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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

After our free spirited fun at the Louise O’Connor salon, it was time to get down to business. As layers of frayed ends cascaded gently to the floor, every snip of the scissors felt like a much needed and overdue renewal. Shorter hair definitely gives you a new sense of self. But now that I’m not in my twenties, I have developed a new appreciation for the bit of a strong nose bestowed upon me by my family. I’d rather highlight this “birth mark” than hide it behind a rat’s nest of overly processed hair. And the lightness of not having anything brushing my shoulders is extraordinarily refreshing.

This isn’t the first time I’ve gone with a shorter mane. I did so circa 2007-2008, toward the end of my FIT education,when I rocked that angled bob with bangs that everyone from Victoria Beckham to Katie Holmes made famous. Though beautifully cut and styled pin straight by the talented hairdresser, it wasn’t manageable at home on my own, with my hair’s unruly nature, extreme thickness and Mother Nature’s unpredictability.

In this case, we’ve embraced what I was born with and made a much more manageable ‘do. We tucked the new layered bob in to give a French coquettish vibe and flipped it out to channel the swinging 60s. My huge fascination with classic movies and styles in general, along with years of studying and obsessing over French culture made this THE perfect coif for where I’m at right now. The manageability is perfection and I’ve been experimenting with these heaven sent steam hot rollers that provide the longest lasting curls I’ve ever had.

Cue the metamorphosis and symbolic butterflies (having a Mariah Carey “moment”). 



(Vintage Dress, Modified Feather Capelet, old tights from Nordstrom and Jeffrey Campbell shoes)

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Embracing the Unknown

The next few weeks and months are full of many transitions in my life. Rather than being apprehensive about the inevitable, I’m embracing it head on. With that said, after years of rocking the same predictable hairstyle, I decided I needed a rejuvenation of the follicles as well, and let hair stylist to the stars, Louise O’Connor, take creative control over my new mane.

Prior to the big chop, we decided to have some fun with my hair, playing up the untamed, wildness that it truly is. Some wild feathers peppered with references to Junya Watanabe’s incredible Spring 2014 show left us with an incredible cloud of crimped unruliness.


While donning some fitting armor, we took the adventure to the streets and ended up in the beautiful Central Park. 







(Old H&M poncho, old Urban Outfitters shredded leggings, Jeffrey Campbell shoes, old Express necklaces)

Here, we took in the breathtaking views and really appreciated the untamed look. During our mini-trek, I made the acquaintance of a super sweet photographer who has recently made his own changes by moving to NYC from Miami in pursuit of his wildest dreams. We crossed paths for a moment, yet captured it so perfectly with his talented eye.

E. Mackey Photographer

(Photography Credit for above photo : E. Mackey)

I thought of this day as a type of ceremonious adieu to the old version of myself, a bohemian shedding of my security blanket of hair and security blankets in general. Change is constant and, if welcomed and accepted, can be quite fabulous. I’m stepping forward, one heelless shoe at a time, to wherever my new paths will lead me and taking in huge breaths of fresh air along the way.

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