Remember a zillion years ago when I told you about the second topper I ever wore full-time, the Long Mono by Jon Renau?
I started wearing her in the spring of 2014 after I retired my Amore Long Piece. I really loved her because she is lightweight and has such realistic looking highlights.
I’ve never thrown out any of my pieces (yet!) because they’re good to keep around for Frankenstein-ing. Ya know, experimenting and stuff. Oh, and clip harvesting.
That all sounds a little macabre, huh?
This particular piece I haven’t done anything crazy with, but I’ve kept her around for updos. That’s about all I can do with her…she is ratty with a capital R.
She definitely needs to be pitched, but, shh, don’t tell her.
Next week, I’ll show you a tool I use on my synthetics to keep them looking new and swingy—I’ll demonstrate it on this topper so you’ll get to see just how old and clumpy she is.
I thought it would be nice to rotate this one back in to help give my head a break from my Milan’s clips, since clips can definitely cause more damage.
The way I wear my pieces (cock-eyed) puts the front clip in a very awkward place, however. It hits right at the very spot where I probably have the worst hair loss.
She’s been great for doing a quick updo. I’ve been wearing her while running errands, splashing in our (kiddie blow up) pool, and to the local theme park.
I’ll tell you a secret, too.
I don’t even brush her anymore. I just put the piece on, twist it into an updo and go about my day. At night, I take off my hairclip, unclip the piece, and throw her in the closet. Throw her, literally.
No brush needed.
Not that you can tell, though, right? I think this old gal looks pretty good in pics.
I actually love that she has some flyaways on the side. It’s just a totally believable look.
That’s it, folks. Just a bit of rambling today.
P.S. I’ve also published Karen’s story about her experience wearing the Noriko Berlin for the first time. Two posts for the price of one!