Month: March 2015

All I want this Autumn

I was recently featured in new glossy magazine Essays of Africa, to write a piece for them on the topic of beauty, all that surrounds me and my view on it. It was in their March issue, so if you check a major mag rack on the way home, you might still be able to find a copy, the lovely Rosie Motene graces the cover. Otherwise, they also asked me to share the top five fashionable things I’m looking forward to finding this winter and I thought I’d share them here and go into a bit more detail. With the cold really setting in and stores stocking their shelves with more and more winter warmers, I can’t help but get a bit more excited for this stuff: – knit poncho wrap: blown away by the vision that was the monogrammed Burberry poncho on the runway at their last fall show, this piece is at the top of my list. The lovely thing about fashion is one can get the look for whatever suits your pocket, as I doubt i will be …

2nd Bokeh Fashion Film Festival | Cape Town

Elevated 2 stories up on a glittering stage overlooking a thronging crowd of over 500 Celebrities, VIP’s and Fashionistas, South African filmmaker Aidan Whytock proudly held aloft the Mercedes-Benz trophy for ‘The Choice’ as well as a cheque for US$ 10 000. This iconic moment was the culmination of the second annual Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film Festival held at the stylish 15 on Orange Hotel in the Cape Town CBD.  The 2 day fashion and film extravaganza, founded and owned by film-maker Adrian Lazarus provided a focused platform for both local and international up and coming talent to showcase their fashion films and design in conjunction with pop-up retail outlets and focused industry talks. The event attracted the very best in South African fashion talent with greats such as Hendrik Vermeulen, Adriaan Kuiters and Jenevieve Lyons to name a few and each design house showcasing unique collections while some also featured fashion forward installations. Mercedes-Benz, headline sponsor of the event holds an established international alignment with the fashion industry as a central component …

Bronx Woman 10th

Last night was quite a busy night, with so many events taking place, the city of Cape Town was buzzing. Bronx Woman was one that added a touch of gold to the evening, celebrating their 10th birthday with a touch of gold and the launch of their new winter range to get us shopaholics excited for the season to come. A beautiful installation had most captivated and feeling all warm inside, with ones eyes darting all over the show at the site of all the pretty shoes hanging up, it was clear what the focus of the night was. Bringing you all the action, front and center, here is a closer look at some of the stylish shoes Bronx will have on offer this winter. With a style to suit pretty much everyone, and every look you may want to style up, so be sure to start taking note of pairs to add to your winter collection… *sigh* there goes my budget!

Fur or Foe

One of the biggest trends coming through for winter has to be the furry kind. Fashion folk across the northern hemisphere could not be seen out in the cold without a luxurious looking [faux] fur coat on; and with good reason, since temperatures up there can drop below zero. Now I’m all for following trends, almost as much as the next fashionista, but I must admit, I feel wearing a whole thick fur coat in our mild South African winters just doesn’t seem practical, unless of course you plan on not wearing anything under it he he.. So I won’t be wearing a fur coat out and about this winter, and cause I really don’t get the thinking behind sleeveless coats/jackets in winter, I won’t be wearing a furry version of that either. All is not lost though, cause where there is a will, there is a way. One way I plan on bringing in some fierce furriness into my winter looks will be with a fur clutch bag. I mean, look at the one’s …

Return of the Mac

As the days become shorter and the nights become longer, I can’t help but smile at the thought that one can get some more sleep in (not really but just let me have it). Sadly, the other end of that stick means that the winters chill starts moving in and that means one needs to start covering up. This midi length lightweight coat from Cotton On has to be one of my favourites, with its olive green colour looking all trendy and what not, it’s a classic parka style that’s looking more alive cause of its longer length. The title for this post felt quite fitting as the chorus of the song by Mark Morrison kept going in my head as I type, on an endless loop. Speaking of fitting, I think I have officially moved into my black acid wash pair of Wanted Jeans lol.. you’ll recognise this pair from an earlier post, HERE. I think it’s true what they say, “once you go black, you never go back”, cause I feel like all …