Tuesday, September 30, 2008

On the Street…..Hard Angles- Soft Edges, Paris

Usually the clothes provide the hard edges and the hair the soft edges. I love how Vika has turned that concept upside down


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  1. Anonymous

    September 30, 2008 at 4:32 am

    She is different. Love it.

  2. suzanne nelson

    September 30, 2008 at 4:59 am

    Great post! Vika’s haircut is fierce! I particularly like the subtlety of the top shot, the soft wool and curves of her body contrasting with the sharp pleats of her skirt and the detail on her shoes. It even picks up in her make up with her eyes quite hard and hair soft. Inspirational.

  3. Dawnyong

    September 30, 2008 at 5:00 am

    A piece of Art, how delightful

  4. Brigadeiro

    September 30, 2008 at 5:09 am

    Wow, love the look! Showing my ignorance here, but who is Vika?

  5. newbee

    September 30, 2008 at 6:22 am

    your pics are nice too! may i know what cam, lens & settings are? did u done any photoshop after that? thanx for the enlightenment!

  6. Lord Brummel

    September 30, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Nice. I’m not sure she’s very elegant, but the outcome is nice

  7. mimo

    September 30, 2008 at 7:06 am

    the most beautiful haircut i have ever seen :xxxxx

  8. Journal D'un Shopper

    September 30, 2008 at 7:13 am

    I love the hair cut. It’s very original and i like that the front is longer than the back

  9. STINE

    September 30, 2008 at 7:16 am

    wow, I love it too.

  10. Anonymous

    September 30, 2008 at 7:34 am

    I’m not usually a fan of geometrical, achingly hip haircuts, but this woman really works it. I also like her contrast of hard versus soft which she does in an original way. There are so many floaty dresses paired with tough shoes going around; this is a refreshing twist.

  11. Chi-Chi and the Greek Vintage

    September 30, 2008 at 7:37 am

    I love everything about her, especially the hair!!!! It’s perfect for her face!

  12. Jessica

    September 30, 2008 at 7:49 am

    Wow, yeah! Quite unnerving. Feminine? I think so!

  13. c h a n t e l l e

    September 30, 2008 at 8:24 am

    I’d never have thought that anybody could pull off a hairstyle like that, but she has!

  14. Anonymous

    September 30, 2008 at 8:33 am

    “…and that’s what fashion is all about, Charlie Brown…”

  15. Moi

    September 30, 2008 at 8:44 am

    My initial reaction to her in the first photo was “cute”. My initial reaction to her in the second photo was “Ugh, why?” I’m not diggin’ the haircut, guess I’m the buzz kill.

  16. Hundrednorth

    September 30, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Very inspiring.

  17. Diane

    September 30, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Love that long sweater –looks so comfortable

  18. starbahks

    September 30, 2008 at 9:23 am

    i love how she’s wearing her outerwear in the second picture.

  19. bildverlust

    September 30, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Her haircut is great and so is she! Cheers to her! And you!

  20. Anonymous

    September 30, 2008 at 9:57 am

    i have never seen such a fierce haircut with such elegance. remarkable.

  21. Vintage Me New You

    September 30, 2008 at 10:00 am


  22. pegs

    September 30, 2008 at 10:00 am

    she looks stunning.

  23. john benjamin pritchett

    September 30, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Uh oh. I may be the odd person out but the hair is too severe for me. I do applaud her for trying something different.

  24. Olviya

    September 30, 2008 at 10:02 am

    oh, Vika is very well known person. and she always makes some things upside down!

  25. Anthea

    September 30, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Gorgeous!! You must be having an amazing time :)

  26. maria a. bogdanova

    September 30, 2008 at 10:06 am

    she’s really pretty

  27. kef

    September 30, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Simply amazing on her – she oozes confidence. A haircut can change your life. I bet this did for her.

  28. E.V.T.

    September 30, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Good look!

