Thursday, March 12, 2009

'Watchmen' or more importantly my vintage hair crush

I was excited for 'Watchmen'. I am not a die hard fan of the book (though I did read most of it) but I am a fan of director Zack Snyder and it had an amazing cast. Many people have already commented on the movie itself, how it fits into the new 'darker' superhero genre, how it is visually stunning, etc. But I am most interested in talking about ONE aspect of the movie and that is Sally Jupiter, a.k.a. Silk Spectre, played by Carla Gugino. Now in my limited contact with the source material the movie is very true to the book (some say too true) but one area that they improved upon GREATLY was Sally Jupiter's style. Not only is she upgraded to super-retro-awesomeness in her fashion but her hair at the beginning of the film was to die for.

Ever since I saw this promo picture for the film I have had a mad crush on this hair. The faux bangs, the side rolls, even the color is so 50's pin-up! And even though her 'costume' was perhaps not the most practical for a long night super-heroing it was super cute and I am guessing will pop up as a popular Halloween costume later this year.

To make things even better James Jean(see more of his great work here) created this Vargas-esque painting of Silk Spectre for the film!
Hot. I love it. After seeing the film and talking about it with friends I went home and attempted to do some faux bangs- it did not work out. If I were going to do this for a Halloween party or something I would probably get a red wig and style it that way...hmmm.

One hair style I was NOT in love with? Matthew Goode's blondness. Dear Matthew, you are super hot and you are an amazing actor but this look is not for you. I understand it was part of the character (and you did rock it) but you need to go back to dark hair.


  1. I had no interest in this movie until I saw the photos -- so thanks for sharing them! (I think lol)

  2. I'm pretty sure that the liberty rolls are 1940's.