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A Relaxing Sunday…

In Weekend Chronicles on November 1, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Blog Post - November 1

Hopefully you’ve remembered to “fall backwards” in other words, set your clocks and multiple devices back one hour and gotten that much-needed extra hour in bed.  I’m taking it really easy today, as I’ve set myself some important goals for the coming week.  What goals have you set for yourself this week? Above is a snapshot of how I plan to spend my day. Hopefully this post will inspire you to take a page out of my book and make this day a truly relaxing one, so that you can be totally refreshed for the week ahead.

And remember…

Quote - Joss Whedon

 

 

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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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Loving Alek…

In Daily Musings on July 8, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Alek - As If Magazine

I love these images of Alek Wek who is the main feature in “As If  Magazine.  The South Sudanese stunner is definitely one of my favourite models, ever since I saw her on the cover of Elle Magazine, back in 1997 {Wow… how time flies!}.  Photography by Tatijana Shoan.  As If Magazine is a large-format quarterly luxury publication, which is distributed nationally in major U.S. Cities.  For more details click here.

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From Forty To Ninety…

In Daily Musings on April 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm

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Degrees that is! Can you believe it’s 90 degrees in DC!! Just last week we were at 45, then we had that gorgeous weekend in the 60’s and now since Monday we’ve been in the 80’s. There’s been no time to prepare, you go to bed with the heat on and wake up and suddenly you need to turn on your ceiling fan or A/C. Does anyone believe in Global Warming?

Last week I became a Lucky Magazine contributor, {see badge at bottom of page} and I received this response from the team at Vince Camuto regarding the blog post I wrote a couple of weeks ago, on these gorgeous blue sandals.

I’d say it made my day!  If you’re interested in becoming a contributor, click here and it’ll take you to their community page. Good luck!

If you’d like to follow me on Twitter, click on the birdie and I’ll follow you back.  See you there!

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In the meantime, I’m going to see if I should start pulling out my summer things, or is this a joint hoax between mother nature and that silly groundhog!

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A Tuxedoed Oprah In Harper’s Bazaar…

In Daily Musings on October 16, 2012 at 8:15 am

In my opinion Oprah is looking pretty fierce in this white tuxedo ensemble. Photographed by Terry Richardson for November’s Harper’s Bazaar; Oprah talks about why it was time after 25 years, to leave her infamous talk show, which touched many people’s lives the world over; and move on to create and run OWN {Oprah Winfrey Network} TV cable channel.

The statement I admire from most people’s favourite billionairess, is “When you have reached the peak of a mountaintop, which is where I was with the Oprah show, you have absolutely no worries. I’d been in the right space at the right time, and I’d done that in the best way possible for 25 years. But you have two choices: You can come down from the mountain and spend the rest of your days thinking it was so beautiful there, or you can create a vision, look upward, see the next mountain, and start the climb all over again.”  My question to you is… Which path would you choose?

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

Has Yours Arrived?

In Daily Musings on August 21, 2012 at 9:32 am

Well my Harper’s Bazaar arrived in the mail yesterday and was not forced into my mail box, but placed nicely on the stairs by Ms. Mail Lady.  I’ve got one more to go (Elle) and then I’ll do my homework to see what trends I’ll incorporate into my wardrobe this season.

I must say the Harper’s Bazaar magazine is less impressive in size then Vogue’s 916 pages; coming in at a wimpy 550 pages, (yes I know Vogue has a gazillion more ads).  I could swear there were more pages in Harper’s last year; although I remember reading somewhere, that all the September issues are 20% bigger this year.   I’ll let it slide though, because Harper’s really is my all time favourite of all the fashion magazines.  What’s yours?

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A Peaceful Thursday…

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

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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!