I definitely did the little happy dance when I read what this week's trend was finally something easy, I wasn't going to be spending my Saturday morning trying to perfect a ridiculously bright lipstick, or a crazy double eyeliner, only to wipe it all off before I continued with my day! If you've been reading my blog for a while you'll know that I quite regularly rock a low ponytail, you can see it here and here if you're really interested! Although as you can see, I wouldn't describe it as sleek and charming, more of a haphazard mess, but hey I like it, and I think it suits me.
But I started the Trend on Trials to get myself out of my comfort zone, so I decided it was only fair to my lovely readers to stick to the trend and attempt to make it a more reserved and demure look as demonstrated by the Derek Lam models.
I was in agreement with Joanna, low ponytails do remind me of school days, I think for a full year as an awkward teenager I wore my fringe pinned up by three slides, and my hair tied at the nape of my neck with a hair band (ruffle we used to call it!) covered in smiley faces...yes, I was THAT cool!! Seriously, what was I thinking? My mum always tells me my ears stick out too, so that hair style can't have done anything to conceal those!
However, I put the childhood worries behind me and hoped I resembled that of a model (yeah right!) and set to, starting with a side parting...something I'm not used to! I knew my fringe wasn't going to help with the sleek look, but there wasn't much I could do with that, plus I wasn't prepared to grease it to the side of my head...I am going out today!
So what did I think? It was difficult for me to not start pulling tendrils of hair out to frame my face and soften the look. I don't feel at all comfortable with my hair like this, it's too severe, even with my heavy fringe, I'm convinced it's emphasising my ears and I'm paranoid that I look like a boy. The verdict? I will never be leaving my house with a 'simple' low ponytail again. And to show you just how unimpressed I am with it...
But more importantly, what do you think? Are any of you regular low ponytail wearers? On the plus side, I'm wearing my cerise lipstick again that I trialled here in my last trend on trial, so they aren't all bad :) And, when I took my hair down it was looking very smooth and sleek.
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