NAILSSS DID: Merry Xmas & Happy Holidaze!

with christmas literally around the corner, you already know i had to be festive.

originally, i came up with a gazillion ideas to do each week of december until xmas but its kinda too late for that. so to combine all my faves together.. i went for christmas lights, santa baby, & rudolph the red nose reindeer!

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NAILSSS DID: hoodfab cheetah.

not my hands this time. i actually had an appointment last sunday with my girl, jackee. damn, it was a busy $$$ makin' weekend.

now, cheetah print is definately no stranger to me when it comes to nails. in fact, its one of my fave easy go-to whenever i run out of ideas for myself type of print. ALSO, zebra & cheetah was one of my very first nail designs learning & practicing on myself. so now, i can literally do that shit with my eyes closed. I KID.. but im really fast at it ;]

after painting quick swatches of different colorways, jackee decided to go with gold/fushia. & to make it look a lil hoodfab, i glammed that shit up with heart shaped rhinestones on the ring fingers & tiny rounded rhinestones for the rest of her nails.

hella simple, but dope.

to view the rest of my portfolio, check out my albums on myspace or facebook (become an asade fan) if you live in the bay area & are interested in getting your nails did by me, feel free to message me on either social network or send an email to asade.art@gmail.com

***EDITORS NOTE: check out yours for keeps. alyssa's blog she did a DIY on my hoodfab nails!


Long hair, don't care.

last weekend i sewed in my homegirl jessica's extensions. so, grab your notebooks & pens cuz im bout to educate yall on the unbeweaveable tip.

for good hair, go to the hood. this cutty spot that i send all my referrals to, is weave heaven. every color, length, texture POSSIBLE. you name it, i guarantee you.. they got it.

i dont think most girls know this but, never ever buy synthetic! buy human hair & you'll thank me later for getting your moneys worth. the difference? for one, synthetic is a waste unless you dont plan on doing shit with it. you cant wash, re-use, or put any type of heat to it. cuz believe me.. the second it comes close to a flat/curling iron, that shit will burn up in a quickness & melt. its basically barbie hair. so you definately dont wanna do the weave pat with that shit. as for human hair, you basically get to do whatever the fuck you want with it. treat it like its your own. well hell, if you bought it.. it IS your own.

anyway, this is the special thread & needle that i use to sew in extensions. the thread isnt the same type that you would use for sewing clothes, its actually a lot thicker & stronger. also, notice how my needle isnt straight? its curved so i wont accidently stab my client.

since jessica has brown & blonde highlights, settling for one color to blend in was not an option. we had to cop two different packs, so everything would be on point. i never sewed in highlights, but it wasnt hard to figure out. i basically doubled the tracks; one brown & the other blonde.

VOILA! the before & after.

now with the help of a flat/curling iron, jessica's hair will be WEAVETASSSSSSSTIC.

to view the rest of my asade portfolio, you can check out my albums on myspace or facebook (become an asade fan). if you are in the bay area and are interested in my services, feel free to message me on either social network or send an email to asade.art@gmail.com


Hellz Girl Of Thee Week

(via whattheHELLZ)

Who are you?
I go by Ashley Sade. Sade's my middle name, not my last & it's pronounced just like the smooth operator.

What do you do?
I'm creative & I love to hustle.

Fashion design grad.


Freelance hairstylist.

& Freelance nail arti$t.

Cosmetology school? None taken. I taught myself everything I know.

Where are you from?
I rep the bay areaaaaaaa!

Why do you love hellz?
Well first off, I truly look up to Misslawn & pretty much consider her one of my biggest idols. Second, I love live breathe eat sleep shit the streetwear & sneaker culture. For brands, men have it on lock. But for females, we dont have much to choose from in this culture to represent ourselves. Sure there's a few to name, but none can deniy that Hellz is mos def ahead of the game & straight killin' it. Like we say, fuck the rest!

What drew you to the brand?
It started wit the tees. Dope photography, raw images, ill graphics. The transition of coffin shaped Hellz tags, matches, to broken bottles. Even that tiny label placed on the bottom left of every piece that says, "Every garment fuckin guaranteed, aunthetic shit!." I was sold from day one; been loyal eversince & my obsession has definately forced me to break bread but I aint complainin' ;]

Describe your style:

Hellz, nails did, hood jewerly, & sneakers. Nuff' said.

