Wednesday, July 18

feeling crimson

self portraits, canon digital rebel xti

As of today...I am a redhead, just like my marmie.

I've been dreaming of red locks for a long time and a few hours ago, my hair colorist and I took the plunge. I wasn't sure if my olive complexion was going to look good with this color but today I noticed one of the other stylist's in the salon had my skin tone and I was coveting her red hair. As we were about to mix colors of more blond highlights for my hair, I said WAIT...lets just go for it, lets do ALL RED.

So fun.

I feel brave and my sisters will be thrilled!

I adore the salon I go to in Little Italy. It's cute and funky and my colorist's chair station is up in a loft with huge windows. When a client's hair is finished, the other stylists come over to dote all over them. So needless to say, I always leave the salon smiling as I walk back down the steep hill to where my car is parked overlooking the bay. I am sure passers by wonder what on earth I am smiling about. Do these stylists have any idea that they leave us with such gifts?

I have lots to share but have found myself a bit busy with work. Life has been beautiful and my spirit is calm these days. I am not over analyzing it but just riding the wave as it comes.

I will share more thoughts on it all soon...very soon. Just know my heart is soaring.


Blogger daisies said...

oh ... i adore that red, so beautiful!!

i was red for years, every september i would match the changing leaves but its been many years since i have done that :)

you look gorgeous :)

July 18, 2007 at 8:36:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it strange, that with my own longing for a child, my thoughts so often go to a virtual stranger with heartfelt wishes that your dream is realized

You will be an amazing mother

Your child to be is so lucky

July 18, 2007 at 9:15:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Indie Mama said...

so pretty!


July 18, 2007 at 9:26:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Stacy said...

can't wait to see your yummy crimson mane and am happy to hear that life is beautiful, I could agree more. love to you angel. xoxo

July 18, 2007 at 10:28:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I so echo your sentiments about leaving my stylists chair...especially when i have done something daring & sassy!!

Love, Love , Love the red!!

So Goregous!!

I was red for a long time...so fun!!

it brings me such joy to know that your heart is soaring!! can't wait to read more about it!!

blessings on your RED head!!
Love~ michele

July 18, 2007 at 10:30:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg, *gasp*


i want to love my hair but i have complete hair envy of YOURS.


so freakin cute....


July 18, 2007 at 10:41:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That color is lovely on you Den.
It is sassy, very attractive and I do love the color RED.
Did I mention that I love you too!!

July 18, 2007 at 11:14:00 PM PDT  
Blogger liz elayne lamoreux said...

you look really, really beautiful with that red. i am so glad you took that plunge!

and your words about your spirit feeling calm and that your heart is soaring...beautiful too.

blessings to you from up here in the pacific northwest...

July 19, 2007 at 12:10:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Martha-Anne said...

Looks beautiful!!!!

July 19, 2007 at 6:16:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So gorgeous!! And I love Littly Italy I can walk around there for hours!

July 19, 2007 at 6:27:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Deirdre said...

What gorgeous color! It looks great.

I've been so many different colors, red, brown, blonde. And not just one shade of red, no, burgundy, fire red, pink-red, copper, auburn, every one of them a kick in the pants. I always come back to some shade of red.

Enjoy. Let your inner red-head have a blast.

July 19, 2007 at 7:06:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Amanda said...

so much fun! the red is beautiful!!

July 19, 2007 at 7:27:00 AM PDT  
Blogger lisa said...

Love the red! And can't wait to hear more about your soaring heart! It sounds like things are going well.

July 19, 2007 at 7:40:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Colie said...

I love the red! Red is my fav. color. Enjoy the change and the extra confidence you obviously have with a new style!

July 19, 2007 at 9:18:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more hair envy today....



July 19, 2007 at 10:21:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Julie said...

Sassy personified.

Glad things are going your way and look forward to hearing more soon.

xoxo Star

July 19, 2007 at 10:22:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Louise said...

Stunning!! I LOVE IT!!!

It looks fantastic!

July 19, 2007 at 10:54:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

lusious! and i love hearing about your beautiful heart soaring.


July 19, 2007 at 11:44:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Kirsten said...

beatiful boho,
i'm just returning from a week away...i'm just so happy to read that things are going so well for you!!!
you look absolutely radiant...i love the colour!!!

July 19, 2007 at 1:36:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Darlene said...


you look adorable...so darn cute!

Hmmmmm I remember a burgandy red that I used to love on me!


is 46 too old to do funky?;)

kiss kiss one on each cheek
and a sisterly butt squeeze

xox dar

July 19, 2007 at 1:48:00 PM PDT  
Blogger jenica said...

you've pulled it off girl! me... not so much, i look terrible in that color. but you with your thick, fab, tresses. oh me oh my!

July 19, 2007 at 1:55:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ReachDabbleShine said...

Know the feeling...ride the wave! Seas part for red hair :-)

July 19, 2007 at 3:02:00 PM PDT  
Blogger claireylove said...


Personally I think olive skin tones can take most colours (though maybe not at the same time!) I for one love my olive skin and the changing rainbow of my own hair :)

And I am (of course) loving yours too...


July 20, 2007 at 12:23:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look how pretty you are.

July 20, 2007 at 8:26:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Minerva Jane said...

it looks fantastic

July 20, 2007 at 8:33:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Erin said...

Absolutely beautiful color on you! Hope you're having a wonderful week!

July 20, 2007 at 8:56:00 AM PDT  
Blogger BrianC said...

I've only recently started reading your blog but enjoyed it so much that I've managed to go back through most of your posts. I find the self-portraits particularly fascinating and not at all a reflection of vanity - a sentiment some might attach to this kind of exercise. In fact, I mentioned your blog in a post on my site that addresses the whole "self-portrait" issue. If you have time, check it out:

July 20, 2007 at 9:06:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Kelly said...

I just started reading your blog as well and I have to tell you that I love the energy that you give and your pictures are amazing. My heart and prayers go out to you and boho boy that your dreams for your future soon become reality.

July 20, 2007 at 9:58:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So pretty Denise!!!

and so happy to hear you soar...

chat soon?

July 20, 2007 at 1:40:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Silvia said...

Your red locks are gorgeous!

And I'm happy to read that your heart is soaring :)

Sending love and sparkles your way!

xOx Silvia

July 20, 2007 at 2:41:00 PM PDT  
Blogger madelyn said...

I am a redhead and love it!

You look fabulous with red hair:)

July 22, 2007 at 4:18:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

i love red hair... if coloring wasn't such high maintenace i'd do it all the time myself...

July 23, 2007 at 11:23:00 AM PDT  

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