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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Butterfly Effect

"...is a metaphor that encapsulates the concept of sensitive dependence on initial conditions in chaos theory; namely that small differences in the initial condition of a dynamical system may produce large variations in the long term behavior of the system."

So in English... be the change you want to see*... see the change you want to be** and go get 'em cowgirl [and cowboy.  This is an equal good opportunities blog].

It's also what happened when I saw this, this morning (look left to my sidebar facebook window if you don't want to click the link)... hence the hybrid butterfly/cowgirl [buttergirl? cowfly? buttercow?...ahhh... flygirl!] look I subconciously went with today!

© theDUSKzone 2010


* Mahatma Gandhi
** Me! My motto, Visualise. Actualise. Don't fantasize.
...and yes that is my darling husband watching me 'push and hold' in the background of the 2nd pic!  He finds it all rather amusing and enjoys taking my photographs for me but today was a self-shoot day.  I prefer self-shoot days, it satisfies the control freak in me and I get to boss myself around... J

This is a heavy photo post... more after the jump...


wearing:
butt-fly -no kidding!!  the zip is at the back!- charcoal jeans * black v-neck knit, in fact the same one I wore in this push and hold post! actually same colours too! * orange silk paisley patterned butterfly winged skirt/poncho/top * country boots * vintage black suede & shearling trim jacket * gold alumesh & perspex belt * various bits of jewelry and oh... butterfly lens sunglasses.



24 comments:

FASHION BUTTER said...

Dusk, I love everything about this look. And the gold nails are perfection!

Vintage Vixen said...

I much prefer your beautiful butterfly creation, Dusk! Mahatma and you are both rocking my world, I shall stop pontificating and get on with something constructive.
I'd love to watch you bossing yourself around, I need lessons. I'm far too soft on myself. xxx

Dressing Up For Me said...

Is that a scarf skirt? It´s so gorgeous! Love the combination of black and a silky skirt. :)

meggasus said...

Wow, These are some of my favorite photos of you!! I love the bright orange/gold scarves against the black. Absolutely stunning! And your expression is just so peaceful. love it!

Leia said...

Looking lovely as usual, Dusk! The butterfly-scarf-skirt is so beautiful. I'm a control freak and prefer taking my own pictures, too - I had to giggle at your husband watching in the background! Oh and the gold nails - soo so pretty.

Leia

beingdena said...

the butterfly skirt is perfect. love how you styled it. x

Tanvi said...

How very cool! Love the pictures ... but then I ALWAYS do!

LOVE your Motto - ***Visualise. Actualise. Don't fantasize*** ... I am gonna try and remember that! :)

Vintage Obsession said...

I totally agree with you on the self shoot thing ,
The dress skirt is so flirty and awesome , you look like a modern version of a beautiful Indian Goddess loveeeeees this :)

Hippie Holly said...

Love that skirt and heart those earrings and the peace symbol ring is calling out my name! Hey and you have painted nails on both hands :)

Kristin said...

Head to toe gorgeous. LOVE that delicious scarf!

Taj Acosta said...

Wow what a great post to get the mind on track. And I too love that gold nail polish! So glamorous! How sweet your hubby is watching you at work! xoxo

Nickie Frye said...

Wow, I love the ones where you are flying. How did you manage to do this by yourself? I think the longest my camera has is a 10 second timer. You've got a serious hustle if you can make it from the camera & up that pole in 10 seconds! ;D

xoxo
Nickie

Vibhuti said...

You are THE true DEVI of fashion for me..Id seen your post of that Luly Yang Butterfly dress and I was wondering how is it possible to create the same magic from some wearable things in my closet..Whether it would suit me firstly??
AND there you;ve already DONE it....
Shucks it now looks alll so simple after seeing your pix..hehehhe..
AWESOME awesome awwwwwsome!!!
Mwahs and hugs

Upasna said...

I love this look, and the moto too!

Indie.Tea said...

You look gorgeous! I really like the skirt...such a gorgeous material. Never seen butt fly jeans though...

suruchi said...

Hey Dusk...
In the second pic where ur husband is behind*we want him upfront btw, with you someday...phuleeeeeeeeeze say u’ll oblige*
You look as though you are in another world!
U know what...had u not specified the butterfly effect here...still we would have gathered so for you so immaculately symbolize it here!

The pics are breathtaking:-)

michelle_ said...

i love the windy gif thing going on !
the skirt's print is very beautiful ! thank you very much for ur sincere comments :)

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Sher said...

Oh, why are you so AMAZING! These pics may be my favourite of yours so far! How you balanced yourself on the beams are really fantastic too! You are a butterfly diva, my darling, through and through:)

xx

Prutha said...

there r those magic moving pictures again..i still have to try them... loving the scarf skirt!! the last pic against the brick wall is my fav

SabinePsynopsis said...

Wonderful moving pictures, Dusk. Noone wears colours like you do. And I just like the guy staring at you... He seems to have disappeared after a while (or did you shoo him off?)

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

Namaste from India. The words- The Butterfly effect, I had first heard from my Guruji- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of Art of Living. He ha said that a butterfly flapping its wings in the jungles of Africa can cause an avalanche in Antarctica. So be very careful of your actions and its repercussions.
I love your outfit and your self clicked pictures.
I love your butt fly, the poncho paisely skirt, gold nails, butterfly glares. You carry things with panache.

I really want to know how you create that moving effect in your pictures- like the flowy skirt. How do you do it? Earlier also, I was so mesmerized to see your blog post of tree pose- You merging in the tree. Please tell me how do you do it?

You can even email me at
kiran.sawhney@gmail.com

bollywoodstylediaries said...

Love the first pic!! in fact I love, love this shoot..its stunning!! How do u come up with these poses? they not only convey the beauty of ur outfit but also the thought behind the shoot..i can totally visualize u flapping away:-)

the outfit really emphasizes ur narrow/long waist and wearing a poncho like a skirt is such a great idea!!

I love ur motto " Visualize, Actualise. Dont fantasize"..I really need u to send some of ur postive energy my way. There is so much stuff I want to do for my blog and otherwise but very low on motivation:(

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Butt fly literally-- hahahhaa from where do you get such wit! looooooooolll

I love the skirt! Lovely photos as well. You look ever so fresh!

daisybabie said...

gosh, honeychild, these scenery in these shots are wonderful. is this what wintertime down under looks like? everything is so green and lush still. i can almost feel the coolness of that breeze rushing past.
that .gif shot, seriously, you just have arms of steel or know some sort of magical levitation charm. amazingly loverly! cheers!s