On Friday, I did something I’ve wanted to do for over a decade: I dyed my hair purple.

IMG_4517.JPGBright, bold, definitely not naturally occurring purple.  Colorist Allison Rappel at Antonio Prieto salon in Chelsea got the color exactly right – full of dimensions and super shiny, even after the multiple processes required for this shade.

IMG_4518.JPGI’ve dreamt of this hair color since I was a teenager, and life never worked out to make it possible until now, so fulfilling this hair goal now when I am 30 and totally happy with my life and career makes it even sweeter.

IMG_4523.JPGThis awesome hooded dress from Brooklyn brand Line & Label, which is making plus sizes exclusively for Madison Plus’ new online contemporary boutique Hey Gorgeous, felt like just the thing to rock with my new hue.

IMG_4528.PNGThe trim and skirt are made of real leather, something that is increasingly hard to find.  The fit is great – it has a relaxed shift silhouette, without being overly boxy.


I went for a monochrome look, both because it just felt right and to let my hair shine 🙂 With my trusty moto boots and tights, I was ready for some CMJ shows.


Leather trim hoodie dress: Line & Label

Opaque black tights: Hue

Moto boots: LOFT (old; identical pair from Rag & Bone here)