Author: Tokelo Motsepe

WAIF | Technicolor Melodrama

A jewellery label with an affinity for utter simplicity. The brand is inspired by nature and I just love the organic, asymmetric approach the designer takes with each piece. I discovered the label not so long ago, when I bumped into its lookbook for its classic collection [shown above] and was wowed when I popped back on the site this week to find the gorgeous new lookbook for the Technicolor Melodrama collection, which launched just last week. I loved the use of raw stones and pop of colour in this collection, while still staying true to the signature simplicity in design and the brushed brass look. Some of my favourites include the cute Sleeping Faces earrings, Mookaite earrings, Caracole earrings, Jade envelope earrings and the dramatic Japanese Lichen earrings. See more here. WAIF is the creative outlet of ad-girl-cum-entrepreneur Gisèle Human – a one woman company that runs on weekends and after hours out of the garage of a house in Woodstock, Cape Town. Photographer: Travys Owen | Art direction: Gavin Collin Jones | H&MU: Tina Hoffman | Model: Kayla Crous.

Wilderness | #roadtrip

This post is long overdue, I know. You know how it is, you go away for what feels like a blink and you come back to madness. Anyway, I’m back and as they say, better late than never, right? So I had my bags packed & loaded to set out bright and early for the four and a half hour drive from Cape Town to Wilderness. Didn’t leave quite as early as I wanted, but the drive was still pleasant with a playlist of my current faves in tow, how could it not be. Roadtrip | #tokelotakestotheroad Shot with my @samsungmobile #lifethroughshadedeyes #teetheexplorer A post shared by Tokelo Motsepe 🇿🇦 (@throughshadedeyes) on Jun 4, 2017 at 4:12am PDT Arrived at the Moontide Guesthouse to find the place to be even prettier than the images I had seen online when making the booking (FYI they have great winter specials on now, which you must take advantage of if you are planning a visit to the area soon). My room was high up in the trees, with …

Fresh Face | #clinique

For the last while I’ve been experiencing some irritation when using a couple of my eyeliners, I don’t know why the sudden sensitivety, but it won’t go away and so I’ve been looking to replace some of the eye products I use. I like to keep things clean and simple, whether in what I wear or my make-up, though those close to me will tell you have have a bit of a flare for the dramatics; so when it was suggested I try out Cliniques new High Impact Black Kajal eyeliner & Lash Power Flutter to Full Mascara together, I thought ‘why now?’ especially them highlighting how they are appropriate for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. The combo is great, the eyeliner goes on easily and smoothly, making nice super dark lines in just one swipe. It’s soft  and I’m sure it would be easy to smudge, for a smokey-eye for a night out on the town; but what was best for me, is how the products delivered on their promise and caused no irritation …

Saturday | #CRstyle

Denim is a big part of most of our lives, whether you wear it on the regular or you’re really just wear a pair on casual Friday… it’s one of those verstile wardrobe staples you are more than happy to turn to. I’ve always thought of myself as more of a dresses kind of girl, but I feel I just hadn’t quite realised how quickly denim has moved in and taken up ground in my closet lol.. not that I’m complaining, the more the merrier. CLICK HERE to see recent posts of denim looks I shared. My most recent addition to my denim collection is a cropped blue straight-leg number from Country Road.. I like the length cause this way I can show off my winter boots nicely and have the right mix of stretch in them, for me to laze about reading comfortably. Something I don’t get to do as often as I would like, juggling work, blogging and general life things. Comfort is a big thing for me, I need what I wear to …

Bokeh SA Fashion Film Festival | Set to Inspire

Now in its 4th year, the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival is set to dazzle, entertain and educate attendees from 7 – 8 April 2017 at the flagship Mercedes-Benz dealership in Century City, Cape Town. Starting with two workshop packed days, this year will also see two glamorous Oscar Awards styled red carpet evenings. Friday evening hosts the first eight category awards, followed by the second eight on Saturday night, and culminating with a glittering after party. For budding film and fashion enthusiasts, directors and creatives the festival line-up promises an informative and inspiring two days of seminars, screenings, panel discussions and workshops by leading local and international industry experts in the fashion and film genres. Highlights on day one include the Emerging Creative Talent Showcase, Fashion Revolution; a discussion on ethical and sustainable clothing, a make-up master class with internationally acclaimed make-up star, Einat Dan and Ethereal Lust; the first SA International Hair Championships. While on day two attendees can look forward to an Adobe master class by Carla Ralph of …