Hello Kitty, Torrid and Tasselfairy

A few weeks ago, I found myself covered in head to toe Hello Kitty, twirling in front of a photographer and having one of those “I can’t believe this is part of my job” moments. I have been obsessed with Hello Kitty ever since I was like 5yrs old, so of course I totally did a happy dance when Torrid asked me to help launch their HK collection.

Here is a behind the scenes look at my photoshoot for Hello Kitty X Torrid and some of my favorite looks from the collection!

Amina Torrid x hello kitty

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Everything is so cute and playful but there’s totally something for everyone!

Amina Mucciolo Hello Kitty

Hair styling and Makeup by Amanda Bourne 

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Neutral Style

Tasselfairy Plus Size Neutral StyleLong long ago, before I dawned rainbow hair and became my true unicorn self, I wore a whole lot of brown…. No seriously ask my husband. I was all about that boho life! My apartment was beige, my clothes were varying shades of neutrals with random pops of color and a sprinkling  of tribal prints.  I guess you could say I was extremely colorful “on the inside”, but I wasn’t quite ready to fully express myself.

Tasselfairy Plus size Neutral StyleThose days are clearly behind me and I now have a rainbow wardrobe to match my hair! And if you follow me on social media you know that my love for all things colorful is only matched by my love for all things cute! Enter this adorable brown bear bag from Modcloth! (I am literally squealing as I type!)

I was so smitten with this cute little cub that I had to find shoes to match… and before I knew it I was pulling together a very brown outfit in its honor. 

Tasselfairy Plus Size Neutral StyleInspired by memories of my earth-tone clad past and this cute little bag, I decided to keep going and pick out some out some of my favorite neutral pieces to share! Shop my look and the rest of my neutral style picks below!

Tasselfairy Plus Size Neutral Style

 

 

 

Reflecting On Recovery

Amina In Spring

I was reborn 5 springs ago. April 2011 is when I entered treatment for bulimia and began the journey of becoming myself. At the time, I didn’t really know that my life would change so drastically. I honestly didn’t believe that I would be alive for very much longer because I had given up… fortunately for me, the people in my life hadn’t.

Recovery is the hardest thing that I have ever done and continue to do, but the rewards have been immeasurable. As I’ve shared recently, I still struggle all the time with so many things. But the difference is that now I face my challenges openly and honestly and without shame, as the woman that I have always wanted to be. If you are struggling with an eating disorder (whether you have began recovery or not) please don’t give up on yourself. You are important. You are not alone. Your struggle is not shameful, it is human and therefore beautiful. You are worthy of acceptance and love from everyone and most importantly from yourself… And I pray that you find your spring. ?

xx Amina

Pastel Workout Clothes: What Unicorns Wear to the Gym

There is nothing like a cute outfit to help you get excited about working out, and these days I need all of the help that I can get!  I mean… Is it just me … or don’t you actually run faster when you have cool sparkly shoes? Being the unicorn/mermaid/fairy that I am, I’m always on the lookout for colorful clothes with a sense of humor.

Whether you’re looking for workout outfit inspiration or just something snazzy to spice up those ubiquitous black leggings…  Here is what I wore to the gym so far this week, and some of my other favorite finds.

 

Unicorns need cardio too ;)! Click each item in the picture to shop

 

This mermaid is ready to sweat her tail off. Click each item in the picture to shop


Head to the Tasselfairy Chronicles Fitness Gear Page to shop more of my curated colorful workout clothes and accessories.  And don’t forget to comment below, and share your favorite place to buy cute stuff for the gym!

 

Tasselfairy’s New ‘Do

I just dropped like 10 lbs!

Of hair!!!

Well, ok maybe my yarn braids didn’t weigh that much… more like 2-3 pounds, but I didn’t actually weigh them so its impossible to know 🙂

After almost a year and a half of wearing yarn braids I decided it was time to lighten up…

Tasselfairy rainbow balloon
{Jitterbug suspender skirt from Unique Vintage}

put some spring in my step…

Vintage pinup vibes
{Pink Floral Formosa Swing Dress from Unique Vintage}

And change my look!

Amina Unicorn hair
{Ivory Floral Halter San Vicente Swing Dress from Unique Vintage}

The transformation from this

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to this

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Was a long, educational and collaborative process. The first thing that I did was start thinking about all of the amazing styles that I could possibly have. When I finally decided that I would definitely want extensions, the next thing I did was contact my fellow boss babe Melissa of Big Chop Hair.  I had such a positive experience the last time I wore big chop extensions, that I knew I wanted to use them again.   

When I began dreaming up my new ‘do, the only thing that I knew for sure was that I wanted to keep my mermaid-unicorn color (I don’t think I will ever wear natural hair color again).  Lucky for me, I happen to be friends with one of the top celebrity colorists in L.A., Kacey Welch. Once we received the hair, Kacey and I immediately began conducting experiments! (Well Kacey and her team conducted the experiments while I “watched” via text message lol). 

Several test strands and text messages later Kacey came up with this unicorn mermaid magical goodness.

Amina's natural hair color  It’s the perfect combination of vibrant pinky purple and neon pink.

