Bohemian Princess’ new collection features exquisite ethnic necklaces from Bali, Indonesia. Handcrafted by local artisans, each piece is so beautiful, it will make you feel like you traveled there.
An international tourist destination, Bali is rich in scenery, food, culture and history.
Who’s up for a trip? ;)
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust
Yes, it’s me, Honey, and I am alive and breathing fabulously, thank you ;)
Life has been very busy, as usual. My last post was almost 3 months ago (yikes!), and I know, I know, I always say I would post more, and from now on, I’ll try.
In between fashion shows, pageants, jewelry design, and over-stressing- I’ve been going 100 miles and hour, never stopping. That’s why, darlings, I have not been able to sit and blog.
I thought I did things more than enough to not stress about them, but I feel almost always flustered, and that’s not good, because it ages me AND it makes me feel crappy. I lose sleep, wake up with circles under my eyes, break out, have stomach cramps, and headaches, ughhhh. Stress is like a bad boyfriend- the kind that keeps you up all night wondering what he’ll do this time to disappoint you and make you cry. Yup…what a crappy, crappy feeling. This not-so-good feeling turns you into a monster, “the bitch” and it makes you the bad person in the relationship. The only way to make this feeling go away is to end it once and for all. So I will…
….because I decided to break up with the one thing that’s overtaking my life….stress.
Let’s break up.
Alright, now just like after a break up, and you start on a clean slate. Out with the old, and in with the new.
…regardless of who, or what you’re breaking up with…the best advice is below::::
Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together. ~Liz Taylor
Another great idea would be list the things you want in your new lover. For a stress-free attitude, I’ve compiled some wonderful quotes to remember, to help relax my mind. Hope this helps you as well, darlings!
Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you. ~John De Paola
Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. ~Natalie Goldberg
Give your stress wings and let it fly away. ~Terri Guillemets
There is more to life than increasing its speed. ~Mohandas K. Gandhi
Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it. ~Ray Bradbury
Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it. ~Brian Tracy
Live in the present and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering. ~Ida Scott Taylor
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. ~Kurt Vonnegut
Now, just breathe…..and…
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These past three weeks of my free time I had spent creating beautiful accessories with special meaning and symbolism.
Earrings and pens made from beautiful and vibrant Tibetan peacock feathers symbolizing beauty, grace, enlightenment, protection, renewal and good luck…
Inspired by my lucky peacock decor that hangs in my living room, I wanted to share the goodness I feel when I see it…The vibrant hues lifts up any spirit, and encourage a promising tomorrow.
I have also learned to fashion paper crane earrings created from high-quality origami yuzen paper. Various beads, gemstones and pearls are incorporated into the paper crane to create unique earrings- none of the designs are the same.
Tsuru, or paper crane is a symbol of hope, peace, happiness, loyalty, good health and yes, good luck. Legend has it is you make fold 1000 paper cranes, and you get to make a wish.
My wish in this lifetime, is to sell one thousand paper crane earrings.
Pens and earrings will be posted for sale on my Etsy within the next few days. Hope you like them! They make perfect Mother’s Day Gifts ;)
Are you happy?
Happiness is a choice. Choose it. It’s not hard.
Just live life as if everything is magnificent, a miracle. Look beyond the imperfections, the teeny things that don’t matter because there’s bigger more important things that do. Enjoy, seize and love every moment. In reality it’s not really what you have that makes you happy… or who or where you are, or what you’re doing….It’s what you think. If you’re in a miserable place but you think beautiful, happy thoughts, then you’re happy. Believe that if you think it, it will be. So if you want to be happy, there is no other way but to be.
Don’t go looking for it. Because it will find you. I promise.
Love yourself first. Love the world and the people around you, and everything will fall into place.
The person you are meant to be with- he/she will come around. The secret is to know that the this person, they’re already a part of you. And when that one day come, you will know.
So don’t worry…be happy.
Merry new year my darlings!
Mahalo nui loa for all my amazing friends and family who greeted me on my 26th Birthday this past Thursday, Dec. 27th. Hugs & Kisses from yours truly!
2013 is fast approaching and everyone is getting their New Year’s resolution lists in time to begin midnight Tuesday.
No resolutions for me, no sir. I think it’s more important to have a new way of thinking, a new attitude in the different everyday things we deal with rather than shooting for changing things and people that we can’t control.
As I slowly learn in this life, I have come to acknowledge that the only way to deal with unchanging circumstances (and people) is to change the way you relate to them. The changes you make, this new attitude you have will precipitate change in others.
Some fresh and fabulous ways of thinking to get us through the new year. When you’re feeling down, keep these thoughts in mind. Your new attitude will get you back up and moving.
Follow your heart.
Happiness is yours to take.
This is your life and you deserve the absolute best.
Be kind to yourself.
Believe in your power.
Exceed your expectations.
Mean what you say.
Know when you did something wrong and apologize.
Never give up.
You’re beautiful and special and there is only one you!
Love your life and the people who make it worthwhile.
Happy December! The holidays are here, and I hope everyone’s been well.
I have given myself an early Christmas/Birthday Gift and that is the knowledge that I will be leaving a wonderful legacy…
Now that my life has gotten a bit less busy, FASHION WITH A MISSION is back on full force…
I believe that everyone can make a difference. Each one of us can. I choose to make a difference through fashion, and I know that one day FWM will inspire people and help change lives.
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FWM will move you and motivate you to be a better person, even through little daily quotes from people and things of fashion.
More updates coming your way!
I am my mother’s daughter…
I am her legacy.
I am my mother’s mirror.
I hope that in heaven, she feels the love reflecting from me…my sisters, and my brother.
Because we are our mother’s children.
We are her legacy.
Happy Birthday, Mama. We all love you very much.
Born on August 1st, our mother would have turned 50 years old today, although she would always be no older than thirty-six in our memories.
Our mother was the most beautiful woman I know-
flawless fair skin, lustrous jet-black hair, dark almond shaped eyes. Growing up I remember she would walk into a room and everyone would just turn to look at her.
I remembered thinking someday I wanted to have that effect on people. The kind of effect that would just immobilize people because of your presence.
Our mother was as beautiful inside as she was outside- always thinking the good in others, trusting them and loving them so unconditionally even though her heart broke into tiny little pieces doing so. She was alluring, as she was tragic.
Our mother watches us from heaven. We feel her presence in our daily lives. I am her eldest daughter, and I made a promise to her. My siblings- they know in my own way I am going to keep this promise. Every year, on the first of August, on our mother’s birthday, I remember this promise and how close I am to fulfilling this.
Because I am my mother’s daughter.
“All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Needing inspiration to last me for the next few days and needing to keep this peace of mind going even though it is absolute madness around me, I go through my old writings to move me and I found this in an old online diary….
We all encounter life differently. The world is cruel and unfair, and it’s only human to sometimes feel like giving up. We all have experiences that lead us to where we are and some of them even become a barrier to what we want to accomplish, where we would like to go.
Life is simple, but it is not easy.
Remember, the easier the path taken, the simpler the reward granted. It’s okay to be who you are, no matter how disapproving the world is, because in the end, all the hard work is worth it.
Believe in Beauty, no matter how ugly the world seems.
Believe in Goodness, no matter how harsh life may be.
Believe in Hope, no matter how impossible days become.
By believing this, you have the power to be the best person you can ever be and even better.
This is all I need.
Thank you, Diary.