Alopecia: Shaving Bald | Vlog

Happy Wednesday:

I hope you guys are having an amazing week! This week’s been an adventure for me – I’ve finally committed to shaving bald. I finally did it. 

My boyfriend Darien was amazing enough to help me shave, which was definitely an experience on it’s own. That moment your boyfriend helps you shave bald – you don’t hear that one often. I’m seriously lucky to have him as a life partner. He has honestly made accepting and dealing with this no-hair thing so much easier. Buying me tacos for lunch and continuously calling me beautiful; he’s perfect & I feel so damn beautiful. 

Without a doubt, I’m still adjusting to being bald, but overall, I feel comfortable having no hair. I feel like I am finally me, and I couldn’t be more happy about that. Self-love is the type of love that is most important. It’s the foundation love that allows for other loves – loving another being – to be possible. I am happy to be one step closer to finding the entirety of my self-love. Embracing myself thus far has done wonders to my confidence and has made my life more amazing. I’m simply excited to see where the next year takes my self-acceptance.

I filmed the process of me shaving bald and posted it up on my channel yesterday. I shaved on Monday, December 30th, and it’s crazy to see how much of my hair has grown since then. I’m now dealing with the issue of figuring out how many days I have to wait between every shave! This is going to be one interesting journey.

Androgenic Alopecia: Shaving Bald | Vlog:

Thank you so much for stopping by; sending you all of my love!

‘Till Thursday,

GC xo

DeadGypsie Jewelry Holiday Collection Lookbook

 

Happy Wednesday:

I’m beyond stoked to finally share the official Lookbook for my DeadGypsie Mini-Holiday Collection.

It will officially drop this Friday, December 25th on my Etsy shop. Make sure you favorite my shop to be updated when the collection goes live!

DeadGypsie Etsy Shop.

I’m extremely proud of this collection for many reasons. It’s a lot more minimal & neutral compared to my first – I’m sure that has a direct correlation with the growth I’ve experienced in the past few months. I’m a lot more simplistic in the way I dress and I feel like it’s been my passing into full adulthood. I couldn’t be more proud of this collection.

I also added a few pieces for the dudes because it was highly requested after my last collection.

DeadGypsie Holiday Lookbook:

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This Holiday Collection consists of:

  • His & Her’s Wood Bracelet
  • Amy’s Evil Eye Bracelet
  • John’s Marble Wood Bracelet
  • Brooklyn Warrior Buffalo Teeth Earrings
  • Aztec Princess Skull Earrings
  • Sun Goddess Sterling Silver Necklace
  • Mano’s Leather Wood Necklace
  • Yuisa’s Fringe Hemp Necklace
  • Abby’s Skull Double Bracelet

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me thus far, I wouldn’t be able to share my love for jewelry making if it weren’t for you. You know who you are.

I also want to give a huge thank you to both models – Amy & Jonathan – for being a part of this project. I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better pair of models; their energy speaks volumes on their sincerity and love for the arts.

Last, but certainly not least, I want to give a ginormous thank you to my best friend & photographer, Oscar. We only spoke briefly about what I wanted & my overall vision, and without even trying, he managed to capture it and make it my reality. He is the ying to my yang and none of this would be possible if it weren’t for him.

Check out the magic that happened to create this beautiful shoot:

Thank you so much for stopping by. The love is really real, and I honestly can’t get over how blessed I am.

Mad love to y’all. Stay safe and happy holidays.

‘Till next week,
GC xo

Embracing my Hair | Video

Happy Wednesday:

Today’s video is one that is near & dear to my heart – I just have a weird relationship with my hair.

If you’ve been following me for a bit, you would know that I have a genetic hair loss that causes my hair to thin faster than it’s suppose to for your average gal. By the time I hit my 30’s, there will be a noticeable bald spot on the crown of my head. It’s taken me a while to fully accept and embrace this fate, but I am happy I’ve managed to over come this struggle. I’ve fully embraced the idea of having no hair, so much so that I plan on shaving bald in less than 2 weeks.

