Saturday, 31 December 2011

✭ Happy New Year ✭

Wishing You All a Fabulously Fashionable New Year's Party and a 2012 Filled with Absolute Awesomeness!

So Remember that It's:

May your 2012 be ever so Q-rious! ...

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Christian Louboutin's 'Artemis'

Christian Louboutin impresses once again with a Beautiful Shoulder Embellished Bag called 'Artemis'. They’re great to add a little edge to an otherwise boring outfit or to spice up an already extreme ensemble. From afar, when wearing one of these bags, it looks like you’re accessorizing with a Glamorous Shoulder Accessory, à la Lady Gaga... 

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Brogue in Vogue

Dear Aldo,

I Love your Shoes! (My Credit Card ... not so much)

♥ Marina B
My Beautiful New  Brogues *Sigh*

I've been wanting a pair of Brogues for a really long time, but I'm particularly fussy with the way a shoe looks on my foot: I have a certain 'Shoe-to-Foot' Ratio that must be upheld when buying shoes. And today, I finally found the perfect pair! (Yes, at Aldo ... and the BEST part is they were on SALE!) So, if you are Q-rious, here's a bit of info on the Brogue:

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Scarf Ace

Scarves are one of my favourite Accessories Ever! You can always make a plain Jeans and Tee outfit look Amazing just by throwing on a scarf. The best part is: They can be worn all year round!...

Monday, 26 December 2011

Identif{Eye}: The Cat Eye

The 'Cat Eye' has been around since the times of Cleopatra (30BC). It was a common look in the 1950s, and is now experiencing a revival in popularity. Cat Eye makeup can be used for Glam evening eyes or serve as a fun look for daytime and, with practice, it is relatively simple to do...

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! 

Hope you had a Delightful Day filled with Plenty Magnificent Memories, Glamourous Guests (whether they be Family or Friends), Fabulous Food, Wonderful Wine and of course presents!

Jason Lam Photography
Jason Lam Photography

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Santa's Coming to Town...

It's almost Christmas Eve, and amongst getting Santa's Milk and Cookies Ready (I wrote him a letter explaining my behaviour this year, so hopefully the Big Old Man will be coming down my chimney tonight) ... I had to write my Wish List. So, below are some awesome last minute Christmas Gift Ideas: ...

Friday, 23 December 2011

Miami Airport Gets a Make-over

November 2011, marked the opening of Christopher Janney's "Harmonic Convergence" at the Miami International Airport (MIA)...

Thursday, 22 December 2011

To the 'Pointe'

Today was my last day at work for 2011 ... The best way I could express my "Happy" was through my "Happy Dance" (Although it is more of a jig or a wiggle). Loving Dance and Movement, I've decided to dedicate this post to ... you guessed it, DANCE ...

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

The Christmas 'Wrap'

For those of you thinking I'm writing about Eminem's Christmas Album (All Artists are releasing their Holiday Albums now) well, I'm afraid you're mistaken. Christmas is around the corner and we all have to buy gifts and then ... Wrap them! Dum Dum Dum! ...

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

It's About Time!

I Love Vintage! And nothing says Vintage more than a good ol' Watch (Pocket Watches are favourable). In Today's Modern World Watches are worn more as an accessory than to tell the time (We got iPhones, Smartphones and Tablets to do that for us). However it's always nice to see a beautifully crafted watch...

Monday, 19 December 2011

Roses are Red ... or Cream or Violet ...

I absolutely adore Roses! And not the types that you get in bouquets  at the Fresh Produce Market (If you wish to give me flowers — I prefer Daffodils) I'm talking about the Fake Roses  that you can pin in your hair or on a Cardi or Bag ... the best part is: You don't need to remember to water them! ...

Sunday, 18 December 2011

The Nutcracker on Ice

Everybody's heard of the Nutcracker, right? Or at least seen some sort of variation of the movie or cartoon? Maybe even seen the ballet? Well, Tonight I witnessed The Nutcracker on Ice at the Montecasino Teatro, and it was Extremely Cool (Excuse the Pun) ...

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Livin' La Vida 'Mocha'

I don't know about you, but I need my morning dose of caffeine. I'm not talking about instant out of a jar coffee that tastes like brown crayon and hot water (okay, although not all instant coffee is insipid, there is something more delicious about having coffee come out of a machine). Below is a little secret to how I start my mornings: ...

Friday, 16 December 2011

Something to Live by ...

We all have a Collection of Quotes and Sayings that we live by. So I thought I'd share share some of my favourite ones with you: ...

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Crazy for Cobalt

There are a lot of popular colors making an appearance this season but none are quite so bold or vibrant as Cobalt Blue. The vibrancy of cobalt blue is undeniably captivating, but that same intensity is the main reason most people shy away from wearing it. It’s a flattering shade on every skin tone and hair colour... 

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

'Haute' Chocolate: L'Africain at Café Angelina

Earlier this year, I took a trip to Wondrous Paris! Besides all the 'tourist-y' things to do (like The Louvre and The Eiffel Tower), a friend of mine, who I met earlier on my trip, suggested that we go for a cup of Hot Chocolate (called chocolat L'Africain) at a spot called Angelina, assuring me that they are famous for their 'sinful hot chocolate'. Stepping inside the Café, it felt like we were transported to the Belle Époque and I presumed that this would be an experience I would never forget (Ever!) ...

