Clarity | noun / the quality or state of being clear. Lucidity 

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White Lace and Tan ruffles

Thick gold Chain Necklace

Crisp

White Lace Shirt

Elegantly Casual

Burgundy Nails

Tan Detailed ruffle Skirt

Gold and Snakeskin splice sandals

Top knot Bun

Light Smokey Eyes

Nude Lips

White/snake envelope

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Beautiful colour combo !

 

 

p.s – Pinch and a Punch for the First day of the month !

 

xoxo Much Love,

Yours Truly

 

RHYversusWORLD

Casual Fridays ! Laced in Desire.

Look #5

Ratavosi – The Label.

Spring/Summer ‘13

Laced in Desire. Casual Fridays

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Open back Triangle

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contrast raw silk and textured silk cotton cardigan with cap sleeves and double collar.

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Simple Laced bodice

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Hair and Makeup Done by Charntae – Check out and like her Facebook page here

Photography done by Yasmine Parker @ 000photography. Click the link for full website of click here for the Facebook page.

Accessories | Coco Liberace

Platform Modelling Agency | Jordan Kain

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Business Inquiries welcome | rhaya.ratavosi@hotmail.com

 

xoxo Much Love,

Yours Truly

RHYversusWORLD

Rapt in a Reverie , Sweet Serenity | Fresh For a Thursday

Look #4

Ratavosi – The Label.

Spring/Summer ‘13

Fresh for a Thursday

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gorgeous pleated detail.

Chunky gold Chain necklace from Coco Liberace

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Rapt in a Reverie Top

Serenity Skirt

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Sexy open back !

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bringing out the Parasol

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Harmony Splice Crop Jacket

 

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Hair and Makeup Done by Charntae – Check out and like her Facebook page here

Photography done by Yasmine Parker @ 000photography. Click the link for full website of click here for the Facebook page.

Accessories | Coco Liberace

Platform Modelling Agency | Jordan Kain

Stay tuned and be sure to subscribe here if you want to be the first to see it all !

Business Inquiries welcome | rhaya.ratavosi@hotmail.com

 

xoxo Much Love, Yours Truly

RHYversusWORLD

Deadly Nuances Wednesday

Look #3

Ratavosi – The Label.

Spring/Summer ‘13

Deadly Nuances Dress

 

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High – Stand Collar – Asian inspired

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open V-back

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Beautiful embroidered Bodice

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Leather Laced splcied front to back

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Love this shot ! 000photography YASMINE YOU ARE AMAZING !!!!

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Really Dark, nostalgic, sexy

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Hair and Makeup Done by Charntae – Check out and like her Facebook page here

Photography done by Yasmine Parker @ 000photography. Click the link for full website of click here for the Facebook page.

Platform Modelling Agency | Jordan Kain

Stay tuned and be sure to subscribe here if you want to be the first to see it all !

Business Inquiries welcome | rhaya.ratavosi@hotmail.com

Timeless Tuesdays

Look #2

Ratavosi – The Label.

Spring/Summer ‘13

Timeless Tuesdays.

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Pique cotton Bodysuit with stand collar, zip through back and silk bottom.

Beautifully worn under my very gorgeous tea-stain vintage ombre jumpsuit

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V cut front, Beautifully pleated.

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Hair and Makeup Done by Charntae – Check out and like her Facebook page here

Photography done by Yasmine Parker @ 000photography. Click the link for full website of click here for the Facebook page.

Accessories | Coco Liberace

Platform Modelling Agency | Jordan Kain

Stay tuned and be sure to subscribe here if you want to be the first to see it all !

Business Inquiries welcome | rhaya.ratavosi@hotmail.com

Melancholic Mondays

It’s MONDAYYYY !!!!

A Few weeks back I promised to bring to you all my Ratavosi label Spring/Summer photo-shoot pictures.

So to kick off this work week I present to you look 1 !

Scroll and you shall see !

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A very chilli Morning !

After Hair and makeup we set out super early to a rather unusual place for a photo-shoot.

A Cemetery.

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I’d always wanted to do a shoot like this so I guess inspiration and collection was perfect for it.

