Fergie recently rocked the perfect top knot to the debut of her footwear line at Nordstrom. I’m simultaneously obsessed and terrified of top knots: obsessed because with the right amount of hair and styling, it can look sleek, sophisticated yet slightly playful a la Gwen Stefani:
But since I’m Asian and my bone structure is particularly sensitive to anything that would make my face look more like a square than like a normal human being’s, I feel like I have to be EXTRA careful about how I top knot my head. I’ve found the key is to have a lot (and I mean A LOT) of hair and volume on top to balance out a stronger bone structure to avoid that awesome squashed-and-flattened pancake face effect.
Yep, still think I look like Rachael Leigh Cook from She’s All That when she’s working at the falafel joint:
In the ’90s, “Gwennabes” were the little girls who walked around sporting bindis, midriff tops and Bedazzled bra straps a la a chick from Orange County named Gwen Stefani. She was the front woman of ska-pop band No Doubt and sarcastically wailed about how she was just a girl and walking into spiderwebs. Minus the bindi, I was kind of a Gwennabe; not gonna lie.
The quintessential California girl has evolved into a successful business mogul, mother and chick I still dig, so on today - her 42nd birthday (!!) - I’d like to thank her for inspiring me to hot glue red rhinestones to my bra strap in middle school. Oh yeah, that happened.