23 April 2013

Welcome to Wonderland, love Alice.



Hi Everyone! 

I'm late! I'm late!! (hehe scurrying like the white rabbit) Yes, I know I'm late with posting these beautiful photos, but better late than never. For anyone who lives in Jamaica you may have already seen the beautiful photos of our Spring Fashion feature in The Gleaner, but I also wanted to share them here.  For more information on the shoot you can read the full  article here. 

Gabrielle Wood as Alice - dress and accessories by Flirt Boutique

Denyque as The Queen of Hearts - Clothing from: Flirt Boutique

Christopher Crawford as The Mad Hatter, Double breasted suit by Spokes Apparel
 
Clothing and Accessories by Flirt Boutique



Women's Clothing By: Flirt Boutique, Suit by: Spokes Apparel

Decor: Elegant Events and Design - Cupcakes : Carol Levy : Sweets and Treats

Creative Director : Garfene Grandison

Stylist : Natalia Oh! 

Make-Up Artist: Paul March

Photos by: Adrian Creary

On Set Contributors
AnnMarie Vaz, Trisha Williams-Singh, Camille Campbell 


Thank you all for reading, do have yourselves a great day! 
Natalia Oh! 
xoxo 

22 April 2013

DIY: 1 Scarf - 6 Ways


Hi Everyone!

As seen in today's Flair Magazine in The Gleaner, a simple DIY that everyone can attempt. 
Be creative and have fun with brightly coloured scarves this spring and summer; often times one small item can transform an outfit and lift our spirits. If you do not own a scarf, you can buy 2 yards or any printed fabric and start transforming already owned pieces. 

Please like the Gleaner Lifestyle  page on Facebook for weekly updates in Flair and Outlook Magazines.  

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  • Sexy Casual : Bow-front cropped top, worn with denim cut offs. Simply tie over a strapless bra then form a full bow. 

  

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  • Business Chic : Wear as a tank under a suit; tie in the back and let the scarf fall loosely. 
  

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  • Bohemian Chic: Tie scarf around your head with the knot low at the nape of the neck, wear with a long flowing skirt and add some wooden bangles to complete the hip bohemian look.
  

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  •    Dressy Casual : Drape the scarf over your body and use safety pins at the side. Belt the scarf and wear as a tunic over skinny jeans and platform pumps or stilettos for an easy date night outfit. 

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  •  Casual Cool : Wear the scarf as a belt in shorts and add wedges for a stylish and comfortable look.

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  • Cocktail : Add some punch to a classic LBD using a tropical scarf when on vacation.  
 
[ Model: Anna-Lee Williams ]


Hope this post has helped you, please share your thoughts and if there are any DIY projects that you would like me to work on.

Thanks for reading, 
Natalia Oh! 

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The Hiatus

Hi everyone! 

Remember me? Please forgive the hiatus, I wasn't feeling very inspired for the past weeks and instead of sending out 'dead' posts I decided to take a break. I feel refreshed because during the break I had the time to find some inspiring bloggers who I think you may also find refreshing and a good break from the never ending fashion posts. Click on the links below and get inspired by these lovelies :
Another great thing that happened during the hiatus is that I finally got my new camera!! Yaaaayyyy!! However I've yet to read the instructions (and probably never will) but I'm excited with the specs and I know they will make better photos. Stay tuned. 

Here's a quote that I found somewhere and wanted to share with you...



Have a great day my darlings, thanks for following.

Natalie Oh! 
xoxo

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5 April 2013

Flowers, Bamboo and Flats

Hi Everyone! 



For everyone who has ever said I don't wear flats - this post is dedicated to you :) 
An impromptu drive to the beach with the kids yesterday and I was lucky to have some photos shot while passing through one of Jamaica's most scenic routes on the South Coast of Jamaica,
 Holland Bamboo. 

 

 The history of the 2 mile shaded archway is pretty interesting, Visit Jamaica states
 'The purpose of the grove, which dates back to the mid-1700s, was to provide shade for plantation slaves and owners from the estate en route to the town of Lacovia. In the 18th century, Lacovia alternated with Black River as the capital of the parish of St. Elizabeth.'  

Sheer Floral Bomber Jacket: H&M- old (similar ASOS ) // Shorts: Forever 21 (similar

 Flats: Bridget // Sunnies: Mango (similar ASOS)

After many shots, the wind and the waves cooperated.


This is the way to end a great day... a sunset with family.

'When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.'
Ghandi


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I'm not a travel blogger but thought I would drop some pointers down for my international readers and my Jamaican readers abroad who might appreciate the reminder of the wonders of Country life.

Things to do on the South Coast: 

Jack Sprat (Best brick oven pizza in Jamaica)
So, have you visited any of these great places before? and if not, are you now changing future plans to visit the untouched South Coast? Please drop a line and let me know your thoughts.

For all my carnival lovers out there, watch this video to get some style/beauty/safety tips from the pros. Be sure to pick up Monday's Flair Magazine in the Gleaner for something special that I was fortunate to be a part of. Have a great weekend everyone!!

Natalia Oh! 
xoxo 

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3 April 2013

Spring Swing



Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you.

Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.
- Alice Walker -





 [ Photos : Ralph Livingston

Skirt: Natalia Oh! // Tank: Go West (similar) // Sweater: H&M (similar) // Belt: ASOS // 

Bag: Jeng Beng // Rose Bracelets: Aldo (similar) //

On My Lips: MAC's Pink Nouveau topped with Geo Pink gloss.
 
 The exact print in this skirt is no longer available, but please contact me by email
 @ natalieoutar@gmail.com if you're interested in similar ones



Thanks for reading Everyone!
Have a great day!  
 xoxo 
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1 April 2013

DIY: Distressed Boyfriend Jeans

Hi Everyone!! 

Hope everyone is doing great today! Today is a public holiday in Jamaica - Easter Monday,  which means I get to lay in bed all day and read... Thoroughly enjoying The Alchemist.
 




 Jeans : Old Men's Guess // Sweater: old (similar) // Shoes & Clutch: Steve Madden 

 


Great news everyone!! I made the cover of  the Flair Magazine today! Whoo hoo! I kinda did a double take wondering if it was a cruel April Fool's joke, but calls from friends assured me it was real. What a great honour showing a project that only took about an hour and having my ever accommodating nephew Ralph as summoned willing photographer made the cover shot even more special. 

KtrStyle posted her own tutorial last week and it gave me the idea that us girly girls can rock the boyfriend jean and still look classy and chic. I gave it a try and loved it, because it's so comfortable and looks effortlessly chic. 

If you're not in Jamaica you can read the article from the Flair Magazine here.




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