Monday, October 1, 2012

What is that, Velvet?!

While in Paris I met up with one of my favorite ladies, Velvet D'Amour. You may know her as the badass fat girl who walked the catwalks for Gaultier and Galliano, but she's recently launched an e-mag called Volup2 which aims to expand society's definition of beauty (please make sure you support the kickstarter here). When she asked if I'd be interested in shooting a fun little video with her, of course I said yes! The problem was I only had a few outfits with me since I was traveling, so I decided to wear the tutu again. In fact, the only things I changed were my top and shoes, but with the addition of my curly hair and heavy eye makeup, I think I look a bit more rock 'n' roll, no?

Sidenote: So many of you have been asking about the tutu! Unfortunately it's not on the Dorothy Perkins website, it was one of their designer collaborations and they didn't have it above a size M/L (thank you, stretchy waistband). If you live in London, it may still be in stores. If not, I'd suggest searching etsy for something similar--I know that's where Jay got hers! 
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It's crazy how much the style of my hair can change the overall look of an outfit. I've been using my Paul Mitchell products (which have been a life saver and are now available at salons). The thing I like about their Curl Campaign is that they're encouraging women to be honest about the ups and downs of having curly hair. Here's my #CurlConfession: I'm not loving my hair right now. The thing about curly hair is it's super sensitive and reactive to different environments. In London, it refused to cooperate (thankfully in Paris--where the above vid was shot--it was much better); there are tons of reasons I'm happy to be back on American soil, but number one is that my hair is back to normal again!

I'm still sticking to the Paul Mitchell Spring Loaded Detangling Shampoo which is my favorite product from the line. After shampooing, I use their Full Circle Leave-In treatment which is really lightweight and makes the curl pattern better than ever. I just need to get back to NYC for a proper shape up, because currently it's suffering from the dreaded triangle thing (think Carrot Top). I know I promised a video on these products--it's still coming! Things were a little too crazy in Europe to get it done there.

31 comments:

  1. Sooo amazingly stunning! That outfit is just gorgeous xx

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  2. I Love that outfit and curly hair is my favorite way to wear my hair too



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  3. I've noticed that with my hair too. It is super-sensitive. It freaks out with heat, humidity and different water (I think if it's too hard my hair gets mad). I'll have to try these Paul Mitchell products you mention; my hair is currently angry at being colored!

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  4. You look absolutely gorgeous!
    Sophie
    x

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  5. You look simply gorgeous! My curl confession: I've used my flat iron so much that my hair won't curl like it used to and almos stays straight when it gets wet :(. So because I don't like the way my curls look now, I keep "flat ironing" it (vicious circle or what?!)

    Love your title btw, great line from Coming to America! :)

    xoxo
    Dionne

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  6. Even before I started reading I thought,"I love that tutu". Will make it my mission to search for in South Africa!

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  7. Och, I love your shoes. They look very comfty. :)what a great video. :)

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  8. I am never one to be shy of anything, HOWEVER - my curls cause me a lot of issues... I prefer to keep it straight or frizzy wild, ADMIRE YOURS!! J'ADORE!
    xo-
    sabrina
    www.samplesize16.com

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  9. Adorable!!!

    Amberly
    www.asilceofglam.com

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  10. Ok, you are so freaking adorable! Is that an ok adjective to use from a new reader? I sure hope so because I just love, love, love you!

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  11. You look beautiful & I love your smile in your vid. You go girl!

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  12. Amazing! The skirt is too gorgeous for words and I love how you restyled the look.

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  13. The tutu plus the leather plus le french is just too much (in the best way possible)

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  14. Your hair looks great throughout the video and in the pics above it. Love the Dorothy Perkins designer collaboration tutu. Great outfit pose in the first photo and I love the smiles in the second pic.

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  15. Love your outfit!

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  16. The necklace over the button up is perfect! Great outfit!

    Best,
    Colour Me Classic

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  17. u look beautiful..i always look forward to ur posts,u shld see d smile on my face when i saw this one.
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  18. Gabi Gabi Gabi!!!! How beautiful you are! After seeing your vid above I'm seriously going to invest in accentuating my eyes (I'm pretty basic in that area). You rocked it!

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  19. Where do you get your shape-ups? Im in desperate need of a great hairdresser and I LOVE your cut!

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  20. hot girls! :)
    you look fabolous as always!

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  21. Gabi, I am just discovering your blog through Essence and I love it! I am a stylish curvy girl just like you! Please check out my blog.

    Justine-WithStyle.blogspot.com

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  22. First of all thank you so much for letting us know about the skirt! I was one of many desperately looking for it on her website! I'm off to etsy to find something similar!!! :)

    second- I LOVE this video! great outfit and great hair!!!!!
    Leah
    www.cheerupoldbean.blogspot.com

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  23. Wow!!! Gabi you look FABULOUS and this video was awesome! Glad you had a safe trip and Paris is one place I've never been too yet. It's definitely on my list!

    Many blessings to you girl!!!

    Pretty Girl Rock Blog

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  24. fabulous girl!you are living my dream life!

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  25. that skirt is amazing! xx
    fashionwithfriskyfreedom.blogspot.com

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