When Fashion and Nature Collide – Making Waves, August Issue

Hello!
Welcome to our August edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. This issue is about celebrating the beauty of the ocean. I’ll never forget the first time I saw the ocean. I was seven years old. My mother took my older brother and I to Florida during Christmas Holliday. The Atlantic Ocean ––its blue-green water with white swirls that went away from the beach to infinity and the sound of the waves called my name. I had only one desire: swim in this immensity. Nobody had warned me of the strength of the waves and quickly I found myself under water. I was trying to find the surface, to breathe before being dragged unwillingly back under water by another wave. Thankfully, my older brother grabbed my arm and got me out of there. I was scared, but I burst out laughing to his surprise. That’s where my taste for adventure comes from, I think.
Today, I feel the same emotions (a mixture of fear and desire) by presenting you this edition in which I dare to expose myself in a bathing suit. Despite my assurance, I have butterflies in my stomach. Is it necessary to specify that I am no longer 20 years old? I’m a 51-year-old mom…

“It creases a little here and there, it’s less firm everywhere. Should I sacrifice my passion for diving and just lounge on my balcony to avoid eyes when I’m in a bikini? Niet. Nada. Nope. I feel good in my body and I refuse diktats rhyming with eternal youth. So, yes, I throw myself in the water ––once again!”

The shooting was done while I was on vacation in Mexico with my family. My daughter took the majority of the pictures. I talked with my friend Lisa a few weeks back and was captivated not just by the fact that she  loves diving (she is in fact an even more experienced diver than I am) but also by her interest in protecting the ocean. This cause has a deep meaning and importance for all the members of our team. Then and there we came up with the concept of the shoot (and the lovely mermaid picture, below, being one of my favourites). I mean, which woman wouldn’t want to be a mermaid once in her life?
Speaking of amazing species, there’s nothing more beautiful than flowers and our animal friends. You will see some beauties from Roda and Darren’s nature pics.
Note: In case you’ve not seen these capsules before, the When Fashion and Nature Collide project is a monthly collaboration with three of my WP friends: Roda from Growing Self, Lisa from Lismore Paper, and Darren from The Arty Plantsman.
The third wednesday of each month you can see outfits styled by me, and art from Lisa, that were inspired by Roda’s critter pictures and Darren’s flower pictures. With the spirit of protecting nature I pull together my outfits with clothing already available in my wardrobe. When purchases are to be made, these come from vintage shops and thrift stores or from socio-eco-friendly brands.
Enjoy the issue!

At the beach, it’s not simply a question of style: it’s a priority. You just shouldn’t leave the house without sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. Keeping up with the beach lifestyle in 2018 is all about following the right trends. Pay attention to the tips below for a better trip this year.

Living A Blue Lifestyle

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Roda’s photo collage – Photography of 3C Style by Emmanuelle F. (my daughter) – Stylist: Dominique Nancy – Flower photography by The Arty Plantsman – Fish photography by the Scuba Diving Centre at Grand Sirenis ResortPhoto Aug 12, 2 35 05 PM
Environmentalists always say they want to live a “green” lifestyle. Those of us who love the beach can live an even better blue lifestyle to preserve the beach as well as our image! Stay plastic free on your next trip to the coastline. That way, even if you forget a few pieces of trash, that trash won’t stick around for hundreds of years after you leave. Plastic also causes unnecessary deaths in the marine environment because it gets stuck in the digestive systems of animals. It is up to you to help solve this problem, and it is easy to do!
Check out this article for more tips on how you can protect the ocean. Honestly, you do not really have to do anything special. An awareness of what and what not to do is the best advice. Protecting the coastline is not as difficult as you think, and you can look good doing it!
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A bright monochromatic look is an easy way to make a fashion statement. I’m loving cobalt blue. Sometimes, I add a turquoise accessory for a Breakfast at Tiffany’s vibe. By the way, this combo looks great with both silver and gold jewelry.

