OOTD: Weekend Serenity

Unlike typical weekends, working for an  eikawa in Japan means that my weekend starts after I get off of work on Saturday. My two days off are Sunday and Monday, the latter of which I took these pictures on my balcony using my tripod. After an eventful Sunday, I elected to enjoy a chill day by myself where I spent my time cleaning my apartment, watching documentaries and of course taking some blog pictures. Stay tuned for a blog post on what my apartment looks like coming soon!

Bralette: Calvin Klein

Skirt: H&M

-PW

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3 Reasons I Cut my Hair

On March 11th, I did something I had been dreading for months: Cutting all of my hair off. I was very apprehensive about this because I have been conditioned to think short hair is “mannish” and I had never thought I would look good with it. But alas, I’m getting older and starting to disregard tired standards of beauty and the irrelevant opinions others may have about my appearance. This led me to going to a salon and cutting off most of my hair. At first glance of myself after the finished product, I was horrified; I immediately felt completely unattractive but over the next few days these feelings subsided and I began to embrace the new look. I think it brings me a new edge and my face is the first thing you see :). Anyway lets get into the reasons:
1) It was severely uneven: There were parts of my hair that were past my shoulder and others that were two inches long. The excess just had to go

2) I wanted to have a hairstyle that would easily fit under my wig: I am getting a wig made for my new job in Japan and having to learn how to cornrow my own hair was going to be too difficult due to the unevenness of my hair so I decided cutting was the best decision.

3) Lastly I wanted to try something new. I wanted to be able to wear my natural hair (just to be clear I have been natural since I was 17) and for it to look neat and like I had an actual hairstyle. Before my hair looked unkempt and oddly shaped (in its wash and go state) but it feels great having all my hair the same length

Anyway I’m still getting used to it but I’m really starting to like it and I’m glad that I don’t feel the need to hide behind extensions. Check out some photos of my new hair below!

-PW

   
    
   

Behind the Scenes: MasTERPiece Photoshoot

My org is on fleek! Today MasTERPiece had a promotional photo and video shoot for the first annual UMD Fashion Week. Even though it was freezing outside we braved the cold and came out with some really awesome content which will be released soon 👀. For a teaser follow us on Instagram @umdmasterpiece. In the meantime enjoy some of the behind the scenes pics I snapped!

-PW

  
    
    

    
 

ARTOMATIC 2015

So. Much. Art. Earlier today I went to ARTOMATIC, an art exhibition in Hyattsville, MD. This particular exhibition took place in an office building with the whole structure being covered in pieces of art from paintings, to sculptures and even a full length feature film. It was truly a joy getting to walk around and observe for a couple hours and even better to attend with members of UMD MasTERPiece! Enjoy the photos I got to take of the art below!

-PW

   
    
    
    
    
  

my favorite part of the exhibit was definitely the photography by Greg Knott.
  
    
definitely would like to get something commissioned by him in the future.
    
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just ignore Nixon’s dumb ass 😂