Kacey is also the resident senior extension expert at the Jonathan and George Salon so yeah, she totes installed my extensions too! She’s such a badass that she pioneer her own method for installing extensions (The Kacey Welch Method).

Kacey Welch installing Amina's mermaid hair

Kacey welch and Amina Mucciolo

You probably couldn’t tell, but I’m totally obsessed with my new hair 🙂

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Photography by Lauren Comes.

National Handbag Day: Amina’s Picks

 

In honor of National Handbag Day, here are some of my favorite fun handbags, cross-bodies, clutches and backpacks! And don’t forget to enter to our camera bag giveaway ending soon!

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Cute Characters and Critters

Yummy Bags!

Fun and Functional!

 

 

Out of This World

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Meet Studio Mucci Photographer Lauren and Win Her Camera Bag!

If you follow me on any social media platform or read this blog, then you have definitely seen the work of full time Studio Mucci photographer Lauren Comes.

Lauren and Amina flower crownToday she is sharing what’s in her camera bag and a few insights on how to become more comfortable behind the lens. PLUS We are giving away an adorable coral camera bag, just like hers from TheIt!

Lauren has been holding a camera for nearly half of her life, which becomes more impactful once you learn that she’s only 23! She received her BFA in Professional Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2014 and shortly after joined the party here at Studio Mucci.

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So what does she carry in her camera bag?

Weapon of choice: Canon 5D MKII

Essentials: lenses, lens wipes, extra memory card, extra battery, and her favorite red lipstick

The Lula Bag in Coral

She also shared some valuable insights for anyone who is looking to improve their photos or just become more comfortable with a camera.

“Learn how to use your camera!”

Sounds obvious, but if you’re like me and tend to pounce on any technology or new task with a ”learn as you go” approach, this is valuable! Lauren suggests taking the time to familiarize yourself with every setting and option by researching and reading the manual. Because the more familiar you become the less you have to rely on auto mode and then thats where the magic will really happen.

Like any creative endeavor mastering photography really is about volume, as Lauren’s favorite Henri Cartier-Bresson quote suggests “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”

Now that you’ve seen whats in her bag, here is your chance to win it! Lauren LOVES how cute and versatile her Lula bag is, Enter to win your own below!

The LULA in Coral

 

 

 

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Labor Day Sale Roundup: Amina’s Picks

There are so many amazing sales going on this weekend! Here are few of the ones that I am currently shopping, including links to some of favorite picks from each sale!

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Saks is having their “Summer Sunset Sale” with items up to 80% off. My favorite things from the sale are definitely all of the fun graphic footwear. I just snagged those super cute pink Moschino zebra flats for $65!

Anthropologie is taking an additional 30% off of their already marked down sale items with coupon code EXTRA30. These are some of my faves from their sale section.

 

 

I’m kind of living for all of these adorable Kate Spade dresses that are currently on sale. They are taking an additional 25% off of their sale items with code: DELIGHT.

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Plus Size retailer Fashion To Figure is doing a BOGO 50% off full-priced items and an extra 50% off of all sale items using code BYESUMMER. I can’t wait to try the super cute Alaina knotted dress, I got one in yellow 🙂

 

 

Studio Mucci is totally getting in on the Labor Day weekend action. Get 40% off of your favorite party decor using coupon code LABORDAY

I can always count on GAP for super cute comfortable dresses that are easy to layer and wear in just about any climate. Use code LABOR to get 40% off of all items.

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I will be totally adding to my novelty purse collection with these super cute cross-body bags from Torrid. That cupcake bag has my name all over it! And how cute are these adorable Disney dresses!? Looks like I have my outfit picked for our next trip to Disneyland. Use code BYEBYESUMMER for BOGO 50% off on all full priced items and BOGO free on all items. These are some of my favorite items below.

Nasty Gal is taking an extra 30% off of all sale items (discount will be taken at checkout)

 

 

 

There are so many cute Ted Baker dresses in the Nordstrom sale! Tons of great items are marked down for  up to 40% off

 

Happy shopping! Let me know what sales you’re hitting this Labor Day Weekend.

Farewell To Summer LookBook

 

Summer is one of my favorite seasons (only second to spring) and every time it comes around I never want it to end!  Even though the weather in LA will be “summery” most of the year I  always miss the fun that accompanies the actual summer season. Everyone is a little more carefree, the fashion is brighter, the fruit is sweeter and having fun is a top priority.

Before we head back to school, home from vacation and look ahead to the fall holidays, I decided to bid summer a proper farewell with a fun little lookbook.

The farewell to summer lookbook showcases some of my favorite swimwear and fun in the sun outfits and accessories. View the lookbook on my new Youtube channel, and don’t forget to subscribe!

Video and photography by Lauren Comes

Amina Icecream skater skirt

SoSo Happy bag can be found here.

Amina Icecream Skirt

Amina Ice Cream Skater Skirt and Bikini Ice cream skater skirt and dress can be found at Lace and Lore

ferris wheel skater skirt

Amina Post Card Skater skirt

Amina Mermaid shirt

Amina Burger Shirt and Bubbles

Amina milk bag and burger shirt

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Amina cha cha

Amina hot pink ruffle bikini

Amina tropical bikini Lemon bag by Cycochik

Amina Donut float and Bikini

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