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Harajuku style πŸ¦‹πŸŒˆπŸ­

I was going to be in Tokyo for a second time, so this time I was going to spend it in my most favourite area of Tokyo: Harajuku!πŸ˜ƒ and dressed appropriately πŸ˜‚


I was fairly busy that day checking out all the cool spots of Harajuku.


As to my outfit, I of course styled it myself. Such a pleasure to style such a crazy cool outfit. All items I already Β had in my closet, as I have quite a variety of clothing it’s easy to always find something for a particular shoot. Basically combine anything brightly colored ( specially pastel colours), bows, children’s hair clips, fancy tights and any doll-like clothing to achieve this look. Definitely a style I would love to wear more often, if only society was more open to it.

Of course I had to also go to the famous cat cafe, even though it is very touristy and I don’t even like cats. But I mean when in Tokyo … 😻


They definitely do have some nice cats here.

Still to come in my next post some more photos from my second photo-shoot in Tokyo. See you guys soon

xxx😘

Little trip to Bangkok

You can never go wrong with Bangkok. Party like there is no tomorrow , enjoy the mouth watering food, indulge in cheap everyday massages and Shop until you drop at MBK and Siam square. What’s not to love? Maybe even get a boob job or Botox while you are there. Quality treatments at affordable prices. ( not that I got any πŸ˜‚ )


Candy floss cocktail at one of Bangkok’s most interesting bars, 20’s inspired atmosphere at Maggie choo’s in Silom.

Then on to some dancing at sing sing theater in my very short illuminous yellow and blue striped dress (which I would only really dare wear in Bangkok) sorry picture is a little blurry,only one I had of my dress.


The evidence of the aftermath 


8 dishes between 2 people is slightly overindulgent but when the food is this good..

I suggest to order tom yum soup with shrimp, Thai green curry with chicken, fried pork and mango sticky rice. Thai food = taste explosion in your mouth.

Diet another time. As you can see from this picture I have put on some weight 😒 fat bulging out everywhere πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ But what to do? Just gotta work with it.Enjoying life sometimes means putting on some weight. Soon to come: How to get back in shape while still enjoying life to the max. This post will come when I figure out how to do that exactly πŸ˜‚

Welcome to Paradise

I’m up very early today as I can’t seem to sleep any longer for some reason so why not write a post on paradise and of course what to wear in paradise πŸ˜€

Favourite swimwear right now is leopard print bathing suit. Leopard print works well for Brunettes and red heads. Stay away if you are blonde as it can look a bit cheap sometimes. And yes it is ok to wear pattern on pattern. Wherever the mood takes you, you are on vacation and rules don’t apply πŸ˜‚

I’m all about the bathing suit right now, so done with the bikini. 😎

I mean is this paradise or what? It’s not called paradise island for no reason. Can you take a guess where this paradise island is located?

Happy discoveries

Jazzy xxx

Travelling solo through Cuba

Hello! I am back!

First day I am having today where I can relax at home and peacefully complete a post on my blog. Good times πŸ™‚

I just got back from a trip to Cuba so I will give you some insights on traveling to Cuba and of course on traveling by yourself as a girl/women. I should really say women at this point but for some reason I still feel like a girl haha maybe one day.

Cuba is amazing and if you have the chance to see it, please go! It’s very different to many places in the world and I honestly believe it is quite a unique place in comparison to many places that I have been to.

Number 1: THE CARS!!!! Just amazing to see these Cadillacs spinning around Havana andΒ  around the most remote areas of Cuba. Taking a hike through the stunning country side of Cuba outside Vinales and Trinidad and seeing one of these babies pop up every now and again just blew my mind every time. A lilac/white old-timer passing by me with a backdrop of luscious green jungle and mountains is just a phenomenal site to see.

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I think my outfit matches the car very well here haha Barbie all the way! ❀

Number 2: STUCK IN TIME: Everything is like it was 50 odd years ago, specially in the countryside. Public phones where people cue up in a line to use, no Internet except in certain public spaces and you need to buy cards to use it, so in general just not very well connected. The use of Horses to carry people and things, the pace of life is extremely slow! (I was waiting at the bus stop at a “fast”food place for some fried chicken for nearly 40 minutes, I told him I don’t want to miss my bus, however he was still moving in slow motion, it was painful to watch haha)

However nice to see for a holiday, to live here no! I would not have the patience.

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A lot of Horse riding was done. I was galloping by the end of the trip. Keep in mind I dont know how to ride horses.

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The real cowboys are not to be found in Texas but in Cuba haha

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Farm animals everywhere. They really have a good life here running around freely. Any Vegetarian would be happy to see this.

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The supermarket! Shocker!

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enjoying the slow pace of life. Loved the porches and rocking chairs. whole families just sit out here all day and night watching the life go by. Work is not really a thing here haha But You can’t really blame them if the average monthly wage is only 20 us $.

