|Donna Tartt in her signature bob and menswear-inspired clothes.|
When I went to the Donna Tartt reading late last month, to hear her read from her latest novel, The Goldfinch, I was reminded of how much I love her hair. She usually wears it in a trim bob which suits both her frame—she is quite petite—as well as her sartorial style, firmly rooted in menswear-inspired pieces. The night she read at Beth Elohim in Brooklyn she wore a black velvet jacket, a white blouse, black trousers and shiny black shoes. She looked amazing.
Donna’s hair is definitely in my Bob Hall of Fame and of course I have a few other ladies I would add to this list! What I love about the bob is that you can take it either way—play up its severity by wearing borrowed-from-the-boys clothes, as Donna does, or use its sleekness to highlight your femininity.
I do let my hair grow out but I always come back to the bob. Every time my glamorous Ukrainian hairstylist hands me the mirror so she can show me the back of my hair that she just perfectly cut, I always tell her, “I feel like myself again.”
|Catherine Zeta Jones in Chicago. I know it’s a wig but God do I love this bob.|
Here are a few other babes I would place in my Bob Hall of Fame. Sometimes, like the ultra-sexy Catherine Zeta Jones as Velma Kelly in Chicago, above, they have a bob for a movie role, or a photo shoot, while others claim the bob as their signature style. Every one of these babes in bobs have reminded me why this cut is, for me, the ne plus ultra of hair.
|I love this picture of a smiling Louise Brooks, bob mother of us all. Photo from Doctor Macro.|
|You knew Anna Wintour would be on this list. Hers is my hair ideal!|
|Kate Hudson in Le Divorce. Another wig but I love this longer bob on her. Do not get me started on the Kelly.|
|I am a big fan of Linda Fargo’s silver bob. Please God, give me this hair when I go gray.|
|Natalie Portman in a photo by Mario Testino for Vogue, 2004. Love love love this look on her.|
|Cameron Diaz in There’s Something About Mary. I loved her messy bob in this film.|
|Linda Evangelista always looked great in a bob. And I loved her as a redhead!|
|Madonna in 2006. She needs to stick with a choppy bob like this one. It suits her!|
|The hair! The makeup! The sequins! Smokin’ hot! Did Katie Holmes ever look better?|
I am NOT including myself in the Bob Hall of Fame, but when my bob goes right it looks like this:
|For “How I Wear My: Black & White” in January my hair cooperated for once!|
Would you add to this list of bobs? If so, do tell me who wore it and what you loved about it! Do you favor one particular hairstyle that you always return to?