Thursday, 16 August 2012

Holidays/ Packing for Italy

I hope that everyone is having a lovely Summer, whether your working or on holiday yourself, chilling with friends. I myself have just enjoyed a lovely two weeks of sun, sea and sand on the beautiful Dutch island of Aruba in the Caribbean (whose slogan is One Happy Island - I tell you, it's true!).

Arubans are as friendly as they say they are, speaking Patois, Dutch, English and Spanish - I wish I was as good a linguist as the average Aruban. There, I got seriously tanned, played volleyball todos los días, dipped into bingo - which I never thought I'd enjoy - where my cousin and I won $13, played 5 a side basketball with the locals and took my cousins, aunt and uncle bowling - which they don't have in Trinidad (where they are from). The day after we got home I went to the BT London Live Concert where I rocked out to New Order, The Specials, Bombay Bicycle Club and was present for the last ever Blur concert in history. Photos will follow soon! Now I am back home with some serious jet-lag, preparing for Friday where I will be going to Italy. Yay!

Since travelling abroad is so expensive nowadays we are only taking one suitcase for the three of us, so here are my tips for packing light and what I'm carrying to Italia.

In my Suitcase:

Some of you may know that I am a bit of a book lover but with school I have seldom chance to read. Summer is the time for books so I pack many on holidays. In the photo above I have read the first four on the top row (L-R) and am half-way through Jeffery Deaver's new 007 James Bond book, Carte Blanche - it's pretty amazing and unputdown-able!

For some reason I only own bikinis (not including my old swimsuit for my swim club). I think this might be something to do with the small choice provided and lack of appealing affordable designs stocked for Summer this year. I found none of the one-pieces this year attractive - I don't know about you. 

Above you can see the bikini's I'm taking to Italy: from the closest to the furthest away there is the Topshop Versace-ish, Urban Outfitters geometric, bronze H&M and white Day of the Dead H&M bikini's. 

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The Era of the Tumblr Drones

Aloha! Among other social media sites that I try, and fail, to avoid Tumblr has seriously got me and thousands of others hooked. With it's easy interface and generous numbers of users posting images, it is impossible to not find something inspirational.

You can find my general Tumblr here (fashion here), but I'm not writing this to promote myself - but share some of my favourite blogs that I really believe are worth checking out: whether or not you are a tumblr-er.

Nyane & Mpho: Two twins from South Africa living in London post their quirky style photos on their immensely popular tumblr - they are so widely talked about that they even have Nylon magazine talking!


Songxisto: The tumblr of Mercedes, a fashion loving girl, who makes beautiful GIF animations of some of my favourite models and designer campaigns.

Daphne Groeneveld for Dior Addict

Moooonglow: Posts beautiful streets style shots and editorial shots that are really individual and iconic. She also posts runway shots and the finer details.


So, yes! These are some of my favourite Tumblr accounts out there but I suggest you also check out:
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