Hot Curlers and Invisible Doors: Saturday 12th February

Today we had make-up for ‘Picasso’. This meant that most of my day was spent at the largest beauty school in Japan, being made up to look like Albert Einstein. Obviously I enjoyed this immensely, but even I was a little taken aback when they started to put hot curlers in my hair to give it volume. The upshot of this was that my hair was too long to retain said volume, and so I ended up getting a free haircut, which I was obviously chuffed about. The day was not all peaches and cream though, as upon exiting the ultra high security complex I walked straight into a glass door and almost knocked myself out. Einstein would be so proud.

Here I am looking surprisingly comfortable in my role as Hilda Ogden.

This evening I popped into Shimokitazawa to my favourite vintage clothes shop and managed to pick up a couple of shirts, a faux Barbour jacket, and a waistcoat with a 1970s wallpaper purple motif, all for the princely sum of ¥3200 (£25). I also managed to successfully compliment the shop owners on ‘the most amusing shop in Shimo.’ To which he replied, ‘It is also the cheapest’, although in fairness he might have been telling me how vegetable-y the place was.

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About truehamlet

Sam is a senior lecturer in Science Communication, who researches the different ways in which media such as poetry and film can be used to communicate science to new audiences.
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