Mad Max: I AM FURIOSA!!!

After the release of Mad Max Fury Road had us all sitting anxiously on our hands with bated breath, I decided to take matters into my own hands. It’s been just over 2 weeks since my 7hr operation (double mastectomy, reconstruction & removal of lymph nodes); I’m a Chemo Queen and I am Furiosa, helping women escape the…

No Pain, No Game – of Thrones

(No Spoilers!) With Game of Thrones shining down upon us and consuming our thoughts, I feel I’ve had my own experience in the Seven Kingdoms during my 9 day stay in the hospital after my double mastectomy operation. Waking up in a delirious morphine daze, I tried to figure out where I found myself as…

How not to look like an Egg!

I know there are some of you out there still trying to gnaw through the remainder of your Easter Eggs. To celebrate Easter festivities drawing to a close (and so you don’t end up trying to eat me!), I have filmed a very quick makeup tutorial of the two essential tricks I do every morning…

Amazebald!

When my witty friend Christina first saw pictures of my new look, she cleverly coined the phrase “Amazebald”. Yes Chemo Queens, we are Totes Amazebald !! If it weren’t for chemo, we would never have known what fabulous shaped heads we had lurking underneath our mops of hair. To the Chemo Chicks out there who are about…

Queen Dresser

When I moved into my new apartment, there was no room in my kitchen to put my beautiful shabby chic food dresser that my fabulous aunt Jane had bought me last year. I used to have the shelves lined up with tins of food and rice/pasta but now I have found an even better place…

Love Your Head Day!

Today is the 10th March and my 32nd birthday. It was also supposed to be the day of my 5th session of chemo however I hadn’t taken the steroids in preparation for it so they sent me away from the hospital for me to do my chemo tomorrow instead. I’m extremely disappointed as I wanted to mark my birthday…

Snoods of Fun!

When you have a bald head you quickly realise how insulating hair must have been!  I sometimes feel a chill around my ears and the back of my neck even when I’m just sitting at home working from my laptop. It’s important that Chemotarians avoid getting sick or picking up a cold since our immune systems are taking a battering….

Interstellar

After being cooped up at home recovering from the chemo effects, I feel today is a rebirth into the world again. I’ve been to another universe and back, and boy does it feel good to have that spring back in my step again! To celebrate my reintroduction to the world, today’s look is Interstellar. Make-up: Lush Lipstick “Passionate”…

Love Your Body – Shop!!

Yesterday was a glorious day in London and it was also my 4th cycle of chemo, which meant only one thing: Playing with sunshine n’ shadows! After my treatment, I rushed into Westfield Shopping Center in Shepherd’s Bush to pick up some much needed supplies before the chemo effects kicked in. It’s great to have…

Access your eyes!

I used to be a “less is more” girl when it came to jewellery. Unless the earrings and necklace came in a matching set, I would just wear statement earrings with a subtle necklace or vice-versa. Now it’s “more is more”. Your head needs all the company it can get! Mix accessories with strong eye makeup…

The Bronze Age

The upside of having no hair is that I now have more time in the mornings to put thought into the day’s outfit and to have fun with my makeup. When I had hair, I would only put on blusher when I was in a rush and anytime I did put on bronze powder it was usually only…

Futuristic Warrior

When I sent my dear friend Ombretta photos of my new look, she told me that I looked like a Futuristic Warrior and I thought “Yes! That’s exactly how I feel! I feel powerful, I’m a Futuristic Warrior!”. So with her words in my head, I got my inspiration for the day  “Retro meets Futuristic…

Attired

Getting ready in the mornings, I rummage through my wardrobe. It takes time to to rejig my clothes to find a style that honours my head. The upside of not having hair is that I have more time on my hands in the morning to think about what outfit I should wear. I never really gave much…

Hello Soho

It’s my first weekend with my bald head which merits an outing somewhere cool and trendy in its honour. I called my dear friend Frankie thinking we could head to a funky haunt in Camden together but he was already out with friends in Soho in the Coach and Horses pub and invited me to come along.  Excited I have a venue…

Dress Your Head

It’s the second day with my shaved head and I’m starting to have more fun with clothes. Every day has become a “Dress Your Head” day! I’m realising there is a certain power to be gained when you look strong and stylish on the outside. The strong inside me needs to be reflected on the outside, if it…

Sinead O’Connor, How do I compare to you?

It’s the day after shaving my head and as I get ready, I feel rejuvenated and excited. I can’t wait to see the new me. Strangely I had to put on my earrings first so I had something to work off when doing my makeup; I don’t know why, perhaps to match or to be in symmetry! Looking in the mirror, I really like my…

From the Prison Wig to Bald Freedom

Cutting my hair up short didn’t slow down the hairloss like I thought it would. Within days of my haircut, my hair started to obviously thin on the top so I went wig shopping with my best friend Kirby. Whilst it was fun trying on the different wigs and seeing how I could change persona in an instance, it was…

Rise from the Darkened Night

On the 7th January 2015, during my second chemo session, I listened to Mark Fowler’s piano arrangement of The Dark Knight Rises (Hans Zimmer’s music score for the Batman film) through my earphones on repeat. I realised the music perfectly embodies the physical and spiritual struggle of the tough nights that follow each chemo session. Sitting there with the chemo drip in my…

Get Shorty

My hair started to shed two weeks after my first chemo session. Every time hair falls out I try to see it as a cleanse, wiping away cobwebs from the old to make way for the new me. It’s been 3 weeks now and this is how much hair fell out after my second chemo session.  Time to “Get Shorty” !…

Hair loss, My gain!

On the 19th December 2014, three days after my first session of chemotherapy,  I recorded this video of me playing Game of Thrones (GOT) Main Theme on the piano. I know it will not be long before my hair starts to fall out so I want to mark the beginning of this journey with a musical gesture. The famous GOT…