Ginger is definitely one of my greatest idols, and her look in the 30s inspired me to go blonde myself. She had a long career, so her style (and hairstyles!) span the golden era of showbiz. Here are some of her looks that I love love love.
Tao Okamoto in Vogue Nippon’s November 2009
Natalia Vodianova in Vogue US Sept 2006
Photographer Mario Testino for Vogue US September 2006. The editorial was called ‘The Last Waltz’ and the model is of course Natalia Vodianova.
Via Dustjacket Attic
Marcel of Paris Hair Salon in Washington DC, 1926
Via Shorpy.com; the caption reads “Washington, DC circa 1926. Marcel Beauty Shop, Connecticut Avenue.”
Click on the image to see a larger version, and all the glorious detail of those mannequins and their perfect Marcel waves.
Katja has gone black!
The best bob hairdo in Lindy Hop without a doubt goes to the drop-dead gorgeous Katja Hrastar from Slovenia, and I just noticed on Facebook today that she’s gone from fiery redhead to femme fatale ebony black. Ooh la la! Either way, still the best bob since the 1920s. Luckily for us, one of her best buddies happens to be the brilliant photographer Luka Dolenc, so there’s plenty of documentation of Katja’s uber fabulous hair!
Come to think of it, Katja is a pretty smashing photographer herself. Check out her website for more photos. Anyway, check out these 1920s illustrations and you’ll see just how spot-on that ‘do is:
And of course, I can’t go without mentioning Louise Brooks, the 1920s and 30s actress who made this kind of bob iconic: