Ombre

March 22, 2013 9 Comments

So I mentioned last week that I hoped my trip to Miami last weekend would provide colorful inspiration for the blog...

Well, it was certainly very colorful, but it has taken me a full five days to recover enough to even begin to compose my thoughts about the parallel universe that is visiting Miami on the weekend of the Ultra Music Festival if you are over 21 years old and enjoy 8 hours of sleep and the prudish behavior of wearing a shirt AND pants at the same time.

I could barely see straight all week due to the devastating exhaustion that came as a result of sleeping in a hotel which offered a 20-out-of-24 hour a day long techno concert/rave light show both days I was a guest there.

By the wee hours between Saturday night and Sunday morning as I lay awake in my bed listening to thumping, pulsating non-lyrical sounds seeping through the walls from the courtyard below and watching the fractured light spasms jumping off the walls from the light show beaming in through the window I realized I knew what it was like to endure sleep-deprivation torture at Guantanamo. I was literally living the opening sequence of Zero Dark Thirty.

Lack of sleep aside, I had a wonderful time with my beloved college friends and luxuriated in a heated pool under a waterfall for most of Saturday afternoon. Life doesn't  get much better than that.

And I also saw some of the most fantastical outfits, or lack thereof, that I've ever encountered which was wildly entertaining. (Think hot pink fur uggs and a sparkling bikini in the CVS pharmacy checkout line at 11 am) and I also started noticing - and now can't stop noticing - that everyone, everywhere has ombre hair all of the sudden. What's this about and is it weird that I love it?

A few more days in the Miami sun and I might have started to think I could pull it off, but now that I'm safely back in the quaint little town of NYC I realize that I just don't have what it takes to rock the ombre and, you know what, I think I'm kind of glad that I don't.

So, in closing, don't get me wrong. Miami is amazing. But it's time to take off my neon nail polish, enjoy some frank sinatra and save the pink fur uggs and multi-colored hair for illustration inspiration only.

Posted in Inslee By Design, Inslee Haynes, miami, NYC, ombre, The Sketch Book


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Michelle
Michelle

July 25, 2014

Inslee!
I rock ombre hair, however its not blonde on the ends. I have naturally dark brown hair so it goes into a lighter shade of brown.
I am strongly against the bottle blonde way of life. Maybe you can try it that way.
Cheers!

Jemima Puddle-Duck
Jemima Puddle-Duck

July 25, 2014

i would love Ombre as a print! It reminds me of a print i bought 9-17-’10 named “Sitting Pretty.” Scroll and see the girl in turquoise!
http://www.inslee.net/blog/index.php/2010/09/17/sitting-pretty/

Blair
Blair

July 25, 2014

love the sketch! I feel the same about mami and the ombre hair. I think this needs to be a print!

Lydia
Lydia

July 25, 2014

Inslee, you crack me up! Sounds like a possibly ;) wonderful time. I love the new illustration! It’s beautiful and very different. Once again, great work!

Erisha
Erisha

July 25, 2014

I have a sneaking suspicion that being an artist has a little something to do with your affinity for ombre – it looks amazing in a painting!

Karin
Karin

July 25, 2014

Hilarious! You are a great writer! Miami people watching is amazing!!

Rachelle
Rachelle

July 25, 2014

Lol this is funny, I live in South Florida and I’ve managed to avoid the ULTRA madness so far. Poor you, next time maybe stay in Fort Lauderdale. Love this one, the ombre is awesome.

Clare
Clare

July 25, 2014

Does anybody else think this looks just like the british youtuber zoella? look her up!

Ashli
Ashli

July 25, 2014

GORGEOUS!! I need this!

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