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With winter fast approaching, I’d love to touch base on some of my favorite A/W18 trends which have caught my eye. These trends are simple enough to pull off, and include  accessible pieces you can play around with to suit any occasion, from your day to evening looks.  The Beret The beret and poor-boy cap have been my favorites for about 8yrs already. My gran was the very first person to introduce them to me as a practical and ready to wear accessory. The beret is somewhat a more chic alternative to the beanie and always gives your look a bit of a facelift. You can play around with varying colors and textures for the desired feeling/effect you’re going for. At times, I tuck some of my hair away when wearing a beret. And on such days, I have to wear statement stud earrings. On other days, I wear a…

If you haven’t yet realised, H&M has a newly launched winter campaign sporting this seasons hottest must have pieces. This campaign not only reveals the latest chic comfort pieces but also speaks to freedom of expression through fashion, highlighting the diversity in beauty amongst women. Rules were meant to be broken right?! So do YOU this winter and don’t shy away from trying out different textures, layering and stepping out of the box now and again.   Led by Avatar Agency Cape Town, and shot by Mzi Khumalo, this is the very first  South African produced 360˚ campaign… and where better to have it produced than downtown Joburg Our new campaign brings the playful, fashion-first ethos of our brand to life, allowing our customers to explore and express their sense of self through our diverse winter offering.Elbré Kitshoff, Marketing Manager of H&M South Africa Coinciding with the TV commercial, a below-the-line…

One things is certain when it comes to this seasons trends, it’s all about monotone or monochromatic color palettes and the fine detailing in pieces. Just so we’re all clear, “a monotone or monochromatic color palette is one that is made up of different tints or shades of a single color.” So in this instance it would be a play on the color purple. Coat dresses are one of the pieces which I  categorize as minimalistic and timeless. They require little outfit co-ordination to “get it right” and still keep you cozy and comfortable all day. One glimpse at this coat dress and you can appreciate the simplicity in the tailoring as well as the carefully crafted detailing of the buttons on the sleeves.  Looking into the framework, you can see how it accentuates the lovely silhouette of the female body, giving off an hourglass shape, while still keeping things somewhat…

It’s quite an interesting time in fashion. There’s been quite a fusion of trends, as well as the return of older trends. For the longest time, I wasn’t quite sure about some of the returns… or rather their quality upon return. About the look:  For this specific look, I tried to infuse quite a few trends and actually bring them all together in a great light. The statement piece to this outfit is hands down the fitted skirt with a silver ring detail. I’m more of a golden girl, but paired with this layered necklace, the silver effect was absolutely working for me.  Moving up to the shirt, the bell sleeve gives the look much texture, and so do the pearls sewn on. It’s also not too much as the flare is only on the lower half of the shirt giving everything great balance. You can always switch up the…

It’s always great to see the fusion of technology and fashion come together in such an organic way as part of targeting strategies. American Swiss has done something I’ve only seen in full effect and unpacked in a movie I once watched starring Will Smith, titled Focus. For those who haven’t checked it out, I highly recommend it.  So basically ladies, you don’t have to overthink anymore about how you’ll be dropping the hint to your man. American Swiss has got you covered in that department. I mean we all know about shooting your shot, and we live in the days and times where there’s absolutely no shame in doing so. Also, let’s be frank here. Men can be quite clueless at times and a little push in the right direction doesn’t hurt. By doing this, you’ll ensure your man knows exactly what time it is, as well as exactly…

I took to Wikipedia for a clearer phrasing for what sustainable fashion is, and what it means for the environment. Sustainable fashion, also called eco fashion, is a part of the growing design philosophy and trend of sustainability, the goal of which is to create a system which can be supported indefinitely in terms of human impact on the environment and social responsibility. I believe it’s important that we continue to have conversations around sustainable methods of production in all industries and impose laws to help enforce better practices. To see a brand as big as H&M begin to join the movement is very impressive, especially considering their standing in influence in the industry of fashion. H&M Conscious Exclusive 2018 brings together powerful femininity and sustainable fashion innovation with recycled silver and ECONYL®. They’ve combined the latest in sustainable fabric innovation with designs inspired by the creative home of the…

I’ve always been bold when it comes to introducing moments of my life as princess diaries, so it isn’t a surprise I’d stumble upon a place such as this. I still consider myself a Durbanite and am really enjoying finding new jewels in the city of Johannesburg , one being Katy’s Palace Bar. The power of social media to connect us to people and spaces we relate to is quite appreciated. S/O to Astoldbytiffany.com for putting me on. Check out her  blog post to discover another side to the Kramerville jewel, the beautiful Restuarant and what’s on the menu. From breakfast, sides to wines… there’s something for everyone. Upon entry, I was more than anything impressed by the uniqueness of the venue. You instantly feel captured by another world the moment you set foot into this palace. Palace Bar – Quite the interesting paradox huh? From the art gallery, through…

From fuchsia to magenta, we all know that pink is power! If there’s a piece I’d advise you invest in as we step into Autumn/Winter, it would definitely be this tailored suit by Fabrosanz. I first got a taste of the suits by Fabrosanz a year ago. They’ve managed to stay on trend with both the cut/style as well as the print and colors they choose to go for each season. I’ve tried their suits in tribal print, floral print and now this solid colored piece which I like to call “sweet fire” How I wore it: Pink was clearly color of the day! I played with different shades of pink starting from the sunglasses for the day. It was important for me to go for a bold frame to still maintain the boldness which comes with wearing a suit, but a somewhat clear frame was the order of the…

If there’s one thing I love to accessorize with it’s a great pair of sunnies. They’re basically the statement maker to any look you’re trying to achieve. Plus, we survive some days of the week with Coffee and sunglasses right?! My selection is very often the blacks and other neutral tones. However, with this outfit in mind, I decided to throw on a pair of Gucci shades. These babies have the right amount of tint on the lenses, enough for me to still remain in my safe zone as well as remain “accessible” to those I’m engaging with. As you can tell, this is definitely a lunch with the girls kind of outfit – the perfect day time look. I purchased the top from The Fix, under their newly launched New Lust Haves campaign. Everything is quite “Eastern dreamy” from this range. With pieces ranging from luxe kimonos, embroidery denim,…

I’m a very practical young lady, and on days like Valentine’s Day thoughtful gifts are highly appreciated. With just a few days to go, you may be up in arms wondering what you could possibly get for your girl this Valentine’s Day. After hearing what the ladies have had to say on Twitter as well as Facebook, I’ve realised how most are on the same page and want simple gifts. So, I’ve jotted down a few PRACTICAL ideas for you which I’m sure your girl will appreciate. Wig heads Get your girl some wig heads. This may sound hilarious at first read, but trust me gents, your girl will definitely appreciate this gift and so will you. Her wigs will always be neatly placed and preserved for much longer. You can throw in some bundles in a gift bag too if you feeling extra nice. I saw a young gentleman…