I think we’ve discussed the weird history of TressAllure/La Vie/Noriko before, plus I talk about it again in the vid, so I won’t get into all that here. But – one nice thing about the TressAllure versions of Noriko wigs is that a few have added lace fronts, and Camille is one of those. There’s also a non-lacefront version TA offers, but the odd thing is that the lacefront costs a whopping $1 more than the non-LF. So yeah, I got the lace front version.
Video nerd alert: I have over the years become quite picky about what I will wear in these videos. I like something that isn’t flashy so as not to detract from the wig, and I much prefer longer sleeves and a higher neckline – I just think it looks more professional, but also, I am middle-aged and have sun damage that’s really starting to show, and my neck and chest area just look better covered. It’s not like I walk around in turtlenecks every day, for my daily life I am fine with how everything looks and I don’t worry about it; but for videos I like to make myself as presentable as I can, so a higher neckline and longer sleeves are more appealing in my opinion.
It was pointed out to me back in the day (actually by someone who was being mean to me, but when I thought about it later, he did have a point even though he was a real ass about how he said it) that my tank tops and/or camisole tops really weren’t that flattering, and at the time I thought he was talking more about my photos than my videos, but I think he actually was referring to my vids. And when I look back at them, I have to agree. I won’t get into why because I know a lot of people wear them and aren’t as picky as I am, but I do think it looks a little sloppy, especially when all people can see is my shoulders. It could be the cutest tank top in the world, but if all you can see are the straps it just looks like I’ve been out working in the yard and decided to stop and make a video before getting back to the hedge-trimming. Anyway.
Because I’m picky about what I wear, and I actually have a lot less items that meet my requirements than you might think (plus I have makeup on my neck and chest when I film which limits me somewhat as I’m often not willing to put on my nicer shirts and risk getting makeup on them – even though the makeup is Dermablend, there’s still a possibility of it staining something) I run out of things fairly quickly that I haven’t worn over and over. So yesterday when I decided to make these vids, I was looking for something that met the requirements and that I had not yet worn, and I landed on this long brown caftan with flowy sleeves that I snagged for a steal recently; the sleeves were pretty short, shorter than my usual requirement, but I thought the flowiness would at least be interesting. Except. When I was editing the videos I realized that every time I lifted my arms, you could see lots of white chalky deodorant that I’d just applied before filming. Lovely! Argh! See why I stick with high necks and longer sleeves? I try to deviate just once and the world sees my Secret. Ah well. I tried to edit out the bits where my armpits are showing as best as I could, then marked “short flowy sleeves” off my ever-decreasing list of Tops That Are Acceptable For Filming. Moving on.
Here’s Camille – chalky armpits and all!
Disclaimer: This item was purchased by me and no one paid me to do this review. Opinions are my own, your mileage may vary.