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8.02.2011

on getting bangs.


i needed a wee of a change. you know?

and i thought, bangs, so very parisian, no?

yesterday a man stopped me at work and asked if people don't tell me all the time i look like carla bruni?

i do not. i do not look like carla bruni. and i've never gotten it before. (she's far better looking than i).

but i understand why he said it--it's the haircut. with the bangs and when i wear my hair down, well, i understand where this man was coming from. 

and listen, a compliment like that, i'm gonna take it and run.

after all i was going for french. and she's married to the president of france, so...

i might have over shot it. 







(ps: i'll get an email from my mother saying this photo doesn't really look like me. 
and she'll be right. 
but that's the miracle of instagram--it's a really cheap way of airbrushing 
{and making you look better than you do in real life}).

61 comments:

Keiko said...

love carla bruni! i definitely see the resemblance- quite the compliment. :)

p.s. yay i'm the first comment, hehe...

Clio said...

Wow I love the fringe (that's what we call 'bangs' in ireland) it really suits you! And the Carla Bruni comment? Amazing!

debbiecutieface said...

oh, stop it! You look stunning, bangs or no bangs (but I love the bangs).

Jeneric Generation said...

Ummm you DO look like Carla Bruni! LOVE the bangs. I am sad that my face is too round for them. You pull them off so well, though!

wildchild said...

you totally do look like her! but amen, take that compliment and run with it.

Thao said...

Wow, Meg, you are stunning! The bangs really suit.

b. said...

how lovely...very french :) x.

Brissa said...

it's true, instagram is a miracle worker and as a result, my favorite app ever. you're lucky you look french with your bangs, my family told me i looked asian and my sister called me cho chang for the four months i had them. they look great on you. bravo for taking the plunge.

Jw said...

Bangs can be soo refreshing! They're darling on you. I made the mistake of cutting mine at the beginning of summer a few years back (I have wavy hair and an avid lake swimmer). Un-styled, wavy bangs--not so cute.

Rachael said...

I beg to differ... I think you're far more beautiful than Carla Bruni!
Those bangs suit you so well... Do they take long to manage?

sarah nicole said...

You are stunning, Instagram airbrushed or not. Love the way your new bangs are highlighting your eyes! Gorg.

xo,

Sarah

Erin {pughs' news} said...

I disagree. You're way prettier than Carla Bruni.

Anait said...

I looooooooooooove your bangs. Seriously. Love. I need to get mine cut again...although I'm waiting until this crazy heat dies down so they don't turn into a frizzy mess. And I'm always told I look like Marion Cotillard.....even though I KNOW i don't....but like you said, it's a compliment! Take it and run, right? ;)

Kristyn Ellen said...

YES, you so do look like Carla. I always want to tell you how pretty you are, no entry before this one made it seem appropriate. But now I'm going to tell you! Love, you are truly gorgeous. A level of classic beauty not many can achieve. It's something you were just born with.

SarahAnn said...

Outrageously stunning.
Breathtaking.

I am not kidding. These are the words that came to mind. I mean, I have always thought you beautiful; and the bangs just seem to accentuate your gorgeous traits even more!

A lovely, lovely look.

homeseed said...

you look beauuuuutiful! the haircut is so flattering :)

Jackie Norris said...

You're lovely.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely ! There's a little something like Carla Bruni, the new haircut really suits you!

vickichristine said...

instagram looks good on you! i'd love to have your eye color.

Alex said...
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Alex said...

You are ridiculously gorgeous always, but that picture is whoaaaaa. Stunning!!

Gloria said...

love the bangs! i can totally see a little carla bruni in you :-)

christine said...

Love the bangs and the first thing I thought was Audrey Hepburn with blue eyes. You look lovely with bangs, comparisons or not.

Melissa said...

I think he meant to say Carla Bruni looks like you. Because you are more gorgeous than she.

I cut bangs a few months ago, for the first time in over 10 years. I agree with you about the Parisian thing :)

DINAH CLAIRE said...

Very pretty. I love the bangs.

Lola said...

The bangs look great! I got bangs a year or so ago and I really like them (when they cooperate...). You should try a french twist or top bun or something for that really Parisian feel. :)

Sladjana said...

