All Caped Up

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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 Superbalist.com.

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.

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SA Jewellery Brand Voted Vogue’s Top Ten

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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!

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A Grey Kinda Day

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Latest Shoes And Accessories You’ll Want To Shop

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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.

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On Top Of The World In My Calvins

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The best thing about fashion? Reinventing yourself to be whoever the hell you want to be.

This time around I was bringing out my inner eighties hip hop meets modern minimalist approach via the always versatile My Calvins bra. You can wear it as an on trend item for casual wear, as a sports bra to yoga or as a more clean and simple take on lingerie.

Here’s how I paired mine while having an eighties moment on a rooftop somewhere in Cape Town…

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I layered my CK bra with a sleeveless blazer and a cocoon coat, suede skinny pants and and killer leather booties. Not to mention my character-ridden gold ‘bamboo’ hoops… They’re pretty fly.

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I’m wearing:

Bra – Calvin Klein
Sleeveless blazer – Zara
Coat – Lazuli
Earrings – H&M
Boots – Zara

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Photos by the super talented Radiefa Peters.
Check out her website, she’s goood.

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Sunday Dressing

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Sundays are all about doing absolutely nothing or adventuring it up all day. This, largely dependant on Saturday nights’s happenings… Either way, Sundays are made for slouch dressing – in a stylish way. Slouchy knits, worn in tees, laid-back denims… There’s a movement towards this casual aesthetic, not limited to Sundays ofc but, rather, inspired by Sundays. I call it Sunday Dressing.

My fail-proof recipe to Sunday-dress it up, or rather – down, goes like this:  is: 1x statement t-shirt, 1x leather biker jacket, 1x pair distressed denims and 1x pair of white sneakers. It’s a chic look and ready for whatever your day brings, whether you’re going to be lazing it up or in adventure mode.

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I’m wearing:

T-shirt – Balmain for H&M

Biker jacket – Zara

Jeans – Zara

Hand bag – Kenzo at Maison Mara

Sunglasses – Ray-ban at Sunglass Hut

Sneakers – Snake embossed Stan Smiths from adidas Originals

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Try not to let your mind wander off onto (inevitable) Monday’s rather long to do list and instead, live in the moment. Happy Sunday!

Photos by the super talented Radiefa Peters! Check out her website.

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Summer’s Last

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With the temperature inevitably dropping and rain drops arriving to soothe the drought, winter is creeping up on us (still trying to wrap my head around this fact). Take my OOTD as an ode to the closing of Summer.

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This leather vintage belt with metal bull detail is one of my favourite accessories. It was my mom’s when she was my age, until I stole it a few years ago. You just don’t get belts like these anymore. If anyone has seen anything quite like this, hollaa.

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See more of my outfit:

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I’m wearing:

Peasant blouse – Zara

Shorts – Vintage

Sunglasses – Ray-ban at Sunglass Hut

Bag – Zara

Belt – Vintage

Heels – Zara

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Photos by the talented Radiefa Peters.
Check out her website!

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Sundaze

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The perfect holiday is one spent in a bikini.
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I’m wearing:
Bikini from Seafolly.
Goodbye holiday, it’s been real. Now back to the grind… Here’s to a productive 2016!
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