6 Jan 2011

What Came First ... ?

Is it me, or is there a higher percentage of fashion bloggers out there who are fringed brunettes (or is it just my blog roll)? I follow roughly 60 fashion and fashion sewing blogs en ce moment (I lost count a couple of times), 5 I don't remember seeing post a picture of themselves but 27 of them are brunette's with fringes. Coincidental? In no particular order (other than my reader and their posting habits), we have ...

Ayesha of A Little Brighter Vintage

Laura of The World Looks Red

Maria of Lulu Letty

Lauren of Blooming Leopold

Rhiannon of Liebmarlene Vintage

Mena of Sew Weekly (in my favourite outfit of hers)

Zoe of So Zo

Aya of Strawberry Koi

Len of Can't Say Strawberry

Joanna of La Mignonette

Kennedy of Lay Me In Some Tall Grass; Let Me Do My Thing

Nadia of Nadinoo doing her thing

Kristin of Quiet And Small Adventures

Tasia of Sewaholic

Wendy of The Butterfly Balcony

Twila Jean of The Mysterious Life Of The Metropolitan Housewife

The Stylish Wanderer

Tilly of Tilly And The Buttons

Brittany of Va-Voom Vintage

Let's not forget those lovely brunettes with fringes and short hair!

Sarah of Rhinestones & Telephones

Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Marie of A Sewing Odyssey

Quincy of Q's Daydream

Did I get everyone's names right? Did I miss anyone? Honourable mentions also go out to Gertie, Solannah, Casey and Marianne who, if I remember correctly, all used to have fringes and who are included in my count because ... well, because it's my blog and I say so ;)  That's almost 50% of my blogroll, if I reduced my criteria to just brunette I'd have a much higher percentage. But, still, it does beg the question, what came first, the haircut or the blog?

I don't know about you, but I choose blogs to follow because they're inspirational and make me feel better about my own choices. It stands to reason, when I think about it with more than my usual absenteeism, that the majority of the blogs I follow regarding fashion choice will be written by women who resemble my choices or the choices I want to make. I suppose even amongst vintage and fashion bloggers (or is it just me again?) there's a need to find others like yourself to help bolster your confidence?

I've had a fringe off and on for the last 15 years or so. I say off and on because I have a love/hate relationship with hairdressers so when I find one, regardless of how far away it is, I tend to stick with them. Usually that means a haircut twice a year, including fringe trims. As you can imagine that doesn't bode well for the fringe and it's usually only a matter of weeks before I'm pinning it back.

Fortunately, I've potentially found a hairdresser in Caerphilly who very nicely trimmed my fringe for me a couple of days ago and, as they're very easy to get to and trim fringes for free, I should hopefully be able to keep this one going for longer than three weeks. Win!

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. I'm also a brunette with a fringe, and I've only recently said goodbye to my long dark hair and hello to a cropped bob!!

  2. I've decided to have a fringe at the end of the summer as I wanted a change. I also coloured my hair red, lol. I love fringes but they can be quite scary to do especially after having long locks for long. Still loving mine.

  3. too cute!!!! we follow a lot of the same blogs and i never noticed the incidence of fringed brunettes until you pointed it out. tres observant of me.

    i have a similar haircut schedule (i might go 4-5 times a year) so i trim my own bangs at home. generally after a glass or two of wine which might or might not be advisable!

  4. oh i didn't answer your original question.... the fringe came before the adventures blog :)

  5. Weird! I've just finished growing my fringe out actually. The ladies above all have such lovely thick hair, it's the look I awlays wanted but could never achieve!

  6. Oh haha! This is an amazing post! I had a fringe from about 15, but had a side fringe for years too! I do gravitate towards bloggers that like pretty much the same things I do, so I'm sure I have more than my fair share of brunette bloggers on my list too!

    Ayesha x

  7. What a great post! Thanks so much for the mention! *blush* You look lovely with your fringe!

    One of the many reasons I follow your blog is because it's hands-down inspirational :)

  8. It's simple, long brunette hair with heavy bangs (I have that do myself) is the classic look of the arty, smart girl with creative aspirations and the gumption to see it through. It's Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsborough. It's Bob Dylan's girlfriend. It's "everything I own is in this duffel bag, and I'm off to see the world..."

  9. Thanks for the comments everyone! Sorry I missed you off the list Popbabe.

    Aaaw, thanks Sarah, now I'm blushing too!

    Caroline, I get the feeling that if I knew who those people were I'd be slightly more impressed with my own hairstyle, unfortunately it was just because I'm paranoid I have a large forehead! I am shockingly ignorant of style icons but I shall be researching those you've mentioned as you've piqued my curiosity now.

  10. That's a very interesting observation, makes a great post!

    I hardly ever get my hair cut (even though my hairdresser is my sister!) but had it trimmed recently and we discussed whether or not I should get a fringe. Not having had one since I was about 12 I decided against it (seemed too girly?) but gotta say your role call all have fab fringes and hair I would love to have.

  11. The fringe really suits you!!

    It was the blog then the fringe for me!!

    I totally agree that, we follow blogs which we feel echo our thoughts and feelings.
    I know that for me, surrounding myself with like minded bloggers has helped to give me the confidence not to worry so much about what other people think as at the end of the day, I'm not alone!!!

  12. Ooo, just came across your blog - it's lovely. I see you make your own stuff to - my new year's resolution is to make one new item of clothing each month - i've just finsihed the first http://clazzerati.blogspot.com/2011/01/pattern-1950s-box-pleat-dress-if-youre.html ! xx

  13. Hahaha! Love this post. I was just 'popping over' to thank you for the comment you left on my Brighton Craftaganza post and saw this one and thought 'oooh, I love brunettes with fringes' before I remembered I am one and then saw you included me! Thanks very much, feels very special to be included with so many stunning bloggers, yourself included! xxx

    P.S Fringe THEN blog for me!

  14. Yay! We brunettes rule. Who says blondes have more fun....?!

    Love, another fringed brunette xx


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