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Model Edie Campbell Shows Why (& When) You Should Cut Your Hair Off
Wed, 28 November 2012 1:24PM
Edie Campbell is a British model who plays the slashee role quite well, seeing as she is also an art history student and equestrienne, no less. Oh, and another fun fact: she goes out with Bryan Ferry’s son, Otis.
(Can I just say: Edie & Otis. Could you get a more a fabulously named couple?)
You might know Edie’s face (and gorgeous hair) from this Burberry ad:
Edie’s the one in the middle (cuddled between Jourdan Dunn and Cara Delevingne, who both happened to star in my blog yesterday), doing a great impersonation of a 1960s it girl, like, say, Jane Birkin or Jean Shrimpton.
Sigh. Wouldn’t you even for a day love to be Edie, with her life filled with fabulous people. Where no doubt the champagne is as flowing as her hair.
But last night, at the British Fashion Awards (click here for our gallery of the Fashion Set’s latest looks), Edie’s signature waist-length locks were gone, to reveal this neat, sweet little bob:
It reminds me of my most beloved Rose Byrne looks, from this year’s Oscars (albeit a softer version):
And it’s totally on trend, seeing as fellow model Karlie Kloss also just chopped her hair off to a bobbed style.
I like it. A lot. I’m not sure if I’m brave enough to follow hairstyle suit just yet – but it did get me thinking about when it’s right to lop off long locks.
Scoping Edie’s recent red-carpet appearances, I’ve come up with three signs it’s time:
1. You end up simply throwing your hair up in a ponytail much of the time
2. It’s such an effort to style that you never quite finish doing so, leaving you with tattered-looking ends
3. Its sweet girlieness doesn’t quite suit your casual or cool style of dressing
I could also add 4. When you toddler and baby think that grabbing and pulling your long hair is more fun than any Thomas the Tank Engine toy … but that’s another story.
What do you think, Primpers – what are the signs it’s time to make the cut?
Do you like Edie’s new look?
And how much do you want to go out with a boy named Otis?
Posted by: Katrina Lawrence