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Beyond The Magazine Snippet // Ouma

Beyond The Magazine Snippet // Ouma



We have a little bit of Ouma Magic in the new App Magazine.  You can see more Ouma if you get your download on!

In five questions we get to know more about the incredibly talented Monique Sandoval.  In five questions she tells us more about the fantastic Ouma

Define Ouma in five words?

comfortable, fun, natural, whimsical, ethereal

What inspired you to start your brand?

Designing is a instinctual feeling for me. I edit everything! Naturally, I am compelled to create pieces that stand apart from mainstream/disposable fashion.

How has your life changed since starting Ouma?

Being independent is a great feeling, I work a lot more but I enjoy what I do. I get to collaborate with people all around the world which is my favorite part about this journey! My husband and our daughters are part of this business, he helps me with the handy work, refines my procedures and gives me really good advice. My daughters 5 and 7 give me brilliant ideas sometimes. It feels good building something they can have a hand in when the time comes – if they decide to do so.

What would you tell your younger self?

hahah! Choose your friends wisely.

Words to live by? 
“Don’t aim for success, if you want it just do what you love and believe in and it will come naturally. ”

I’d rather be authentic than a replica. I let life take me where i need to be by being true and honest to my instinct.


Image: Floor Length Chiffon Backless Frida Wedding Gown from Ouma

Win // Let Them Eat Cake // Lily Vanilli Sweet Tooth

Win // Let Them Eat Cake // Lily Vanilli Sweet Tooth

Well this is a let them eat cake that we can all get down with.   For those with a Sweet tooth, we hope that you are all over Sweet Tooth by Lily Vanilli.  Not only is the talented Lily Vanilli featured in the brand new iPad app magazine – she is our ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ of the day.

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Dubbed ‘baker to the stars’, Lily Jones has been selling her cakes under the name Lily Vanilli since 2009. She opened her first bakery in 2011 on Columbia Road in East London. She runs a cake and cocktail private members club and is one of the founders of The YBF Awards. She is also the author of A Zombie Ate My Cupcake.

049 Cherry and Seed Madeira Cake

So, since we’d like to spread some love and celebrate our launch we have not 1, 2, nor 3… we have 5 copies of Lily Vanilli Sweet Tooth to give away today.   So what do you need to do in order to be in with a shot of being a winner?

Well… all you need to do is the following:-

Leave a comment on the blog and like the Beyond Beyond Facebook page.

Contest rules:

  • This prize is not transferable and cannot be exchanged for Cash.
  • Only one comment per person.
  • The winner’s postal address is required in order for the winner to receive the prize.
  • This competition is open to UK entrants only
  • Competition closes at Midnight on Monday 1st  April 2013
It's a Ring Kind of Thing

It’s a Ring Kind of Thing

Well, despite our lofty announcement about it being the beginning of spring it seems that the weather has ‘done lost it’s mind’ we have a case of the brrr’s that is giving us the grrr’s.  However, we have been able to sate our wounded spirits with some hot chocolate and these, from the Erstwhile Jewelry Company

With any of these rings – we would wed… or maybe it it’s not too much we might have one for every finger.  These one of kind gems are carefully handpicked antique and vintage loveliness .  These are a few of our favourite rings:

Three Stone Diamond Engagement RingPink Sapphire Engagement RingEmerald Vintage Engagement Ring

Top to bottom: Antique Style Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring, Pink Sapphire Engagement Ring (circa 1885), Emerald and Diamond Vintage Engagement Ring

Behold... it's Spring Collection at BHLDN

Behold… it’s Spring Collection at BHLDN

Hot off the wedding dress presses – it is the BHLDN Spring range and it is kinda bad boy! This would totally be the moment where we put in some spurious Bob Marley, but these dresses are so wonderful they just need to be enjoyed sans bad puns, jokes and what no references whatsoever to Martin Lawrence and Will Smith.  The new absolutely gorgeous range – see and buy all of it in it’s gorgeous glory on BHLDN

Agata Swing Dress Calla Lily Dress Caroline Gown Dolce Vita Dress Lace & Ramie Gown Omelia Gown Preservation society Dress Rococco Gown Swansdown Dress Thalia Maxi Dress Twiggy Dress Wingspan Dress

The photographic glory goes to: BHLDN