Last week MosaMuse took us on an iconic journey traveling from brands that raised us, hair that sometimes annoys us, fashions, weddings, Niagara Falls, Thailand, and a whole lot more. MosaMuse gave us historic iconic and memorable moments with a fashion-loaded, non-conventional twist.
Coming to Terms with Your Natural Hair hit a nerve. I’m sure every woman has a hair tale to tell. Here’s mine:
I was 23 when my Mom (aka my best friend) passed away and my teen-aged sister came to live with me. I knew NOTHING about raising a teen-ager. Our apartment became the hangout for her friends. I didn’t mind. They were good kids, she was happy, and I didn’t have to worry about where she was or what she was doing. Everybody kept telling me what a good job I was doing, but I missed my Mom, didn’t have a clue what it meant to be a guardian, and felt stressed.
One Friday night ‘the girls’ were going to a party and spending the night at our place. At midnight I started to worry a little because it occurred to me I hadn’t asked them where the party was, how they were traveling, or what time they’d be back. We didn’t have cell phones then. One o’clock came. No sight or sound from the girls. Two o’clock. Same thing and I’m starting to panic. What if one of their mothers’ calls and wants to make sure they’re okay. I didn’t even know if they had permission to go to the party. Three o’clock. Still no word. I want to go look but where? Three-thirty. Still nothing. Four o’clock. Nope. Then a little after four I hear voices. Laughing, talking, giggling. That was the last time my sister left the house without me asking where, when and how. But the pressure and responsibility of raising someone was still traumatic.
By the end of the year most of my hair had fallen out, and before wigs were really cool, I was wearing one. Hairlistically speaking, I’m fine with it—especially considering the alternative. Hair isn’t everything, but it’s a nice accessory—natural or otherwise.
Last week MosaMuse took us down memory lane, made us feel more comfortable with who we are, and helped us get closer to defining (and accessorizing) our true selves
Topics included Summer Shorts and Dresses; Accessories that Take You From Ideal to Iconic; Iconic Eyewear (what do your frames say about you); Facebook Inspired Beauty (do we ‘LIKE’); Yayoi Kusama Comes Full Circle (the circle and dot creations lady); and Naomi Campbell Has a New Cover. Ms. Naomi also appeared in Magazine Covers to Remember as Vogue’s first black cover model. The covers included Vanity Fair’s very pregnant and nude Demi Moore and Rolling Stone’s naked John Lennon humping a dressed Yoko Ono.
There were fashion show treats Elie Saab Couture 2012 (elegant and sexy), Kenzo’s Resort Collection (attention grabbing), and the Fall 2012 Couture Round-up (showcasing Givenchy, Gaultier, Margiela, Valentino, and Versace). There were Brands that Raised Us (Happy Meals, Nickelodeon, Starbucks, Target); Things That Need More Credit (safety pins, smoothies, thongs); Iconic Hairstyles (Farrah Fawcett, Grace Jones, Pam Grier, Twiggy); Iconic Designs that defined an era (leather jackets, thigh high boots, mini skirts); Iconic Fashion Moments (with Aaliyah, Audrey Hepburn, Michael Jackson, Michelle Obama, and the first group of women to be tagged supermodels); and Memorable Olympic Moments (the 1968 Black Power Salute is my favorite).
MosaMuse schooled with Hair Potions to help us through trying hair days; Job Search: Are “The Inferior” Superior?; and step four of How to Write a Business Plan. MosaMuse provided more serene places to relax with Iconic Aquatic Locations, and capped the week off with Weekend Weddings—the all-time summer iconic.
I can’t wait to see what they bring next! If you missed it, click “previous entries” and get caught up. You’ll be oh so glad you did!
Written by My Very Own Aunt Sylvia!