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Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

Barbery, Byronism and Bunnies

Penned upon the 23rd of January, 2008

This is the story of my adventure! My hair adventure!

Specifically, it was last Thursday. I rode the tramcar into town with Lady Tanah, dropped her off at work, had a quick morning tea and read the paper then made my way up to The Lockworks! It was a special occasion, you see – Wildilocks have a new blog – Wildilocks Treats – which indeed all about free treats of the most sweetness, with videos and how-to guides and special features all about hair and gear. I was more than happy to have my follicles toyed with for a few hours, and so I became their first vintage hairstyle model!

Kat, Cass & Nicole got me feeling right at home, and we took some quick ‘Before’ pics and made a gameplan. We’d try three hairstyles – long loose curls à la Byron, a big natural ponytail, and some variations on fingerwaves, Georgean and Deco style (I say, that sounds like a classical piece. Mahler’s Variations on Fingerwaves, for Oboe and Mouth Organ.) You can see the videos of how we did the curls already – and the rest will be online real soon.

Photo by Cass Edwards, wildilocks.comLook at that texture. It’s like a wave curling over the edge of clam shell bearing a newborn goddess. Kat’s their chief of vintage and she does an amazing job. It’s been years since I’ve modelled, so I was nervous before I got there, but the Lockworks team are so nice – and I could rock out to their soundtrack of classic post-punk. Good for what ails you – not called The Cure for nothing!

Cass snapped some pictures in between styling sessions, while I did my best to look dashing. After the curls, we tried making my mane look like a shorter style – something I’ve occasionally attempted myself, but by George they did it! Also, making the fingerwaves involved a gloopy substance which smelled like food and stuck like something the merchant navy uses for patching holes made by icebergs. I hope you get to see that in the videos – it was cool and it was on my head!

I had more errands around the city planned for the day, but I really couldn’t pull myself away from the Lockworks studio – playing with their toys, getting videoed with new ‘dos, dancing with myself (a-woa-a-woa-oh.) Not to mention that the one and only Gala L. Darling appeared to get extensions done – you look fantastic, Ms Gala! Thank you for the fun, Lockworks team! You can bet your dinner we’ll be back soon!

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Commentary upon “Barbery, Byronism and Bunnies”

  1. Lady Julianne le Fay was heard to remark,

    Upon the 24th of January, 2008 at 8:20 am,

    Most admirable! I look forward to seeing more :)

  2. Meaghan was heard to remark,

    Upon the 24th of January, 2008 at 3:07 pm,

    I just saw your ad on Gala Darling and it was a pleasant shock! I had a look at the article too and your hair looks so pretty! Rapunzel has nothing on you, my friend.

  3. Halek was heard to remark,

    Upon the 30th of January, 2008 at 9:57 am,

    Be still, my beating heart!


  4. Sir Frederick Chook was heard to remark,

    Upon the 30th of January, 2008 at 10:35 am,

    Thank you all! I’m eager to see how the rest turned out, too!

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