May 9, 2016

The Most Amazing Experience

Make The Ordinary Come Alive

Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable
but it is a way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel in the ordinary.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.

by William Martin







April 4th of 2015 we welcomed our baby Eli Hanani. It has been such a Divine Romance.




He took his First Step Into Eternity at his Dedication 6 months later.




photography - www.fourthandbloom.com, David White

We had a baby and it has been the most amazing experience!!! 

Oh and here's to the new and improved Ruvarashe blog!! We are back!

Apr 11, 2013

Vintage Lifestyle Magazine Feature

My first magazine feature and I am so elated!!! Yes... I danced around my home like a little girl when I was contacted to do this interview. Vintage Lifestyle Magazine now known as Georgette Magazine is a South African based online magazine inspired by all things vintage. It is such an amazing honor to be featured in not just any magazine but a magazine that I actually love reading. It is such a whimsical magazine and if you haven't been reading it I definitely recommend you start reading it. It is the perfect balance of modern and vintage, how to incorporate vintage ideas, fashion, art, etc into today. I enjoy the fact that Vintage Lifestyle Magazine is very inspiring and at the same time educational. You can travel the world through the eyes of many different people, garner great home décor ideas, enjoy the many different forms of art, and of course, absolutely gorgeous vintage as well as vintage inspired fashion. I did an interview on People & Places and you can read the entire interview here from page 80-87.

Thank you to Nicole Danielle Warr, Founder and Editor at Vintage Lifestyle Magazine and thank you to the entire team!!!

Let's Blossom!!!



Mar 19, 2013

Vintage Wedding Dress Code

My husband and I just got back from Michigan. We were attending one of my long time friend's wedding. We have been friends since primary school back home in Zimbabwe. We attended the same high school. She was my tennis partner in doubles at high school. We lived in the same area back home. We have so many good memories together. Now she lives in Chicago and I'm in New York... years later and we are still friends. Even if we don't talk for months whenever we talk it is like we were never apart. It is so important to build solid friendships. 

It was such a beautiful wedding and we had so much fun. She looked like a queen in her Nigerian garb and so beautiful in her wedding gown. My heart was so full to see her so happy and I was at peace to see how much her new husband loves her and loves God. What more can you ask for... 

This is what I wore to the wedding...







Dress, belt - Vintage * Shoes - gifted
Photos by Chai Studio


Let's Blossom!!!



Mar 13, 2013

Ode to Flowerless Fields

Fallow ground, yellow withered grass
Naked trees
Snow white flakes, mixed with drops of rain
Why did the petals fall

Sky is blue, Clouds are grey
Where is the balance of green 
Splashes of purple, pink, and red
Waiting for fields of flowers

By Ruvarashe

From one flower to another. There is a time and season for everything. 




Dress, cardigan - Vintage, Shoes - Urban Outfitters
Photos By - Chai Studio

Let's Blossom!!!

Mar 12, 2013

All shades of white

I know black and white is a trend right now but I have never been one to follow trends. I prefer style over trend any day and in my opinion white is quite stylish. White is such a refreshing color and looks great on all skin tones. I think every lady's closet should consist of a few white pieces and if you are like me and like to dress your man then his closet shouldn't shy away from white either. The key is to pick a shade of white that works great with your skin tone. White is great because it can be worn year round. Whether you do winter white or wear it in the summer, white is perfect for all seasons. I have been crushing on white lately.










Source- various tumblrs and sites - www.wheredidugetthatstreet.com. If you see an image you would like me to remove let me know :)


Let's Blossom!!!

Mar 6, 2013

Free People 0313 Collection - Flower Fields

If I was asked to pick one exclusive store to shop from, besides my store, that store would definitely be Free People. The same feeling I get when I go vintage shopping is the same feeling I get when walk into Free People. 










Photographer - Anna Palma

Let's Blossom!!!


Mar 5, 2013

DIY Vitamin C Serum

With age comes wisdom and wrinkles. Wisdom I welcome, wrinkles... that's another story. Whether you have wrinkles or not now is the perfect time to incorporate something into your regimen to repair or prevent them. 


The benefits of using a vitamin C serum far exceed wrinkle busting. Vitamin C increases cellular turnover and production of collagen. Collagen is the key substance that keeps our skin looking young, fresh and tight. It also helps to heal acne scars and brighten skin. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant so it fights free radicals that damage our skin cells. 

Sure you can buy Vitamin C serums on the market but they can be quite expensive. Vitamin C serums also oxidize quite rapidly so the longer the shelf life, the less potent the serum is. Because of this I prefer to make my own vitamin C serums.

I make a fresh serum every week and here is my formula / recipe.


What you will need:
  • L-Ascorbic Acid Powder, you can find this at your local health food store or online here
  • 100% pure Vegetable Glycerine, you can find at your local health food store
  • Distilled Water
  • Dark colored glass bottle / serum bottle, preferable with a dropper




Directions:

  • In a small glass mixing bowl add 1tsp of L-Ascorbic Acid Powder, 1tsp of distilled water and 1tsp of vegetable glycerine
  • Mix till L-Ascorbic powder is completely dissolved
  • Pour serum into glass bottle and keep in a cool dry place
  • I use my serum every evening, when I'm not lazy. :)
  • To use wash and/or exfoliate as you normally would, then apply serum, then apply your moisturizer
Tips:


  • Make a fresh batch every week
  • Vitamin C serum works optimally when combined with Vitamin E so I use Rosehip oil right after I use my serum (Rosehip oil is very high in Vitamin E) 
  • Don't forget to consume vitamin C-  oranges, tomatoes, red bell peppers, lemons, etc

** Please be advised Information provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner. **

Let's Blossom!!!