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Colour Block Monday…

In Daily Musings on June 25, 2012 at 10:23 am

Hi Daahlings! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Mine was a very productive one.  I spent most of the weekend taking photos of my inventory for my new Etsy store (now to upload!).  As some of you may know, taking photos of clothes (or anything you want to post online) is a very time-consuming business; you’ve got to take a few shots in order to get 1 good one; so when you’re trying to add at least 5 images of an item, that’s a lot of shots.  I hope you’re weekend was as productive and lovely as mine, and that you are going to do wonderful things in this new week.

I found the photo above on one of my favourite sites, Pinterest, the yellow dress, the turquoise bag, the shoes, this photo is in my opinion, Perfect!! This is what colour blocking is all about. I thought it was the perfect image for a Monday morning.

This is my mood for today:

I hope you will be too!

Also, remember to enter the Maylana’s Closet L’Oreal Giveaway ~ Ends Friday June 29th.

 Happy Monday and have yourselves a stylish and magnificent week!

Trina At Banana Republic…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on June 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm

The Trina Turk capsule collection for Banana Republic, which was released yesterday, is in my opinion very Miami. Swirls of pinks, purples, blues, greens, and oranges. This colourful collection makes you want to sit fly out to the Caribbean to a swanky hotel and sit in a lounge chair by the infinity pool, while you sip delicately on a Pimms cocktail. Now wouldn’t that be lovely!

My favourites from the collection are a short strapless dress and a one shoulder number, going for approximately $150 and $130 respectively.

Love the one shoulder dress!

Love this dress!

This collection will probably go quickly, so mosey on over to to buy your little piece of vacation paradise.

The Long Weekend…

In Daily Musings on May 25, 2012 at 11:01 am


Well it’s finally here, the weekend we’ve been waiting for.  For me it means 4 whole days of relaxation, cocktails, a good book and fabulous company.  It’s time for some bright colours, high-heeled sandals and teeny bikinis if you can, or an elegant one piece if you can’t/or don’t want to.  It’s all about looking good, feeling good and putting your stylish foot forward; and just being you!  let’s get ready for summer!  Today I’m posting a Smorgasbord of pics for ideas and inspiration.


Have yourselves an amazing, tranquil, and pleasurable weekend.  I know I’m going to!


Oh Chanel….

In Daily Musings, Maylana's Dream List on May 17, 2012 at 9:13 pm


I just found this gorgeous open-backed Chanel gown on Pinterest, and just had to post. It looks like an intricately beaded tattoo across your back. This dress commands attention! Only Chanel. Love it.

Will I Be Forever 21?

In Daily Musings on April 30, 2012 at 12:12 pm


I’ve never visited the store Forever 21, I always thought it was full of cheaply made teenybopper clothing.  I was pleasantly surprised when a friend asked me to go with her because she was in search of some summer tops and didn’t want to spend a lot of money.  The store I visited in DC was 3 floors of floor to ceiling tops, jeans, dresses, lingerie, practically anything you can think of to throw an outfit together.   

You could pretty much put an entire look together for under $100 very easily or go the low-end/high-end route.  I will admit it’s not a store I will visit often, though I’d probably pop back in there for some beach things and cute tops.  Judging by the multitude of young ladies (some not exactly acting like it,but that’s another post all together) Forever 21 is a very popular spot and is in the same league as H&M, I prefer the latter.

The crochet dress would be perfect in the spring over skinny coloured jeans and some high-heeled wedges or worn with a vintage slip underneath in the summer (you could wear same wedges or some flats).  One of the other reasons I bought it; was because I’m in the business of creating crochet items for my boutique, Maylana’s Closet, and I want to see if I can replicate it at some point.  It’s your basic shell stitch, it’s just a matter of figuring out stitch count, joining etc, but I digress…





I  hope this Monday finds you refreshed and ready for the new week; wishing you a glorious, fabulous and inspired week.


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A Spot Of Afternoon Colour…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on April 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm


I’m loving this Myne Heidi fuchsia dress. Unfortunately the only decent photo I could find was of KK wearing it (I’m really not about giving KK any promotion, she just wore it best).  The colour is absolutely gorgeous.  I can see myself wearing this hot number while in Miami, having brunch in one of the outdoor restaurants on Lincoln Road.   A woman could definitely get noticed wearing a dress like this. I hope this helps to brighten up this drizzly, damp and cold day.

