Monday, January 9, 2012

Mood Indigo

I took a mini-vacation over the holidays, and I confess that I’ve been struggling somewhat to get back into the swing of things again! I feel I’ve taken enough of a break now, and I’ll be regularly posting from here on out.

We’ll start the New Year off right with a post featuring the wonderful Blue Velvet Vintage! I’ve been doing a bit of modeling work for BVV, and would like to showcase the most recent ensemble that I received from her. This stunning, 30-style midnight blue satin gown was a treat to wear; the design is curve-hugging and very flattering with its bust-to-hip ruched design. Heavily trimmed in rhinestones, it is as jaw dropping from the front as it is from behind—check out the dramatic back! Pair this gown with a fashionably warm faux fur bolero, long gloves, and rhinestone jewelry, and you have the perfect Old Hollywood look.

You’ll note my blonde hair—though these photos were taken before I took the red plunge, I’ve since washed out the red tint that I tried out over my vacation. I thought I’d give you a mini update of the process—I used Roux Fanciful in Lucky Copper, applying the liquid first. The trick is to apply this section by section, blow drying your hair in between applications. It certainly helps to have a friend assist you with this process to be sure every section is covered completely! To keep the color fresh and to touch up the root area, I used the Fanciful mousse in the evenings before setting my hair. I was very pleased with the overall look, and when I finally washed my hair, the color came out fairly easily—I’d say 90-95 percent. There are some lingering, faint pink streaks in my hair after two washes, but I like the effect and imagine that these will disappear completely in another couple of washes. The only complaint I have about this product is that it is messy—it is water soluble, so you have to be careful not to get it wet, and when you brush your hair, red “dust” ends up everywhere. I also noticed that it transferred slightly onto clothing, but the marks it left came out easily with water. Anyway, it was a fantastic, no-commitment way to check out a new color! Though I don’t plan on permanently changing my blonde hair anytime soon, I would definitely use this product again for a fun change again in the future!

Amanda Lee


  1. You look so pretty!!! The dress is divine . I like red hair on you.. I used those color washes on my clients..It DOES get messy... i often use gloves when putting on the color because it stains my hands! hahaha!!But you can have so much fun being a diffrent color!! Best of luck!! -Miss Amethyst

  2. This is the gown I wore to my senior prom! My date wore a pinstripe suit and we embraced the 30s look. We were certainly the most creative looking couple there, haha! I'm so glad you enjoyed the dress as much as I did!

  3. Oh wow! I'm not usually into that sort of look in a dress, but you sure have convinced me that it's a beautiful dress. And who couldn't love a 30's style gown anyway?

    You look beautiful, and blonde is so much work, I wouldn't dare change mine like that! That's some serious bravery!

  4. I love the colors and the light of those pictures!!!!

  5. The back detail is to die for !

  6. You look so glamorous in your spectacular gown.