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Photographer. Writer. 45yo Indo-Fijian Australian. Glam Feminist. Coconuts.

Monday, May 10, 2010

What's in a name?

The colours I wore today are reminiscent of my favourite butterfly.  And the sleeves of my kurta-style are fluttery.  Other than that, I've got nothing to write about.  sigh.  

Oh, I do have this.  Butterfly is not a spoonerism, as in it's not "fluttterby" said by ye olde drunken person ("lo behold...hic...tis a...hic...flu.....flu.....butterfly..."), it stems from the Old English name, 'buttorfleoge', which is derived from the Dutch words to mean 'beat' and 'fly' or maybe even 'flys away with butter' because butterflies were thought to steal milk.  
Yeah I know.  Picture that.  Tough butterflies in Netherlands [Holland]...  I like the drunken flutterby namer story better.

One question.  Maybe 2.  Now that I'm roaming far and wide and being visited by so many fab bloggers and seeing so many fab blogs... I'm did you come up with the name of your blog?  Why did you name it thus?  Okay so many names are fairly straightforward but other names really intrigue me!

I'll go first.  the Dusk zone.  The Twilight Zone.  Famous show about weird things so there you go!  I was born at 6pm so that's obviously why I wasn't called Dawn!  Dusk is also my favourite time of day.  And night.  A mix of depth and light... that's what I hope my blog represents.

cyan & purple trimmed kurta top * cigarette leg jeans * multi blues scarf knitted by my mama * studded heels * compass ring given to me by my daughter for Mother's Day * other jewelry


Leah said...

Hi Dusk! Miss you girl! Name of my blog: well, see how corny I can be. I can't think of a name so I named it Leah. Boring huh? Hahaha!

Love your kurta top. The color is so perfect.

Have a great week ahead! xoxo

Leia said...

I love flutterbies, I love your outfit, and I love the way you named your blog! I've always wondered. As for HiFashion, it was named by Sherin - she came up with a list of possible names and I liked this one, so we stuck with it! :P

nikolet said...

nice blog ! :)

Tanvi said...

How cool! I came up with mine coz in college I used to see this show on VH1 called Fabulous life of the rich & famous ... and then when I was starting the blog .. it was gonna revolve ard all facets of my life and I do think my life is fabulous even though I am not 'celebrity' rich and famous :o) ... I am in fact infamous for various reasons :P

Love your outfit here as well! Your legs are just goddess long!

bollywoodstylediaries said...

OMG, how did u do the butterflies in the first pic?? it looks soo magical!!

Hope u had a great mother's day!!

My blog name is pretty obvious:-)

Crazy Diamond said...

i looove big rings :)

Taj Acosta said...

These are sooo cool! Love the color! So that is great about the festival too! sounds like a lot of fun! Hope you have a great week dear! xoxo

Taj Acosta said...

oh and I named my blog Gorgeous Glam because I wanted something that explained my inner desire for all things glamorous!

michelle_ said...

the first pic with the butterfly is sooo cool !
thanks for the comments love ! :) :)
glisters and blisters

Faboulista said...

love the turqoise colour on u. it defintly matches your skin tone and your hair perfectly.

Katie said...

Love the kurta top, so so gorgeous! I wish I had an interesting story for my blog name, but I don't!

Hippie Holly said...

Oooh I love this colour and it looks fantastic on you. And the butterflies are pretty awesome.

Our blog name started with my screen name Holly, which is my way to show my out of control love and girl crush on Holly Golightly and Audrey Hrpburn of course. I love her. Once Holly was settled on, Hippie was added because my main aim in life is to take off and join the hippies and travel the world. Plus I like to have some boho elements in my daily wear. Sally, came up with her name on a whim and added simple to it because she likes keeping things simple in both her life and style. Plus we thought both the names sorta went together :)

FFR said...

Lovely post!!!!!!!!

Jingle said...

nice to see you in my blog.
I invented Jingle's Haiku, a new genre...Happy Tuesday!

Vintage Vixen said...