If you didn't rock Hellz, who would you be rockin?
If Hellz Bellz didn't exist, I'd be rockin' whoever else has streetwear for females. Like.. Dimepiece, MOB, Stussy, Tens, Rockers, Mama, 10xdeep, Free Gold Watch, Crooks & Castles, etc.

What's the funniest/dirtiest/most embarassing moment you've ever had when you were wearing Hellz?

I wore the 'peace makes $ense' tee to Kanye's Glow In the Dark tour, & of course I pre-dranked. But my ass ended up consuming waaaaaay too much alky, cuz I was seriously DOIN' THE MOST. I stumbled everywhere, sat in the wrong seat then yacked in it, accidently sat on someone else, & security almost fuckn kicked me out. Yikes, too live! Haha.. Don't judge me.

What collection of Hellz do you think is the best?
Damn. Do I have to choose? Misslawn kills it every collection.

When was the first time you discovered Hellz?
It was back in '06, when I was still going to school at College of Alameda. My classmate told me about this boutique in the area, called "District Footwear" & said I should roll by cuz they got shit in there he knew I'd love. & that nigga was right.. Hellz Bellz sittin' pretty on the racks as foreal love at first site.

..aw, too bad they didnt post the rest of my photos for the hellz girl of the week interview. my 'what do you do?', 'describe your style', & embarrassing story woulda made more sense. but oh well, you guys get to see the full shit on here! regardless im more than happy and fuckn honored to be featured on the whattheHELLZ blog. thanks to britt & the rest of the hellz fam <3

P.S. shout out to my new follower shade! homegirl gets extra brownie points for featuring me on her blog ;]


Flyer than the rest of 'em.

nuff' said.

Braided up.

everybody meet one of my customers, pablo. here's before the fro & after photo.

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NAILSSS DID: $tudded.

on twitter, id say.. 80% of the people i follow either involve sneakers, streetwear, my fave blogs, or they have/appreciate really cool nail art. now melody ehsani; i found her from searchin' thru twitpic for nails. after following her for a while, i then discovered that shes actually an accessory and shoe designer. her work is iLL! she mos def made me a fan of hers. but anyway, a month ago she tweeted a photo of her current nails and i jocked so hard that i needed to DIY that shit myself. i know i do my own nails all the time, but you know what im saaaayin'.

i couldnt bare myself to copy the exact same nail design as her, so i alternated silver/gold rows of studs and added bedazzled lightning bolts.

since were already on the nails did subject, remember those manny pacman acrylics i made for bambi bee? word on the strip of vegas; my nail art was loved and definately caught some attention. in fact, they got featured on this site. on top, WTFly girl t.i. hit me on twitter today and told me that she used one of my nail photos as an example for her spanish class and her students thought my work was dope. GOOD SHIT! everyone keep spreading the word :]

and of course, id like to fyi all of you that i offer my hair and nail services around the bay area. so if youre interested or would like to view more photos from my portfolio, you can check out my myspace or facebook (become an asade fan) if you dont have either social network, you can always contact me thru email asade.art@gmail.com.


Hellz Bellz x Miss Wax.

yezzirrr. my limited edition gold brawlin' ring & clashin' earrings just arrived. you knoooow i had to rub it in :P

btw, my photo is featured on the miss wax blog! peep the post here.



back in 2005 the nike dunk pro sb designed a sneaker based off del la soul's 3 feet high and rising album cover.

for those who know my boyfriend, knows.. he's a sneakerhead and has a collection; the size of a footlocker stockroom NO JOKE. i always admired the del la souls & wished they came in my size (why does nike always make heat for men but not females!?). moving on.. jay had 'em & secretly i was always jealous cuz he owned a pair. sigh.. i still remember the very first time i saw him rock 'em on our first date..

but i guess even at the age of 25.. there comes a time where you just sorta grow out of things you used to love. yes theyre fuckn gorgeous, theyre heat, hard to find, and people WILL BREAK BREAD as of 400 dollas just to have a pair of their own.. but to him, it aint the same typa love he felt for them as he did, a few years back. theyre too loud, too bright, too flashy, & he feels way too grown to be wearin' em. so, im sure you know where this story is goin. HE SOLD THEM to some kid off iss :( trust me.. i believe im more sad than he is to see them go haha. if there was a way i can throw those del la souls in a dryer to shrink 'em & make them mine, i sooooo would!

