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At the last Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Cape Town I was wore this gorgeously dramatic number that stole the show at their last winter showing in Joburg and my heart. I was in transit to Brazil when I saw the live stream of snaps from the runway show and instantly blown away, never did I imagine I would ever get to wear such magic.. yes, I said magic lol.

Its amazing how fashion can make us feel. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s mood can be altered by simply slipping on a flowy summer dress, sexy pair of strappy heels or stunning piece of jewelry, whether its comfort we crave or something to add a pep to our step, and what I love most is how it can help one express different sides of themselves through what they wear.

I’m not one to wear the colour red, its a bold, strong colour that I always find too overwhelming, (though red lipstick I can do any day); but when this fabulous fringe piece was offered to me, I couldn’t say no.. and the truth is, if I could, I wouldn’t change it to any other colour.

The way I felt when I slipped it on, OH-EM-GEE! And walking in the coat just made me feel amazing, as the fringing danced around me with every move I made.

In this age where nothing is new under the sun, finding something that captivates your heart and doesn’t happen so often, the fact that each and every single strand on this coat was individually tied on before being trimmed and sculpted to what we now see deems it a work of art for me, and just makes me fall even more in love.

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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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