Sunday, March 21, 2010

Blue Hairs

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    an old lady, especially one whose hair is tinted blue. : The cruise was nice but sort of dull because of all the bluehairs aboard.

Once upon a time, Blue Hairs were little old ladies who knitted scarves & slippers for their grand-children, tended roses and came in for tea. They sipped delicately out of family china and tittered like birds about the follies of youth. Nowadays, it's all mixed up. And I think in a good way.

 A "Blue Hair" nowadays just as easily references a person who has literally dyed their hair blue, ala punk-rock, peacock hues of blue, electric.

Oh, kids these days.
 And recently said kids are moving past the rockarolla and finding new ways to look bold. Take the latest trend of young fashionistas bleaching out their hair, beyond platinum. White hair seems to be the new/old blonde, and you'll find it on heads just a few dimes into a century. Some, such as the 14-year old wunderkind, Tavi G of the Style Rookie, excitedly dyed her hair a pale white/blue, resembling a very sprite old soul, and even dressing like a "Blue Hair,"  adorable granny style.

Once upon a time Blue Hairs were little old ladies who knitted scarves & slippers for their grandchildren, tended roses and came in for tea. 

But this little cupcake is not "old timey" in the least, but  a precocious fashion prodigy who is  fashion foward. Look it up in the dictionary under the definiton of "the future of fashion" and you'll probably find Tavi's picture. 

And speaking of the future, I predict you're going to LOVE my newest favorite fashion blog.  Stalking the stylish streets of New York, a certain Ari Cohen snaps pictures of the stylish folks who are, uh,  shall we say mature? Oh, and YOU know I'm loving this! As I've said before, one doesn't have to be a 14-year old model off duty to illustrate freaky-steely in our post-modern world. 
So let me introduce to you, the incredible street style blog of Advanced Style, where there is "proof from the wise and silver-haired set that personal style advances with age." You can be inspired daily at



kiwaczek2 said...

blue hair cool. however prefer red or purple;)

Meggstatus said...

I have been a fan of advanced style for some time now. I really like the fact that most of the time he spends time with these people and shares all of their exiting stories. And how many of the "mature" subjects seem to exited to have their pictures taken!!!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

i'm so glad i found that blog, it is so fantastic!

Kristin said...

I love advanced style!!!! Isn't it a brilliant blog?!

I also love your analysis of blue hair!

Marta said...

when a was a teenage i wanted to dye my hair blue, but my mom told me it's is deserved for creatures from outer space. maaan, do i always have to listen to her?

the Citizen Rosebud said...

most of the time, she's probably right, Marta.

À LA MODEST said...

My hair was blue for more than half a year. I did love it... but I believe going gray is bolder.

Oh Tavi, she is great. She is such an inspiration for many girls (and women) to be expressive with her clothes despite what peers might say. It was definitely hard for me in middle school, ugh.