‘When Aztec met Tribal’


Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.
Oscar de la Renta

Summer Fashion 2015!

This week I’ll be introducing a new trend that is taking over our summer wardrobe…the aztec and tribal print!

Definition of aztec clothing:

Clothing for the Ancient Aztecs offered a unique take on fashion with their colourful style sense. Clothing was an expression of many things for the Aztecs, their way of living, social class, gender, their role in society, age and even religion were reflected in their clothing.

Fashion takes an exotic turn and explodes in amazing colours and prints…

Dresses found on www.warehouse.co.uk
Dresses found on http://www.warehouse.co.uk

Throughout the Spring of 2015 we’ve witnessed the parade of bright colours, loads of prints…and the Summer of 2015 will be a combination of the two and the rise of the shirt-dress.

I’ll be honest and say…my wardrobe is colourful but it has just a few aztec prints, which I didn’t wear in a while:)

Writing this article, today, makes me want to find that dress or that skirt and take it for a walk under the beautiful sun!

If you’re wondering how you can spot a tribal print, here are some tips:

  • Strong graphic prints
  • Warm and earthy tones
  • Safari look
  • Combination of brown, red, orange, sometimes black and white

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How to wear aztec – inspired tribal prints?

That is a good question, because no matter how you build your outfit, you shouldn’t forget that the print will set the look…you will build your look around the print and the colours.

  1. Keep it Simple – tribal motifs look really good on their own, especially when we talk about a dress.
  2. Wear print with print – I know it sounds crazy, but it does work; if it’s not your style always pair it up with a plain neutral colour.
  3. Create the loved Safari look and add a leather belt or even boots
  4. Always accessorize – these prints are everywhere like on bags, scarves, jewellery – so find the right combination and wear them

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I am actually very excited thinking about this infusion of prints and colours, which can possibly spice up our wardrobe considerably:)

What do you think?

Would you wear it or you’re already wearing it?

Your Fashionista,

Julia

xxx

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‘The word is Windy’


One Word Photo Challenge initiated by Jennifer every Tuesday…this weeks word is WINDY!

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Tempestuous …

There is just the waves travelling to short,

The heavy rain drops smashing the window…

and the Pirates building the fort.

Travelling to short
Travelling to short
Heavy drops
Heavy drops
The life of a Pirate
The life of a Pirate

I would also like to link my post to The Clinic Rehab Photo 101:) Here are some more tips about The Clinic, if you share the same symptoms we would love to see your work in future exhibitions!

Here is the work of one of my fellow photographers:)…Lucile and her amazing blog!

This blog hosted ‘The Photo101 Rehab Clinic’ from 04 to 31 December 2014 and featured over 170 photos made by Photobloggers Andy Townend, Mara Eastern, Cardinal Guzman, DesleyJane, Justine, Amy, Teresa, Albert, Terri, Giving Thought, Ellen, Nalinki, Mariangeles, DwayCrafts, Lucy, Terri, Bampa’s Views, PeaceCrafting, Dreaming of Leaving and Project Easier.

As former patients informed me that the withdrawal symptoms remained active, and new patients recognized the same symptoms, The Clinic – Photo Rehab  reopened its doors.

You can do a self-examination. If you detect any of the following symptoms, as carefully described by Albert from the blog Passionately Curious, come and join us: “Withdrawal symptoms may include the incessant need to carry your camera everywhere with you, the need to wake up in the wee hours to take photos during the golden hour, and checking up on others you met during the course to see what their newfound knowledge has brought fruit to.”

How to join: 

Time: The Clinic is open 24 x 7 until the healing process ends.

Camera: You can use any camera, from DSLR, mirrorless, compact, to smartphones.

Theme: Bring your creativity and photograph a theme of your liking in B&W or Color. With or without edition. We like learning techniques as well, if you want to share it with everyone.

Who can join: Anyone can join; and not only former Photo 101 bloggers. All you need is passion. Passion to speak up through images – or words, if you may want to add your thoughts to it as well – showing what you see and how much that is important to you.

Thanks for joining and enjoy it.

The Clinic – Photo Rehab 

Here is the link to  add your photos. Knock the wall… and click on the image below:

Love,

Julia

xxx

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‘Field of vision’


Another day on Photo 101:)

Today’s assignment – Big & Point of View!

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Today’s challenge was slightly difficult as I don’t have that much time on my hands to go out and take my camera for a walk but I had an inspired moment as I am working on my next fashion post!

Focus
Focus

I’ve also had a look through my photo collection and I’ve found some pictures that hold a lot of memories…a stroll on Scottish grounds, amazing landscapes and most welcoming people I’ve ever met:)

So here are some of my travel moments!

The Giant
The Giant
Close view
Close view

Your traveller,

Julia

xxx

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