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Another Chic Monday…

In Daily Musings on October 15, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I had a really productive weekend; I photographed and uploaded some new inventory to my Etsy store, drafted a  few potential blog posts and was all around very productive.  Having your own business, truly is a beautiful thing; lots of hard work, but totally worth it. Stay tuned to the beautiful crochet cowls coming from Maylana’s Closet and the gorgeous knits coming from Sassy Knits; my big sister’s entrepreneurial venture in London.

Speaking of big sisters, here she is being her usual fabulous and gorgeous self; seen here with the extremely talented Omar at his concert in London on Saturday might; plus another pic with Jade {Baby Spice’s hubby}.  I miss my big sis and hope to see her soon.  Love you Al!! Smooches!

P.S. In case you’re wondering the beautiful clutch bag above is by Miu Miu.

Here’s a little Omar for you ~ One of my favourites, There’s Nothing Like This

Wishing you a Beautiful, Productive and Amazing week!

Love ~ Light ~ Passion

Meshell Ndegeochello’s Tribute To Nina Simone…

In Daily Musings on October 12, 2012 at 9:30 am

One of my all time favourite recording artists, Meshell Ndegeochello, has paid tribute to Ms. Nina Simone by releasing a new album titled ” Pour une âme souveraine {For a Sovereign Soul}.  This disc is a collaboration with artists such as Sinead O’Connor, Cody Chestnut, Toshi Reagon, among other well-known talent.

This venture will consist of covers and adaptations of Nina’s most famous songs, such as “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” {fantastic cover by Cody Chestnut}, “Four Women” and “Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” I’m loving track 8 with Lizz Wright, “Nobody’s Fault But Mine

Meshell has been one of my favourites from her first album “Plantation Lullabies“, when I was working in the Music industry and she was on Madonna’s Maverick record label, which was owned by the label I worked for.  What I’ve always admired about Meshell, was she never conformed to record industry standards, but always played to her own tune.  She is now with small French indie jazz label, Naive, where I’m sure she’s a whole lot happier.

Meshell will be appearing at The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC, October, 14.  Catch her if you can.

To hear mini samples of the album via Amazon, click here. or listen to longer samples on iTunes.

Giuseppe Zanotti’s Special Edition…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on October 11, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I’m just loving the beautiful red shoes Giuseppe Zanotti has just released.  These beauties are a recreation of the red mules, the iconic actress, Katherine Hepburn, wore in the classic movie, Summertime, which was released in 1955 {I love black and white/old movies, the clothes, the style!}.

This beautiful recreation in suede with gold piping, studded with red crystals will truly make you the belle of the ball, this upcoming holiday season.

Find them here at Shoescribe.com

The shoe Katherine Hepburn wore in “Summertime”

Katherine Hepburn

Zanotti’s reinterpretation

FLOTUS As Wonder Woman!!

In Daily Musings on October 11, 2012 at 9:02 am

I just love this illustration by artist J. Bone, showing us his vision of First Lady, Michelle Obama depicted as Wonder Woman.  I’m a Wonder Woman fan {loved the outfit, and those boots!}, so to me this is a fitting tribute.  Read the full article which was posted in the Grio here

Happy Thursday Dahhlings!

Book Clutches To Behold…

In Daily Musings on October 10, 2012 at 10:29 am

Do you want everyone to know you’re an elegant book-worm? If you’re like me, you always have a book in your bag {though some prefer Kindles or Nooks, I still prefer paper}; well you can with these beautiful quirky reinterpretations of hardcover literary classics; recreated as book clutches by Parisian designer, Olympia Le-Tan.  Chanel and Kate Spade also have their own versions {I love the Chanel one above}.  For those of us who’ve been around a while, we know this trend is not new.

I remember the Vogue magazine clutches of the 80’s, glossy elongated envelopes created with classic Vogue covers.  I wish I had one now! These unique treasures have lately been seen on the red carpet of various events.  The clutches are retailing between $1120 – $1420. What I do love about the Olympia Le-Tan clutches is that they are lined in beautiful Liberty of London fabric.

