Monday, 18 August 2008

Monday 18/08/08

By Saturday afternoon I have had enough of the jet black hair, not because I think it looks that bad, it’s just a look that I can’t carry off anymore because I’m not 21 and I don’t spend all of my days listening to Suede and Placebo anymore – just most of them.  Not to mention that it doesn’t go with ay of my clothes and it’s not very preppy at all. 

So I go to Boots with Scott, where I buy peroxide to get rid of the black and something called Light Ash Brown that I delude myself will bring me back to my natural colour. 

And just after the peroxide I have this fantastic Vivienne Westwood / Johnny Rotten bright orange colour in my hair, which I can never, will never have again, so I take a picture to commemorate forever.  And this picture can be seen here:


I don’t know if I’m completely crazy but I can see a certain appeal in this look, with blinding orange hair, blinding white skin and blue eyes, but you know what, I still decide to go ahead with the brown. 

Then I put on the Light Ash Brown, then I don’t like that either and go back some more hair dye – something called Natural Light Brown, and I put that on instead. 

After 12 days and a sequence of hair colouring actions, which went: 

Bleached with Sun-in

Bleached with Sun-in again

Bleached with Sun-in once more for good measure

Dyed Natural Light Brown

Dyed Deep Black

Bleached with peroxide

Dyed Light Ash Brown

Dyed Natural Light Brown 

…I am now back to something that resembles my natural colour only dyed like fuck.  And I’m thinking never again. 

On Saturday evening I go out to eat with Mean and Scott and then suddenly it’s Sunday morning, when something called Soho Pride is on.  Because we haven’t had enough of those this year already, and we’re all so bleeding proud to be gay that we have to attend at least one such event per fortnight in different towns around the world. 

And to demonstrate my particular gay pride this week, I decide to actually work in this event, so I take up my first gay / scene / ridiculous / non-office employment ever.  The less said about this of course the better, so let’s say nothing.

Here’s one picture from this Sunday with ___, a blog reader, and there’s another picture to come up of an amazing chance meeting with Bobby of Am Not Blog fame.


Oh and for any straight readers out there, here’s a picture of A Girl sat at her desk – yes, I suppose it’s true, this is how she comes in to work. 


Oh and you can see the amazing London Preppy / Bobby Am Not Blog meeting here.

43 comments:

The Neighbors Will Hear said...

You should have stuck with the bleached hair. It makes you look even paler. Plus it's kind of hot on you.

Gav Dublin said...

Ah, without being nasty about the vertically challenged, if what you say about your own height is true than that blog reader, whose picture you have included, must be an absolute midget!

For one minute there whilst scrolling down I thought you had included a picture of Johnny Rotten for some reason! PHEW

Gav Dublin said...

Oh, now I don't usually enter into discussions of your body parts but your pecs are looking amazing in those red headed pics!

Sorry, forgot to include that originally.

London Preppy said...

neighbors: It does, doesn't it. I looked like I needed to be hospitalised

gav: I was thinking Johnny Rotten too as I was writing this! I don't know why I didn't choose to put it in in the end. Anyway, I've added the name in now

jhkirkendall said...

You look insanely good with the orange hair. That's a very striking photo. You should use it for your holiday greeting card.

--Joe in L.A.

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed your hair is still attached to your head after all that palaver !

Anonymous said...

now, it wasnt THAT hot on sunday, so why is the top off?

Cockbag LLC said...

Those pics remind me of the time I tried to do blonde highlights over my already red highlighted hair way back in 1998. My coworkers called me the coppertop and would hum the Duracell jingle.

I will stick to my natural dark brown/black hair.

London Preppy said...

joe: Maybe it will be my leaving card for Sydney

anon: Me too!

cock: I'm not experimenting anymore either

deikse mou said...

Don't forget Annie Lennox circa 1983:

http://www.annielennox.com/viewGalleryImage.php?url=http://www.annielennox.com/images/gallery/LSD_101005.L_WEB_600.jpg&caption=Eurythmics

AlwaysReadySF said...

I actually LOVE the orange hair. At least in that picture. Looks really good with your skin color. Maybe not great for work but it definitely works for a club night.

And why the red stripe across your chest?

Alex said...

A-a-a, my eyes!
And... are your eyebrows coloured too?

Mike said...

I bet A girl does well on her performance reviews.

NGM said...

A girl looks amazing, christ if she worked in my office......

London Preppy said...

deiske: Oh dear!

always: I've got something spray painted across my chest - for the company I was working

alex: No, they're still brown in the pic, innit

kim said...

my hair did something similar the first time i bleached it, so the second time i did it properly and it went snow white ... imagine that with your pasty skin; you could pass for an albino.

think of the possibilities!

Jim said...

I will tell you what my hair stylist told me many years ago when I experimented with colouring my hair on my own:

"Home Beauty" is rarely both.

I fear your new colouring will wash out oddly and your only recourse will be to wait for enough grow out, then cut off any of the damaged bits to start fresh.

dickophile said...

i honestly cant look at a pic of your chest without wanting to chew on your nipples. i know it sounds pervy but i dont care.

timbo said...

The orange hair would have looked good with the right piercings here and there.

LA-mua said...

