Overshadowed by a look

Friday, 14 September 2012

Overshadowed by a lookThe danger with changing your look drastically is that it could overshadow your personality. Allure magazine takes a look at Miley Cyrus’ latest crop.

Miley Cyrus has gone on the record again and again (and again) about how much she loves her new Chris McMillan crop – and can you blame her? We’re all kind of obsessed with it.

But she does have one small complaint – that other people won’t stop talking about the dramatic cut.

The only thing that’s hard is it’s the only thing people want to talk about,” she told People at the MTV Video Music Awards. It’s easy to see where Cyrus is coming from when even the most talented celebrities can be outlived by a signature look – think Mia Farrow and Grace Jones.

I can’t speak to this personally since my style always errs on the side of understatement (bring on the neutrals and long hair, please!), but I can imagine that it would be frustrating. And though the commentary is certainly louder and on a larger scale when you’re famous, I’ve noticed this even happens to ‘regular’ people. We’ve all had that friend who decides to get a drastic dye job or chooses a really intense dark lip colour as her make-up staple – and suddenly, when we refer to them, they’re not just ‘Susan’ but ‘you know, that girl with the bright red pixie’.

Have you ever gotten a look that people wouldn’t stop talking about?

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Written by Alexandra Owens, this article originally appeared on Allure.

Image: PRPhotos.com

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.

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  1. Tiaan Smith

    This doesn’t look good at all.

    4 years ago •

  1. Riana Alexander

    I loved her longer hair cut more.

    4 years ago •

  1. Glamista

    She is so rocking this look ! I say follow your own drum!

    4 years ago •

  1. Lize

    I love her hair like this, if someone has a nice face why hide it with long hair?

    5 years ago •

  1. Lumkwana

    She looks adorable, that suits her, i wouldn’t suggest other ppl to imitate her for this, think its meant for her

    5 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    wow she is brave i would NEVER do this lol

    5 years ago •

  1. Ting

    I don’t think this suits her at all, she suits the pretty, good-girl look, and to be honest, little girls look up to her. I think celebs who know they are constantly being scrutinized by the public do this to get attention, and shouldn’t complain when they do.

    5 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    Why not! Go for it, I say!

    5 years ago •

  1. Hansen

    Woman’s hair tell us as men, a lot about her personality. So bewarned beautiful Goddes not to sell urself short.

    5 years ago •

  1. mika24

    I dont think this look suits her. She is trying too hard.

    5 years ago •

  1. khan

    i am not impressed at all with her new look

    5 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    The beauty of a woman is in her hair, hence we as woman should be careful of what we do with our hair

    5 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Kay

    I am one of those people who feel that there is nothing “boring” about being normal. “Boring” is better than making a weirdo out of yourself. Funny that Miley is upset about how that is all people see, you’d think she want the attention with all the photos she posts on social media? #just saying

    5 years ago •

  1. Jeanice van Heerden

    I really dislike her hair cut!

    5 years ago •

  1. Cat

    I honestly don’t like this look on her at all. Very few woman can pull off this look and I don’t think she is one of them…she also had such amazing locks before

    5 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    I used to mix and match a lot :) So yes I have great respect for people that are not afraid of new styles. I think when you get older the chances of you trying out new styles are smaller with each year, so why not experiment when you are young? :)

    5 years ago •

  1. Charles

    I would love to do something different, but my curly hair looks good only one way – long! When I was younger, I loved to experiment with colour; tried every red imaginable. Now I’m blonde and boring. Ha-ha.

    5 years ago •

  1. BeautyBloggess

    I had blue streaks put in over a December holiday in high school. Ended up looking like a dirty mermaid.

    5 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Too Funky…not elegant but why not…A new look brings new outlooks on life!

    5 years ago •

  1. Firefly

    Not sure if I like Miley’s new look…

    5 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    Hair can make or break you!

    5 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    I woudn’t think of doing anything too drastic to my hair.

    5 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    I shaved off all my hair in my second year on university….it was quite a dramatic change to adapt too but what a bliss on bad hair days

    5 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    I prefer being boring… My friend always says all you do is a trim and protien treatment and blowdry, do something different

    5 years ago •

  1. Gee Whiskers

    I honestly don’t feel that the look suits her at all. For a pop singer link Pink it suits her…Miley is too ‘pretty pop’ to pull this off. It looks as if she’s trying too hard to be someone else.

    5 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    I really don’t like her new look….

    5 years ago •

  1. Anita

    Went from long hair to very short hair, i became the weird girl overnight at school because of my hair!

    5 years ago •

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