Saturday, November 18, 2006

My new 1920s flapper haircut

Update 4/6/2008: I didn't end up going with this haircut for my wedding. Please click here to see wedding pictures of my 1920s hairstyle.

I decided a little while back that I wanted my hair cut short, 1920s-style, for the wedding. Of course, that means experimenting with cuts now, so that I don't end up with a look I don't want on wedding day.

Today I went to my stylist, armed with a stack of print-outs of 1920s catalog pictures, actresses, and hairstyles that I found on the Internet. I had a basic idea of what I wanted, and between my explanation and the photos, I think I got the exact haircut I'll wear for the wedding!

Here are a few pictures:

You can't really tell in the above photo, but the back is shorter than the front. I don't know if that's really the way the did it in the 1920s, but it looks shorter (or flatter to the head) in the back in all of the photos, and since my hair is so curly cutting it shorter in the back was the only way to do it. Plus, it's really cute. :o)

In this photo (above) you can see better the way my hair is layered shorter in the back, and left long (and mostly unlayered) in the front.

The back view, showing the layering and the fall of the hair from behind. I don't think I was actually looking down at all in this picture.

This one is just for fun. :o) I want to get some cute hats to wear with the cut, both in the meantime and for the honeymoon. I haven't yet decided what style of veil to wear, but a cap style might be cute, and rather appropriate.


Thursday, November 16, 2006

I think I might have found my wedding shoes!

Thanks to one of my bridesmaids - a good friend and an expert on shoe shopping - I might have found my wedding shoes! I want something with a T-strap design, since T-strap shoes were very popular in the 1920s. Although I was looking for something that wasn't a sandal (as sandals were not worn in the 1920s), these are just too perfect!

They are called "Rose" and the brand is Charles by Charles David. They're in my price range, too!

Please let me know what you think!