What’s Stingray Got to do with it!

If you follow me on Instagram… Stop right there. Click And follow now that we’ve cleared that up let’s start again.

Since you follow me on Instagram you know my Husband is an incredibly talented artist!  Recently he painted a Kelly Wearstler Inspired mural for Eatmans Interiors.


Hand Painted Wall By Kyle Mitchell For Eatmans

Kyle went to Eatmans to survey the job I went  to see VanCollier custom made Eatmans Bar Stool!

Eatmans Barstool in Shagreen

I was blown away it was twisted steal that created Sex Appeal (<stole his line )!

I ran my hand across the sexy navy top with a slightly bumpy texture and exclaimed

I love Faux Stingray

It also comes like this:

Eatmans Barstool in Mondrian

So further down the road I’m at High Point Furniture market ; the Furniture capital of the world and guess what Trend forecast I made last year is taking off :Stingray

There is just one problem here; did you read What’s Kale Got to Do with it… cuz I think we have a title theme happening .You didn’t read it but after you finish this one you will!

I’m running around Market with HG pointing out all my Trend Forecasts

Fuchsia, itchy grey, Stingray

I was singing it like the wizard of oz! HG would just giggle and let me be me❤️love that girl !​

​When I returned home from Furniture Market I began reaching out to companies for images. Proper titles of things; dimensions, descriptions. It’s amazing how nice people are to tiny little blogger like me!


Shagreen Vanity in the Made Goods show room

I must say the most gracious of all of the companies was Marlene at Made Goods. I asked for some images of their Faux Stingray vanity and side tables! She was kind enough to send  me a link to their

Shagreen Collection 


I had to google it , What has Shagreen got to do with it, everything. I had been miss identifying this product the whole time. img_3601

Though Stingray and Shagreen are in a similar family

Shagreen is a type of rawhide consisting of rough untanned skin, formerly made from a horse’s back or that of an onager (wild ass). Shagreen is now commonly made of the skins of sharks and rays.
The word derives from the French chagrin and is related to Italian zigrino and Venetian sagrin, derived from the Turkic sağrı / çağrı ‘rump of a horse’ or the prepared skin of this part. The roughness of its texture led to the French meaning of anxiety, vexation, embarrassment, or annoyance.[1]https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shagreen Wiki

In order to sound like you actually know what you’re talking about… it’s best to kind of know what your talking about!


1st Dibs Vintage Shagreen Side Table

I’m a novice and honestly probably have no business writing a furnishings blog… but this is a lifestyle blog with a furnishings section so! Let me be silly and learn from my mistakes! There will be plenty more



10 Minute Mop Miracle

This is my Good Morning Hair, last night I went to bed with my hair wet.
I applied a heavy Layer of Living Proof No Frizz Weight a Less Styling spray then squeezed the excess water out with at towel and went to bed. 20140623-083913-31153309.jpg
Using just this one Product I will not only create beautiful touchable waves, but also an ever lasting style even in humidity and rain.

Did I mention I’m in a Hyatt , this is not my horrible lighting choice. I’m spritzing the product all over my hair before I section it.

Using my Favorite Scrunchi I section my hair in medium sized sections to create more realistic waves.

I’m using a picture from a previous blogs , ( when my Husband was around to take the pic)
Notice how I hold the iron down and wrap the hair from roots to ends around the wand.

Spritzing more of the product on each section before I apply heat. It will not only shield my hair from the heat but it will block the humidity to maintain the style all weightlessly … It’s in the name.

One last mist and a light scrunch will fuze the sections together into a moldable , movable style.

And your selfie ready!


How to Grow hair before work!

Step 1: buy some hair ( Real Human Hair ) 20140603-163735-59855212.jpg
I like the 18″ clip in from Sally’s they are 130$, cheaper than real ones and half the time!

Step 2. Lay out the hair so you can see what you are dealing with.

Step 3. make sure your hair is dry and styled the way you want to wear it. ( wavy or straight)

Step 4. Section your hair about an inch and a quarter above the nape of your neck ( more if your hair is fine )

Step 5. Tease and spray the roots of this section. This creates a base and something for the clip to hold on to.

Be sure and have all of the clips popped open for easy installation!

