Schvitzing - never used in conjunction with skin care or highlighting products, but probably the most successful way to truly achieve that radiant glow that everyone tries to bottle. I've been living in a wintery city spending hundreds on skincare when I could have simply moved to Bali and schvitzed my way radiant.
Schvitzing was what I was doing the day I took these photos - With twenty minutes to spare before a wedding at Bali's beautiful Alila resort, I thought it the perfect time to grab a few snaps...In hindsight, it was a rookie decision given the temperature, but when arriving at the wedding I was grateful to be wearing this beautiful cotton Miss Crabb kimono and not a suit, or a wedding dress for that matter.
Tropical chic was the theme for the day, set on a grassy knoll with beach views and tropical flowers lining the aisle I felt perfectly equatorial wrapped in lightweight cotton decorated with exotic flora. When dressing I wondered if the fabric was too sheer (can you see my butt in the light I asked), but feeling the tiniest of breezes flow through to my skin was heavenly and much appreciated as we watched "I DOs" with the dramatic force of the setting sun.
Miss Crabb is New Zealand's master of drape and understated elegance. My first Miss Crabb dress in ivory silk has dramatic flowing sleeves that always fall from one shoulder in rebellion. It has remained in my wardrobe for over 10 years, surviving many a wardrobe cull. Her pieces have a lazy sexiness about them, you put them on and may try to contain them, but they always fall and move with your body, they are effortless and versatile. I chose to wear this kimono resting on the edges of my shoulders so it fell down at the back and tucked it up in my belt to shorten the length. It would be equally beautiful hanging open over a bikini or as a jacket over a slip or pants. This is the joy of a Miss Crabb item, the endless possibilities, something that has been recently touched on in the new Ways to Wear series on their website.
The Beautiful Era print is starting to drop in store now, it is one of my favourite florals coming out of New Zealand for summer, and no doubt something that will live on in wardrobes for years to come. You can also get Miss Crabb on Well Made Clothes which means not only is it beautiful it is also locally made with minimal waste!
Happy Spring everyone!
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