Sharp cut and gentle folds

Feelings of restlessness usually result in one of three things. The arrangement of some kind of adventure, the need for a drastic haircut or a spring clean! This time, the hairy choice won over and I toddled off to visit the charming Hiroko-san at Muku Hair in Shoreditch once more.

I arrived at the salon in a bit of a tizzy not knowing what to do with my hair. I wanted something new, something fresh something that suits my pin-head and my personality. Luckily Hiroko was able to come up with some ideas and though I wasn't entirely sure of what she meant, I gave her freedom and trust to come up with something brilliant. And that, my dears is exactly what she did!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE my new sharp short cut and I cannot believe that it has such versatility in styling! I would never have guessed that short hair could be this much fun!

Muku hair is now my choice hairdresser in London. I cannot see myself going anywhere else unless of course, Hiroko-san moves away.

If you are wondering what I am capturing on my phone:

Ah, the humour of street art!

My scruffy outfit consists of many layers that vary in texture, from cotton to linen and then satin, jersey and wool. Comfort was prime on this day and London's changeable weather much affected my mood.

These photos were taken at the Holborn Viaduct. Built between 1863 - 69 it links the City to the West-end. There once was a station on the south side of the bridge, it now lays disused and has done so since 1990. Just along from here at number 60 Holborn Viaduct, excavations are taking place to unearth the remains of some medieval buildings that were developed throughout the Tudor period and well into the 1800s. London's largest subterranean rivers runs close to this point, the River Fleet, which gave it's name to Fleet Street which is now more known that it's origins.

We also made it to the Tate to take in Gerhard Richter's Panorama.

A stunning exhibition that shows the versatility of the artist.
I was astonished at his ability to move from abstract paintings to photo realism with such ease.


  1. I must say, your hair looks great! At first I admit I was a little shocked to see how short it was, but I do think it suits you so. Hiroko really has some excellents skills! What did Hiro make of your new hair? I expect that he loved it?

    I think you have exactly the right idea in this kind of weather. I have no idea what I'm supposed to be wearing at the moment, as the weather is so temperamenta!. I dress for mild autum weather when it turns out it's freezing, and dress for icy winter when it's actually not too bad. Layers I think, is the answer to everything.

    Hmm that is interesting! I have never heard of the viaduct before. And, I do need to visit the Tate again.

  2. wow i love tat cut on u!
    wat did hiro say when he saw it?

  3. Hello, hello, hello you look fantastic I love this new cut too. She is a star with the scissors indeed.
    Sorry to have caused concern. Happy to be back in the swing of things again. Xxxx

  4. Fabulous haircut, but I find myself admiring your jaw line more, so defined and envy worthy!!

  5. Wow! Gorgeous! Im so scared of short hair but this suits you so well!

  6. You my dear are a beauty to behold. I love your new hair, you cheekbones look wicked x x x

  7. I LOVE the new hair!! It really suits you!! It reminds me of a style I've been contemplating for a while..

  8. I'd make a move on you with hair like that!!!!

  9. oh now you have piqued my interest in going to the tate. i'm digging the new haircut.

  10. Going for a new cut is always a positive sign and your new one is really nice! I cannot wait to visit my hairdresser in November, but I have to resist to the temptation of a short cut because I decided to grow my hair...


  11. omg you look great with your new hair cut!! I absolutely love it on you.

  12. Oh my GOSH! I love this cut. =]

    You are making me miss my short hair!

  13. You look absolutely STUNNING Yasumi!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!


  14. I adore your new haircut! And your cardigan!

  15. I'm loving the new haircut! And i know exactly what you mean regarding the 'restlessness'! I have actually been experiencing a similar thing: I have been aching to get a fringe once again! Mmmm we'll see!

  16. You braved the scissors and came out looking great! Every time I step into an artistic salon, they want to chop all my locks off for a pixie cut. I've only braved it during extremely emotional periods. Maybe I should brave it again after your experience. Totally love the street graffiti and your layered outfit.


  17. The haircut really suits you, very chic! I love your handbag!

  18. I adore your new hair! It plays with the angles of your face quite a bit more than longer hair - if I saw you in person you would've caught me staring!

  19. Nice! Edgy, modern. Complements your face. The haircut looks wonderful!

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