Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Star Crossed

My word of the day? Romantical. Watching the movie Bright Star over the weekend sparked my romantical sensibilities--true love, poetry, love letters...

And I couldn't help falling for Abbie Cornish's early 19th century updo: an elegant bun secured at the nape of the neck.

Hair at Jason Wu's fall 2010 show.

Hair at Karl Lagerfeled's spring 2010 show (left). Hair at Carolina Herrera's spring 2010 show (right).

Also, what happened to love letters? Really. Texting doesn't count. Here, an excerpt from poet John Keats to his love Fanny Brawne:
Ask yourself my love whether you are not very cruel to have so entrammelled me, so destroyed my freedom. Will you confess this in the Letter you must write immediately, and do all you can to console me in it—make it rich as a draught of poppies to intoxicate me—write the softest words and kiss them that I may at least touch my lips where yours have been. For myself I know not how to express my devotion to so fair a form: I want a brighter word than bright, a fairer word than fair. I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days—three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain…

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