A return, a pixie cut, and finding one’s feet

Greetings and salutations, fellow travellers. Welcome to a kinda-sorta-little-bit redesigned version of Down the Rabbit Hole.

After a terribly long hiatus (the longest since I’ve started this here blog) in which so much went down that I don’t actually know where to begin (okay, actually I do know where to begin, I should just probably really think about how to start it all off), I’m back. I think. You know how it goes.

There have been half a million changes – and changes back, and changes-that-aren’t-really-changes-because-let’s-be-honest-what-did-I-expect – and things that have happened, but this week’s biggest (possibly only by a little, it’s been a weird ten or so days) is this…

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Yup, after quite literally a year of threatening to do so, I finally took the plunge, embraced my inner Jennifer Lawrence (and Miley Cyrus and Pink) and cut it all off.

*Warning: This post contains an obscene amount of selfies.

It’s the first time ever that I’ve ever gone to a hair salon with Something in Mind. Normally I’m just like “Erm, make it pretty?” and end up with variations of the same haircut I’ve had since school. No more. Bryony went and her locks chopped off on Friday and made me make an appointment – which I did, for Saturday morning – I went armed with a red carpet photo of Jennifer Lawrence and a mission.

The result… (Obligatory before-and-after)

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My hairstylist – after looking at me for a minute with that Are-you-sure-like-really-sure look – grabbed my ponytail and attacked it with scissors, then unceremoniously dumped it aside. No going back from that point on.

And I feel liberated. More like myself than I have in a long, long time. Fierce, even.

Of course, until I wash it and attempt to let it air dry naturally.

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The result? Having a “hair-care routine” that went from this…

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… To this. Thankfully styling short hair is actually infinitely quicker. And SO MUCH MORE FUN.

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We’re still learning, still playing around – it’s like having somebody else’s hair on my head, really, which is awesome. I call this the “I saw a tip on YouTube about spraying hairspray in your wet hair before bed” look.  

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So far my favourite look (in all, like, four days of having a pixie cut) is my Miley Cyrus-inspired look. Who knew my hair could do such things?

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But really, it is true. Having short hair is so completely liberating. And it’s also made me feel surprisingly more confident, which – with the last few months in mind – is a pretty big achievement.

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Miley Cyrus covers Nirvana. Seriously.

Just a little filler before you get a nice long post later today or early tomorrow. It’s golden.

Miley Cyrus covers Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit during a recent show in Ecuador.

Props to her for trying. She has a great, gravelly voice that works… up to a point. She’s no Kurt Cobain, but she didn’t completely bomb out.

Also, it’s great that she’s actually got a decent taste in music. You get +5 appreciation points, Miley. But -8 for the glittery pants.

Seriously. But it’s still Miley. Doing Nirvana. My mind exploded.

Want your very own Miley Cyrus sex doll?

Well, I wouldn’t. But then I’m not sure I have the required appendages to do more than cuddle with the inflatable Miss Miley.

So, she only turned 18 in November and some enterprising creep has already released a blow-up sex doll in Miley Cyrus’ image. The doll is apparently dressed up in a Western-inspired outfit, much like her Hannah Montana threads… And the doll features “three achey love holes” for you to… erm… enjoy?

The packaging, which features a girl with breasts about the size of the real Miley’s head, reads “She’s had years of practice speaking into the mic, and now she’s ready for yours. Just add air and this teen-queen pole-dancing princess comes of age right before your own eyes. Daddy’s little stoner is ready for you to bone her!”

Ah. Who could resist.

Unsurprisingly, Miley’s said she is “disgusted” by the sex doll and is planning to sue.

The packaging after the jump…

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