Sunday, January 10, 2010

No Ordinary Blue-Haired Lady: Beatrix Ost

Sometimes women of a certain age, whose hair has turned gray, engage in “blueing,” a process designed to take any yellow tones out of the gray, to brighten the color.

This activity has led to the affectionate term “blue-haired ladies” because sometimes the color blue kicks out the yellow but then takes up residence itself in the gray.

The stunning artist and writer Beatrix Ost explodes this concept at her sixtieth birthday party, with her perfectly blue-hued hair.



It’s not too strong to say that I am harbouring a considerable style crush at the moment, so exquisitely turned out and poised is Ms. Ost (together with her husband Ludwig Kuttner) at a number of art-and-theatre-world events.







Indeed, I would like to sing this kind of “blues.”

11 comments:

Belle de Ville said...

She is fabulous...Is she english like my eccentric style icon Daphne Guinness?
I myself hope someday to become a blue haired blue stocking.

WendyB said...

She looks amazing! And I love those shoes too.

Miss Cavendish said...

She was born in Stuttgart, Germany . . .

stacy lomman said...

The green fedora is great and she looks so good in it! The shoes... so cool. His too!

Make Do Style said...

Just brilliant!

Mardel said...

What fabulous style.

Modern Traditionalist said...

What an extrodinary woman, I can't wait to learn more about her!

TheCluelessCrafter said...

Her fashion is very Poiret and her serpentine form (the french word "soigneuse" pops into my head) is perfect for the column dresses.

I do indeed enjoy these blues.

metscan said...

Wow, she is so beautiful!

Frances Fite said...

Actually, her 70th birthday (born in 1940).

Miss Cavendish said...

Yes, of course. Sixty friends attended the celebration (my eye-skip while reading the blurb).