Making Waves with your Accessories

The Turtles
Roda’s photo collage – Photography of 3C Style by Emmanuelle F. – Stylist: Dominique Nancy – Nature Photography by Growing Self – Turtle artwork by Lismore PaperPhoto Aug 12, 2 40 10 PMcolier02
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At the beach, less is more. But I take my beaching seriously! This year’s preeminent must-have accessory is the fish net bag, and you can get it for less than $20 here. Or if you prefer, stick with a classic and opt for a straw bag. Keep your accessories at a minimum. Same goes for your makeup. Go simply with a tinted moisturizer, lip balm and waterproof mascara. You don’t need more then that. But do wear bright colours on your toes (pink and turquoise are currently trending).
Roda’s photo collage –– Nature Photography by Growing Self – T-Shirt artwork copyright Lisa Lawrence, Lismore Paper & design copyright Dominique Nancy – 3C Style, 2018. Photo Aug 13, 3 52 47 PM
Lisa and I came up with this fabulous T-shirt design to help raise awareness about the need to protect the ocean habitats and marine wildlife. Our futur as well of animals depend on it.

Safety Tips

Roda’s photo collage – Photography of 3C Style by Ocean Photo – Stylist: Dominique Nancy – Nature photography by Growing SelfPhoto Aug 12, 2 43 19 PM
No matter what accessories you buy, your number one accessory is your body. This is the summer time, after all, and you want to be in the best shape that you can be. The first thing you have to do is protect your skin with an appropriately strong solar cream. The fairer your skin, the more powerful your PDF. Please do not skip that step. Pick a great looking hat for the look and to protect the angles that your solar cream may miss. Sunglasses are a must too – sunlight does not have to be direct in order to damage your eyes.

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This picture of a sea turtle is as picturesque as a fabulous sunset on the beach.
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Give Your Denim a Twist

Landscape & Calochortus albus var rubellus
Roda’s photo collage – Photography of 3C Style by Emmanuelle F. – Stylist: Dominique Nancy – Nature photography by Growing Self – Flower photography by The Arty PlantsmanPhoto Aug 12, 1 22 10 PM
The name of this flower may sound like a complicated magic formula but it’s no mystery that a denim piece is a must-have for Summer. Look for unusual details such as ribbons, an exaggerated collar or a two-tones design. And remember ––denim doesn’t necessarily have to be blue. Accessorize your denim with fun accents, including pom pom, lovely pouch or turtle design earrings for a casual look as powerful as the waves of the ocean. For Fall, I will be giving my denim a cowboy twist…

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Be Sweet 

The Hibiscus & Mermaid 
Roda’s photo collage – Photography of 3C Style by Emmanuelle F. – Stylist: Dominique Nancy – Flower photography by Darren’s wife (Susan) – Mermaid artwork by Lismore PaperPhoto Aug 12, 2 25 12 PM
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this cute combination of colors. Peach + Yellow + Red generates a sense of calm but it’s guaranteed to infuse a dose of sweetness to your look… Without the sugar rush (forgive the pun). For tips on how to mix colors, see this post The six basic techniques for creating color schemes.
The making of a mermaid is an art. See Lisa’s blogpost to learn more about it.

Top with Yellow

Strike with Stripes

Landscape & Anigozanthos (kangaroo paw)
Roda’s photo collage – Photography of 3C Style by Emmanuelle F. – Stylist: Dominique Nancy – Nature photography by Growing Self – Flower photography by The Arty PlantsmanPhoto Aug 12, 2 18 54 PMEarrings – Rebecca De Ravenel at M’ODA ‘Operandi
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This print never goes out of style. There’s a reason why: It’s neutral and versatile. This must-have staple truly goes with everything. I like to match stripes with floral, khaki, pastels or leopard prints. Then I add my tortoiseshell sunnies to top off the look effortlessly.
The Butterfly
Roda’s photo collage – Photography of 3C Style by Ocean Photo – Stylist: Dominique Nancy – Nature photography by Growing SelfPhoto Aug 12, 1 17 27 PMEarrings – Rebecca De Ravenel at M’ODA ‘Operandi
Stripes

 

I have exactly 21 pieces with stripes in my wardrobe. A magic number according to J. Crew. 21 is the “number of stripes on the Breton shirts worn by sailors in the French navy, signifying Napoleon’s 21 victories against the British”. I assure you that my love for stripes has nothing to do with historical events.
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Dive Girl!

