Week 7 to Week 8 | Sourcing Accessories and Creating a Mood Board.

Hello, Bonjour, Barev – To everyone around the world ! We are having a Special Mid Week Post on TheLifeOfRhy today. Keeping you all up to date with Fashion week Progress, Today’s Post highlights the importance of sourcing Accessories from … Continue reading

Spreading the Christmas Love | Free Shipping* on All Shourouk Necklaces | Offer Ends Tonight 10pm

Happy Hump Day Everyone !

There’s Only a Week Left Until Christmas, One of my Favourite Holidays of the Year so I’m going to Spread the Christmas Love with a Special Offer to you all.

I was so relieved and pleased with how well The weekend Markets worked out, as well as all the positive feedback I received, that I’ve Decided to give Free Shipping* on All Shourouk Orders within Australia.

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Our Gorgeous Model Mona Lisa wearing our Shourouk Jewels, one of the hottest accessories on the market right now.

This Stunning Necklace can add Colour to any Outfit or even be that Perfect Christmas Gift you’ve been looking for.

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Order Now to Receive by Next Week, Offer Ends Tonight at 10pm.

 

How to Order :

Simple fill out the Order Form Below and we will Send you an invoice and Shipping Details..

As there are limited numbers in stock, it will be First in Best Dressed… LITERALLY… so HURRY !

Please note: Prices do not include Shipping costs, However Today until 10pm we have Free Shipping on offer to all Australia Orders –

We also Ship internationally, however please keep in mind the fees.

Shourouk Necklace | $29.99

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xo Much Love,

Yours Truly

 

*Free Shipping is on offer for Australia Wide orders on Shourouk Necklaces only.

TGIF, RATAVOSI IS HAVING IT’S FIRST PROMO SALE ! | GET 10% OFF ON ALL ORDERS OVER $35

We’re having a Flash Sale this afternoon at Ratavosi ! Get 10% off on all orders over $35 today using SHIP40 Promo Code , ( Shipping not included ) Simply Click Here to visit our Shop and Follow the instruction … Continue reading

Bienvenido De Nuevo | Accessories | Leather Splice Makeup Bag

This is, by far, one of my most favourite Fun pieces in the accessories Collection. The front of this bag has a beautiful multi-coloured Mexican poncho fabric, which is appliqued with pom poms and braid. The back of this bag … Continue reading

Bienvenido De Nuevo | Accessories | Shourouk Necklace

Shourouk Jewels are one of the hottest accessories on the market right now, and this Season Ratavosi has you covered with this Stunning Shourouk Statement Necklace. How to Order : Simple fill out the Order Form on this post. As … Continue reading

Bienvenido De Nuevo | Accessories | Ayva Necklace

The Ayva Necklace How to Order : Simple fill out the Order Form under the photograph of the accessory you would like to purchase. Please note: Prices do not include Shipping costs – We do Ship internationally, however please keep … Continue reading

Bienvenido De Nuevo | Accessories | The Ayva Earring

As Part of Our Collection we have these Gorgeous Jewelled Earrings. Available in two Colours, Pink and Yellow – These Little Beauties Offer the final touch to any outfit ESPECIALLY our very own “B-D-Nuevo” Collection Pieces. How to Order : … Continue reading

Bienvenido De Nuevo | And the Fiesta Begins at Ratavosi !

Ola Everyone ! The Fiesta begins at Ratavosi today with the release of my Mexican Inspired Commercial Collection, “Bienvendio de Nuevo”. It consists of Bold, Bright pieces that are affordable, for everyday wear, yet still maintain their exclusivity. This Collection … Continue reading

Mon LOD ! My little orange dress …

You often here the term LBD or little black dress and how much of a wardrobe staple just one garment can be. However, from my recent adventure to Los Angeles I found myself something a little different, a little brighter, … Continue reading

Wonderful weekend <3

Crazy busy weekend, such beautiful and unforgettable moments with the people I love, and a splash of shopping !

