All posts filed under: fashion

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 …

GH x SA #collabo

Collaboration is Key. As you may have seen on my social platforms, I was recently in Accra, Ghana to attend the Ghana Fashion & Design Week. While there I linked up with travel blogger April of ‘Travel with April’ to properly experience the city from the perspective of a local and I also met up with style blogger Afua Rida for a style shoot. We went to Jamestown one afternoon, with looks by Ghanaian designer Mina Evans on hand and photographer Jeffrey Quaye ready to bring the best of SA and Ghana to life. I mixed in a Tart Clothing fringe skirt with a sexy satin top from Mina Evans for my look and Afua wore a dress also from Mina Evans to bring to life the beautiful black elements of designers from our respective home countries. I love how this trip opened me up to more African designers creating beautiful creations #madeinafrica ..and I hope that with more travels into other countries in Africans I will continue to be exposed to more designers and …

Ghana Fashion & Design Week

One of the two reasons I went to Ghana, was to attend Ghana Fashion & Design Week. The second reasons was simply to experience the place, as travelling within Africa more was one of my New Year Resolutions, but I will share more on that later this week. The shows were held at the beautiful Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra and I must say I enjoyed what was showcased, with each range standing out with visible African influences coming through, but still being quite trend relevant. As is with global trends, plunging necklines, mixed textures, fanny packs, metallics, detail on the back, overgrown sleeves, I could go on… these were spotted coming down this runway too and in different and interesting ways; and I love how a lot of young designers were given a platform. Above images by Apag Studios – click here to see more. I must say I wasn’t too impressed with the running of the event though, withΒ major delays from the beginning being the biggest downer for me. Shows running late is …

The Bomber

This versatile little item has been around for quite some time now. And I don’t if it’s just me, but I feel like with each year it just gets cooler and cooler. It’s so light and perfect for this time of year when it’s warming up, but still a bit chilling out. It’s more of a sporty type jacket, which I wear now and then but not too often, though I must say I’ve seen some bomber jackets in silk/satin type material that look more chic than cool, if you know what I mean; I might end up getting myself one of those to add to my little collection. One of my first bombers, is this leather number from The Lot a couple of years ago. I must admit I don’t wear it out as often cause of the Americana colours. With my love for the dark ink blue colour growing into somewhat of an obsession, a bomber in that shade made so much sense and I got this quilted baby from Mr Price. And …