MonthJuly 2012

When’s Winter Coming?

My usual palette is very subdued. I’m still in search of that perfect white tee… I don’t even own a single one! I suppose it’s time I focus my efforts on some basic essentials. After all, the huge number of summer dresses I acquired are not going to take me very far come fall and winter!

Fall/Winter Wishlist

Top Row:
Chloe Susanna Studded Boots – pre-ordered for September 30 ♥
Etoile Isabel Marant Kalibo leather jacket – ordered, but received defective, going to exchange for another!
Isabel Marant Bekket in Rouge and in Anthracite – rouge are en route! anthracite pre-ordered for 7/30!

Bottom row:
Etoile Isabel Marant Pepy flannel blazer – a want, but not a must-have!
Chloe Ballerina Flats – trying to allocate money in my budget for these beauties!
Giuseppe Zanotti Swarovski Studded boots – Dare to dream! A possibility!
Isabel Marant Boots – an unlikely purchase and bold in color, too! I suspect I’m going to miss out on these and regret it!

Ah I always have shoes on my mind…

Past Life

The one thing I would change? 1700s, not 1800s.

I like to think that “past lives” influence my life simply because I’ve got so many and many-varied interests. I feel such a close affinity to many different time periods, many different modes of being and living. I know it’s silly, and unlikely. But when we have string theory somehow I just get this feeling that many impossible things really are possible.

Most of the time I feel so disconnected from the present. I dwell on the past, a lot. I don’t crave the future very often. I crave the past. Talk about an impossibility. My favorite thing about modern times is accessibility. More than ever I feel able to connect to the past in a delightful way.

The internet houses so much time and space. I am able to find renaissance music, medieval music, jazz age music, really old Argentinian music, music airing in India right at this very moment, etc. I am able to reach so far and so wide. We are able to breach time and space without going anywhere. Of course mobility would be much more engaging and interactive and preferable. But barring that – this accessibility is the best thing that’s ever happened to us.

Time Periods/Places to Which I Feel An Affinity For:

  • 1920s almost anywhere in the world – France, America, Spain, etc.
  • Egypt during the time of Cleopatra
  • France during Louis XIV’s reign
  • France during Louis XV’s reign

I definitely love more time periods and countries than I have mentioned above but those are the places I feel I would best fit in.

Random post… *shrugs*

ROJO.

It is widely known that I 1. love to color my hair (at the salon) and 2. frequently use products not widely available in the U.S. Okay maybe #2 is not *widely*known but it’s very true. From my French makeup removing cleanser to my German toothpaste, I have a pretty international beauty routine. And one that is preferably all-natural/organic/herbal, etc. Yeah it sounds like high maintenance doesn’t it? Actually honestly I just have very little faith in my own country’s efficacy at doing much of anything. Yes that also sounds quite bad. I’m European in heart and soul, I think.

Anyway. Going back to fact #1 about me, my hair is frequently colored in some form of red. Mind you, my hair rarely stays red for long. I’m starting to lose my faith in hairdressers. So now I am embarking on a journey of *doing something about it*.

After extensive YTing, Googling, and stalking hair color blogs I’ve decided to start using some intense products to keep my hair vibrant and red. I am so sick of ending up with brown hair after two weeks of brilliant red hair, if that long!

For my records here are the products that I am going to try to find/order/beg a professional to acquire for me:

  • L’Oreal Majicontrast in Red – searching
  • 30 Developer
  • Tressa Watercolors in Fluid Fire Shampoo – acquired, used 1x
  • Revlon Nutri Color Creme 500 Purple Red – purchased, in-transit
  • Schwarzkopf Extra Care Hair Repair – searching
  • Agadir Argan Oil

A few redheads online have recommended varying Schwarzkopf hair products for some reason. I wholeheartedly (and maybe foolishly) trust German products. I mean from my German face cream to my German toothpaste… you get the idea.

My one pet peeve though is buying new hair products when I have alternatives. I already have a hair mask. But it’s a protein hair treatment and I *think* protein might pull out hair color? Also I VERY RECENTLY established a 100% organic hair routine that I’m comfortable with and now I’m changing it up, or so it would seem… That annoys me to death. I hate the fact that I have stashes of shampoos and conditioners and keep searching for new ones.

It’s all in the hopes of finding my HG products right?