You really look like her here!

:))

xo
-S

Andrea~CrowNology~ said...

First off ~ You are prettier with or without a fringe {if you're going for across the pond you gotta use "fringe"}than she...

and second ~ not sure if you are aware or not but if you delete a post in blogger it stays on Google Reader ~forever~...To keep that from happening you need to edit the original into whatever you want to stay forever...

Hope you are well Meg.
xo

Jennifer said...

You totally look like Carla Bruni! This actually solves a question I've had for a while...you've always looked vaguely familiar to me. I guess maybe I couldn't place it because you're so much younger, but I bet she looked just like you when she was your age. And yes, that's a compliment!

rebecca said...

I have no idea who carli bruni is, but im liking your bangs just the same. I wish my mom didn't read my blog for the same reasons you mentioned. is there a way to block people, like on Facebook? kidding. sort of.

Mackenzie said...

oh meg, he so hit it on the head! i've been trying to think for weeks of who you look like and carla bruni is so it! take that compliment and run. and then file it away, little lady. because it's true.

Katie said...

A. You have beautiful eyes!
B. Your bangs are looking banging! (haha pun)

DJ said...

I think he's right! It's like he read your Francophile mind.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

well, then i need instagram.

and first, i need an iphone.

Shal said...

your bangs do INCREDIBLE things for your eyes!! and they were already incredible!! love the new look :D

Anonymous said...

It's a beautiful picture. I could use me a little of that Instagram!

Mom

April said...

You look so pretty!!! I love taking photos of myself where I look better than I actually do. Self confidence booster!! haha

Devin said...

I have to say, I agree with this man you met... I think when someone tells you that you resemble another person, we all tend to disagree... but you have to admit, you two share some similar facial features! haha

iheartkiwi said...

Beautiful! Carla Bruni has got nothing on you lady!

Funny enough, Kiwi and I were in Paris last weekend and I must say, you look très chic my dear!

Sini said...

You look good with the new haircut. Carla Bruni is Italian ;)

Anja said...

There was a picture of the said lady in the newspaper that I found myself reading over coffee thus morning. Darling, you look like Carla Bruni! xoxo

jasmine said...

Wow, you actually DO look a little like her. Your new hair cut is really nice!

Sydney said...

i dont think you'd look that "not pretty" as what you described! have some confidence girl, i love your eyes and the new bangs is a highlight!!

oh how i wish there's Instagram for Android :(


*thanks for the comment x

- sydsense

::: Wild lola/Naia said...

I think you are very beautiful and you are a fresh young woman (about the last... Carla Bruni isn't!haha). You said all the truth about Istagram... And it's an addiction!!

Jay said...

that is so true!! you do look a lot like her in that photo :p but, seriously? you must have no idea of how stunning you are, because you are every bit as beautiful as she is!! best of wishes from norway

Kendra said...

I love the bangs! They look super cute! :)

Collections said...

The bangs are awesome! I totally see the resemblance!!


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Melissa said...

I had to look up who she was and yes, I'd say you absolutely do look like her! beautiful!

by r. said...

you're beautiful in bangs! and yes, i see the carla bruni resemblance:)

Erin said...

You make me consider cutting my bangs again... even though I'm still trying to grow them out. lol You are beautiful!

Malin said...

You're definitely as good looking as Carla Bruni!! The bangs look great!

Betsey said...

ahh, love the bangs! and wow, you DO look like Carla Bruni! So so much!!!

pg said...

holy shit
you look so beautiful.

the fringe really brings out your stunning eyes.


p.s. I have a fringe too! :)

Michelle said...

you look fantastic! the bangs work - so 'werk em back. :D

Mike H. Miller said...
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Libby said...

hot damn! as I said before you look GREAT w/bangs

Becky [This Road Called Vida] said...

The bangs look great on you! Nice little change! =)

Carolynn Cecilia said...

Stunning! I miss my bangs like crazy, after this weekend I'm going to be missing a lot of my hair in fact, but you look spectacular! Great choice.

Jennifer M. said...

I love this new look! I think you look like Audrey Hepburn here.

Cara-Mia said...

Love the bangs, you look gorgoues. :)

Anonymous said...

you look better than Carla ;-D