Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Last Time I Saw Paris

On the weekend I settled in front of the fireplace, with my beautiful siberian husky napping on the rug and began watching "The Last Time I Saw Paris". A great 1954 movie with quite the cast!

Elizabeth Taylor
Van Johnson
Walter Pidgeon
Donna Reed
Eva Gabor
Roger Moore....yes, even before "The Saint" - handsome devil.

A traditional love triangle loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's Babylon Revisited. A gem of a movie I had not heard about.

The point here is that I was drooling over the short hairstyles worn by Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Gabor and Donna Reed. So much so that I am seriously considering chopping my locks off. How elegant they are!


Of course, it helps to have Roger Moore standing behind you pouring champagne, while you recline in a stunning chiffon gown...but I digress.

Ah, the freedom and ease of short, sassy, sexy hair. I have been growing my hair long for so many years, that I have become weary with all the 'in-between stages'. It can be a traumatic event to cut one's hair short. I have done it in the past and it looked fabulous. Looking back however, these shorn haircuts also coincided with major changes in my life - as is often said, 'a change is as good as a holiday'. Perhaps I'm ready for a shakeup - or maybe I will just board a plane and take a holiday. It may be less stressful.

Have you ever made a major change and did it turn out the way you wished?


Ms. B said...

I've always wanted to see that movie! So interesting to see Liz Taylor with such short hair! I've always had mine in about a chin length bob which is really short for a lot of people but I don't know that I could go as short as Liz in that movie!

On another note, I've always envied people that can grow their hair long. I have baby fine straight as a board hair and so if it gets past my shoulders it starts to look ghastly!

FrivolousFlapper said...

I recently took the plunge and chopped my locks. I was going for more of a 30s look, but it initially looked a lot like Taylor's. It took a bit of getting used to (I'm wearing a lot more hats), but now that it grew a smidge, I'm loving it. I feel less weighed down and yet more feminine (perhaps because I really feel the need to counterbalance the modernity or "gamine" aspect of the 'do with things like earrings and cosmetics). I digress....if torn between a trip and a haircut, I'd choose Paris. But if a literally voyage isn't possible, a haircut can sure make a girl feel transformed!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I adore that movie but I am a fan of all the old B&W movies...watch them over and over. I read somewhere that we always revert back to a hairstyle that we had in our late teens or early 20s. For me, this seems to ring true. I have worn my hair from 1" short (darn near shaved my noggin') to long at my waist. I seem to always settle a little shorte than my shoulders...which is how I always wore it back then (WAY back then). I too have been toying with going to a Pixie cut like Taylor's...wish I could have those violet eyes to match!

Jessica Cangiano said...

You know, I've been finding myself deeply drawn to Liz's shorter locks this year, too. Though I don't plan to go that short any time soon myself, I admire the timelessly beauty of the shorter styles she sported and how they conveyed such a sense of glamorous femininity.

Thank you dearly for your wonderfully lovely comments, honey! I really hope that you're having an amazing week!
♥ Jessica