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

Sunday, May 30, 2010


The name "zebra" comes from the Old Portuguese word zevra which means "wild ass". And that's pretty much what I'm being here... J
...the bravado wordplay refers to the pic after the jump...

© theDUSKzone 2010
© theDUSKzone 2010


...just in case you fall over in fits of laughter due to my zebravado [aka wild ass stupidity!!]. 
I thought I could pull this off, only had 10 seconds timer to prepare then a 3 frame burst... in my mind's eye, it was supposed to be an elegant rise from this to straight legs.

In reality I went from this straight in to head over heels pain!!! Hence why there isn't a better, less ungainly photo!
I suppose I didn't have to post this pic but... I was in fits of laughter lying there sprawled on my back so, you know... had to share! Please note, this isn't a compliment fishing trip... I should have been able to do this but I get a bit 'heady' about my physical prowess sometimes and that's when it bites me on the ass!!   
To top it off, I had my mother-in-law's birthday party at home and our Bikram Yogi party before that (Bikram Yogis are hot!! J) so no time to feel sorry for myself!!  Anyway, I guess it's not that funny, you had to be there...then it would have been freakin' hysterical!!

zebra print sweater (LOVE zebra print!) with black 'under' top * hot pink skinny jeans * OTK leather boots and yes I do take them off.  Occasionally. * zebra frame sunglasses * studded belt * pink Peace ring, pink dome ring & pink perspex watch *


Fashion Butter said...

I am SO into this outfit and the color of those jeans is awesome.

Have I ever told you how much I love your eyebrows???


Vinda Sonata said...

wow, the last pose is the ace! you look hot as usual, dusk! love love loveeee your boots and the zebra top. super fierce!!! have a fab day ahead!!!

meggasus said...

Wow that last picture is awesome. The bests pics always turn out when you take risks...!

and thanks for you kind comment... I was never a model myself, but Meggasus was signed with Marilyn in NYC for nearly 2 years and recently decided to go back to school. That is partially why we started the blog... so she could still stay connected within the fashion world and so we could have a place where we could both express ourselves creatively!

Now, how about yourself? were you ever a model? I know Ive said this before but you seriously have such an amazing face and my inner model scout would have definitely wanted to recruit you. lol

xx Katie-Lu

Vintage Vixen said...

Goodness gracious, Dusk! Your awesome action shots leave me speechless and as for those pink pants...positively mind blowing, you gorgeous creature!

Leah said...

That's why I love looking at real people's blogs... it's so real and true. You wouldn't find that image in magazine editorials. It's priceless. And I admire you for posting that pic and making fun of yourself... that's the measure of sweet confidence. Cheers to you my friend!

bollywoodstylediaries said...

i love the first pic and the one where u are tossing ur hair. reminds me of a scene in Charlie's angel where Cameron does this but you are way hotter. and u look divalicious..

please tell me that this beautiful forest is not ur backyard!!

Tanvi said...

HOT HOT HOT! That Hot Pink is RoCKin' :) ... And that last post almost makes me wanna go dance/jump/do something to just shake it out :) ... You are right Bikram Yogi's are HOT indeed! ... Their parties are equally fun too... btw droooling over those bootsss!!!! Can't wait for winters already ... :P

jso style said...

J and I eagerly wait for your post everyday. Love all of them. You look absolutely gorgeous :) Love the jeans

Taj Acosta said...

I'm a zebra did you know that! lol, I am obsessed with them for some reason, I can't get enough! You look lovely doll!
p.s. I agree that perfume doesn't stick as you age for some reason. You have to find really good ones with exquisite ingredients. And vanilla is one of my favs! xoxo

Leia said...

oh my goodness! I'm sorry you hurt yourself :( But before I saw that picture I was thinking to myself what a perfect figure you had and how I LURVE your outfit! I hope you're not still in pain??!!

Queens Of Fashion said...


Loveeeeeddddd the HOT PINK SKINNY JEANS! they're indeed HOT. ;)
And ofcourse the zebra print looks WOW.:)
and the last pic. WAS. ermmm...

keep it stylish! :)
Will drop in soon!

♦ Crazy Diamond ♦ said...

oh God you queen of stunts!!! that's dangerous!!! lol it's not funny !!! you could hurt yourself!

you know i love the 3rd picture..

Vintage Obsession said...

i cannot believe i have not visited you for so long , *slaps self*
this is freaking awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! with a howl from here !! standing on 2legs is difficult at times , look at you women !!!!!!!!!!!!! loooooveeeeeeeeeees it :-)

Sovina said...

Oh zebra print is so in these days..I thought i would just limit myself to the zebra shoes that i have recently ordered but your top/sweater seems sooo much fun that i think i would try this the jeans:)

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

WOW!!! My darling, you look amazing in this outfit! I am so smitten by your hot pink jeans, boots, and your AMAZING zebra print sweater! Your style is fantastic and your body looks amazing in this outfit as usual!!!

I'm sorry that your hurt yourself, but you seem to have an incredible sense of humour and it's even more endearing that you can laugh about it!

I love you, and you are so beautiful.


Melanie M said...

My gosh, I totally adore those colored pants! Perfect for Summer! You look absolutely darling! :)


michelle_ said...

that zebra top is just raddd !
michelle @ glisters and blisters

Helga! said...

My goodness you are spectacular!!Glad you didn't end up in traction!!!

Dusk said...

Hola darlings!!

Thank you for your wonderful comments and don't worry... twas my ego that was most hurt!!!

It should have been extremely easy for me to go from this position to straight legs (holding this position distributes body weight evenly) but... as soon as I started straightening my legs, I just went straight over!
That's what happens when you rush something like this when you haven't 'prepped'! I was already thinking of what a great photo it would be, how fab I am to be able to do it, and honestly speaking I suppose I may have thought, just may have... just a little... a teeny weeny bit... of the compliments I would receive...and BAM!

Another one bites the Dusk!!!!!! was just really funny and humbling. But I wasn't going to try again!!

Lesson learned. Powers should only be used for good. NOT for kudos...



@ Sonali hon - hahaha!! I wish! I know the scene, love the CA movies! That forest edges our backyard... I just jump over the fence and I'm in it. Our backyard is a bit more of a 'cultivated jungle'!

@ Katie-Lu - hello gorgeous, I knew it, you obviously didn't want to model? You're both so ethereally gorgeous and after seeing the video I can see the differences.
...I was a model in my teens and twenties, a looooong time ago!

@ Tanvi luv - you like my Bikram pun huh?? :)


Thank you again for your awesome, generous comments... ♥

Hippie Holly said...

The hot pink is...well HOT! And I love how you wear animal prints in most unexpected ways and always look fabulous!

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Ha ha... The last shot is too good!!! Lovely top.. I too love animal prints!!!

Fashion Panache - Crochet Top to Office

DailyDoseOfAloha said...

I love zebra print... it's def a look that for me is here to stay... and i must say this: not many people can pull off pink pants.. you look dope!

thesydneygirl said...

man i hope my body is as gorgeous as yours when i'm older! :P x

Jesa said...

Great pics!!

Cheers, Jesa :)


I love zebra print...gorgeous post...great blog

The Goddess of Boho said...

Wild indeed!
Love how the black and white look with the pink jeans (:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

LOL. I love this playful post, not too keen on zebra but I love the trousers. it's a nice contrast against the emerald green of the grass, leaves. Your face is exquisite and I adore that red lip-colour, too;-)
Happy Weekend!

Corie said...

I love your fashion sense...the outfit you're wearing is very chic! Glad I found you (on Aldo Akira)...I can't wait to read more!