Trending Tribal

  • 13th February 2013

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Italia,


Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Italia,



Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Italia,


Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Italia,







These gorgeous photos from Italian Vogue gave us just the nudge we needed to complete a post that has been brewing for some time.  We’re calling it tribal, because it’s a fun word.

The below finds we’re calling modern/ethnic.  Don’t shy away from them, they are incredible and super easy to pull off!


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1.) Beaded Mini Skirt,, $129.00

2.) Toms Reina Tribal Wedge,, $69.00

3.) Tribal Oversized Necklace,, $44.00

4.) Tribal Print Halter,, $29.80

5.) Tribal Turquoise Seed Bead Shower Necklace,, £18.00

6.) Deepa Gurnani Tribal Stacked Cuff,, $99.00

7.) Amanda Uprichard Tribal Print Tie-Waist Dress,, $198.00

8.) Orinthia Ikat Dress,, $285.00

9.) Chloe Tribal Crochet T-Strap Sandal,, $422.00

10.) The Maasai Collections, Beaded Zip Cuff,, $145.00

11.) Panacea Bright Tribal Earrings,, $6.50

12.) Altzurra Tiger Ikat-print silk pencil skirt,, $1,835.00

13.) Alice by Temperley Santos Fitted Knit Dress,, $395.00

14.) Kabuto Tasseled Cuff,, $298.00

15.) Sass Lucy Polyester Tribal Playsuit,, $59.96 (Australian Dollars)

16.) Cara Couture Tribal Multi Strand Necklace,, $45.98

17.) BCBG Tiered Tribal Skirt,, $248.00

18.) Rebecca Minkoff M.A.C. clutch,, $395.00

19.) Current Elliott Tribal Ankle Skinny,, $218.00


Snapshots of a Vanishing World

  • 13th February 2013

Anyone who is interested in anything related to humankind will find this book fascinating.


Tribes of the Great Rift Valley

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Tribes of the Great Rift Valley

Tribes of the Great Rift Valley

Photo Courtesy of: Tribes of the Great Rift Valley



Excerpt from the dust jacket:

Tribes of the Great Rift Valley, likely to be the last ethnographic tome of its genre, is the epic photographic record of African heritage in the remote environs of the Great Rift Valley, a region recognized by scientists as the birthplace of humankind.  All people share an ancestral link to this unique geography where the fossil remains of four million years of human history lay scattered across 3,500 miles of territory stretching from Eritrea to Mozambique, revealing the story of our evolution on earth.


Tribes of the Great Rift Valley

Tribes of the Great Rift Valley, Elizabeth L. Gilbert



Tribes of the Great Rift Valley,, $75.00

Parting Words

  • 13th February 2013

…recent DNA evidence suggests that all human beings are related to a single African tribe that lived 60,000 years ago.


From the Introduction to: Tribes of the Great Rift Valley, Elizabeth L. Gilbert

Right on Top

  • 12th February 2013

If you’re looking for just one new top this spring, this may be it.  It promises to be flattering for any figure with both an ultra  forgiving fit and the opportunity to cinch the waist.  The color works for the office, a ladies lunch, or an evening event and the shimmer adds a dose of extra interest.

Rosalee Shimmer Sweater Tunic
Rosalee Shimmer Sweater Tunic
Rosalee Shimmer Sweater Tunic

Rosalee Shimmer Sweater Tunic, Calypso St. Barth, $295.00


These sandals perfectly pick-up the shimmer and complement the texture of the top.  The added bonus, Donald Pliner shoes are very comfortable and durable.


Delite Sandals Donald Pliner
Delite Sandals Donald Pliner


Delite Sandals, Donald Pliner,, $228.00


Cap them off with a bold red lipstick such as Givenchy  Le Rouge.


Givenchy Le Rouge in Warm Poppy Red


Givenchy Le Rouge 306 Carmin Escarpin in warm poppy red,, $36.00

A Little Bit of Luck

  • 12th February 2013

Four leaf clovers have symbolized accidental luck since the ancient times.  There’s nothing accidental about how they are popping up adorning jewelry and clothing this season.  With a little bit of luck and planning any of these pieces could be yours if you hurry before they’re gone!

Topping the list of clover-inspired wear this fabulous Milly dress:

Milly Dress


Milly Carlin Clover-Print Silk-Georgette Dress,, $425.00


Clover Silk Skirt Jcrew
Clover Silk Skirt Jcrew







Silk pleated skirt in mini medallion,, $128.00


Some Lucky Charms

Mini Clover Jennifer Zeuner Bracelet

Mini Clover Bracelet, Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry,, $143.00


Roberto Coin Primavera Smoky Quartz Clover Bangle


Roberto Coin Primavera Smoky Quartz Clover Bangle,, $1660.00


Shawn Clover Stud Earrings Tory Burch


Shawn Clover Stud Earrings, Tory Burch,, $78.00


Jennifer Meyer Gold Four Leaf Clover Pendant Necklace


Jennifer Meyer Gold Four-Leaf Clover Pendant Necklace,, $1,325.00

Lucky Ring Spinning Jewelry

Lucky,, $31.95


For the littlest leprechauns:


Vintage Inspired Jewelry for kids Garnet Hill
Vintage Inspired Jewelry for kids Garnet Hill




Vintage-Inspired Jewelry for Kids,, $36.50

The Little Black (and White) Dress

  • 11th February 2013

The visual appeal of black and white cannot be understated.  It’s always clean, striking, fresh and modern. From leather to ruffled, A-line to shift, there’s a dress to fit every personality and body type.



Black & White Dresses


Black & White Dresses


1.) Alice + Olivia Paige Striped Leather Shift Dress,, $997.00 (Pre-Order)

2.) Bow Tie Cora Dress,, $398.00

3.) Colorblocked Zippered Dress,, $24.80

4.) Sheri Bodell Namibia Tank Dress,, $194.00

5.) Michael, Michael Kors, Stretch-cotton poplin dress,, $175.00

6.) Lela Rose Square Neck Dress,, $1,195.00

7.) Michael Kors Belted cotton-crepe dress,, $1,995.00

8. Thakoon Addition Sleeveless Leopard Dress,, $490.00

9.) RED Valentino Lace-Hem Striped Knit Dress,, $495.00

10.) Combined Dress,, $59.90

11.) Theory Nikay B Dress,, $235.00

12.) Tibi Drop Waist Checker Dress,, $445.00


If You’re Heading to…Montenegro

  • 11th February 2013

You absolutely must eat a meal at Villa Miločer!  While we may not all be royalty, we can enjoy the ambiance and view from   what was once the summer residence of Queen Marija Karađorđević.


Villa Milocer Queens Beach


Wisteria hangs overhead, more than 800 olive trees stand in the surrounding woods, ancient pine and cedar forests sweeten the air  and the views of the island of Sveti Stefan, pink sand and the gentle Adriatic absolutely amaze!


Villa Milocer Aman

Photo Courtesy of: Aman Sveti Stefan



The menu changes often, but locally caught seafood is a specialty and the homemade pasta with fresh tomato sauce is the best we have ever tastedtrumping anything we even had in Italy!  Ask if they can prepare it for you off-menu and you will not be disappointed!



Vila Millocer Aman

Dusk View, Photo: Aman Sveti Stefan

Villa Milocer Aman

Pine forest surrounding Villa Milocer




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