South Africa diaries: I knows, You knows, Rhinos…

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South Africa is still on my mind… and in my photo albums! Today, I wanted to share with you the most amazing experience of the trip: our safari! Safari means long journey in Swahili and even though we were there for two days only, it felt very long… In a good way! We did two trips with the safari jeep and a guide and we also went quad biking twice! Amazing is probably the word I’d use to describe what we’ve seen…

The title is a little inside joke we had in the Aquila Game Reserve on our first day. I’ll never forget that, like I’ll never forget all the good things and memories we had there! Speaking of rhinos, have you heard? Cruel people all over the world are killing the poor things for their horns because it’s worth lots of money. The thing is, they actually don’t really kill them… They cut off the horn and leave them dying out there. Our game reserve has them on watch 24/7 because two of them got killed recently. Very shocking to hear and touching to see how those people actually care about their animals. As you can see, I’ve seen a lot of beautiful creatures and I definitely want to go back to Africa to explore some more!

Marlies & Johnny sitting in a tree… G-I-V-E-A-W-A-Y! (CLOSED)

It was about time for a new giveaway, don’t you think? And not just SOME giveaway… Marlies Dekkers, Johnny Loco and me, myself and I have the pleasure to surprise you with a summer package! But first, read this…

Marlies Dekkers is a Dutch designer known for her infamous lingerie and beachwear, where lines and stripes play a huge role. Call it bondage or too much sexyness, but come on… We all know we, women, want to be sexy… everytime! I personally love a discrete Marlies Dekkers ‘cobweb’ popping out a a blouse! If half the celeb world is crazy about the goodies, we ought to be too! So, you can win a lovely bikini set by the one and only Marlies Dekkers!

But there’s more…

Johnny Loco, lost Barcelonan love, has a vision… ‘You can capture a perfect moment without killing the day’… Literally, you can! Because Johnny Loco, famous for his Dutch cargo cruisers and other awesome bikes, also does eyewear… And today, you can win a matchy matchy pair of sunglasses which I love so much! Behold: Jim, your new partner in crime!

The first summer month may almost be over but I’m sure there are still a few of you leaving the country! I am too, back to Barcelona baby!!! But anyway… What do I have to do, is probably the main question in your head right now?!

  1. Leave a comment with your name and tell me why this summer is so special and what it means to you. Even if it’s not special, it’s okay, I’ll take the pity comments :D Ha, just kidding kiddos ;-) For example, this summer is my CRAZY summer! Why? Because I’m doing lots of stuff I haven’t done before (drive-in movies, partying like crazy) and I also want to get a tattoo… So, crazy enough?
  2. Make sure you enter before August 2nd, the giveaway closes that day and I will announce the winner the next (August 3rd)!
  3. Tweet the following for more chance to win this awesome goodie bag: ‘Crazy summer giveaway by @thefashionfolio: check what   @marliesdekkers and #johnnyloco are up to! http://bit.ly/Op8sS8
  4. Like The Fashion Folio and Marlies Dekkers on Facebook!
  5. Be lucky!

May the best woman win!!!

P.S. If the bikini isn’t stocked in your size, Marlies Dekkers offers you the chance to pick out another one!

DIY Monday: Tie dye jeans

Today, I’ll be showing you how to tie dye your jeans. Of course, by now, you’ve probably found it elsewhere, but still… I thought it was fun to share this one with you! Let’s get those hands dirty!

Step 1: You’ll need a few things to make this DIY work! So look for a pair of jeans you’d like to give a second chance of showing that booty of yours! Fill a bucket with some water and add some whitener. The amount is up to you, I added quite a lot to make this work, but like I said: it’s up to you ;-) Next you’ll need a pair of plastic gloves because bleaching can be a b*tch! Grab a few elastics and keep following instructions….

Step 2: For a nice tie dye effect, putting the pants in a bucket with some whitener will not be enough. You’ll have to wrap the jeans in every way possible and secure those small parts with some elastics. Start at the bottom of your pants and wrap it all the way up! The places you can’t see, the whitener can’t reach. Are you getting excited already?

Step 3: It’s time for some action. You’ll have wrapped the jeans with a few elastics and put on those gloves already… So now, do it! Put those pants in that freakin’ bucket! :D Make sure they stay under, because they tend to float around… I filled another bucket with some water and put in on top to make sure it stays where it needs to be. Now leave them in there for as long as you want, as long as you like the result!

Step 4: After all the running back and forth to the bucket, you can finally take those pants out of the water, let them dry, maybe wash them first… and then you can flaunt them jeans, Isabel Marant style! I can not assure you it will go as quick as it seems but you’ll love the result! What I can tell you is that you have to choose a thick pair of jeans because the ones I’m wearing here are in fact jeggings, of which the fabric is not very strong… That results in a few holes here and there, hihi!

Have fun and let me know how it turns out ^^