I love the inspiring style of Beatrix Ost. It’s effortless, in an exotic way.
She writes a weekly column for Grey Magazine that is eloquent, and thought-provoking. It’s occasionally over my head and makes me “reach” intellectually, which is a great thing in my book. Her personal style is eclectic, witty and seriously chic. Can those terms describe the same style? I think so, and she does it beautifully.
I’m intrigued by her deep blue hair. She began coloring it blue because she hated the shade of grey, her hair had become.
I’m toying with dying mine blue. A whole new style for me. My family thinks I’m nuts!
I spent some time trying to tie a turban. My result looked more like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, than a chic sophisticate. You would have howled, if you saw me in it. Hence the cropped photo. I thought I just needed more practice. My second attempt had me looking like Lucille Ball in her famous candy making episode.
Goofy is a look I try to avoid, at ALL costs!
Then I found this great video where Beatrix demonstrates how to tie a turban. Score!
After I watched it I succeeded in tying a great turban!
My husband said I looked like Aunt Jemima. What does he know? Perhaps it was the scarf I used?
So I sent a photo of me to Contessa, whose opinion I trusted because she wears turbans beautifully. She suggested I just “may not be turban material”.
Beatrix Ost told me she just thought the fabric was too large! Hmm…There may be hope for me yet!
I may be able to physically execute it, but I can’t wear it authentically. YET. I think it looks so chic…on other people. I’m much more of a hat person these days.
Okay…so moving on…
I met a woman with an aqua streak in her hair. I asked why she wears it. She said,[tweetthis] “I needed to make a statement. I couldn’t let 50 come and go without doing something striking”.[/tweetthis]
Perhaps that’s part of what I’m feeling. A sort of “why not shake things up attitude?”.
When I was in Provence a few years ago, I saw several women my age, wearing brightly colored hair. Fuchsia, purple, and bright, bright red. All…with ordinary, normal looking clothes and seemingly, simple, country lives.
This hair stripe, color idea is growing on me. I’ve been playing with temporary colors until I find one I like. Here’s the blue.
Would you ever do something like that?
Even Image Consultants get the urge to shake their personal style up! I’ll keep you posted:)