A Simple White Dress

The dress is from our latest Mykonos Collection made in Greece. The photo is one I shot at our retreat villa in Cabrera, Dominican Republic.

Despite what you might see, hear and read in the media, fashion does not have to be complicated, and you certainly should not have to spend time over-analyzing your wardrobe. You can keep your personal style beautiful yet simple, clean, and relaxed, with a few basic staples like a white dress.  Not only does a piece like this keep you looking fresh, but it can also bring a sense of serenity with its calming nature, easing tension, sadness, and stress.

I believe that the knowledge of color psychology is a divine and powerful gift that goddesses and titans can teach themselves because colors have their own unique function and meaning. The color white is excellent at clearing negative energy, liberating ourselves from emotional clutter, cleansing the mind of fears and doubts, while totally raising our vibrations and converting our energy into enlightenment.

I began incorporating white regularly into my wardrobe and surroundings over five years ago when I was developing a stronger and more powerful spiritual relationship with God and the divine light. Wearing white gave me meticulous perception abilities and soon became a part of my work and personal identity. A white dress is one of my favorite things to wear because I feel so fresh, feminine, beautiful, and protected by angels.

White is indeed a timeless and very powerful color which works silently, purely, innocently, and softly. The color white symbolizes quiet strength, peace, light, goodness, cleanliness, equality, completion, and simplicity. it is immaculate in essence, free, pristine, and open to welcoming new beginnings and positivity. In some cultures, white represents death but in a way which embraces the ending of a life and the resurrection of a new one. It is said that white is the color of perfection and is very effective in inspiring creativity. When I wear white, I can start on a project and keep going with a strong fire inside, and I won’t stop until I have completed it no matter how tired I am. White keeps me clean and full of truth and light.

Warm summer days are all about staying healthy, hydrated, and cool in the heat. This is why wearing white is great because it keeps our body temperature down, our mood light and feminine. Pair a white dress with a straw hat and easy slip-on sandals to keep you floating along in style.  I hope you like the photos and video of model Ryann Marie that I took on our Winter Goddess Awakened retreat that I led in the Dominican Republic this past February. Doesn’t she look so ready for some pleasure, sun, and sand?

Dress of Rayon from our Mykonos Collection. I took this while she was moving like a happy butterfly.

Secrets of the Fashionably Fabulous Mothers

Fashionista DJ Mother Goddess Heather Femia in our Frida Kahlo wrap, rejuvenating in Tulum, Mexico.

The month of May brings with it so many feminine celebrations: the deliciously fluffy peony blossoms from my goddess garden showing off their rich colors and beautiful fragrance; the pretty sunshine and warming weather that awakens our dead winter spirit; and, of course, my birthday, International Goddess Day, and Mother’s Day.

Mothers are the ultimate example of unconditional love, sacrifice, selflessness, kindness, compassion, and the feminine divine. They often are in a constant state of loving, nurturing, protecting, raising, feeding, embracing, and cherishing their children, their husbands, their parents, their pets, their plants, and all the things that they consider to be their treasures.  What I have noticed in the mothers around me is that they never call in sick or postpone their responsibilities with their children and family. With today’s fast-paced world of independent working mothers, they really do it all!

So what about those mothers we see who seem to always look fashionably polished and impeccable, who move with such confidence and alluring femininity, who seem to be forever smiling, positive and happy regardless of the the craziness and chaos surrounding them? How do they do it? How can they possibly look so good, be so cheerful, and never seem to run out of energy? Well, in my opinion, when a mother merges herself with God and the goddess within, the power that takes over is limitless and everlasting.  The Goddess-Mothers that I respect and value have boundless motivational forces and inner strength. After years of being around them, I have learned their simple little secrets and rituals that keep them looking so young and vibrant…not to mention, sexy and sensual!

As busy as these modern day fashionista mothers are, they do a perfect job of staying in touch with their feminine selves and understand how vital it is to keep themselves feeling happy and rejuvenated. In order for the divine goddess power to flow freely throughout these gorgeous hotties, they have stayed true to their dedicated healthy rituals that are key to maintaining their vitality and youthful beauty.

