Friend of the blog, chic fashionista and Elliott Lucca handbag designer Lauren Walsh is the proprietor of Undeclared Panache --your girlfriend's source for all things you are too much of a dude to understand (hair, style, clothes) -- and an astute observer of deviant hairstyles.
BY LAUREN WALSH
While most look forward to the 4th of July weekend for BBQs and fireworks, I have adopted the tradition of traveling to the great burough of Brooklyn, to the world-famous Coney Island, to witness the gluttonous tradition that is Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating contest.
For three years I lived across the hall from the Sweet Corn eating champion Crazy Legs Conti and fourth-ranked eater, Tim "Eater X" Janus. During that period I timed training sessions, made friends with other eaters on the circuit and took a general interest in this bazaar subculture.
The six-time winner has has kept the fans guessing when it comes to his locks. I have compiled a timeline of Kobayashi's edgy Japanese hair styles punctuated by this year's showstopper, an assymetrical, Rihanna-esque 'do with two blonde racing stripes across the back. In looking at the timeline, I cannot gather a correlation between wins vs. losses, but one thing is for sure: the American, Joey Chestnut, may have taken the coveted mustard belt, but Kobayahsi regins in style points.