Balmy nights

Morning sun creeps through the open balcony doors, drenching the room in its touch. The soft murmur of the city can be heard as birds sing of life in the humid air, cicadas cry. Turquoise waters seduce the landscape.

Finding a mix between youth and grace can be hard when getting dressed. Yet Valerie Tolosa’s alluring Spring/Summer collection does just that, with feminine prints and fabrics injected with vibrant colours and quirky takes on classic pieces ( a white lace pencil skirt, a delicate lace top with a beautiful zipper running up the back, floral high waisted shorts to name a few ).

Above on the left the “Fifi Playsuit” will be sure to get you noticed, full of playful charm this one piece makes a perfect go-to after beach outfit. On the right the “Amora Lace Short Sleeve top” is teamed with the “Francie frill skirt”, with subtle sensuality and a seductive allure this is one of my favourite combinations (maybe i’m biased, I own both pieces)

Again the “Francie Frill skirt”, yet this time teamed with the “Elsie Lace Bustier”. This outfit is incredibly versatile, able to go from casual bohemian flare, to a chic dinner simply with the change of accessories.

Here I am wearing the “Jeni Gathered Sash Dress”, its hard not to feel glamorously vintage in this dress. It features a daring open back which collides with its sweetness perfectly, adding a twist to this otherwise pretty dress.

My very beautiful model/friend Brittany is wearing a sample piece, one of only two. Hopefully this one will be made again for next summer as its a statement maxi that’s youthful and playful and extremely easy to wear and accessorize.

Trees sway with a soft breeze as blossoms bathe in the sunlight. Lack of Passion is Fatal.

Toni-Yvonne x

Fleur



Outside a crisp wind blows, engulfing the air in its frozen breath, dark clouds cry as their tears pour down from the velvet sky… Music seduces the dimly lit room, a candle flickers, perfume casts its spell as it weaves throughout the rooms, I sip a coffee.

This isn’t the first time I write to you, although this is a new blog, for a new beginning and a new chapter. Though I will re acquaint myself as time goes so fast and the mind can forget.

Favourite Smell; Blossoms & rich chocolate
Favourite Sound; Rain
Favourite to your sense of touch; Frogs & Petals
Favourite Flower; Wild Rose
Favourite Bird; Peacock
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Toni-Yvonne x