  29. Anonymous

    September 30, 2008 at 10:19 am

    my older sister had that haircut in 1984.
    looks cool again.

  30. sadia

    September 30, 2008 at 10:25 am

    thumbs up!

  31. Anonymous

    September 30, 2008 at 10:54 am

    I like all your observartions!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Merci Beaucoup!

  32. Anonymous

    September 30, 2008 at 11:09 am

    Totally agree. She’s bold and gorgeous. If I could get my hair to be anything but curly and voluminous, I’d love a harder/edgier cut…sigh.

  33. masha

    September 30, 2008 at 11:44 am

    vika gazinskaya is an incredible russian designer

  34. Milt-fresh_best-dressed

    September 30, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Definetyly a break away from the norm of women’s hair. Mskes a very bold statement that was needed in the world.

  35. Designer High Street

    September 30, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    What a great haircut – very interesting and I love the angles. Love the clothes too.

  36. nora

    September 30, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    So interesting! Do you have a larger version of the second picture?

  37. Punkimeowzer

    September 30, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Love it! Vika can carry a hair cut like this because she dresses the part. It’s a total look from head to toe. I love short hair but it’s high maintenance. You would have to get it cut every couple of weeks to keep it looking fresh.

  38. Anonymous

    September 30, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    there are more and more of these edgier short sharp crops popping up all over…makes a refreshing change from the layered hair tong look!

  39. metscan

    September 30, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    The first pic looks real comfortable.

  40. Jack Daniel

    September 30, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    No, Scott, you’ve got it all wrong.

    It’s equal! Her cloths and her hair…both hard edged!

  41. Gregory Smith

    September 30, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Is it also shorter on the right side? I wish I could see a 360Âș view. I love it.

  42. Q

    September 30, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    I love her. Her style is unique. She killed it in the first picture. Such sophistication. I am in awe.lol

  43. cautiondriverknitting

    September 30, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    I think this haircut is innovative. I know it had its moment in the 80′s, too, but the fringe is perfect with a great angle and the proportion of fringe to higher shape in the back is really, really good. On the technical side of things, there is a little blendy part right over the ear that needs to be part of that straight line in the back. way cool and refreshing to see someone pull off this look who is young and beautiful. It’s hair model at a hair show hair.

  44. Jacqueline

    September 30, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    With directional haircuts I think the only way to go with your clothes is a softer look…..or a well tailored trouser suit….maybe

  45. Anonymous

    September 30, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    she used to say taht she can’t leave her home without being late and perfect hairdo

  46. Tamikia T

    September 30, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    What a bold cut!

  47. Q

    September 30, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    What does Vika do?

  48. Paul Pincus

    September 30, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    i LOVE her hair. stunning.

  49. Anonymous

    September 30, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Yes, way to go Vika! You are such a genius.

  50. Jessinha Coelho

    September 30, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    estou apaixonada!!!!

    Love ya Sart!

  51. BaronArtz

    September 30, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    That haircut is too ‘Joan of Arc’. Burning logs anywhere?

  52. Ausrine

    September 30, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    so fresh and beautiful and clean!


    September 30, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    true, and her hair was such a suprise when she turned her head

  54. Beck the BandagedKnees

    September 30, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    hey i love ur blog.. n that haircut.. look awesome! xD

    i was here.. xoxoxo

  55. chrissybella

    October 1, 2008 at 12:27 am

    she’s edgy! i love it! rebel ;)
    couldn’t agree more with the caption

  56. vickysplace1

    October 1, 2008 at 1:58 am

    Her hair is an inventive geometry design. Very interesting, but not too bold.

  57. Karen Chalmers

    October 1, 2008 at 5:52 am

    I love the effect of shot # 1!
    The softness of her skirt blends beautifuly with her top, and the Hair is just perfect for this style!
    Bold dark eyes to go with the soft texture of her attire.

  58. Anonymous

    October 1, 2008 at 6:04 am

    She is Vika Gazinskaya, russian designer. always very inspirational in her designs and in her way of dressing.