That pretty much sums up my weekend…

Saturday morning began with a mad rush to our local “mall” as mum and I quickly tried to get some super important pre-christening errands done.

I was feeling very drained from the work week, struggling to get out of bed and get to it, so I thought I’d try and refresh myself for a big day ahead by adding a fresh pop to my outfit.

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Nothing screams BRIGHT louder than a neon multi-coloured cross appliqued across your chest on a sheer pastel.

Add a neon textured scarf to it and VOILA you’re shining “bright like a diamond”.

Do we love it ?!

Limping around with my knee I just couldn’t resist ! I had to stop by at Betts,and well… we all know what happens when I stop by at Betts Smile

YAY – Brought new shoes ! *smiles like a loser*

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With my knee, back problems and all, These shoes don’t actually have much of a high heel AND are a great spring/summer style that go with pretty much anything in the wardrobe.

Love the wood and thick black strap design – Cannot wait to take these babies on a Test run.

Shopping was over – we quickly headed home so that I could get my face and hair “did” for our beautiful baby Alex’s christening and First birthday !

Half a can of hairspray and 40 minutes of makeup later, it was dress time !

It seems that when I have important functions there is always something wrong with at least one part of my body, but it’s okay no panic here, we just keep our fashion face on !

For this look I meshed formal with confidence and comfort and with that I present to you the beautiful Saskia Maxi from Zen clothing !

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A gorgeous blue and yellow print, elasticated waist, gold embellished high scoop neck and halter cut.

It was just perfect for all my “body” problems.

I wanted to hide my legs,thanks to knee surgery they were uneven and slightly muscle-less, so the smartest way to do it was with a maxi !

As the dress already had a gold embellishment on the neck, Accessorising it was easier than ever.

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we added one of these babies.

Gold plated waist belt.

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Completely on-trend and very easy to find.

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After the gold comes the nude !

Nude beginnings ?!

Add a big envelope bag made from textured material to dress it up.

and instead of cluttering the look with bangles and bracelets, I just did it simple with a tortoise-shell like Fossil watch.

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and finally the shoes.

Usually I would dazzle it up with a pair of platforms but due to my knee I found the perfect pair of not-so-casual flats.

Thankyou Therapy and my Boss for helping me hunt these down !

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Snakeskin detailed straps.

and a little heel so the back and knees don’t cry.

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Now we were ready to go to the church for the christening.

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Congratulations Little one on this very special day, you have a whole life ahead of you an we are so happy to be apart of your life – Sharing every little step you take.

After the Church comes the reception of course !

The wonderful parents and Godparents or Alex did a tremendous job at decorating.

Every Child’s heaven.

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Wonderful weekend. Complete.

 

 

I’m off to bed lovers, xoxo

Goodnight all over the world, Lights out

 

Much love

Yours Truly

RHYversusWORLD

Father’s Day, Melbourne Trip , Stylist’s Outfits, 4 things I’d never leave the house without and Many More !!!

Hello Beautiful people I’m baaaaaaaAACCCKKKK !!

Now where did I leave you guys ? I think it was fathers day right ?

Well I hope everyone had a great Father’s day, because I know I sure did !

It was such a beautiful warm sunny day, so my father and I adventured out to the Windsor markets along with my brother and his wife.

Beautiful vintage clothing, quaint finds, farm fresh fruit and vegies, spices, wooden dollhouses, freshly baked breads and sweets – it was like a town of it’s own – very different to the Sydney City. We then set out for a lovely walk down by the Hawkesbury River.

I love going to markets, no mater what location they are in. It’s a good way to see unique things, young talents, or even a smaller dose of something regular !

My favourite boutique from the Windsor markets was this cute vintage-style clothing stall called Indi Rose.

Here’s a little snap

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Not having quite a market fix yet – we head back to Rouse Hill Town Centre for their monthly Sydney Boutique Markets.

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The cutest baby clothing stalls, inspirations hard goods, and plenty of fashion and accessories !

