Bowl Cuts & Bargains
I don't normally go in for a double dose of blog posts on the same day but I just couldn't wait to show off my new hairdo. I've been contemplating this style for a while (Joanna Lumley was my purdey inspiration, particularly this pic) but was waiting until I found the right hairdresser - this is not a haircut to be attempted by an inexperienced stylist or one who thinks you're clearly out of your mind to want a cut that could so very easily render you resembling Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber.
So, I researched, researched and then did some more research before finally settling on a hairdressers in East London called Jones and Payne. I wanted to go somewhere that understood 'retro' haircuts and would give me what I asked for without screwing their face up and saying, 'are you sure you want that?'. Thankfully my thoroughness paid off because I had a great salon experience and my stylist totally 'got' it.....I was seriously nervous beforehand, which I realise is utterly ridiculous but in my defense, a bowl cut in the wrong hairdressing hands has disaster potential written all over it and I for one was taking no chances.
Off I skipped, happy as Larry with my new do, even managing to get stopped and snapped by Grazia whilst walking (I might have been skipping) down Regent Street. I doubt my pic will make the actual mag but it was nice to be asked none the less. Obviously, no trip into Central could go down without a detour into Anthroplogie. I always make a beeline for the sale room downstairs although I try not to make it too obvious by lingering around the new collection for a decent amount of time before hop footing it to the goods on offer in the basement. Sneaky.
Never disappointed, I rarely leave empty handed when I visit that store. It's a little piece of retail heaven, I tell ya. These wide leg cropped (not so cropped on a short fry) trousers were reduced to an absurd 9.95 (originally 88....hello! bargain alert!) and have replaced my old wide leg denim culottes that I lived in for several years before the crotch went (delightful) and I had to get rid. Twas a sad day indeed because I just about slept in those things as they went with EVERYTHING.
I'd been keeping a keen eye on this pair online (now sold out) but didn't want to buy them before trying them on. Trousers can be a difficult one for me because I have a substantial, well, erm, rear end. Oh, and not forgetting those substantial thighs either - ah genes! Both of these combined have made trouser buying in the past a less than pleasant experience. Not so with these. I put 'em on, buttoned them up and hey presto, I knew they would become my new go to casual bottoms. Once again, Anthroplogie has come up trumps and no doubt I'll be back for more sale action very soon.