So would you like to know a few of their little secrets for looking and feeling so fab? Here are some of my favorites, which many of my favorite mothers have shared with me:

  1. Daily beauty regimen, morning and night (#1 on my list)
  2. Yoga practice
  3. Weekly goddess baths (#2 on my list)
  4. Exercise
  5. Massages and/or spa and salon visits
  6. Shopping
  7. Dancing (#4 on my list)
  8. Goddess night out with their girlfriends
  9. Solitude (#3 on my list)
  10. Eating clean (Absolute must!)
  11. Self love and care, including date nights and a healthy sex life with their titan husbands (SUPER IMPORTANT!)

Happy Mother’s Day to all of my beautiful goddesses, including my mother and sisters! Enjoy the celebration of you: your beauty, your love, your light, your divine feminine power, your big loving hearts, and, most importantly, thank you for existing! I hope you enjoy the photos below of a few of my favorite mother goddesses and wives!

Style goddess mother Maria finds balance and calmness in her yoga practice. Here is a photo I took at our Caribbean Awakened retreat this past February.

The Flawlessly Fab Monica Favela, my soulmate in business!

The exotic Latin goddess mother Jessica Soto, who is also my Nini Love’s doctor!

My gorgeous, super mother and wife goddess-sister and her beautiful daughters in our Italian Collection silk dress and crystal necklace.

Another gorgeous, super mother-goddess younger sister of mine and her precious china doll daughter having fun shopping in our sanctuary.

I love this hot and sensual photo of Maria in my red bathing suit at our Winter Goddess Retreat in the Dominican Republic. Maria is the ultimate example of the perfect wife and mother and woman. She has three beautiful children and look at her fabulous body!!!!

Traveling in Style

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Hiking in the town of Cabrera, DR. The cutie in the back wants my hat! (Photo: Colleen Wolak)

Greetings, it has been awhile, and I am back from a much needed Goddess sabbatical. If you live where I live – or have traveled to many major cities – I will bet that you have come across people who you instantly know are tourists, especially the North Americans (*smiles*).  I really never understood the concept of the unattractive hip packs, the over-sized sweatshirts and loose fitting t-shirts, the heavy and bulky looking sneakers, and the funny-shaped baseball caps.  Certainly, there are so many options out there for comfortable and stylish clothing, footwear, and accessories for travel. I am not certain why people on holiday still dress in such odd and unpolished ways.  Perhaps they do not have a clue, or perhaps they are simply following what is portrayed in the films of the tourist characters.

As for myself, when I am traveling, I usually take into account where I will be traveling to: the weather, the culture, the people, and how they express their sense of style. From there, I adjust my individual style to fit in while still keeping it simple, unique, comfortable, and certainly easy to pack and wash by hand.

I hope you like the looks in this post from my recent goddess travels including the Awakened Retreat I hosted in Cabrera, a quiet and pretty town in the Dominican Republic.  I like keeping my inner goddess happy with clothing that feels soft and luxurious against my skin, easy to slip on and off and that allows me to breathe freely. Cotton, silk, rayons, and slinky silky knits are usually my favorites to wear. Most importantly, I never travel without a pair of my oh so comfortable stylish leather sandals handmade in Mykonos.

Think about where your next travels might take you – How will you pack for it?  What will you be wearing? If you need assistance, let me know. My style goddesses and I would find delight in helping you. Many of the clothes and accessories in this post are from my goddess sanctuary, tu-anh Boutique.  If you do not live near Old Town Alexandria, you can always shop online instead.

My favorite spot on the villa to recharge (Photo: Ryann Doyle)

 

Sweaty from the hike, but happy and resting by the waterfall. (Photo: Ryann Doyle)

Cotton Crochet bag from Mexico and comfy sandals from Mykonos are my travel musts.

With Nha Nha, the villa pet that I fell in love with in Cabrera. (Photo: Regina)

Moi in the backyard of my parent’s home in Florida. (Photo: Yanni Nguyen)

Leaning, smiling, and pretending not to be afraid of falling backwards. 🙂 (Photo: Maria Leiva)

Hiking Retreat in Laguna Beach on New Year’s week of 2017.

Hiking Retreat at the top of the world with the Pearl Laguna in California.

Enjoying the beautiful day walking around Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo before my goddess retreat. (Photo: Cesar)