One of my favourites was this really cool accessories stall – Doury accessories !

Now when I first saw the pieces laid out on the stalls tables, besides thinking my goodness how elaborate and extravagant, I thought my goodness that would be so heavy !

As I reached down to pick it up, it was the complete opposite ! The pieces were in fact ,very lightweight, and very soft laser cut leather !!

So creative !

 

Peacock Necklace - $65

such pretty designs !

Chantilly Orchid Necklace - $95

 

Quill Necklace - $30

Ranging from $20 – $95 why not splurge on something innovative like this next time you need to purchase a new accessory !

To visit her the website simply click this link : http://www.doury.com.au/

or email amy@doury.com for any orders and enquiries.

Now if you’d like to know where they’ll be in the coming month here is a list of their locations.

THE ROCKS MARKET
Every Saturday & Sunday

MOSMAN MARKETS
Saturday 1st September

PALM BEACH MARKETS
Sunday 23rd September

BIZARRE BAZAAR POP UP
Thursday 20th September 5-9pm

HANDMADE CANBERRA MARKETS
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th September

xxx Enjoy !

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MELBOURNE TRIP ❤

So as you know, I recently went to Melbourne to sort out some business, visit some friends, retail therapy and of course SPRING FASHION WEEK.

The night before Melbourne was hectic, I had a lot of design work to do – Top secret project ❤

and I only really finished everything and cleaning up by about 11.

I guess packing wasn’t so hard when I had actually literally bought my outfit a MONTH AGO ! hahaha

I’m not even kidding, the jacket I wore, I saw it, picked it up and immediately thought, this is EXACTLY what I’ll wear to Fashion week … and about 5 minutes later, I swiped my card and the machine spat out my receipt – BRILLIANT !

Mum and I arrived Monday morning to the airport and just as checked in for our flight and went passed the security I finally saw where Victoria’s Secret in Australia had been set-up !

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For those of you outside Australia, in the US, who have Victoria’s Secret in just about every mall… you are so damn lucky !!

I ran in expecting to go nuts at all the bra’s on my WANT list… and no bras …. everything but the bra’s.

Body mists and lotions, sure ! handbags, wallets and sunnies, yerp ! even underwear.. in fact everything but the bra’s…

Though I must say it is still pretty good for those ( like me ) who need a quick fix and replacement every now and then !

❤ ❤ ❤

Tuesday –
Retail Therapy and Fashion show time !!

So I have been quite impatiently waiting for Topshop to open in Sydney, and well the most exciting part of the morning was heading down to Melbourne’s Chapel Street for some awesome Retail Therapy.

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Top shop had a great range of studded/spiked bags, shoes, boots and just really damn good collections all over the store – I went crazy when i walked in actually, because I kept seeing things I liked and didn’t know whether to start from the left, the right or what.. blaaaaa !

I actually really liked the accessories range that top shop had and I bought myself a beautiful new cuff ❤

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Surprisingly I didn’t buy much though, Oh I’m so proud of myself – I really am ! hahaha I usually come back with double luggage and plenty of carry on !

OH and there were so many trends I saw !

1 – the neon’s, were still in,

2 – the pastels not far behind them.

3 – Mullet- high/low tops and dresses,

4 – Floral printed Jackets, tops, dresses,  and Denim and reflective graphic print tees in bold bright colours.

5 – *Embellished collars*,

6 – soft summer relaxed knits and

7 – STUDS, SPIKES AND MORE STUDS&SPIKES !…

[[and guess what my new pair of shoes have on them… SPIKES – ohh yeahhhh !!! ( Trend spikes posts coming soon )]]

Right opposite Topshop, was something a little more familiar.

URBAN by Target.

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Urban by Target is Target’s new smaller store format, that gives city shoppers access to a specifically tailored selection of Target’s great style.

It’s located at 500 Chapel Street, Melbourne so why not head by for  the best of Target’s fashionable ladies wear, footwear, accessories, intimate apparel, kids wear and babywear, as well as a small range of menswear.

