Resort 2018: Bright future

Pink L to r: David Koma, Ports 1961, Fendi, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Expect to see some intense, summery colours in-store even while the weather stays cool and dull. Resort drops from designer names are flirting with an early burst of power bright colour just as most consumers will be running for the comforting autumn-winter conformity of black, grey, brown and maybe a sludgy purple if they’re feeling reckless.

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2018 Resort Collection – Balmain

'BeliJose's Fashion Hauz'

Powerful, extravagant, colorful, detailed, unique and sheer has always been the words I use when describing Olivier Rousteing’s work.


The designs by Olivier instantly hits you in the face and you can’t look away.

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This collection is beautiful, everything you would expect from Balmain’creative director and more.

A high-end fashion brand, the 2018 Resort collection is a vibrant, beautiful blend of sheer, crochet, fringe,chiffon,  jeans, lace, fine prints, patterns, ruffles, frills, interwoven gold chains, buttons and zipper, extravagant embellishments and motif in short dresses, crochet ponchos, elegant svelte gowns, powerful jackets, finely tailored trousers crop tops and small skirts.


The Resort collection introduced a wide range of haute couture designs perfect for any occasion.

The beautiful range was complemented by extravagant custom statement accessories, each piece specially selected to match a design. With metal chokers, lace up leather and jeans high heels and bags, tied back hair or…

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The Element of Earth

Cunning Witch

This is going to be a brief list of correspondences for the element of Earth. There are many more than this, but this is a good start.

Direction– North

Color– green, brown or black

Gender– Female

Animals– buffalo, stag, cow, ox, most four legged animals that go by night.

Elemental Beings– gnomes, elves, dwarves and trolls.

Astrological Signs– Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo

Deities– Cernunnos, Pan, Arawn, Osiris, Anu, Ceres, Cerridwen, Demeter, Persephone.

Herbs/Plants/Trees– ash, comfrey, ivy, grass, oak, grains.

Crystals– hematite, black tourmaline, black obsidian, quartz.

Places on the Earth– caves, canyon, forests, valleys.

Kitchen Magic– The element of earth in the kitchen is represented by the food we eat.

Offerings– bread, salt, crystals.

Time– Midnight

Moon Phase- Waning

Magical Tools– Pentacle

Season– Winter

Properties– This is the Element of endurance, stability, grounding and…

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How to Create Sacred Space

Cunning Witch

What does it mean to Create Sacred Space?

Creating Sacred Space meanings you’re sending away all negative influences, energy, etc. and inviting in positive influences, energy, etc.

The negative energy can be as simple as the yuck still on you from the argument you had with your boss earlier in the day or as complicated as a negative spirit come to stay for awhile. Some of this energy is harder to get rid of than others. For this blog, I’m just going to talk about cleansing space for ritual.


This is the process of burning specific herbs that have the power to spiritually cleanse a person, place or thing. I use sage, but there are several others that will do the trick: cedar, palo santo, sweetgrass, or frankincense and myrrh (together). There are others, but these are the herbs I’ve used the most over the years.

There are many…

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Up-cycled Washi Tape Succulent Planters

I Heart Maggie

Summer is on the way and it’s the perfect time to get planting, these up-cycled planters add a pop of colour with the Washi tape and are also the perfect way to use old tin cans.

IMG_9151What you will Need 

Washi Tape

Nail & Hammer

Outdoor Varnish

Cream Paint & Paintbrush

How to Make


Wash and clean your tins and remove the labels, turn them upside down and use a nail and hammer to make 3 holes in the bottom of the can, this will let the excess water drain away.


Paint your tins with a coat of light coloured paint, this stage is optional but will allow the Washi tape designs to be seen easier.


Wrap the lengths of Washi tape around the tin, working from the top to the bottom.


Paint your tins with two coats of outdoor varnish, inside and out, leave to dry


Pot your plants…

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