Monday, 24 March 2014

Musing :: Style : Skirting the Issue

I don't usually wear them...but when i do....



I know it's a low quality image but ah, why do i like it so much? Sometimes you have to step out of the ordinary. I promise I'm not as meagre as i look in this photo. I wore this to a home visit where I was in the car then in the house of family. I'll likely wear it with leggings next time around.

What article of clothing is outside of your ordinary?

Peace. Love. Experiment.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

TiLT - Overalls a.k.a Jumpers


Don't ask me why we call overalls jumpers here, i figure because you can just kind of jump into them and be good for the day. ;) I am glad the trend came back becase i loved wearing them when i was younger. For some reason wearing them just made me feel like a productive artist! Like i could go paint murals and wipe my paint filled hands all over my denim overalls and not care because even that was a testiment to my creativity. Of course the kinds that are debuting these days you would not want to get paint on but instead would like to peer with some heels

I dont yet own a peer as i am parcial to the suspendered, high waist, flair legged type (some specific tastes there i know) I find that the ones i seek are more previlant on the asian market. Asians sure know how to rock it too! A close second favorite are dress overalls. Here are a few of my favorites surfing round the interweb. Overalls done differently, in a unique, fun and artistic way.




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I think these looks are a fun and inovative way to wear the returning trend that lets you stay playful yet grown. What do you think of these looks? 

Monday, 17 March 2014

Musing on Body: Natural Vs. Relaxed Hair-Ashamed of your 'roots'

I wrote this post up last year and hisitated posting it. Today i have changed my mind about sharing.

This concept has bothered me for some time, this trend of women thinking that because they have natural hair that some how makes them more black and more proud of their heritage than other women of negro decent. Of course i know that this is not the concensous, i'm just voicing a view thoughts from consistant examples i've come across.

Wby?

So many people seem to be of the opinon that if you straighten or put product in your hair it is because you are ashamed of its texture and therefore ashamed of your 'roots' pun intended.

You must be trying to look like a white woman, you must believe that black beauty is the look of a slave, something you want to separate yourself from. You want to pretend that you are not black, that you are 'one of them' You know, them, with the straight hair and the light skin. You want to acquaint yourself with their majority, you are lending to 'the white man's authority over the black man'

I can't help but stare at people who have this opinion, shocked and awed at humanities ability to judge ANYTHING about their fellow man under the guise of justice and equality. I know that many of my readers are not of 'African American' decent. It's not my intention to offend. It just amazes me how people can yell and holler for equality and freedom of expression as long as it looks like they do.

Should we then revert to wearing bits of cloth about our privates? This is NOT to say that wearing your hair natural is prehistoric, calm down. What i am saying is that this is how i see it:

No of course not, to wear cloth instead of clothes would be ridiculously impractical. Impractical like wanting to keep hair in a way that is often prone to tangles and pain and copious amounts of time spent fixing it in the morning and at night? Which, might i take the time to point out, no race wants to do. That is the primary reason i do not have my hair the way most natural gals do, i just can't handle it! Hey and believe me, i REALLY admire those who can, i love many natural hair styles, they looks beautiful! I've recently been experimenting withsem myself. But...how come they're not considered ashamed of the texture of their hair when they curl or use sytetic braids or the like? Why is it considered just style then but not when i do it?

And hey, some might ask those of us who delve into the wearing of weaves and wings and the sort, why the extensions? I mean that's not real hair, everybody knows!

Yeah and your nails aren't really aqua coloured, and your toes aren't really orange coloured and we KNOW you're not really that tall so why you wearing them heels though? Your eye lashes aren't that long, your boobs aren't that big or perky, your waist isn't that small, your eyelids sure as hell are not naturally smoky and your lips aren't naturally gradient red.

You aint fooling nobody either so why do you do it?

Is it fun? Is it nice to experiment and change things you feel like you have some control over in a world where the plot seems more experience based than character based? Is it interesting to see what happens when you dye your natural tips of your natural locks blonde? when you dye your afro red? You like playing with colours and forming your opinion of things? Does it make you feel like an individual deciding what you should look like everyday? Independent of having to ask and sometimes beg someone to twist up and plat up and braid up your hair as a favor?