Roda’s photo collage – Photography of 3C Style by Emmanuelle F. – Stylist: Dominique Nancy – T-Shirt artwork & design copyright Lisa Lawrence, Lismore Paper, 2018. Photo Aug 12, 1 43 04 PM
Lisa came up with this awesome artwork and design. I had it made into a T-shirt so I could wear it when diving. It was a huge hit. Every female diver wanted to get one too. See Lisa’s blogpost to learn more about her lovely artwork.

 

Plunge Headfirst into Bold Shades 

The Beautiful Hesperantha 
Roda’s photo collage – Photography of 3C Style by Emmanuelle F. – Stylist: Dominique Nancy – Flower photography by The Arty PlantsmanPhoto Aug 12, 1 50 46 PM
Did you know? Fuchsia is named after the color of the flower of the fuchsia plant, which was discover by the german botanist Leonhart Fuchs in the 16th century. Deeper than cotton candy, this rich hue pairs wonderfully with red, white and light blue.
Photo Aug 12, 1 53 38 PMIMG_2267Crochet Vintage Dress – Era Vintage Wear / Earrings – Tobi Don’t drop the ball hot pink earrings / Sunglasses – Burberry

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The Swan & Landscape
Roda’s photo collage – Photography of 3C Style by Emmanuelle F. – Stylist: Dominique Nancy – Nature photography by Growing SelfPhoto Aug 12, 1 59 11 PM
According to the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report, orange is one of the paintbox brights for Fall. Vivid, like traffic cones, it’s a dazzling and optimistic hue. I especially like burnt orange with its rusty tones. Pairing orange with white and black works beautifully. However, let’s be careful with black. Too much of it might make you look like a Halloween decoration. Go gorgeous as a swan with simply a small splash of black.
Photo Aug 12, 1 58 53 PMVintage Dress – Era Vintage Wear / Bag – M0851 / Hat – Old / Necklace – Mexican Artisana Jewelry Gifts With Humanity

Put some colour in your dots

The Ranunailus asiaticus 
Roda’s photo collage – Photography of 3C Style by Ocean Photo – Stylist: Dominique Nancy – Flower photography by The Arty PlantsmanPhoto Aug 12, 2 31 06 PM
The origin of this playful print comes from a Polish dance, the Polka. The interest for it grew with the European immigration towards the US in the beginning of the 19th century. Since then, interest has not stopped. From Marilyn Monroe to Kate Middleton and Julia Roberts in the film Pretty Woman or Lady Diana in the 80’s, polka dot clothes are a real craze. The growing popularity of vintage clothing contributes to maintain this success. But polka dots will always be trendy, just like stripes.
This summer, wear your dots with colour. Easy way to double the fun! Pair your feminine Polka dots dress with lovely leather sandals or pumps. If you want to break the classic line, just add a leather jacket, a boyfriend blazer or a big fun belt. Want more ideas on how to wear this fun print? See this post: 7 Cool ways to wear Polka dots.

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Wear Black and White in Summer

Some B&W shots 
Roda’s photo collage – Photography of 3C Style by Rodrigo Colvoda and Ocean Photo – Stylist: Dominique Nancy – Nature photography by Growing SelfPhoto Aug 12, 1 03 30 PM
From these pictures Lisa over at Lismore Paper has created once again beautiful artworks. Please, go visit her site as well as Roda and Darren‘s blogs to get an overall view of When Fashion and Nature Collide.
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The team: Darren Sleep, Dominique Nancy, Roda Shope and Lisa Lawrence

Next edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide: September 19th. 

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122 Comments

  1. The style and fashion in this edition is fantastic! I absolutely love everything about the stripes, dots, and fuchsia! I love all of the suits and denim. You are gorgeous and are the perfect mermaid!. The ocean is such a gift and making sure we do the right thing is so important. It was such a great pleasure to work with you on the turtle t shirt concept. You are truly an inspiration my fellow dive girl! Much love and hugs dear friend!