I recently have had the same adventures in haircoloring, my hair to date has the texture of old carpet and the shine of a dog from the pound. Plus up until last week it looked as if I had a bad case of dandruff, it was my scalp peeling from excessive peroxide use.

Timmy said...

I'm thinking A Girl is HOT!

Anthony said...

the orange/blond hair is very 1990's drug binge club movie. now you just need to bring back the deathly coke head look. pausing for a moment, you are on your way with that pale skin. now just some dark circles around the eyes and have bones showing your skin. poor poor muscles. you will be so fashionable, black and white are the fall colors.

Tom said...

hold on.. is it just me or is this the first picture you've shown here that shows your face uncensored?

Tom said...

hold on.. is it just me or is this the first picture you've shown here that shows your face uncensored?

Anonymous said...

um, 'for any straight readers'? are there any?!

London Preppy said...

kim: I should have left it on longer that's for sure

jim: I'm hoping by the time it washes out I'll be able to cut it and still have some length left

dick: You're so young, aren't you! I wish I was that interested in sex ;-)

timbo: Now let's not get me started with that!

la: Yeah my texture isn't the best right now. But I like that

London Preppy said...

timmy: She is!

anthony: Indeed. There will be a Trainspotting revival at some point. I'll know what to do

tom: Well, it's gone now

anon: Sure. Why not

michael01 said...

You're not crazy--the orange hair and alabaster-blue-gray skin are very striking. You're ready to can- can at the Moulin Rouge.

Graham said...

LP,

I went through an experimental hair colour thing a few years ago. Like you my hair is dark naturally so I had to bleach it three times on consecutive days to go through orange, yellowy blonde and then finally get to platinum. It left my hair feeling completely lifeless and brittle, but it looking f*cking great. At least I thought so.

Quigley Cox said...

Why do people think it's fair game to comment on other's hair, or their clothes, etc.? Have your hair how YOU want it. If YOU decide it looks 'a chuff,' as my mother would say, (that's not a compliment) then YOU can say that. Even if people actually compliment you and say you look good, my response would be, 'I didn't ask.' Remember,'Opinions are like arseholes: everybody has one.' (I think this version has more punch than substituting 'noses' for 'arseholes'). Fortunately, I know you don't even care about this opinion. Good for you. Oh dear...Nurse! Pass me the sal volatile!

Red Exile / Красная Ссылка said...

The orange was very cool, I agree - but perhaps might render you unenployable. Oh, wait, you've quit anyway!

But doesn't all that bleaching make your scalp incredibly sore?

I went blonde once for a couple of years, while living somewhere very remote. I swear hair-colour *does* change one's ability to think and enunciate

Maluminas said...

Wow, the blueish light from a computer monitor is the perfect compliment to your delicate skin tone!

george said...

orange looked great. makes you look hotter than you already are. A girl is damn fine.......i think the two of you get along together cos if you were a straight girl you would be A girl. If A girl was a gay man she would be you.

the pic you took with the blog reader. are you two both wearing the same shorts but in a different colour?.....george

London Preppy said...

quigley: I completely agree of course. People have opinions on everything, and sometimes they just shouldn't be heard. Saying that, I am writing a blog where I post my opinions on everything, so it's a bit hypocritical of me to say this - I'm aware of it. So the answer really I guess, is that people are entitled to have and express any opinion they want, but the rest of us do not have to give it any more notice than we wish to

red: The scalp is doing OK at the moment. But it's taken quite a beating. It's amazing how a lot of women go through decades of dying their hair

maluminas: If you're referring to the orange hair picture, I'm actually stood in front of a bug window. So that's daylight against me. There is a blue tint I guess

george: How funny. I think we are, yes

Anonymous said...

What happened to the best reader body competition? I'm dying with anticipation....

phoenix said...

The radioactive orange hair was a good look I thought, but it will make you easily identifiable in a police line up if you commit a crime.

Is it the law that you must take your shirt off at any gay event? What happens if you keep your top on?

Quigley Cox said...

Thanks for that opinion, and I wish to give it...some notice!

Gav Dublin said...

Ah Prep,

Are you like, wearing any straight boy underwear in that pic with your blog fan? No ghetto jocks to be seen it has to be said. Hardly Preppy to go about sans your boxers, innit!

London Preppy said...

phoenix: Well for this particular gay event I was working and had something written on my chest. Hardly professional to put my top on ;-)

gav: I was wearing white boxers from M&S, not loose ones, the ones that go down your thighs

Connecticut Yankee said...

I stare at A Girl's beautiful legs with a crushing saddness because I just can't appreciate them the way a straight bloke must - of course, poor Girl is proably doomed since straight men don't really seem to appreciate anything. They just take and use. So, I probably enjoy them more come to think of it.

Gav Dublin said...

Yea well the tops must have down around the places we don't discuss on here due to a certain persons a-sexuality!

Oldyeller said...

And just where do you get off getting all sarcastic about A Girl's work wardrobe? If she wants to wear bleeding short skirts, she should be able to do so without any smirking comments from you. Perhaps you should get over yourself. Fucking humerous blog indeed.

Anonymous said...

@connecticut yankee - I promise, we do appreciate beauty like that.