*Prepared for BGLH by Meosha Tall of 1MeNaturally
V: My name is Vanessa Wright and I am born and raised in California, but currently reside in Atlanta. I am the designer of a start up capsule collection called Printed Pattern People and am also a Visual Stylist for Bloomingdales.
How would you describe your personal style?
V: Eclectic…I like to mix styles between a lot of different cultures, but the over all esthetic has a very free spirited vibe. That why I have the name Bazaar Bohemian…I just think it’s imperative to stay true to your spirit and your inner essence because you owe just that little to the Universe that created you.
What are the three favorite things in your closet?
V: I have a vintage Japanese Kimono that drags on the floor and is completely amazing. My 70’s bowling bag that I use as a handbag. It’s tooled leather and still has the ball holder inside. My third favorite piece is from my own collection!!! It’s an oversize wool cape with an extended collar…So Fab 😉
Why did you make the decision to go natural?
V: I’ve been natural for 9 years. I went natural about a year after I moved to LA. It was crazy because it was 2003 and being natural definitely wasn’t the “thing” to do…lol. So in the beginning it was very difficult to find my footing with it. There weren’t blogs, groups, or other strong outlets to help me with the transition. But needless to say it was the best decision of my Life. I felt so RAW and Beautiful even when my hair had no idea what it was doing. All I knew was cutting out all of the perm and starting completely over was what my spirit was asking for. I was ready to start that next journey in my Life and looked forward to the day my Locs could tell a story about my past.
How would you describe your texture?
V: My hair is thick, yet really soft.
What method was used to start your locs?
V: I went to a Loctician to start my Locs and he used the palm rolling method. I‘ve never counted my Locs until now and I have about 60 of them.
How do you style your locs?
V: I don’t really use products to style my hair, but I live for a random messy bun. I tend to just throw it up and wrap 2 pony holders around it randomly. It creates this messy yet pulled together look that’s less contrived.
Is there a blog/webpage where we can find you?
V: Instagram @thebazaarbohemian and on Etsy.com/shop/printedpatternpeople.