Shea Couleé (Photographed by nestor) performing this evening in TRANNIKA’S MOST WANTED 2: Turkey Fever! has captured my sweet pumpin’ heart and hasn’t let go since the first time I saw her Beyoncé it up at Salonathon whipping what has grown from 3-5’ long hair. You couldn’t turn away from this majesty even if you tried. Join in and get your own daily dose of musings.
Salonathon Presents LEX·IC·A happens the last Monday of each month at Chicago’s Beauty Bar and is a celebration of the ways in which we communicate with one another and the knowledge we share in this process. It seeks to explore the myriad of complex and beautiful ways we share, play, love, suffer and honor one another through performance work and strive to cultivate community. LEX·IC·A is an inclusive event for anyone interested in procuring dialogue and discourse through performance. Take risks, challenge norms, resist and thrive!
You know how when Mattel puts out a doll based on an iconic celebrity or a movie character it never actually looks like that person, but just one of Barbie’s generic friends? Portrait artist Noel Cruz has proven that an accurate recreation is simply a matter of some extra effort and a lot of talent. He “repaints” dolls, transforming them from “Well, I guess that kinda looks like Diana Ross” to amazingly realistic representations of the people they’re supposed to be. Check out more of his work.
A young Yeezy @ 1:54
Each card in the deck features a hip hop icon drawn by Sayori Wada
lolololol I actually like owls, however the blurb below did make me chuckle smh
Owls confirmed to be the creepiest birds ever. LOOK AT THE F***ING THINGS. If you fail to notice the one on the left SWALLOWING F***ING a rat, then you have the dude singing some satanic chant or something next to him, and then you have those two other f***ing psychos synchronized to make you feel creeped the f*** out with their soulless dance of F***ING DOOM.
15 Chic and Creative Ways to Tie a Scarf
1 How to tie a half-bow scarf
To tie the half-bow scarf, you should first loop the scarf around your neck and tie once— like the first step of tying your shoelaces. Then, take one side of the scarf and make a one loop, as if you were only tying one side of the bow on your shoes. Take the longer section of the scarf and wrap it in front and then behind the entire scarf, next to your neck. Fluff the loop afterwards to taste. This is a variation on this half-bow scarf tutorial. Check the video link if you have any trouble.
2 How to tie a scarf bow
Wrap the scarf around your neck and make sure both ends are even. Then, tie the scarf just as you would tie any bow. You need a longer scarf for this one.
3 How to braid a scarf
Although it looks complicated, this scarf style is easy to tie. Just double up the scarf and wrap it around your neck. Take one end and thread it through the loop, rotate the loop, and then thread through the other end.
4 How to tie the scarf rosette belt
Wrap a longer scarf around your waist and then twist it until the scarf starts to curl around itself. Keep twisting and place the twisted sections around in a flower shape. Tuck in the ends.
Start by putting the scarf around your neck so that the ends hang in back. Then wrap the ends around to the front and loosen the section of scarf around your neck. Tie the dangling ends together and then pull the loop around your neck in front of the knot.
6 How to tie a simple slip knot
Double up your scarf and wrap it around the back of your neck. Then, slip both ends of the scarf into the loop.
7 How to tie the half-bow cinch
With the center of the scarf on the front of your neck, wrap the ends around your neck and back to the front. Then tie the ends together and bring one end up in a loop like tying a “bunny ear” on your shoelaces. Tighten and fluff.
8 How to tie the knotted loop
9 How to tie a muffler scarf
Take one end of a wide scarf and place it on your shoulder. Take one corner from the other end and make a little knot on one shoulder. Leave the last corner free to give the triangle look.
10 How to tie a knot row
Wrap a thinner scarf around the back of your neck and start making ties. Leave a little space and make more ties. Adjust the scarf so that it looks straight.
11 How to tie the slip knot ascot
Tie a regular slip knot and then take one end of the scarf and tuck it around and back into the loop.
12 How to tie the simple double knot
Take a skinny scarf and wrap it around your neck. Start twisting the scarf until it curls and then start wrapping the scarf around itself. Tuck in the ends.
14 How to tie the fake knot
Tie a loop at one end of your scarf and leave it loose. Slip the other end of the scarf into the loop and tighten it to taste.
15 How to tie the double loop wrap
Start with the middle of your scarf on the back of your neck. Loop the ends of the scarf around and back to the front. Tie the two ends together with a simple tie to make the second layer.
Self Portrait Young Ru
The making of ”Hero”, is a drawing commemorating Miguel Endara's father in a picture. The drawing is composed entirely out of 3.200.000 ink dots. The time, effort, commitment to the piece shows the importance of the father in the artist’s life and the numeration of each dots shows the energy invested in the piece. By using Stippling or pointillism technique, it gives the piece a rich texture and great granulation. This week’s V.O.W. is a beautiful short film by American designer Miguel Endara that shows craft, technique and love.