It appears the  Olympia Le-Tan clutches, which appeared around 2009 are becoming collectors items, because the more popular titles have become hard to come by, and of course are selling on eBay at ridiculous prices.  If you are DIY inclined (the route I would go!), here is a link by Scibbit which shows you step by step how to create your own book clutch for a fraction of the price. click hereand here’s another tutorial from the Huffington Post; creating a clutch from an actual book. click here

To view the lovely Olympia Le-Tan collection click here

{From The Archives} I’m Going Naked 2…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on October 9, 2012 at 7:53 am

This is an article I posted back in February 2012 {now slightly revised}; I decided to repost, because I thought these colours would be gorgeous for autumn, and also, at the time of writing, my blog was only a month old 🙂

No I’m not going that naked!! But Naked 2 by Urban Decay. It’s one of the best and hottest eyeshadow palettes… EVER!  This has been the most anticipated sequel to the original Naked Palette, the stores could barely keep it on the shelves, when the original came out, and can you believe there was a waitlist for this one!

With the Naked palettes you can literally create hundreds of beautiful eyeshadow combinations, you can mix them, use each on its own, do whatever your creative heart desires.  Well I’ve finally got mine and I’m very happy. If you’re anything like me, treating yourself is always a happy occasion, worthy of a celebration.

If you’re looking for a Naked Palette tutorial for a smokey eye click here

The original Naked consisted of 12 neutral shades which included colours to create the smokey eye look.  The new palette consists of 12 Taupes and what they are calling “Greige” neutrals. I also love the names of the colours, Booty Call, Tease, Suspect, you get the drift.  Urban Decay has done it again!  Beautiful colours and  beautiful packaging; this set would also make a chic holiday gift.  $50.00 at Urban Decay, Sephora {click links to shop}, and other stores. Go get yours!!

The original Naked Palette

Have An Amazing Monday…

In Daily Musings on October 8, 2012 at 9:21 am

Happy Monday Dahhlings!  Here we are at the start of a new week; another chance to accomplish something extraordinary!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend; It got a little chilly yesterday, but that’s autumn for you. What’s on your to do list this week?

Remember to always do what Marilyn’s asking…  She’s right!

Have yourselves a Fabulous, Inspiring and Beautiful week.

P.S. As I was about to post “Have An Amazing Monday“, I found this beautiful quote posted on my Facebook timeline, and had to include it.

Love ~ Light ~ Passion

I’m Back!!!! Rocking Studded Chucks!!!

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on October 6, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Well After my mini hiatus, due to illness, I’m back! Look out for new posts, new outlook, new attitude.  These studded Chucks should let you know exactly how I’m feeling…  FULL OF LIFE, FIERCE AND READY TO BLOG ON 🙂 These chucks have a true rock chick vibe and I’m loving them!!

How would I style?  I’d wear a vintage men’s sweatshirt, DIY of course,with the neck cut at a slant, so its off the shoulder, some really skinny jeans or leggings, or, since we’re having a little Indian summer; instead of the jeans I’d pair with my short cargo shorts and my Longchamp bag in Bilberry thrown in for good measure; of course we can’t forget the Baroque Pradas!

Available at Free People Click here Also available at What Goes Around Comes Around click here.  And for those of you so inclined, there are many tutorials available online, to show you how to stud the pair you already own.

It’s good to be back!

Smooches Dahhlings!!!

Dior Couture with Patrick Demarchelier…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on October 3, 2012 at 10:02 am

Though this book was released back in November 2011 {and I still haven’t purchased my own copy!}, it truly is one of the most gorgeous coffee table books around.  With absolutely stunning images, taken in equally glamorous locations, by renowned fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier; he and the house of Dior have come together to chronicle some of the most beautiful and incredible haute couture.

The book takes us through a gorgeous pictorial voyage, through the history of the house of Dior.  Beginning with Christian Dior, Yves Saint Lauren, Marc Bohan and ending with John Galliano.  I had the chance to browse through this book  earlier this year, and it truly is a stunning piece of art, worthy of any well-dressed coffee table.

This book will definitely go on my 2012 holiday wish list!

Available at Amazon ~ $72.45 ~ Click here

Betsy Johnson’s Zig Zag Heels…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on October 1, 2012 at 2:30 pm

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So much has happened since my last post a week ago! Fall arrived, new contract keeping me busy, attended a very elegant fashion affair; and now I’m nursing a horrible head cold. So here’s a quick post for you, until I’m feeling better.

I found these colourful Missoni inspired shoes by Betsy Johnson and thought they were worth posting. Click here to purchase

I’d wear these beauties with a black menswear inspired pants suit accessorized with a rose gold clutch in order for the shoe to make it’s own “quiet” statement.

See you soon Dahhlings!

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