Arizona Muse’s new choppy bob

Arizona Muse‘s bob was a game-changer. A defining feature. The magic carpet on which she shot to (fashion world) fame. That’s the power of a haircut in the modeling world, much like the short cropped hairstyles that set Anja Rubik and Freja Beha Erichsen apart from the pack in recent years. Muse’s chin-length waved bob gave her an air of Laure Bacall-like classic glamour: to be beautiful is one thing, but to be an it model takes something more, something interesting. An attitude, an association.

But fashion is also about change. For the likes of Arizona Muse that means staying fresh with a new hairstyle every once and a while. In a newly released photoshoot for beauty blog Into The Gloss it’s clear that, rather than go for length or a change in hair colour, she’s danced with the stylist’s scissors and shimmied out the other end with a shorter, choppier cropped bob. The kind that might just be a modern update on ’20s flapper hair.

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Muse’s new haircut has layers and a choppy fringe (or bangs) that pull forwards from the back to sit just at eye level. Into The Gloss’ shoot has the styling right: tousled, modern, yet with a kind of old-school supermodel glamour. As we’ve seen elsewhere, when straight and unstyled the new cut can fall flat.

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Arizona Muse’s new hair – images via Weibo.

Perhaps Muse’s choppy bob will make the list of hair trends for 2012? Watch this space.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.