how to : style a pixie for a wedding

michelle_williams_pixie_beautyLast Friday I published a post on Floral Make-up in anticipation of our wedding anniversary photo shoot. Today I would like to show you my biggest hair inspiration for those who have a pixie cut, like I do. Or, as my mum would say, for people who hate hair.

When I was a little girl, my sister and I actually had very long, blonde hair. Then I went through my obsessed-with-my-older-brother and tomboy phase, from about grade 3 onwards. I had chin-length hair until high school, when I grew it long once again. Then, my fixation switched to Nicole Richie, and I cut my hair into a bob in university. Since then, it has only gotten shorter, then longer, then short again. I blogged about such changes here.

As Michelle Williams has said, “I feel like myself with short hair.” I couldn’t agree more. Like any individual, I have a lot of insecurities when it comes to my appearance, and would change almost everything about me physically if I had the chance. What I wouldn’t change is the length of my hair. My mum and husband have said that it actually takes a lot of confidence to wear short hair. I don’t know if I would agree with that, given that I have always been very shy and have almost none. What I feel is more comfortable when it’s short. I love the feeling of having it almost shaved up the back, just barely covering my ears so that my only piece of jewelry (my earrings) are peeking out from underneath, and have side-swept bangs. Also, it takes about 20 minutes to wash, dry, and style. How could I not prefer shorter over longer length? 

Additionally, I have had every colour of hair that you can think of. Being a natural blonde, but also very pale, I hate how the colour seems to wash my skin out. I tend to not wear a lot of make-up, and I also idolize natural beauties like Marion Cotillard and Audrey Tautou. It took nearly 10 years of experimenting with different shades of brunette colour, then going back to blonde in between, but I finally feel as if we have found the right one. I also love how low-maintenance it is. Now, I can go 2-3 months without having to colour it again, whereas when I was bleach blonde, it was more like 2-3 weeks. Now, whether you like it or not, you know the backstory of my hair.

With all of that being said, it baffles me as to how many Pinterest pins of wedding styles are dedicated to up-dos and hair extensions. Where are the pixie cuts? Granted, you can’t do much with short hair except change the part, maybe add a wave, and a cute accessory. So, I would like to show you my favourite styles from my favourite actresses and pixie inspirations. Starting with Michelle, the reason why I cut my hair in the first place.

301003a84a9885b141a5f612a02a80801. Michelle Williams

tumblr_mmwjdcZhze1qgcmbyo2_r1_4002. Emily Browning

Mia_Wasikowska_0073. Mia Wasikowska

audrey-tautou4. Audrey Tautou

farrowclover5. Mia Farrow

Audrey-Hepburn-Pixie-597x7626. Audrey Hepburn

zoë-kravitz7. Zoë Kravitz. (In having just seen Mad Max, I honestly have a desire to cut my hair like this! She was so badass.)

So, my little pixie lovers, I hope that this was enough hair-porn to sustain you for awhile. I will be choosing one of these styles for our upcoming photo shoot, which is actually only a few days away.

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Emory

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1095 Days With Holly.

PHOTO_1.jpgPHOTO_3.jpgPHOTO_2.jpgPHOTO_4.jpg PHOTO_6.jpg PHOTO_5.jpgThis is Holly Golightly.

Holly was heavily pregnant and wandering the snowy streets in Alberta, Canada before she was found and taken to the SPCA. She came in wearing a collar that read Suzy, yet no one had ever come to claim her. The shelter kept Holly long enough to deliver her litter of eight before weaning them off of her milk and putting them up for adoption. They chose to separate Holly from her puppies, and to our knowledge, she never saw any of them again. My husband and I went into the shelter just before Christmas. We weren’t looking to go home with a dog that night, but we read Holly’s story and noticed how everyone was fawning over the puppies. Holly was alone, underweight, shivering, and yet, still so beautiful. There was no question in our minds that it was her that we would be taking home, and that she would become our best present to one another that year.

We do not know Holly’s exact age, but we assume that she is around nine years old. We have had her for three of those wonderful years, and have chosen to treat her adoption day as her birthday. Even though it turns out that Holly was born with chronic health problems, we love her more for being our special girl. In true Audrey Hepburn form, happy birthday, dahling. We love you more than anything.

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  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (two on earth and one in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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