Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

Wishing you all love,peace and happiness in the New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wishing You A Sparkly New Year

I always remember spending the Christmas and New Year of 2000 in Paris. The Eiffel Tower was covered in shimmering glittering lights every evening. The Champs Elysee was lit up like a long diamond necklace stretched out in front of us. I was actually with my cool cousin Mark from New York. The only thing missing that year was a romantic somebody to enjoy it all with. My cousin soon put that to right for himself, finding a beautiful Parisienne girl to smooch with( all the girls in Paris look like Vogue models). I, however was waiting for Mr Right and was being an extremely good girl. Although my heart yearned to be with a special someone, I knew waiting would pay off (it usually always does). I comforted myself with delicious French Crepes and bottles of Chanel perfume from Galeries Lafayette.Of course I still enjoyed my lovely cousin's company too! Here are some sparkly things for you to enjoy. They are currently on sale. Happy New Year!
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Swarovski Happy Bracelet
Swarovski Headband
Marc Jacobs Apple Ring
Swarovski Headband
18ct Gold Cuff by Isharya
Swarovski Impression Set
Tom Binns Word Necklace
Bracelet from Wave
Kenneth Jay Lane Necklace
Phillipe Audibert Cuff
Bracelet from Wave
Swarovski Jet Ring
Swarovski Bangle
Swarovski Ring
Swarovski Crystal Cuff
Swarovski Earrings
Swarovski Necklace
Swarovski Necklace

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Little Black Dress Extravaganza Part II

I had a lovely Christmas day with my friends and family. I promised, as I do every year, not to over eat, but as always I did. I cooked the turkey with a sage and onion stuffing. My friend prepared delicious Jamaican rice and peas. Also roast parsnips, carrots and onion with an olive oil and herb marinade. The Christmas Pudding was sumptuious and juicy, full of plump sultanas, dates and nuts. My sister, who lives half the year in South Africa with her husband (they run a charity), was over there this year. She was very organised and ordered my gifts online. I am now the proud owner of a beautiful pink leather organiser. Also a beautiful brand new leather bound bible with a zip, as requested. I am full, I am content now for the extravaganza part II...
Vintage Style Black Dresses - Modcloth

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Little Black Dress Extravaganza Part One

It's the season to don our LBD's.I have decided to do a double feature on this, because the LBD is a critically, critically important essential for our wardrobes. My last LBD purchase was a few months ago,in fact it wasn't a purchase at all- it was a gift from my lovely mummy who has cute pouchy cheeks like a cute chipmunk.
Now when hunting for your LBD, please do not forget the vintage route. This will be covered in the second part of the LBD Extravaganza. You can make some amazing finds in terms of Vintage dresses and charity shops. I have also been known to sketch my own designs and have them made up for me. If you have an aunty who is handy with a sewing machine, this can be a thrilling and inexpensive alternative to some of the higher priced LBD's.
I love sparkly accessories with LBD's - diamantes, diamonds ( I don't actually have any!) anything like that. Not too much, not too little - let the dress be the star.

A Little Black Dress does not always have to be little, it can be floor length and sweeping. These 'gowns' are fun to wear, you can pretend that you are off to the Oscars. If you really have nothing better to do, you can lay out your own red carpet at the door when you leave the house ( in reality this will probably be an old red blanket that you have stuffed away in your garage). Ask your boyfriend/husband/mum/dad/sibling to photograph you as you leave the house. Bribe someone else to ask for your autograph. Wave as you walk towards the car and hurry inside. This is where the fantasy probably ends, as you probably don't have a chauffeur. Anyway, never mind. I present to you the Little Black Dress Extravaganza Part One...
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First Five - Armani
Vivienne Westwood
Paul and Joe
Michael Kors
Jonathon Saunders
Julien MacDonald
Alexander Wang
Alexandre Wang Front and Back