Thursday, 27 September 2012

Hair Experience

So this year my hair has went through a massive transformation..
I used to have long, black hair that fell far past my shoulders and I loved it. But as time went on its condition got gradually worse. And apart from that I was getting bored of it! So, I decided that it was time for a change..
This is my hair journey of 2012 so far...
So this was my hair at the beginning of the year (above). However, after a long and hard thinking process this is what happened..
I cut my hair to collar bone length! I was devastated at first but it did eventually grow on me. Now the problem was the colour. I dye my hair all the time and now it had so much build up that it was constantly black. This had to change..
 So after trying almost everything (washing my hair with beer, washing it with fairy liquid, going on holiday..) I ended up buying a home stripper kit. It worked absolute wonders and stripped my hair to a colour which was actually lighter than my natural colour!
So that was in...July. Since then I have done nothing but give my hair a break from constant dying. It was gradually grown slightly darker but that's okay...

Okay, I lied a little. I have done one thing to my hair besides letting it relax. I dip-dyed it! This was one of the hardest things to do, believe it or not! Basically because I first had to bleach the ends and then put on my chosen colour (red) otherwise it wouldn't of shown up. But for the first time in years, I am completely happy with my hair! (well I do wish it would grow a little quicker, haha!)

So what do you think of my hair journey? Have you had one? 

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

19th Birthday

Hello my glorious readers. I'm sorry I've been neglecting you, at the moment time is very tight and most of it is spent doing my college course work. I will try to blog more often, promise!
Yesterday was my 19th birthday! So I just thought I'd share with you my outfit that I wore to go out for my birthday meal at Rancho Pancho - IYF if there is one near you you MUST go! Food is amazing!
Tell me what you think :)

Birthday present bracelets!  

My new Irregular Choice shoes <3 

Me and Dale <3

What do you guys think of my outfit? What would you wear out for your birthday?

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Lines And Grids 1

So for college one of my projects is called Lines and Grids and my theme I have chosen is New York. When doing this project there are three stages: Research, Development and Final Outcome. So I thought it would be a cool idea to share with you my project! So first its Research!
As I've been to New York I used some of my photos as primary research...

Then I looked at other photographs of New York...

After looking at these I started looking at drawings and paintings of New York. I also found some textile pieces which I reminded me of windows, buildings and bridges..

 The top 2 Textile pieces are from Fusing Fabrics book
This piece is by Bia Martinez

Piece by Linda McCurry

And finally here are some drawings and paintings I found of New York!

 By Dario Mosch

 By Dario Mosch

 By Dr Devience

 By Eddie Ching

 By Steven Wiltshire

 By Steven Wiltshire

By Thomas Lesley Conroy

So that is the "best bits" of my research so far. Hope you like it and I look forward to showing you my development of this project in the near future!