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Hair Craft Project

I got my hair styled.
Not “done”, because my hair does not need fixing, and is not broken.
Chaundra Lockstar styled my hair of Naturals Salon.
Here is the pic she posted of my new do …

Lady Kinnks by ChaundraDuring my styling, Chaundra mentioned her work was featured at 1708 Gallery until March 8, 2014 but a special event would take place with special guests Bill Gaskins and juror A’Lelia Bundles.

theevent2When I arrived at the event, I was overwhelmed with joy.  While I don’t know exactly what I was expecting, it exceeded my expectations.
See, creator Sonya Clark of The Hair Craft Project displayed the art of hair in a unique way.  She used word of mouth to find stylist to style her own hair.  Her head was the canvas.  She took it a step further by giving each of the artist a canvas with with hand stitched threads to manipulate into a design.

The Starting Canvas..

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The 1708 gallery states:

The Hair Craft Project is based on the premise that hairdressing is the primordial textile art form—hairdressing is the earliest manipulation of fiber toward an aesthetic and functional purpose.

Some of the stylists creations…

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More on the Presenters and artist in next post…

Sasheer Zamata on SNL

I watch Saturday Night Live – I don’t always get the jokes. The episode with Kerry Washington was hilarious! Let’s admit it, diversity of any kind is just more interesting. When they debuted the new staff they were hard to tell a part, they all looked the same. Can you imagine my excitement when I heard the announcement of the new cast member, Sasheer Zamata!

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Sasheer is already my best friend in my head. She is not the typical Mammy, Sapphire or Jezebel you often see portrayed in popular culture. She is not just beautiful, well spoken and funny – she is like the NATURAL girl next door!!

Here is some of her previous work…

What do you think, are you as excited as I am?

Halle Berry Afro and Donyale Luna

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Have you seen the November cover of Interview Magazine Germany?

The magazine features a highly textured Halle Berry.  Yay!  I do not know if it was done on purpose, but the cover seemed Donyale Luna-esque.  It would make perfect sense given Luna’s relationship with Andy Warhol and the 70s theme.

Luna was the first African-American super model featured on Vogue.  It is said that she posed to cover her nose, an ethnically rich feature.

France seems to be treatin’ Berry goood….

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Kinnks: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Afrobella: Lost One: Donyale Luna

Elle South Africa: Solange Knowles

Have you seen it?  While Ms. Knowles made it clear she doesn’t want to be the natural hair spokesperson…. she sure looks fabulous!!

Pictures in preparation for the November Cover of Elle Magazine South Africa
Photos by Elle Fashion

Cool African inspired fashion can be purchased at Osisiafrica.com