OOTD: Gothic Boho In Black & White

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Hello, fellow darklings.  This is another weekly outfit post providing proof that goths do wear white (sometimes).  It’s interesting how I can dress the same way in white and the compliments that I receive are many.  So, this week’s theme was black and white.

 

DAY ONE

Day One was a hot and humid day, so the majority of my clothes were white, accented with black.  I wore a black sun hat, a perfect way to keep cool in the heat.

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Sun hat (H2), RuPaul t-shirt (S18), White 25-yd. skirt (Skt8), Tall moccasin boots (Snd1)

 

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Sun hat: Scala (brand), RuPaul t-shirt & 25-yd. skirt: Amazon, Tall moccasin boots: Medieval Moccasins

 

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All accessories purchased on Etsy. Triple cross ear cuff set: Gilded In Gypsy, Studded choker: Aeon Leather, Vintage wooden rosary: Krombholz Jewelers

 

Here’s my makeup.  Day One is the day I wore the heaviest makeup, even though it was humid.  I went with an ’80s vibe to go with the cross earrings and ’80s icon, RuPaul.

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DAY TWO

On Day Two my sweetie and I were invited to a cookout.  I wanted to keep things light and breezy, so I went with white lace and a black, frilly skirt.  I kept jewelry to a minimum.

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Project 666 Staples: White lace shirt (S19), Black knee-length skirt (Skt7), Mary Jane shoes (Shoe1)

 

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White lace top & black skirt: Ebay, Mary Jane shoes: Dansko (brand)

 

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Here’s my face on Day Two.  Just a little metallic eye primer, eyeliner, and lipstick.  I kept my face minimal and dressed up my dreadlocks with beads.

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Dread beads: Heather Fish Creations (Etsy), Silver monogrammed necklace: J & A Wares Jewelry (Etsy)

 

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DAY THREE

The weather was gorgeous on Day Three!  I think Fall is slowly trying to set in. Okay maybe not yet, but the weather felt more like autumn weather than summer.  No complaints from me!  My outfit is almost the opposite of Day One: mostly black clothes accented with white.

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Project 666 Staples: Plain black t-shirt (S12), 15-yd. skirt (Skt5), Black & white striped pants (P7), Button ankle boots (B2)

 

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Black t-shirt: The Gap, 15-yd. skirt: Ebay, B&W striped flare pants: Creaturre (Etsy), Button ankle boots: 20 Twenty Vintage (Etsy)

 

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Studded choker: Aeon Leather (Etsy), Silver bat necklace: Numi Olive (Etsy), Victorian coffin necklace: Ebay

 

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Here’s my makeup – or lack of makeup.  Just eyeliner since I wore my glasses.  I was also being lazy.  Luckily, my eyeglasses have a touch of bling so not too boring (I hope).  You can say my lack of makeup is the opposite of Day One’s heavier makeup.

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Well, that’s it for now.  I’m thinking of doing outfits of the week posts instead of just one outfit per post.  I like showing multiple outfits at once, at least for video.  What do you think?  Do you prefer viewing one outfit at a time or many?  Share in the comments.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

Makeup Tutorial: Gothic Purple (Reader Request)

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Hello, lovelies!  I’m so happy with this makeup tutorial.  Why?  Because it’s my first requested video from one of my readers!  Woot!  This reader thought that I should try a gothic look using purple makeup and I am happy to oblige.

 

 

Here is the list of makeup that I used.  The purple eyeshadows are from, once again, Ben Nye’s® Lumiere Creme Colour collection.  These eye cremes are a dream to wear.  The colors are vivid and they glide on your face beautifully.  Although I’ve been using their eyeshadows, this is the first time I’ve tried Ben Nye’s® Shimmer Crayon.  The application is very smooth, which can be tricky since makeup crayons can often feel waxy – like a literal crayon.

 

EYES

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LIGHT PURPLE EYESHADOW:  Ben Nye® Lumiere Creme Colour Shadow in Cosmic Violet

DARK PURPLE EYESHADOW:  Ben Nye® Lumiere Creme Colour Shadow in Royal Purple

SILVER EYELINER:  Ben Nye® Shimmer Crayon in Silver

EYELINER:  M.A.C. Fluidline Gel Liner in Blacktrack

EYESHADOW PENCIL:  L.A. Colors® Jumbo Eye Pencil in Sunglasses

EYEBROW PENCIL:  Ben Nye® Eyeliner Pencil in Espresso

BROWS FILLED IN WITH:  Ben Nye® Cake Eye Liner in Dark Brown

MASCARA:  Maybelline The Colossal Volum Express Mascara in Very Black

 

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FOUNDATION PRIMER: Cinema Secrets® Ultimate Foundation Primer