  59. Hyakoukoune

    October 1, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Wow ! O__0
    j’adore sa coupe de cheveux !!
    Si je la croise Ă  Paris je lui saute dessus…(commentaire bien inutile, gomen)

  60. bomb.ass.ting

    October 1, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    soo beautiful.

  61. Anonymous

    October 1, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Even her name has a hard edge…

  62. Catherine

    October 1, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    I wish I could see the coat in the bottom picture better. It looks lovely!

  63. [email protected]

    October 2, 2008 at 1:56 am

    The first pic is exactly the reason to click on every pic to enlarge it. Only when I did, did I see all the great textures she put together from the light of that great skirt to the batwings of that incredible sweater. And the drops!

    Ok, I’m gushing.

  64. Candace

    October 2, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    LUV the flats! A girl can never have too many pairs.

  65. Isabelle

    October 2, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    oh my god, that haircut!

  66. Gisele the Backscratcher

    October 2, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Vika Gazinskaya rules! Like her edgy style.


    October 4, 2008 at 3:44 am

    That first look is so comfy chic.

  68. beamishgirl

    October 4, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Love it!

  69. Fernando Olmos

    October 4, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    i loved her haircut

  70. Eve

    October 5, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    I've loved her ever since I saw her in The Facehunters brilliant show (Yvan's show on MySpace TV).



  71. Hip Hip Hackney

    October 5, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    A+++ hair

  72. Anonymous

    October 5, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    I went to a Vidal Sassoon cutter who gave me something quite similar. It looked great, but you can only really pull it off if you have an expensive modernist wardrobe. Unfortunately that is not me.

  73. karmapolice

    October 6, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    she is spectacular; a work of art.
    so minimalist and original.

    makes me think of a modern day Dominique Francon (The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand). not necessarily the way she is in the movie, but definitely in the novel.


    October 10, 2008 at 8:08 am

    Vika style is innate. This is a woman who knows herself style wise,she has arrived. The shots as ever are amazing.
    great perspective.

  75. Nidya R. Wiguno

    October 12, 2008 at 5:07 am

    really nice haircut!

  76. Jor "Born Forever" Kane

    October 12, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    I adore this look — what a modern day Sally Bowles might look like after rehab. The hair is magnetic and the soft and slouchy clothes lend an air of humanity and warmth to what could be a cold geometry lesson. Well played.

  77. Laura

    October 12, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Be funny if it went curly when it rained and I bet it’s a bastard to grow out but cute and original all the same.x

  78. Nataly R.

    October 13, 2008 at 6:44 am

    she’s a genius! like her style so much!she makes nice clothes but she became a trend herself.

  79. Randall

    October 14, 2008 at 9:38 am

    This is fantastic – she reminds me of a friend of my parents in the early to mid 80′s who was devoted to Matsuda and so many soft shouldered, drapey garments, but always had incredibly razor sharp hair. I think she even had it cut once a week.

  80. Manolo

    October 18, 2008 at 3:42 am

    That top photo has had me pondering for days : what magic made her pick those three items in her wardrobe (grey jumper + pleated, white skirt + shoes), all so dull when taken apart from one another, and all so brilliant, witty, stylish and I should even say obvious when brought together ?… I guess “an inner sense of style” is the answer, and this photo is yet another reminder that it’s not those who try the hardest who achieve it. I happen to like that a lot.

  81. Jacobo de Fortabat

    October 20, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    In photo about she remember me a Françoise Sagan’s “ninphette

  82. Anonymous

    October 20, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    cute shoes!

  83. ed s

    October 24, 2008 at 12:56 am

    I love this look

  84. The Dark Bohemiian

    November 23, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Like her bob

  85. ruya tabirleri

    May 18, 2010 at 6:14 am

    I'd never have thought that anybody could pull off a hairstyle like that, but she has!

  86. liandaaaa

    September 23, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    your my inspiration .
    damn !

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