Sacramento, Bella & Anika

by byanika on 06/10/2011 · 13 comments

in Feeling inspired

Hi Sweethearts!

In fashion -as well as in life- I take inspiration from everything and everyone around me. I am always ready for the next inspiring moment, be it going for walks enjoying the details of beautiful buildings, or crashing into lightpoles because I got so caught up in the detail of someones outfit that I forget to look where I am walking.

Inspiration is such a beautiful thing, it moves freely and makes life so much richer and more fun. To me inspiration is connected to sensitivity, to really see and be moved, and to then take the moment to the next level by connecting it to something in me and my life. To really be in a moment is one of the happiest experiences I can have, and because I always try to stay open I get to have a lot of these moments.

The wonder that is blogging has led me to find two of my soul sisters, Sacramento of Mis Papelicos and Bella of The Citizen Rosebud.

These women are all soul, heart, intelligence and style. Sacramento and Bella both share their lives and perspective so generously with us, encouring us to be who we are, fully and with joi de vivre, to push on through our challenges, to follow our dreams.

Sacramento and Bella are both individual and playful with their fashion choices. They have got serious style, you know the kind that transcends trends. They are fearless print-mixers, and embrace both their smarts and their sensuality. In their own way Sacramento and Bella both express them selves through their fashion, owning their style, playing with it, celebrating who they are. No wonder I am inspired by my soul sisters in fashion and in life.

Knowing that Sacramento and Bella are out there fills my heart with such deep love and gratitude, and such a feeling of belonging. Connections of the soul and heart are a moving thing indeed.

I feel so touched by them both that I decided to sew a dress inspired by them. Exuberant florals and an individual mix, please!

This is my take on blooming madly and soulfully.

Bella, oh beautiful Bella. This woman is in full bloom, and it is a stunning and fierce thing to behold. I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Bella in New York recently, and my heart still goes pitter patter at the memory of our jubilant embrace. This woman is amazing. I flat out fancy her. You`ve got my number, Bella.

When I first landed on Sacramento`s blog I had a moment. One of those I-just-found-someone-who-is-going-to-be-significant-in-my-life-moments. I feel her. We know each other on such a deep and basic level, just by force of recognizing who we are ourselves and who the other one is. My love for Sacramento just is. I can`t co-exist with her and not love her with everything that I am, body and soul. Sacramento, when the stars allign and we meet I will be at peace, happy.

The outfit: Dress made by moi from a skirt from an Indiska-dress and a top by Forever 21 that was tiny but that I widened. Feeling that the dress was too understated I added some sass with my reworked dress come bolero snake number and added bling from Forever 21. Wegdes by Din Sko. Blush thanks to a slight fever.

Tell me my friends, who inspires you in life and fashion?


 I would love to connect with you!

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1 Susan TinerNo Gravatar October 6, 2011 at 5:45 pm

It makes me smile seeing three wonderful blogger ladies standing together. So many bloggers inspire me, you included!
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2 RocquelleNo Gravatar
October 6, 2011 at 6:18 pm

First of all, I’m so glad you’re back to blogging! What a way to come back! I <3 Bella and Sacramento; they both inspire and bless me so. I adore the dress you created; that floral print is so pretty, and Anika, girlfriend, you are WORKING the mixed prints!

I am inspired everyday that I wake, knowing that God blessed me with life inspires me! I am also inspired by the amazing blogosphere, flowers, art, history, family, faith, and so much more.

Thanks for coming back with a bang!
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3 Bella QNo Gravatar
October 6, 2011 at 6:49 pm

I am simply and not so simply BLOWN away by this post. You see, I also feel a connection to the vivid souls and spirit of YOU and Sacramento. Have from the get-go. I am honored, touched, moved to not only share a place with Sacramento as your muse, but to see the handiwork of your inspiration: I LOVE IT! I love the mix, the follow and the confidence that comes from wearing that dress made by a powerful woman, YOU! I need a dress like that in my life- need to find some pocket money and place an order.

Anika, you inspire me, with your words, your photos, your dresses, and your actions. You were one of the first amongst the bloggers to share with me the passion for SHARING- to move beyond the tinny sound of self promotion and to help showcase the style of others. Because of you, I didn’t give up. Because of you I don’t feel drained but energized. My eyes, and senses fed, my spirit nourished by your warmth, your exuberance and your amazing style! xo. -Bella Q
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4 anita riotNo Gravatar October 6, 2011 at 7:15 pm

all three of you ladies look fabulous and unique in your own way, that deserves major respect! love this :) I think you are a big inspiration to a lot of bloggers aswell! thanks for that

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5 Kirstin MarieNo Gravatar
October 6, 2011 at 7:29 pm

This post had me smiling the entire time. You, Bella, & Sacramento are such incredible, inspirational, and gorgeous bloggers. I really enjoyed this post. I’m so glad to see you back!!
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6 SACRAMENTONo Gravatar October 6, 2011 at 8:36 pm

I don´t know what to say Anika. I cannot add anything else to what you say. It is all so true likewise here. You are home to me, too.
We have to meet, and we wont settle for anything less than butterflies.
Love you.
You have me in tears of joy now.
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7 Best Of Palm BeachNo Gravatar
October 7, 2011 at 1:02 am

Anika I love your way with words, I felt the love and connection you have for these women in every sentence. Bella is an amazing soul and I am so glad I have an opportunity to interact and get to know her better each day. You and Bella always inspire me. I have visit Sacramento’s blog soon. I am with you it is all about being in the moment. Often times I get so caught up with things that I forget to be in the moment, to breathe in the moment.

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8 Patti @ NotDeadYet StyleNo Gravatar October 7, 2011 at 2:05 am

YOU inspire me, as well as these two other beautiful and strong women, and so many other bloggers who are brave enough to show themselves to the world. Love this post!
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9 For Those About To ShopNo Gravatar October 7, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Beautiful! Florals and animal print. Inspired! And I love those ladies, too.
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10 Fajr | Stylish ThoughtNo Gravatar
October 7, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Three of my favorite blogging ladies in one post!!?! The blogosphere just got pimped! Each of you ladies is so distinct in your own beauty and I love how we get something so unique from each of you yet we come together to support and honor one another. We all just need to move into a blogger house together!
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11 WendyBNo Gravatar October 7, 2011 at 8:40 pm

I love that you were inspired by these ladies!
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12 AquíNo Gravatar October 7, 2011 at 11:31 pm

what a wonderful post! So great to see where my favorite bloggers draw inspiration. You’re all rockin the patterns!
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13 JamillahNo Gravatar
October 12, 2011 at 4:35 am

Um, I love you and your love for others. I actually don’t know Sacramento so well, but I know when you vouch for a person they are as good as gold. GAWSH I MISS YOU. I know and love Bella also, she is just a star of a person as you are.

The dress you crafted is such a lovely tribute to them.
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