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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bohtical & Versatile

It was quite a coincidence that I was wearing nautical colours and hanging around boats [as per usual] today. Truly. I only noticed this when I viewed the images. 

Have seen many nautical inspired blog posts and editorials recently and although I do love the unfettered, sharp, contained elegance of a [fashion version of the] nautical look, it's just not me.  Despite the fact that I am a nautical gal.

My nautical look is more rainboho J beach babe.  Or boho nautical...bohtical!!  [geddit??]

© theDUSKzone 2010© theDUSKzone 2010

This is a vintage poncho worn as a skirt, have also worn it as a dress, versatile yes? 
Speaking of versatile, after the jump...there's an award...I was tagged by the golden Aphrodite, Rachel of Inspiration in Italy... I love this woman, she is beautiful mind, body and soul.

© theDUSKzone 2010© theDUSKzone 2010

vintage poncho worn as a skirt * black turtleneck * vintage fleece lined leather jacket * black suede fringed OTK boots * blue elbow length fingerless gloves * vintage mirror lens sunglasses * red cutout heart earrings * vintage gold (the colour not the era) bodylace.

Versatile: to have great diversity or variety
These blogs have that in boatloads;


Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

AH, the colours are so cheerful and you are so bright and exciting, too. I am in love with this ensemble; ah, where would we be without colours?;-)

Keith said...

Great photos. You look amazing. I love that poncho. It's wonderful.

Vibhuti said...

Yayyyy i am the first person to compliment you this time!!
The minute I saw the pics I knew what you'd meant with Bohtical.
I just love this oh so BOHO CHIC in the completely nautical mode!
The vintage poncho is exotic, this post is a visual treat.
Thanks for building my confidence in breaking the unwritten rule of dressing for an occassion. Now on I follow my instincts too..:D
U rock!!

Allegra said...

love the skirt. very en vogue!

Fourth Daughter said...

grr, I thought I'd just left a comment but now I'm not sure if it worked... anyway great gloves again, and I'd like to see how you wear YOUR sporran (not exactly surprised to find out that you have one!!)

Prutha said...

that skirt is just divine!!!

Vintage Vixen said...

Bohtical! Geddit, ya clever lady! Thought there was a spelling error there.
That poncho as a skirt, how utterly inspired, almost Navajho in colour and shape, just gorgeous. That cobalt blue is just glorious, it makes me so fact everything about this post makes me happy, it's so dull, grey and darned British here today.

Leia said...

Oh! I am so happy whenever I see a new Dusk post pop up on my Bloglovin' ... your pictures and words always brighten up my day.

As for the nautical look, I think some people (especially in fashion editorials) look GREAT, but I feel the look is just not 'me'. I've posted a couple of nautical looks on my blog but they just felt far too out of my comfort zone. You do, however, look fabulous :)

And thankyouthankyou for passing on the award! ♥

Also, have I told you yet that I am dying for you to join Twitter so we can have Dusk-updates in between blog posts? I'm going to keep pestering you until you join. Heehee :P

Taj Acosta said...

I love it! A poncho as a skirt! Very clever and chic! Poncho's are one of my fav pieces for fall every year. xoxo

Tanvi said...

Absolutely geddit ;) Magical as always. Of course you have a unique dressing sense but you pictures and poses are so grand and mesmerizing that I forget to notice what you are wearing .. I am spell bound by your smile and expressions! :) Congrats on the award!

P.S. You always bring a smile to my face when you say you love my honesty. Mostly people call me 'too frank' and ' too straight forward'. It has always been used as my short coming [by others!] I however, have a compulsive disorder to speak my mind. Thank you for appreciating what others think is actually a flaw!


bollywoodstylediaries said...


I love ur skirt and thats a brilliant way of wearing ur poncho!! I am goin to do the the last pic - u are so full of life:-)

Vintage Obsession said...

How did you wear it as a skirt ?as in how do you tie it around ? The colors are simply gorgeous :-)

Sovina said...

hey dusk..i have been a silent spectator of your style for so long..just wanted to say that i totally love love love your blog..of all the style / fashion blogs that i have seen, yours is the most individualistic and true to its totally have your own way with the clothes :)

keep rocking!!!

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

This is the Nautical with a twist! This probably is Indian Ocean Nautical ;) Poncho skirt--totally rocked it. Cobalt hand gloves, I want! :)

Fabulous dear Dusk!!

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

I love that Poncho!!!

On a Casual Date - Style 3

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

First time on your blog here. Seen the first post and absolutely love it. Love this style of poncho worn as a skirt. Very innovative. Great pics.

Crazy Diamond said...

lol super cool !!! you look so cute in the last snap, its my fav.

michelle_ said...

your comments nvr fail to make me smile :)
you are equally fierce love !
the skirt is very nice !

garakami said...

Call me a loser, but I read everyone's comments! Lol. I agree with everyone. You are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
Definitely loving your version of nautical style.

As for the fashion version of nautical style, it's how do you put it... very, BLAH. Just blue and white stripes with a sailor's pin embroidered here or there, or probably everywhere.

I love the poncho, so very homey, and you make it your own. You owned that poncho! *fashion speak much*

Love it & love you!
I will definitely take your advice momma bear :)

Kelly said...

