Grazia has made no secret of the fact that we are IN LOVE with Rose Byrne’s sexy new be-fringed bob. Let’s face it; bobs are pretty tricky to pull off, and few can make Vidal Sassoon’s iconic style look retro-sexy rather than mumsy-frumpy. But we reckon this sharp, sleek cut with its blunt "bangs" is right up there with those of bob goddesses like silent movie star Louise Brooks and Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction.
But it was only when we spotted Rose’s shiny chesnut-coloured ‘do on the Oscars red carpet last night, that we had something of a watershed moment: a bob for eveningwear?! Brilliance.
Byrne looked so effortlessly glamorous! We haven’t seen a bob looking this foxy since Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface. Wearing a black sequinned Vivienne Westwood gown that was as pared-down-yet-sophisticated as her hair, Byrne suddenly made all the other Academy Awards attendees with their oh-so-predictable (and majorly unflattering) hair-sprayed up-dos look hopelessly old-fashioned.
Not only that, but the hairstyle took her dress to a new level, giving her a complete top-to-toe look that had the styled-to-perfection feel of an editorial photo-shoot. While other attendees seemed panic-stricken by the dress code (“it’s got to be a ballgown… diamonds… an updo!”) Byrne wore a look that worked for her; one that smacked of early 80s disco-decadence and quiet sex appeal. And with those long, elegant (Chanel Fine Jewellery) earrings, she looked stylishly finished, rather than rigidly formal.
So could Rose Byrne’s appearance this year be the start of a new trend in eveningwear "down-dos"? Is this the end of those hideously formal Oscars’ up-dos? Could any attendee fail to be seduced by Byrne’s glossy blow-dried bob? Is it time to sell those shares in Elnett?
Time will tell, but remember: you heard it here first, folks…