Traditional South African Dresses by Makotis
Just knowing that designer Ronny Kobo loves Africa, Cleopatra, and loads of accessories, it's no surprise that her latest collection pays homage to indigenous tribes and safari animals with its wild prints and graphics, and lends itself to piling on plenty of jewelry! Torn by Ronny Kobo seeks to give women a sense of casual stylishness without having to resort to boring basics -- and after one look at the latest African-inspired collection, it's clear that these pieces are anything but boring! Featuring long flowing maxidresses, flattering striped skirts that fit the body just right, and floaty tunics that take tribal patterns to a new level of effortlessness, the summer 2010 collection is hardly just casual, but manages to exude earthy style without all the fuss, and allows for plenty of fashionable interpretation with the addition of accessories. Check out the slideshow for a glimpse at the latest line!
In the South African language of Tswana, Molori means "to dream". Just a visit to the Molori Safari Lodge's Web site will whisk you away to dreamland. One on one with nature's most majestic of savanna wildlife, the resort is an intimate, 5-suite retreat that only houses a maximum of 10-12 people within its exquisite construction, consisting most notably of a rustic-African design that also models international style you might find at a budgetless Pier 1 Imports. The two-year old resort-sponsored "game drives" make it perfect for close-encounters of the jungle-cat kind. Each regally-decked suite's telescope (not to mention the resort's on-site planetarium) make it perfect for uncovering your inner-Galileo. The collapsible glass wall of the suites invite your vacation to the outdoors and, quite perfectly, your personal infinity pool indoors. This place is so perfect, A-listers like Nicholas Cage, Mischa Barton, Lily Allen, Kate Moss and Fran Cutler have been among the baller-guests who shell out over $4,000 a night to stay in this dream-like paradise. Money is of no object in dreams, and South African designer Stephen Falcke spared no expense in creating the five traditionally and internationally decorated, openly constructed abodes. As if being surrounded by the rugged reserve terrain weren't enough of an indulgence, guests enjoy some signature pieces like a Fendi daybed and a Phillip Plein swingbed in their room, and even first-class arrival options as the resort has its own airstrip and helipad. All the more, your tongue is treated to a retreat all its own with fine-dining crafted per your personal requests. On an intimacy scale, there's something to be said about a place where you feel more camaraderie from the beasts of the safari than you do other hotel inhabitants. Molori Safari Lodge is more than a triple threat in the middle of South Africa's brush. This main attraction brings danger and adventure alongside sexy extravagance in a way that makes even the Web browser not want to wake up from the dream!