Have you ever woke up, looked around and got tired of what you see? A while ago I got tired of my bedroom and its disorganization. I was facing excessive clutter, and this is something that interferes with everything. When our surroundings are messy, we lose our peace of mind, and mine was gone (Lol)
So, I decide to change things, starting by reorganizing my closet, getting rid of what was no longer in use and solving my storage issue. Naturally, it is easy said than done, because most of us doesn't have a "black" credit card for unlimited spending (I certainly do not), but even with a tight budget improvement is possible when we use creativity and research..
So, today I want to show you the results of my endeavor. I hope you like it :-)
With everything in its place, my next step will be to dump the dreadful carpet. It will be cool, don't you think?
Last year I had the incredible opportunity of spending some days in Fiji. That is a beautiful place with wonderful people, and even though no one says it, most Fijians are African descendants! So, African people got to Fiji (and Australia as it seems Aborigines are African descents too) way before the European. And the books don't say that! I believe, it is about the time that we learn that history does not need to diminish or ignore others ( women, black people, Asians) achievement to feel great and superior, don't you think?
Fiji also has a significant Indo population and Chinese - adding different cultures and awesome food to the place.
For me, it was a fabulous and empowering surprise to see that Africans got to this paradise long ago! And on top of it, I was "almost" able to completely blend in - Fijians said that I looked like Fijian, they only knew I wasn't because of my clothing, the Brazilian in me believes in color, short skirts, small bikinis and cleavage.
I went to Fiji by myself, and I couldn't feel safer. They have gun control and most of all, they are a peaceful community. Everybody is very welcoming and helpful. If you ask for directions, they right away offer to accompany and guide you to your destination.
So if you dream about going to South Pacific, Fiji is a paradise! And you will have more than 300 islands to explore! I only had time to go to Viti Levu, so I landed in Nadi. I stayed in Pacific Harbour and had the chance to visit Suva and its museum. I guess there is not need to say that Fiji will be in my heart forever!!
It is hard to keep a blog, but here I am again, with a big desire of turning on my creative mode!
I will not make big plans. I will only follow the flow and to start; I will share some designs that I just created. I am quite excited, and I hope you like it too!
I designed the print and there is a variety of products that is can be put on. You can see it all at Mfashionart.threadless.com
The Tuxedo or Smoking jacket as it is known in Europe and Brazil, was created one hundred years ago by Henry Poole; a visionary tailor capable of creating a Dinner jacket that has ruled strong for more than one hundred and fifty years symbolizing high society, class and elegance.
This is a jacket that was and somehow still is a social class definer with psychological impact, considering that during the depression days the Tuxedo was symbol of hope for better days as well as empowered women in the 60’s.
There are two different explanations for the dinner jacket designed by Henry Poole to be traditionally called “Tuxedo” in the United States; and the two versions have one thing in common. They all point to the men from The Tuxedo Park Club in New York, as the first ones in United States to wear the English creation.
So, the Tuxedo has traveled a long way from Henry Poole’s tailor shop in Savile Row to the world; throughout more than a century. Henry Poole never saw his design cross the Atlantic and be “baptized” with as Tuxedo; he died in 1876 leaving behind a powerful and well respected business to be run by his cousin Samuel Cundey.
Today Henry Poole & Co is still a family owned business maintained by Angus Cundey and his son Simon, on the same street that Henry Poole once designed a jacket inspired by his love for tailoring and desire to produce nothing less than the best.
additional Images from: getkempt.com,