I like Minnie Dlamini, and spending some time with her at the You Magazine Awards, she is a cool girl. (Plus she loves Spice Girls)… But it seems like Geri, Mel B, Mel C, Emma and Victoria aren’t her only inspiration. Looks like she is a fan of the sci fi hit, Star Wars… Well at least the Drum Magazine stylist is...
The “Cinnamon Bun Hairstyle”
Leia’s well-known hairdo in A New Hope has been affectionately dubbed the “doughnut hairstyle”, or “cinnamon buns”, by many science fiction fans.Carrie Fisher, in an appearance on the UK TV show Bring Back Star Wars, said she hated her character’s hairstyle; she felt it made her face look rounder, and it took two hours every day to style.Miss Piggy of Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies copied the hairdo with doughnuts in a Star Wars-centric episode of the series. Also, in one scene from Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs, Princess Vespa also appears to have the hairstyle, but reveals that she is actually wearing a large pair of headphones. In the parody film Thumb Wars, the role of Leia was filled by a character named Princess Bunhead, who, as the name implies, had two cinnamon rolls for hair.
The hairdo has also been compared to the Iberian sculpture Lady of Elche.