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Such A Darling Shoe, And Other Musings…

In Daily Musings on May 10, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Darling Shoe by Jeffrey Campbell

I’m in love with the “Darling Pump” by Jeffrey Campbell.  There’s nothing like a simple high-heeled pointy toe stiletto in a fabulous pop of mint.

Spring 2013

It’s Friday, the weekend is here, right now it’s 78 degrees, so with the sun shining brightly, I wore my own pops of colour.  If you love the bangles, they are available in the blog shop; more beautiful colours to be posted this weekend.

I’m planning to see “The Great Gatsby” this weekend, I’ll give you my take on what appears to be a very extravagant and fabulous movie, directed by Baz Luhrmann. Although I haven’t seen it yet, I have a slight issue, that Mr. Luhrmann decided to use modern-day music, i.e. Rap, and Pop as the musical score for a film taking place in the art deco, flapper era {after all it was executive produced by Jay Z}; but then again Baz has always thought outside the box with his movies.

I’ll refrain from judgment until I’ve actually seen it; it’ll be interesting to see how it all goes together…  Stay tuned!

Have yourselves a beautiful and fabulous weekend.

Be Creative, Be Inspired, Be Amazing!

Shine Brightly

Maylana's Closet

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A Gorgeous Wednesday…

In Daily Musings on May 1, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Evy Shoes

Hi darlings, it’s an absolutely beautiful day, with an amazingly blue sky, and not a cloud to be found.   After 3 days of dark heavy clouds and the pitter patter of rain, it was a relief to wake up this morning, to see sunlight streaming through my living room.  I have a small crystal ball hanging in the window, so I was welcomed to a glorious rainbow spectrum, swirling around the room… Lovely!

The photo above, of the  Zara shoes, I mentioned in last week’s post, “Zara Spring Things” was taken by the lovely Evy, who is one of my favourite Instagram friends, and also a very new blogger over at FashionistaOver40.  Evy has the most amazing and elegant style, with a fashion stylist eye for detail, and is also a true shopaholic like myself.  Please take some time to stop by her blog, and show her some blogger love.

We’re half way to the weekend, and the weather is supposed to hold up between now and then, we’ll see!  Wishing you the most Fabulous Wednesday.

Be Creative, Be Inspired,  Be Amazing!

Shine Brightly

Maylana's Closet

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TopShop Does It Again!

In Daily Musings on April 29, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Top Shop Jacket

Happy Monday Luvvies! After a glorious sun filled Saturday, we steadily went down hill from there. Today is cloudy and rainy, but nevertheless, it’s an amazing Monday.  My sister scored this gorgeous Asian inspired jacket at TopShop last week.  Nothing beats the original TopShop flagship store in Oxford Street, London.

I remember going to TopShop as a teenager many moons ago, using my well-earned pocket-money to buy the latest trends.  Even now, TopShop is always on my radar when I go back home to London, because I’m sure to find a few pieces of unusual clothing/accessories to bring back.  What I love about TopShop is they do not repeat anything, once it’s gone, it’s gone!

I’ve visited TopShop in NYC , but in my opinion, they’ve been unable to replicate the vibe of the Oxford Street store.  Beautiful clothes though.

I’d love to wish you the most Fabulous and Productive week, see you soon

Be Creative, Be Inspired,  Be Amazing!

Shine Brightly

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Zara Spring Things…

In Daily Musings on April 24, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Zara Shocking Pink Suit

Happy Wednesday Darlings, here are a few of my favourite things from Zara. I’m totally in love with this fuchsia pink suit, talk about making a statement when you walk into a room. Yes, all eyes will be on you!

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Loving this double-breasted waistcoat, I love the extended cut of the armhole, there’s so much you could do with this; dress it up or down, a classic go to item.

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Looking for that easy to wear, comfy weekend dress? well here it is!  Also comes in Coral and Makeup (nude).  As I’ve said before, yellow truly is the colour of the season!

Long Asymetric Tunictunic side

Cocktails anyone? Be the belle of cocktail hour in this little yellow number.

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Add a pair of silver strappy shoes to any of these ensembles, a must have in any Stylista’s wardrobe.

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all items available now, at Zara

Well we’re nearly half way to the weekend,  I hope you’re having an amazing week so far.   We’re supposed to hit 75 degrees in DC today,  so I’m going to try to enjoy the sunshine, while I can, because who knows when it will disappear again!

Be Creative, Be Inspired,  Be Amazing!

Shine Brightly

Maylana's Closet

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There’s Only One…

In Daily Musings on June 18, 2012 at 11:10 pm

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Naomi Campbell!  The UK’s baddest, in every sense of the word supermodel! One of the originals. Fabulous shot!

{Repost} Going Aqua…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on June 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm

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Today has been the craziest and busiest day so far, therefore I have not had time to write today’s post.  I usually have what I call fill-in posts written in advance for when I’m busy, but I’ve been a little swamped over the past week.  Today I’m reposting an article that has been very popular and has generated a lot of interest.

To all my lovely bombshells who have been asking; the answer is NO!!! I have not found this bag; and not for the lack of trying!!  This aqua coloured Coach bag is the most elusive and obviously exclusive and rare Coach bag ever!  I have tried several avenues of trying to locate this bag, even calling outside the country; but to no avail.  This bag is easy to obtain in any other colour but the aqua; apparently Coach only released a very limited run in this colour.   At this time, we shall just have to continue to drool over the photo.

