They're the pants that reminded me of Bianca Jagger's iconic white suit in the 70's when I saw them for the first time. Replacing the white blazer for something more casual on a summer day only seemed appropriate for lunch with some old friends and a failed attempt at picking up our tickets for our trip. Favourite detail: the weaved high waist band.
Tatiana Santo Domingo and Dana Alikhani hold the same attributes as the mystery girls I admire, owning their personal style and effortless beauty. They take travelling to a whole new inspiring level with Muzungu Sisters―ethically sourced clothing and accessories handcrafted by local artisans from all over the globe. Sounds like a dream to me.
There's something interesting about seeing ones personal belongings at home—how particular items are stored and put on display, or stories behind pieces and where they came from. I've always loved an item so much more when it reminds me of either a place, time, person or distant memory and so I thought I'd start to feature little peaks into treasures that do.
No bigger than my palm, this little glass heart is where I like to keep my favourite rings and pendants. I bought it when I was 10 years old. My neighbour at the time was moving out and she was selling all her knick knacks at a garage sale in front of her house. Her name was June, she was a beautiful old lady with short grey hair and was the most polite and caring neighbour I've known. I remember it was the first item that I had seen, along with some clear flower vases and it was 50c well spent. I've moved houses and still keep it close.
Looking through old photo albums are such a delight. Time flew by today as I went through album after album and saw life in the 70's, 80's and 90's from someone else's eyes. The nostalgia behind all the film photographs keep the captured moment beautiful and real.
I'm rather excited to share with you that in exactly two weeks I'll be off to take myself somewhere I've been dreaming of for quite some time now. I figured starting the year with some much needed travel wasn't such a bad idea and so, India was marked with feathers on my globe for a debut visit. I'm ready to explore, open my eyes a little wider, expand my thoughts, create memories and even though these images are mostly filled with black and white, enjoy colour, plenty of colour.
We've had a few little bumps leading up to the trip but hopefully all of the paperwork needed works out just in time. There's something else I should also tell you... first stop is Bali.
These mystery girls I admire only come quite rarely but they all have something in common, their own effortless style. I've collected a fair few street style photographs and there's several of Ursina Gysi, a stylist from the UK. Her style's part romantic, part bohemian and a little pinch of quirk. Apart from all that she's absolutely beautiful... Her long locks have me curious.
Flowers make me smile big. So you can imagine when my boyfriend bought me these chrysanthemums after our visit to the markets on Sunday. They're sitting on my desk in the vase my mum bought me over christmas, with a couple squashed in between my notebook and one taped to my wall.
I've taken a new twist for 2012 and will also be posting iphoneography images on my blog. My iPhone is on me everyday (unless, I forget it in my boyfriends car, under my pillow or in the bag I used yesterday) so it only makes sense as it also works wonders. All posts with these images taken on my iPhone 4 are by me and will be tagged, so if that's all you would like to browse through make sure you click 'iphoneography' in the column on the right.
I haven't made any plans or resolutions, but I have had many thoughts for the year ahead―what I would like to do, accomplish, create, love or leave behind and to me, this is the year...
to take risks, step out of your comfort zone, find what you're searching for, conquer your dreams, your fears and face life with a heart full of happiness and determination.