When: August 2006
Where: Baltimore, MD
Context: Danity Kane in-store album signing/ fan meet & greet when their 1st album dropped. I told Aubrey to make a funny face, she did. I love her. There was all of maybe 25 people there. I came straight from work!
The Hair: Wet Two Strand Twist. Done by my ex hairstylist: young gay black guy w/ a chair in this salon in Columbia, MD owned by a sassy old Asian lady. <— couldn’t make that up if I tried so you know it’s the God’s heaven truth!
Because the twist are done while my hair is wet, there isn’t much hang time and the coil is tight. I hadn’t realized yet that a dry twist out is a better look for me. My hair has been trial & error, it has been a long journey to figure out what I like and how to achieve it. On that: I think new naturals should cut themselves some slack on their journey, as styles present differently on everyone through no fault of anyone. Simply the diversity of how our natural coils flow.
(As an aside, my stylist didn’t “like” blowing hair out for dry twist because it takes longer, read: more work for him. But clearly, what I want/looks best should be the focus. I should have been more vocal about it. SO ladies, SPEAK UP! Dont be afraid to give direction & if your stylist isnt feeling it, give them the DUECES. I did.)
Fun Fact: When I joined twitter she was one of the 1st people to follow me. Two years after this picture was taken I “worked” (by extension) for Diddy myself. Circle of Life.
You Are So Vain
I realize this tumblr may come off as vain, as its gonna be nothing but pictures of me. *shrug*
you’ll get over it.
When: Spring 2003
The Hair: I absolutely loved these braids, mainly because it was the perfect color blend and it was a excellent silky smooth weight! love, Love, LOVED IT! I bought the hair on 52nd Street at my favorite hair store & kept the packaging for a reallllly long time so I could purchase it again. At the time i was growing my hair out from being cut & colored & damaged. Happens to the best of us.
Context: Was at Penn, at the Senior Farewell dinner for Black students. Makuu gave us all kinte cloth drapes to wear on graduation day. I wore my DST one I got after I crossed.
Fun Fact: I still have that skirt, but haven’t worn it in fo evahs! I should go try it on to see if it fits!
When: Winter 2006 is my best guess.
Where: DC, on my way to the company holiday party of my S/O at the time.
The Hair: lightly blew out my hair so that I’d have this pony fro at the crown of my head. I call it my “Regal, 1st Lady” look. Really loved my hair at this length because this style was super easy to achieve then. The style is all about the length of the hair and tightness of the curl.
Context: I spent a bunch of time getting ready so it was only fitting to take a picture! I was a bit stressed about the event. I wanted to make a good impression and it was the 1st super huge corporate holiday party I’d ever been to.
Fun Fact: I used this picture a few years later on business cards to set myself apart from job seekers at a networking event. It worked, I got a job!