Month: June 2015

Marsala

Every year and season there has to be an “it”  handbage or fabric, and this year’s must have colour, dubbed by the people at the Pantone Color Institute as Marsala. To some it may be Burgandy and to others, Maroon… but those are old and not “it” at all. This deep red shade can suit just about every skin tone and can easily be found in almost every product line. Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth. – Leatrice Eiseman: Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute® I feel this colour is perfect for winter, so rich and warm, it looks great on so many different types of fabrications, stunning on nails and accessories, and can be quite bold on lips (just though it would be over kill with this look). It doesn’t always have to be worn from head to toe like I have hear, because what I have found is that this is a colour that goes …

#instabikerides

This past weekend was quite the busy one, with shoots and creative collaborations filling up my Saturday and some fun in the sun with the @instabikerides fam being down in the mother city for an instaride, and boy, oh boy did I get to feeling like a kid again. Some of you may be scratching your head wondering “what is this instaride of which you speak”… well you may have heard of instawalks, and this is basically the same concept, only we cruise around on bicycles. It had been years since I last rode a bicycle, I don’t have one, but that didn’t stop me from joining in the fun with the awesome Up Cycles team being there to loan some out – I won’t lie, I had no idea these guys even existed and at such great rates, it had me wondering what rock I’ve been stuck under! Anyway, the weather was great, turnout was amazing, and it took me a hot minute to get the hang of the back-pedal brake situation on this …

A day in the life… #fashionmarketer

This month I had a chat with my dear friend, a fabulous woman of many talents, whom you might have seen pon de stylish streets of Joburg, and wondered “who is she”. Well, Vuyiswa Mutshekwane, aka Vie has quite a few titles under her belt, blogger, co-founder of our favourite fashionable brunch The WKND Social, but today’s Q&A is about this lovely lady being the fashion marketing machine behind African online platform Kisua. Q: What did you study? I did a BCOM PPE – Politics, Philosophy and Economics at UCT and a marketing post grad with UNISA which I never actually completed because distance learning just really isn’t my thing. Q: How did you get into this line of work? I always loved retail and design.  I got my first retail job at age 14 and soon after, as the wave of African fashion swept over South Africa, I worked at Sun Goddess where I managed the store in Rosebank, got involved behind the scenes with the fashion shows and did some of the design.  …

Shaded x Streets

There’s nothing like meeting a creative mind that is open to exchanging thoughts, views & ideas, and also looking to make the time to actually get together, you know, cause we can all talk about doing stuff, but ya! Anyway, I recently linked up with Mosa, of @thesearethestreets, a photographer who after sitting down with, I discovered is also in the same line of work I am in, retail buying. Having connected through social media beforehand, we knew our styles were quite contrasting, and thought it would be interesting to see what would be the result of a collaboration between us, and well this is it… the first of the Shaded x Streets series. With last week’s cold front cementing the fact that winter is here, we felt it fitting that The Coat be the fashion focus of this installment. A classic, item that should be in every guy/girls closet, no matter what ones style is, there are so many different shapes, colours, cuts and lengths that its near impossible to find one that suits …

Retro

Last week I shared my new favourite winter item (HERE), and I said I would show how to style it up, and well, here it is. Super comfy, I had to pair it with a wide-leg (high-waisted) pair of denims. The high-slits gave me easy access to my pockets and the breezy ensemble just had me feeling so free. I was never really a fan of fashion from the 70’s, as I find the styles quite awkward, not so easy to wear – in the sense that they don’t necessarily go with a lot in your closet, and I may like loose fitting dresses and skirts, but was never really a fan of loose-fitting pants.. until now. I mean, why did nobody ever tell me how comfortable they can be?! As you may have noticed in looks you’ve seen me in, I prefer my clothes more fitted, so I have to say I enjoyed discovering that I could find comfort in this retro 70’s inspired look. I topped the light wash denim and cream knit with …