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Saturday, 20 April 2013

Titiana

Dear Readers

This post pays ode to Maria Pryor. After studying Fine Arts and Fashion Design at the Marangoni Institute in Milan, Italy, she embarked on a beautiful journey that lead to the inception of her self-titled label..The exquisite detailing on her clothes and dark, yet whimsical feel transports me to a place where- mythical beasts roam the land and the only humanoid life forms are fairies and banshees. She would be the perfect costume designer for Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer's Night Dream.'  (The dresses are from her 2012 'La Ronda' collection).

I could quite happily live in her Atelier.  Absolutely breath-taking.


Maria accompanying her models down the runway.


Maria's Atelier 1

Maria's Atelier 2

Thank you, for reading.
Coco

Pictures courtesy of  www.mariapryor.com

Thursday, 11 April 2013

The Beginning and the End.

Dear Readers we are nearing the end of summer. Those you living in the northern part of our planet are probably experiencing some warmer weather & anticipating the glorious summer days. The point of my rambling is this: my post is relevant to everyone.

Seafolly has been around since 1975. And it is still omnipresent in Australian beach lifestyle. With Behati Prinsloo as the current face of the brand, I'm not surprised the brand is still going strong.  The interesting mixture of old Hollywood and tropical -inspired costumes,  all served with a sultry twist makes for some pretty hot stuff. 










Thank you, for reading.

Kariba: Part 2







I thought that it would only be fitting to let the pictures speak for themselves. I hope you enjoyed this post.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Daydreams : Leopard print and Ruffles

Dear Readers

It's mid-week and despite the unbearable heat, I was in high spirits(which probably has something to do with the dragon fruit smoothie I had for lunch).As a direct result of all the happiness I felt, I decided to spend a couple of minutes daydreaming in my garden.

 I put this look together in an effort to keep cool but still look smart enough for all the running around I had to do.  I love my leopard print scarf. It's an unusual colour (malachite) and incredibly versatile, which has made it one of my favourite accessories (especially when it comes to covering up bad hair days). I paired it with a white,  cotton ruffle shirt, black jeggings and peep-toe heels.







 Leopard print scarf, earrings & sunglasses: vintage
Shirt:  Rage 
Jeggings: Primark
    Shoes:  New Look.

Thank you, for reading.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Dear Readers

 Over the Easter weekend, I traveled to Lake  Kariba. It is the closest thing land-locked Zimbabwe has to a sea and is a favourite holiday  destination for foreign and local travellers alike.We drove from the capital, Harare to Kariba which is roughly a four hour journey. Aerial travel is also possible, private plans land at Kariba Airport which is 30 minutes away from Carribea Bay and Marineland (the largest harbour in Kariba).

As soon as we arrived we unpacked our luggage and went in search  of our house-boat, the "African Queen". Over the next four days I found myself reveling in. I especially loved the fact that the most 'work' I had to do was to take out my camera and put on sunscreen ( I advise SPF 40/50). The crew consisted of  a chef, captain and a deck-hand. A great deal of fishing went on, which resulted in us eating or catch on the second day. Every night we docked at an island and eventually drifted to sleep with the night sounds of hippos, crickets and the lapping of water against the shore.

My partner in crime and I. (Me on the right.)







On our final day we walked across the dam wall. What made it so spectacular was that two of the six gates were open to release some of the water, due to the heavy rainfall.

The cost of hiring a houseboat (sleeps 15 and comes with a speedboat & fishing boat) is affordable, the locals are friendly, we got to swim in the center of the lake, had dinner on an island and we saw an abundance of  wildlife.
As well as a of beautiful memories.