Available for pre-order at – $275.00

I have No Intentions…

In Daily Musings on April 18, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Of getting married anytime soon, but I just love the back of this dress! It’s just so elegant, with it’s low scooped back, and I love the way the skirt billows out as the couple walks away from the photographer to start their new life. To be honest, I just want the dress to swan around in my living room while I drink tea from my vintage cup and saucer I brought back from Portobello Road.

Yes I’m fabulous like that!


Chloe, Diane & White…

In Daily Musings, Maylana's Dream List on April 3, 2012 at 11:20 am

I just love these Chloe dresses! They look so light and airy and extremely fabulous with their fine accordion pleats.  I think you’d look stylishly cool attending a outdoor summer wedding reception in one of these.  I wonder if Zara or more likely BCBG Max Azaria will recreate a similar dress?  These two among others tend to copy straight from the runway, or maybe it’ll show up next year at the Chloe outlet in Woodbury Commons, NY, that will be the only way I’m getting one.

Diane von Furestenberg S/S 2012

If you’re looking for something nice and crisp to wear while out meeting your best friend for brunch at Bouchon Bakery in New York, one glorious spring Sunday, you can never ever go wrong in this beautiful white Diane Von Furstenberg dress.  Diane’s iconic wrap dresses are forever classic.  Similar styles are available at Zara’s, Topshop, H&M and the like, if you’re trying not to break the bank.

 Note: Because I’m not from the U.S., the  whole not wearing white before memorial day doesn’t apply to me,  who created that law?  I’ve read the history, but as far as I’m concerned it doesn’t apply.  Live dangerously, wear white whenever you like!  Always remember, a Diva sets her own rules, she never ever follows!

Take my quick poll and let me know what you think!











The 84th Sparkle Show…

In Daily Musings on February 27, 2012 at 11:40 am

Here are my favourites from last night’s awards…. Enjoy!



Octavia Spencer Winner for "Best supporting actress" wearing Tadashi Shoji


Viola Davis "Best Actress Nominee" in Vera Wang - The red hair and green dress was just gorgeous on her!


This was the dress that did it for me!! Gwyneth Paltrow in Mr. Tom Ford


Ms. Esperanza Spalding's beautiful voice singing "What A Wonderful World" was truly breathtaking. Very talented young lady. The dress she wore on stage was so much nicer, still trying to find pic. Will post if I find it.


UPDATE! - Cannot find full length version of this, but it was a truly beautiful dress. Loving her statement ring!


This is my man right here! I don't know who he was wearing, but he was working it. - FYI: He helped score the telecast


Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli Couture - This pic does not really do the dress justice, but in my opinion, it was simply stunning


Roony Mara in Givenchy


Sandra's Marchesa dress hit the worst dress list, people on Twitter were evil. I loved this dress. When she walked on stage and you saw the scooped back, I thought it was gorgeous. Not every gown has to show breasts and thighs to be considered Oscar worthy.


The Ultimate Black Leggings…

In New Loves! on February 8, 2012 at 11:24 am

 Are by Sassybax!  Black leggings are a staple of every fashionista’s wardrobe.  This simple item can be dressed up or down. Start with a pair of good quality leggings, which have the right texture and thickness, there is nothing worse than a pair in cheap thin material.  With your leggings you can start with a turtle neck, V-neck or crew neck and then throw on any combination of items over it.  Try a wrap dress, an oversized sweater, a tuxedo jacket, a shift dress, a mini, your options are endless. It’s all about layering.  In the spring swap out the sweaters for tank tops or camisoles and then add a cute light weight dress with a cardi or jacket.  Try different pieces until you get your look, and always wear the right boots/shoes!  An ankle boot or knee/over the knee boot is preferable, (especially in fall/winter) if you have to wear a shoe, wear a high-heeled Mary Jane or closed toe pump. Wearing sandals can get tricky, because  if you don’t do it right, it can make you look like a “working girl”, you’ve got to know what you’re doing here ladies.  The important thing is to find a look that works for your shape and size and is completely flattering to you.  The ultimate dress up, is to throw on a fur coat/jacket, some high-heeled over the knee boots, a piece of statement jewelry and your most adored handbag and your good to go!  This combination is a shout out to the most stylish woman I know who is very special to me back home in London.

While on my own continuous quest for the perfect leggings, I came across the Sassybax range.  These leggings are something else. They are of high quality fabric and the most important thing is they give you a little lift and tuck where necessary (always a good thing!), giving you a smooth overall  appearance.  There are two versions, the bottom lifting  and the cigarette pant.  Follow this link and take a look  for yourself.

Available at SaksFreshpair and other online stores.