Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Style: Summer Faux Hawk

So, I'm kind of obsessed with style right now--particularly stylish natural sistahs. I want to be, like, every woman on Le Coil. I thought--for as long as my obsession lasts--I might introduce a new regular feature at What Tami Said. In Friday Style, I'll share some of the looks that have caught my eye over the past week. This is kind of a departure from the usual race, feminism and politics, but this week, after writing a bunch of heavy stuff, I wanted to focus on something fun.

It took me a while to warm to the look, but I really dig the afro punk style of the faux hawk. I rocked one myself a few months back, but I'm a little nervous that I don't have the swag to pull it off. I feel like if you're wearing a cool, semi-dramatic hairstyle you need to have cool, semi-dramatic clothing. Y'know, go big or go home. The day I tried this style, I think my clothes were too corporate for my hawk. I don't know...I may try it again--sport it with some hoops and my "Black Nerds Unite" t-shirt. . Just in case, I've filed away some videos that demonstrate just how to get a tight hawk going.

KiffeCoco is gorgeous and I like her method for dealing with long hair in the front: Pompadour! Why didn't I think of that?

What other people are saying

Dear Reese Witherspoon: All Girls Are "Good Girls" at Ms. Magazine blogs

You Left Out The Part About...by Ta-Nehisi Coates at The New York Times


On Medicare and Medicaid...at Angry Black Bitch

Fly Female Entrepreneur at In Her Shoes (Interview with awesome Oyin Handmade mixtress Jamyla Bennu)

All I Really Need to Know I learned In the Club: What Feminism FOR REAL Taught Me About Sex Work and Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex of Feminism at Womanist Musings

I Refuse to Tolerate Intolerance at Spark in Darkness

On Kreayshawn and the Utility of Black Women on Crunk Feminist Collective

Rear View: Seeing Our Bodies From Other Angles at The Rotund

What are the best posts, articles and videos you've encountered this week? Leave links in comments. Self-promotion encouraged.

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