Fashion designer, knitter, occasional sewer and recovering hair-weave addict. A true New Yorker (Brooklyn-born & raised), I'm mostly inspired by graffiti, color and all things shiny/glittery. So pretty much the 80s. :)
The Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is beyond words. If you love art (and obviously, fashion) it is definitely a must see. My favorite part is the "Romantic Gothic" room. It's really dark with these beautifully aged mirrors all over and has a very Edgar Allen Poe/Tim Burton feel to it. Dark, beautiful and slightly creepy at the same time. The exhibit now runs until August 7th, so hurry up and see it!
A few weeks ago, on May 21st, I colored the front portion of my hair red. I used Loreal HiColor in Red. It's formulated for dark hair so there's no need to bleach beforehand. It hi-lifts & deposits color in one step, which is great for me since my hair is relaxed. Although the box clearly says to use volume 20 if the hair is relaxed, I used 40. In the past volume 20 didn't allow the color to show well. Now let me just say this: please don't do what I did! Not only should I have used volume 20 developer, but I also should have waited at least another week because I just did a relaxer touch-up the week before. Luckily, I keep up with my moisture & protein balance every week. My hair reacts positively with more protein. I'm soooo happy that it worked and my hair didn't fall out.
(Of course this post is about a month late, but better late than never right? Right?!)
I decided to clean my walk-in closet in the beginning of May because it was just way too messy and I still had winter clothes hanging up. Kind of hard to get dressed for 75+ degree weather when you have super bulky sweaters in your face. Then I moved onto my yarn bin, partially because I found yarn in my closet that I wasn't aware of in the first place. This is what happened:
There were more but I don't want to scare you with all the acrylic. LOL. These are really old.....I'm talking 5-7 years ago. Why I still have them, I'm not sure. But I do know that all of this acrylic will come in handy when I want to practice new knitting techniques or try my own patterns. Luckily I was able to fit it all in my yarn bin at the end of the day.