Sonia Rykiel - Miss Tuxedo! Bow Tie Clutch,
Sonia Rykiel - Miss Tuxedo! Bow Tie Clutch,
Photo: Art by Thaddeus Ropak (Top, architecture by Herzog de Meuron DAILY ICON - ARCHIDIA ATELIER)
Here are a few travelling treats that I'm fain to share with fellow travel lovers of present. When I travel some of the items that I really don't want to pack are general toiletries, this is merely because often one can get carried away with packing far too many! *wink*
However, through years of experience I've learnt countless ways to decrease this over-packing habit. Additionally, being a travel enthusiast, I am not exactly fond of checking baggage unless absolutely necessary. By "necessary" I'm referring to staying at a destination longer than 1 month! Yes, it can be done (if you prefer folding nicely and utilising all space provided)!
Growing up with a military infused family, filled with relatives packing was the ultimate task to learn, and do very well. Thus, having the notion of packing light for me, well, lets just say it meant more than words.
Of course, regardless male, or female today everyone has their favourite products that they cannot live without per se. But, try to take small amounts with you instead of travelling with the whole bottle of shampoo. Purchase small empty bottles that you may reuse for other excursions. Head out to a dollar store, Sephora, or even a drugstore to attain empty, travel-size containers.
I recently went to a wholesale container store, and grabbed what they were selling as *cooking spice bottles, (which were simply small sized bottles with removable lids, some in the form of a moisturiser or lotion plastic bottle) entirely reusable and above all very packable.
I filled my favourite cleanser, lotion, shampoo, etc. in various bottles. Lastly, I packed the bottles/ containers in a large clear bag and I was ready to go! They also came with labels attached, so this was perfect for me, since I love being orderly!
I know, I know everyone cannot be, and is not a "TYPE: L" (light) traveller, but if you're on the go like me it is extremely helpful to have minimal luggage, and weight. You may even save all of those samples that you used to throw away from VIP parties, beauty gatherings, online shopping, etc.
Those sample packs and kits (filled with sanitizers, cleansers, glosses, perfumes, etc.) may come in handy for short travelling, road-trips, and more! There's plenty of other things that you can do to save time, and money for travelling...
Here's a few items to view to aid you in your next journey making it a bit lighter than usual. There's also a few bonus items that are helpful to take with you for travelling. Think about it!
Photos/To buy refs: Freundcontainers, letravelstore, altrec
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Here's a bit of inspiration from an old ad that I found. This reminds me of a few printed dresses of today, in addition to modernised versions of this hat. The key seemed to be keeping it quite simple (with only a belt acting almost as the jewellery piece along with using other elements as the accessories), yet remaining very stylish on a daily basis.
There has been a great deal of passion for fine art, theater, and fashion in general passed on from my childhood. Consequently, the lasting impression that I draw from when creating seems to be intensified when I think about old runway shows, cultural inspiration, and a particular style of dressing.
Sometimes, I wish women would wear more hats, and long gloves, and men would be donned in their waistcoats, and beautifully tailored long coats everyday as they walk across the street. But, then I remember... that does happen in some places, yet not often enough, and not quite as it used to be called daily proper attire.
On that note, here is some personal motivation that I found as I continue about on my DIY stride for the week. Everyone knows that I absolutely love, love, love hats, and have quite an epic collection that I started many years ago, so I decided to make an effort at hat development. I've even bought 2 really great hat making books (patiently waiting for the post-master to deliver)! Additionally, I plan to start at least one of two hat projects very soon!
Of course, I will show you only if it turns out correctly! :)
H A T Chic : Dior
Video: victoriana magazine/youtube
I love snow, however since I am not able to ride the slopes until the end of February if not earlier (with crossed fingers, and toes), it's safe to say that my happiness would be heightened if the snow was less apparent in the following morning!
I am fond of a dashing hat or two during my weekly ensembles. Nevertheless, I keep hearing the echo of peep-toed wedges, and infinite hues of sandals calling my name! Perhaps, it may be those glossy pages that I incessantly turn trying to grab my attention; all pushing new campaign ads, and spring addicting colours to purchase.
My goodness... everything seems to roll by so swiftly these days! Holdiays, weeks, months, special occasions, more weddings to attend, and so on...
The anticipation of new things always brings a nice welcoming smile to my face, quite like the first falling snowflakes as they enter my driveway. But, with the environmental change that comes with the seasons, so does your sartorial style.
What are some of your influences for spring? What are you most looking forward to wear, or buy?
Happy New Year, my dear readers both old and new!
It's a new day, and burgeoning plate that was served at breakfast today for Fashion Tales. The excitement of what 2011 will bring begins today!
I'm entirely looking forward to an eventful, and miraculous year in 2011. I have also added to my travelling roster this year a few new locations written down in the yearly expedition agenda -- mostly to visit friends, and to meet-up with other artists, bloggers, and musician-aficionados.
As a newbie blogger I've attained a small list of what I was seeking initially within the blogosphere. However, after this past year I have expanded the list of goals, and have loads of new information that I've learned from you, and many others within the community.
Thank you for the support. Let's make 2011 a lasting positive impression, and the fundamental platform for our future endeavors by sharing, giving, loving, and inspiring others.
*This post is dedicated to my Oma, Edith. R.I.P.