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pearl shine
August 21st, 2009, 06:57 AM
The Queen Elizabeth film in which Cate Blanchett acts really appeals to me. I absolutely fell in love with the costumes, hair color and hair styles of the queen. It is my dream color. I also adore her snow white skin.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (http://www.nerdalerts.net/movie/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/elizabeth-the-golden-age.JPG)

Golden Age Hero (http://l.yimg.com/au.yimg.com/i/mov/thegoldenage_hero_420.jpg)

Elizabeth (http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01181/arts-graphics-2007_1181930a.jpg)

Elizabeth (http://www.workingtitlefilms.co.uk/photos/news/119/Elizabeth-360.jpg)



The hairstyle in the movie affiche below is my favorite. Anyone has an idea how this could be done ? :confused:

My favorite Elizabeth (http://movieobserver.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/elizabeth.jpg).

I have medium brown hair as seen in the photo. Is it possible for me to reach the queen's color ? It can be a few tone darker, doesn't matter :o Is the color of the queen's hair strawberry blonde? I am waiting your recommandations :cheer:

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/2432/98280314.jpg

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/3366/67390505.png

taliarose
August 21st, 2009, 07:03 AM
Well I haven't seen the movie but by just looking at that last picture it looks like pin curls. Basically using your finger to curl a lock of hair then pining it in place. :twocents: Again haven't seen the movie so I could be way off but it would fit the time period...

Good luck with the hair color!

GlassEyes
August 21st, 2009, 07:07 AM
It looks to me like a true rather than a strawberry blonde.

I dunno if you could get the same color without lightening a bit, but henna might be able to. I'd try conventional dyes first to see if you like the color though. Diving into henna is not a good idea, especially when you're going for color.

As to the hairstyle, it's hard to tell, but it looks like pinned rolls in a halfup from here--we'd need a backshot to know for sure, though.

Carolyn
August 21st, 2009, 07:10 AM
OMG until I scrolled down, I thought you meant the current Queen Elizabeth :p

EtherealOde
August 21st, 2009, 09:24 AM
I love the styles in the two movies too.The scene in the first one where Princess Elizabeth is notified that her sister Queen Mary was dead and she was now queen had some of my personal favorites. There were some with what looked to be braiding or twisting like a crown braid, but there was a fringe of hair hanging down all around it. I also loved all the ribbons and beads that were in so many of the styles. What was most interesting was the big changes in style from her father's era where most women wore their hair covered with caps and veils, to having uncovered and decorated hair. The only covering seemed to be hats that were of many different styles rather than the single type that was mostly used in Henry's reign. Here are some examples.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hans_Holbein_d._J._032b.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Anne_boleyn.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:AnneCleves.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Catherine_aragon.jpg

Fractalsofhair
August 21st, 2009, 09:33 AM
I love that color.

Henna would be your friend to get what her hair color was in youth. As it aged, it became sorta a blonde shade.(varied, depending on which wig she wore that day!) But I'd suggest a Manic Panic red dye first to see if you like the color(manic panic fades. Henna doesn't. And both don't harm your hair if you don't bleach it!)

Medievalmaniac
August 21st, 2009, 09:37 AM
Elizabeth was a true ginger redhead. As a medievalist with Renaissance leanings as well, I have to nitpick and point out that the down hairstyles are not at all accurate, she would never have gone out with her hair down like that in public as an adult, as it was the sign of a loose woman or a maiden and she had enough to deal with trying to convince everyone that she was fully capable of running England as its monarch. But I can definitely see why you like the style! It's lovely.

Medievalmaniac
August 21st, 2009, 09:41 AM
should have states specifically, Elizabeth as Queen of England would not have worn her hair down in public. As Princess, why of course, that was perfectly acceptable, as she was a young maiden. Women once married or in some other fashion (age, etc.) considered "woman" and no longer "maiden" had to play by the hair rules - cover, cover, cover in public.

Fractalsofhair
August 21st, 2009, 09:54 AM
should have states specifically, Elizabeth as Queen of England would not have worn her hair down in public. As Princess, why of course, that was perfectly acceptable, as she was a young maiden. Women once married or in some other fashion (age, etc.) considered "woman" and no longer "maiden" had to play by the hair rules - cover, cover, cover in public.
She was known as the "Virgin" queen. Thus, socially, esp since she was obsessed with being young(Ahm, when the marriage proposals stopped, she got more complements from people in her court about her looks.), wearing her down may have been something she did upon occasion. In the middle ages it was much more common to wear one's hair up, but by the early Modern era, it wouldn't have been unheard of for a married woman even to wear her hair loose upon occasion, or for it to be uncovered.(Total covering was virtually gone by Queen Elizabeth's time, or else she would have had no need for wigs)

Wavelength
August 21st, 2009, 11:55 AM
The hair is lovely, but the movie itself drove me nuts. It made it sound like Elizabeth just happened to be Queen while all the important stuff happened around her and that she barely had any influence on world events at all, which is ridiculous. Plus they messed up her speech to the troops. Her original speech was far more moving and forceful than the watered-down lines that they gave Cate Blanchett.

Zéphine
August 21st, 2009, 12:59 PM
From the front, it looks like she's wearing a knot on either side of her head. I imagine you could do something similar by taking a section of hair, knotting it close to your scalp, and pinning into place (and then repeating it on the other side of your head).