• Kat Johnston Sketch - Oh what I wouldn't do for a hairstyle like that... Lord knows, any style can be improved by a birdcage, yes?
  • I should really do this picture over, because I know it can be improved. That said, even in its current state, I have to admit that I love it to bits. I think it has to do with the sense of absurdity, tempered by the fact that having birds in one’s hair was actually the height of fashion at one point. I think there should be a return to the runway for bird-in-hair styles. I think it’s cute.

    That said, I’m not sure if the little songbird in his gilded cage, delicately perched on the head of its mistress, would agree. Must get a little bumpy up there, after all. And any extended bird-wearing would have the whole problem of scattered bird-seed and water and other fun things to contend with… after all, can’t let the poor thing starve. A wig does make more sense than real hair when you think about it in those terms.

    When you think about some of the other use of animals in fashion though, it isn’t really quite as absurd as it seems on first look. Beetles as jewelry, goldfish in platform shoes (animal rights aside for a moment)… those are the two that I can think off off the top of my head, but I am sure there are others. Not to mention the clothing and accessories made with a plethora of animal bits and pieces. from full foxes as stoles through to bikinis knitted from dog fur… eh, so many things people come up with!

    Anyhow… that is the picture for today. Hope you enjoy it!

    Disclaimer: I don’t actually think a cage on one’s head is a suitable place to raise a bird. Going to bed with such a style would be far too difficult (and messy!).