Wow! What a gorgeous lady you are.
Thanks for visiting my blog, the header is indeed Helen of Bollywood fame, such a fantastic dancer and stunning to look at.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Lovely picture! My blog didn't start as a fashion/photography, but as a health blog, hence the name. For a while I thought about changing it so something more 'fashionable', but now I'm just sticking with it.

Bardot in Blue said...

i love how you added the butterflies into this pic! beautiful images as always :-D

xoxo bardot in blue

EBoogie said...

my blog name [Gloss Addiction] is pretty straight-forward ... and sort of boring I guess! but I wanted people to know what they were getting themselves into at the on-set of their visit :) you have a fun blog!

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Your kurta colour is wonderful! The first picture is uber awesome! :) I loooooooovee kurtas!! Any doubts?! ;)

Well, I named mine French Leave because my blog is just that! It's a French Leave for me. It's my space for chilling out! :)

Cecilie said...

cool pictures!!!

Kallie said...

your pictures are so beautiful

Dusk said...

Hello lovelies...thank you! I find ALL your names intriguing! Our blog names and our style...these are 2 very important [physical] expressions of ourselves... our names we don't choose but our blog names are under our control so things like that interest me. Very indicative of personality and all that, ya know?


@ Leah - my sweet, you're forgetting that your site address is 'leahtaas- infocus', which I think is fab because 2) you're a photographer and b)the blog is all about you!! So not boring at all! Miss you too!!


@ Taj Acosta - hon, I'm still trying to figure out what festival you're talking about! And you blog is truly gorgeous glam!


@ Katie - I like the way you have changed your comments tag to "? mavens had a comment"! That makes us all feel we're skilled too!


@ Vintage Vixen - gorgeous lady, everything about you 'About Me' description has me nodding in agreement!


@ Sabine - I love your blog name and [I think] it suits what it is now, really well. A summary of expression through style!


Thank you again lovelies!

Vinda Sonata said...

nice pictures! i love them as always. you're such an amazing figure!
anyway, the name of the blog came naturally into me. since i blog about fashion, i want something to be started with the work 'fashion' and 'atelier' i just had read it somewhere, and then i combined them together :)

Vintage Obsession said...

Ah i totally love the blue kurtha and you make me cry every time with those fabulous shoes you wear .
I am genuinely obsessed with everything vintage not just clothes , houses , artifacts , i have a couple of vintage lanterns that decorate my room and balcony.i took cane and bamboo art classes so that i could make those vintage (look alike) cane chests,i also have an aluminium trunk which i plan on converting to a hot suitcase , how can i not my blog , what i did now :-)

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Gorgeous! will be following! namaste to you too xo Erica

come play!

Helga! said...

What a stunning individual you are!!!ZThank you for popping by my blog!!

Sher said...

Dusk is my favourite time of the day too! Your name is beautiful and the pic of you with the breeze blowing your scarf is priceless!

My blog name is actually taken from the lyrics of one of my favourite songs, beautiful love by the afters..."Far away, I feel your beating heart
All alone, beneath the crystal stars"...and that's the story of my blog name:)


RepublicOfChic said...

Bah. I wish I could change the name of mine to something I really identified with :(

Um.. Have I mentioned you have mad photography and editing skills? Smrithi and I sit and talk about you in awe all the time :)

hannah said...


jso style said...

Oh my god! Beautiful beautiful pictures. How do you do this everytime. We adore your pictures and of course you look gorgeous :)
Love the entry :)

Upasna said...

Beautiful colour. I also like the flutterby story (and the word) better...

I started blogging when I felt I wanted a new outlet someplace else...also it helped that at that at that time I used to read Times of India and Jug Suraiya had mentioned "someplace else" as a hangout place in Calcutta several times- which still remains on my list of places to see...

CC said...

The kurta top is super pretty! Love the color. :)

Dusk said...

Thank you lovelies for this insight in to your personalities.

@ Republic of Chic - I do think your blog names suits your fashion outlook!

@ Sher and @ Vinda - your names just absolutely suit you!

@ Vint Ob - no explanation required!

thesydneygirl said...

adore those butterflies in your photo! looks fab!x

Trishna said...

I don't know why and how I came across this post, but thank god I did. It is so magical. :)

Love from Toronto, Canada