…and I chose to play dress-ups ❤

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Grazia’s range for Hot options – A beautiful light turquoise sheer shirt with contrasting White collar,and tab. For more on-trend detail there was studs on the collar – I LOVED IT !

If you would like to purchase this top or would like to view it in colour simply click here

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There was also this super-cute Boucle turquoise and gold dress by Grazia !

I absolutely loved this one as you can easily dress it up !

It comes with a gold belt, so you can chuck on a pair of gold heels or pastel colour blocked wedges and a matching bag and off you go. or you can dress it down with some sandals and a loose knit cardigan. It’s perfect for summer !It kind of reminds me of a classy summer lunch dress ❤

to purchase this dress simply click here

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Before I even tried this dress on, I was completely sold !

It’s the perfect lightweight summer dress !

You can dress it up with some black or coloured wedges. The trick with picking what colours to match it with lies solely in the colours of the dress. You can never go wrong with you stick with hues within the print. For example with this dress, A turquoise, or purple even a nice pink would have matched perfectly if you didn’t ant to stick to the black that was already a given by the included belt !

After strolling and shopping down Chapel Street we then headed to a secret location – the MDP Jewels den  to check out Matthew Pourhags new range of Fashion jewellery and accessories.

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Rose gold finds ❤

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lots of colourful necklaces and unique earrings and necklaces.

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AND he recently launched his new add-on … *Clothing * hooraaa

and guess who was the first to try on and buy… oh yeah..

me = ]

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I absolutely loved this top from the second I laid eyes on it !

It’s a chic, classic black and white top.

My favourite – with a collar, an embellished black collar with metal plates !

It also has shoulder pads for some extra Ooomph ladies AND  The back is longer than the front.

I love this style of mullet top not only because it has my favourite – an embellished/collar but because the length of the shorter front isn’t a ridiculous midriff length.

It’s a nice balanced mullet ( so if you’re conscious of that ass ladies– this is the top to buy ! )

It’s selling for $79.95 with only a few sizes left guys, so if you like it – get in quick and BUY IT.

Here’s the DEETS !

WHERE : facebook.com/MDPjewels

or email Matthew on sales@mdpjewels.com.au

for other business enquiries call : 0401 512 748

 

After all that shopping, we had to head home and it was time to put or fashion week outfits on and strut out !

Here’s our shots from fashion week !

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The next nine shots are from couturing.com – thought I’d chase up some non-blurry frontal shots.

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Click ! Click ! Click

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We snapped the man who looks like the guy from The devil wears Prada !

hahaha

 

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the final walk !

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Bianca and I at Melbourne Town Hall for Spring Fashion week !

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Our goodie Bags !

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Mum and I ❤

In her beautiful vintage pink Suit set !

 

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Casually “Streeting” it out !

FINALLY TIME FOR OUTFIT 13 !

FLORAL BLAZER | SO EXCITING !

Floral Print Blazers are SO HOT RIGHT NOW !!!!!

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So lately I have been getting into buying blazers, no not just your plain ones but florals, neons and anything that stands out !

I mentioned earlier in the post that I had chosen my outfit – right well this is that beautiful blazer I was rambling on and on about !

It is coincidently from the Grazia range at Target. IT is a gorgeous tailored fit with a single breasted design and contrasting black  collar and welt pockets.

This blazer is the highlight of the beginning of MY SPRING !

There are so many colours within the pattern that is is actually so easy to match things to it.

Turquoise, lime, fuchsia, purple, mint, yellow ! all of which are so easy to find and are available in pretty much any store !

With styling this outfit, I chose black bottoms because we all know how much I hate choosing/buying/trying on bottoms and comfortable black summer wedge heels.

I was originally going to wear a plain black top underneath but instead decided to go with my “out there” option i had brought along from sydney.

My plain lime green top.