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Pure Genuine Leather, the softest and best quality one can get.

Structured Fully lined Peplum Jacket with laced centre front panel detail. Fully functional zips on both sides and removable centre front panel.

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Ombre treated, sheer lace, pleated, pencil skirt with Leather waistband.

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Hair and Makeup Done by Charntae – Check out and like her Facebook page here

Photography done by Yasmine Parker @ 000photography. Click the link for full website of click here for the Facebook page.

Ring and Accessories | Coco Liberace

Platform Modelling Agency | Jordan Kain

 

 

 

Everyday this week I’ll Post one look from it !

So Stay tuned and be sure to subscribe here if you want to be the first to see it all !

Business Inquiries welcome | rhaya.ratavosi@hotmail.com

Goodmorning it’s Sunday !

Good morning Sydney and beautiful subscribers worldwide !

Happy Sunday to you all !

The weather here in Sydney isn’t looking its best today but oh boy it was super hot yesterday !

So Hot that my best friend and I headed down to our favourite beach had a beautiful lunch at our favourite place (lifesaver cafe – the most scrumptious satay chicken wrap you will ever had !!!!) and even managed to stroll down and visit some amazing boutiques ( post coming soon).

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Checkout our pictures below and see what we wore on this sizzling hot spring day.

Brought to you by one of my besties favourite brands LEE.

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She wears  the Born Free cut out Muscle Tank.

Such a great edgy, festival piece paired with your Lee denim cut-offs to give you a hot spring look.

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It has an awesome cut out low scoop back and laser cut details all over the garment with a cool American Eagle placement !!!

WE LOVE IT !

Top : $59.95 from Lee

Denim cut-offs Also from Lee

 

I wear something with the same kind of festival vibe, just a little bit different.

I’m wearing a cool skull and lace detailed racer back tank. (which you totally can’t see much of) Loose fit for that hot spring/summer day and an Urban Originals Hat.

I think people underestimate the hat alot -  It’s such a wonderful piece to accessorise with especially if you are going to spend time under the sun.

You can look hot and be cautious at the same time !

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I’ve thrown on just a basic loose knit Cardigan to cover up from the sun as I am on some new skincare and medication for my acne which I will also share with you below !

Top: not quite sure – it’s a perk from work !

Cardigan : Target Knits

Hat: Urban Originals Australia.

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(whistling because the hat said so!)

Yesterday was extremely hot – At some point it was 30 degrees !!!… That’s pretty hot for the first week of spring guys. (but it was soooo lovely ! )

As the weather gets warmer we must all remember to SLIP SLOP SLAP right ? I have been trying this new skincare product. -For those of you who don’t know – I have had trouble with my skin and acne for a very long time. I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING…. Well NUMEROUS THINGS !!!! and they just don’t work.

I’ve tried dozens of antibiotics, topical medication, the pill, proactive, lots of different products and medicine but nothing has shown more results than ZO skin health by Zein Obagi. This has probably got to be the most expensive skincare I have ever bought but I must say my skin feels good, my face feels good, and everything is slowly going away, it is doing wonders ! AND the great thing is that even if you don’t have acne it is still very good for your skin.

Now, because there products are expensive my local chemist had a giftpack promotion, so I thought I’d give it a go and I suggest the same to anyone who is going to try it.

My Experience :

It is my second week using this product and I’m not going to lie, within the first couple of days of using it, I was already feeling good.

The pack I bought has an exfoliating cleanser, this is the first step. When I say exfoliating I don’t mean harsh granules of sand rubbing against your skin making it all red and horrible. It is a smooth clear gel with little beads that explode or get mushed whilst you are applying it. It does a wonderful job at clearing any dirt and oil from your face and doesn’t leave it feeling dry.

The next step, (also in the pack) Offects, TE pads Acne Pore Treatment. This product Reduces sebum production, removes dead skin cells and deep-cleans congested pores using 2% salicylic acid. It has special Botanical extracts that calm inflammation and soothe irritation, it’s Recommended for oily skin and breakouts. You simply wipe your face with one of these focusing on problem areas until the pad starts to get dry.

