Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Newest Trend?

For most people, getting gray hair is not something to look forward too. However, I've noticed recently that going gray is actually a trend that is being embraced by the fashion community. Just this month, US Vogue released a new editorial by David Sims featuring 43 year old model, Kristen Mcmenamy, donning a full head of lustrous silver locks.

In my opinion, Vogue is sending a great message to its readers- that age is something to be proud of. This editorial reminds us that with age comes wisdom, grace, and for a few lucky ones, a well deserved sense of self actualization.

However, Italian Vogue is taking this trend one step further by casting 25 year old model Sasha Pivovarova and having her sport gray hair as well. It's like the people at Italian Vogue are saying, "Who says you need to be old to have gray hair?". In my opinion, having your hair colored gray at a young age is like when a person with perfect vision wears non-prescription glasses to look smarter. Gray hair makes a young person look wise and experienced. Take a look at this picture of Sasha from Vogue Italy (May 2010).


Call me crazy, but I really like the idea of a person coloring their hair gray. Just think of how cool Stacy London from What Not to Wear looks! If you're not sold on this idea, just look at this picture of one of my favorite models right now, Hannah Holman. I found this picture of her on The Fashion Spot and I think it looks totally awesome! I wonder if this is permanent for Hannah or if it's just some sort of transitional coloring from a job.....either way, I think she should keep it.


So, are you guys feelin' the gray hair on youngsters like I am? Don't worry, I'm not planning on coloring my own hair anytime soon but I have wondered what I would look like if I did.

xox Meggasus


ilsteviewonder said...

Yes I've seen this alot!! I loved when lady gaga had the silver/gray look! They look gorgeous with the silver/gray look :)

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

I'm actually kinda warming up to the look, very cool!

Mash said...

in fact I think have gray hair is really strange but in the middle of the fashion industry nothing is impossible ... Love the second picture so much !

Dusk said...

hahahahahahahaha!!!! Well, grey seems to be the shade du jour and some of us don't have a choice now!!

I love my SILVER :) hair and that's the difference. Grey can look dull, they're dead strands after all but silver hair is regal and magical. Think elves*, etc.

Alas my grey...sorry, silver hair doesn't grow out like X-Men's Storm, it's just random areas and strands. But I do love them and have held off dyeing my hair so that I won't lose them!!

As for that message...hmmm... unfortunately what I'm reading is that age is something to be proud of only if you don't actually look your age.

'Grey' hair on an actual old person, well... that's just grey hair then! Nothing trendy about that!!

*Is it me or was Orlando Bloom hottest/only hot when he was a long silver haired elf??

├×omeline said...

Am I too young at 19 to go gray? lol

I love it!

Sniff said...

I hate my few grey strands. I'm going to color my hair until the bitter end, no matter what the fashion mags say! ;)

Vintage Vixen said...

Fabulous on those beautiful models but, like Dusk points out, only good if you don't look old. I imagine you'd need confidence by spades to carry this look off past 40.

augustalolita said...

these photos are amazing!! i am one of those who is looking forward to my grays but the wrinkling part hehe!!

Beth Ruby said...

I think that grey hair can look really cool on young people!
I'm still getting used to it though, I did a double take when I saw a man in his early 20s with grey hair the other day :P
But that photo of Hannah is gorgeous, a perfect example of how to do it well!

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

it's different. I dunno. I kinda like it, and I kinda don't. I wouldn't mind trying it out on my own hair. hmmmm. Maybe I will, although maybe just a dull blonde gray not full on gray.

bravegrrl said...

i think it's all up to the attitude of the person.. if they can rock it, then they can :)

the last grrl is a doll!

Dree said...

I've seen this look around a lot, and I love it! If you have confidence, you can pull off anything, in my opinion!

Thank you so much for your comment. I'm a new follower!

SabinePsynopsis said...

After Tavi and Kate Moss went gray I thought gray had it's moment, but it seems it's still hot. And why not? Grey hair feels totally different to 'normal' coloured hair, thicker and stronger, and that is definitely interesting. But I don't know if the same applies to coloured grey hair. Please Meggasus, try it to tell the tale! xoxo

Anonymous said...

I hope to age with some gorgeous grey hair, not streaky grey, but full on silver! lol I think its beautiful!!

Bambi said...

This trend reminds me of France during the 18th century, when aristocrats used to wear gray hair wigs, or powdered their own hair to make it look gray-ish. Since I'm obsessed with french 18th century baroque, Marie Antoinette and all that stuff, of course I like this trend! (:

fashion clocked said...

I love this trend too- quite a lot of girls in certain areas of the Uk went pale grey/ ash or even peach about 2 years ago... I took mine a really ash colour and it looked cool but wouldnt keep in my hair!!
fashion clockedxx Katie.x