‘Looking back on style’


Welcome back to this week’s fashion post:)

Today’s piece includes an interesting discovery that sets a trend, we are taking a peek into my colourful wardrobe and guess who’s a girl’s best friend.

collage_20150215184609084_20150215184620700collage_20150215165727015_20150215165819369

While browsing the web and making a few ‘love at first look’  buys, I’ve realised that for a while now, we keep seeing better looking tops or dresses from the back than the front.

I am becoming a fan… lace, bow or a V cut, they all look pretty stylish to me.

Black and white are back this year so take a look in your fashion heaven and bring those pieces to light.

Make sure you turn heads, as the look from behind is called glamour:)

2015-02-08 12.56.11

A girl loves her shoes and bags…and this year it helps if they are green and yellow!

As most of you I can’t keep count of how many bags or shoes I own but there is always place for new additions:))

I love colour and this spring promises to be one full of it like a rainbow. If you already started to renew your wardrobe, bring the sunshine earlier and add vibrant colours, flowers and some birdies to your fashion statement.

2015-02-07 19.34.32

There is nothing more elegant on a woman than a piece of jewellery worn with finesse.

Put on your most expensive piece and look in the mirror…what do you see?

I’ve realised that to look good and feel even better all you need is one thing that brings everything else together, sometimes is the colour of your lipstick; a pair of amazing looking heels; a new bag or an exquisite piece of jewellery.

So open that box on your dresser and do not forget to accessorise:)

PS. Fashion does not have any value if it doesn’t make you feel good!

Advertisements

“Sealed by red lips” Part 2


2015-02-15 12.58.14

 PART 2

” Life is unpredictable, we all know that but what we fail to see most of the time is the journey that takes us to our destiny”

The morning after looked more like a tragic accident with a couple of deaths that you would see in the morning news than a lovers picture.

All the unexpressed feelings locked inside was a major problem for both of them; neither knew really where to start but they agreed on one thing: “last night was a mistake”. They both were looking for closure after so many years and this was a desperate attempt to achieve that.

John was feeling confused between anger and attraction, he wanted some real explanation why he wasn’t good enough to be her only choice. He hated the fact that after all these years she still had a hold on him and just a simple touch could drive him crazy addicted to her.

“ You choose to leave …” she suddenly said, looking out onto the street.

“What?, he seemed confused.

“ Eight years ago, you decided to leave and for a long time I didn’t know how should I feel about that. I wasn’t ready to leave London, I was afraid of what I felt for you, scared that you might change out there and …” she couldn’t finish saying what she wanted. Amanda turned her head and took a deep breath.

Continue reading “Sealed by red lips” Part 2

‘This is not a true story, this is true love’


I went through my movie collection and I did find it extremely hard to decide which one I will share with you first.

But then life always has a way to make decisions for us… and I did not have to think a lot as it’s still winter and love is in the air, so here are my thoughts on one of my favourite love stories out there.

Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 21.25.59

Director:  Akiva Goldsman

After the novel: Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin

Lead actors: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly

2014 Drama, Fantasy

” Inside each of us there is a miracle that is meant for one person only and when we found that person, the Universe reaches down and helps us full fill our destiny”

I could tell you a quick summary of the movie but I think that could possibly ruin it for you. This story needs to be lived in our hearts while we are watching it, only then we can appreciate the true meaning behind it.

The movie’s theme is set right from the beginning: “Magic is everywhere around us.”

Watching it so many times, I can now honestly say it became one of my all times favourite, from the ‘Painfully wonderful love stories’ collection.

What is different about it compared to other similar screenplays is how the writers put the couple’s story in perspective with what else is happening around them. Things are not always how they seem…I bet you all heard that so many times; it applies here as from the beginning we don’t really know how it will end, we might think we know but don’t be fooled:)

Peter and Beverly are special as entities and their circumstances makes their story so unique. Peter is an orphan who took the wrong turn in life becoming a thief and working for Pearly, who is a demon as we find out later. Beverly, a young 21 years old ‘terribly beautiful’ girl, dying of consumption, but who’s view on life will change Peter’s whole existence.

