Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Musical Wednesday

Hello and Happy Hump Day lovelies!

I don't know about you guys but music is such a huge part of my life. I constantly have tunes playing at work and at home and live concerts give me life so I thought that today I would share some songs and artists with you guys that I have been loving lately (even though some of the songs aren't new singles). I hope you guys enjoy! 

Like I said, I hope you guys enjoyed this post because I certainly enjoyed writing it and if you guys have any songs you're loving right now please share them!! I am always on the hunt for new music. 

Also, technically today is my Friday because I have a long weekend starting tomorrow so I won't see you guys back here until next Tuesday, but I hope you have a great week! 



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

InstaLove: Zoë Vallée

Today's InstaLove post goes out to local Henna artist, Zoë Vallée, who has done a couple of pop-ups at our store this summer. Zoë has been practicing the art of Henna for a couple of months and the girl is crazy talented- every design she creates is done free-hand!

For people who are unfamiliar, Henna is actually a flowering plant and the dye that we know and use today for temporary body art and hair dying is prepared from the plant. Henna has actually been used since antiquity to dye skin, hair and fingernails, as well as fabrics including silk, wool and leather. 

This one is mine!

I love the idea of Henna because it's like a tattoo without the permanent commitment, so if I'm thinking about getting some new ink I just get it done with Henna first. It's nice to be able to wear around the design for a few weeks to make sure that I really love it before I take the permanent plunge. Obviously, this is not the reason most people get Henna done, most people get Henna done (in Western culture anyway) because it looks beautiful, it's something different to do and it's a lot of fun. 

An interesting fact that Zoë told me recently is that Henna dye will always reach its darkest pigment on your palms because the skin is the thinnest there. The further away from the palm the thicker your skin gets and the less pigmented your body art will be.

The tiniest Henna artwork ever <3

You can follow Zoë on Instagram here to check out more of her artwork and be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook so you know when she'll be back Model Citizens doing more Henna!

Have a great Tuesday babes :)


Monday, August 22, 2016

InstaLove: Fixed Coffee & Baking

Today our InstaLove post goes out to our neighbors around the corner, Fixed Coffee, because what more could you ask for to help you get through Monday then strong coffee to drink and a beautiful Instagram feed to look at?