Caught up with with this Naturalista at Vancouver Mural Festival. She is so excited to see the West Coast’s increase in representation! (We are starting to step it up over here!)
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!”
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!