As the story reveals itself to us, we realise how we all are connected in this world and that destiny plays a huge role in us finding the true path. There is a line at the beginning, which made me wonder for a moment:

“As we seek the light, darkness gathers and great evil is fought thru time”

Made me think that the light is always followed by darkness and darkness is always killed by light and life is an ongoing battle between the two.

There is a touch of fantasy in the movie, where the link between Peter and Beverly is a magical horse who plays the role of a guide, I like to say he is leading them towards their destiny. The movie has multiple layers, the love story of Peter and Beverly, the eternal fight between good and evil, the story of one’s miracle and destiny and we find out how stars are born.

It’s absolutely beautiful writing:)

One my favourite scenes is when Peter and Beverly meet, the connection between them is undeniable, they fall in love then and there.

Beverly’s little sister Willa plays an important role in how one’s miracle becomes reality, the way that the Sleeping Beauty tale tries to come alive through her eyes is heartbreaking but sets the next chapter of the movie. As the story line flows we discover Peter’s true destiny, which can defeat even time.

In one of the scenes Peter asks Beverly’s father: If it is possible to love somebody so completely that they can’t die?

The answer…you can discover by watching the movie.

Nothing is without purpose…

PS. If I did convince you to watch it, tell me what are your thoughts on the subject:)

A cake worth sharing!


When I’d mentioned that cake is one of my hobbies, I don’t think I’ve made a true statement … cake it’s my art:)

When I bake and I do it very often with my husband, who is, might I say, absolutely amazing in the kitchen, I feel happy, simply happy…so to welcome you all into our kitchen, nothing speaks louder than a delicious cake recipe!

For all the berry lovers out there, enjoy!

wpid-collage_20150211212521643_20150211212545396.jpg

Ingredients: 

For the berry curd
350 g mixed berries (raspberries, strawberries)
2 eggs
150 g | 2/3 cup sugar
60 g,  about 1/2 stick unsalted Lurpak butter
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt
For the cake
330 g plain flour
330 g sugar
50 g  coconut
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
3  eggs
200 g Lurpak’s Cook Range Baking
200 g  buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp lemon zest
 
To fill & decorate
550 ml double cream
250 g dark chocolate
1 tbsp vanilla essence 
Sugar, to taste
250 g Philadelphia cheese cream
200 g  fresh berries to decorate 

How to make it

For the berry curd
 
Method
 Put the berries, sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the berries start to burst and sugar is dissolved.
 Blitz the berries in a food processor until you have a smooth purée then strain to remove all the seeds.
 Return to the saucepan and add the butter. Cook over medium heat stirring continuously until butter is melted. Take off the heat.
 Lightly beat the eggs in a bowl. Add a couple of tablespoons of the berry mixture and whisk together. Gradually add the remaining berries then return to the saucepan. Cook over low heat, whisking continuously, for 5-10 minutes until thickened 
 Cool completely before using to fill the cake.
 
For the cake
 
Method
 Preheat the oven to 180C | 350F. 
 Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, coconut, baking powder, soda & salt) in a bowl.  
 Add the Lurpak and mix on medium-low speed with a mixer or food processor, until the mixture resembles coarse sand 
 Add the eggs, mixing well with each addition.
 Add the buttermilk, lemon zest and vanilla extract and mix on low then high speed for a couple of minutes. 
 Divide the batter (3) into the prepared tins and bake for 25-35 minutes depending on tin size. The cakes are ready when springy to the touch and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack and then gently tap the cakes out of the tins. Make sure they are completely cool before frosting.
 While the cakes are cooling, mix 300ml of double cream, 300 g Philadelphia cheese cream, add sugar to taste and mix until you get a fluffy texture cream that you can spread
Melt the 250 g of dark chocolate then add the left double cream and vanilla, mix until you get a creamy texture, leave to cool in the fridge for 15 minutes until you can spread it
 To assemble the cake, spread a little berry curd on the bottom layer then pipe the cheese cream over the top. Add the second layer of cake and repeat the process until you have used all your layers 
For the top, add a thin layer of cheese cream, then add the chocolate ganache on top
 Decorate with a selection of fresh berries and dust with icing sugar if you like.

