Mama Fashion: Going Vintage

I LOVE most things Vintage.  Fashion, furniture, architecture...and here's my best so far. I am still day dreaming about a hefty bank balance to splurge on the furniture :)...

Tom Ford Nastasya sunglasses / LisaLola dress / LIPSY London cardigan with buckle

Mama Fashion: Halloween Meow!

When I was little, my dream was to have a house decorated in animal print...curtains, cushions, bed linen.... animal print accents everywhere. I got older and my heart broke to pieces. I'd realised it'd be gaudy! I am still very much in love with animal print though.

I went all out this halloween. I made my girl a penguin costume (applause, applause) and took her trick or treating (daddy was home developing software).

Evening was mummy time. My makeup cooperated this time (thank goodness) and I was off to paint the town, with a couple of girlfriends.

Home made costume inspired by
 H&M Animal suit / Geox pointy pumps / Sephora cream lip stain

Mama Fashion: Overloaded at the Park

She wanted to ride her tricycle...I wanted to take photos of the beautiful autumn colors. It's hard to look 'fashionable' when  hefting two big bags, a camera and... I ended up having to push that trike too, but here goes...

LisaLola dress / ONA Bowery Camera bag 

Mama Fashion: A Riot of Colour

I am loud when it comes to wardrobe colour. The brighter, the better.

It's a different story though, with makeup and nail polish.

I am crap at makeup. My 'cat eye' never comes out the way I want, I've failed to figure out false lashes, I am very picky when it comes to eye shadow and hardly ever use any.

My love for red tones is a limitation too. My one and only blush is a pinkish-red. It also doubles as eye shadow (terrible, terrible).  I have 5 shades of red lipstick (I recently went wild and bought purple),  4 shades of Red nail polish  and 3 shades of pink nail Polish (two of which are so light it's hard to tell if I have any polish on and the other is so dark that's almost red).

I love Lipstick and it's all the makeup I wear, 90% of the time.

Photos by Jamie

My favourite pair of trousers by Zara / Zara leather belt

Mama Fashion: Yellow at the Beach...

Croatia 2015

The simple embroidery on this bikini top won me over. Bright is always good with my skin tone but detail is important too. I later covered up with a simple Kaftan after turning crispy dark...

Etam Bikini

Etam Kaftan

Mama Fashion: Bring Navy Blue to Life

This pair of navy blue shorts on black skin could easily swallow up all the light and present an incredibly dull picture. I brightened it up...several notches up with this gorgeous Desigual top!

Orsay Navy shorts / Desigual Multicoloured top

Mama Fashion: Footy Dressed Up

Yes, it does get dirty but that's why we do laundry...and if it stains, there's always a solution.

Orsay blue top / Orsay White shorts

Amsterdam In 3 Days

Amsterdam was beautiful, not magical, but gorgeous. I have a very soft spot for ancient architecture and Amsterdam is right up there with Prague, Rome and Vienna! Navigating the streets with a kid stroller though was a nightmare. Bicycles EVERYWHERE! The shopping streets are narrow and some with trams running through, leaving just enough room to flatten yourself on a wall to avoid getting run over. Okay, I've exaggerated a bit, but thats how it felt. The Red Light Distict wasn't at all as I'd imagined. There were homes, kids running around plating, churches and the occasional lit window with a semi nude girl. Nothing debouched. I suspect though that the scene is probably different at night.

Transport and parking in Amsterdam 

All Tram, bus and Metro lines go through the Amsterdam Central Station. It's impossible to get lost.

If you are in Amsterdam by car, park it in a residential area, in the town outskirts and take the Metro into town. It's cheap...better than cheap. It's free! Parking in the city centre will cost you upwards of €25 a day.

DON'T take pictures of the window girls in the Red Light District.
DON'T forget to check/swipe in and OUT your public transport ticket. Forgetting to check out will render your card useless.

My girl is in there, somewhere...