4.24.2012

BANG BRAIDS AT THE LILLA P ANNIVERSARY PARTY



last weekend i hosted a little lilla p. anniversary party in the meatpacking district with christine from my style pill and keiko from keiko lynn. i worked with the lilla p. brand last summer, when i styled some looks from their line for the sakura bloom styleathon. (here is round 1, round 2 and round 3) i was asked to do a few bang braids on the party guests, and each time a girl would sit down for a braid i'd get a little worried that i was about to make her look ridiculous, but every time it turned out really great. seriously, no fail hair-do.  

pauline later gave me a tour of her new office above her store. i am still dying over that chandelier! and then we got a little turned around trying to find the bathroom. (there were three! honestly, getting excited out over multiple bathrooms is probably really dumb.)

here are some of the lovely bangs i met and braided that night:



and a few other shots from the evening. (i took a lot of photos of shoes. apparently i am having a shoe moment.)

△ christine and keiko △






there was the loveliest french woman there that night. she was tousled just right, it must be a national past-time out there, tousling. i was dying over her bag from across the room and when i asked her if i could touch it, she looked at me like maybe i was crazy. but oh, that leather was like butter. worrrrth iiiiit.

when the party was over, i took the long way through chelsea in the cool night air. there is something about pushing a stroller all the time and then suddenly not pushing a stroller for a nght that makes you realize how much of the scenery you miss when you're busy handing over sippy cups and cheesy crackers and junk.






thank you pauline for the fun night, 
and thank you christine and keiko for the birth order/astrology discussions.

35 comments :

  1. i am loving all the fashion and braids in that room!!! how fun :) job well done, miss nat!

    xo, amanda

    http://mamawatters.blogspot.com

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  2. OOO - can you post a tutorial? whenever I try to do the braided bangs thing it ends up sticking up in really weird ways.

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  3. yes! yes! yeeesssss please give us a braid tutorial! i need some summer hair that i'm not already bored with.

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  4. YES! Do a tutorial!

    It is funny being out without baby. I always feel strange, like I forgot to put on a bra or something. :)

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  5. Lovely pics! Looks like so much fun and everybody's braids look great :)

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

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  6. Yes please to a tutorial! As a mama with bangs these would be great for days when I need them out of my face :-)

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  7. Another for a tutorial! Look like a fun party!

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  8. I love the bang braids so a tutorial would be greatly appreciated as my attempts don't seem to turn out right.

    And those boots, amazing!

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  9. Ewwwww, rat on the tracks!

    (...okay, I'm done.)

    Er, hells to the YEAH do a tutorial! Por favor! I wanna know how to do it on myself...my hairdresser did it for me a few weeks ago but I was totally zoned out on account of the fact I was performing backup vocal duties at a concert that night.

    So yes, please hit us up with a tutorial!

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  10. I'm always having a shoe moment. welcome to my world. love these pictures and that you got to enjoy the evening.

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  11. I agree, a braid tutorial would be wonderful!! This event looked like so much fun! And the braids looked pretty darn good lady. ;)

    http://ashtonanddiscourse.blogspot.com

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  12. trust me, i've had many a french person mistake me for a mental institution escapee, too. it happens to the best of us, i think.

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  13. Yes, yes, yes--when I don't have the small fry with me, it's like I see the world in completely new ways!!! Children make you see LIFE in a new way, but they also keep you so busy you forget to feel the breeze or look at the clouds or remember what silence sounds like.

    Also, I'm sad to admit that beautiful braid is not for my head--I have such a tragically high forehead, it just won't work. I'll confess a few tears were shed over my attempts.

    And I have to say I always feel left out of the birth order debate--as a twin with no other siblings, you feel unclassable. It's so sad--I want to be classed!!! And I relate in almost no way to being a Leo. I was SUPPOSED to be born in October...maybe that's why.

    And if you act too enthusiastic about ANYTHING, French people look at you like you're mental. Ennui is an art form in Paris. Trust me on this--I get enthusiastic about a lot of things. Wearing flip flops also get you the mental-patient eyeball.

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  14. I absolutely love that you included photos of you walking around downtown with your little party pics. This is why I love this blog. It's so real, I can hear a little girl shrieking about that rat like it's right next to me! Can you share those photo posing tips one day? I have absolutely no clue and always look ridiculous.

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  15. Love to live NYC moments vicariously! Great hair, fashion and photos.

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  16. YES a bang braid tutorial!!! Pretty please with sugar on top!

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  17. Yes! Yes! Do the braid tutorial!! I would try on my own...but I know I would look like a hot mess!! Please!1

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  18. You have become my favorite blogger I love your posts! i want to learn how to make the braid on the outside!

    http://gandacummings.blogspot.com

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  19. i'm still trying to master this braid! almost got it.

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  20. Yes please for the braid bang tute (I never got the hang of braiding as a kid/teen so I'm a bit late to the party and need explicit instructions and/or video). Me plus my two sweet little girlies = much hair to be braided.

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  21. Looks like a perfect little evening in the city! Please do a braid tutorial...I'm dying to learn how to do it!! Xo

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  22. chevron pants alert.

    cool nyc feet shots alert.

    love it.

    livi :)

    thebrightbit.com

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  23. That looks like so much fun! You should definitely do a bang braid tutorial for us though. I'm dying to try it!
    Lidia Lavonna

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  24. Tutorial, please! I need easy hairstyles.

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  25. What a lovely night! You looked fabulous like always.

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  26. Yes, tutorial please!!!

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  28. Love that chunky colored necklace! And yes - a tutorial is a must!

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  29. What a glorious evening!!!
    And a resounding yes to the tutorial!
    I might have to play around with my bangs tomorrow to figure it out... a reverted french braid yes? Just can't figure out how you got it setting down lower to the forehead...

    Hope your Tuesday was great!

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  30. I vote for bang braid tutorial!

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  31. Oh pretty please post a tutorial! Shoulder-length hair can't be styled many ways, but I have a sneaking suspicion this would work! :)

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  32. Yes for a tutorial! (if only to hear your sweet voice). And another ukelele video featuring Master Huck!

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  33. just found your sweet blog - lovely. count me in for a bang braid tutorial. super style.

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  34. I am super in love with the dress you're wearing! Where is it from? (I almost accidently typed "wear is it from" hardy har har)

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  35. So cute, those bang braids! I need to learn how to do a Dutch braid. For some reason I have a lot of trouble with that inverted doodling it requires. Sounds like a fun evening, you should treat yourself to excursions that don't involve handing down sippy-cups and maneuvering strollers more often!

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