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    1. Aww If only I could press the LIKE button more than once. There would be hundreds on your comment dear Lisa. And a thousand times thanks! It’s an honor to collaborate with you and a great source of fun and inspiration. Much love to you Sis. xoxo

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  2. Wow, your comprehensive post makes me yearn for the ocean Dominique. Absolutely wonderful, shades of blue (by the way, my favourite colour) and green, so striking. And you look fabulous. Great post and I’m with you on keeping our beaches and waterways plastic free. 💙 xx

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    1. You are so lovely Miriam. Thank you. Green and shades of blue are my signature colors! I would have liked to pose with a kangaroo for the photos of the plant whose nickname is the emblem of Northern Territory of Australia. That would have been so cool. I loved the pics of the wombats you have post recently on your blog. You are so lucky to have been able to approach them. Yes, definitely plastic free. Yay!

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  3. Well darling if you don’t feel good in your body in bikini who wouldn’t ?!😍
    An other great post a d beautiful outfit….I want those shoes with blue stones ……..really my style and perfect heel size😘

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    1. I knew that you would like those Bottega Veneta kitty heels. Definitely my style as well. I do feel good in my body but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to show that much on Internet! But compared to the incident that happened while water skiing, I thought that I was not showing as much.😂

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  4. OMG! Epoustouflant! Superbes photos de toi et images magnifiques de la nature. La photo de ton visage en gros plan appuyé sur ta main est d’une grande beauté. Ton visage baigne dans les teintes mordorées du soleil couchant. Sublime! Encore plus que tes tenues qui sont super, cette publication montre, disons le simplement, ta grande beauté. Bravo Dominique! C’est un post magique💖💟
    Bisous!!

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    1. Quelle belle façon de commencer la journée en lisant ton commentaire. Voilà j’ai le boost qu’il me faut pour partir au travail en souriant. Merci Imelda. Les teintes orangées sont sublimes et j’avoue que j’aime beaucoup cette photo. Emmanuelle a fait un excellent travail aussi. Une de mes photos préférées est celle avec la robe rose, mais j’aime beaucoup celle avec le cygne également. Les vacances étaient magiques et cela se reflète dans les photos! ❤️

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    1. Thank you so much. These t-shirts are so much fun to do! Because of this project he third wednesday of the month has become my favourite day of the month coz I get to show our team work. ❤️

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  5. It is hard for me to choose a favorite! But, I have to say that white sundress has to be the one! You know, the little sister should be able to invade the big sister’s closets!😉💚

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    1. I grew up surrounded by mountains. So I am more the Heidi type than a mermaid babe. But I love the beach and can easily imagine myself waking up every morning to a breathtaking beach view, rolling the sliding doors and going for a walk on the beach. 😉 I feel good in both environnement actually. As long as I am outside in Nature I’m fine. In my youth I didn’t knew much about the water though and my first experience with the ocean could have been catastrophic… Thanks for your visit. I appreciate.

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    2. I now live in a forest surrounded by ponds, reservoirs and streams. Now I think I was meant to be a forest fairy! I do love all natural environments from desert to mountains. I have a phobic fear of deep water but love it nonetheless. 🧜‍♂️

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    3. You are lucky to live in an all natural environment. Your place sounds so beautiful. I like the idea about being a “forest lady”. It’s a nice concept. I can picture you very easily as a stylish forest lady! ❤️

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  6. Wow. How much work went into this post? So inspiring and amazing. Dominique, you are one beautiful and inspiring lady. Now my little question: for those of us that are camera shy-ahmm, very shy-what is your advice, Dominique? How do we ever make a debut on the screen?

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    1. Thanks Luda for your lovely comment and your trust in me. Two things actually help. 1. Practice in front of the mirror different poses. Always move slowly and keep a pose at least five seconds. Tip: I often pretend I am a flower and it is the wind that makes me move. I don’t know if this will help you but It does for me. 2. When you feel ready, ask a friend to take pictures of you. Soon you will discover the angles that work best for you and you will become more confident in front of the camera. Lastly, if you cannot quite get it right the first time, don’t give up on it the first try. Give it a second chance, and even a third. The third time is the charm, right? Good luck and have fun. 😍

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  7. This is so beautiful. I love how you set this up. Your photos are gorgeous of you. Looks like a great vacation spot too. I bet you guys had a ton of fun. Also loved that sea turtle. I have a collection of tiny sea turtle nick nacks on my shelves from our trips to the beach and from my kids. Thanks for taking the time to do this and sharing it with us all.

