Sofia and the short fringe

 I cut Sofia’s hair and simply straightened it today. I just love the quality of her hair (and her, she’s one of my dearest friends). Marina Stat did the amazing make-up. Apparently, the short fringe is the option a lot of women (with eyebrow-covering fringes) go for during the summer. I’ve loved the quirkiness of it since the late 90s, when it was all over fashion editorials (plus PJ Harvey had it in 1998). It also looks quirky in Lady Gaga’s Born this way video.
But there is also  Louise Brooks, Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra, model Tania Coleridge in George Michael’s Father Figure video, Beyonce in her Videophone video (it doesn’t matter if it’s a winge = wig fringe) and most famously of all, Bettie Page and the pin-up girls and that is a much more glamorous side of the short fringe. Happy it’s back then but for me it never left…

The Face, 1997, Milla Jovovitch photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth.

Vogue Italia, April 1998, shot by Paolo Roversi

PJ Harvey in 1998 (couldn’t find photo credit for these pictures).

Lady Gaga’s 2011 Born this way directed by Nick Knight.

Louise Brooks in the 1920s (couldn’t find photo credit for this picture).

Liz Taylor as Cleopatra in 1963, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Elizabeth Taylor’s hair in the film by  Vivienne Walker (couldn’t find photo credit for this picture).

model Tania Coleridge in George Michael’s 1987 Father Figure video, directed by Andrew Morahan.

Beyonce in her 2009 Video Phone video, directed by Hype Williams.

Bettie Page in the 50s (couldn’t find photo credit for this picture).



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