Friday, 26 July 2013


I very much enjoyed wearing this look because 1: These Mango pants are just fabulous and everyone wants them, 2: They cost me just R300 at a Mango sale 3:I had the perfect green neckpiece to match them with. Sometimes everything just comes together beautifully.


Monday, 22 July 2013

Random fashion

A lot of things we do need to make sense, they need to be logical. A man on the street with reasonable knowledge of the topic should be able to understand what you have written, what you are serving for dinner needs to follow some sort of acceptable taste pattern, the report you submit to your boss must be in a legible sequence. Fashion is one of the few areas where its ok if people don't get it. When asked what your thought process was, you can say I had no clear thought process..and expect no material judgement to follow. Fashion is the one place where you can have peanut butter and to speak and not be called crazy.  

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Friday, 19 July 2013

Too cool for school!

This outfit was born of a bad hair day, a freebie Tshirt I have been wanting to wear for a while and a faux leather jacket that I bought at a vintage thrift store...the result is a what I consider a very cool look.
The Tshirt was a gift from The Stylista at the launch of their website; its designed by the cool Cult Collective. The design of my shirt is a play on Prada...Praduh. Cult Collective is an iconographic Joburg-based clothing brand that merges clashing references in a collage of prints taken from global street culture, art and music; the label was founded by William Ndatila and Miro Bijelich who say they’re trying to break the general mind-set of the local fashion industry. - source
The faux leather jacket is from Hombakazi Vintage Cabin (HVC), a very cute and thrifty vintage store from P.E. that will very soon be on line. Right now they do weekend sales and you can also spot them at craft markets and fairs in JHB and CTN.


Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Beautiful Kydd!

I know I have blogged about young Carrie Bradshaw from the Carrie diaries before; what I neglected to mention was Carrie's boyfriend Sebastian Kydd. I will not say much, except do control yourself as you droll over these photos. *Sigh*

As I panickly perused through Google, desperately trying to find a photo that captures Sebastian I realized that no such photo really have to see him in motion. If this doesn't get you to watch the Carrie diaries nothing will. Season 1 is showing on Channel 113.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Metallics and knits

The metallic trend can at times look too futuristic and robotic. I wanted to try it but still look like myself, and not as if I jumped out of a star wars episode. I was inspired by Riri's look below, but I put my own spin on it.
I did metallic on the shoes, a bit on the bag and the neck piece; I added a knit top for the Jo'burg cold and I kept to the boyfriend jeans.  Hope you enjoy it.


Friday, 28 June 2013

Shopping online

Online shopping is as natural to me as putting on mascara, but I was reminded by a friend that many women still are not comfortable with this.   
Once you get over the hurdle that is the fear of giving your credit card details to a faceless stranger, and not knowing if you'll ever see your hard earned money again or receive the promised will love online shopping.

Don't get me wrong, there is a certain safety in being able to touch the garment, fit it and then decide if you really want to spend on it. But the thrill that comes with sitting on your bed wearing pyjamas with a glass of red in hand at 10 o'clock at night, browsing hundreds of dresses..and finally spotting that dress you just cannot live without...then after a few minutes of checkout receiving that wonderful email letting you know that your package is on route indescribable. The explosion of happiness you will feel when you finally receive your package after 1- 2 days of excitement build-up will convert you into an Online shopper.  

I have known for a long time that I do not do well when faced with rails upon rails of clothing..I end up getting frustrated and frankly confused. The beauty of the online store is that it feels like you are the only shopper at the mall, you have all the time to examine each garment and consider whether it will suit your current wardrobe....and the best part is there are no pesky shop assistants putting pressure on you to buy.. 

If you are worried about the fit, don't! You already know your perfect size and most sites will give you a size guide based on your exact measurements. If for some reason, the garment doesn't fit you can send it back for a refund or an exchange.

One more thing to love about online stores is that the products are generally cheaper because these stores have less fixed overheads such as mall rent, which are usually built into the garment price.
In the new age of the busy women who has very little time for shopping during trading hours, but is busy climbing the corporate ladder, building a business and raising a family; the world must change and adapt..those who refuse to will certainly be left behind.

Here are some of my favorite stores.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

The Stylista launch and Luminance Pop up shop

Dear fabulous readers, I have been MIA for a little bit. I promise its been for a good course. I am learning to sew,make patterns and other general dress making skills. I have always wanted to make my own clothes and I am so excited to finally be learning. I'll update you on later posts on my progress.

For now I want to chat about the fabulous happenings of yesterday night. You may have heard about the new South African street style website called The Stylista. Last night The Stylista was being officially launched; fashionisitas everywhere can now register for an account and start sharing their style. I was one of the bloggers who were asked to be part of the The Stylista demo website, it is so exciting to now see the site fully fledged and working beautifully.  All the beautiful stylish people were at the opening together with some of my favorite bloggers.

After the Stylista launch, It was off to the Luminance pop up store in Hyde Park corner. Grazia SA was holding a readers shopping experience at the pop up store. Daniella went through the trends and the shoppers received a 20% discount on all shoes and selected clothing. Cocktails, macaroons, sushi and a brief love affair with a Alexander McQueen gold scull umbrella later I was ready to call it a Tuesday night.

What I wore: I wore my current favorite shirt from Jo Borkett; someone at work told me I look great in my Madiba exactly what I was going for..I paired the eeeerrrrh ..Madiba shirt with a high waist skirt and a jacket with shades of tweed and leather.

 Blogger and Stylist Jerry

Blogger and Stylist: Ntithi

Grazia/ Luminance event

Grazia SA editor Danielle

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