but anyway, thats what inspired me to make my own version of some SB del la soul NAILS. i always kept tellin' myself i was gonna do this theme but i kept laggin' or i thought of other ideas i wanted to try, that inspired me even more. but since these babies are gonna be shipped in a few days, i had to do 'em now before i wont ever see them again.

to view the rest of my art portfolio, you can check out my myspace or facebook (become an asade fan) i also offer services in the bay area, so feel free to message me on either social network or email me at asade.art@gmail.com



aaaaye.. its flashback friday & i just wanted to share wit yall a SOLE VIBE keelay & zaire - sole ides ft. slo mo MUSIC VIDEO.

you'll spot me in there brading slo mo's hurrr, rockin' the HELLZ BELLZ gunning for peace tee shown below.


Hellz-a Stylin’

trust, its no big secret that im a huuuuuuuge hellz bellz fan. i read their blogs religiously like its the bible & i die everytime miss lawn drops amazing collections damn near every month. anyway, brittany of hellz bellz posted a HOW DO YOU HELLZ? contest to win the DUCHAMP tunic, of their holiday's cult classic '09 collection.

the catch was to submit a photo of basically, HOW DO YOU HELLZ. i didnt win; ive won their re-tweet on twitter contest before.. but my friend jessica rosario did (congrats again, btw!). anyway, although there could only be one winner.. brittany still posted her faves. and guess what? i found myself on there!


my original plan was to make my boyfriend take some dope art$y photos of me in hellz, but that never went as planned. soooo.. my next best option was to just send brittany a shitload of me rockin' hellz bellz in general. she ended up using mine & jasons photo from my recent vegas trip! not only did that make my day, but his as well haha :] to see the post read here.

Breakin' bread.

ive been anxiously waiting & marking down my calendar for these to drop.

jordan flu game 12s.

hellz bellz x reebok COLLAB.

& most importantly..

the hellz bellz x miss wax COLLAB!!

i shit you not, theres no way im sleepin' on these. but all i gotta say.. NOVEMBER is mos def killin' my pockets.



manny pacquiao is a filipino professional boxer. he's a former WBC lightweight world champ, WBC featherweight world champ, IBF super bantamweight world champ, WBC flyweight world champ.. annnnd on top, he became the first filipino and asian boxer to win 5 world titles in 5 different weight divisions. so yes, this niggas a big ass deal and this saturday he's fighting against cotto in VEGAS. you knoooow i will NOT miss it! ill be watchin' it on ppv at my boyfriend's fambam parlay. im just jealous of all you lucky fucks who are out in vegas now!

anyway, one of my customers bambi bee is one of those lucky fucks thas in vegas right now. of course she's gonna watch pacman take down cotto and be all about TEAM PACQUIAO. so, why not show team spirit by rockin' some dope ass ASADE nail art!? thats right, i made homegirl customized acrylics.

the polishes and nail art that i used.

finished product.

peep the cute logo labels ;]

hella professional! i fuckn love it & so did bam. a matter of fact she was dumbass impressed and told me that shes mos def comin' back to me again. haaay!

but yes, to view more of my art work.. you can check out my myspace or facebook (become an asade fan). i offer my cosmetology services in the bay area so feel free to message me on either social network or e-mail me at asade.art@gmail.com


NAILSSS DID: Aqua Graaaape.

for now, im limited on cute$y designs cuz my left middle finger nail chipped while partying in vegas. not that i grow them out super long, but i did have to file 'em shorter :( anyway, this is what im rockin' till the end of this week!

the aqua 8's inspired me for my colorway, but then i realized it also matched my boyfriend's IN4MATION x GSHOCK watch above :]



my birthday is 5 days short from halloween, so i've always been the one to throw costume parties in honor of my bday + the holiday. but not this year! i packed up my shit & flew over to vegas to celebrate wit my boyfriend & friends :]

we stayed at planet hollywood and our view was fuckn dooooope! i got to watch the bellagio show 456431654984 times from my window. i packed about 50 outfits when i knew I was only gonna need about 5, the TWILIGHT cast was NOT at tao; they lied, vegas definately shits on castro for halloween, & next time if decide to make super kawaii nails for vegas i gotta make a note to self to bring a back up kit cuz they hella didnt last :(