PS. Hope you will try the recipe and I hardly wait for your comments:)

Set a trend , be the glamour!


Fashion is not about clothing and make up, style means personality more than anything, be you and make others notice it.

I like to think I have my own style…some people would say I am stylish, but at the end of the day I feel good in my own skin and everyone can see that.

In this post I’ve decided to share with all of you a few little things about fashion, style and what makes me happy when I look in the mirror.

collage_20150208095619137

I am not sure if I can say the giraffe print it’s back as I don’t remember it even being in:)

What I can tell you for sure it’s that we all should have one, I mean what’s better than to wear something that makes others smile and not in a ‘make fun way’ but in a genuine put a smile on your face way.

2015-02-07 17.39.03

Go blue or grey just go denim!

That is what everyone is yelling this season and I got to agree with it. I will be perfectly honest with you when I say ‘I have two pairs of denim trousers in my entire wardrobe’ but I am falling back in love with it all over again.

Once, like probably most of you I’ve used to live in my jeans and then gradually they disappeared being replace mainly by loads of dresses. What I can say, I am very feminine after all:)

This years couture promises denim, top to bottom, so it would be unforgiving not to own at least one item.

2015-02-07 16.58.50

The hat trick, as I call it!

I am not a hat ’s person, maybe because I do not really fit the universal size of hats out there, which makes me angry…I mean the makers of these sizes just want to insult you, do they?

Every time you try one on, you feel like you own a pumpkin instead of a head:))

Anyway, I should stop complaining as I was lucky enough to find a fashionable black hat in my size and every time I wear it, I feel ‘tres chic’.

It became one of my trend setting pieces in my wardrobe and I just love it.

PS. Next time more about what’s in, what we should definitely have in between our fashion pieces and one item that I own and would not part with it ever:) 

“Sealed by red lips”


2015-02-01 19.59.24

PART 1

“The sound of her steps were so familiar to him, but still made his heart rush every time.”

                                                                                   

They’ve knew each other for a very long time and a few months ago they’ve started to see more of one another because of work. At the beginning it did not seem to affect anything but soon everything became awkward and just difficult.

Life is never how you plan it or want it; things just come together when you need them to.

Her life was an untold story; always trying not to look back on mistakes and wrong decisions she’s made, just being grateful for the amazing things she’s achieved and hoping she could find the way back to that moment when love was still a reality. Graduating and building a career as a journalist was not an easy ride; marrying the wrong man was more a foolish decision of a very young girl who thought the prince from the story looked more like a business man than a gentlemen and came with a Ferrari not a carriage.

‘You live and learn’, at least that’s what everyone says.

John and Amanda knew each other since childhood, growing up on the same street, playing in the same park and sometimes arguing over who should go first on the swing. Their friendship grew stronger with years and it seemed they will always be in each others life.

But then everything happened… Choices were made, different roads were taken and destiny just had other plans.

Continue reading “Sealed by red lips”

We do not remember days, we remember moments

Lebana's Journal

I Dare You to Figure Me Out

The Midnight Ember

An Ember for Thought

THERAGEFFECT

k-beauty? yes please!

The Dawn of Inspiration

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

thatgirlArlene

Lifestyle | Beauty | Fashion | Travel | DIY |

beccapbeauty

Beauty, Reviews, Swatches, Baking

Joshi Daniel Photography

Images of People Photoblog

The Renegade Press

Tales from the mouth of a wolf

Meg Kem Magic

Discover the magic of beauty!

Wolff Poetry | A Go-To Literary Journal

Linda J. Wolff is a writer and the editor of Wolff Poetry, a modern online poetry journal.

Express to Expose

WE ARE EXACTLY WHO WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE.

Cooking Without Limits

Food Photography & Recipes

Natalie Breuer

Natalie. Writer. Photographer. Etc.

%d bloggers like this: