Monday, December 8, 2014

Hey everyone!
 It's been a looooong time since I've blogged...but I'm back now for some major inspiration. I'm always on the lookout for fresh new designers in Fiji and just recently I came across a great fashion designer named Robert Kennedy. I absolutely loved his designs and did some research on who shot his latest collection because they really stood out to me. I found out who the photographers were through You Tube. Kama Catch Me Photography  is a collaboration of husband and wife team based in Fiji. Their two different backgrounds (Kama is from Fiji and Gitte is from Belgium) fuse together pouring out artistic passion to tell the stories of who they are capturing. I chose to feature their  "Freedom of Expression" shoot as it spoke to me so much. 

Kama Catch Me Photography 
"Freedom of Expression"
The idea behind this shoot was birthed from a complaint we have, which is to encourage future brides to dare to venture off the beaten track. We get that planning a wedding can at times seem like a mountain with a sign post at its base warning you that “Its harder to climb than it looks”, and that with that hesitation it’s probably far easier to be pressured into trends or the influence of peers, past weddings and parents ha ha. But for us we see that Mountain more as an opportunity than a hinderance. We believe that brides should feel free to express themselves and within that expression is where they’ll feel truly liberated. Initially when our Model ‘Leni Tabua’ from VOU dance School turned up, she seemed very shy and even got us doubting whether she could pull of the concept. But as soon as we started shooting she absolutely “Brought It” and within a short space of time we realised that this ‘Freedom of Expression’ was far deeper than just brides feeling Liberated, this was much much more. Leni brought with her a raw, gritty, ballsy and edgy mood which totally flipped us inside out, and our concept on its head!

This was a not just a “climb up the hill to get a glimpse of ‘what could be’ kind of shoot”, this was a WAR CRY, a Battle stance, this was about Women fighting for Recognition, fighting for a voice, fighting for family, fighting for her Liberation from so many chains, voices and doubts that have contained her for so long. 

I have a lot of respect for artists in this case Kama who can express their talents through images that can speak to the soul of a person. Kama's artistic expression through these images really spoke to my soul and inspired me "to dare to venture off the beaten track" 

Vinaka Vakalevu for sharing your brilliant work of art Kama. You guys make me want to get married again haha! Perhaps I will book you for my 10th wedding anniversary in Fiji;) 

So, do me a favor folks go check out their amazing work on their website (beware you will want to get married in Fiji) Instagram and Facebook. And lastly if you or know someone that is planning to have a wedding in Fiji I would HIGHLY recommend them. Book them NOW!

Happy Monday folks! 

Lolomas (love in Fijian) 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Hi everyone!
Hope your new year is off to a great start. Just wanted to share with you some of my living room inspirations. I have a very eclectic taste when it comes to my "style".  Overall, I always want my living room space to be very welcoming, comfortable, functional, and of course happy. Who would want a sad looking space anyways?  I love anything that's from the mid-century era. Bringing mid-century into a space always makes it unique, unpredictable, and sometimes weird which makes a great conversation piece. 

I love color and pattern, and on the other hand I also like a calm, white, neutral space. My hubby and I are extroverts and so are our kids. Two words… High, Energy. We are passionate humans, it's always loud in the house which is why I like the white neutral space to calm things down and then pop with colors either with a big statement piece like a painting and then go crazy with accessories.  

Here is some of my eye candy living spaces that I pinned on my  Pinterest. Come check out my whopping 54 boards. Yes, I'm clearly addicted to Pinterest :)

All of the above pictures are from my Pinterest boards.

Below is where I get a lot of my home inspiration from the incredible Emily Henderson. The lady is just a pure genius when it comes to designing a space. These are her inspirations for her new home.

So there you have it. I want a white, simple, neutral space that pops with bold colorful patterns.  I'm glad I  have a board on Pinterest now to keep me organized or else I'd be a hot mess trying to buy everything. Thank you makers of Pinterest.

So tell me what is your taste when it comes to your living space?

Hope you have a wonderful Monday folks. See you back here soon!