Author: Tokelo Motsepe

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 …

MBFWCT | AW17

African Fashion International’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week was held in Cape Town last week, with the shows being held in a marquee in Camps Bay. Unfortunately the weather didn’t play along, and the first day really being the only evening with shows, with most of the rest being cancelled due to strong winds. Here is a look at some of the designers who’s work I enjoyed and a few of their looks I loved, that made it down the runway. Droomer is one of my new found favourites, I thought this collection was so fresh and effortlessly cool. I love the layering of simple items, hints of volume in the leg shapes and jackets and the pops of colour to liven things up a bit. Maxi dresses are still a thing this winter, with lots of layers and plunging necklines… I thought the styles below from Joanna Hedley, Stefania Morland and Shana Morland showed some nice variety; in light sheer fabrics with embroidery detail that added something new to some looks. The layering of fabrics with different textures …

Off 2 Work & Off 2 Play

My job requires me to spend most of my time in the office, whether it’s responding to my endless emails inbetween catching up on admin, sitting in a number of meetings and now and then I’ll go out visiting stores, retail is a fast pace industry that keeps me on my toes. On most days, I keep it simple with a easy dress and heels, and now and then I’ll wear jeans & heels, paired with a cute top; I’m not much of a morning person so I like to keep things simple. With summer still going strong, especially for us living in the Cape (sun still sets around 8pm), I like to do the most and take advantage of the warmer, sometimes hotter evenings, with a visit to the beach or dinner plans. On days like this, I like to wear easy and versatile pieces that I can easily swap out. Here I wear an shirt-style off-the-shoulder top (who doesn’t have a couple of these tops from this passed summer? They were everywhere!), with …

Beach Please!

It’s no secret how much I love the ocean, and enjoy finding and exploring new beaches, sundrenched and salty is one of my favourite ways to spend my weekend. A relaxed morning, that starts with a lazy lie-in and slowly becomes a day filled with perfect, sun-soaked moments under clear summer skies. My most recent beach discovery is Beta beach, a small beach nestled in between homes and giant rocks; and what is great is that these rocks create little pools of water that isn’t too cold for one to swim in. The afternoon always seems go by slowly, filled with picking up seashells to add to already my mounting collection, mentally reviewing the week passed and all that lies ahead and dipping in and out of the chilled water, while waiting for the sunset.. boy oh boy do I love a beautiful sunset!   Images by Tegan Smith