Thursday, August 5, 2010

My New French Twist Comb

Way back in 1998, my daughter and I went to our first "grown-up" movie together. It was the movie Titanic. My daughter was just ten years old at the time, and the movie left a big impression on her as well as me. It's also a very fond memory of a special evening with my daughter.

I saw this French Twist Comb in a thread on LHC. It's a replica of the comb that Rose wore in Titanic. It's not exactly like Rose's of course, but it's close enough to delight me. I knew as soon as I saw it that I just had to get one.

It just arrived today, and I had to model it right away. I'm using the comb in a diagonal French Twist. I know that this is not my best hairstyle photo, but I just couldn't wait to get my new comb photographed, so I did my hair in a hurry.

For some reason, there is an orange reflection on the top of the comb in the photograph, but it's not actually there in real life. The colours in general, as often happens, are much prettier in real life.

To Alison, who just found my blog today, your comment on my "Sometimes I Scare Myself" entry honestly made my day. I really mean it. I am so happy that I was able to inspire you in some way, and I really have no thoughts of cutting my hair. As for you, remember The 2 Week Rule. I am so very grateful for your comment.

Melissa, I really enjoyed A Patchwork Planet. Did you like it?

SchnauzerMom, I can't believe that three of us have the whole Thin Man collection. That is just so cool!

AutumnLeaves, you know that I love you to bits too.

To everyone else, I send love to you all.  'Til tomorrow, my friends.


  1. The comb looks absolutely gorgeous! The colours are lovely in your blonde hair.

  2. That is really a beautiful comb! Years ago I almost bought a (cheap!) replica of the heart of the ocean necklace from the film. I decided against it though because it is quite large and I probably wouldn't have worn it much. It would have been nice to have though

  3. Good evening Franny,
    Enjoy your lovely new comb, it's very unusual & perfect in your very pretty hair.

    I'm new to your site, although I have posted a few comments along the way. Last Saturday I spent a few hours reading all your posts. Got a lot of valuable information. Thank you!

    My hair is about 21" & I plan on growing it to reach BSL, I'm tall 5'10", got a ways to go. Cannot wait to try some of those updos you've posted thank you for those too, you've made them so easy to understand, but I'll need lots of practice, I'm sure.

    Take care & all the best to you,

  4. That hair accessory is beautiful! Wow!

    Yes, I liked "A Patchwork Planet" so much that I am off to the library to get more of the author's books.


  5. Absolutely gorgeous, Frannybobkins! (And I love the diagonal French Twist as well.) Do you know the name of the types of combs that were made to hold a French Twist that are probably a good 6 inches in length that fork into the roll itself and lay against the hair on the non-rolled side (i.e., the flat side)? I've tried looking up French Twist combs online and get regular hair combs, not the long ones. I would love to buy one that is decorative but just haven't had luck finding what I mean on either eBay nor on the internet itself!

  6. WOW! That comb is gorgeous and looks beautiful in your hair!

  7. Where did you get it??


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