April 7th, 2020
Vogue Mexico

Amber Valletta

I love this February Vogue Mexico story on Amber Valletta. She looks cozy in the Prada top and has a great haircut — oh how I need a hair cut.

Photography by Alique  Styling by Elissa Santisi


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Rosa wool-blend midi dress


Floral stretch-lace tights


Slanted-cuff leather knee-high boots


Wool-twill coat


Textured-knit tights


Oversized hooded cable-knit wool and mohair-blend cardigan


Cavalier wool blazer


Aiden sleeveless cashmere top


Hawes T-bar cutout leather pumps


Oversized cashmere knit top


Wool-blend turtleneck vest


Piped knee-high leather boots

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  • I pride myself on being fairly low-maintenance . . . but I am 24 hours away from cutting my own hair. 🙂

    PaulaApril 7th, 2020  4:12 PM

  • To all who are tempted to cut their own hair – may I make a strong suggestion to wait? First, most of us are not out these days, those who are will do fine. I have a colleague who refuses to be seen on video-calls as she wasn’t able to get her hair done and she honestly looks fantastic (I’ve seen her on a one-to-one briefly). I think many of us hold and tie many other emotions into our hair, that are not apparent to others.

    I too had my regularly scheduled hair appointment 2 weeks ago, that was cut short (pun not really intended) by the lockdown. As I’m doing video conferencing these days, I do my best to style my hair, have earrings on and do subtle makeup. It makes me feel better, but honestly, not everyone is doing that and that is okay.

    There are enough challenges being faced right now – we need to give ourselves a break and know our hair, while maybe not exactly the way we want, probably looks much better than we think. (And, yes, love Amber’s hair!)

    I hope you all are doing well and are safe. Preston – thank you again for your wonderful blog – it’s a treasure!

    Lisa FApril 7th, 2020  4:48 PM

  • I missed a haircut in late January, before all of the virus lockdown, because my hairstylist had pneumonia. Rescheduled it for late March, and well, you know the rest of the story… it had to be cancelled as well! I am just thinking of how much I will enjoy that future haircut when all of this is over at last! Amber’s hair is gorgeous.

    SherryApril 7th, 2020  10:08 PM

  • To be honest, I would have lacked the courage to cut my own hair. But based on comments in an earlier post (and my commitment to continue shopping), I ordered Vintner’s Daughter Essence and Serum and am seven days in. I really, really love it!

    PaulaApril 8th, 2020  12:42 AM

  • Ha!! This seems to be a universal dilemma. I have had a pair of Japanese hair cutting scissors and thinning sharers in my Amazon cart for over a week… My mother would trim her friends hair in college…I am getting close to purchasing them. Just need a trim of my ends and I don’t do bangs…I’ll keep you posted.

    Amy Thorne RichardsonApril 8th, 2020  6:15 AM

  • My hair length is easy to maintain…it is several inches below my shoulders with bangs. I had a few inches cut in February, so the length is fine. I trim my bangs myself…have for years. I use very sharp embroidery scissors and hold them vertically…my hairdresser of over 25 years showed me how.

    Color is another story…I am probably almost all grey. Normally I get my roots done every 4 weeks, but have to do my roots myself in between using Clairol Root Touch Up. I did that almost 2 weeks ago and will do it again. I ordered hair color (for my whole head) from Amazon…I will attempt that down the road if needed. Made sure to get a little lighter ash brown than my normal color, since I know they come out dark.

    I know I am vain…but even at almost 69 I’m not willing to go grey. Such a minor thing in these uncertain times!

    SharonApril 8th, 2020  7:43 AM

  • Her haircut is wonderful! Thank you for your blog, which I always enjoy, but is a really nice respite from covid news these days. Ladies, we must wait—we will definitely regret cutting our own hair. My dilemma is whether to surrender to the pleas of my teenage son. We were planning to have his hair cut over spring break and couldn’t; it’s now really shaggy. But he has beautiful, if unkempt, hair and I don’t want to ruin it. Plus, my only experience is self-trimming my bangs 30+ years ago, and the occasional trim given to a desperate male college friend.

    KIC fanApril 8th, 2020  8:08 AM

  • I lucked out in the hair situation, as I had decided shortly before the salons halted operations to grow my very short hair out some. It looks a bit unkempt, for sure, but I will get the added length I need to have more options when I do get a cut. I have absolutely no confidence in cutting my own or anyone else’s hair, lol. I know it would be a disaster.

    AprilApril 8th, 2020  10:58 AM

  • Possibly the first thing I’ll do when quarantine ends is get a haircut. In the meantime, I’m tying it back…

    That's Not My AgeApril 8th, 2020  11:41 AM

  • Coincidentally I had been talking with my hairdresser for over a year about letting my hair go gray. I have been dying my hair dark brown for 25 years and I am so tired of having that done. I am 66. I had told him at my last appointment in Feb. that I didn’t want color done at my next couple of appointments…just to see what it would look like. He reluctantly agreed. He said some people look great gray but others not so much…it depends on your gray with your skin tone. So the Virus stepped in and I am letting the gray happen!! I wear a headband most of the time so the roots have not been all that noticeable yet. I am also thinking of cutting my shoulder length hair and going back to a much shorter haircut. That would make the going to gray process much tidier. We swim a lot in the summer so having short or at least shorter hair would make life so much easier. Wish me luck! Love, Pamela Taft

    Pamela TaftApril 8th, 2020  2:08 PM

  • I have no unique solutions but needed to chime in and tell you all how much I relate to everything in this post! I tried sending photos of my high- and low-lighted, greying medium brown hair to Madison Reed and they quickly DM’d me back to say they would have to just take it all darker – something I’m not prepared to do. My daughter has been trimming my bangs – pretty darn well, to be honest. With less washing, coloring and styling needed thanks to Zoom, I’m looking forward to my first cut-and-color after the pandemic and what great shape my hair will be in! Amber’s hair cut is one I’ll consider.

    Lisa MacApril 10th, 2020  3:34 PM


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