2 Years Of Freeform Locs!

Hello, SoulFlowers!  Guess what?  My dreadlocks turned 2 years old in May of this year.  Woot!  They’re still growing longer and getting thicker, which makes me very happy.  To celebrate this milestone in hair, I’ve created a video showing the progression of my dreadlocks.  This is also the first video that I tried morphing software.  It’s not great, but it’s not too bad for my first try.  I hope you all enjoy seeing the progression.  I’ve also included pictures in this post, after the video.

Peace, love & darkness,

Dasia Denise

 

 

 

2-YEAR LOC PROGRESSION

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Peace, love & darkness,

Dasia Denise

Lookbook: The Year In Costume & Dance 2016

With gorgeous dancer, Rin Ajna, from the Sahara Dance Vintage Belly Dance Brunch, December 2016

Hello, lovelies!  Here’s another year-end post on the performances and costumes I wore in 2016.  It’s a little late since I was waiting on the Vintage Belly Dance Brunch performance video.  Like the previous year-end posts, this one is image-heavy and light on text.  The costumes where I posted a full post will have a link – just click on the title to view the full post and video.

 

DC TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW – February 20

 

 

 

 

DREAMING UNDER A DESERT MOON  – April 30

 

 

 

 

 

SHIMMY MOB – May 14 

 

 

 

 

FIESTA ASIA – June 5 

 

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN – October 31

 

 

 

With Chell of the video game, Portal

 

 

VINTAGE BELLY DANCE BRUNCH – December 11

 

 

Photo courtesy of Joseph Ortiz©

 

Photo courtesy of Joseph Ortiz©

 

I hope you all enjoyed seeing our costumes and pictures.  I’ve included a video below my signature.  I must admit, I had a lot of fun editing these year-end videos.  There are other belly dance performances in the works for 2017, so stay tuned.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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Lookbook: The Year In Birth Flowers 2016

Today’s post is my lookbook for the birth flowers of this year.  Just like the birthstone lookbook, this post is mostly pictures and not much text.  There’s a video at the end that shows my outfits and the ATS® dance moves for each month.  To view the full post on each birth flower, just click on the name of that flower.

JANUARY – Carnation

 

 

 

FEBRUARY – Violet

 

 

 

MARCH – Daffodil

 

 

 

APRIL – Daisy

 

 

 

MAY – Lily of the Valley

 

 

 

JUNE – Rose

 

 

 

JULY – Larkspur

 

 

 

AUGUST – Gladiolus

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER – Aster

 

 

 

OCTOBER – Marigold

 

 

 

NOVEMBER – Chrysanthemum

 

 

 

DECEMBER – Poinsettia

 

 

 

I hope you all enjoyed my tribal goth lookbook.  This is the very last post for 2016.  Woo hoo!  We’ll see what 2017 brings.  I hope all of you have a safe and fun New Year’s.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

Lookbook: The Year In Birthstones 2016

Hello, lovelies!  Here’s the year-end post on what I wore for each birthstone. Since this is a lookbook, there is very little text but a chockfull of pictures. There’s also a video at the end.  To view the full post of each birthstone, just click on the name of the birthstone.

 

JANUARY – Garnet

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY – Amethyst

 

 

 

MARCH – Aquamarine

 

 

 

APRIL – Diamond

 

 

 

MAY – Emerald

 

 

 

JUNE – Moonstone

 

 

 

JULY – Ruby

 

 

 

AUGUST – Peridot

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER – Sapphire

 

 

 

OCTOBER – Opal

 

 

 

NOVEMBER – Topaz

 

 

 

DECEMBER – Tanzanite

 

 

 

That’s all for now, folks.  I actually enjoyed looking back on what I wore for each birthstone.  Some looks were better than others, but each one was fun to wear.  What will I come up with in 2017?  We shall see.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

The Year in Bindis, Makeup & Flowers (Oh My!) 2015

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Hello, fellow darklings!  Welcome to my second year in review post.  This post focuses on all of the bindis, “tribal” markings, and flowers that I wore this year, inspired by each month’s birthstones and birth flowers.  Just like my Year in Costume post, there’s a lot of pictures and very few words.

Here is the rundown on how each birthstone and birth flower influenced my outfits and makeup.  You can click on each birthstone and birth flower to view that particular post.

JANUARY

Birthstone: Garnet

Birth Flower: Carnation

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Garnet

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Carnation

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FEBRUARY

Birthstone: Amethyst

Birth Flower: Violet

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Amethyst

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Violet

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MARCH

Birthstones: Aquamarine (pictured) and Bloodstone

Birth Flower: Daffodil

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Aquamarine

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Daffodil

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APRIL

Birthstone: Diamond

Birth Flowers: Daisy (pictured) and Sweet Pea

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Diamond

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Daisy

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MAY

Birthstone: Emerald

Birth Flower: Lily Of The Valley

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Emerald

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Lily of the Valley

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JUNE

Birthstones: Alexandrite (not pictured), Pearl, and Moonstone

Birth Flower: Rose

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Pearl and Moonstone

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Rose

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JULY

Birthstone: Ruby

Birth Flower: Larkspur

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Ruby

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Larkspur

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AUGUST

Birthstone: Peridot

Birth Flower: Gladiolus

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Peridot

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Gladiolus

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SEPTEMBER

Birthstone: Sapphire

Birth Flower: Aster

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Sapphire

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Aster

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OCTOBER

Birthstones: Opal (pictured) and Tourmaline

Birth Flower: Marigold

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Opal

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Marigold

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NOVEMBER

Birthstones: Topaz (pictured) and Citrine

Birth Flower: Chrysanthemum

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Topaz

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Chrysanthemum

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DECEMBER

Birthstones: Zircon (pictured), Tanzanite, and Turquoise

Birth Flowers: Poinsettia (pictured) and Narcissus

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Poinsettia

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And there we have it, my final post for 2015.  There’s a possibility that the focus of this blog will change (for the better, I hope).  Tomorrow begins a new year and I’m ready.  I hope each and every one of you lovelies has a safe and fun New Year’s.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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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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Photo courtesy of Stereo Vision Photography

 

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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The Year In Costume & Dance 2014

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Like many other gothic folks, I LOVE wearing costumes!  Of course, for me the main occasions I dress in costume are Halloween and belly dance performances.  I thought I’d share a quick rundown of the costumes and dance performances I did this year.  Enjoy!

 

Costa Rica Dance Retreat w/ Rachel Brice – February 15-22

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OK – I’m not in costume, nor did I perform. But this was Costa Rica (beautiful country!) with workshops taught by Rachel Brice (beautiful dancer!). And I also celebrated my 41st birthday here. This entry had to be included!

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With Dyanna Belight and Rachel Brice

 

Shimmy Mob DC – May 10

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Photo courtesy of JP Photography

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Photo courtesy of JP Photography

 

Sahara Dance Carnival – August 17

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Taking photo booth pics with my sweetheart
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The Ladies of Sahara Dance ATS® – (photo courtesy of Toscana Photography)

 

Halloween – October 31

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Not really a costume. Just wanted to look dark and lovely.
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With a couple of my co-workers: a gun-toting priest and a cute, kitty cat

 

Raq Out: Day Of The Dead  – November 1

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This time I’m here with Deb, a “stray cat (strut)”

 

Sahara Dance Winter Caravan – December 13

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With my ATS® troupe, ready to rock our zills!

 

And that’s it.  I’ll be looking for more dance opportunities in 2015 to help spread joy and happiness to the world!

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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