Author: Tokelo Motsepe

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 …

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 …