They're called baby bangs, apparently—and my girl Marion stepped out in them at the Tokyo premiere of Rust and Bone the other night. (I always want to write Rag & Bone, so you can see where my head's at. FASHUN!)
Anyway, it was her longtime stylist Robert Vetica who decided to take a razor to this, the hairstyle we last saw her with (at Paris Fashion Week):
The result was this:
C'est une tragédie.
I'm sorry, but it is. Marion was looking so freakin' amazing lately! I mean, she is still exquisite, but this haircut is trying to rob her pretty BIG TIME. No wonder she looks so sad in this picture. It reminds me of the time it happened to me (and by a so-called "celebrity hairstylist" at that!) when I naively went in for a simple bang trim. I was Bettie Page for four months—heck, I'm STILL growing out my bangs from that hack job, years later.
The inspiration for Marion's new look, according to her stylist, was "the sweet doll look that the Japanese youth are so in love with. We did a bit of trimming to freshen up the look and create the fringe."
Now, maybe it's just me, but looking like a lawnmower attacked your head doesn't exactly translate into "sweet" and "doll-like." Although I always used to cut my Barbies' hair off when I was little, so maybe that's the connection here. (Not sure why I was compelled to do it, as I regretted it every.single.time.)
That said, I feel like I'm the only one who wants to unsee. People are calling it edgy and confident and well-orchestrated—and I guess on some level I can appreciate that it echoes the lines of her (much more amazing) dress, by Dior.
But that's about the only praise I can muster for what appears to be the work of a scissor-happy hairstylist.
In a way, though, it makes me heart Marion even more because she's just rolling with it. She doesn't seem to care—her beauty fearlessness is THAT HIGH. And since she changes her look all the time, I don't think we need to worry too much, because this will surely become just a blip in the road alongside other, more incrediblebeauty moments.
What do you think of these baby bangs?
Has this ever happened to you?
Do you think Marion pulls them off or does she need to take Viviscal (hair-growth supps) ASAP?