Denim DNA: Introducing 91:LTD


There’s no question that denim’s been taking over as the most sought after fabric this season. Patches, flares, embellished, distressed, double denim – some of the most popular trends of late have been denim-related.

Soo, it’s no wonder Cotton On decided to introduce 91:LTD last month (August) – an exclusive 18-piece denim capsule collection – and only available for a strictly limited time.

They’re in store now ladies and this is what my 91:LTD look is all about:


I’m wearing:

Crop top –  91:LTD at Cotton On

Pencil skirt – 91:LTD at Cotton On

Sunglasses – Tom Ford

Earrings – Zara

Handbag – H&M

Skinny cuff (on wrist) – Zando

Heels – Cotton On


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91 Also happens to be the year I was born in so it’s a magical fit.

Photos by Radiefa Peters.


24 Hours In Casablanca


After three flights, two movies, a documentary, four glasses of wine and a trip on a kick ass mini golf cart to get to the next airport terminal, we arrived in Casablanca, the city hub of Morocco.

As some of you know, I am on holiday as of Friday! I’ve wanted to go to these two places for years now, and here we are – Morocco and Spain for two weeks.

The first night of our trip was spent in Casablanca before catching a flight to Barcelona. We arrived exhausted and in need of a long shower and once our post-flight ducks were in a row, we set off to explore the city!


Casablanca, we soon learnt, is a strangely almost dilapidated city yet with it’s own charm. For instance, after a stretch of dirty roads with dried up cockroaches every few metres (ok, so it’s a hot city!) you’ll find a beautiful sight like a fresh produce market or bougainvillea-ridden tiny cobble road.


After exploring we soon realised the city comes alive in the evenings and during day, the streets almost seemed abandoned besides for the few sets of Parisian coffee shops or Salon De Thés (tea is like coffee in Morocco) – which interestingly were 99% occupied by men.

We first went to see the tallest mosque in the world, the Hassan II Mosque that was one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever laid eyes on – definitely a must when visiting the city. Scattered with typical Moroccan tiles in blues, turquoises and oranges and made from marble and concrete, the mosque can fit 10 prayers.


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We stopped at the Sacré-Cœur de Casablanca, a pristine looking cathedral surrounded by lush palm trees, and then set off to find a restaurant we had been recommended – and got terribly lost wandering the streets. Interesting fact: I suggest you brush up on your Français when visiting the city as next to no one speaks English!


After being “lost”, which was great really as this way we saw the real core of the city, we stopped at Mood Cafe for lunch.


In the afternoon we decided to try out a Hammam, which is the traditional marble steam room prevalent in Moroccan culture. Our hotel recommended Hammam Ziani and off we went! Ok, so actually Brett was super hesitant about going and we also had dinner straight after but after persuading him on how interesting of an experience this could be (plus, how wet could we really get?), off we went And, it sure was an experience!

We opted for the massage, to cure our plane seat ridden bodies, and the desk lady kindly showed us different ways – boys and girls do not enjoy the hamman experience together and in typical Moroccan tradition – it’s a great catch up for the ladies and a place where they feel 100% comfortable with their girlfriends.

I was told to undress with and to only keep my bottoms on (I was prepared for this and brought my bikini bottoms) and then taken into what’s best described as an underground steamed compound made entirely of marble, fascinating and nothing I’d ever seen before. I was clearly the only non-local and there were about 12 other Moroccan ladies who chatted and laughed in the steam.

I then was the spectator to three body scrubs where I had a full frontal view – I won’t go into too much detail here but let’s just say this was quite a sight.

After a masseuse became available she took me too another room, sprayed down a bed with water (by this time I was dripping wet because of the intense steam) and was told to lie down as she began to oil me up. During the thirty-minute massage – where she massaged every inch of my body – and I mean every inch, the celling dripped on me every now and then from the condensation and the lady who massaged me had a bad cough. My inner-hygiene freak had to be given a 5 minute pep talk when I thought of the person who’d been on the bed before me’s sweat that I was inevitably lying on and let’s just say I survived the experience. I do recommend this as it’s nothing you’ve ever experienced before.

For dinner we went to Al-Mounia, a local restaurant, with the cutest, quaint lantern-lit courtyard where we had Moroccan beer, chicken couscous (average) and lamb tajine with plums (highly recommended!).




We then waked the quite gone crazy bustling streets that had literally woken up and gave meaning to the term ‘like night and day’, shopped and had ice cream (standard). A bonus was that the locals don’t haggle you when browsing at the market goods – although I’ve heard this is a real problem in Marrakech where we’re go to after Spain. Either way, I’ll let you know 😉



All In The Details Just sleeving my life

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Lately, I found a new obsession with sleeves. Such an overlooked part of a garment – but not this season. This season it’s all about sleeves and the details they come with. The larger and more dramatic, the better.

My three new favourites:

  1. ‘French cuffs’ – Larger and more structured cuffs on a shirt, like the ones on my beautiful shirt below from H&M’s Studio Collection, are classics.
  2. ‘Fancy cuffs’ – Like these faux fur trimmed three quarter length sleeves below on my knit from Zara.
  3. ‘Bell Sleeves’ – Billowing bell shaped sleeves that make you wanna constantly do a little dance (or take Boomerangs).



I’m wearing:

Shirt – H&M Studio Collection

Knit with fur trimmed sleeves – Zara

Coat – Zara

Skinny wax coated jeans – Cotton On

Earrings and mini chain bag – Zara


Embrace the sleeves guys, shop (and read more about) sleeve-y tops on our trend report on Cosmo.

