All posts filed under: fashion

Thebe Magugu | #geology

I first saw Thebe Magugu’s work on the runway of AFI’s Fastrack show about two years ago, his work stood out for me then (read here) and I must say his debut collection didn’t disappoint. Thebe showed at the most recent SS17 SAFW in Joburg with a collection he described as being “inspired by the idea of escaping into the wild. I was just fed up with all the pressures of day to day urban life and imagined a woman having to take to the great outdoors and surviving.” The lookbook for the collection came out this week, titled Geology, with a notable feature on the Vogue Italia website. I love how everything was brought together in these images, the colours, styling and different shades of afro’s worn by the models. What really got me was the memories it brought about, from way back when I was that carefree young woman enjoying the games shown in the various images. How fun and simple life was then. Waking up to spend hours in the sun playing games like …

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.

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 …