Thursday, 20 October 2016

Work Ready – Ready-to-wear By Woodin

Guest Post by the lovely KAREN KANE

The ready-to-wear collection by Woodin Ghana has got some very fantastic pieces. These pieces range from Office wear to Casual outfits and pretty much, everything you need for any occasion. Since my last blog post about this ready-to wear collection, I have had a lot of positive feedback about how easy it is now to find the perfect African Print outfit. The hustle for most people to find ‘that’ fabric and then a tailor is definitely a thing of the past.
Today, I am wearing this two piece outfit from the collection. This outfit is so versatile in the sense that you can wear it in so many ways to suit so many occasions. I styled it with a plain blue office shirt (a white shirt will also be a good choice) to give the entire outfit that official look that I intended it to have. I just thought to give it an extra edge with the belt which should only be an option.
You can however decide to wear this outfit on a Friday without the shirt because most people usually like to dress down.
This piece comes ready in all sizes. If you need help with knowing what size would be best for you, just speak to any Woodin sales assistant and they will be ready to help.
If you have further questions or suggestions or if this post inspired you, please let me know. Catch you soon on my next post.

Outfit: Ready-to-Wear by Woodin
Shirt: Kash Boutique
Belt: Kash Boutique
Photography by : Isreal Delike


Monday, 17 October 2016

6 Beautiful Interior Design Moodboards

Guest Post by Jo-anne Coetser

Now this blog has been fun to write, and so interesting. We all think of interior designers only being for the rich and/or famous. However, I have been fortunate enough to learn that this is not the case at all.

Interior designers are artists that studied on how to merge their artistic nature with your style to help you make your home the most beautiful, comfortable, and functional place it could be.

The trick is finding a designer that listens, instead of trying to impose their style onto you. This can be a bit difficult to find, but trust me there are some amazing ones out there that take into account not only styles, and needs, but budgets too. If you find a designer that has a furniture range as well, you may be pleasantly surprised at how far you can stretch your budget.

This blog is just an interesting piece, showing how much work is actually involved for the designer, and after they are done – the results. I am sure you will find it as breathe taking as I did. The designer that I was privileged enough to speak with, and who so kindly shared her work with me is Candice Brophy from Milk Décor and Simpli Décor. The Milk Décor division is for baby, nursery and children’s rooms’, while the Simpli Décor division covers the entire home and office.

First there would be the initial consultation; there you can decide if this designer is one that can join you in your vision for your home. Think of colours and textures you like, you can even arm yourself with clippings from magazines. This is where the magic begins. The designer takes in all of the information, ascertains your ideas’ and starts designing as you speak.

The designer then goes on to make a mood board. I have to say these are absolute magic, personally I would frame the mood board and put it in the room as well. These mood boards may seem simple, but the designer pours their creative magic, and ideas’ into these to show you what your design would entail. They include the colour palette, textures, furniture, and ornaments or other extras’ all on one page, which gives you as a client a very good idea on what the room will look like, and the opportunity to change or tweak anything you are not too happy with. Throughout this blog are a few examples of mood boards, and you can see what I mean by them being beautiful.

Once you, as the client, are happy with the designs and concepts your designer gets to the hard of work of sourcing and commissioning items, arranging a team for the painting or carpentry if required, and ultimately putting the home and/or room together. Saving the client so much in terms of time and stress, we just get to marvel at, and enjoy the finished product.
* All mood boards, concepts, and furniture were supplied by, and are copyrighted to Milk Décor/Simpli Décor who can be reached upon should you have any further queries.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016


Hello dearies, Today , I am partnering, with STYLEWE to share with you my Autumn / Fall/Winter Wish list.
 I love discovering new shopping sites, so when they got in touch with me and I had a look at their site, I couldn't let it pass.
 Stylewe is  an Independent platform that features many designers. It also provides a community where both designers and customers can interact.
I must tell you, it was difficult choosing photos to use on this post. It was a case of a child in a candy shop situation. As you can judge from the following photos, there are so many amazing pieces on the site. I literally could not go through all the pages. They stock dresses, tops, jumpsuits, bottoms, sportswear, outerwear and bags.
Their Shipping methods are varied depending on your destination and what item you are interested in CLICK HERE for more details.
  They have a 30% off sales going on right now, So do check them out before it expires.
If you are into well tailored unique pieces then by all means check them out.
Please make sure to follow me on my social media sites to stay up to date with my new content

Statement H-line 3/4 Sleeve Crew Neck Poncho

 Pink Plain Long Sleeve Cocoon Pockets Coat


 Casual Long Sleeve Wool Blend Zipper Coat

Purple Lapel Pockets Long Sleeve Coat


Light Blue 3/4 Sleeve Buttoned Cotton Midi Dress


Crew Neck Vintage Short Sleeve A-line Midi Dress


Wine Red A-line Statement Polyester Mini Dress


Red Cut-out Long Sleeve Long Sleeved Top


Half Sleeve Simple Asymmetric Blouse


Denim Bags


 Coffee Plain Pockets Vintage Jumpsuits


Red Casual Two Piece Crew Neck Jumpsuit


Statement Knitted Frill Sleeve Crew Neck Plain Sweater


Wine Red Plain Sleeveless Coat with Belt


 Blue Washed Denim Long Sleeve H-line Coat


Army Green Long Sleeve PU Camouflage Leather Jacket


Monday, 3 October 2016


"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

                          Details : Dress was custom made by NAOME_XCLUSIVE .   She is a fabulous designer resident in Ghana. She ships worldwide too. If you want a garment made for you,  you can email me HERE. Or DM her on instagram HERE .
Shoes are from Topshop.
Smooches, Mariànne

Friday, 30 September 2016


Hello everyone today I am working with MARIACOMMUNION to bring you these lovely
communion dresses. They are a global online retailer of communion dresses.
These pieces are from their 2016 Collection. Just how adorable are these white communion dresses? whether you are looking for first communion dresses , little bride dresses, wedding guest dresses or really good quality prom gowns for you daughters, do check out this website. They also sell a wide range of accessories like headpieces, gloves and bags.


Chic Bateau Neckline Ball Gown Organza First Communion Dress with Dramatic Bow


Short Sleeve Ball Gown Organza Long First Communion Dress with Beading


Cowl Neckline Short Sleeve Ball Gown Organza First Communion Dress with Bow Back


Scalloped Short Sleeve Ball Gown Organza First Communion Dress with Beading and Flower


Bateau Neck Sleeveless Tea Length Ball Gown Organza First Communion Dress



 Sleeveless Bateau Neck Tea Length Lace First Communion Dress with Bow

smooches, Marianne ;)

Wednesday, 14 September 2016


Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honour your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
~ Bradley Whitford


DRESS: Custom made. Get one made for you. Contact Me
click on the photos to purchase ;)