pets — I do it all the time — but is it OK for humans to prefer sharing their problems with their dog, rather than, say, their spouse? A slightly disturbing new survey of more than 1,000 pet owners found that 33 percent of married women said their pets are better listeners than their husbands. Keep reading »
Sometimes designers try to put their spin on a classic style, creating something completely amazing. Boots with heels, for example, are a wardrobe staple now, but when they first debuted, did the combo puzzle people? Still, adding height to normally flat shoes doesn’t always work. High-heeled sneakers have yet to take off in a big way, and we have a feeling boat shoe-style stilettos, like this pair designed by Dsquared2, won’t either. Plus, these cost a whopping $695. [via Luxist] Keep reading »