Exploded Flowers

06/25/2013

So a while ago, I came across the photographer Meagan Cignoli and she had these beautifully deconstructed or exploded, whatever you want to call them, flowers.

Well, about a week and a half ago I was surprised with a pretty, pretty big (see what I did there?)  bouquet of flowers. From the day I got them I knew I was going to pull some of these flowers apart and give the exploded flower thing a shot (hope you see what I did there too).

So here are mine.

 

 

Oh my, stripes

06/19/2013

While I may be an avid reader of a few fashion blogs, I’ve never written a post that has had anything to do with fashion.

This, however, is my first.

I happened upon a sketch of this dress on tumblr, and immediately fell in love with it. Over the past year or so, I have become a great lover of stripes, especially when they’re akin to nautical stripes. So I went in search of it and found out that it was an Oscar de la Renta creation from his Spring 2013 collection that retails at Neiman Marcus for a whopping $6,790.

Every girl dreams of what her future wedding dress may look like. Well, I think this is mine.  It has the silhouette of the dress I want and somehow manages to tastefully incorporate my love of stripes, making it the right amount of a non-traditional wedding gown without going too far for me. Safe to say, I think I’ve got my something blue covered for whenever that day rolls around.

Here’s to my first blog post that has anything to do with fashion.

 

Architecture in Guyana

05/30/2013

I came across these photos on facebook and couldn’t believe my eyes.

For the most part, these are buildings I pass on a regular basis when I’m in Guyana and never take a second look at, except for the cathedral and that isn’t because of its architecture or its holiness.

I must say the photo of the City Hall works wonders for it, as it is currently in a sad state of disrepair. I wrote a blog post about it back in January/December and you can see its awful condition from the photos I included.

05/18/2013

For those of you who know me, you know I’m from Georgetown, Guyana  and that my parents still live there. Having completed what others have described as the most grueling year of grad school, I decided to take the entire summer off, class-wise. This is something I have not done since I got into college. Had I not been going for a Masters, I’d actually be graduating in August with my Bachelors.

On my way home, I took a 10 day layover in Trinidad, to see my newly wed sister and her husband. Of course my camera went with me.

I do not think I’ve ever mentioned this, but I have a weakness for blue water. This is probably due to the fact that Guyana doesn’t have it. As a little girl flying into Miami International, I got insanely excited to watch the hues of blue change the closer the plane got into Miami because this meant summers of absolute awesomeness with my cousins. Now that I live in Florida and fly back and forth, it no longer has the same effect on me. But I do find going to the beach very calming. I’ve used it in the past as a place to clear my head if my thoughts were flying around all muddled.

I took a few photos of the blue Trinidadian waters that I wanted to share. After this trip, I’ve decided that I eventually want to publish a book on the blue waters of the Caribbean. This might not happen until I’m into my fifties, but I’d like to think I’ve started working on its content already.

I do hope you enjoy. I know it isn’t the same as being there in person, but I hope what I’ve captured leaves you in half the awe I was in actually being there.