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The Point of 'Nori'-turn

Well, what can I say, 'I'm on a roll' ... or, at least, I was eating them tonight at the Sushi Bar down the road from my house with a few amazing friends (and wine — you can never forget wine)...

Monday, 12 December 2011

Tim Walker: Imaginary Fantastic Bizarre

For those of you who know me, will know that I absolutely adore the work of British Fashion Photographer, Tim Walker! ...

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Nail Art

Today I was inspired by a friend's Nail Art. For those of you who are clueless about Nail Art; it is literally Works of Art displayed over 10 Small Canvases (20 canvases if you include your toes). I must say, I love the idea of personalising each nail and you can have tons of fun expressing yourself. The fun part is that you can pull inspiration from anywhere (from paintings to foods, TV series and more) and translate it into nail art...

Saturday, 10 December 2011

All That Glitters ...

Kristen Stewart, Camilla Belle & Gwyneth Paltrow wear sequins

Party season is upon us and with it comes the most festive of trends — Glitter, Sequins and Metallics. They will really be everywhere this season from Dresses to Blazers, Handbags and Shoes. Whether you'd rather wear it as a subtle accent piece, or go all out in a vibrant, knockout outfit - metallics are an excellent way to liven up your look... 
Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson at the AMA's

Friday, 9 December 2011

Royal Riviera - Forever New

Forever New's "Royal Riviera" range is now in stores go take a look at it this weekend.
The Dresses are very cute (as expected) and the blue/white nautical stripes are on trend ...

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Happy Feet

I have to admit that I have never been a 'Shoe Girl' but, that all changed when I bought my first pair of Aldo's this year. I must say that the second I slid my foot into the shoe; heavens parted and I heard angels sing and before I knew it I was swiping my credit card! Since that day my shoe closet began to expand and my card balance began to decrease... 

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

The Hair Bow

Many of you were Q-rious to find out how to do the Hair Bow from my Little 'Bow' Peep & 'Ribbon' Hood Post. I have been watching numerous videos this evening on YouTube and below is the quickest and easiest way to do the Lady Gaga inspired Hair Bow ...


Arriving home after a loooong day at work; I was greeted by a 'Happy-Yellow' Parcel. After barbarically ripping open the packaging, I caught a glimpse of a Pink Box, and I knew that my wait for the December GLAMBOX was finally over! ...

Little 'Bow' Peep & 'Ribbon' Hood

Bows are trending this season (whether you are in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere for Men and Ladies).  Wear them in your hair, have them on your blouses, shoes, gloves, jewellery, stockings, etc.  Also, keeping in mind the Festivities, you'll have a great reason to dress up like a Present.

So take a 'Bow' ... or many ;)

Monday, 5 December 2011

Geek Chic

Geek Chic refers to embracing the stereotypically unpopular "geek" characteristics and making it stylish. Things typical to the 'Geek' Culture are:

Sunday, 4 December 2011

A Coral Affair

Coral is a H-O-T Colour for Spring/Summer 2011 whether you decide to use it in your makeup, clothes or accessories. 

A few facts about Coral:
  • Coral is a pinkish-orange colour
  • According to the Dictionary of Colour NamesThe first recorded use of coral as a 'colour name' in English was in 1513
  • The Complementary Colour of Coral is Teal

Below are a few pictures to inspire you:

Bright Coral Lips

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Ty Keogh: Cleo Bachelor 2011

Ladies, last night it was announced that Ty Keogh is the 2011 Cleo Bachelor. For those of you who are Q-rious to find out more, here are a few facts about Ty, thanks to Cleo Magazine:

Ty Keogh

Friday, 2 December 2011

Gareth Pugh for M•A•C

Unconventional and Rebellious Fashion Designer Gareth Pugh has teamed up with M.A.C makeup for a Limited Edition Collaboration. The Collection comes in Geometrically Pugh-esque packages and includes cream shadows, LipGlass, lipsticks, powders, liners, fake lashes, and even a makeup bag. The Dramatic Angular False Lashes are the most talked about item. Look out for it in the M•A•C Stores and Counters World Wide!
Gareth Pugh for  M•A•C: The Collection
Gareth Pugh for  M•A•C: Angular Lashes

Thursday, 1 December 2011

The 'Braid-y' Bunch

A post dedicated to my Love of Braiding Hair ♥

French Braid with loose pieces
Fishtail Plaits

Wining and Dining at Toadbury Hall

Situated in Muldersdrift nestled on the banks of the Crocodile River, is a quaint little place called Toadbury Hall where my sister plans to get married next year. We arrived for our scheduled food tasting and were greeted by dapper waiters ... and a power cut (compliments of Eskom)...

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Let the 'Blog' Begin

Welcome to Q-riouser & Q-riouser... 
This is the Wonderful Beginning of a Blog which will entice your Q-riosity. It will keep you au courant with the latest Fashion & Beauty Trends, Tempt you with Exquisite Foods and Enlighten you on the latest Movies, Music and Shows.
Enjoy the Journey ...

Dior Couture by Patrick Demarchelier