Wide Brim Hat c/o Oasap, Kevin Murphy Color Bug c/o abHair (close up photo below), Vintage Choker, Wooly Jacket c/o Shoppalu, Pink Chiffon Dress c/o Kiwilook, Lock and Key Belt c/o Romwe, White Mountain Booties
Today I got to try out the pink Kevin Murphy Color Bug (also comes in orange and purple), which was sent to me by abHair.com! The product comes in this little pod thing and you basically just rub it onto your hair. To get more vibrant color, you can apply product to your hair first, but the instructions on the packaging say you can also just apply it on dry hair (which is what I did). Of course, the color will be much deeper with blonde hair, but it was pretty cool that it even worked on my dark hair! It washes out with water really easily too. Below is what it looked like right after I applied it. Keep in mind, my hair naturally has red tones (which are more exaggerated under flash), so the true color is more of a rosy light pink (when applied to dark brown hair) rather than a deep magenta. Nonetheless, I was just happy that it even showed up! It can be frustrating having really dark hair when all your friends with blonde or light brown hair can do all these fun things to their hair color without the bleach damage :(
With my outfit, I wanted to try doing a witchy look but with a pink dress, so I added my cross choker, John Proctor hat, lock and key belt, and this fuzzy jacket to add more black to the outfit. I really love dressing witchy, but sadly, my love of spooky and creepy things has come back to hurt me. I made almost all my portfolio pieces revolve around a very spooky theme, and now the concern with my portfolio as a whole, is that there is not enough of the traditional fine arts subjects in my work. I think the technical skills are up to par, but basically, I can't do anything spooky for the rest of my pieces.. which is upsetting to me because what I am inspired by in fashion is where I get my inspiration for my art pieces. It's problematic because I love making objects come alive in my artwork (literally), and that automatically gives it this spooky feel. But I guess it is more important to show a wide variety of pieces to demonstrate that you can do them in the first place, rather than leave them out, and have others think you don't even have the skills to produce different types of art. So right now, I'm trying to find a happy medium maybe.. but it's going to be a bit of a challenge to detach myself from my creepy inspirations.. for example, if someone tells me to draw a flower, I have this innate urge to make it a dead and drooping flower because that's what I think is eye-catching to me! ;-; Any advice you guys?