Friday, 29 June 2012

Ankara Jackets - Spice Up Your Life!

Ankara Jackets are fun, chic, trendy and sure to put you on the best dressed list! They are perfect for glamming up playful jumpsuits, shorts, skirts, dresses and jeans. There is nothing quite like an ankara jacket to breathe life into remarkably dull and uninspiring outfits. So, rock an ankara jacket and be fun, be adventurous, be vibrant, be hip!


 Cover Mania! 
Harpers Bazaar Spain February 2012 Edition [Burberry Prorsum]{Source}
 Mania July 2011 Edition [Jewel By Lisa] {Source}

Celebrity Inspiration: Ankara Jackets

in L.A.M.B. S/S '11 Ankara Jacket {Source}
in Tina Kalivas '09 African Print Ankara-Inspired Jacket {Source}
Lady Gaga
In Burberry Prorsum S/S 12 Ankara Jacket[Source]

In Boxing Kitten Multi-Ankara Jacket {Source}
Gwen Stefani
In LAMB S/S '11 Ankara Jacket {Source}
Lisa Folawiyo (JBL)
in Jewel By Lisa (JBL) Ankara Jacket {Source}
Teyana Taylor
in L.A.M.B. S/S '11 Sleeveless Ankara Jacket {Source}

Our Artsy Finds:
 Fair+True Floral African Print Blazer Jacket

RRP £355.00; £225.00 -

Mira Excel Ankara Jacket
Ankara Jacket
 Xclamationa Ankara Jacket
Prima Rouge Metro Cut Blazer
Renee Q Ankara Print Kimono Jacket
Fair+True Trade African Print Round Neck Jacket
$115 (£75) -
    African Rebel Ankara Jacket

    So, who else is hearting ankara jackets? How would you wear yours? 

    Grateful!- Nothing's Real But Love

    I woke up this morning to Rebecca Ferguson's "Nothing's Real But Love". 
    It is such an inspiring song, and it got me all warm and optimistic about the day! And it's fine if I don't have so much money today, and if I have to take the bus to work, and if my boss is making me a bit sad. It is fine, it is unreal, it is not my life 'cos ' Nothing's real but won't fill you up, it won't build you up... if it's not love... and no money, no house, no car...can beat love". And so today, love is all that matters, and...

    I will greet this day with love in my heart!

    Many thanks to all our blogger friends and subscribers! Thanks for taking us from 1 to 56, and for sticking around when you didn't have to. May you always find love lurking around the most unexpected corners too...

    Have a great Friday, and a fun, fun weekend!


    Wednesday, 27 June 2012

    Tobi: Poetry Inspired By Fashion- "I Dream of Butterfly Wings"

    The Monarch Butterfly (Danaus Plexippus) is so breathtakingly beautiful, it has inspired some of fashion's most celebrated creations including  Luly Yang's Monarch Butterfly Dress in her 2011 Metamophorsis Collection. A dress so beautiful, it inspired me to write a fantasy, which was meant to be a short story but turned out to be a very whimsical, fun poem. 
     The Butterfly Princess
    Once upon a time, there was a wee princess who lived in a tree
    She had so much to do, she forgot to watch out for bees!
    One day, her winged friends brought tidings of great grief
    -The great butterfly clan was under siege!
    So, she packed her armor of pure golden leaves
    And rose to meet the king of bees!
    But alas! The butterflies were tied with silken strings
    The kind princess lost hope, and called out into the morning breeze!
    The morning breeze hearkened, and replied with a gale of freeze
    And, the crafty bees, one by one, they all had to flee!
    The princess was crowned by the butterfly queen
    And became known as "the Guardian of Peace"!
    And to this very day, she wears a mantle of silken butterfly wings.
    THE END.

    I also found many beautiful fashion pieces inspired by the graceful Monarch Butterfly. These are not for the faint of heart or the stoic of soul, but for those who dare to dream, who believe in fairies and happily-ever-afters and  those who give life to their whims!

    Music: The Monarch Butterfly Influence
    The beauty of the Monarch Butterfly is not obvious to fashion lovers only, it has also found its place in popular music, and has become so popular that the illuminati-watch crowd have latched on to it and sought to discover the basis for its influence. But that isn't on  my watch-list, the beauty of these amazing butterflies alone compels me.
     Paramore -Brand New Eyes (Album Cover)
     Beyonce (Photo Shoot)
     Mariah Carey - Butterfly (Album Cover)
    Brick by Boring Brick-Paramore (Music Video)

    Tuesday, 26 June 2012

    Tobi: Hobo Days to Glam Nights

    Chill and have mad fun (and margaritas) with the girlfriends in this catchy day look and glam it up at night for a hot date with that guy you've had your eye on! But don't be too icy in blue- show him your wild side with leopard print pumps and a sleek snakeskin clutch! He'll be dying for more!

    Hobo Days to Glam Nights

    Missoni multi color dress
    £430 -

    Dorothy Perkins pleated dress
    $27 -

    Alice + Olivia leopard print pumps
    $295 -

    Platform wedge
    $52 -

    Madewell vintage shoulder bag
    $168 -

    Aurélie Bidermann medallion jewelry
    $865 -

    Kelly Wearstler antique brass jewelry
    $225 -

    Long gold necklace
    $165 -

    LK Designs leather jewelry
    €97 -

    Stackable jewelry
    $22 -

    Leopard print earrings
    $10 -

    Miss Selfridge cross jewelry
    $9 -

    Black jewelry
    £4 -

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