I AM OFFICIALLY ELIE SAAB’S BI#$H

Hey guys,

I am sure a lot of you are wondering why I would write such a title on one of my blog posts but I just had to come up with a more catchy title than ‘ELIE SAAB AUTUM/WINTER HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION 2013-2014’, boring right? Anyhoo, it is definitely safe to assume that I am officially obsessed with Elie Saabs designs. Yep!  I am guilty and proud.

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ELIE SAAB AUTUMN/ WINTER 2014

Elie Saab is a self taught Lebanese Fashion Designer born in 1964 who began making clothes at the age of 9 when he began selling his pieces to women in his neighborhood.

Elie Saab in my opinion is one of the finer designers for weddings and special occasions and I can’t seem to find any fault in his color palette choices which consists of neutrals, nudes, golds, metallics and earthy tones such as red, burgundies and rich  browns.

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ELIE SAAB BLACKS

His Autumn/Winter collection is certainly outstanding and he definitely pushed the boundaries a bit.

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ELIE SAAB BURGUNDIES

A lot of Elie Saab’s designs feature plunging necklines, however, these necklines are tastefully executed (not tacky, heck no…) and paired with the light, ethereal fabrics and the right amount of detailing,  absolute perfection!

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ELIE SAAB REDS

I am certainly keeping my eyes peeled on this designer as an option for my wedding dress (start saving hubby, wherever you are! lol) as I am a lover of mettallics and I refuse to be limited to traditional color choice options (talk about risk taker!!! *woot*).

Are you ready to become Elie’s bi$#h too…or not so much? Please share your thoughts.

Till next time,

Stay Organically Beautiful.

Vivianne.

 

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FOOD FOR THE WEEKEND: STRAWBERRY PANCAKES OR SOMETHING THAT LOOKS LIKE IT :)

Hey guys,

I came across this wonderful pancake recipe from the author of the HELLO OCTOBER blog and I thought it would make a great weekend breakfast suggestion (dancing at the thought of the weekend, lol).  Wouldn’t you agree with me that the pancakes shown below look absolutely delicious? However, this may not be achievable for those of us who live in the tropics and so I decided to tweak the recipe a bit by replacing the strawberries for dried cherries or apricots (fresh apples can also be used) which can easily be found in supermarkets.

RECIPE

STRAWBERRY PANCAKE

STRAWBERRY PANCAKE

INGREDIENTS
100g Flour
30g Sugar
100ml Mill
1 Medium Egg
4 (or more) Medium Strawberries, Apples, Dried Cherries or Dried Apricots
DIRECTIONS
She mixed her dry ingredients together first, followed by the milk and egg, before pouring a little at a time into a lightly buttered frying pan. Once the mixture was spread to its desired shape.
She dropped the strawberries (alternatives: apples, dried cherries or dried apricots) into the mixture, this left the strawberries open on one side but if you want the fruit coated in pancake mixture then simply pop them in your mixing bowl/jug with the mixture.
She then cooked them until they were a golden brown – or as close as possible – on both sides.
Repeat this until the mixture is used up and then eat (and Instagram) your heart out.

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Do you have any pancake recipes you would love to share? I would love to hear it.

Please don’t forget to follow The  HELLO OCTOBER blog for beauty reviews and food recipes.

Till Next Time,

Stay Organically Beautiful.

Vivianne

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NAIL-SPIRATION:THE NAILASAURUS

Hey guys,

Not really the best of sports when it comes to getting a manicure as I could go weeks without getting any (I am lazy like that, lol) but I just came across this great blog THE NAILASAURUS that has the most amazing nail art ever!! It makes me want to do my nails every single day. Here are some amazing-inly creative pictures from her blog.

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Inspired by the Mehndi patterns traditionally associated with Hindu weddings

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Glitter!

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Gradient!

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Black and White Gradient

The Great Gatsby Nail Art

The Great Gatsby Nail Art

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I am particularly in love the Great Gatsby Nail art. Which is your favorite?

Please visit THE NAILASAURUS blog for more nail-spiration and tutorials.

Till Next Time,

Stay Organically Beautiful.

Vivianne

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HOOP DISASTER OR…???

Hey guys,

I just came across this picture of Rihanna aka the style chameleon (in my books) rocking this new jewelry trend of gigantic hoop earrings.

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Gotta have it?? or Make it Stop?

For me, it’s MAKE THAT DARN THING STOP!!! It seems like she is carrying two tyres on her ears plus it does look quite uncomfortable.

However, this is my opinion and  I would love to hear what you guys think.

 

Till next time,

Stay organically beautiful.

Vivianne.

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EDITOR’S FASHION PICK SUB-CATEGORY

Hey guys,

Here is the newest fashion sub-category addition to my blog. It will feature specific designs from Fashion designers around the world that are a little less known but simply unforgettable.

So! Let’s start by viewing the AW13_014 from Nigerian Luxury Design Label Iconic Invanity from their Fall/Winter collection of 2013

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I particularly love the uniqueness of this piece. The fusion of African print and lustrous lace fabric is elegant yet seductive.

For me, this is a perfect blend between street fashion and high fashion; a classier version of what J.Lo would wear on the red carpet (I love you J.Lo, lol).

Please share your thoughts.

Would you like me to feature a particular piece from designer that you absolutely adore? Please send me the following details:

1. NAME OF DESIGNER

2. COUNTRY OF DESIGN

3. PICTURES OF THE PARTICULAR FASHION PIECE.

Till next time,

Stay organically beautiful.

Vivianne

BUNNIES BY MARYANNE IS COMING TO THE DESIGNERS MARKETPLACE THIS SATURDAY, 7TH SEPTEMBER 2013

Hi guys,

To my beauties in Abuja, Nigeria!!!! Bunnies By Maryanne is coming to your city!!! Where? Yep, you guessed right, at  Designers Market place, on Saturday the 7th of September 2013 at the city Park Abuja. How cool is that?

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They have the latest collection” Summer Bunny” which features a burst of colors in prints(did I say prints? heck yeah! prints are awesome), patterns and leather on display and can also be purchased at the exhibition.

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Why Bunnies? Bunnies are a great alternative to head wraps and head bands as it fuses the best qualities of both items to form a unique flexible and fashionable piece suitable for all hair types and available for both young children and adults.

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Would you be interested in viewing this amazing Bunnies Collection? Please call 08023870031 or email them at maryannealabi@yahoo.com. Please visit the Bunnies by MaryAnne website for more.

Till next time,

stay organically beautiful.

Vivianne.