Tuesday, 31 May 2011

I'll tell you what I want, what i REALLY REALLY WANT

A Gold Sequin Jumpsuit!! JLO does it best in her gold ensemble, and I want hers, but do not know who it's by, but if anyone does then pleaseeeee tell me, you would make my year. I tried rocking the sequinned harem pants trend- see below- but I want something more dramatic.

Jennifer Lopez Zuhair Murad Silver Jumpsuit Jennifer Lopes Sparkles In Zuhair Murad Jumpsuit At Love? Pre Release Album Party Photos

Jennifer Lopez Zuhair Murad Jumpsuit Jennifer Lopes Sparkles In Zuhair Murad Jumpsuit At Love? Pre Release Album Party Photos
Jennifer Lopez Sequined Strapless Jumpsuit Jennifer Lopes Sparkles In Zuhair Murad Jumpsuit At Love? Pre Release Album Party Photos

LABEL LUST: Oscar de la Renta Crochet Dress

I am in love with this Oscar dress, it is gorgeous for summer and a beautiful fitted shaped with a gorgeous scallop edged skirt.

A theme park destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans

Desolation: This eerie photograph shows a corroded rollercoaster soaring into the sky behind a graffiti-covered ride at the abandoned Six Flags theme park, New Orleans

Eerie: A broken clown

Stopped forever: A rollercoaster car

'Welcome to Zombieland, kids': Vandals have taken advantage of the park's devastation to spray graffiti on every surface

Abandoned: Floodwaters ripped through the Six Flags amusement park, flattening 80 per cent of the buildings and damaging most of the rides beyond repair

Drowned: Trees have grown over these abandoned trucks, which still seem to sit in the remnants of the seven-feet high floods

Derelict: Most of the park has been reduced to tangled, rusty metal, after it was submerged for more than a month in a corrosive mixture of sea and river water

Devastated: Developers have not yet settled on a plan to reopen the park
Paradise? The abandoned Six Flags theme park is as far from paradise as you can imagine

Faded grandeur: These once proud buildings are now slowly falling apart after they were devastated by the floods - but the graffiti oddly supplies a note of hope

Fallen silent: This carousel has been left to rust away like the rest of the park, which was already losing money before Katrina hit

Smashed to pieces: Broken computers lie strewn all over this office
Abandoned: This sign is badly overgrown

Washed out: The colour has faded from this once-jaunty sign for a SpongeBob Square Pants ride

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Monday, 30 May 2011

Dip-dye Cake

Sometimes you need distance to really SEE someone


Wedding Fever!

Everyone knows just how important finding the right dress is to a bride on her wedding day. But it's often just as much of an occasion for her friends and family. We girls love to dress up and thats why I spent forever trying to find the perfect gown to wear.

In the end, I settled for a sky blue Versace gown that I fell in love with the moment I laid eyes on it. January Jones, one of my favourite leading ladies, wore this dress to the Golden Globes- and if January likes it, so do I. Finding the accessories was relatively easy, as I didn't want to overload the look, so I stuck to a beautiful Rodo clutch, embellished with crystals.

I wish I had photos of all the beautiful gowns worn on the day, but I must say, that all the guests looked dazzling, which you can see in the pictures below. As always, our Azeri ladies were immaculately groomed and insanely stylish.

As for the bride, well she looked breathtaking. Her dress was a custom made gold/champagne coloured Ellie Saab, beautifully fitted around the waist and the hips and then flowing out into a full skirt with a long train. Every inch of the dress was covered in crystals, sequins and jaw dropping embroidery. The bride really looked unforgettable.

The wedding took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where I lived for 18 months as a child with my parents. However, all I remember of the city is the knee deep snow in winter, sleighs and snowmen. That's why when I went back 18 years later, I was gobsmacked by how beautiful the city is in Summer. Soviet and modern architecture are nestled amongst lush greenery and surrounded on all sides by sweeping snow covered mountains. If anyone has the opportunity to visit, I highly recommend it, because the country is absolutely VAST and there is truly so much to see.

Saturday, 28 May 2011