Month: February 2015

Tennis Throwback

As you might know, PUMA has a rich tennis heritage and has seen some of the game’s most celebrated athletes stalk the baseline in their PUMA Tennis shoes. For those that don’t know, 1985 saw PUMA sign a 17-year old German tennis player who went by the name of Boris Becker. What came next changed tennis forever, and has been part of PUMA folklore ever since. Becker became the youngest and first unseeded player ever to win Wimbledon. Resplendent in his signature PUMA mid tops and distinctive style of play Becker became bigger than the game itself. In 2015, PUMA celebrates the 30th anniversary of this unprecedented win and the brand’s heritage of unmatched on-court glory and off-court style. I’m a lover of the sport and though I haven’t played in years, I was happy to see the launch of new collections, inspired by their tennis archives throughout this month. And found it made for a nice build up to PUMA celebrating the 30th anniversary of Boris Becker’s win at Wimbledon. The shoes maintain the same silhouette as …

Runway Revisit

Yesterday was the final day of London Fashion Week. Being one of my favourite travel destinations, I can’t help but feel a sense of longing for the another trip up to the fashionable metropolis. London’s showcasing listed designers like Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Mulberry, Christopher Kane, Burberry Prorsum and Topshop Unique, to name a few. If one had any doubt about fringing, blanket style poncho’s,wide-leg pants, geo-ethnic embroidery/embellishment (tribal embroidery,/embellishment done in geometric sequence/shapes), culottes and, well a midi-length anything… then well those doubts should be just about put to bed now, right?! The Burberry Prorsum show was my most loved, followed closely by the Mulberry and Paulsmith collections, and I enjoyed how the 70s were coming through alot of the lines as well, anyway here are my top five looks, that will be my inspiration this winter. My favourite bit about LFW has to be off the runways, and on the chilly streets, full of fashionista’s I envy, as I would instantly trade my laptop for their ticket to any riveting runway show. The hottest item this season spotted on the …

Fashion Week Focus

New York Fashion Week started last week and all eyes have been on the all things fashionable happening in the big apple. I’m not a fan of the big city in the winter, but I would put my Cryophobia (fear of extreme cold) aside in a heartbeat to hobnob with the crème de la crème of fashion, though hearing how people were forced to wait outside in the cold for the delayed Kanye x Adidas show to open, kind of has me thinking twice. NYFW is one of my favourites as its line-up includes some of my most loved names, Chloe, Victoria Beckham, BCBG Max Azria, The Row, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs and SA’s very own David Tlale. I’ve always enjoyed watching fashion shows, watching perfectly poised, stick thin models glide down the runways in the most amazing creations is something I can do for hours. An unknowing mind may think it’s just a matter of pretty clothes being paraded by women with boy-like bodies that portray and maybe encourage an unhealthy body image. But …

Stay Strappy

This summer saw the 90’s back like they never left, and with that some uhmmm “not so pretty” shoes gained popularity. Birkenstock-esque slip-ons, chunky lug soles and kitten heels traipsing the streets and man, oh man, the way seeing a pair would just rub me up the wrong way. I mean, I get their comfort appeal and agree that some of those styles bring a tomboy casual chic look together nicely, but they just aren’t my taste. Enter one strappy saviour… bringing sunshine and rainbows to my summer shoe closet. Also resurrected from a bygone age of the nineties, the minimalist heeled sandals have proven to be quite easy to wear with just about any look. I’m not really a buy the same thing in different colours kind of girl, but finding styles of this shoe in different variations was a piece of cake, it’s deciding which pair to wear that has me stuck between a rock and a hard place, just minutes before walking out the house. Needless to say these babies have my heart …

Valentines Day ’15

So today is the day the world unites in the celebration of love. Whether you have looked forward to it cause you and bae had something exciting planned or you feel it’s just another day for greeting card companies and florists to make the chunk of their sales for the year (kind of what the festive season is for those of us in retail lol), or maybe you’re just like Valen-who? The day of love, Valentines’ Day, is upon us and I feel I didn’t even see it coming. Maybe I haven’t spent enough time in malls this month… no actually scratch that, I think it’s those distracting “sale” signs that had me… but still, I haven’t seen as much advertising this year.  I’ve read a number of write-ups in magazines and online, where people share some adorable flashbacks of their romantic tales and interesting escapades in the name of love. Stories like this send me on reminiscent stroll down, aah that awkward first kiss, mmmm that that first summer fling, man, that first love, …