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Favorite Things Feminine


…Oh Loretta…if only I could come out of the salon with that face and those lashes, too…

I’ve always been a long-hair-loving sort of girl.  Longer locks just felt more feminine, for lack of a better word.

But I’ve also always been that sort of girl who washes her long, thick, wavy blonde tresses before bed, lets them dry overnight, and then throws ’em up in some sort of twist or bun or braid, where they languish till the next nightly shampoo.


I had the hair philosophy of an uptight, late 19th century woman.

It was high time to let loose, to move forward.  At least into the early 20th century.  The 1920’s to be exact.

I am now sporting a crazy wavy (good golly, it’s amazing the body my long-oppressed-by-length hair now has!), flirty fun bob, quite similar to the rather lovely Ms. Young above (TCM’s star of the month, if you’ve got a free Wednesday night to spend in a lovely black and white glow with a lovely starlet).  It is AWESOME.  And my perception of feminine has been stylishly shorn.


6 comments on “Favorite Things Feminine

  1. kindredspirit23
    January 29, 2013

    I think long hair is beautiful, too.

    • mullberrywhine
      January 29, 2013

      I do still love long hair, it’s true – I get a little jealous when I see a great up-do the last few days – but I’m totally digging this short waviness!

  2. on thehomefrontandbeyond
    January 29, 2013

    good for you for taking the leap – I have not yet–but you are encouraging

    • mullberrywhine
      January 29, 2013

      I won’t lie – I felt a little nauseated panic when they snipped my braid. But when it was all said and done – I felt LIBERATED. And cute. And, as someone who once lost a lot of hair due to chemo treatments, I felt darn good about donating it all for a fab wig!

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