Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Say hello to my fury little friend

We are in the middle of a "freeze your tits off" cold front at the moment. I find it impossible to be cute and fashionable in this sort of weather. My main thoughts revolve around food, warm blankets, woolly unattractive socks, more food, hot chocolate, Oh and I don’t like to shave my legs either, you get the gist, it can get rather ugly! However, having said that, I do have just one item in my closet that, despite the lazy slump and lack of grooming that this dreadful weather brings, manages to ooze cool sophistication and turns me into a glamour queen at the flick of a hat, literally. I bought this funky fury hat on my recent trip to Prague, I affectionately referred to is as "my creature" throughout the trip. I must just mention that it was spring in Prague and the locals could spot the tourist, moi, a mile away. The one dude even had the gall to tell me that I was a season late for this hat. Rude! It’s cute, comfy and is every bit as warm as it looks. These pics were taken in Prague.


{this was taken in Old Town Square, Prague}


{Me and my boyfriend. He is the person responsible for all of the fabulous photography on my blog, have i mentioned he is a bona fide rockstar, check out his band, cutting jade on facebook.}


{The gorgeous Charles Bridge behind us, and the famous Lake Vltava flowing just under us}

It blows my mind that this city, which is situated in the centre of Europe managed to escape virtually untouched by the war that surrounded it. Whilst other countries were being bombed and invaded, Prague stood tall in all its glory and still stands today, unscathed. It’s no wonder it is called the Pearl of Europe. I like to think that this is because little tiny fairies inhabited the land back in the day and that their only task was to frolic all day, dusting the land with their enchanted dust. This is just the type of imagery that this mystical place conjures up. The Czech Republic boasts more castles per square mile, than any other major country, it’s just surreal and you can feel the magic right down to your toes.







Ahem...now for some shameless self promotion, if you feel that my blog is worthy of a South African Blog award, please do nominate me under the Best New Blog category, its number 9. You can just click on the badge on the right hand side. Go on now, clickety click! I will be hugely grateful.

27 comments:

  1. Oh my, your BF is in Cutting Jade, so cool! You look adorable, I love reading your posts:) Prague is on my must-see list, it looks so beautiful. x

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  2. Hi Chantel. I LOVED this post! Why? Because that hat is cute. Because you are hilarious! Because your boyfriend is in Cutting Jade! Too cool! Because the pictures and description of Prague are awesome.

    You have been nominated :) Good luck. Thanks for nominating me as well. Really appreciate it!

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  3. Love your chapka^^ It seems very comfy and cozy: it will be perfect for winter

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  4. Lovely pics. Love your hat - its so fun.

    Ps - I hope you get proposed to by the end of the year ;) . I am hoping the same for myself - me and my boyf have been together almost four and a half years. x

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  5. prague is awesome, i was 5 years ago with a friend and it was great! nice hat!!

    xxxgloria

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  6. lovely photos.. and your hat is very cute
    LOx

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  7. you're so gorgeous - love the hat and so jealous of your travels!
    great blog!
    loving the posts
    stop by some time xx

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  8. Fab fury hat! Great photos!
    x.o.x.o

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  9. Ok, I just added The Czech Republic to my "To visit" list! * ^ *
    The place looks magical and endearing! You're so lucky...! These pictures look trully amazing!!

    Also, you and your bf look tremendously cute together; much luck to you guys! c:

    ~ Orphin's Domains ~

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  10. Hi Chantel!

    I just stumbled upon your sweet sweet blog and couldn't help but click your follow button!! your blog is lovely and i look forward to following your adventures in the future!

    xo, kate

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  11. You look beautiful with that hat!
    Seems like you had so much fun :)

    xoxo

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  12. Hello Chantel,
    Welcome to my humble blog, great to see another SA blogger, and it is an honor to have you visit and leave a sweet comment.

    I agree with you on the arrogance and confident opinion, arrogance tips the scale right into another (nasty) category.

    I know this is dangerous territory, but I am going to risk it anyway. I have to compliment you on your pics and your site, it is fabulous. Now for the dangerous part, I am not sure if you know Audrina Patridge, I have quite a few pics of her on my site as she is one of my favorites. Now first glance I took of the first two pics of you on this post, I thought there is a definite resemblance, specially the eyes. I am sure if you had a longer fringe, combed to the side, people will mistake you for Audrina. Specially if you allow your eyes to look kinda droopy. :) Am I on thin ice here? Hope not, it is actually a huge compliment for you, I think Audrina has the most beautiful and sexiest eyes.

    Well, fortunately I am far away, so you cannot hit me with anything if you do not agree, but you are welcome to disagree with me anytime. (as long as you put it in writing and not send someone to break my knees hehe....)

    Thanks again for leaving a comment, hope to see you visit again, and hope to see lots of new outfit posts of you on your site.

    Have a stunning weekend.
    Colin.

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  13. Thanks Chantel for your lovely comment :)
    Yours pictures in Prague are beautiful !
    I love your chapka.

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  14. Great pictures - looks like you had a wonderful time!!

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  15. I love the furry hat - it suits you so, so much!
    I'd love to go to Prague, it looks beautiful!
    Fashion Stereotype

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  16. I love your hat and beautiful pictures!

    Come over and check out my post on the review of the gel mani!

    xo,
    Sara

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  17. oh i love that hat!

    Missy
    Designer sunglasses giveaway!!
    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

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  18. Hi, thanks for replying, I am sure if you ask your bf to compare some pics, he will agree with me. :-) I am relieved that you see it as a compliment, normally girls hate to be compared to other.

    Have a stunning weekend.

    Colin.

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  19. love your little creature lol.

    keep up the great work sis

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  20. Oh my word! I love your hat! Way too cute!!!

    xo

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  21. lovely hat, looks great on you

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  22. Hi I just stumbled upon your blog and I love your style, fashion and blog-wise! Really gorgeous photos! yay! just what I needed :P I nominated you ;)

    x

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  23. I visited Prague a few years ago and I just loved it! Also, obviously we're in our summer here in the US, but I've been wondering what I'll do about outfit photos once the cold weather rolls around! Uh oh! I don't blame you for feeling unmotivated in the middle of a cold front - stay inside and keep warm. Snuggly sweaters seem to be in order.

    Also, be sure to check out my blog for a chance to win a pair of earrings! Hope to see you over there.

    xo Becca @ Free Honey

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  24. The title of this post cracked me up, and I like your furry little friend very much!

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  25. you look great :) awesome pics

    xoxo

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