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Tee x Tart

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If you read this blog often enough or follow me on instagram then you are well aware of how blown away I was by the Tart AW15 showing at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg a couple of weeks ago, if you don’t then you can click through HERE to follow me on insta and HERE to read my post on the fabulous fashion shown at MBFWJ a few weeks ago.

I recently connected with the awesomeness that is Cari Stephenson, the woman behind the Tart brand and she was kind enough to let me raid her rail to put together looks to wear to the Mercedes Benz Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival, and you can read more on that and see how I styled things up for the red carpet HERE. “After the show, its the afterparty..” the words of Jay-Z rapping in Fiesta come to mind, cause after work I decided to have a bit of fun with it; just a different kind of fun.

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With the hand-tied tassels of this ensemble swooshing about with every step I took and move I made, I just had to make sure I captured this marvel properly, cause dimly lit fashion festivals, don’t allow one to see the full details of a garment. I dressed it down a bit, with my H&M trainers and threw on a cardigan, cause I found this top and skirt to be quite versatile, and the many different possibilities had my head spinning right up until I got dressed for the Tegan to photograph me and these tantalizing Tarts.

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It’s crazy to imagine, that each strand that hangs from both this top and skirt was individually tied onto the garments, the thought & time it took to make each piece is what comes to mind every time I look at the photo’s showing the details of this outfit. Whoever says our homegrown designers aren’t top-notch, really doesn’t know what they are talking about.

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Through Shaded Eyes (TSE) is the brainchild of Tokelo Motsepe. A retail buyer and digital strategist with an addiction to blogging, this blog is a platform for my style, life and love for fashion to be shared. What started as an escape from the hustle and bustle of the world, has now become a place to let out my passion for fashion & writing, in-between time spent at work, traveling, or doing everything else life throws at me… it has become a form of expression and I hope it can inspire and encourage you to also share!

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