Be Bold, Be Fierce, Be Fabulous… Accessorize!

Be Bold, Be Fierce, Be Fabulous… Accessorize!
Natural Hairstyle by Jayme
Natural Hairstyle by Jayme

I was really excited when I heard this week’s challenge was to model the accessories we were sent. I was sent this wonderful leopard print statement necklace along with a cream color newsboy hat. From the moment I saw the necklace I knew that for my hair, I wanted to do some type of updo. When researching hairstyles, I came across Janelle Monae and I fell in love with her pompadour. I had to try this style! The first thing I did was divide my hair in sections. I then sprayed each section with water and applied Going-Naturals Silky Shea Hair Butter to my ends. Once I had done this, I detangled my hair and combed it out so it would be easier to twist. I achieved this pompadour look by starting from the my nape and twisting upwards towards the top of my head. When I got to the top of my head I used bobby pins to pin down the sides of the twist and then I formed a little poof with the free hair and also used bobby pins to pin it down. A quick and easy style which resulted in a very fashionable and protective updo.

Shooting with the necklace was one of the most difficult parts of the entire shoot because although the necklace is beautiful, I wanted to show that I was wearing the necklace, not that the necklace was wearing me. In a couple of the photos my photographer had the great idea of also using the necklace as a hair piece. I actually like the results. I think the necklace manipulated in the right way can look fabulous as a hair accent. 

 
For my photos with the hat, I wanted to show how you are able to wear the hat with a couple of different styles. In my green sweater, the style I’m rocking is more laid back while my photos in the dress show a pretty and more sophisticated look. For one hairstyle I just wore my hair naturally out and loose and for the other i braided a side braid and then put my hair in a low side bun. 
 
This was definitely one of my favorite shoots. I really had fun shooting these accessories. As always, I did my hair and makeup styles myself. 
 
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