Month: April 2016

Tart x Bokehfff | #throwback

It’s Thursday, so I thought I’d share a young throwback, nothing major, just a closer look at the outfit I wore to the Merceds Benz Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival, which was created by one of my favourite local designers, Tart Clothing for their last SS15 runway show. The maxi dress was sheer with letters stitched on to the bottom of the dress, with a sexy, snug fitting corset worn over it to keep everything sucked in lol; and give it a sleek finish. And since its not very summery outside, I threw on one of the labels newer pieces – a fully tassled black jacket – to help keep me warm. I loved the look and felt my new darker hair colour topped the look off nicely. What do you think, yay or nay?   All images by Tegan Smith

3rd Bokeh Fashion Film Fest

The new Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town played host to the annual Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film Festival. The evening sparkled as A-List celebrities, industry VIP’s, producers, designers, fashion & film folk and invited high society guests that donned their finest and gathered to celebrate the very best in the local and international Fashion Film Industry. This year the festival received over 500 Fashion Film submissions from around the globe, which were all evaluated against a strict set of criteria by a panel of industry judges. Only 12 films made the final cut, with category winners each receiving a stunning trophy designed by renowned Industrial designer Chris Jones. The highlight and grand prize on the night was the Mercedes-Benz Award with Edward and Ash Winter of Winterstone Productions in LA walking away with a cool US$ 10 000 for their submission – ‘Bespoke’. Three lucky guests also walked away with sparkling diamonds on the night courtesy of a luckydraw sponsored by Diamond Works. Oude Meester also aligned with the event …

Back in Bandana

The 90s have been in for quite some time now and I think we have pretty much seen just about every trend and sub-culture from back then make some kind of come back. One, which I’ve spotted on some of my fave fashion feeds is an old favourite, the bandana. I remember back when I used to wear this little paisley printed piece of fabric in any way imaginable, honestly, the possibilities seemed endless, with my bestie (you met her in this post HERE) and I even wearing them as tops (yes, the one bandanda would make its way around our upper bodies lol). Gone are those days, now one needs to settle for rocking this rag on other [smaller] parts of the body; not that I’m complaining.   You know I love my scarfs, usually worn as head wraps, but that requires them to be much bigger than this bandana. So with this one I did a good ol’ fashion neck tie, and I just loved how the black tied in nicely with my …

Western Ways

With seasons changing, I felt it was the best time to bring my #bluemonday series to an end, and bring back some old favourites, like the Tuesday Trend. One accessory that I am sure most of you have started seeing popping up everywhere is this western style belt, and I won’t lie, I proper went looking for this baby when I first saw it online. I’m one that loves to accentuate my [original] waist, which is why I pretty much only where high-waisted skirts, jeans and pants. Anyway, when I finally found the belt (in Factorie), I chose to style it for you guys in a slightly different way, instead of on a pair of jeans as most might wear it, I thought I’d try it out like this. Simply because I like to take my favourite new trend items, and incorporate them into my sense of style and not just copy how everyone else is doing it – this is how trends should be worn. We each need to make our own and wear …