Tuesday 11 December 2012


Ciao Bellas, well at least for now. Packing to be spending a few days away from the desk, languishing in the sun, being pampered in the spa, eating healthy food in anticipation of the abundance of Christmas dinner and lunch, and soothing my mind for the new year to come. Happy holidays, I will be seeing you again in the new year.
Doesn't the array of fruits and healthy snacks above tantalise your taste buds, followed by a lazy afternoon in the spa below, all at the marvellous Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, Kwa Zulu Natal?
I am fortunate to be a little further east, closer to the heat of the sun, I bring you greetings from afar, where I hope to catch up on vitamin D and work on my creativity...... telling you more when I return.
Until we meet again, I am on a blogger's break.........
Thank you to all my friends and fellow bloggers who stopped by this year and supported my blog!
Au revoir!

Friday 7 December 2012


Although I prefer creating my own style and to be original, I often glean from others. I was specifically inspired by this outfit worn by Olivia Palermo. The mood created by Yellow is very energetic, and understood to stimulate creative brain activity! Hence the addition of a new item on my shopping list, a Yellow jacket. Worn with Black, it creates an instant statement, and adding a little snakeskin, the outfit is suddenly on trend! I specifically styled it with the eternally beautiful quilted bag by Chanel, a must have in your classic collection. Turtlenecks are just so comfy and versatile, contrary to doomsayers canvassing the idea of it being outdated! 
I  openly canvass the idea that you do not have to enslave yourself to fashion or to succumb to every trend in order to be stylish or chic, as it may not always suit your body type or skin tone, nor is it always flattering, but should fashion be used as a guideline. When I wear my yellow coat, I will most certainly ad some gloves, perhaps in Black leather.......
Compare and hold different tones of Yellow to your skin in front of a mirror before deciding on a purchase, as some tones tend to make one look washed out, while others warm up your skin tone. Ochre Yellow, like the peacoat styled below, is suited to most skin tones.

Yellow Coat-theoutnet.com
Leather look Pants-Topshop