Well, I have to say I am feeling much better already. After yesterdays post I decided to force myself to set my hair. I knew I was meeting a friend today and there is nothing like and occasion to get one in the mood to make the effort.
Inspired by the adorable Miss Amethyst I decided to give victory rolls a try, after all, it had to be something that would withstand the foul snowy damp weather we are having, and set my hair for the night in pink perm rods at the nape and upward facing pincurls at the side to help with rolling.
These are the tools:
After brushing out my curls in the morning I followed Miss Amethyst's instructions and backcombed my hair. I usually shy away from teasing it as my mother who was a 60's hippy chick, always told me it was terribly damaging. I realise now that this is a load of old rubbish however. :-)
I then rolled the hair. I am rubbish to doing this with my hands though and relied upon my trusty old YSL metallic mascara tube for rolling the hair around. I then pinned the rolls at each end and put the curls up into a snood (made by me) as I just knew my lovely curls would wilt in the damp air.
I smoothed any flyaways with my rat tail comb and some heavy duty hairspray and then I was good to go (well after putting my make upon...and some clothing.)
I was very pleased with the results - still not as perfect as as Miss Amethyst but then again she is a professional! I cannot believe the difference the teasing made and am surprised more tutorials don't mention this step.
Here is my hair:
And my outfit - casual but warm:
Snood - crocheted by me
Jumper - knit by me
Jeans - 50's Freddies of Pinewood (the 40's ones trail on the floor and get wet in this weather)
Shoes - spectator / saddles from Anne Klein (eBay)
I then swaddled myself up in my warm coat (not the parka!) a big scarf, popped by knitting in my bag for the journey and headed to High Wycombe to meet my friend.
We has a lovely day. I ate the world's greasiest panini and raided the local charity shops. I brought home quite a haul:
Hobbs yellow, white and black sailor top £3.50:
70's apple design jug and 5 glasses £3.50:
Hardy Amies silk scarf £1 (have seen on the Internet for around £55-60 - booyah :-P), the cat was already here:
50's / 60's silk scarf £1:
Beatrix Potter knitting book - so cute £1.50:
All in all a fantastic day. It was so good to get out of London even for just a few hours. Thank you Judith!