Tuesday, February 01, 2011

I would rather be a redhead...

A fake one but alas I was *blessed* with pasty white skin. And the Cleveland lack of sun climate does help me stay oh so pale. I've been blonde, brunette and now red for awhile. I think it suits me best. Also most of the music I enjoy is by the redheads. Go figure. Can you blame me?

Tori Amos, My original redheaded heroine.

Shirley Manson

Melissa Auf Der Maur

Kate Nash

And my current favorite redhead, Florence Welch (of Florence + the Machine)


mouse (aka kimy) said...

have fun with going red. i dyed my hair red for probably 10 years and loved it. red is fun.

however, a while back we were listening to an interview with melissa leo on npr fresh air and she had some interesting (and startling) observations on having red hair. i was able to find the interview on the net. here's what she had to say:

Ms. LEO: As I got - you know, there was one opportunity many years ago that I dyed it brunette. And that experience taught me something about myself that I would not have learned without dying my hair brown, which is that people judge.

As a brown-haired woman, I walked out of the hotel in Rhode Island, and people looked me in the eye and greeted me good morning. And for me, that was astonishing. It had never happened in my red-headed life.

GROSS: Why not?

Ms. LEO: Because people judge a book by its color, and if I wasn't sure, by the time I'd done these two blondes of Lois Riley and Alice Ward and walked in the world not just in costume but, you know, on off days as a blonde, people not only look you in the eye and say good morning, men and women both come up and touch you and ask you very intimately how are you today.

GROSS: Wait, so...

Ms. LEO: A redhead, on the other hand, is someone who will steal your husband, has a fiery temper, and people tend to cross the street when they see a redhead coming.

you can read the entire interview here:

artgirl said...

never judge a book by her hair color.