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    1. This project is pure fun. I enjoy doing this collaboration so much. So glad that you like it. This shoot was extra fun for me because the photos were done by my daughter while on vacation. So everyone was relax and just enjoying the moment. We had a great time and diving was AWESOME! More pictures coming up pretty soon. Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a lovely comment. Muah!

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    1. Hello Shreya. There was nothing in my spam folder from you but I did found a few other comments from other WP friends. How they got there is a complete mystery to me. Have you hit the button SEND. Sometimes I write comments and forget to hit the button. This might be what happen with yours? Don’t worry about it. I know you are thinking of me as I am thinking of you too. Happy Friday Shreya. Big hug.

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  8. Another brilliant nature collaboration – it so reminds me of my days in River Island when merchandising and we used an array of props from all areas of nature to show, display and present the seasons’ ranges. Beautifully created, designed and represented by a grand team 🙂

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  9. Lovely post dear, I love the fashion I’m a fan of the old style of clothing, you look stunning dear you have nothing to worry about, I love the water as well I grow up right next to it, you may love this dear yesterday I got to watch a short video of the only known albino Humpback wale off the cost of Australia it’s beautiful looking.
    ❤️✌️

    BY FOR NOW

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  10. I didn’t realize that we are the same age! I also have a couple swimsuits that I wear all the time-but you won’t see any pics of me😳 You are brave, beautiful and so very talented!!💕

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    1. J’adore apprendre sur l’origine des mots. C’est un sujet qui me fascine. Merci d’avoir partagé l’information. Ici, au Québec, le mot “denim” est maintenant d’usage courant et n’est pas considéré comme un anglicisme. C’est tellement intéressant de voir comment la langue évolue. Au cours des vingt dernières années avec Internet et les cellulaires ont a vu tellement de nouveaux mots apparaître qu’il y aurait une thèse de doctorat à faire sur ce sujet. À bien y penser je suis certaine que quelqu’un a déjà pensé à étudier le phénomène. Je devrais faire quelques recherches sur le Web pour en savoir davantage. Merci Steve pour ton commentaire fort pertinent.

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  11. I totally love this post – as you will soon see for yourself 😉 – and think it´s so wonderful that you did the shoot for this one during your holidays in Mexico, Dominique! Óle! (Do they say that in Mexico? Well, they do in Spain. 😉 ) You totally rock! The outfits you´ve come up with are amazing, I just love them all and especially the stripes and the green one with the lovely printed trousers and the perfect red necklace to go with! Also love that you´re pointing out the importance of protecting our oceans by keeping them clean and being aware of the damage we can cause. The photos are fantastic, your daughter does such a great job! You must be so proud of her! And you? You just look stunning and beautiful, and honestly, there are not enough words to describe your looks. 🙂 If I would look like you with 51 then I would count myself a very, very lucky girl!! 😀
    And everytime I tell myself, she can´t top this post, but everytime you do – you´re magic, you know that, right? 😉 xoxo ❤

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    1. Dear Sarah,
      I spell three words, then I erase two and I continue like this but after 15 minutes of this dance that looks like a cha-cha-cha I have to face the facts: nothing I can write will be comparable to your words that you have so generously attributed to me, my daughter, my blog … Know that they go straight to my heart and that they bring me the energy to pursue the ambition of my dreams. Despite the ocean that separates us, you have managed to make your place in my daily life. Every morning, I open my computer and look at my emails and if I discover a message telling me there is a new post or an email from you I smile knowing that I will revel when I have the opportunity to read you. Each visit of your blog reserves me always a pleasant surprise. Will it be question of a watercolor? A painting? A photography? A new pair of earrings that you have made? A story? A sculpture? It does not matter. I know I will love it. Your talent is exceptionally diverse and your artwork of great beauty. They are in your image dear friend. I’m really lucky that my path has crossed yours. Thank you for your friendship. -Dominique xoxo

