The Top Knot is no More.

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First let me state my disclaimer, “A woman’s strongest asset is her individuality.” Therefore, I encourage every woman to be herself. But if you’re the woman wanting to be on “trend” (or fad) then be aware of the media misleading you.

I was in Germany thumbing through an international Fashion Magazine when I saw something that really surprised me. It was a full page on trends that are popular today. One trend that shocked me was the Top Knot, a messy bun smack on the top, middle of the head. It can be big or small it really depends on how much hair you have.

However my jaw dropped, “Are they serious?” I thought to myself. I started thinking to 2011- 2013 when every girl on the street in NYC was wearing it. To the gym, the supermarket, it was so annoying for the masses that people were literally begging them to stop, even on the radio!  Now when a fad is that disliked, you know it’s run its course in the circle of life. (quoting Lion King here)

Now they are trying to sell us that it’s popular because some celebrities are wearing it? Well here’s an article I found by A City Mom, a blogger in 2011 begging women not to wear the hairstyle. Well that should yell you something right? But clearly that was not noticed…

My question is this, “Just because some celebrities are wearing it, should we?”

For fun lets do a little bun research … With little research one can say the bun goes way back. But lets focus on the past 5 years.

In 2010 Orlando Pita did a low messy bun for  DVF Spring 2011 Ready-To-Wear. 

The same week for Oscar De La Renta Orlando Pita took the bun to the top and made it sleek and big, most importantly, noticeable from the front.

2012 Orlando Pita created a low tight bun for DVF For Fall 2012 Ready-To Wear

While in 2012 Louis Vuitton showed a messy bun at the back of the head for spring 2012 Ready- To-Wear

In 2013 Gucci gave us a tight, polished constructed low bun.

And the same year we got a bigger messy low bun from Valentino Spring 2013 Ready-To-Wear 

In 2014 the bun came back with a bang!

Orlando Pita did a messy mid/high bun for DVF Fall 2013 Ready-to-wear. 

And he did a very beautiful, high, structured bun for Carolina Herrera Fall 2014 Ready-To-Wear.

Mean while the hair team for Naeem Kahn Gave us a low twisted bun for the same season.

Then most recently Orlando Pita gave us a tight bun with messy ends for DVF Fall 2015 Ready-To-Wear

While at  Marc Jacobs they gave us a “front knot” .

As I make my way through NYC once more, I realize the advantage of living there for so many years, is that you tend to know when something is hot “on the streets” or not. And by “the streets” I mean emerging from hoods like Brooklyn, Harlem etc and is not main stream.

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