Friday, February 11, 2011

when i'm down and i feel like giving up, i think again, i whip my hair back and forth

It's much more than just a hair flip (that would be too Bieberesque) - it's a hair whip. Apparently it's quite hard to master, because there are instructions how to do it properly. If you don't feel like reading (and really - who ever does these days?), then just take some pointers from the women who have done it right

The supermodel spawn of Keith Richards and Patti Hansen, the uber cool Theodora Richards


I don't know about y'all, but whenever I'm nude from the waist down in the middle of a meadow, I love whipping my hair


Jane Birkin, who possessed the most lusted-after locks of the sixties, put her enviable head of hair to good use


The lovely Lauren Hutton in the pages of Vogue during the sixties


Amanda Seyfried is cleverly masked behind her cascade of blonde curls

Dakota Fanning tries her hand (or head, more precisely) at the whip


Like Theodora Richards, Georgia May Jagger is the daughter of a Rolling Stone (care to guess which one?) and his supermodel spouse (his former wife Jerry Hall)


Kate Moss whips and flips effectively in her Topshop campaign

She's portrayed Brigitte Bardot and been the Marianne of France, but Laetitia Casta faced her most difficult challenge of her career when she was asked to whip back and forth

The fashion house Lanvin certainly knows what the modern day woman wants - ferocious dresses and headbanging good fun - as revealed in their Spring 2011 campaign

A beautiful photograph by Lina Scheynius
Patti Hansen, alongside her then-beau Keith Richards, attending one of Bebe Buell's concerts

A strikingly non-short haired Twiggy, captured by Richard Avedon, in one of my favorite photographs ever

A young Jane Fonda does her best bombshell impression

A Janis Joplin-inspired shoot for Fashion Rocks Magazine


I was on the search for the "unbelievable" (according to a Facebook group dedicated to it) hair flip made by Gaga in the "Video Phone" video. Alas, I could not find an image. But, as you can see, Gaga hair tosses are not an uncommon phenomenon. 

The lovely Jane Birkin, in the book Birds of Britain

Gossip Girl starlet Leighton Meester (with locks like that, is it any surprise she's a spokesmodel for Herbal Essences?) 



Ann-Margret shows off her moves - and catches the eye of all the fellahs - in Bye Bye Birdie

The woman nine-year-old who started it all: Willow 

I love this dreamy video of Lily Donaldson, captured by her father, photographer Matthew Donaldson. A two-second, 360 degree hair spin is slowed down to a hypnotic degree, turning the brief moment into a 1,000-frames-per-second work of art. 

Title: from "Whip My Hair" (Willow Smith)

9 comments:

Cecy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

this is too fun ! i love the crazy hair :)

Klara Tavakoli said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Awesome! Nice choice of images - I love flipping and whipping my hair too ;)-

TERI REES WANG said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ooh, you whip my hair...down there.

Cheers!

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cecy - me too! I love crazy hair! More of it, I say!

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Klara - I'm glad you like the images :) It was surprisingly hard to find cool images of people flipping and whipping (and not have them be cheesy hair adverts)
I'm glad to have found a hair flipping friend out there!

Monique Barcelona said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So cool,
I was looking for images like that for my new art works!
Very helpful, tnx Alexis
(love your profile pic too, is that you?
Do you have it in larger pxs?
I'd be very interested in experimenting with it in a painting)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

do you have the book birds of britian 1967 ? :)

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hey Monique -
That's so cool that you're an artist! But sorry to disappoint - that's not a picture of me. I'm definitely not as pretty as she is! The girl is a model from a campaign for "Dear Creatures" - an incredibly precious clothing line. I'll find a bigger version and send it to you / link it here.

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Anonymous -
Oh I WISH I had the Birds of Britain book! I've scoured the internet for ages, trying to find a copy that isn't upwards of 200 dollars. But thankfully there are very nice people in the blogosphere who have uploaded scans from the book. If you type in "Birds of Britain" plus John D. Green (the book's "author" if you call it that), you'll find a treasure trove of photos.
I'm planning on doing a post soon of everything from the book I've accumulated over the years.