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From The Archives…

In Musings While On Hiatus on August 29, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Hi Darlings! Here’s another one from the archives.  I thought it was appropriate to post this particular article as it was written on a Thursday back in May.  Who doesn’t love a good healthy smoothie?

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Happy Thursday Darlings  As you may know, I’m on a major health kick, so I thought I’d let you know what’s in today’s smoothie cocktail.  Here goes…
  • 1 Handful Kale
  • 1 Handful Spinach
  • 1/2 Apple
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed
  • 1 Handful Strawberries
  • 1/2 cup spring water

Blend, pour into a martini glass, and sip daintily, like the healthy, and chic Sylista you are.

Be Creative, Be Inspired, Be Amazing!

Shine Brightly

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From The Archives…

In Musings While On Hiatus on August 22, 2013 at 10:04 am

Lingerie, Maylana's Closet #maylanascloset #lingerie

Here’s one of my favourite posts, which generated a lot of great feedback/emails when it was first posted last year.  I’m looking forward to coming back in September.  I hope you’ve had yourselves the most amazing and interesting summer. I know I have!

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OK ladies… lets talk about bras or more appropriately the Brassiere!  And while we’re at it, lets just talk about underthings period! Ladies do you really pay attention to the brassiere you’re wearing? or do you just throw any old one on and forget about it?  This post is not about bra size, or how to buy a good fitting bra, or the right support, etc., that has been covered a million times.  You can walk into any department store and be fitted correctly for a brassiere (I just love that word!).  This post is about wearing gorgeous sexy lingerie on a regular basis; sexy is not just for bedroom antics. 

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For those of you who have to conform to some corporate  ideal of dressing by wearing a suit everyday; wouldn’t it be nice to have a sexy piece of lingerie underneath that suit? Whether it’s a lacy black thong and matching bra, a dominatrix bustier or a waist slimming corset, to me that’s one of the nicest things you could ever do for yourself.  Think about it, you’re sitting in that boring 2 hour meeting discussing charts and graphs drinking cold tea/coffee, and you’re thinking “if only they knew what a diva there is underneath all this!”

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In my personal opinion, I think we should wear really nice underwear just for us, Every Day!  I know it’s not everyday that you may want to, although, I think you should make the effort.  I know you certainly won’t want to wear your nicest things on “Those” days, but believe me; if you make the effort you’ll feel so much better for it.  I’m all about making myself feel good all the time.  Let’s face it, who’s going to make you feel like a queen 24/7? Yes you may have a boyfriend/husband/significant other, but I’m not talking about that, I’m talking about doing nice things for yourself, often, not always depending upon someone else (though nice) to always give you that daily boost. My motto is Embrace Yourself and Live Out Loud!

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Victoria’s Secret is NOT the only place to buy lingerie; they’re not my store of choice to buy really well made under- pinnings.  It’s been my experience that their product does not have a long life span.  It’s time to expand your horizons ladies! Agent Provocateur, ID Sarrier, Christian Dior, Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, La Perla, just to name a few (I really could go on).  Do something nice for yourself, you don’t have to keep wearing the same raggedy bra and panties that are so comfy you wear them for years on end.  Treat yourself to a few seductive lacy things, and wear them at least 3 days a week (everyday is better), believe me it’ll make you feel extra special.  Yes, good lingerie is expensive, but aren’t you worth it?

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Please note:  It was really difficult to find lingerie images which were tastefully photographed.  Everything I looked at verged on porn. Of the hundreds I looked at these made the cut and , there’s still a touch of sleaze.  I’m a very open-minded person, but it’s important that the images on my blog remain tasteful.  What I found interesting during my search, was that the images of black women in lingerie were the worse (straight porn), why is that?  And who exactly are these companies marketing to with the legs wide open pose?  If you do come across any fabulous and tasteful images; send them my way to: lana@maylana.com; I would be delighted to post them in a future blog post.

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 Remember ladies, sexy never takes a day off!

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Follow the links to some of the most beautiful and gorgeous lingerie.

http://www.foxandrose.com/

http://www.pleasurements.com/

http://shop.sarrieri.com/

http://lingeriefriday.com/category/company/

Jamaica Celebrates her 51st Birthday…

In Musings While On Hiatus on August 6, 2013 at 10:14 am

Jamaican flag butterfly, Jamaica, Butterfly, #Jamaica, #Jamaicanindependence #JA

Happy Birthday Jamaica! Celebrating your 51st independence day.  I’m proud to be a British born Jamaican! One Love

Learn more about Jamaica here.

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Afro Love…

In Musings While On Hiatus on August 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Oprah Winfrey, Oprah, Magazine, O' Magazine, Oprah Magazine

Now this is some hair!! I’m buying this issue, just for the cover.  I think Oprah looks stunning; I wouldn’t mind rocking a wig like that!

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It’s A New Dawn, It’s A New Day…

In Musings While On Hiatus on August 4, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Sika Dress and Me

Hi Darlings, I thought I’d post an update to let you know how I’m doing on my self reflecting hiatus {and also show off my fabulous Sika dress}.  I’m FANTASTIC!!! It’s been a challenging couple of months in my personal life, and that’s why I decided to put my blog on hiatus until the dust cleared.  I’m happy to say 90% of the dust has settled into sparkling fairy dust, and my creativity is bouncing back with a force and passion, I’ve never seen before. It’s amazing how so much light can come out of a dark place.

♥Stay Strong♥

There comes a time in all of our lives when things look really bleak, but I’m here to tell you that if you just hold on, don’t give up and try your utmost to keep those negative thoughts at bay, you will come through {read “The Secret“}.  Try your best to have some sense of normalcy, don’t throw yourself into a pit of depression, there’s nothing for you down there.  Remember there are lessons to be learned through every life experience, especially the bad, and I’ve been blessed to have learned quite a few these past months.  As far as I’m concerned it’s though God’s grace that I have come through my own predicament, a place I’ve never been before, and hope I never experience again.  The most important thing is, I’ve learned so much more about myself, I’ve learned what’s really important.  These new tools will guide me on my new path for the rest of my life’s journey.

♥Never Give Up♥

I’m choosing not to disclose what I’ve been through on my blog, because my blog is a happy place, and some things really are just personal. I also realize there are others, going through so much more than I did, so it’s important to me to try to inspire at least one person to Never Ever Give Up… Ever!

For those of you who read the bible, read Psalm 121 daily, believe me it’s very powerful; for those who know this Psalm, you know what I mean.

♥Exciting New Things♥

As I’ve mentioned before, in the coming months, there will be lots of exciting and lovely new things coming to my blog and my company; I’d love for you to stay tuned, and continue on this fabulous journey with me! In the meantime, I will continue my hiatus, with short bursts of inspiration until September.  Namaste♥

Love ~ Light  ~ Passion ~ Creativity

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Dress by Ms. Phyllis Taylor of Sika Designs