What a lovely outfit! great way of rewearing a poncho!!

<3 Kelly

jemina said...

Hi darling, FINALLY FINALLY I can go to your fabulous BLOG, I've been trying countlessly to go, but your profile said that your blog was only for private, I am so GLAD, I can finally get through, and I could only get here thanks to LEIA (Leia's delight), I am now your follower, never gonna miss a post from you no more :)) YAY!!! this is truly the highlight of my day, and PS: you are an ORIGINAL, LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE, hugs n kisses, Jemina, XOXO

Harriet said...

That skirt is absolutely gorgeous! These photos of you are so beautiful.

daisybabie said...

love the poncho. love even more how you're wearing it as a skirt!

i found your blog a month or so ago and have been visiting often but commenting now for the first time. you have a wonderful sense of style and your style photographs are amazing. i've added you to my bloglovin' reading list.


beingdena said...

I adore that skirt...I can't believe it's a poncho. You are beautiful. x

Krislyn said...

you have such original style... i love these shots of you! really just gorgeous.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Love these pictures! I think vintage boho nautical looks absolutely amazing on you, Dusk - but then you do look stunning in anything! xoxo


How clever - would never have thought to wear a poncho as a skirt but it completely and utterly works!
Great shots...

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

this is a great look on you. love the versatile poncho!

i gave you an award on my blog! go check it out.

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

haha! there it is! how did i miss that? :)

thank you so much for this award--yay!

and you more than deserve the Style Muse award--i love reading your blog and seeing how you put clothes together.


Prutha said...

oh and i forgot to answer your question about my post...the red thing on my back under the blue romper is my bikini strap... and i dont take my own pictures...but lately ive started taking the street fashion pictures myself and will in the future..

most of my pics r taken by my photographer friends..shraddha, anjali, etc...sometimes [like the blue romper pics] are just taken by some non photographer friends of mine... i tell them how to take the pics, i pose they take pics..hehe...very tedious by fun process... im sure u know...incase i dont find anyone to take pics of me ill be using a tripod, although i have never used ti so far

ur doing great with your pictures taken by tripod though hunny...seriously..

much love


MarchMusings said...

You've transformed the poncho- it looks lovely.

unstoppablestyle said...

i LOVE your blog. its quirky, colorful, and amazing. and your style is one of a kind.

Dusk said...

Hola lovelies! Thank you for your wonderful words! PLease PLEASE forgive me for my very short bursts of responding to all your comments.
I am actually better at visiting and reading and enjoying your blogs than I am at replying! I will have to get my act together and reply to your comments soon, just quickly for now;

@ Leia - oh honey, I don't want to join the Twittering! mainly because brevity is NOT my forte!! I am seriously incapable of writing in short bursts! My text messages are essays. SMS-says!!
....maybe... I constantly update my facebook page though...

@ Sassy - the poncho's neck hole is small so my womanly :) hips holds it up!

@ Sovina - thank you so much for your lovely words and I very much appreciate you commenting!

@ Cheryl and @ Sabine - thank you lovelies!

@ Garakami - missed you!

@ Prutha - Cheryl missed this and I think you may have too because I was trying to be clever and subtle but it's backfiring! I awarded this award to you too hon!

@ Jemina - Woman you are FIERCE!



What a great style! Gorgeous pictures...great post!

Emilie Delance said...

Ahh you always look so amazing!! Loving the poncho as a skirt <3 and electric blue suits you so well :D

Fatima A. said...


Boho Glamour said...

fabulous as always! love the gloves

cara mia ♥

meggasus said...

I adore anything nautical inspired! Especially in the warm weather! The term "Bonautical" made me laugh... very creative of you :)

stunning as usual!!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I just had to pop by and admire your happy, smiling photographs, again;-)

Leah said...

You always have a fabulous way with words... bohtical... I love it. And I love that you are able to pull off anything without looking ridiculous... such amazing style my dear friend. xoxo

Anna Katrina said...

gorgeous photos! love your skirt

stop by sometime <3

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Okay just when are you putting up a new post?!? :) I've been visiting everyday in vain! :(

Spardha Malik said...

Where'd you go? Miss u so! :)

maria said...

a post full of life! great smile!

Sher said...

Darling, I adore your version of the nautical outfit! In my humble opinion, it rocks! I wish I could don this kind of outfit and looked half as amazing as you did:)

And that poncho skirt/ dress is one amazing piece of clothing!! Love it!!


rk hall said...

Every time I see your outfit posts it makes me so happy! Always colorful and matches your personality - which is contagious!

Have a great day! Love your bohtical look! ;)

xx rk

jemina said...

Hey gorgeous, thank you so much for your wonderful comments, you are too generous, thank you once again for your support and kindness, they are really appreciated!!! wishing you a blissful and magnificent weekend, LOVE LOVE LOEV, Jemina, XOXO

raven said...

You look so incredibly gorgeous + so free :)

I simply ADORE.


suruchi said...

Super duper sexy to the core!
If only my husband would see this...he’d take to the blogging world for sure!
The colours...the attitude...ahhhhhhhh!
Is there anything that u do wrong?:-)
Hugs n love

RG said...

I like the 2nd picture seems like 80-90's photo and remember the singer T.Turner !

ps : beautiful hair !

Bisou from Paris :)