Monday, September 24, 2012

De La Renta's Debutantes

Still having some internet issues I'm squeezing in bite-sized chunks of Fashion Week catch-ups when I can. I'm still scrolling through the many many beautiful shows, but when I saw Oscar De La Renta's S/S collection at NYFW, I knew I had to share it ASAP!

Opening with Karlie Kloss in a tangerine leather top, the show spiralled into a dazzling fashion adventure, swinging from some seriously sixties shapes and prints to graphic monochromes, prim peplums, lacy accents, reoccurring rose mofits and floaty pastel dream dresses all updated by streaks of fun colour in the updos. A true fantasy spectacle, Oscar never disappoints in my book! Below are my personal highlights.







The show-stoppers

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Savas Hair Turns 1

Sorry for the sparseness of posts lately, I'm having internet issues in my new dwelling...



I recently had a fun night at the one year anniversary party of Savas Hair in Claremont. There was a vibey and stylish crowd, lovely champagne cocktails on tap, and an abundance of divine macaroons! I was also introduced to The Bob Marley Tribute Band which is a truly awesome group of guys who kept us all on our feet, tapping our toes and swaying to the reggae choons with their talent and enthusiasm. 

Sammy Guinness in her lovely rust-coloured dress
Maroon and gold was my outfit choice for the eve. Excuse my hair- I was attempting to become a red-head, but the salon I went to didn't listen to me. I'm hoping Savas can rectify the situation- word on the street is that he's the colour expert!

More champers madame? Don't mind if I do...
Savas on the left with client Darren
Nom nom nom
The BMTB jamming it mon!
And this guy, with his lil pink guitar- legend!
Sammy and Sarah Steen
For all their deets, visit their Facebook page.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Shorts In The City

It's springtime in the urban jungle! Legs all across the Mother City are begging to be set free from the confines of stockings, skinny jeans and woolly socks. And the humble pair of shorts is ready and waiting, poised for a major fashion comeback...

Sydney & Tasha working the "paperbag waist"

The new season's shorts are a far cry from Britney Spears' and Jack Parow's denim cut-offs. Grown up and sophisticated or flirty and fun, high-waisted, candy-coloured or patterned; even the savviest shopper would be spoilt for choice!

I took to the streets of Cape Town to discover how one does city-chic in a pair of shorts.

On the street...
 Bringing the colours of the Bokaap into high-waisted shorts. Love the matching shoes ladies!

Edgy casual-cool at it's city best

       You didn't think I'd exclude denim entirely did you? Always a Rock 'n Roll staple! 



A touch of vintage- this chica made her sassy shorts from a pair of her mom's old trousers!

Down the runway...

From left: perfectly tailored at Alexander Wang, brights with pastels at Leigh Schubert and a hint of print at Peter Som.


High-waisted leather at Jason Wu, freshly minted at Ruff Tang and metallic sheen at Monique Lhuillier.

"Hanging out"- some of my own favourite pairs

Dress them down, dress them up, there's a pair of shorts for every figure and every budget this summer. And the best part? No more waddling down the road clutching your skirt when the South-Easter strikes! Happy hunting.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Fashion Flashback

"Dark City", Vogue Italia 2006, Ellen Von Unwerth.
And a poem...





Replace my heart
With a piece of coal
Switch off the churning
In my soul





Purge me of my hunger
For remorse
Flood me to my fingertips
With apathy




Hear me as you once heard Lady MacBeth
But grant me the spotless hand
Of no regret


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Truth About Steampunk




This last Friday, I decided to brave the stormy weather and head out to The Little Hattery's party at the new Truth coffee HQ to celebrate the launch of their fabulous Steampunk range. Truth was the perfect location for a right ole knees-up in the semi-futuristic Victorian fashion that is the cult of 'Steampunk', with it's industrial feel, vintage decor pieces and electrical cables hanging from the ceiling.

Sadly I finished work late & missed the fashion show and the fire performer, but I believe they were spectacular! We did make it in time for the swing band, stilt walkers, drummers and great coffee though!The first thing my friend John asked me when we were planning to go was 'are you dressing up'. Well dear readers, I'm sure you know what my answer was...

Shenanigans at the bar
Such a great space!

I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of people that dressed up. Not so sure what the dude with Madiba on his back and a mesh dog-shaped washing basket on his head was going for though...

Crazy-haired stilt-walker and drummers
Some steamed milk with your Steampunk? The styling barristas 
Some great outifts
"Elementary my dear Watson"
John's outfit was 'enlightening'...


What I wore: Ruffled cream top, Miss Selfridge maxi skirt, Oxfam leather belt, brown combat ankle boots from Mr Price, my grandfather's pocket watch, my gran's velvet coat & a top hat borrowed from work. Right: My twisted bronze ring from Camden market.



Some pretties from the new range. So not only can The Little Hattery make great hats, they can also throw a roaring party! Their Facebook page promises another bash in Dec, stay tuned!
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