Archive for the ‘Wig Wednesday’ Category
It’s time to revisit one of the classic categories here on my blog: Wig Wednesday.
I don’t know why I ever stopped extolling the virtues of my favorite wigs, but this past weekend I was reminded of how much I abhor the natural look when my friend Adrienne Butikofer sent me this photo of Shannon from “America’s Next Top Model LIVE” in Toronto. Sure, she’s no Lisa D’Amato, but beggars can’t be choosers, can they?
I’m not sure why Shannon has chosen to style her artificial coif in this manner, but I suppose that it’s easier than wearing it Mary Magdalene-style, in a hair dress that cascades down her shoulders and over her breasts. That hairstyle is just for her husband.
Anyway, thanks to Adrienne for attending the event on my behalf. She’s come a long way since the day she was the face of Lee Jeans . . .
It’s been a while since I’ve revisited everyone’s favorite category on my blog, Wig Wednesday. Of course, it’s summer and my thoughts have turned to my other favorite things (like headbands and unitards). But, as the saying goes, you can’t keep a good wig down. Wait — is that how the saying goes? I can’t remember. Let me put on my thinking wig . . .
As if my hobby of browsing through online wig catalogues wasn’t enjoyable enough, I’ve now discovered the exciting world of men’s wigs!
Check out Jon Renau’s “Jackie” wig. According to wigs.com, “Jackie” has “an extended nape for a slight mullet look and capless construction for a light, breathable feel.”
A “slight” mullet look? I can’t wait to find out what a mullet wig looks like when it isn’t trying so hard to be subtle!
For some reason I couldn’t get Tammy Wynette’s “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” out of my head this morning. Next thing I know I’m gazing at this vision of loveliness. According to wigs.com, “Romantic Splendor by Kathy Ireland wigs is a long, curly style with straight bangs for a modern edge. The curls are soft and wispy and suprisingly lightweight for the length. Create an image of fairy tale femininity with airy layers that cascade well below your shoulders.”
I don’t get “fairy tale femininity” at all from this wig. It does, however, make me want to pick up a guitar and hitchhike to Nashville where I could seek my fame and fortune as a country and western recording artist. On that note, I hope it’s warm enough outside today to wear short shorts . . .
No wonder I can’t win in Vegas. I don’t have a “Lucky” wig!
According to the Head Shop Wigs website, “Lucky Wig by Henry Margu Elements Wigs is a gorgeous chin length bob style wig with bangs that frames your face. The Lucky Wig is a natural looking style, that suits most face shapes beautifully. From the Henry Margu Elements Collection, it comes in a selection of gorgeous colors to choose from.”
And it sounds gorgeous — so gorgeous that it was described as “gorgeous” twice in that description alone. That makes me wonder why they didn’t call it the “Gorgeous” wig. Whatever the case, I’m going to order one. Perhaps I’ll have the chance to throw into the pot during a poker game, like in that classic television commercial for Elizabeth Taylor’s “White Diamonds” where she gambles away her earrings. I’ve lost my shirt enough times playing poker that it wouldn’t make a difference if I lost my wig, too. Or my bra, for that matter. Or my panties . . .
Welcome to the newest feature on my blog: Wig Wednesday. I don’t know what it is about wig sites on the web that make me smile, but they’re like my Zoloft, only without side-effects that may include nausea, ejaculation failure and/or tremors. I can always count on a wig catalogue when I need to beat the blues.
Today’s wig is called “Cowgirl Haute” by Forever Young. Of course, there’s nothing more “haute” than a cowgirl, is there? According to wigs.com, the style “is a seductive, long layered wavy cut with straight crown. The long, full eyebrow skimming bangs accent the style creating a dramatic look you are sure to love. The skin top is perfectly placed to give the look of a natrual [sic] part line at the crown.”
Maybe that’s what I love about cowgirls — they’re so “natrual.”