End of a Chapter, Beginning of a New…

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Good morning sunbeams,

What a raining day in Cape Town! I have officially finished my internship at Elle Magazine and yesterday we had a farewell tea in the office which included lots (and I mean LOTS) of cake consumption. Namely, a decadent chocolate gateau, cake pops and an amazing cheesecake topped with strawberries. I’m going to miss the team of #ELLEbelles so much! But, I am also excited to start a new chapter in my life. 

Next month I fly off to Berlin for a week with my man, and then I’m off to Greece for just under a month. I am so excited because I also get to see my baby sis (who I haven’t seen in 5 months!!) and then two of my best friends join us in the lovely island of Mykonos.

 This is an outfit I wore to work the other day. I may have borrowed this Tiger of Sweden coat from the #ELLE fashion closet 😉
I’m wearing:
White shirt-  Cotton On
Navy and denim twofer- Tally Weijl
Leather fit and flare skirt- Fashion Express
Stockings- Woolworths
Boots- ZOOM Footwear
Faux Fur Coat- Tiger of Sweden
Necklace- Aldo
Ring- Tessa Designs
Hand bag- Michael Kors
Cake and Tea at the #ELLEheadquarters

Photos by my gorgeous friend and ELLE’s 2014 Style Reporter, Niquita Bento.
Love and cheesecake,
CleopatraX

The Old Zoo

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Testing out a possible shoot location for ELLE Magazine… We found this hidden jewel of place near UCT. Apparently it used to be a zoo many years a go. Sure enough there were abandoned cages, cells and even a enormous pit (for the lions perhaps?). Graffiti covered walls, stone paths, weeping willows, flower shrubs, walls of ivy… There was so much beauty to be found and I couldn’t resist having a few photos taken. 

This is what I wore to work and a sheer example of Cape Town’s bipolar weather, I was in a bikini days before.

I’m wearing:
Jersey knit- Topshop
Coat- Vintage
Jeans- Sissy Boy
Boots- ZOOM Footwear
Handbag- Michael Kors
Wintery weather also means you can change up your make up accordingly. Here, I’m wearing a deep plum lip shade by Palladio.

CleopatraX

With my Nikes on…

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I’ve been lusting over Nike Air Max for ages now… Googling them, talking about them and definitely dreaming about them. The all-white Hyperfuse being my recent favourite.

The other day was like Christmas for me –  but better. My boyfriend surprised me with a beautiful pair of these exact babies. I was so thrilled I wore them straight for a week. Haha. I’m so in love with them, the way they look and importantly, the way they feel. They are super comfortable and have a small platform which is great seen as I’m 1.61m.

Here’s how I wore them to work on Thursday.
I’m wearing: 
Plaid shirt- Woolworths
White tee- Mr Price
Leather skirt- Mr Price
Sneakers- Nike Air Max Hyperfuse
Handbag- Michael Kors
Cross earrings- Mr Price
Sunglasses- Retrosuperfuture
*Funny story, I was walking around Zara at the V&A Waterfront a few days later and I noticed several pairs of eyes staring lustfully at my new sneakers of perfection. I felt super proud and even mentioned to my boyfriend how everyone can’t help but gape at them- because they’re so super-cool of course… Ten minutes later I noticed doggy-doo seeping out from underneath my left sneaker. Fabulous, haha.

Have a lovely night everyone!
CleopatraX

I’ll Leaf Your Cherry

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Today was a very busy day as a fashion intern. We are shooting an editorial on Wednesday and so we were all running around the new (and delivery box infested) Elle headquarters, town, Gardens, Canal Walk, you name it! When sourcing in town I fell in love with a shop called ‘Afraid of Mice’. It’s on Long Street in Cape Town and stocks designer vintage garments. Magical, truly. I fell in love with a nude Burberry trench coat that was going for R2500, Calvin Klein strap over heels in snakeskin print leather and (several) dresses. Their prices start from about R250 and onwards. And in my opinion reasonable ones for what you get. Definitely a must see (and shop)! Don’t let the Burberry trench price scare you because it’s all relative. 

I’m wearing:
Silk red top- Zara
Jeans- Sissy Boy
Floral wedges- Woolworths
Handbag- Michael Kors
Buenas noches sunbeams.
CleopatraX