Since writing my last post, I have been hunting for barrettes (not a very long period of time, admittedly). All I have at the moment are bobby pins, which are functional and fine, but I want something pretty. Until I happen across something vintage that I like, or until one of the Rodarte carved barrettes magically materializes in my life -- yeah right -- I might try France Luxe, whose hair accessories are made in a small village near Geneva (near the French border, I suppose? The backs of the barrettes say "Made in France"). These barrettes seem to be a lovely small luxury, made of the materials I like best. It's probably clear that I like barrettes that are simple, even conservative, and not overly juvenile or ornamental. My hair is a no-Swarovski zone, for the most part (I'd make an exception for the barrette at the bottom of this post).
1. Small Luxury Rectangle Barrette in Alba, 2. Bobby Pin Pairs on Gold Wire in Africa, 3. Knot barrette in Tokyo Ivory, 4. Chain Wrapped in Ivory, 5. Magali Barrette in Nougat, 6. Wide Couture Bow Barrette 100% Silk Charmeuse in Charcoal (I might try making something like this myself), 7. Mini Crescent Barrette in Checkmate, 8. Little Sophisticate Barrette in Tokyo, 9. Mod Bobby Pin Pairs in Nacro Black, 10. Oblong Skinny Barrette in Tokyo Ivory
Then, of course, there is the Tabby Cat Barrette in Black -- I love the adorable Marc Jacobs-like, playful quality that it has, but I'm not quite sure that I would be able to pull this one off.
kater: Ahhh! I did love the bangs up until I started wearing the sorts of glasses I'm wearing now. Enjoy them!
Jane Flanagan: Thanks! The way I see it, people are okay with multiple pairs of expensive jeans or shoes, and those don't even go on your face. Right? Right. Haha.
satsuki | zakka nouveau: Yes! It will be so nice to be able to do different things.
Chelsea: Thank you! I hope you're able to get the glasses of your dreams. I am really loving this newest pair!
Celine: Isn't it funny that it's pretty much all I talk about these days? Haha, I'm so boring. I do like your shorter bangs, though!
Jessicat: Hi! Thank you! Yeah, part of why I want to grow out my fringe is because I'm too lazy to get it trimmed as often as it needs it! Ha!
Anonymous: Thanks! It's a good one.
Beth: Oh man, I can't stand those baby barrettes -- except for babies, of course. It takes me back to the Hole days, I guess.
Camille: Thank you! I like a thick fringe so much, but it's just time to pick between thick fringe and glasses. I'll be sad to see them go! Keep yours!
kenzie: I think your hair suits you so well as is, so you don't need to change a thing!
Fashion Intel: Aw shucks, thanks!
Becky: Maybe it is! Time for a change.
victoria / cats dreaming in keylime: Thank you!
Bre: Ha! Do it. I'm sure it would look really nice!
danielle and dinosaur toes: You're sweet, thank you. I think bangs in your case would actually do your pretty face a disservice! You have such great bone structure that it would be a shame to hide any little bit of it.
Siubhan: Thank you! I think it's because my hair is finally long enough to attain that "seventies suburbia" look that the Mulleavys were going for... Hair decisions are definitely tough! Good luck to you with yours.
Caitlin Rose: I hope you enjoy these barrettes I found, although I know that they are not cheap... I didn't have much luck elsewhere!
Rizie: Thanks, girl! Yeah, I love a good fakeout!
in dreams: It's okay, I love bangs, I love non-bangs, I love it all. Hair is so wonderful! Have you been in many abandoned buildings? This was my first. It's in the Dufferin Grove area. Kind of a notorious building in the 'hood.
zoë: Thanks, girl!
Wishcandy: Cute! Chin length sounds great and I can't wait to get there!
Caitlin: Aw, I'm glad you enjoyed! Good luck to you in your growing-out journey.
Victory Garden Yarn: You know... for years and years and years I wanted bangs, but stylists refused to cut them in. I finally did it myself and was thrilled with the result! But I guess it's hard to say how it will go. I have a pretty large moon face myself! It was a matter of finding that sweet spot of length, I think.
stephanie renee: Thank you so much!
Twiggs: Thank you! I think I will miss my bangs if I do manage to grow them out, but I can enjoy them on other girls, I guess!
avalonne hall: Thank you! Yes, Anna Karina was definitely my inspiration for ordering round glasses. I just love them! And lucky you... SF and HK! I bet you get to see the most beautiful flowers at the moment.
Rosie: Ha! We'll see how my attempt goes, too!
rebecca: Oh! I rarely see this model get mentioned when people say that they ordered a pair... I guess there are just so many more to choose from now!
k: You're welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed!
Gillian: There aren't too many around here, but this building is particularly fascinating to us. I'm glad we got to see at least a bit of it (and no dead bodies or anything like that).
beckie: Thank you! Good luck to us both, glad you know what I'm talking about!
Sarah: Thank you! Her hair does look pretty cute here: http://labyrinthfilm.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Labyrinth-fruit-bite.jpg -- kind of similar to what I'm going for!
Sara: I know what you mean -- that's definitely something I'm worried about: if I do grow them out, I might miss them too much!
Suzy: Ha! Seriously. Isn't it the best?
Caroline: Aw, thanks so much!
Lexie, Little Boat: Aw, that's too bad!
lavelle: Thanks so much!
Juli: Aw, well thanks for that, pretty lady with sweet honey hair! I guess we all want what we don't quite have, although I am trying to embrace my hair as "classic brunette" that doesn't need colouring...
gbf: Oh you, that is so sweet. Thank you!
Joanna M.:I went hunting for barrettes too! Did you come up with anything great?
charlotte farmer: Aw, man! Sometimes I think I hate the fringe! I'm sure I'll cut it back once I've grown it out... that's just how I operate. Ha.
ro: I looked for some today and didn't find anything! Who knew it was so hard?
arounna: Thank you!
Kate: Who knew? I mean, I certainly didn't know it would happen. And thanks! I went back and looked at the post and I still think those glasses look good on you! I was actually bummed when I read that you're not getting them anymore!