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The Pixie crop

After my sister showed me her new pixie crop via Skype this morning I’ve been thinking how this super short, drastic hairdo has been in fashion since the ’50 and how our hair style is such a big indicator of our personality.

Sometimes a new “head” can mean a new attitude to life and can be the reflection of a change that is been going trough deep inside us, other times it’s just a way to feel different from our usual ordinary self.

In either case there are few things as good a  mood booster as a  trip to the hairstylist!

Baci, Giulia.

These are my favourite pixie cuts of all times:

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Diana Vreeland “The eye has to travel”

In this post I’d like write about the woman that made Vogue America the great fashion magazine that it is  today and, no, I’m not talking about Anna Wintur!

As much as she is one of the biggest names, if not the biggest, in the fashion industry I think that Vogue wouldn’t be the same without the amazing work  that Diana Vreeland did as editor of the magazine in the sixties.

She was one of those rare person that doesn’t follow trends but creates them, and we also have to thank her for having discovered some of those unknowns who then became huge fashion icons.

One of the things that I appreciate most about Diana Vreeland is how, probably due to the fact that as she recalls in an interview,  she was considered by her own mother as “a ugly little monster”,  she developed from a young age a striking sense of personal style.

Consequentially  she always favored totally unconventional beauties during her career as a director of Harper’s Bazaar first and then Vogue .  Something that is not so common nowadays.

Before  showing you some of her unique work I’d like to share with you a picture of Diana Vreeland in front of a Chanel boutique alongside one of her famous quotes:

” You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody.”

Baci, Giulia

Harper’s Bazar cover 1942

Harper’s Bazar cover, March 1943

Harper’s Bazaar, cover October 1947

Vogue, January 1969

Audrey Hepburn models for Givenchy,  Vogue, April 1963

Vogue cover,  September 1968

Vogue cover,1964

 

Vogue, cover July 1967

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