This third product I LOVVVVVEEEEEE !!!!!! It is the Oclipse sunscreen and primer spf30 duo ! I use it under my foundation and it gives me an even coverage as well as insanely protecting my skin from that harsh sun.

I have been using these products every day and can already see such great differences. I have few acne popping up here and there, and all that’s left are the blemishes, and that will slowly fade away with the use of ZO skin healths products.

If you don’t know of a good primer or moisturiser to use for your skin, I absolutely recommend this to everyone ! Anyone at any age can use it, you can wear it under your foundation or on its own. It ahs plenty of vitamins and nutrients and your skin will love you for looking after it.

They have a great range of products dedicated to anti-aging, skin health and acne so please do check out the rest of their products. Click here to visit their site.

 

 

Well, I’m off for Some Sunday fun regardless of the weather !

Stay tuned this week as I finally bring you the shots from spring/summer !

xxxx Much love,

Yours Truly

RHYversusWORLD

Neon Lace <3 | My Sister in Law’s wardrobe

neonNEONneonNEON…!!!

So if you haven’t already guessed, today’s trend topic is NEON. Below is my lovely sister-in-law sporting this trend.

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Vana wears this BOLD neon lime Lace top from Bardot. It has a super cute black tie up bow at the back and also a very nice timeless scalloped edge on both the hem and sleeves. Matte black A-line mini skirt from label Whitney Eve.

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Accessories !

She has accessorised her look with a big Michael Kors Tote Bag.

She also wear a Silver Jewelled Necklace to tie in the look.

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When accessorising with neon Lace it is important to remember not to overdo the entire outfit.

There is no need to bling it out excessively. Just one simple Necklace will do if the neckline allows it, as there is already a lot going on in not only the lace pattern but the colour too.

Now I know it’s usually a Summer trend, which is now frequently seen on icons and bloggers in the northern hemisphere. ( Wish we were enjoying it with you too boohoo!) but you can always bring it back during winter to add a nice pop of colour to your outfit.

Actress and Blogger Ashley Madekwe recently blogged a similar look.

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Ashley wears a playsuit made from neon lace, faux leather and ruffles. I couldn’t have thought of a better combo in a playsuit myself !

I absolutely love when lace and leather are combined in pieces, it gives it character – it becomes more of a statement piece.

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To purchase Ashley’s Playsuit Simply go to her blog or Click here

To Checkout Ashley’s Blog and to see her other posts Click here !

I have also created A StyleBook on Style Saint dedicated to Neon. Search me, “Rhaya Ratavosi” on stylesaint and it should be on my profile if you scroll down ❤

 

xxxx Much Love,

Yours Truly

RHYversusWORLD

Featured by StyleSaint <3

Hello My Beautiful Subscribers and bloggers !

I hope you have all been well and enjoying the sun while its out here in Sydney ! And for those of you who are experiencing a nice warm Summer right now I ENVY YOU !!!

In fact, I envy all of you who are out and about as we speak ! I recently injured my self quite badly… Been a little MIA but it’s okay as I have been operated on and am on my way to recovery.

I actually return back to work tomorrow, which is quite exciting ! – I cannot wait – I was going a little stir crazy !!!!

I want to talk to you all about a GREAT little genius-of-a-thing-called STYLESAINT.

It’s a brilliant new website dedicated to Fashion and Style, “the go to resource for all things fashion” and the gorgeous genius behind it all is the one and only Allison Beal !

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Here you can be inspired with thousands of fashion images. You can create Style books, Tear Sheets (fashion images), A whole fashion profile and collage of things that you love in fashion. It is a great way to collect images on different trends, subcultures, and even some of your favourite icons. It’s all things fashion and it’s great !

Below you can see a feature on one of my favourite icons: Alexa Chung !

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And guess what… It was inspired by… The Saint Society… ME and a few others too of course ! (See Below)

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Creating Stylebooks and adding images and tear Sheets has never been easier, so Why not give StyleSaint a go and let me know if you like it… www.stylesaint.com oh and while you are there why not check out my page, view my style books on trends and style and subscribe to me.

