Today’s New York Times has an article about “The Karlie,” a “trend” that was born, as many things are, after 20-year-old model Karlie Kloss jokingly referred to her new haircut as such and a bunch of people took her seriously. Yours truly was even said to find the haircut “inspiring” because I once wrote “now that I see it on Karlie, I have the sudden feeling that it would make me look like a goddess.” The full paragraph, if you recall, was a bit different in tone than what that single sentence might lead you to believe:
“The Karlie” appears to be just a regular shoulder-length bob with bangs. Not much layering, the same length all around. I’ve seen this haircut pass by me on the street hundreds of times without taking a second glance. But now that I see it on Karlie, I have the sudden feeling that it would make me look like agoddess. The hair places that specialize in bobs should probably jump on this momentous re-branding opportunity.
Now, maybe I’m just jealous that no one has started calling brown, unwashed hair with bangs that are always too long because you’re too busy/lazy/broke to properly maintain them “The Jamie,” but I think this is just a little bit silly. I mean, “The Karlie” is just a bob with bangs, right? Which people have been rocking since about six billion years before Karlie Kloss was born? I mean, what would happen if we started naming other pre-existing things after hott young celebrities, until every object in the world was Justin Bieber this or Selena Gomez that?
(Via everyone I’m friends with on Facebook)