Zooey Deschanel is known almost as much for her long, thick dark brown hair as she is for her hilariously adorkable portrayal of Jess on New Girl.

So when she stepped out for the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars bash on February 24 with what appeared to be a short new ’do (right), people were shocked. Shocked.

Fortunately, Zooey’s hair was simply in hiding.

Haha. Everyone thinks I cut my hair!” she tweeted the following day. “We fooled them @shelleybrien! We fooled them!”

We’re heaving a sigh of relief, but for a minute let’s pretend she actually did the hair-chopping deed: Do you prefer Zooey’s long-haired look, or are you digging her Vanity Fair style?