Hello-Hello, happy Wednesday!
We begin with something that seemed to hit a nerve:
Last week we briefly chatted about teen idol Justin Bieber and his hair in this post, and were surprised by the number of comments and email volume related to the topic. Not wanting to shirk our journalistic responsibilities (ahem), we investigated. It seems others are also looking into this. Like the Old Gray Lady:
“Just as every girl wants hair like Blake Lively of “Gossip Girl,” her brother wants to look like the artist who helped bring “Eenie Meenie” to the world.”
This is from a Times story that assists us in comprehending the appeal:
“Most fans seem to agree that Mr. Bieber’s skillful hair-flipping is part of his appeal. A video of him blow-drying his locks is all over YouTube, meant as a teaser for his new show on MTV, “The Diary of Justin Bieber.” In it, he towel-dries his medium-brown hair then proceeds to have at it with a hair dryer, tossing his head with pubescent insouciance.”
We do love our insouciance. But let’s get back to the important part of this compelling story, explaining what we didn’t fully grasp about the style:
“Call it the Flip and Switch, the Flow, or the Twitch: the Bieber hairstyle — with sideswept bangs that end about an inch past where the Beatles snipped theirs off — is everywhere. Tim Urban wore it on “American Idol” before he was voted off in late April, and Miles Heizer wears it on the NBC show “Parenthood” to play a brooding teenager. The idea is that the front-combed bangs are so long that they must be flicked aside constantly with a whole lot of attitude.”
Finally. It’s the flippage. Now we at least comprehend the point of the do, if you will. Not to be left out, The Moment blog (part of the Times fashion apparatus) has a post on the topic, aptly titled “Pop’s Hair Apparent“.
“Since you’re in the mood for fun: inquiring minds what to know about your hair. Let’s talk man-bangs — how do you get hair like that?
[Laughs] I’d love to be able to say it was complicated, but I’m just chilling. My hair takes five minutes to do in the morning. I shower and as soon as I get out I just shake it and it just does that. For real.”
And just in case the Times isn’t a solid enough source, Coco Perez says that 6 of 10 teen boys ask for the haircut.
There you have it.
Don’t let it be said TP doesn’t go to every length to dig up the dirt facts on ridiculously inane and insipid important issues of the day. Indeed.
We are thrilled to be offering this terrific line from The Preppy Ladybug. All of our new Stickers and Labels from the Ladybug are personalized with your return address and adorned with a standard monogram, single initial, or classic preppy icon.
These little gems are $4.50 per sheet; we think they make an ideal gift.
The Preppy Ladybug also does a delightful line of stationery, we are fortunate to be offering these personalized Flat Cards.
The Cards come in sets of twelve for just $22.
There are even pieces geared to the young Master and Miss to use whilst away at summer camp.
We are just tickled to be carrying this wonderful collection!
Next, how cute are these?
A friend emailed us about Eleni’s Cookies and we were off to learn more about such yummy-looking goodies. The Handbags caught our eye.
As did the Polo Shirt cookies, looking ever-so-preppy.
What a fun and delicious spot!
We leave with a quick reminder to our friends fond of their Lilly:
Beginning at 11am EDT tomorrow (Thursday, 5/13/10) there is another Lilly Pulitzer Sale on the Rue LaLa members-only shopping site. The sale only runs through the 15th, so shopping earlier is better than later if so inclined. (Anyone needing a pre-approved invitation to the site can click here.)