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Sunday, Sunday…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on August 19, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Hello Dahhlings… After battling a slight cold, I’m back.  Today I’m relaxing with my must read material, August’s Harper’s Bazaar (yes I’m very behind on this one) and  Vogue’s 916 page September issue {it’ weighs a ton}.   To help me through this strenuous task, I’m sipping on a watermelon mojito.

I discovered this delicious recipe last week via fellow blogger at Keep Calm and Eat On {read post here}.  My mojito has a lot more mint in it, because that’s my taste.  Visit Keep Calm’s blog to see the gorgeous photos she posted and to get the mojito receipe {read her blog while you’re there}, you’ll be glad you did.

I’m now anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Harper’s Bazaar and Elle magazine’s huge September issues, which should be forced into my mailbox soon.

BTW ~ I’m loving that Dolce & Gabbana dress (2nd row, left).

A Peaceful Thursday…

In Daily Musings on August 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Click on image to see the beauty of this photo.

This is how I’m spending today.  No this is not my bedroom (oh how I wish!), but hopefully you get the idea.  I just found this image on Domino Mag online (watch out for a future post on the now defunct Domino Magazine).  I’m fighting off a potential cold, therefore, I’m not in a blogging mood today.  So, as a compromise, I thought I’d post this peaceful visual for you, it does makes me feel a little better.

Happy Thursday Dahhlings!

If I Were To Do It Again, Part Deux…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on August 15, 2012 at 11:02 am

After I posted this stunning wedding dress last week, I received quite a few questions via email and this blog asking where to find the dress, and were there more photos.  I originally found the dress on Pinterest.  I still believe this is a custom-made dress.

One of my new followers who goes by the name Precious (aka Valerie M-W.), did some very chic sleuthing and found the rest of the gown for me.  I was originally contacted by her friend Soyini G. who is getting married and was hoping to see more photos; well she enlisted Precious and now because of both of them, I am able to show you these beautiful images.  Thank you ladies!

To read original post: click here

Africa In Technicolour…

In Daily Musings on August 14, 2012 at 10:32 am

While perusing for ideas, I came across these gorgeous images relating to fashion, from the African diaspora.  The colours are simply stunning, which causes the images to simply pop from the page.  I’m totally loving the dress above. This couple looks like they just got married at city hall and are now about to paint the town every colour under the sun.

There are many wonderful designers coming out of the African continent, it’s time they had more of a visual presence throughout the fashion industry.

We need more of these fashions readily available to us here in the States.  If you design gorgeous garments, jewelry and/or accessories, please contact me at lana@maylana.com; I’d love to feature you on this blog.  See my blog post “Where Do You Sika” featuring designs by Phyllis Taylor the owner of Sika Designs, who is of Ghanaian descent and is based in London.  Click here.

Kiara Kabukuru & Debra Shaw in Christian Dior Haute Couture

The gorgeous Kiara Kabukuru

Good Days Start With…

In Daily Musings on August 13, 2012 at 8:50 am

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Happy Monday Dahhlings! I hope you had a terrific weekend. The weather was wonderful here (still is), not sweltering, not too humid, just right.

This morning when I booted up my computer, my Weather Bug popped up with its usual ad stream, and there was an ad called “Post Goodness“.  For some unknown reason, I decided to click on it, and was I glad I did.  On this site you post your good intentions of the day.  There’s a red box to “Post Yours“; well I must say this went on for about 10 minutes, where I was posting what I intended to do today; i.e. drink more water, work out 15 minutes longer, create blog posts for the next 3 days, upload more pics to my Etsy store, etc.

Each entry starts differently “Today I Will____”, “More_____, Less_____” plus many more variations.  It’s the luck of the draw, but it gets you thinking about what you propose to do, that’s good for you.  Just Do You!  It’s like posting a one line motivational journal entry to yourself.  You’ll see hundreds of other posts; it seems this site is quite popular.  I’ve posted the link for you to post your own.  I think you’ll find it as addictive as I did.  Click here and Post Yours.

Have yourselves an amazing and productive week!

 

Liberty’s Spike…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on August 9, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Photography by Sam Hofman, Set Design by Anna Lomax for AnOther online magazine

I just discovered this gorgeous Liberty Track Spike trainer (sneaker) via AnOther, which is one of my favourite online magazines.  I love this online publication for its funky vibe, great articles and gorgeous photos.

