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4.07.2013

Crowns of Color...

I usually only post and outfit or talk about fashion, but as a three-dimensional woman with an actual life, I have decided that one can only talk about clothes so much, so I have decided to also address the things that serve to inspire me and influence my style aesthetic.

I have followed Andrea Pippins' blog, Fly, for a couple of years.  As she says in her own words, "Fly is a journal of all things beautiful, creative, and inspirational" While the world of design, graphic or not, has never been a true interest of mine, I like what I like.  When in Late 2012 I was perusing her blog, I came across what I believe were prints that captured the spirit of me.

Gumby in Grape...

Asymmetrically Green...

Afro Blue...

Pompadour Blue...
*All prints can be purchased through Fly's Etsy shop

These images represent both the versatility, resiliance, and chameleon-like qualities that black hair holds.  For me, these prints represent my refusal to committ to a hairstyle, and my reluctance to admit that hair actually is necessary to be fly.  I first cut my hair the length it is now when I was in 11th grade more than 20 years ago, and I remember by boyfriend at the time being absolutely devastated and he threatened to leave me if I did not grow my hair back (I didn't).  I remember the freedom that accompanied the lack of hair then, and although I waver between variations of hair, no hair, haf-hair, I am always partial to a bald head! But these hairstyles serve as a timeline of my life as I have experienced them in some form.  Honestly, a woman's history can ofttimes be told through her hairstyles. So to Andrea Pippins, I salute you.  Every time I look at the prints hanging in my foyer, I think about the times of my life...


Here, a retrospective of my hair...


4 comments:

  1. I loved this post. Hair is just such an issue for us, isn't it? I have to say, I love your baldish head - it is elegant and whimsical all at the same time.

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  2. I love the artwork it is FLY!!!! I love that you showed us your hair revolution and I enjoyed every piece of it. I have always felt your beauty is not define by your hair. I have my hair shaved all around and I have be debating on getting the top part braided but seeing you rock your's makes me want to pursue it. You are just beautiful!!

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    1. Than you Tiffany! Braids with my shaved sides allowed me to rock my hair so many ways. So versatile...

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