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A Chic Friday…

In Daily Musings on July 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Where is it?

Hello Daahlings… Happy Friday to you. I’ve been so busy running around like a crazy person, I’ve decided to take another mental health day to regroup.  This is a quick post to say hello, and to say; have yourselves a marvelous and gorgeous weekend.  Do something amazing so you can look back on Monday, and say “Yes I accomplished that!“.

I found the above photo on Pinterest, my favourite place for inspiration, and just had to post it.  The sorbet colours, and the sexy peek of coral caught my eye;  I feel she’s asking “where is it?”  Maybe she dropped her Harry Winston earring!

Enjoy your Friday and remember to…


Smooches Daahlings!

Seeing Red…

In Daily Musings on July 11, 2012 at 9:14 am

I love this red dress. This is exactly how I would style it…Simple! This photo reminds me of walking down 5th Avenue in NY {which it probably is} ~ How I miss NY!!

 Red is one of my all time favourites when it comes to colour. Red is hot, and I mean in a sexy way, Red is passion, red is confidence! Red says, I know who I am, do you? Red nails, red lips, red shoes; a slip of a red dress, there’s just something defiant and elegant about the colour of love.  Here’s my collage of seeing red… Here goes!

Valentino Jumpsuit

Gold tipped YSL flats

The hem of this dress says it all!!

Naomi Campbell beautifully bald in a Van Cleef & Arpels red necklace. Shot for Soon International October 2011

Beautifully Fluid!

Helena Bonham Carter as The Red Queen in Alice In Wonderland

Jimmy Choo’s Interpretation of Dorothy’s red slippers.

Special edition, restyled to celebrate England {Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jublilee and the Olympics) Sold exclusively at Selfridges in London

Tom Ford ad campaign S/S 2011

Let’s end the collage with some delicious Red Velvet Cupcakes… Yum!

Such a passionate colour, I hope you enjoyed the beautiful visuals.  Happy Wednesday, we’re half way there!


All images obtained via Google Images


In Daily Musings, New Loves! on July 10, 2012 at 9:51 am


Update 7.10.12 ~ sweetofstyle  just informed me that she saw the Illamasqua range in Sephora here in the U.S., I’ve just checked and she is absolutely right.  For those of us living in the States, we are also able to get our  Illamasqua Boosh (or other fabulous colour) fix.  Visit a Sephora store or order online.

Yesterday, I discovered the most amazing nail polish by a company based in London called Illamasqua.  The colour that drew my attention was this gorgeous glossy black called Boosh {don’t you just love that name?}.  I love black nail polish.  If you want to make a statement, a beautiful high shine black manicure {and/or pedicure} always does the trick.

Go to Illamasqua’s website, the colours available are simply stunning, and come in a spectrum of bold shades with a range of finishes.  Although sold in the UK, there is free shipping to the U.S. with orders over £75  (approx. $116).  My sister is using a colour called Rampage, which is a dark khaki green… Simply Gorgeous! There’s also a huge make-up range which is very popular with my fellow UK  divas.

See more colours here:

Happy polishing!

A Stylish Return…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on July 9, 2012 at 9:30 am

It’s been one busy week! After finishing up a contract, going to lunch meetings to discuss where I’m taking the Maylana’s Closet empire next; taking numerous photos for my Etsy store (still in uploading phase, its never-ending) and then on top of that melting away in 100 degree heat! I think I have good reason to be MIA the last 4 days.  Well I’m back, rejuvenated, creative juices flowing and ready to roll! You may have noticed a few minor changes.  I’ve finally figured out how to add a tag line to my site “Living Out Loud ~ Today and Every Day” It’s a motto I’ve been living by for the last couple of years and it’s served me well.

I’ve also added a Blog Shop page; watch that space {visit it now to see a beautiful outfit from the Alexander McQueen resort collection}; lot’s of beautiful things coming soon. It will be a duplicate of some of my Etsy store listings which contains vintage items, but there will also be new/preloved items which don’t come under “vintage”, Etsy is very specific.  I will also be showcasing huge colourful crochet cowls and hats created by me for Fall/Winter 2012. My About Page has also had minor tweaking.

I was going to write a whole post on my new HP TouchSmart 520-1070 computer, but for brevity, I’m now only going to dedicate a small amount of space to it. Of course that’s my new baby above and below.  All I can say about it is I Love It!!!  It arrived on Friday and I’ve been in love ever since. It has all the bells and whistles, multi-touch screen, wireless mouse and keyboard, 2 TB hard drive, with 8GB of memory; it’s like one giant iPad if I want it to be; and I now feel like I am blogging in true style :-).  As my sister stated, it’s “A sexy bit of kit” what does that mean? well in Brit speak it means it’s a beautiful piece of machinery. It’s black, sexy and chic, like a classic Chanel dress! for more info visit

I hope you had a fantastic weekend as I did, even while wilting.  Today I woke up to 72 degrees, though humid, it was a relief!  Let’s hope this cooler spell lasts for a while.

Wishing you all a fabulous, productive and amazing week.

Smooches Dahhlings!

Happy Birthday…

In Daily Musings on July 4, 2012 at 9:12 am


To all my American friends, celebrating July 4th, America’s Independence Day; Happy Birthday from Maylana’s Closet!

A Hectic Day…

In Daily Musings on July 3, 2012 at 11:35 am


Today is going to be a really hectic day for me, so unfortunately I have no time to give you a full post.  I’m wrapping up a contract, having a business lunch then moving on to take more photos of my Etsy inventory.  It’s still hot, hot, hot in DC right now; we’re at 89 degrees, which has been the lowest since Friday; but there is an expected high of 97 before day’s end!!!  Apparently more intense heat is on the way.

Enjoy your day, Stay Cool, Stay Chic, Stay Hydrated!

Smooches Daahlings!!


And The Winner’s Are…

In Daily Musings on July 2, 2012 at 10:36 am


Ms. Donna D. and Ms. Crystal B.  For entering The Maylana’s Closet, L’Oreal Nail Polish Giveaway.  Congratulations to both winners!!  I want to say a big Thank You to everyone who took the time to enter, I really appreciate it.  There will be another Giveaway in August, so stay tuned.  Winners were generated by I will be contacting each of you, to obtain your mailing information.