Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hair inspiration: Anna Karina

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I've been having such a hard time deciding whether or not I wanted to get bangs, it's kind of ridiculous. You'd think I was making some kind of life-or-death decision. But nope. It's just my hair, which, I need to remind myself, will grow out if I don't like how it looks.

At this point, I'm leaning towards having bangs, and one of the main reasons is because of this lady: Anna Karina. Anna was a Danish actress popular in the 1960's, who is most well-known for being the muse of French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard. I'm ashamed to say I've never seen a single one of her movies, but every time I come across a photo of her, I'm absolutely smitten. In addition to having a wonderful 1960's wardrobe, her hair is always enviably perfect:

[ sources for all but the last can be found at my tumblr; the last photo is from here ]

Will my bangs turn out as picture-perfect as Anna's? Well, that remains to be seen...but I am excited to see how they turn out this time around. I have had bangs before, but I think this time I'll go for a different look.

This time, I'm envisioning lots of 60's-style bouffants. I can't wait to experiment!


  1. That's the thing though, it isn't "just" your hair, is it?. A haircut is such a big part of who you are, or at least how you want others to see you. I had the same thoughts on whether I should cut my hair short or not and after a year of thinking about it I just did it one day. I couldn't have made a better decision, I'm loving it. And even if it would have looked disastrous, it wouldn't have been for life. :)

  2. i currently trimmed my bangs, inspired by jane birkin & i love them! good luck with everything


  3. They looked lovely on you before, I'm sure they'll be equally great in the new style. I've never seen any of her films either, but she was certainly a beauty!

  4. I haven't seen her movies but she does have great hair. I love your orange dress.

  5. I am ALL for the bangs. I have had bags since I was three or so (minus a horrible haircut in middle school), and I am so happy with them. They are a little 60s and classic as well. I love all of the pictures you selected :-)

  6. I learned about her in my French film history class! She's so incredibly pretty. I love her hair too. I definitely think you can pull it off!

  7. I think that I have the 'should I / shouldn't I' bangs conversation at least once a day. Sometimes even with a pair of scissors in my hands (which I force myself to put down and walk away from!). Oh bangs! xx Natalie

  8. What lovely photos! I especially like the orange floral dress!