Project Natural – We Meet Again

If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you may recognize the subject of this photo. This is Alexandria. She is the first stranger I had asked to photograph for #ProjectNatural, back when the project didn’t even have a name!

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Veronica Dorsett @ Vancouver Mural Festival

On August 12th, 2017, I went to Vancouver Mural Festival for the first time, and I think it’s going to have to become a tradition. Vancouver really does have some amazing artists, and it is so exciting to see the city embracing them.

One of my best friends, my dad and I walked through the festival, and I was definitely impressed by everything we saw. Then, when I saw Veronica Dorsett’s work, I couldn’t help but smile and say “YES! THIS!”

Yes, I am Black and White - Veronica Dorsett | VoDorsett
“Yes, I am Black & White”

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Green Ombre Box Braids | Mermaid Hair

I think my favourite protective style to-date has been my black to green/teal, ombre box braids. I had never before played with colour in my hair, and I really loved it. Apparently strangers loved it too, because a surprising amount of people came up to compliment my mermaid hair. At first, I was actually caught off guard, because I hadn’t even been aiming for a mermaid look (but I was pretty pleased that I had unknowingly given off that vibe).

I ordered the braiding hair from AliExpress, and was overall satisfied with how fast it came (less than two weeks), and with the quality. I ordered ten packs just  to be on the safe side, and only used seven. I probably would have gotten away with six, but my boyfriend sat on and tangled one of the bundles I had left on the couch…

The colour I chose was a perfect introduction colour for myself. Even though half of it was a greenish teal, it was still quite subtle. Depending on how I had the braids tied up, it would sometimes take people awhile to realize they weren’t a normal colour. My only regret is that I didn’t take more selfies with the style!

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