The collaboration between Nike and Liberty’s of London has produced some unusual and funky combinations. See full article at AnOther here.  I wish they’d also make it as a sneaker, I’d be first in line for this one.  On sale exclusively at Liberty’s Of London £150 {approx. $234)

Liberty’s is one of my favourites stores to visit when I go home to London; to see more of what they have to offer,visit them here: http://www.liberty.co.uk/

Gabrielle’s Vision Of Noir…

In Daily Musings on August 9, 2012 at 12:06 pm

As some of you may already know, Chanel will be releasing Coco Noir later this month.  The original Coco which was launched in 1984 has been a huge success and is now a timeless classic.

Encased in an elegant black decanter; this gorgeous specimen with notes of grapefruit, bergamot; middle notes of rose, jasmine, narcissus and geranium leaves, and base notes of tonka beans from Brazil and Venezuela, patchouli from Indonesia, sandalwood, vanilla and incense.  As you can imagine this is going to be one heady bouquet, more suitable for late fall and winter {please ladies do not wear this scent in 90 degree weather!}.

I’m a lover of the forever classic Chanel No. 5, so I will let you know my thoughts, once I’ve had a chance to sample this soon to be iconic scent.  Coco Noir will be available on August 17.

Happy Thursday Dahhlings… We’re nearly there!

Maylana’s Theme…

In Daily Musings on August 8, 2012 at 10:30 am

Happy Wednesday Dahhlings. I have quite a few new followers and I want to Thank You all so much, for taking the time out to read my posts, and for your follows.  Above is a collage which gives you a small snapshot into who I am and what I do.  My day usually starts off at 6:00 a.m. with a 30-45 minute walk/run, a healthy breakfast (most days); then it’s hours of online research, finding tidbits of inspiration for my blog posts, as well as being out and about networking, and absorbing the outside world, which is one massive blog post in itself!

I also have an online store of the same name www.etsy.com/shop/maylanascloset, which consists of vintage, handmade, and All Things Beautiful™ (more items coming soon).  There’s also my original boutique www.maylana.com which is now for promotional purposes.  My company originally started with crochet accessories and now includes iPad covers (Look out for this Fall’s crochet collection).  From there, I started my blog, then I opened my online vintage store; so far it’s been an incredible ride.  I’ve met some wonderful and supportive like-minded people along the way.

Why is there a pink typewriter you ask? I have a passion for old-fashioned typewriters.  Not long ago, I was able to pick up a Remington Noiseless for $7 at a garage sale (which you can see above) and I’m now on the hunt for a pink Royale (which I’m finding out are pretty expensive on eBay!).

You’ll rarely see me without my Prada Baroque sunglasses, I love those things; they are a true statement accessory, they are ME!  Oh, and I love Peonies and Sunflowers; and of course, I always deserve new shoes!!

It was difficult to choose which collage to include, so I included them both; they’re pretty much the same with some variations.  So there you have it, a teeny tiny glimpse into the world of Maylana’s Closet.

Again, Thank You so much for following.  Have yourselves a fantastic Wednesday!  Smooches!

Monday’s Mantra…

In Daily Musings on August 6, 2012 at 10:26 am

Happy Monday Dahhlings… Well here we are again, a humid yet beautiful Monday.  Above is your motivational mantra for today and the rest of the week… Yes YOU are going to make IT happen.

Whatever it is you are trying to accomplish today, or this week, keep repeating this quote; present this positive message to the universe, and claim what it is you want to happen.  It’s about staying optimistic at all times.

 

Have yourselves a fabulous Monday!

They’re Going To be Mine…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on August 3, 2012 at 10:13 am

Just discovered these booties from one of my favourite shoe designers, Jeffrey Campbell.  This cute pair called the Antonio, I would have called them Victoria, or Elizabeth myself, but I digress.

These vintage inspired booties are a beautiful nude colour with gold accents. It’s the gold ornamentation, which really got me; it’s nice to have a bit of flash on your shoes/boots. These will definitely be going on my Autumn/Winter wish list.  Also available in black suede.

Price: $305 ~ Available at Bona Drag  Click Here

Happy Friday Dahhlings!  Have yourselves an extraordinary weekend… Mwah!