Throwback to Cape Town Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2015

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One of my first fashion weeks working for a publication, which meant loads of Instagramming and back up battery packs on tap. We also shot an editorial there as per the lovely Poppy Evans aka my #GirlBoss which I will definitely be posting.
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I’m wearing:
Top – River Island
Skirt – Fashion Express
Tights – Woolworths
Earrings – Topshop
Handbag – Dune London
Boots – Zara
PS. How lovely are my burnt orange fringed earrings? Mildy obsessed (even though they didn’t do well to my ear lobe).
CleopatraX

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

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

ZOOM Footwear Challenge DAY #1: Chanel Inspired

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It was a very rainy and grey day for the first day of the ZOOM Footwear Challenge. Boo! Instead of the flowy dress I wanted to wear I had to swap my outfit to a navy silk vest with zip pocket, skinny jeans, a gorgeous Chanel inspired white tweed jacket with gold button detail and nude chain hand bag. I think the shoes looked great paired with this simple yet chic outfit. I also accessorised with a gold chain necklace, gold earrings and a pearl ring I got for my 21st birthday passed down from my mom! For obvious reasons I call this my “Chanel” outfit.

I’m wearing:
Nude heels- ZOOM Footwear
Skinny jeans- Sissy Boy
Navy vest- Tally Weijl
White tweed jacket- Zara
Gold necklace- Woolworths
Tonight I am attending the Alessia Boutique Summer Launch and let me tell you about the dress I am wearing… Let’s just say it costs more than anything I have worn and I think I know the perfect shoes for it…. 😉 Photos to follow.

PS. What did you think of my “Chanel Inspired” outfit?

CleopatraX

La Maison Bleue

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This is what I looked like yesterday! It was a bit of a sad (and coincidentally blue) day because I didn’t get into the next round of the Elle 2013 Style Reporter competition, however I shall keep my chin up and move on to the next challenge! I wore skinny black ripped jeans, a white holey knit and black points with blood red lips. I feel like this outfit exuded a hint of Gothic fused with a dash of sophistication.
I’m wearing:
Ripped black skinnies- Pull & Bear
White knit- Market in Florence
Black points- Zoom
Nude blazer-Bangkok
Studded black handbag- Woolworths
Gold necklaces- Woolworths and vintage

 

By the way have you been following the shows at Paris Fashion Week? Some of my favourites were Valentino, McQueen and Valentin Yudashkin’s collection!

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La Maison Bleue

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This is what I looked like yesterday! It was a bit of a sad (and coincidentally blue) day because I didn’t get into the next round of the Elle 2013 Style Reporter competition, however I shall keep my chin up and move on to the next challenge! I wore skinny black ripped jeans, a white holey knit and black points with blood red lips. I feel like this outfit exuded a hint of Gothic fused with a dash of sophistication.
I’m wearing:
Ripped black skinnies- Pull & Bear
White knit- Market in Florence
Black points- Zoom
Nude blazer-Bangkok
Studded black handbag- Woolworths
Gold necklaces- Woolworths and vintage

 

By the way have you been following the shows at Paris Fashion Week? Some of my favourites were Valentino, McQueen and Valentin Yudashkin’s collection!

Follow me on Instagram: Cleopatramarco
CleopatraX

La Boheme

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Last night was date night! We decided to go to La Boheme in Sea Point which got really amazing write ups and I had heard a lot about it. 
Verdict? It was perfect for a date night- it has a cosy and romantic atmosphere, great wine selection and delicious food! Their menu is all written down on black boards and changes regularly. We both had the 2 course: I had the beef carpaccio with basil pesto for starters and the pork belly for mains- absolutely divine!

I kept my outfit simple and sexy- you can’t go wrong with black, dark denim skinnies and red lips!
Black bodysuit- Woolworths
Skinny jeans- Sissy Boy 
Bag- Woolworths
Black boots- Young Designers
Gold digital watch- Casio
 Cross earrings- Mr Price
Yum Yum
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CleopatraX