FOUNDATION: Iman® Second To None Luminous Foundation in Clay 2

LOOSE POWDER:  Iman® Second To None Semi-Loose Powder in Clay Medium

SILVER EYESHADOW & MOON STAMP: EYE-Cons Makeup Kit

BLUSH:  Ben Nye® Powder Rouge in Flame Red

SETTING SPRAY: Model In A Bottle®

 

LIPS

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LIP PENCIL: L.A. Colors® Jumbo Eye Pencil in Sunglasses

LIPSTICK: Manic Panic® Glam Nation™ Lipstick in Deadly Nightshade

 

I hope you lovelies enjoyed this tutorial.  Any ideas, requests, thoughts, or questions?  Share in the comments below.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

Makeup Tutorial: Gothic Red Eyeshadow

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Hello, lovelies!  Here’s another makeup tutorial, where I demonstrate how I created this look.  This is the makeup that I wore for July’s birthstone, Ruby.  The focus here is the red and black creme eyeshadows. 

 

 

Here is the list of the makeup that I used.  Since I applied my eye makeup before my foundation, the eye makeup is listed first.  I used Scotch® tape to create the cut-crease eyeshadow.

 

EYES

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RED EYESHADOW:  Ben Nye® Lumiere Creme Colour Shadow in Cherry Red

BLACK EYESHADOW:  M.A.C. Paint Pot in Blackground

EYELINER:  M.A.C. Fluidline Gel Liner in Blacktrack

EYESHADOW PENCIL:  L.A. Colors® Jumbo Eye Pencil in Sunglasses

EYEBROW PENCIL:  Ben Nye® Eyeliner Pencil in Espresso

BROWS FILLED IN WITH:  Ben Nye® Cake Eye Liner in Dark Brown

MASCARA:  Maybelline The Colossal Volum Express Mascara in Very Black

 

FACE

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FOUNDATION PRIMER: Cinema Secrets® Ultimate Foundation Primer

FOUNDATION: Iman® Second To None Luminous Foundation in Clay 2

LOOSE POWDER:  Iman® Second To None Semi-Loose Powder in Clay Medium

BLUSH:  Ben Nye® Powder Rouge in Flame Red

SETTING SPRAY: Model In A Bottle®

 

LIPS

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LIP PENCIL: M.A.C. Lip Pencil Liner in Nightmoth

LIPSTICK: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  I plan on trying other colors for more bold looks.  Stay tuned.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

Tutorial: Goth Makeup For Eyeglasses

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Hello, lovelies!  I’ve created another makeup tutorial, centered around wearing eyeglasses with gothic makeup.  Wearing makeup with glasses can be a challenge.  How does one go about making their eyes stand out behind a pair of spectacles?  Hopefully, this video will give you some pointers.

 

 

Here is the list of the makeup that I used in the video:

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FOUNDATION PRIMER: Cinema Secrets® Ultimate Foundation Primer

FOUNDATION: Iman® Second To None Luminous Foundation in Clay 2

LOOSE POWDER:  Iman® Second To None Semi-Loose Powder in Clay Medium

BLUSH:  Ben Nye® Powder Rouge in Flame Red

SETTING SPRAY: Model In A Bottle®

“TRIBAL” LINE MARKING:  Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Cashmere White

 

EYES

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EYESHADOW PRIMER:  Too Faced® Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer

LIGHT EYESHADOW:  Ben Nye® Pressed Eye Shadow in Honey

BLACK EYESHADOW:  Ben Nye® Pressed Eye Shadow in Black

BLACK EYELINER: M.A.C. Fluidline Gel Liner in Blacktrack

WHITE EYELINER: Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Waterproof Gel Pencil in Cashmere White

EYEBROW PENCIL:  Ben Nye® Eyeliner Pencil in Espresso

BROWS FILLED IN WITH:  Ben Nye® Cake Eye Liner in Dark Brown

MASCARA:  Maybelline The Colossal Volum Express Mascara in Very Black

 

LIPS

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LIP PENCIL: M.A.C. Lip Pencil Liner in Nightmoth

LIPSTICK: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery

 

This is the makeup that I wore for May’s birth flower, Lily of the Valley.  I hope this tutorial was useful for you.  I’m really getting into creating makeup tutorials, so you will see more of them in the near future.  Stay tuned.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

World Goth Day & My First Makeup Tutorial

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World Goth Day logo from The World Goth Day Page 

Today is Sunday, May 22, also known as World Goth Day.  Normally, I’m chillin’ on Sundays and that’s exactly what I’m going to do today – nothing.  But I will celebrate this day with a makeup tutorial, made by moi.  It’s my first one and I’m quite proud of it.  I’m debating whether or not to add commentary, but I can make a decision at a later time.  The makeup in the video is what I wore for April’s birthstone, Diamond.