I’m beyond scared, but I can’t deny that I’m also beyond excited. Be the change you wish to see in the world – always.

Thank you so much if you have been following me on my hair journey. Your support means the world to me, and has definitely made this process a lot easier to deal with and I couldn’t be happier about that.

I share my hair journey in this video, while also talking about the issues I had with fully embracing my hair as a woman of color. I hope you guys enjoy:

Have you ever had issues with embracing your hair? I’d love to learn about some of your experiences!

P.S. If you’re dealing with finals right now, I’m sending you all of my love; this semester has definitely been kicking me in the butt.

Si se puede.

‘Till next week,

GC xo

Urban Room Tour NYC | Video

Happy Friday:

When YouTube first became a thing, I remember watching room tour videos non-stop, completely obsessed with how people decorated their rooms to represent and inspire their everyday lives. I always dreamed of having my own room – designed the way I wanted – but I had always shared my room with someone, which was no fun.

When I moved in with my boyfriend, though it was tough adjusting, we found that both of our aesthetics complimented each other really well. Designing our room has been a collaborative thing, and I couldn’t be more happier with the way it looks. The vibes are  just right.

Darien – who is my boyfriend – was sweet enough to rearrange the room the week I did running crew at my school.  The timing was perfect, especially since we are approaching the new year. There are lots of changes happening in my life at the moment & I can’t help but be thankful for this growth I am experiencing.

Though change can be scary, change is necessary for growth, and brings you a step closer to where it is you want to be in life. Never reject change, you never know what magic can happen as a result of being strong enough to endure that change. I can talk about the beauty of change forever, I swear. Let’s get back to the point of this post, though:

I hope you guys enjoy room tours as much as me.

Welcome from Brooklyn, New York:

What do you think of my room?

Thank you so much for watching! If you’re in school, I hope you are surviving finals – we’re almost there!

‘Till next time,

GC xo

Mini Life Update & OOTD

Happy Wednesday:

This post might be a bit of a long one – but do not fret! I do have an OOTD Video at the end of this post.

Firstly, I want to apologize to my blogger babes – I have been reading & catching up on your posts, but I haven’t had the time to comfortably sit down and comment on them. My personal life has taken priority over everything else at this moment, so I’ve been trying to squeeze in reading posts here & there, whenever I get the chance. I won’t lie, I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately. I feel like it’s that time of the year – I’ve been stuck in the mood of wanting to stay on break, eat, be with my family, and enjoy ‘me’ time. I’ve been putting a lot of effort into my blog the past few months that I’ve been completely spoiled by this mini break; and to think that Christmas and New Years is coming up. It’s just that time.

I’ve also been in my feels with the fact that I am going to be shaving bald in a few weeks. The plan is to commit between December 26-28th. This journey is really serious and important to me – I can’t help but have constant thoughts about it. I’m extremely scared and nervous about shaving bald. It’s a huge life changing moment, I don’t really know what to expect with this change.

The reason why I haven’t been able to post up photos is mainly due to the fact that my photographer, Oscar, picked up an extra commitment so our schedules have been conflicting. I’m also in the works of creating a mini holiday collection for my Etsy shop [I make jewelry and am super stoked about these pieces]. I’m also excited for the lookbook I have planned for this collection – It’s going to be great.

On December 15th, I will be starting my Parsons x Teen Vogue Fashion Course and that’s another commitment that’s been on my mind. Oh, and we can’t forget that it’s officially crunch time at my University. I’ve been drowning in papers, projects, plays, novels, and soon to be finals.

Life…life’s just been really hectic.

A week before doing wardrobe for the third production at my University, I filmed this all black OOTD. I had tons of fun editing this one. Even though I’ve been enjoying this break of not worrying about my blog, I do miss creating. The beauty of this blog, and blogging and vlogging in general, is that it’s an outlet, a place where I can be free, be myself, and let my creativity flow. This is why I am totally stoked for getting back on my grind. I’m yearning to create.

I hope you guys are doing well, have you been feeling the pressures of this time of year?

Here is my All Black OOTD:

 

‘Till next time,

GC xo