 

xxxx Much Love, yours Truly

RHYversusWORLD

Getting Intimate with Ratavosi.

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Get A little intimate with me ! Another Exclusive offer !

As we showcased The “Nostalgic Nuances” Collection at the end of last year, we allowed ourselves to stupidly forget just how great and special it was.

Almost every collection I have ever designed and made, I’ve received comments about the dark and mysterious elements within them.

The incredible and unexpected split personality that is present and the very “Ratavosi” style they each have.

So in order to bring it back to life again and because I adore you all ( my subscribers) so much, I am sharing with you another Sneak Peak from my Ratavosi Ready-to-wear Collection.

Both Briefs are vintage styled high waist briefs. Both are Suitable for swimming depending on how daring you are Winking smile

The Black one on the left is  “Madame Lola”. Only available in Black with Contrast Lace insert panels.

The Vintage Tea Stained Brief is the “Nostalgia Brief”. (black bow is a styling item, not included) Mesh insert side panels with stretch lace trim insert.

 

So Spoil a Loved one or even Spoil yourself ?

 

These Items are unique and exclusive, you are guaranteed very few people will have it !

Minimum Quantities.

Be Quick to Email for pre-orders, Inquiries and sizing information.

 

xxxx Much Love, Yours Truly

RHYversusWORLD

Melancholic Aftermath | Made with L<3ve

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#DarkandDeadlyyetabsolutelyamazing.

Today I’m going to share with you guys another one of my loves.

Another very exclusive piece.

The softest leather you would have EVER felt ! Absolute Quality material for an absolute quality garment.

A hot and sexy structured silhouette.

A flat double layered Peplum.

High Neck and Cap sleeves.

Fully lined upper with a very Victorian-style printed lining.

Centre front panel fully corseted.

Unzip the corsetry all off and wear it as a vest.

You can even have it one side zipped up,one side halfway and turn over the neck for a trench-like look

or have it up as is in the picture for a sleek look that will turn heads.

This beautiful, and very exclusive jacket is actually part of My Ratavosi Label’s Nostalgic Nuances Collection.

So Dark, so mysterious… J’adore ca ! …haha I guess that’s why I designed it and Made it with love ❤

 

Let me know what you think !?

 

xxxx Much Love,

Yours Truly

RHYversusWORLD

NOSTALGIC NUANCES_SS/13 RTW VIDEO

So I’ve finally had the time to fix everything up and release it hoooraaaaa !!

As promised – here is the video of my latest collection Nostalgic Nuances. It is a small deluxe ready-to-wear collection.

Luxurious fabrics such as hand ombre’d and treated silks, leathers and lace. Custom-made exclusive embroidered placements , Just pure and genuine beauty and quality TO DIE FOR !

I will be releasing pictures of the collection day by day as usual. To view my previous collection simply click the “Collections” tab on the top right corner of this page.

Now before we skip to the video I’d like to extend a very VERY special thankyou to everyone who has been apart of this collection and putting it together !

Yasmine Parker for her creative vision as always as my photographer – She does amazing photography so if you have an event or an idea in mind do hit her up at 000photography.com.au. She won’t let you down !

John and Nicole Ullo from Coco Liberace for allowing me to use their beautiful accessories ! Absolutely appreciate it. You can view their full collection and website at www.cocoliberace.com

Charntae from RJL studio photography hair and makeup for her amazing support and patience throughout the process and of course hair and makeup.

Diana Dimitriev for being the world’s most perfect assistant EVA ! Really appreciate it dear chook.

Karen Bohosian for assisting us with the shoot. Thanks so much !

My amazing machinist Connie who I still have not stopped thanking – She is a miracle worker !

Jackie Boghossian for making all the stunning embroidery pieces work in a short amount of time– Absolutely beautiful !

and of course the one and only Jordan Kain from platform models who nearly froze her little butt off during our very early photo shoots – thankyou so much for your time, effort and BEAUTY !

Looking forward to working with all of you again in the future … it’s show time now…

http://vimeo.com/user16089753/nostalgicnuances ( click the link to view )

xxxx Much Love,

Yours Truly

RHYversusWORLD