September 19, 2011

Red Head in Polka Dots

I have wanted to be a redhead for ages (my Dad will remind me that I am a whole 1/8th Irish -- though notably, black Irish...), and finally took the plunge last week before New York Fashion Week went into full swing. Apparently it took dying my hair shades of blue and purple, and thus concluding that bleaching my hair would not cause me to go bald (something my mother successfully convinced me would happen from a very young age) to finally go red.

Really Awesome Red Heads That Inspire Me To Also Be Awesome: Vivienne Westwood, Grace Coddington (who I met last week!!!), Christina Hendricks, Devin McGrath (my BFF and partner-in-most-crimes), Lucille Ball, Emily Dickinson, Queen Elizabeth the 1st, Tilda Swinton (once upon a time), Claire Danes circa My So Called Life, Rita Hayworth, Florence Welch (whose newest single I'm obsessed with), Kate Winslet, Katharine Hepburn, Elsa Billgren, The Heroine in Most Roy Lichtenstein Paintings, and many more.

Mink Pink Top (similar here), Suede Skirt from ASOS, Black Stockings Courtesy of Spanx, Baroque Sunglasses by Prada (similar here), Spectator Heels by Chanel, Miu Miu Purse



Tibi x Power Support USA iPhone Case Courtesy of Bollare, Make Up: MAC Mineralize Blush, Deborah Lippmann (Lady is a Tramp), MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme, MAC Brow Set, Stila Long Wear Lip Color in Fuschia
 
Photos of me by Austin Manning
One of the other super fun things about having a completely new hair color? Experimenting with new tones in make-up! I've always worn blushes with super pink tones, which was all great as a brunette, but I'm loving warm peach and light bronze as a redhead! True reds and hot pinks still win my heart when it comes to lip colors. 
Oh, PS, I know I've hinted at my affiliation with Marie Claire previously (namely, my fashion week coverage), but did you know I'm one of their new columnists, starting with the October Issue - on stands now? Check it out, and please let me know what you think!

40 comments:

  1. You make a FAB red head! It totally suits you! I haven't coloured my hair in YEARS, but I did go red at one point, and all it did for me, was make me look kinda "cheap" and "slutty", lol. I don't get people who are anti-redheads! I love it! You look absolutely GREAT as a red head! I actually prefer it on you to your natural dark hair! 

    http://www.RebequitasFashionBlog.BlogSpot.com 

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  2. I am taking this picture with me on my next trip to the hairdressers! You will be in my wallet! That is the exact red color I want! I am a redhead, so I want to be a redhead again! Love love your gorgeous healthy hair! Oh girl and what a look, sophisticated but oh oh so stylish! so much in love with the gorgeous blouse, love the movement and of course the amazing heels! Will look for the MarieClaire, I hope I can find the American MC!!!!  But if not, it will be the first magazine I will buy when I come to NYC!

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  3. Congrats you columnist you! Also, polka dots forever and ever, amen.

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  4. NaturallyFashionableSeptember 19, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    You look so cute!!!  I am loving the whole polka dot trend this fall:-)

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  5. You're so Fabulous!

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  6. girl, seriously, i am kind of obsessed with you as a redhead. and those shoes!

    and from years as a redhead, may i suggest unusual amethyst/eggplant/purple-based-browns for eye makeup -- the contrast always looks great and just doesn't seem to look as remarkable on me as a brunette :(   my daily routine for years was caking on this cheap drugstore eggplant eyeliner pencil with MAC eyeshadow in 'trax' smudged over it for major pop in my ginger days.     

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  7. That color is phenomenal on you. Fairly jealous!

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  8. I love the red. It adds more vintage charm to your look. How fun to be able to try a whole new make-up palette as well! As for the Marie Clair columns, I have read one and loved it. Congratulations!

    http://mostlyclothes-cristina.blogspot.com/

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  9. Great hair color for you I must admit. It does look very natural. Perhaps your 1/8 th irish heritage. hahaha. Hope the up keeping will be easy. Love the lage polka dot top too. Almost did'nt recognize your hand with the longer nail polished red. Very nice, although I need to get used to this new pointy nail style. I am still having mine square perhaps the thing of the past?? And many congrats on your new column with MC. Picked up a copy from news stand as my subscription has not arrived yet.

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  10. You look absolutely gorgeous as a red head! I love the red lip too! You did a great job on your fashion week coverage for Marie Claire. I am looking forward to reading more from you.

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  11. Love it.  When I was working I was afraid that red might be too drastic a change.  After I retired I decided to try it for Halloween.  Years later at 75 I'm still a happy redhead.  I do it myself, Garnier Nutrisse Pomegranate.

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  12. gorgeous outfit love it <3 

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  13. DYING! you look amazing!!!!! really hope i get to see you this time around :)

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  14. great outfit! :)

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  15. So much love for your Miu Miu clutch...

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  16. You look spectacular as a ginger. 
    Love the polkadotty outfit. <3

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  17. Two words: SOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOD.
    You are like the poster child for classy.
    You've also sold me on that skirt.

    Congratulations on everything, MC was well deserved. :)

    The hair? Everything.

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  18. I LOVE the hair! Absolutely Gorge! And I will be picking up MC (which I haven't done in a while), just to see you. Viva la Nicolette!

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  19. CheetahisthenewblackSeptember 19, 2011 at 10:23 PM

    HUGE Congrats on the new Marie Claire column... so very exciting! I will have to pick up the October issue soon. ;)) And I know I already told you but I'm loving the red hair and you're making me so much more tempted to do it myself!!

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  20. Oooh girl, looking spicy!

    Besos,Denise

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  21. LOVE the red hair, it's so fun being able to play around with hair colours, it changes so much, from make up, to clothing inspiration.

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  22. Congratulations on the Marie Claire column ~ also I'm super jealous of your hair colour, I've been wanting to dye it ginger for ages but can't quite pluck up the courage (even though my previous hair colours have been pink and turquoise). Anyway beautiful colour, and it looks lovely on you.

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  23. I think it looks seriously amazing!

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  24. Your hair looks GREAT! I love it. Such a fun color on you.

    xo
    Margot

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  25. I was skeptical when you said that you were going red, but you've quite won me over the idea. Also, every time that I see your Marie Claire column, I get excited all over again, even though I have the issue sitting on my "bookshelf" (the commas are because it's a shelf on the floor because I'm lazy...).

    Ps. I love that one of your labels for this post is "Ginger."

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  26. love love love your new hair!! i've been wanting to go red for forever, and i think i finally have the courage to do it!! 

    xoxo alex. 

    uptowndiaries.blogspot.com

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  27. Love the polka dots! That blouse is so cute and your phone cover has such a pretty illustration. 

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  28. Love the outfit, looks great on you and with the red hair!

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  29. oh, i am in love with your shoes and that iphone case! god.

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  30. You look so friggin hot! I love your new hair and those shoes are amazing.

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  31. I love the red hair! Those shoes are so over the top amazing!!!

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  32. it looks like you have a new hair color - i like it! i just love your style. the clutch, the shoes, the shades, ... you look great! 

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  33. Oh, this skirt looks amazing on you! I've been visiting this one and the blue suede on on ASOS's site for a few weeks now. I couldn't decide if I could pull it off. Regardless if I can, you do so marvelously - especially with red hair! ha! love!

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  34. It looks amazing!
    I am a red head myself. I used to color it brown when I was a kid, but now I'm just so proud of my hair!

    x Jonas

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  35. You go girl! Love the look from red head to your Chanel heels. LOVE. 

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