Or are you doing it because in reality all you want is to look like someone else, to be someone else, to slip into an ethnicity unnoticed and act like you've been there all along because you hate yourself amd what you are. Cause you want to decide what you want to be from here onward, which is someone else, not you but someone you have pin pointed as a goal of attaining a likeness to. If this is your case then i suggest you see a psychiatrist. If however your reason is one more akin to the paragraph that preseded this one. I'm thinking you will be okay.

I know i have wore my hair in so many ways! I've braided it, put in extensions, had an awesome afro (that is not practical when you're a teacher and a visually impaired person who often has to sit in front seats in classes and theaters sigh) tried the cutest short wig (i could never cut my poor awesome hair plus my doctor near killed me for exposing my neck and face to the sun like thatwhoo albinism :( ) and recently tried flat ironing it, my hair! I've never put in straightening product simply because i don't like the idea of my hair being permanently one way ever. (same reason i will never get a tatoo) i love experimenting with it!

It's mine and i have a right to choose to do with it as i please just like i have a right to choose to paint my nails or wear make up because this is MY blank canvas! I get to do what i want with it and you know what? so do you! I may not like your colour or size or height or length choices but gratefuly? i don't have to where em! So-i-don't-have-to-like-them! And vise versa!

So, if you are an individual so firm in her worth that you know that no hairstyle, permed or relaxed is going to change the magnitude of the importance of who you are. If you know that beauty is not defined by choice of hairstyle but by choices of character and you choose to be comfortable in weave, braids, Mohawk, curls or afro because no change can change a negative history already written or a possitive influence yet to be orcestrated and you are, quiet frankly, rather fine of that?

Then go on girl, 'whip it good!' I am, i'm going to use my body to express myself in a way that doesn't make hurt others and makes me happy, i will change my hair to a different look everyday if i want to, i will wear peers with combat boots if i feel like because for me? Natural is my heart not my hairstyle!

Let no one tell you that you are of less value because of the appearance choices you've made, no matter what side of the colour gradient you or they are on.



Peace. Love. Choice


Thursday, 13 March 2014

TiLT - My Style Inspiration - Mimi.G!

I'm still discovering who i am stylewise. Isn't that always the case in so many aspects of our lives though? Learning to break out of the mold of what so many many people feel is the right to tell us how we ought to do things? I've always been a person who dispises being boxed in, i like being free to wear heels and pearls one day and an over sized tshirt, timnerlands and cargo pants the next. I see no reason to have to choose one or the other.

In that respect Mimi.G is really inspiring to me and i connect with her as it has to do with not fitting the visual mod racewise. This chick is a beautiful inpowering woman who crafts her own style with her very own hands! I love pretty much everything she wears and hope to afford some of her pices someday.

She recently did a short interview for kisforkinky.com and i really hope you enjoy it and are inspired by it as much as i was.


You can check out her blog here.

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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

New Layout




Pink really isn't my colour but the creator of this design only had it in pink and just loved this set up so much that i figured...maybe i can make it work. If not i can always go back to tan :)

What do you think of the new digs?



Sunday, 9 March 2014

Musing Mind :: Chasing Creativity




Its hard having a creative soul. To constantly chase inspiration down the corridors of your life, grabbing it by the shirt tail morning after morning and carrying it back with you to the table. Inspiration can be like a toddler; easily distracted by the simplest things, a shiny object, the way the light seeps through the window. Here we are though, creative souls made of inspired energy, trapped in the skin of adulthood and responsibility. Trying to make it work. Sitting with inspiration at every chance and wishing that everyday could be like this...



Forgive me, something strange has happened with some of my previous pictures and not exactly having computer at the moment i am not able to fix it as I'd like. That should change by the end of the week though.

Meanwhile,

Peace. Love. The light of Inspiration.
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