Hello my colourful petals,

today I’d love to  talk about Carnival, or Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday, you name it!

While the consumption of rich foods and drinks before the Lenten period in Christian calendar is thought to  be the origin of this popular festival, some Carnival customs may date back to the pre-Christian Bacchanalia, celebration of the pagan god Bacchus (or Dyonisus).

Carnival is synonym of transgression, overturning social conventions, possibly wearing a mask to hide one’s identity and be granted the highest freedom of expression regardless of other people’s opinion.

Let’s get inspired by this festive mood and unleash and have fun, like kids who know no shame and no etiquette!

The Carnival of Venice conjures up decadent images of masquerade balls and opulent costumes.

Carnival of Venice

Carnival of Venice by cocolavieenrose featuring long dresses
The Carnival of Rio involves colourful, joyous parades at the rhytm of samba. 
Rio Carnival

Rio Carnival by cocolavieenrose featuring high heels
Do something unusual, have fun, enjoy your weekend to its full!
With love

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  1. Mademoiselle Poirot - February 1, 2013

    Can't see much but I'm sharing the love by leaving a comment anyway… 😉 Have a wonderful weekend xo

  2. Fabiola Tinelli - February 1, 2013

    Buon week-end cara! Baci!!<br />Fabiola<br /><br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">wildflowergirl</a>

  3. Dressed with soul - February 1, 2013

    Love sharing is always good: love for everybody &lt;3<br /><br />xxx<br />Rena<br /><br />

  4. zuuRich - February 1, 2013

    Looooveeeeeeeee :-)<br /><br />Have a great weekend!<br /><br />Kisses Kira<br /><a href="; rel="nofollow"></a> <br />

  5. Francesca - February 1, 2013

    Il carnevale mi affascina! 🙂

  6. Kimberly - February 1, 2013

    You too!

  7. The Urban Market - February 2, 2013

    Io non amo il Carnevale ma quello di Venezia vanta sicuramente le maschere e i vestiti più eleganti e raffinati.<br />Un bacio. Buon fine settimana!<br /><br />Valeria.<br /><br />

  8. Rebecca - February 2, 2013

    The Carnival of Venice looks amazing! Love the gowns!<br /><br />Rebecca<br />

  9. Azucena Alonso - February 2, 2013

    Dear Coco!!!!<br />Lovely!!!<br />I don&#39;t like so much the Carnival but I love the color 🙂 And VENICE!!!!<br /><br />So sweet<br />A Kiss<br />A<br />

  10. Chai Chen - February 2, 2013

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  11. Christine ♥ CHRiiSSYDOLLXO - February 2, 2013

    BEAUTIFUL!! i absolutely love Carnivals, especially if it is a masquerade ball :)<br /><br />I hope you&#39;re having a beautiful day ~ XO<br /><b>NEW POST: <a href="; rel="nofollow"></a></b>

  12. GagCloud - February 2, 2013

    Beautiful post :)<br /><br />Kisses!

  13. Lilli - February 2, 2013

    Che meraviglia entrambi!! Soprattutto vorrei andare in quello di Rio!! Un bacio cara e buon fine settimana!!:*

  14. Eleonora Manzi - February 2, 2013

    Che splendore!! Io ti seguo già :)<br /><br />Un bacio<br /><br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">Rouge and Chocolate Blog</a> <br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">Rouge and Chocolate Facebook</a><br /><a href="!/Rouge_Chocolate&quot; rel="nofollow">Rouge and Chocolate Twitter</a>

  15. miha.ela - February 2, 2013

    The Carnival of Venice looks amazing! I miss Venice!<br /><br />

  16. sergio castaño peña - February 2, 2013

    vaya, unas propuestas fantasticas, me necantan!<br />espero que te guste mi blog tanto como a mi el tuyo y a ver si nos seguimos leyendo y en contacto :)<br />te deseo lo mejor y sigue así!<br /><br />saludos de<br />Sergio,

  17. Tie Bow-tie - February 2, 2013

    Oh, I wish to visit Carnival also! Amazing post!<br />kisses)

  18. Punctuation Mark - February 3, 2013

    I want one of those masks… They are sooooo cool!!!

  19. The Dainty Dolls House - February 3, 2013

    Wonderful!! I&#39;d love to get all dressed in costumes and enjoy the celebrations!! Would be amazing. Thank you for your comment doll, I appreciate it &amp; I agree. As women, we are always told to do this or that and nothing is ever good enough. Which is why I wanted to highlight great women. And it won&#39;t just be famous ones as well. I think society still isn&#39;t giving women equal rights

  20. Dressed with soul - February 3, 2013

    Hi dear Coco, thank you so much for confirming my thoughts and that you agree with me, people are sometimes mean to others in order to compensate for their lack of confidence. <br /><br />And although I don´t like carnival very much I have a lot of fun this weekend ;)<br /><br />xxx<br />Rena<br /><br />

  21. ChatterBlossom - February 3, 2013

    Wow, this really showed the difference and the similarities well in those collages! <br />-Jamie<br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">ChatterBlossom</a><br />

  22. Steramakeup - February 3, 2013

    Che meraviglia…Vorrei vedere quello di Rio *-*<br />Un bacio! &lt;3<br />

  23. Diana Marks - February 4, 2013

    what a bright carnival inspired post, dear!<br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">LA By Diana Live Magazine</a>

  24. Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) - February 5, 2013

    HAHA! Coco, we&#39;re having carnival here in New Orleans right now. The actual day is February 12 for us. Great post!<br />

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