Number 3: THE COUNTRY ITSELF AND ALL ITS BEAUTY:

Jungle, Beaches, Mountains. It has it all. A paradise for Hikers and Divers alike.

I did snorkeling which was very nice. Saw all sorts of colourful fishes from lilac to rainbow coloured.

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Always a beer in hand or a coconut. Just the way it should be at a beach πŸ˜‰ Getting my tan on big time here.

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How cute are these houses? little colourful houses like these all over the countryside of cuba

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Number 4: IF YOU LIKE RUM THIS IS THE RIGHT PLACE FOR YOU

You cannot get away from Rum! No matter how hard you try it will always make it’s way into your body somehow. People offer you Rum from morning to night and I’m talking straight Rum directly from the bottle. For Breakfast, during Horse riding, Hiking, at the beach, in people’s houses. You will leave this country feeling like an alcoholic so be prepared as it is rude to say no to rum πŸ™‚

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And let’s not forget about the Cigars!

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Lime Green yey! Party in a cave yey!

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Beer for a change πŸ˜‰ check out my very cuban outfit

 

Now as to traveling solo. It is awesome and everybody should do it at least once in their life. You meet people everywhere so you are not really alone anyways, but you just feel a bit more independent and exhilarated traveling by yourself. The only negative thing is be prepared to get harassed by cuban men and people selling you all sorts of shit. Things in general are more challenging and exciting at the same time. I didn’t plan anything in advance as that is the way I like to travel. Also I travel standby so there is not much planning you can do with that lol

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If you guys have any questions to Cuba or traveling alone just comment below

Until next time xxx

Jazzy

 

When your brain says yes but your soul says no

Hello dear followers,

Today I decided to write about something more deeper than fashion. The sensation of your soul. There comes a time when everybody has gut feelings/ inner senses about something and has to make a decision on whether or not to follow these senses.

Last week I made a very important life decision which was not to get married to my then long-term partner. He was perfect for me in many ways but something was holding me back from getting excited about the idea of marriage. This was something I wanted I thought for a long time, but I guess after 10 years I grew bored of the idea and all I desired at this stage was freedom

( freedom of my soul to be specific) don’t get me wrong, he was never possessive or jealous in anyway. I could go/ do whatever I wanted when I wanted within moral grounds of course. I was practically by myself as we were doing long distance but for some reason I craved even more distance. Maybe it was due to long distance or loving my personal life too much that our relationship ended. Or maybe he really was not the right guy for me or maybe even he was but then life had different plans for me. Not too sure all I knew was that I needed to end it now without even having a valid reason to end it except for the fact that I felt my inner instincts saying get out of this while you can.

One week later and I am still feeling confident and strong about the decision I made. I went through 3 weeks of intense indecisiveness that really caused havoc to my body. No sleep, non stop thinking, anxiety, binge eating, heart palpitations, vomiting, no concentration on anything all I could do was to try numb the anxiety by going out partying/ drinking/ eating. But once I made that all important decision in my head, everything felt ok again. I felt peaceful. Tears of joy came over me and I wrote a diary entry ( I don’t even keep a diary) to mark that important day in my life.

I feel excited about life and at the same time peaceful in my soul knowing that I am giving it what it so desperately craves.

Have you guys made any life changing decisions lately and do you tend to go with your brain or your gut instincts when making these decisions?

Find what makes you happy in life

I am delighted to say that I started to take private dress making lessons. I am so super excited about this that I just needed to blog about it.

I had my first lesson yesterday and my teacher is amazing. She actually used to be a Fashion designer herself and had her own boutique. However with the economic crisis back in 2008 things didn’t go so well.

I’ve decided to book 10 hours straight up and see how far that gets me. Goal is to make my own clothes at some point. As these lessons are costing me an arm and a leg I will have to cut back on other expenditures. However I see it as investing in a skill that could maybe become a side earner if I manage to stick to it and of course if there is any natural talent which only time will tell. And if not at least I gave it a go, as it was something I always wanted to do but never really had the time, money or effort to put into it.

Anyway the first lesson was amazing. My heart beats with joy when I get to put my pencil to paper and make drafts. It’s all about taking the right measurements and drafting the “block” ( the body measurements of the person) very precisely. I could feel the passion inside me, so I definitely think this was a good idea.

So to anyone out there who thinks there is something they always wanted to do, do try it! I always regretted not having studied Fashion Design, however at the time I think I just wasn’t ready and sometimes life as other plans for you. I believe there is always a “right” timing for something and you need to feel it in yourself when the time is right for you.

For me it was a conversation with colleagues on a layover in Tanzania that rekindled my love for design and drawing, followed by the Oprah show 2 days later that inspired people to follow their dreams. Haha and I don’t even watch Oprah and that same day I called art schools around Dubai to search for private Dress making lessons.

I promise I will post a picture of my first piece of clothing I will make, however that may take a while haha keep in mind I have another full time job too.:)