2013 March

A VERY HAPPY EASTER ITSAMOODIEBLOG.COM FRIENDS !!

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A VERY HAPPY EASTER ITSAMOODIEBLOG.COM FRIENDS !!

THIS MONTH’s BRING IT BACK: POUND COINS VS POUND NOTES.

BRING BACK THE GOOD OL’ ENGLISH POUND NOTE!

Are Pound coins too heavy, did we need to change to the coin? 

For those of you who remember the change, watch the vid and decide for yourself…  and for those that are too young to remember, well take a look at what used to be and decide if you think we should go back??

F*** me the sun’s out and not a cloud in the sky today on my journey to work in London!! #britishsummertime #GMT

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F*** me the sun’s out and not a cloud in the sky today on my journey to work in London!! #britishsummertime #GMT

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Somewhere in the Scottish borders

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Somewhere in the Scottish borders,opposite my hotel and near to the Blackadder River lies @rowanatkinson #blackaddercomedy #

Make-up and hair by Cecily and Iris Lasnet from The House of Edrom, Scotland.

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Make-up and hair by Cecily and Iris Lasnet from The House of Edrom, Scotland.

MY STORY SO FAR (AND THE HAIRCUTS)

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MY STORY SO FAR (AND THE HAIRCUTS)

Age 18, I moved to London! It was 1986. Moving into a youth hostel in St Pauls with £400 between my friend and myself who I moved to London with , our diet consisted of  bread and Primula Cheese spread as it was all we could afford at the time. After many job interviews I landed a job at a great salon in Covent Garden called Cazaly and Co, owned by Greg and Rebecca Cazaly who had left Trevor Sorbie’s salon to open their own.

Not totally enjoying the re-training/vardering I was made to do at Cazaly and Co, although I liked the people there  ( unfortunately there was a snobbery in hairdressing then that existed and maybe still does, I’m not sure, but the story goes- if you hadn’t come from a London based salon then you probably weren’t a very good hairdresser)  I eventually moved to another salon in Covent Garden called Gavin Hodge ( No re-training/vardering there) . Gavin was an ex-Leonard hairdresser who’d made a name for himself  not only as a minor celebrity hairstylist but also with a roving eye for the ladies.  In the 1970’s he eloped with one of his clients which made for headline news on ITV’s News At Ten.

Gavin had 3 salons in total- Covent Garden, Soho ( which was the 1st proper hairdressing salon to open on Brewer Street, Soho in London-as Soho’s sleazy, sex shop reputation was beginning to change) and the final one in Knightsbridge.

On the hair front, following my fringe shaving experience,  I’d decided that I wanted to grow my hair out again, so it was back to the curls. As my fringe grew, the shape was turning into some kind of curly mullet. I started to wear buttoned up shirts and many second hand clothes including old style dress trousers with the black satin stripe down the outside seam that were a copy of Yojhi Yamamoto’s collection that I couldn’t afford,  i recall !!

These pictures were taken in a photo booth on a trip home to Birmingham to visit my parents. There was something about the quality of the pictures from the photo booths back then that I loved. The current digital ones just aren’t the same…………

@TomKavanagh23 Exhibition.@lbilondon tonight. Bidding by Twitter

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@TomKavanagh23 Exhibition.@lbilondon tonight.
Bidding by Twitter

WELCOME TO MY NEW BLOG POST: MENS HAIR DONT’S

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WELCOME TO MY NEW BLOG POST:  MENS HAIR DONT’S

When I was a young kid my father would take me to Cuffleys the barbers to get a haircut. Whilst sat patiently waiting my turn, I would watch,  fascinated by the haircuts being created around me. It wasn’t all short back and sides in there, especially with it being the 70’s

Ever since then I became obsessed with mens haircuts and styles, wondering why certain men would choose the hairstyle they had- I suppose at the time, the style I found the most intriguing was the comb over- for those unfamiliar with this, it was a hairstyle designed to cover mens bald patches- however it was and still is, one of the most badly designed haircuts ever. Mainly due to the fact that instead of disguising baldness, it exaggerates it !!

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…the worst examples of a comb over (that we could find!)

And so this brings me onto my new blog post- MENS HAIR DON’Ts. My fascination with mens bad haircuts continues, and recently I’ve noticed how much bad hair on men has risen dramatically.

I’ve decided to expose you to these bad haircuts in the hope that they will not only stop, but also bring some sheer entertainment to you all.

I’m beginning this new post with The New Limahl, or The “Everything But The Kitchen Sink” as i’ve renamed it.  EBTKS for short.

Anyone not familiar with Limahl, well,  he was an 80’s pop star, his real name being Christopher Hamill, whose stage name was Limahl ( this being an anagram of his surname ). He was the lead singer of a band called Kajagoogoo ( another bad choice of name).   Some of you may have seen him more recently on the TV show ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here”  He once again bleached the top of his hair for the show, which I can only assume was in the hope of being remembered.

Anyway, I’ve noticed this bad haircut/style has been revived as of late, especially in the UK suburbs, except it has gone from bad to worse.

Its now a hi-lighted feathered mullet, straightened with ceramic irons, with a spiky crown, longer flatter sides almost Paul Weller mod-esque, with a flat spiky fringe.  There’s way too much going on boys with this style. It needs to stop immediately.

Just pick one haircut boys and stick with it please- sometimes you just shouldn’t have it all…………..

MUSCLE CHECK’S NEW RELEASE

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MUSCLE CHECK’S NEW RELEASE

My favourite band Muscle Check have released a thumping, jump around dance track for the Spring !!!

BABY JUMP BACK FOR THE UNION JACK- BABY!! WAS RECORDED DURING THEIR WHIRLWIND 2 DATE TOUR OF THE U.S.

To download for free go to:

www.heresanothercraptrackthatwontsellandwillendupinthebargainbucketinaweek.com