Did you know Angelina had a Pixie cut once? Ah, I remember it well. For her breakthrough role in Gia, she shaved her head (at the end of the movie, her character dies a tortured death from AIDS-related illnesses). Then …
24: Live Another Day aired its finale last week, but I’m still obsessing over it. (Don’t believe me? Check out my 24 Keep Calm Challenge on Twitter.)
I wanted to tie into my obsession by featuring two of 24‘s notable Pixies: Terri Bauer (played by Leslie Hope) and Nina Myers (Sarah Clarke).
If you haven’t seen the show, I don’t want to spoil it for you, so I’ll say no more. But check out their respective crops — really cute, right?
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Kristen Stewart has quite a look going here at the Chanel Haute Couture show (whatever the heck that is). Us Weekly has the scoop on Kristen’s weird white harem-pants outfit… and her short red hair, which I am really liking!
…. it’s not going to happen. In fact, rumors of the Lob have been greatly exaggerated.
“Goodbye Pixie Cut, Hello Lob” reads the headline on the Daily Beast. ”Like seasons, hair cuts quickly come and go,” muses writer Erin Cunningham, and she’s right about that. “The pixie cut has officially abdicated its throne, and the ‘lob’ (abbreviation for the ‘long bob’) has taken the reins as the hottest cut in town.”
No, sorry. I beg to differ. A Pixie Cut is timeless, which is why it has endured over the decades. The Pixie Cut is iconic. It embodies moxie. Pixies stand proud. Who wants to be a Lob? Lob Forever? Hmm, doesn’t have quite the same ring.
“Sure, the bob may be one of the most common haircuts for women (it’s been in existence since the early 1900s, after all),” writes Cunningham.
“But now, a new crop of fashion and beauty icons have taken a seemingly historical style and its equally old counterpart (the long bob was originally popularized in the 1930s) and made them seem brand spanking new.”
I dunno if it seems brand-spanking new. It just seems like a bob. There are short bobs (which are sisters to the Pixie Cut) and long bobs. Now the latter is being called a Lob. Kind of reminds me of how NYC neighborhoods get stupid names to either make them seem trendy or to extend a trend that’s already peaked. Billyburg, anyone?
I was so excited to read about Gisele Bundchen’s supposed buzz cut on Us Weekly. But it’s totally fake, as an astute PF reader pointed out.
Us Weekly reported that Balenciaga’s artistic director, Alexander Wang, wanted Gisele’s look to be “strong, powerful, mysterious and uncompromising.” Total Pixie qualities. Only thing is, Gisele is not a Pixie.
Wang explained a totally ludicrous process to Style.com wherein there was a body double, prosthetic bald caps, and lots of Photoshop. And Wang actually has the nerve to say that the brand “empower[s] women to cut their hair and feel confident and feel beautiful and feel desired.” Um, hello? Why should women be inspired to cut their hair by a model with long hair? What’s Gisele so afraid of? Thinks she can’t hack it with short hair?
PS Do you think Gisele heard about Amber Valletta’s “gutsy new haircut” and raised the stakes? Well, Gisele, you’d have to actually cut your hair to match up.
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Amber Valletta is on the cover of this month’s Allure mag with the caption “Her gutsy haircut and supermodel stories.” She looks beautiful — duh, she’s a supermodel! — but I like vintage Valletta, myself (circa 1990′s). Her hair was much shorter and her eyebrows were plucked super-thin, which was altogether much more daring. Here are the two covers. Which one do you like best?
Remember Anne Hathaway’s Perfect Strangers moment?
How about the boring-a-fying of Rooney Mara?
But we are not hating this cover!
Lupita Nyong’o is rocking it as always. She looks beautiful!
I don’t know which to admire more fervently… her short hair or her arms!
Actually, you know what my favorite thing about Lupita is? Her Pixie Moxie!
Courtesy of Us Weekly, here is a pic of Penelope Cruz on the set of her new movie, with a short crop.
It’s a wig, though. Of course Penelope would not actually cut her hair for a movie role. That is because she is not a Pixie.
Allow me to flashback to the Telluride Film Festival in 2006, where I was a guest on a panel with Ms. Cruz.
At the festival, I was mistaken several times for Penelope, much to my delight. It was no doubt due to my ethnicity, my long hair, and my presence at the festival (where Penelope was a known entity and a guest in support of Volver).
She showed up late to the panel for whatever reason, and when it was over, completely ignored me (unlike, say, Forest Whitaker and Laura Linney, who were both super-nice to my nervous, newbie self). So I took a deep breath and introduced myself.
She was totally cold and disinterested. She stared at me, so unfriendly it was disconcerting. Anxious to say something, anything, I told her that some of her fans had asked me for an autograph believing I was her. I grinned and shrugged self-deprecatingly as I said this, to indicate that it was ridiculous that anyone with a working pair of eyes could confuse me — awkward, anxious, clad in a too-warm-for-Telluride-sweater and jeans — with the confident superstar and former “girlfriend” of Tom Cruise, who wore a tee, a cute hat, and full makeup. Unsmiling, she said “But you have green eyes,” and then turned around to be warm and friendly to someone she felt was more deserving.
Not nice! Now flash forward Cannes 2007, where I was a “guest” for the second time, and lovely Alejandro González Iñárritu introduced me to Javier Bardem, who was also totally rude and disinterested.
I mean, I’m not saying I’m the gold standard of interesting, it’s just that when I’m introduced to someone, anyone, I’m courteous and gracious, and presume that they are interesting until proven otherwise.
Now flash forward to shortly after that, when I was nominated for a Gotham award, which everyone knew perfectly well I wouldn’t win (and I didn’t). I was waiting patiently on line to walk the red carpet, alongside Michael Shannon, who was super-nice and gracious, and Josh Brolin, who was super-nice and gracious. Javier Bardem, who had already proven himself to be not nice and not gracious, was behind me in line, and evidently felt this was a disgraceful situation; he hissed something that sounded a lot like “Fuck this shit” and then cut everyone in line.
From what little I know of them, Javier and Penelope seem like the perfect couple!
And Penelope is not a Pixie.
I’ve talked about Angelina’s short hair before, but it’s worth coming back to because it was such a great look.
Basically she rocks anything she touches (loved her recent scary earring). But obviously, her Pixie Cut holds a special place here at Pixie Forever Headquarters (which, in case you were wondering, is a sprawling compound that rivals the Daily News, Vanity Fair, and New York Times with its employee count, readership, and hustle and bustle.*)
*In my head.
Kaley Cuoco has short(er) hair!
Personally (and probably not surprisingly) I’d be more into her new look if she went short-short, but I’ll accept this as a step in the right direction.
A short crop for the Big Bang Theory star immediately gives the lady an edge and sets her apart.
And I will admit that a ‘do like this allows for some really fun clippys to style with. Clip it! Scrunch it! Dye it!
Have fun, Kaley!
A mohawk? You say to yourself. Who, me? We say, “Yes, you!” Here’s why:
1. If you’ve been rocking a Pixie Cut and want to spice it up a little, this is a fun way to do it.
2. If you’re growing out your short crop, a mohawk gives the top of your head a chance to grow while keeping the sides and especially the back (which grows the fastest) in check.
3. The mohawk is the gritty, no-holds-barred version of the undercut.
4. You can play with the top part: iron it, bleach it, put some clippies in it.
5. There’s something a little scary about a mohawk, no matter how mainstream it has become. And scary is good.