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Not Goodbye. Say So Long.

December 31, 2012


Hello all.  It has been a while. Hasn’t it?  If you’ve been reading Coily Crowns consistently over the last few years, then you know that the blog came to a halt months ago.  It has been lovely interacting with readers and fellow bloggers.

With that being said, I want to officially announce that I will no longer be continuing this blog.  Thanks for all the emails, comments and for taking the time out to read my little raindrop of a blog in the monsoon that has become natural hair blogging.  (Yes, I know I became an “everything blog” but Coily Crowns’ roots are natural.)

There shall be one final post, a hairstyling tutorial, in the very near future.  My hairstyle posts were always popular and I definitely wanted to fulfill the tutorial promise.  I shot a video for The Triple Crown.  I think that style pieces together the techniques one would need to try her hand at any of my styles.  I hope that I’ve helped, amused and informed over the years.

I won’t be disappearing completely.  I’m embarking on some new endeavours and perhaps a blog of some sort might crop up again.


So long,

Regina :)


P.S. Enjoy the New Year!! New beginnings.


Street Fair Alert

June 3, 2012

Into street fairs?  Today, one of my fav thrifting spots in the city, Housing Works, is hosting their Open Air Street Fair on Crosby street (b/t Prince and Houston).  There will be food trucks, books, music, clothes and more.  The “shopping bazaar” starts at 10 and continues until 5pm.  For more info, click here.

Etsy Treasury: Champagne & Cherries

May 20, 2012

Here’s my latest Etsy treasury.  Chic and classic with a splash of funk. :)

Micro Mosaic Bracelet G…


Iliad I


Sid’s Turquoise Fac…


Spring Fashion Office W…


Leather Clutch in Itali…


White Knitted Eyelet Bl…


Cherry Blossom Bracelet…


EVERGREEN floral blouse…


Vintage floral ruffle e…


blue hat with black bow…


Black Lace DRESS 1970s …


Fabulous GOLD Buckle Bl…


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Performance Plug: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

May 18, 2012

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is coming back to NYC next month.  Check them out at the Highline Ballroom on Monday, June 18th.   Tickets are $15* in advance and $20 at the door.

Highline Ballroom:
431 W 16th St.
New York, NY 10011 (between 9th & 10th Ave)
(212) 414-5994

*service fees may apply

RIP Donna Summer

May 17, 2012

Disco Queen Donna Summer died today at age 63.  Apparently, she was battling cancer.

Sure I wasn’t around for the height of the Disco era but I’ve actually always had a thing for Disco music and Donna Summer sang some of my favorites. (And I loved her trademark big hair.)

Rest in Peace Ms. Summer.

Free Cupcakes!

May 9, 2012

What’s better than cupcakes? Free cupcakes.  Tomorrow, May 10th Sprinkles New York will be celebrating their 1st anniversary and they are handing out a free cupcake* to customers all day!   If you are a fellow cupcake lover (and you’re familiar with the current popular  free cupcake daily giveaway to “the first  50 people who whisper the secret word” deal that you never get to the shop in time for) this celebration is for you.

Ok so maybe everyone right now is on that “get ready for summer” diet and exercise kick.  But one little treat won’t hurt and it’s for a good cause…well, not really but it’s free.

780 Lexington avenue
New York, New York 10065

b/t 60th & 61st streets
4, 5, 6, N, Q, R subway lines to 59th street

phone 212. 207 8375

Mon. – Sat . 9 – 9
Sun. 10 – 8

*limit: 1 cupcake per customer


May 5, 2012

Another pioneer gone but not forgotten.  Adam Yauch better known as MCA of the Beastie Boys passed away yesterday at the age of 47 after a battle with cancer.  It definitely feels strange, to say the least, when artists that I grew up listening to start passing away.

One thing I loved about the Beastie Boys was their videos.  (Didn’t everybody?)  What’s your fav Beastie Boys vid?  Here’s mine.  “I’ll stir-fry you in my wok!!”   Rest in Peace MCA.