Just sleeving my life in pretty details.

Photos by Niquita Bento taken at South African Menswear Fashion Week.


New Shoe Smell

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Who doesn’t love that smell of a pair of brand new shoes? Every fellow shoe-obsessed will know exactly what I’m talking about.

I’m loving the shoes on Superbalist at the moment, they have some amazing winter buys!

Here’s My Pick of My Five Favourites:

-Chunky Heels Boots:

Recently, I love a slight pointed shape when it comes to ankle boots. This chic black pair of leather boots are versatile and will look great with pretty much any outfit.

R1 899, Sol Sana

R1 899, Sol Sana on Superbalist

-Metallic Sneakers:

I love these classic Superga sneakers in this modern metallic shade. Metallic sneakers can act as a neutral which means they can be paired with just about any look.

R949, Superga

R949, Superga

-Thigh High Boots:

How gorge are these black mock suede thigh high boots? I would wear them with skinny jeans and a chunky knit.Boots

R1 199, Billini on Superbalist

R1 199, Billini on Superbalist

-Lace-up Boots:

Not only are lace ups super on point but these block heeled babies add extra comfort so you won’t be dying a slow death in your heels! Perfect for work and play.

R349, Truffle on Superbalist

R349, Truffle on Superbalist

-Winter Heels:

These heels are everything. And can you believe they’re R349? I love their babydoll feel with the peep toe and chunky heel.

R349, Truffle on Superbalist

R349, Truffle on Superbalist

Which are your favourite?

PS. These velvet Missguided boots are pretty cool – what do you think? Retro and kinda fabulous. 😏😻

R899, Missguided on Superbalist

R899, Missguided on Superbalist

Click here to browse all things shoes.


All Caped Up


The lazy girl’s guide to covering up in winter and still looking sophisticated? With it’s throw-it-on-and-go and dramatic silhouette I’m all for the cape this winter.

It’s cosy, easy to wear and kinda makes you feel like a superhero. At the moment, I’ve recently seen them at Zara, Witchery & Country Road, Forever New, in YDE and on

Here’s how I styled my cape – all black everything, classic aviators and plum lips.

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Cape with detachable fur – Zara

Wax coated pants – Cotton On

Thigh high boots – Zara

Handbag – H&M

Earrings – Natasha G Jewellery

Sunnies – Ray-Ban at Sunglass Hut

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Stay warm guys!

Photos by Radiefa Peters.


SA Jewellery Brand Voted Vogue’s Top Ten


Super proud of South African brand Pichulik, that’s been hailed as one of the top 10 jewellery labels in the world to watch by Vogue Italia.

I think the brand is so successful because it’s instantly recognisable, due to it’s signature material – rope, and is the perfect balance between African craft and elegant style.

Currently on my wishlist? These Pichulik mix and match earrings. You get two gold hoops and five detachable parts to play with.

Here’s a photo of me wearing my favourite Pichulik bangle at SA Menswear Fashion Week earlier this year. 
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I’m Wearing:

Jumpsuit – Zara

Heels – Forever 21

Necklace – Vintage

Woven clutch bag – Vintage

Rope bangle – Pichulik

Metal cuff – Henriette Botha

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Visit Pichulik’s online store to browse and shop!


A Grey Kinda Day


You can always rely on your neutrals to get you through wintery days.

If you asked me what my favourite colour was, I’d be tempted to say grey. Yes, I know black, white and grey fall under the inconspicuous “non-colour” class, but, in fashion, they’re the world’s sell-out shades.

Here’s a monochrome outfit I wore the other day. The key to one-colour dressing is to layer a variety of different fabrics so it’s less drab and more three dimensional and chic.


If you’re looking to splurge on a coat (because let’s be real, these days a good quality coat costs the same as a full month’s groceries) I would suggest you ditch the usual black and opt for one in a medium to dark shade of grey. Like black, it’s versatile and will make friends with everything in your closet and suits almost any skin tone – and it’s super fresh.


I’m wearing:
Off the shoulder top – H&M
Coat – Zara
Skinny pants – Cotton On
Choker – DIY
Rings – H&M
Belt – Vintage
Thigh high boots – Zara






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Photos by the talented Radiefa Peters.


The Latest Shoes And Accessories You’ll Want To Shop


If you know me personally, you would know that I have a slight problem when it comes to shoes… and accessories. Seriously, #ihavethisthingwithshoes

Part of my job as Junior Fashion Ed at Cosmopolitan Magazine is finding the most ah-mazing shoes and accessories, shooting them, talking about them, writing about them… I remember this every time I have an ‘I don’t want to go to work’ moment, and remember that I’m lucky to be doing something I’m so passionate about – and it doesn’t hurt being surrounded by beautiful things all day.

This month’s COSMO features a ‘Shoes & Accessories’ special shot by yours truly and there are some hero pieces. From perspex heels to incredible sculptural heavy metal jewellery, the trends we’ve featured have travelled from the runway to our local designers and retailers.

Here’s a peak – but if you haven’t bought the May issue yet, do yourself a fashionable favour and do!

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Heavy Metal Jewellery:
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The Best Block heels (aka our stylish AND comfy best friends):

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‘Grab Me’ Clutches:

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Side note: If there’s something I’ve noticed about those trail blazing fashionable women we come across in our lives, it’s that it’s not just their clothing that does the talking, their outfits are always punctuated with gorgeous accessories and even better shoes. A little style wisdom on a fake Monday.