There’s this girl on the cover of this months Vogue named Carey Mulligan and she’s copying me. Or she and I just have really similar taste in hairdos. Check it out.
Carey Mulligan.Right. Admittedly her dress is much more beautiful that my tank top, admittedly her stylist has a better hand with makeup than I do and admittedly Grace Coddington is a better sittings editor than my husband’s mac but the point is that our hairdos are actually very similar.
Here’s the thing that makes this similarity a bit boggling to the mind- this isn’t the first time we’ve had the same hairdo- it’s the third- and I have never taken a picture of Carey Mulligan to my hairdresser and said ‘that’s what I want.’
The first time I saw Miss Mulligan, she was playing the tarty Isabella Thorpe opposite Felicity Jones’ Catherine Morland in the made for TV ‘Northanger Abbey.’ Then came ‘An Education’ and then the attention. By that time she’d cut her hair short and people started saying to me ‘you look a little like that girl from ‘An Education.’ I had cut my hair off a few months earlier after watching ‘Rosemary’s Baby.’
When I got bored of the plain old pixie, I bleached my hair white-blonde and then who should show up at the Oscars with bleach blonde hair? That’s right, Carey Mulligan. Now, the problem with dyed hair is that it must be maintained but I’m a low maintenance gal and after a brief deliberation I decided that my roots weren’t all that bad. I decided I could live with them until they were long enough to be the old reddish-brown pixie. That way I could save a nice chunk of change for a new sweater or five champagne cocktails from The Whip. This was a very casually made decision. Then a couple of days ago I spot Miss Mulligan on the cover of Vogue’s October issue sporting bleach blonde hair with brown roots!
Here’s another example of how much I look like Carey Mulligan. Me.