SoulCal&Co – Wisemans Ferry Adventure !

A few months back I was absolutely itching to get away from anything urban !

I wanted to draw myself away from the City life and be completely isolated in a very rural, very quiet place.

So where did we decide to go This time ?

My boyfriend and I decided to head out to Wisemans !

A wrong turn here and there, loss of navigation and reception, the “SOS only” sign popping on your screen Could only mean one thing right ? FREAK-THE-HELLL-OUT-YOU-ARE-LOST in somewhere that APPLE-CAN’T-EVEN-FIND-YOU !!! hahaha… !!!!

Ten minutes of driving.. only GREEN, GREEN, FENCE, GREEN, OLD CEMETERY, MORE GREEN ! We finally get to a park/grounds entrance where dozens of tents and caravans were set-up !

Where the hell were we !? We were right in the middle of none other than the St.Albans Folk Festival !

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We didn’t really get much involved with the festival, we were too determined to get away from crowds and loud noises.

So we walked through the old park and found a path leading to a very secret, very isolated location.

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Completely at peace.

Such a beautiful place to be.

Fresh air, hardly any noise and a brilliant view.

NOW I could finally photograph my boho ensemble !

The funny thing was I blended in perfectly with the folk Festival.

Completely coincidental !

 

Brand of the day – SoulCal&Co !

If you haven’t heard of Soul Cal they are a UK lifestyle fashion brand designed for the very laid back male and female with California in their Soul.

It’s inspired by the carefree California way of life as well as keeping the sun,sea and surf at mind.

Their pieces reflect Californian culture through the use of their retro prints, and washed out colours, reminiscent of 70’s album covers and posters.

The piece I got my hands on has a very beautiful paisley print on it with colours of red, navy and deep turquoise blue.

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As you can see in the image I’ve style it with the basic black and brown palette choice that works quite well with the boho-style vibe.

I picked a braided “vintage look” belt to tie at the waist. Something to style it up with I guess.

That particular belt came with one of my other dresses but in general, thin braided belts are quite easy to come across and are also quite cheap.

You can get a cheap one like the one below for $15 from Target if you get super desperate and don’t find anything.

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The boots I’ve chosen have a very western, boho vibe.

They have tassels on them and look something like this.

However, Any scrunched ankle high/mid high boot with the western stitch detail and cut would be suitable.

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It was quite a cold day so I was wearing leggings with this dress and also a Cardi.

I chose this cardigan in particular because it was very beachy with it’s loose knit open weave design.

They are the kinds of things I look at for detail when styling up garments for a particular subculture/trend.

If this paisley print tickled your fancy, you can take a look at Soul Cal’s range of clothing for men and women available at USC  – simply Click here.

 

xxxx Much Love,

Yours Truly

RHYversusWORLD

Blog Contributors | Get on Trend for 2013

Hello my lovely subscribers !

I know the weather today is crap, depressing and maybe a little scary for some but well let’s try and look at the positives’ today – At least you can spend some time lounging around the house and reading my blog right ! hahaha

Every now and then I allow contributor posts on my blog, The one I have for you today has been written by Catherine Lavinia, a freelancer in advertising and marketing. So before I leave you to this post wherever you are in the world today, I hope you’re having a safe yet fun Saturday !

xxxx Much Love, Rhaya

Get on-trend for 2013  !

While high fashion may do well on the start of year catwalks, predicting which will be the key looks to filter down to the high street can be difficult. Surprisingly, popular looks from recent seasons include the Peplum, which exploded onto the high street in 2011 and has not lost any momentum as we passed through 2012. In terms of shoes, creepers and the more elegant creeper style platforms have been massive on the streets as fashion continues to reclaim the sixties via the nineties.

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oo la la ! We LOVE peplum !

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So what’s going to be big this year?

Let’s find out what the key predictions are for 2013:

Paisley might be the only print to be seen in for 2013. Try a paisley-print cotton sundress for when the weather warms up, or a slick shirt teamed with mannish trousers to work two trends at once.
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Don’t panic: if paisley isn’t your thing, you can choose between geometric or floral prints to stay on trend. Fashion icons should be Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton (as well as the women of Mad Men) and look out for citrus colour prints for the ultimate homage to sixties fashion.

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Floor-length gowns are going to be big this year and creating an elegant silhouette is going to be key. This season’s dresses have to go all the way down to the ground. Look out for kimono-style gowns for the ultimate in opulence.

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Olsen Love Inspired saved this photograph to their profile. More than 29 StyleSaints retore this photograph. White kimono deep v neck dress, gold cuff, mary-kate olsen ​.
Oh my Goth! Goth continues to be influential this year but don’t let it get you down. Colours are black and white, obviously, and choose leather to maximise the 50 Shades of Grey influence.

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Let’s go on a space odyssey as all things futuristic and sci-fi enter our collective fashion consciousness. Think metallic, still trending from 2012,Ziggy Stardust, glitter, and try some silver shades for you footwear.

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Well I hope that covered it for you all and has inspired more wardrobe fun and style for ‘13

xo Catherine Lavinia !