Friday, March 21, 2008

Fashion Friday: To Hair is Human

I've noticed that lately there's been a little self-portrait posting going on in the blogosphere. Some have been super-brave and posting pix of themselves first thing in the morning (started by sweetney , but all beautiful women); I don't have the ballzz to do that, but I did see another hair-meme-ish round a few weeks ago, courtesy of fabulous bloggers Rima, Kami and Motherscribe. Sort of a hair-retrospective - I don't know where that genius originated or I would certainly give credit where credit is due.

This one I can handle. So without further adieu, here we go.

It all started out pretty cute.

The bowl-cut has a sort of androgeny which was highly under-rated at the time...
Losing teeth, but the hair is shiny still...

( Okay, I'm totally skipping the bullying-worthy years... after all, this is my blog. Still there are some guffaw-inspiring pics upcoming...)

High school post-braces and after-contacts!!!! Whoo,-hoo- dig that Farrah/Little House/ Leather Bowtie look..

High school grad. No such thing as flat irons yet. This is what happens when an Asian girl with stick straight hair wants to do the Madonna-Like-A-Virgin curl ... and it goes horribly wrong. Nothing like capturing that for all eternity during a momentous occasion... and again on your blog.

Dating, hotness (well, as hot as I got) years ahead...

Jodphurs and thigh-high riding boots! Longer shag-me hair, though.


At one of the various weddings we attended when I so wanted a ring.
Lab 1 guy in all his mullet glory (he's gonna kill me for this one...)

The Married Years


Wedding photo... Bob #1



I did what one of my male friends complain that women all do once they get married. I got shorn. Actually, this didn't look so bad...over a decade before Posh Beckham made it "in" again... I look happy. Must be in Barbados or something...


Oh look, it gets worse! How to look like you're a forty year old suburban mom before you hit 30. Or how to rock the sweatshirt over Dexy's Midnight Runners overalls. Not good.


Bob #2. Grad school convocation with my baby boy as a bonus. Boy L was 18 months old here.


Work function, so looking very coiffed. Also a little bloated from fertility drugs, TTC #2, about 10 pounds heavier than my ideal weight. Thought that by slimming the photo with cropping technology I might look trimmer. Probably not.

Baby girl is 4 months old here as big brother turns 5. Mommy needs a haircut - badly.


And she does it, finally. Baby girl is just over two. Happy bangs.

Bob #3. This was after a summer of long hair. And it's a little red.

I think I liked it better as it grew... I can barely contain myself.


And the most recent cut? Welcome to the house of DORA!!!!!


This is me normally; not so poufed. I'm also thinking about going back to my natural (not grey yet though) colour. For something completely different.

HAPPY EASTER TO ALL WHO ARE CELEBRATING AND FOR THOSE WHO AREN'T, ENJOY THE BREAK!!!

25 comments:

C said...

LOVE the photos, Karen! You look gorgeous, amiga! ;)

P.S. Yay! I actually got to leave the first comment!

Kimmylyn said...

You are adorable!! I love your hair cut now.. too cute!!!

Rima said...

You are beautiful! And you wear a LOT of different hair styles so well. I'm jealous! But not so much of the leather bow tie.

Karen said...

That was so fun seeing you grow up and change. I have so few pictures of myself since marriage 15 years ago.

Pavel said...

You're a pretty good looking gal, since, well, since birth!

Very cute current haircut!

dkuroiwa said...

Hey!! you, my dear, do great hair!! Wasn't that fun?!?! Back in January, Mrs. G. did a "hair retrospective" and in one of her comments to me, threw out a challenge...so I did...and so did a few others....Go and check it out...the first post is at http://kuroiwafamily.blogspot.com/2008/01/meeting-hair-challenge.html There are 3 posts in total....just click "older post" to get the next one!!!

It's funny to see that so many of us had some of the same hairstyles!!!
Happy Easter!!!

Jenny said...

You look like harry potter in one of the photos. xD

/weekendbloghoppers

Stacey @Real World Mom said...

You look good with all the different hairstyles! I wish I could fine ONE that looks good on me! Happy Easter, Karen MEG! :-)

THopgood said...

You look beautiful! I'll have to see if I can find some photos of myself and do a similar post. It's kinda fun! Thanks for sharing!

Meg said...

Love the pictures! How BRAVE are you? You are such a pretty lady! I love your hair...I just cut all mine off again...but, I am growing it back out...thanks for stopping by today...have yourself a Happy Easter!

Hugs from Tx!

Caffeine Court said...

You are so cute! And lucky you ... you have great hair to boot. I'm jealous.

ZOLOFT MOM said...

you're gorgeous at every age and completely brave to post those pics of yourself. i'll never do it!

thanks for stopping by my blog and for the encouragement. i'm feeling the love!

and i love YOUR blog. i'll be back.

gmcountrymama said...

I love hair posts! You are gorgeous in ALL the doo's!

frog ponds rock... said...

Great Post. I had a lot of remarkably similar styles... Eeew and I remember those jodphurs hehehehe

cheers Kim

Anna-borderline-bonkers-banana :) said...

I love the bob on you!
With you straight hair, you rick it! I mean rock it, ha, ha!
All the older photo's were so cute, it was neat to see the hair evolution. ;-)
The Dora pic, too funny!

Huckdoll said...

Those are great! Your post had me cracking up, too. You're hilarious.

Tara R. said...

A cute stroll down memory lane... I would be afraid to bring out some of my varied and sundry coifs...


blog hoppin' - etcetera

April said...

I could never do that - mainly because my hair has changed very little in 30-something years. Except for a bad jr. high "chola" hairstyle that I'd much rather forget entirely!

Blog Hoppin',
Balancing Hops

Kami said...

Oh that was so fun Karen, thanks! You are one good looking lady, I don't really think any of the styles are unflattering. I did laugh out loud when you described your latest as Dora though ;-)

But you look great, Dora totally copied you dude!

LunaNik said...

You really are super cute! And I do love me some hair posts!! I'm big on changing up hair styles. I'm DYING to do something drastic with my own hair color and as soon as I can afford to I'm going to get a professional to give me a shit load of highlights so I can start down the road to blonde-hood. Yep, I'm going for the gold baby!!

wornoutwoman said...

Very cool photos! You're so cute! And I love the hair now. Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

airingdirtylaundry said...

I have a photo of me in third grade that is SO similiar to the second picture. My jumper was blue, and my hair was blond, but it's the smae blouse, the same pose, and the same smile. The only real difference is that you were a much cuter kid than I was!

Don Mills Diva said...

You are the cutest little thing ever! Love the pictures!

Beck said...

FUN pictures! I had a leather bowtie too - we were both VERY cool, obviously. You look great with short hair, while I look... not great.

Curiosity Killer said...

Oh oh! I had the mushroom hair too when I was a kid! And I had permed hair too when I was in high school!

But of course, mine wasn't as naturelle as yours... and not as cute.

Dang. ;)

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