Monday, July 6, 2015

Blonde Ambition

Derek and I were goofing around on the Fourth of July before our guests arrived and this impromptu posed photo happened. As you can see not only is Ice Bat wearing a Tiki necklace, but I am also blonde again.

Prior to our Ohana trip, I had re-purpled my hair and it just looked terrible. I got fed up with the upkeep of fantasy colors and now I'm getting used to being blonde after six years of other various hair colors. My hair is far from perfect (there is still a greenish-tone near my roots), but I'm not going to turn my hair to straw with bleaching. Besides, I can live with a little mint green for now, hehe!

It was one of my best friend's 40th birthday on the fourth, so I wore my Sourpuss Clothing Halloween cat leggings (since she loves both Halloween and cats), thrifted sandals and an asymmetrical tunic from H&M layered with a tank top underneath. You can see them really well, but the earrings I'm wearing are by Opulent Oddities.

These Stake Black Spike Earrings are my few favorite! Jordan from Opulent Oddities generously sent these to me as a little treat, as I featured her jewelry pieces in the next issue of Auxiliary Magazine. I styled a shoot a few weeks ago, so once it's published I'll share the finished images! 

Having Saturday off really messed up my schedule, but here's to an extra day off!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Sunday, July 5, 2015


I'm finally able to sit down and share some photos of the fun we had at Ohana: Luau at the Lake at The Tiki Resort in Lake George, NY.

I'll put this warning right here....lots of photos!

We arrived Friday, checked in, got settled into our hotel rooms and changed into our Tiki attire. We did the traditional 'take photos of everything around the grounds', before the first room crawl of the evening.

Julie Ann and myself

Andrew, Julie Ann, (moai)myself and Derek. We're all holding a mai tai...naturally.


Derek found a his twin! Hehehe!

We retired back to our room for more cocktails. Julie Ann snapped this photo and you can 
see the pattern of my barkcloth wrap dress.

And then we went poolside to listen to some bands and hang out. Julie Ann's dress is awesome!

And the room crawls happened *cough...drunk..cough*

(view from our room)
Saturday morning I woke up slightly hungover, but refreshed and ready for a giant breakfast.

Saturday's outfit. 

Derek's directional senses are correct, breakfast was that way. Hahaha!

I never quite realized how awesome the glass windows on the side of the hotel  were until this trip!

Derek gifted me with some items from Fancy Fruits, like this hair clip. 

The vendor tent was the next on the agenda. We had been saving our loose change (literally), so we could blow it all on Tiki art, mugs, etc. Like purchasing a ceramic piece from Greg Rebis!

Gus from Zombie Oasis. We didn't get any of his amazing carvings, but a custom piece was discussed.
*Wink wink*

Gus and the oh-so-lovely Steph

Seeing friends at the auction, Jessica and Steve

Gen and Jim from Montreal


Then we grilled lunch. Andrew was the SPAM grill master.

Made another drink. 

And watched Jim's band, The Men is Grey Suits....which they were in shorts for the luau. Hehe!

Necklace: gift from Derek by Fancy Fruits.
Then is it was luau dinner time! The rest of the night was a blur with drinks, friends and fun.

Sunday was a recovery day, then we packed up shop (we still had booze left over!?) and made the six hour trip home. 

Our plunderings!
Deadhead Rum cocktail set, Tiki Tony mug, (skull) 'Pour Your Ick' by Squid Art, Ohana 2015 mug, 
Ceramic Tiki bat decanter by Greg Rebis.

Mahalo for sticking with me through this post!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Monday, June 29, 2015

Aloha from Lake George

Luau dinner outfits!

Just a quick "Aloha" as we just got back from Lake George, NY and Ohana: Luau at the Lake. I'm tired from driving, but had a nice time with a few of our gang. I'm happy to be home and glad we all made it home in once piece. More photos and talk of the event in another post!

XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Natural Wave

After re-purpling my hair on Tuesday, I decided to let my hair air dry and see if I wanted to wear my hair wavy. Despite a few pin curls to shape the curl/wave around my hair, this is all natural. 

It's a nice change from all the serums, blow drying and flat ironing. I forget that I have longer hair (for me!) in a very familiar style, as over the years I've had a lot of bob hair cuts.

Top and skirt : thrift store finds

What is your natural hair texture like? Do you alter it on a daily basis or ever wear it natural?

XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

R.I.P Don Featherstone

Well, I'm pretty sure you may have not heard of Don Featherstone, but I'm pretty sure you've seen pink plastic lawn flamingos. Those kitsch-tastic birds who have become the ultimate token of tackiness. Heck, John Waters even named a movie after them, Pink FlamingosDon Featherstone was the creator of the pink plastic flamingo shaped lawn ornaments and he recently passed away at age 79 after battling a lengthy disease.

Our front garden. Pardon the weeds.

I don't remember how my pink flamingo fascination started, perhaps it's due my love of airstream trailors and everything that involves tackiness and kitsch. Like anything that starts off as a joke amongst friends, it has turned into full blown pink flamingo mania! 

Make up case: gift from Judy and Mike
DeTiki carved purse: Derek drunkenly bought (from a past Ohana)
Flamingo blanket: gift from Terri
Charcoal Designs brooch: gift to myself
Hair clips: gift from Miss Natalie from Goody Two Shoes 

So, thank you Don for making this world that much more delightful with your pink plastic creations. I hope you rest in peace.

XOXO-Meagan Kyla