Since Lanvin’s spring/summer 2010 collection, the top knot has become the go-to do for every occasion.
Céline’s Phoebe Philo loves one, Daria Werbowy rocks the style regularly and even Susie Lau (blogger behind Style Bubble) sports the top knot on a daily basis thus making it her signature.
Recently, while shooting in 32 degree heat in New York City with Sara Kerens, I was forced to embrace the high bun myself. And, to add a bit of youthful defiance, I left any flyaways to go free — finding home at the nape of the neck. I had been a fan of the top knot style for years. That’s not to say I was no longer a fan. You see, I went through a major top knot phase circa 2008. Perhaps a little too enthusiastically, if you will. Even my boyfriend recalls meeting me five or so years ago and Every Single Day I took my hair up into a top knot. I think he was eventually surprised by what I looked like with my hair down! It’s so easy, so versatile and so damn quick to create.
But, if you want to know my secret, I like to blast my roots and ends with dry shampoo before I pull it up — it creates the perfect workable texture.