As you may have noticed, I’m a Nuffnang blogger, ie Nuffnang provides the ads for this blog. You may have heard that the divine Lady Melbourne won the prestigious Nuffnang Blog Award in Singapore last year. Recently Nuffnang hosted a pre-Christmas party themed ‘Blue Hawaii.’
On the plane back home from Paris I watched a beautiful movie called Princess Ka’iulani – so moving and inspiring. It evoked my sense of justice and patriotism. A must-see if you like history and gorgeous Victorian dresses.
I had been so busy that I didn’t have time to organise a costume but the night before I saw a peak of blue in the distant corner of my wardrobe- it was a 2 piece blue silk Jenny Bannister creation that I had worn to my graduation (yes from vet studies) 4 years ago. Thank God I still fit into it and I also remembered in our last year at vet we also had a Hawaiian theme party so I still had some layers lying around somewhere.
My gorgeous friend and fellow blogger Jess Dempsey of What Would Karl Do. Her dress is from Asos, sky-rocketing heels from Lisa Ho. She was the best-dressed on the night, of course. Super stunning.
One of the questions I asked on the night to the team of Nuffnang was ‘What does Nuffnang’ actually mean??? Here is the answer:
“Nuffnang” is a word in Jafaikan. It means “Real Good/Cool!” Jafaikan is a new multicultural dialect that is spreading amongst young Londoners, whether their parents are of Bengali, West Indian, Arab, Brazilian or London Stock… Sounds nuffnang!
This is Grace, in an original Hawaiian dress, also a blogger who blogs about arts and crafts she makes. She is the wife of the Director of Nuffnang.
Can you believe that Jess did her hair herself? I am really missing my long hair
Jess and I carrying our leather totes, hers by Chloe and mine by Bally.
Jess, Poppy and Sara from StyleMelbourne – who is also so gorgeous and talented who essentially owns her own online magazine!
And the real treat of the evening was meeting Candice from Super Kawaii Mama, who is both a blogger, a vintage hair and makeup artist, a model, a mother of 2 and an ‘Ambassador of Glamour’ (yes it actually says that on her business card!) I love it that she can speak vintage and her figure (think Dita von Teese but not too raunchy) really suits the vintage eras. She educated me on that vintage from 80s and 90s isn’t technically vintage, what is vintage should only come from a certain era. Noted. I asked how she learnt to do vintage hair and makeup- she actually learnt it all first-hand from her glamorous aunties, one of whom used to be a show girl. Ladies, if you like vintage glamour, speak to Candice, you will be in super good hands.
As I headed home, layers all off, I pondered about my blogging life. Ideally I would love to be a full-time blogger…well actually ideally I would love to be the fashion editor of Vogue…but that’s been my dream for over a decade and probably will continue to be a dream…But right now I’m learning to juggle being a veterinarian, a boutique owner and a blogger all at the same time and as much as I love multi-tasking there’s nothing worse than not to give everything your all. So my dear readers and skimmers (I call them squizzers actually) thank you for reading this blog. And I hope you have been inspired in a positive manner to further appreciate your love of art, design and fashion.
Merci beaucoup. Cheers to you and ‘Aloha’!