Friday, September 28, 2012

♥ In Love with Pamela Love ♥

A friend of mine recently told me about this amazing woman called Pamela Love. She's a jewelry designer, but she recently did a collaboration with Nine West where she combined her western / native american jewelry style with leather and soles. Which gave birth to this amazingly badass rodeo chic boot collection, and that is dangerous for me. I want them all! If they feel as they look, I think I will have new fall/winter boots. Will keep you posted.

See her work here
Get the boots here 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

<◉> DIY: GOD'S EYE <◉>


This is the kind of DIY I like; easy and inexpensive. Sometimes you spend money and time building stuff in the effort to "save" money (and the satisfaction of doing things yourself). A lot of times it ends up being a pain in the a$$ and at the end you end up with an unfinished project and less money in your pocket. Like we say in my country "Sin la soga y sin la cabra" ("Without the rope or the goat"...does that make sense in english?) I have a necklace that I started and never finished because I think it's going to take like one more month to finish it. So there it is, $40 bucks in materias that I could actually go and buy one already done on Etsy or something like that. 

These God's eyes are very easy to do. For the sticks, just go for a little walk on the beach and then on your way home, stop at a craft store to buy some yarn. You can do a very big one, or a few in different sizes and hang them all together in your wall. Could also make a very special birthday gift. Hope you enjoy it.

1. Tie off the first color on one of the sticks
2. Place the second stick perpendicular to the first and wrap in a criss-cross fashion to secure.
3. Send the yarn over the top of one stick end, wrapping it around and then sending it on to the following stick end. Repeat. Change colors as desired.

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Monday, September 24, 2012


I think I want to grow some dreadlocks and get a septum ring. Although this kinda looks too high fashion for me, I still  it! Neohippies in the house.

Jenna Earle and Alena Biohn by Jason Kim for BlackBook Mag
via Life in Pics

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Coyote Negro Fall 2012 Lookbook
Photography: Quique Cabanillas
Model: Ileana Mariela Hernández
Jewelry: Fililí
Art Direction/ Styling/ Hair/ Makeup: Melissa Hernández (me)
We're so exited! Today we just launched our little online shop. I cannot be more blessed for being able to work with the best people on earth. My beautiful little sister that came to visit me from Puerto Rico to Bushwick, Brooklyn and modeled like a rockstar and my lovely boyfriend that happens to be an amazing photographer. I've been putting lot's of effort and love to bring everyone really cool stuff. New York has been a great place to get inspired by fashion for years and years. It has so much history and pieces of it are still around telling the story. And we're here to get them for you! We also found awesome stuff on our trip to the west coast so make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @coyotenegro to get things first. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


^^This one here is my gorgeous "little" sister. ^^

^^And this one here is me.^^

^^ And this one is Ale, my favorite hair stylist!^^

All my life I've been living with a "hair Via Crucis". Maybe because I lived in a tropical island where the weather is humid as hell, or because my African influence comes out through my hair.  It's been years and years of trial and error. The first stage started with the "Wet Look", co-starting Vavoom and Volumax hair products so my hair will always look curly but groomed and neat. Honestly I looked like a Chola. Who needs neat curly hair? That's a contradiction. Then I put on my handcuffs and started blowdrying my hair once or twice a week, depending on the level of cigarette smoke in bars. Rain, beach and gyms where treated with respect.  

Now let's talk about beautiful messy hair when you "don't care" about your hair. It's not that you will grow natty dreads, although they look f*cking rad! But just don't live for your hair.

First of all find a good hairstylist*. 

Secondly, find a color that won't need that much maintenance.

And thirdly, try different products until you find The One.
For me, 'Label M' Sea Salt Spray along with unrefined coconut oil (which I also use for cooking), works best. So there you have two uses for the oil.  If you have frizzy parts, take a curling iron and shape them. The frizz will come together as one beautiful curl. But you have to mess it up a little bit so it won't look like a "quinceañera" curl. For an extreme frizz situation get a Keratin treatment!
That's it, one less problem in your life. When you don't care you become more confident, and when you are confident you become sexy. You don't always have to look all neat. I believe 'effortless' makes it all about you, your persona, not about a fabricated being. That said, I still believe in hair do's, irons & blow dryers. I just don't think it should be an everyday thing, but if you do, go for it and embrace it as well ;)

*I know it's very hard to find a good hairstylist and mostly the good ones are not cheap, but it's a vital investment if you want pretty hair. Remember that the good ones are well educated and trained in the field. Like we say in spanish "El que quiere moño bonito que aguante jalón". Luckily I found mine and she's also one of my good friends. Her name is Alexandra Lugo. She's an expert on curly hair & short hair and the best thing is that she's not that expensive, considering she's based in New York City (Manhattan). She's located at Ruby 6, NY and in Manzana Studio, PR.

Y por ultimo... La Trevi con el Pelo Suelto! Gracias Rebecca Adorno :)