hair today, gone tomorrow

One of the things I’m asked most about lately (with regard to fashion/style/aesthetics, anyway) is my new ‘do. After having braved the head shave in March for St. Baldrick’s, I have to say that I’m really enjoying the whole ‘having no hair’ look. Ironically, I’ve gotten more compliments on the ‘basically bald’ look than I have any other haircut, dye job, blowout or complicated style that I’ve paid through the...

spotlight on: Blue Lux

A few weeks ago I had the good fortune of meeting Debra Hines of Blue Lux at the Solstice Festival, an annual event on Austin’s east side. She and I exchanged information and she agreed to have me come interview her at her brick and mortar location in south central Austin. Originally from Wimberley, Hines moved to Austin 12 years ago. With a background in theater, she had always been...

Instagram trends

I’ve decided that I lovehate Instagram. Approximately 73% useful tool and 27% bizarre crap, it’s become a great way for me to reach out and find other like-minded bloggers (are we following each other? This is me if not!) and also find random memes and photos of adorable baby animals that I like to scroll through to pass the time. Cute kittens and Internet hilarity aside, I’ve discovered a trend...

full-butt underwear forever

My retail karma is such that I’ll have a streak of good luck for several weeks, followed by a period of everything I like being discontinued. It’s so up and down that I almost never know what to expect when I venture out to shop, and it’s precisely why I rarely shop with a specific item in mind, because I never find exactly what I’m looking for. Need a plain...