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Being in Marrakesh, Morocco, at the amazing boutique hotel, Jnane Tamsna, was an incredible experience. It was full of great food, great people, great culture and a whole lot of dry heat. It was so hot, that 110 degrees was normal. Don’t get me wrong, I loveeee the heat, but that was heat that could fry some bacon. That being said, when it’s too hot outside, I tend to wear my hair in a style that is pushed away from my face. In high heat, gel tends to feel like it is melting on my scalp. Pomade gives my hair a good hold that feels light and I always want my edges to be laidddddd, so I started to use the Form Beauty, Polish Pomade.

 

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The polish pomade is lightweight and  “uses a blend of oils to lock in moisture, fight frizz and provide a smooth look and soft feel” (www.formbeauty.com). I was able to create the hairstyle, in the pictures above, in four simple steps.

  1. Since I was going for a sleek but bushy look. I first brushed out all of my curls.
  2.  I made a part in the center of my head but I only parted it half way.
  3.  I then damped the front part of my hair so my edges and the front could be slicked down and the back could big and bushy.
  4. Lastly, I brushed down the front area down and pinned it tight. I made the back part of my hair bigger and bushier for as 70’s style inspired look.

Inspiration

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Sweatshirt and Jeans: Gee C Vibez

Shoes: Sole Wish

Who knew that going to college would actually have an impact on the color of clothing I choose to wear. One of the best life choices I’ve made thus far in life, was attending Syracuse University. Funny thing is, the first time I entered Syracuse’s campus it was move in day for the incoming freshman. I can probably guess what you’re thinking right about now, “Why would she attend a university that she never visited before ?”. To answer your question, I’m not sure why I made the choice of not visiting prior to attending, but I was willing to take the risk.

Many Syracuse University students and alumni often use the phrase ” I bleed Orange”, which basically means, Syracuse University is the best school ever and that being an Orangeman and Orangewoman is the coolest thing you can ever be in life, lol. I have so much orange hanging in my closest, that I had to create a drawer dedicated to all my Syracuse paraphernalia. Knowing that summer is quickly coming to an end and fall is right around the corner, orange is a fun color that is great during both seasons.

During summer, bright orange is great to wear because it brings out your complexion when you have a tan, and it’s a color that complements a variety of skin tones. Orange is great during the fall when it’s a rustic orange color that gives off autumn vibes. I love buying over sized grampa sweaters, and one of my favorites is a rustic orange cardigan. Many people feel like orange is such an “out there” color and can’t be paired with anything, but that’s not true. Orange is a fun color, and I am not just saying that because it is Syracuse’s school color, haha. You can color block with orange, have a great orange statement piece, or a nice orange/peachy lipstick is always fun too. Never underestimate a garment because of it’s color, you never know how it can enhance your wardrobe.

xoxo,

Ivy Coco

P.S. Did you know that there is no word that rhymes with orange?

Hair: Hair styled by Shawnah at HairStory Philly

Pictures taken by: Ryan Powell

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