 

Here is the list of the makeup that I used in the video:

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FOUNDATION PRIMER: Cinema Secrets® Ultimate Foundation Primer

FOUNDATION: Iman® Second To None Luminous Foundation in Clay 2

LOOSE POWDER:  Iman® Second To None Semi-Loose Powder in Clay Medium

BLUSH:  Ben Nye® Powder Rouge in Flame Red

SETTING SPRAY: Model In A Bottle®

 

EYES

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EYESHADOW PRIMER:  Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in SIN

EYESHADOW:  Ben Nye® Pressed Eye Shadow in Black

EYELINER: M.A.C. Fluidline Gel Liner in Blacktrack

GLITTER PRIMER:  Too Faced® Shadow Insurance Glitter Bonding Eye Shadow Primer

GLITTER:  Too Faced® Glamour Dust in Blue Angel

EYEBROW PENCIL:  Ben Nye® Eyeliner Pencil in Espresso

BROWS FILLED IN WITH:  Ben Nye® Cake Eye Liner in Dark Brown

 

LIPS

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LIP PENCIL: M.A.C. Lip Pencil Liner in Nightmoth

LIPSTICK: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery

 

What are you lovelies up to for World Goth Day?  I hope your plans include watching my first video (haha).  If you do decide to watch, I hope you enjoy this video.  Any tips to make it better?  Should I add commentary or no?  Please share in the comments.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

Brain Fatigue and 11-Month-Old Dreads

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Hello, my fellow darklings.  I’m back to blogging after a 2-week mental hiatus. As some of you know, there are times when one needs a mental health break. Nothing’s wrong, life just got a bit overwhelming.  But y’all didn’t miss anything and now I’m back to blogging.

I had planned on starting the Spring/Summer wardrobe for Project 666, but it has been so cold and windy lately.  We would get about 2 days of warm weather, and then the temperature would drop.  I’m not complaining though.  The warm/cold situation is typical for Spring and it’s still not as cold as Winter.  Thank goodness for that!

Here’s today’s outfit.  Since I’ve now “recovered” from my brain fatigue, I kept my goth look simple:

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Shredded t-shirt (S11), Long skirt (Skt2), 20-eye boots (B3)

 

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Shredded t-shirt: secondhand, Long skirt: Amazon, 20-eye boots: Doc Martens (brand)

 

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All jewelry purchased on Etsy. Ebony wood stud earrings: House of Shiba, Black choker w/ black gems: Ego Driven, Wax seal monogram necklace: J & A Wares Jewelry, Silver key necklace: Fuchsia Bloom Studio

 

I also kept today’s makeup light.  I can’t find my black cat-eye glasses (*boo hoo*), so I’m wearing my backup pair.  I need to go to the eye doctor anyway and order more glasses, so I’m not worried about finding my black pair.  I am convinced that my house eats things, never to be found again, so I expect that my black eyeglasses are gone forever.

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Next month my locs will be a year old.  Woot!  Here’s my loc progression so far:

 

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This was a pretty short post, but I’ll have longer posts very soon for April’s birthstone and birth flower.  I’m also working on some makeup tutorials (finally), so stay tuned.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

Green Goth Makeup for St. Paddy’s Day

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I found out at the last minute yesterday, that it was St. Patrick’s Day – a great reason to highlight my black attire with green gems!  It was cloudy and a bit chilly, yesterday – a typical March day.

Here’s what I wore.  I wore my hat again, but it was a bit windy yesterday.  Not the best day to wear a hat, but who cares?  I think it completes the look:

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Long t-shirt (S5), Lace shirt (S6), Black skirt with asymmetrical hem (Skt1), Black leggings (P5), Felt hat (H1), and 20-eye Doc Martens (B3)

 

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Hat: Asos, Lace shirt: Kitty Biskits Vintage (Etsy), Black choker w/ green gems: Aeon Leather (Etsy), Silver key pendant: Fuchsia Bloom Studio (Etsy), 20-eye boots: Doc Martens (brand). Skirt, leggings, and long t-shirt purchased on Ebay and Amazon.

 

Here’s my face.  Believe it or not, I am wearing false eyelashes.  They were the wispy type though, which is why you can’t tell that I’m wearing them.  So, I wore these damn things and you can’t even see them.  Ugh!

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Yesterday ended up being a good day.  I found 3 college friends that I went to art school with on Facebook.  We were friends and roommates back in the mid ’90s and one of them told me that they’ve been trying to find me.  In fact, the one girl I roomed with is the person that got me into goth.   I don’t care how many people complain about Facebook, I love it.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

OOTD & MOTD: Vintage Church Lady

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Hello, fellow darkings!  Yesterday was a good day – it’s not officially Spring yet, but it was gorgeous outside!  With a high temperature of 78° F (26° C), it felt more like June weather than March.  No complaints from moi.

