Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Gibson Girl Vanity

I have an Art Deco vanity that I bought years ago at an antique fair. I've always loved the idea of leisurely grooming, since I usually rush to blow-dry my hair and slap some makeup on before running out the door. What could be more luxurious than sitting down to arrange one's coiffure and apply one's makeup?

Now, if I had the time for arranging my hair and getting everything just so, I'd love to have a Gibson Girl hairstyle. No reason except it's just so not me. It looks unstructured, organic, romantic. (Of course, it's not, but that is another story for another day.) Whereas, I am decidedly structured, inorganic, and practical. Hence, short hair with bangs is my hairstyle of choice.

Well, imagine my delight when I found an image of a Gibson Girl sitting at her vanity! The very thing. Or is it?

Perhaps spending too much time at one's toilette is dangerous to one's health? It would appear I'm fairly safe on that account. Although I will admit, it is nice to be able to sit down and blow-dry my hair, before I run out the door.

1 comment:

  1. Ha, TH, I saw the skull before I saw the Gibson girl! Now that's taking "vanitas" seriously! :) -EM