I chose this top because it contrasted well with the black and crazy floral pattern and it was also easy to accessorise, as you can see I have put on my long orange beaded necklace.

The lime green top is actually quite easy to find – just have a look at any of the stores/boutiques in the shopping centre.

It’s quite on trend and in demand so someone has got to have one that tickles your fancy.

If you still can’t find one – head over to Supre’, Bardot, Sports girl or Target.

To purchase this Blazer simply click here

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I also wore my new coral pink coloured lipstick = ]

Here are Bianca and I showing off our pink shades – oh yeahhhh !

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Just being all classy and that !

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❤ you bianxxx

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Mum and I with an elephant !

There were so many of them around the City so we though why not ?!

and well… we pretty much head home for some nice dessert and again to pack to be off in the morning !

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Bye Bye Melbourne – We will be back again soon

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5 Things I never leave the house without !

So the past few years I’ve realised that these 4 items NEVER EVER come out of my back– even when I’m switching bags – they come along !!

and no I’m not talking about your phone, makeup, your wallet, or them keys !

Here’s my FOUR !

# 1 – Band-Aid Tough Strips – fabric sterile strips |

why ? | Because you never know which part of your shoe will annoy you AND the normal plastic Band-Aids don’t do anything for you, they easily come off making your sore worse !

I always apply mine the second I put my foot in my shoe – and wherever feels annoying I BANDAID IT – oh yeahh…

#2 – Mints – Because sometimes we don’t know what we’ll have to eat and who we’ll have to meet up with afterwards !

#3 Hand Sanitiser – Because you never know what you’re going to have to touch ! [yes I’m a massive germ-a-phobe]

#4 Body wipes – Because you may need to refresh after a long day

TRUST ME – I’m totally NOT crazy = ]

 

VFNO

So last night I went to Vogue’s Fashion night out !

It was a great night – plenty of music and Dj’s, food and drinks, Topless models, lots of fashion and great sales as well as some famous faces!!

Unfortunately my battery went flat so I don’t have any pictures at all besides this one from Sports girl !

I absolutely loved this when I saw it ! So cute and the perfect dog for the Pastel Trend ha ha !

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The weather was beautiful, nice and warm and not too much wind either and that brings me to my outfit

A quick little Stylist’s outfit 12 – casual yet pretty !

I actually wore this dress to Vogue’s fashion night out last night with a black cardigan and sandals.

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( Sorry – I don’t have full body shots because my battery ran out – boo hoo!)

As you can see, that’s my loose knit cardigan – perfect for summer. It’s very lightweight which means that if it gets even hotter you don’t have to take it off and carry it around. It actually kept me even cooler and it was quite hot in the city yesterday.

I’ve also worn my Fuchsia Bourgeois lipstick with this outfit.

for shoes, a comfortable pair of sandals or flats.

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For a bag – I took my new black and white tote that I also bought from the Urban store.

It also comes in another colour way – beige, coral and white.

to purchase colour way 1 click here (black)

to purchase colour way 2 click here ( coral)

If you are not a Tote kind of person this beautiful colour ways also come in a clutch style.

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to purchase coral clutch click here

to purchase beige clutch click here

 

It has been a fantastic month at TLOR and there is so much more going on !

 

I can’t wait to share some SURPRISES with you guys VERY SOON !

 

Well that’s all for now

and if you have any questions you know EXACTLY where to contact me !

Just click the contact Tab on the top right corner

AND ALSO something NEW you will notice is the “Collections” Tab.

This Tab links you to all my collections – so you can view them over and over and over again… BUT my S/S 13 Campaign is still not up !

That’s part of the big surprise launch I informed you guys of in my S/S 13 Video Teaser

in case you missed it here it is !