Step 6. Press the clip against your scalp , once it feels secure pop it closed. ( fashion dynasty note: if the clip isn’t sticking tease more and add more hair spray)

Step 7. Spray your hair and extension with a workable heat protection spray.
(FD note: be sure that you have Real Human Hair

Step 8. Take a small workable section of your hair and the extension, comb the section together and either curl or straighten.

Pull down your next section and repeat steps 5-8







Use a light Silicone Shine product, I’m using Evo Love Perpetua Shine Drops

Run your fingers through your finished long hair! ( carefully you don’t wanna pull them out! )

Look at that hair grow!

Blow down not up

Most women wish for a man in their bathroom every morning.. A man named Chris McMillan (Jen Aniston’s stylist).
Well, not everyone has one of those so here is my How To Style your naturally wavy hair in 20 min and look like it took Hours!

First the Tools :
Professional Blowdryer
Round Brush
Vent Brush

This is my hair ,out of the shower.

Apply a product that will moisturize your hair and protect it from the heat. I’m using Living Proof PHD, it is a 5 in 1 that adds shine, moisture, volume, and frizz elimination! Dime or quarter size depending on your hair thickness and length.

Put the product on your hands like your putting lotion on them, fronts and backs of your hands, then apply roots to ends until your hands are clean.

Comb the product through out with your vent brush.

I’m using a Babyliss Pro ItaliaBrava
It is 2000 watts of hairstyling awesomeness with adjustable heat settings and a turbo button! I use high heat and high power for my thick hair, lower your heat for finer hair.

Start with the vent brush blowing the hair around your face straight back. Follow the brush with the dryer to smooth your your hair line.

Section an inch of hair around your hair line, in front of your ears.

Push your round brush down to gather the inch section and roll back toward your face.

Blow the section away from your face, notice my section is the same width as my brush. Keeping your sections clean and small will allow you maintain control.

Pull the brush through the lower portion of the section , still blowing away from the face.

Twist the brush lightly while moving down the section, the nozzle of the dryer should follow the section until you corkscrew the brush out of your hair!

I have bangs/ fringe that I am growing out; so to incorporate them I set the dryer on turbo and blast with hot heat holding it in my hands, then cool shot to set.

Repeat on the other side .

Next section is the underneath section.

Split the sections in two. The front and the underneath are what frames your face, this is why I start with the most important section.

Notice the section is the same width as my brush. Brush the hair into your round brush same manor as the front, just backwards.

Slowly cork screwing the section till the ends drop out following the brush with the nozzle.

Now that the underneath and front are styled, drop the rest of your hair down, and spray with a little more product. living proof flex spray will protect your hair from the heat and add a slight bit more hold.

Grab your crown section to smooth the top hairs .

Smooth both sides of the crown.

Always finishing a section the way it will lay, so blow dry the cuticle smooth, and down away from the face.

Cork screw this section slowly to finish the ends.

Incorporate all of the sections together with the round brush.

Marrying the top and bottom section will push the curls in a similar direction, because the middle section of hair is only 50 percent dry it will leave humidity in the hair, so your hair will get bigger as it drys.

Notice there is hair that isn’t smooth, this is a 20 min fix so don’t expect JLo @ the Grammys when you are done.

Smooth some of the sections together at the ends to avoid frizzy ends.

Because you have wavy, or curly hair you can brush these sections together with your vent brush fusing the hair together. ( no recommended for straight hair)

20140520-130800-47280019.jpg Brush these sections together flipping the ends up and smoothing them with your hands.

Apply a pea size of a moisturizer, or shine drop… See PHD does it all!


Smooth it through your hair, away from your face in a twisting motion.

Make a duck face and take selfie!

Cuz your done baby!

Fashion Dynasty Note:
Why a professional dryer? This dyer will get hotter and work more efficiently than a cheap dryer, because it is powered by Ferrari it will far out last the toy Motor in your 20$ dryer. Be sure and get at least a wattage of 1875! Babyliss, Rusk , Conair are my go to dryers, irons and tools!

Distressing Denim

In the 90s there was a show called Beverly Hills 90210

It was about the real life struggles of a 90s teen! Well in the 8th grade I thought it was real!

I related to the character Brenda Walsh; a middle class girl trying to keep up with the hip stylings of her rich BH friends.

One episode Brenda can’t afford the designed distressed denim that Kelly can… So she makes it herself!

The Wantering has a great Blog on How To Distress you own Denim!

Fashion Dynast Note:
I use a disposable women’s razor on the pockets and tops of my jeans to get a good fray!