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    2. Now you´ve made me utterly speechless, Dominique, and even a little chocked with emotion! (But the good way, always the good way with you!) It´s been a topsy-turvy sort of day for me, with sad memories reevoken but your words have soothed and calmed me and made me happy and smile – so thank you, dearest friend.
      I´m so glad my words bring you the energy to pursue the ambition of your dreams – what more could anyone hope for? And you deserve to have your dreams come true, and words or no words I know they will! (But it´s so sweet to know that I had a little part in this too. 🙂 )
      And know that I always feel the same when an email or a new blogpost arrives in my mailbox – it always makes for a very special day! 🙂
      Much love, dear friend, much love! xoxo

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  12. I am always amazed by your ability to translate the beautiful photos and artwork into stunning fashion statements. I suppose I should be used to it by now because you’ve always been perfect in your presentations. By the way, in addition to your lovely personality, you look amazing in your bathing suits…as well as everything else. Nothing to fear there! 🙂

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    1. Aha… Fish stinks you know that, right? You don’t owe me anything. In fact, I think I’m the one who might owe you one… I’m loosing it these days. There are so many things happening in my life at the same time, good things do not worry. But I am a little out of breath. Take care. I can’t wait to see you. xoxo

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  13. This post is fantastic I love the way you raise awareness on the environment issues as well as playing with colours and adding history to it. Amazing images and artwork, very beautiful and educational too. You look amazing you can wear whatever you want because you are stunning. Love the images and I am a big fan of your work. Have a lovely week beautiful xoxo Cris
    http://photosbycris.blogspot.com/2018/08/hipsiti-your-one-stop-travel-guide.html

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    1. You are so kind. Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I have read a couple of your blogposts too and I’m very impressed by the quality of your writing. I look forward reading more of you.

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    2. Your so sweet. I am currently in a very intense period with my work as a journalist, family and a personal project that takes up a lot of my time. My productivity for the blog suffers slightly for the moment, but the constancy should soon be at the rendezvous by the end of September. Thank you for your patience.

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    1. Awe -I’m the one who is speechless now. Thank you so much Tashnee. It was fun to do the shoot with my daughter. By the way, I have not forgotten about the lyric Challenge… The past weeks kind of gotten away from me. Thanks for your patience and your beautiful comment. Much love my friend. xoxo

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    2. Your welcome dear my dear friend, I hope you got the last email I sent you. Thank you for everything. I am much better now. Starting from Monday I will continue with journey of my life. May God bless you for me. Have a lovely blessed Day.

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    3. When did you sent it? I haven’t got any recently. Not since I got back from Mexico. Let me check my spam. I’m so glad you are better now. You are so strong Tashnee. You deserve to be happy. I wish you the best dear. xoxo

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    4. The last email you sent me, I replied you. Thank you once again, you made me find myself again. I was going through depression and you really saved me. Talking to you healed me. Because I was able to cough everything out of my chest just by writing to you. Your truly a friend. Your advice healed me. Your God sent. 🤗🤗😍

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    5. I’m so happy to hear that you are doing better. That is the most important thing. Thank you so much for your kind comment. I’m glad that our exchange was useful. All the best my friend. Big hugs. And lots of love. xoxo

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  14. Hello Dominique!
    You look amazing in all of these beautiful outfits. My favourite is the striped swimsuit which looks classy and elegant. I love the idea of living a blue lifestyle. In our house, we try our best to avoid plastic but sometimes it is really hard! We use reusable produce bags to buy groceries, but we still need to use plastic bags to pick up our dogs’ poop. We try to buy our food in bulk to avoid packaging, but sometimes our favourite food only comes in plastic packaging 😦
    Thank you for sharing these lovely photos ❤ Looks like an amazing trip!

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    1. Hello Sophie,
      You are doing exactly the right things Sophie. I also have trouble completely avoiding plastic packaging and I hope that soon more products will be available in bulk. Guess which mutual friend of us is visiting me in Montreal this week? Take care and keep well.

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    2. Yes I am hoping that more products will be sold in bulk too! There is a bulk food store far away however it is very difficult to get there unless we drive, so we are left with the moral dilemma of whether plastic packaging is worse or driving?
      Darren is visiting?! That’s awesome 🙂 hope you guys have a good time!

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    3. Yes, Darren is here. It is awesome! We are having such a great time. DEE-DEE arrived yesterday and Linda will be here as well on Friday. More about that on the blog soon. Right now I am enjoying every minutes I spent with them.

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