March 12, 2012

Choosing Prescription Glasses You Actually Like

Hey lovelies! I know a lot of people don’t like their prescripted glasses so opt for contacts or if like me, just don’t wear them at all. If you fall into this category, this post is for you. A couple weeks ago I decided to ditch the stress headaches from not wearing my glasses and […]

Hey lovelies!

I know a lot of people don't like their prescripted glasses so opt for contacts or if like me, just don't wear them at all. If you fall into this category, this post is for you. A couple weeks ago I decided to ditch the stress headaches from not wearing my glasses and go for some glasses I actually dig, so ofcourse my love affair with cat-eye frames continues and here are some pictures.

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March 12, 2012

Choosing Prescription Glasses You Actually Like

Hey lovelies! I know a lot of people don’t like their prescripted glasses so opt for contacts or if like me, just don’t wear them at all. If you fall into this category, this post is for you. A couple weeks ago I decided to ditch the stress headaches from not wearing my glasses and […]

Hey lovelies!

I know a lot of people don't like their prescripted glasses so opt for contacts or if like me, just don't wear them at all. If you fall into this category, this post is for you. A couple weeks ago I decided to ditch the stress headaches from not wearing my glasses and go for some glasses I actually dig, so ofcourse my love affair with cat-eye frames continues and here are some pictures.

Before

After

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March 4, 2012

Clarity, Peace, Serenity

Three words, infinite value. I live for those moments in life when I am completely at peace with myself and the world, everything is straightforward, I have little or no worries, everything is stuning, and I feel like I am a part of the world’s beauty. Most times I feel like this are when I […]

Three words, infinite value. I live for those moments in life when I am completely at peace with myself and the world, everything is straightforward, I have little or no worries, everything is stuning, and I feel like I am a part of the world's beauty.

Most times I feel like this are when I travel, that's why it is my favourite thing to do. I hope that for as long as I live, a year never goes by where I can't travel to a place that I have never been or a place that I love. Getting away from life as you know it and the stress of it all makes me a much happier person. As much as I love my fashion, if I had to choose between the top item on my wishlist and traveling somewhere with the people I love, or even by myself because I cherish occasional solitude, it would have to be the travel.

Re-visiting the pictures that captured those moments, takes me to a great place and gets me through some darker days. These are a few pictures I've taken in different parts of the world that remind me of these three words or just being in a state of total happiness. I love beautiful images, I'm not a great photographer but to become a better one is definitely one of my goals, pictures speak volumes. What are some of your favourite places to go to where you feel like this or almost?

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March 1, 2012

Primark Purples

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February 25, 2012

Invictus

Invictus is latin for ”unconquered”. It’s been all over the news recently that Nelson Mandela is in hospital and I hope he gets well very soon. I think he is is one of the greatest people of all time, he is one of my heroes and I have the utmost respect for him. I hope […]

Invictus is latin for ''unconquered''.

It's been all over the news recently that Nelson Mandela is in hospital and I hope he gets well very soon. I think he is is one of the greatest people of all time, he is one of my heroes and I have the utmost respect for him. I hope I meet him one day, I know it would be such an inspiring moment. It amazes me how a human being could survive 27 years in solitary confinement, not lose their mind and then go on to become the first Black president of South Africa, it doesn't really get any greater than that.

I've been talking about him a lot lately and my mum told me to google ''Invictus Poem''. I came across this poem by William Ernest Henley, an English writer, which is Mandela's favorite poem. He had it on a piece of paper with him during his years in Robben Island and it was part of what kept him going.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

Such strong words, this poem cuts through my heart, especially the last stanza. It sort of empowers you to the point that you feel that no burden could ever get the best of you, pure beauty.  I can see how this kept him going, but still, nothing explains his strength of character considering what he went through. Along with Desiderata, this is now my favorite poem. Get well soon Nelson Mandela <3