Tuesday, 26 November 2013

The Season of... Red, Green, Gold and White.

Hi everyone. I hope that you are all well and looking forward to the Christmas season.

The last couple of days have been mentally and emotionally challenging for me. So far the month of November seems to be the culmination for many spheres in my life. Tomorrow is my final exam for the year and I'm a little unsettled. But hopefully after I've revised my notes later and said a little prayer, I will feel more settled.

In the spirit of Christmas, I've decided to start a five-part series, called , "The season of...."

Today's post is all about the colours of Christmas. For me they are crimson, avocado green and metallic gold. Unfortunately I haven't experienced a white Christmas yet, which is one of the downfalls of living in Africa. However, as a child we took decorating the house for Christmas very seriously. I come from a big family, so it always involved lots of laughter, a few punches and plenty of smiles. This is my first Christmas, where I will have my own space to decorate. So, I promptly logged onto Pinterest to gather a few ideas.

I love pine cones and they have always been an integral part of Christmas for me. We used to spray paint them white or gold and make wreaths with pine branches, to decorate the dining room table. So I'm thinking of making a miniature one for my desk.

Fresh flowers are as good as a fresh coat of paint, when comes to brightening a room. Zimbabwe's Christmas flower is the poinsettia, which has vivid scarlet or pale custard petals and yellow stigmas. They are poisonous, so if you have young children or relatives its best to stick to St Joseph lilies.

I've already started buying a few little gold trinkets to hang around  my room from, Sassafras, which is a lovely boutique in Sam Levy's Village.

Last year, I spent Christmas in London. So I'm looking forward to spending it with my boyfriend by the lake, this year. What are your plans for Christmas?

Thank you, for reading.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

If I were a princess...

... Mr Danilo Gabrielli's Autumn/ Winter 2013 collection would be my uniform( mind you,  I would be a gothic one that resided in Germany). Inspired by the medieval era (1200-1300s), his creations are tailored swathes of satin, leather and lace. In a time were musing of dragons, the supernatural and magic was spoken of in hushed tones, for fear of the Inquisition or  the town chieftain's wrath.
His  chiffon gowns would be the stuff of any vampires dreams
.And his panelled jackets, would fit a bounty hunters shoulders to perfection. Mind you, I am not adverse to having some of the clothing for myself, despite my lack of preternatural powers and being born several hundreds of years late .

I hope your week has been great so far. I'm recovering from a nasty bout of flu & I'm in the process of  birthing a couple of new concepts for my blog. So you should see some exciting new things during the Christmas season. I hope you enjoyed this post.

As always, thank you for reading.


Friday, 1 November 2013

The delectable Danni & Jo

Hello Everyone. I recently discovered the Synder sisters jewelry company Dannijo and I had to share their most recent look book with you.

Danielle and Jodie decided to run with their childhood passion and started the company after college. They created a capsule collection for Danielle's Live With A Lifelong Ambition ( or L. W.A.L.A), which fundraises for various African initiatives.
Since, then the two have turned their creative energy into a successful brand, that still keeps helping women in underdeveloped countries all over the world.

The dynamic duo have their products in Bergdorf Goodman, Harvey Nichols and Holt Renfrew stores worldwide. They also have a celebrity following that includes the always gorgeous Blake Lively and Natatlie Portmann.

They cater for a wide variety of occasions- bridal, formal, evening wear and bohemian chic. Whether I'm dashing to the grocery store, having lunch with the girls or watching a show at HIFA , I would definitely feel like a warrior princess from some era. I can't wait to have my own piece gracing my jewelry box.

Thank you, for reading and have a great weekend.


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A glimpse into Danielle and Jodie's studio.