Nostalgic Nuances _ S/S 13

 

xxxx Much love, Yours Truly

RHYversusWORLD

Let Fashion Show Your Beautiful Side| Anya Sarre

Anya Sarre from ShoeDazzle.com Contributes to thelifeofrhy.com

Let Fashion Show Your Beautiful Side

Women are bombarded everyday with slick magazine covers of perfect women looking stunning in today’s fashions. The reality is that most of these women have the same flaws as everyday woman. Today, you can learn to love your body and feel confident and beautiful with the right clothes and accessories whether you’re tall or short, skinny or curvy. Beauty comes in all sizes, colours, and shapes!

Candy Couture

Pastels, bright colours, bold, and whimsical prints are the highlights of this summer’s fashion trends. Not to be ignored is the breezy and spunky bohemian look with a chic flair. Choosing a great handbag and the right women’s shoes will smooth out that great outfit. A great outfit will make you feel confident and ready to take on the world. Feeling confident should be a 2012 summer movement allowing all women to bring out their inner fashionista for the world to see.

Ms. Glam

Neon colours are also going to be all the rage. These fun colours along with a fabulous pair of shoes to match are sure to make you feel upbeat and outgoing. Don’t be afraid to be daring and bold with a little colour this summer. Nudes and beiges are fabulous and soft, but step out of the box and show summer what you’re made of.

One of this summer’s hottest colours is bright orange! If you’re a curvy woman, choosing a slightly tailored dress or pant suit in a soft pastel or small floral print will give you a slimmed look. Show the world that you can still wear orange by adding an orange handbag and heels. You will love how you feel with some bold colour accents. Accents make an outfit and you make it absolutely gorgeous!

San Torini

Maxi dresses are fantastic for women of all sizes. These flirty, long, flowing dresses will make you feel both comfortable and chic. Large, soft floral prints compliment any figure. Choose a smaller handbag and low heels that will keep your look breezy and carefree.

Have fun this summer and step out of your comfort zone by trying something new and trendy. When you feel beautiful, you project that confidence onto others and they will see your beauty too. Step it up a notch with fun prints and bold colours. When you look good, you feel good, but when you look great, there’s nothing you can’t do. The new you is waiting, so lets show her off to summer!

Anya Sarre

Photo-shoot Prep | Rainy day outside but a rather sunny one at T.L.O.R Headquarters !

Woke up this morning and let’s be honest – who didn’t want to go back to bed with the weather being so S#!t ????? As you could of imagined what was supposed to be a bright summer awakening started to feel like a rather sluggish wintery morning! BUT that didn’t necessarily mean a fun days of work wasn’t about to begin.

Here at T.L.O.R head quarters I have been busy expanding the RATAVOSI men’s and women’s collection with additional women’s looks for our Amore Amore Photo-shoot.

I’ve been crazily sourcing props and accessories from all over the place as well as locations to give the right touch to all our looks.

In fact, Perfect Timing for Valentine’s Day !!!!

Mid last week, I ordered a cute red wide brimmed hat and some cat eye sunnies to go with the “midnight rendezvous dress” (oh and a pair of white ear muffs JUST FOR FUN hahaha)– what felt like a knock and run today, brightened mine and my best friends day.

2 brown parcels from ASOS… oh yes oh yess !! Happily tearing apart the boxes, there they were ! It always feels so exciting and rewarding when you get a parcel at the door, I love the feeling, it almost feels like it’s your birthday ha !

And well knowing the two of us ( the usual ) decided to do a silly little luvo session with the new pieces.

Just a regular day at the office. Check it out  haha
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Wearing My very own RATAVOSI “Sinuous Senorita Jacket” being all snobby and that with my best friend in one of my wardrobe favourites, my biker vest with a fur collar and of course our accessories from ASOS, Red hat, cat eye sunnies and our fluffy white ear muffs.
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I’m so classy that sometimes I do This and she just smiles. REDHOTEVIL VS PRETTYSNOWANGEL.
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Oh and I also forgot to mention that while I’m classy I also B.O.L – BLAARRRRRR OUT LOUD and she pouts innocently ofcourse.
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Showing off the non-viciously-torn side of the parcels hahaha

xxxx Much love, Yours Truly
RHYversusWORLD