As you can see, I bought a new hat and yesterday was a great day to wear it. Since wearing a hat with an afro can be difficult, it’s been over 10 years since I’ve last wore one.  I’m very happy to wear hats again.

Here’s my outfit.  I really like this ensemble, even though I look like I stepped out of an old, country church – in 1910.  But I love vintage, even though the clothes are new.

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Renaissance poet shirt (S10), 25-yard skirt (Skt3), Ankle boots (B2), and Felt hat (H1)

 

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Felt hat: Asos, Poet shirt: Ebay, 25-yard skirt: Amazon

 

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Seed bead necklace: World Market, Rosary: Krombholz Jewelers (Etsy)

 

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Ankle button boots: 20 Twenty Vintage (Etsy)

 

Here’s yesterday’s face.  I went with bronze eyeshadow and winged eyeliner:

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I’m enjoying this beautiful, warm weather but I’m not getting too comfortable; it is still March, after all.  I’ll end with my OOTD video, complete with commentary. Should I leave out commentary in future OOTD videos?  Let me know in the comments.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

Fall / Winter Belly Dance, Part 2 – Sahara Dance Golden Era Salon 2015

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Title poster by Twiggy and Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club marquee pic courtesy of Sahara Dance.  Used with permission.

About three weeks ago my ATS® dance troupe and I danced our last performance for 2015 at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club for the Sahara Dance Golden Era Salon: A Vintage Belly Dance Brunch.  What a wonderful venue to perform in!  I’m really enjoying dancing while people eat, just like the dancers did in the mid-20th century – hence, the “Golden Era”.  It was also the first time I danced to live drums, performed by Sahara Tabla.  Or course, I like dancing to recorded music as well, but nothing beats feeling the drumbeat of live music.

First, here is my ATS® costume, with hair and makeup:

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Next, here are the ladies of our ATS® dance troupe for the Golden Era performance:

Not pictured: Gretchen, Erin K., Erin V.

 

Here are some of our stage pics.  Photos are courtesy of Jeanette Trejeda de Gomez and Stereo Vision Photography.  Used with permission.

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Sahara Tabla on drums
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Photo courtesy of Jeanette Trejeda de Gomez

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I’ve already signed up for the annual Spring dance show, Under A Desert Moon (UDM) and I’m looking forward to the new semester.  Not only is our dance troupe now a student dance company, but we also have a new name for our company: Raquettes Amira, named after the famed restaurant in San Francisco.  It was THE place to see tribal belly dance.  I’m really looking forward to 2016!

You can check out our performance in the video below, courtesy of Sahara Dance Productions.  Our performance started with the wrong music cued, but I must say that we recovered nicely.  Even the audience showed support of our recovery.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

The Year In Costume & Dance 2015

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Hello, lovelies!  As we come towards the end of 2015, I decided to do a couple of year-end posts.  They’re more like a photo album vs. an actual blog post. Translation: 95% pictures, 5% words.  This post is a rundown of the costumes I wore this year.  Needless to say, they’re mainly dance costumes, but still costumes nonetheless.  

Without further ado, here are the costumes I wore in 2015.  You can click on each title to read the full blog post.

 

 ELVIS’ BIRTHDAY FIGHT CLUB – January 10

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With my dear friend, Matt

 

COUNTDOWN TO YURI’S NIGHT: SPACE PIRATES – April 11

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With my sweetheart and life partner, C.

 

SAHARA DANCE: 13th ANNUAL UNDER A DESERT MOON – April 25

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With 3 of my ATS® troupe mates, Illyria, Isabel and Suzanne
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Photo courtesy of Stereo Vision Photography

 

DC HAFLA ATS® PERFORMANCE – July 18

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SAHARA DANCE SUMMER CARNIVAL – August 8

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ATS® FLASH MOB – October 10

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With Shavei Dancer and Isabel

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DEVIL’S NIGHT – October 30

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With Jocelyn as Chell (from the video game series, Portal)

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HALLOWEEN – October 31

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Me and my sweetheart as Prince and Tina Turner

 

RAQ OUT: CREATURES OF MYTH & LEGEND – November 7

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With fellow unicorn and dance partner, Amy

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GOLDEN ERA SAHARA DANCE SALON: A VINTAGE BELLY DANCE BRUNCH  – December 13

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Photo courtesy of Stereo Vision Photography
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And there it is.  I hope you enjoyed viewing my costumes for 2015.  There will be another year-end post in a couple of days.  Stay tuned.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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