Stay tuned, I’m still searching!!!

ORIGINAL POST ~ APRIL 16, 2012

I just discovered this amazing aqua coloured Coach bag which I found on @justsitpretty’s Pinterest board. Do you hear me screaming just have to have!!! I am obsessed with this colour. This bag is simply gorgeous!!! It is 11:11 pm at night. I’m going to track this baby down tomorrow.

Update 4/17 – just found out from @justsitpretty this bag is called the Kristin Elevated Satchel and it’s no longer available in aqua… Bummer!  eBay here I come!!!

Have yourselves the most fabulous and amazing weekend!!

Bloom Where You’re Planted…

In Daily Musings on May 21, 2012 at 9:56 am

One of the original Fashionistas/Diva

Well here we are again Divas, it’s Monday, and another fresh start.  What are you going to do with this new week you’ve been blessed with?  How are you going to make it special?  Do something great, have something to show for it by Friday.  This is the lead up to the U.S. Memorial weekend; so it’s going to be a short week for most (myself included) Are you bikini ready?? I’ve still got 6lbs to go, but I’m good.

I had a lovely weekend.  Went to my favourite spot, Oya, to celebrate another Diva’s birthday, Ms. Donna, where we had a fabulous time with lots of sushi, cocktails and good conversation.  While there, we met Antoine Anderson, who owns a modeling agency; he walked in with about 13 male models (that in itself was a sight to see) who all looked absolutely gorgeous in Antoine’s line of bow ties and their 2 piece suits.  Antoine conducted a photo shoot and  left… That’s fabulousness for you.  Watch out for Antoine in a future post.  Happy Birthday Donna, we celebrated in style.

Model rocking his high top to maximum effect.
I haven’t seen one since the 90’s

Bloom Where You’re Planted… Make sure you constantly blossom, do something spectacular right where you’re standing.  Today is your day to shine.  SHINE ON DIVAS! Be the Bombshells you are!

Here is a track by Nuyorican Soul I had on repeat during my commute this  morning.  Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWSFllXLd4k

Have a fabulous, glorious and blessed Monday!

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Wear Do You Sika?? (Repost)

In Daily Musings on May 16, 2012 at 9:32 am

This is a repost of a previously writtien article.  Quite a few people on Twitter and Instagram loved this particular piece, and asked me to repost; so here it is.  Happy Hump Day to all my fabulous bombshells!

For my birthday a couple of years ago, my sister Althea, bought me the most gorgeous 1950’s style dress,with an African twist.  Designed by a wonderful designer named Phyllis Taylor in London, who is the owner of a beautiful little shop named Sika Designs in South London.  I have been hooked on Sika dresses ever since, I wish she had a store here (sigh).  Ms. Taylor  who is of Ghanaian heritage creates her designs in London, which are then beautifully constructed with couture worthy stitching in Ghana; using genuine African fabric.

The Daisy Dress – From the new Labyrinth Collection

 

Sika dresses are statement pieces onto themselves, with their full skirts and layered petticoats (purchased separately) worn underneath.  A wide sash belt tied into a bow is the finishing touch on most dresses, you can’t help but be noticed.  For me Sika dresses are  “Mad Men” comes to Africa!

While wearing a Sika dress, you look and feel like an exotic, beautifully wrapped gift.  My sister has purchased other items for me from the Sika collection which I love equally; and now that the weather is about to break, look out for that bright spark of African fabric  in sky-high heels walking down the street; that will be me. Say hello if you see me 🙂

I would post a pic of me in my dress, but the quality of the photo once uploaded was blurry and not blog worthy.  I’ll take another pic soon.

To view the new Labyrinth collection and the full Sika line please visit: http://www.sikadesigns.co.uk/

The designer – Ms. Phyllis Taylor

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Got Black Milk?

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on May 11, 2012 at 11:40 am

Happy Friday fabulous people!  Those who know me or who’ve been following my blog, know I adore Jeffrey Campbell shoes/boots. The Lita shoe boot in all it’s variations has been a mild obsession of mine to say the least. Well Mr. Campbell has done it again. 

This time JC has teamed up with Black Milk Clothing to bring you the most creative limited edition boots seen in a while, with their screen printed comic strip artwork and psychedelic prints; these will surely become collector’s items. 

All your favourite Jeffrey Campbell styles, the Lita and the Night Lita, which is part of the heelless trend we are seeing lately, has had a rather artistic makeover.  Now as much as I love the heelless trend; I’m not sure if I’m actually going to buy a pair ( though I really want to) this is a shoe I’m going to have to try on to see what form of balancing act I’m going to have to perform in order to actually wear them.  No online shopping for these babies. I may stick with my Lita’s; it’s just a matter of deciding which print.


Pre-order yours at www.solestruck.com 

Also see the gorgeous screen prints on leggings, tee shirts, dresses and other clothing at www.blackmilkclothing.com

Well daahlings, have yourselves a glorious and blessed weekend, see you soon.

Smooches 

Oh Alexander…

In Daily Musings, New Loves! on April 29, 2012 at 10:39 am

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The house of Alexander McQueen continues to reign. Where else can you find engraved platform sandals? These beauties are beyond fabulous. How do you wear them? You put on your most daring dress, then sit demurely with your legs elegantly crossed and admire them, with cocktail in hand! (I’m all for dressing up at home). Do you really want to wear them outside?

I hope you’re having a fabulous Sunday it’s gorgeous outside; do something nice for yourself!

Stay Inspired!