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.

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Introducing My Two ZOOM Summer Shoe Choices

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Ciao, hi, hello there 🙂

These are the two pairs of ZOOM shoes I chose for the 5 day ZOOM Footwear challenge! I love my nudes and I also love how different the two styles are which makes it more flexible to pair them with an array of different outfits! I also think nude shoes are a great summer staple compared to the typical black heel. Nudes also look great with bold colours, pastels, different textures and summer prints!

 1.  These gorgeous shoes immediately caught my eye and are from the Daniella Michelle range at ZOOM. They are the perfect summer shoes, complete with gold buckles and really compliment summer sun-kissed legs!

 

 2.  The second pair I chose are from their regular ZOOM range. They are simple yet elegant and understated. They are also extremely versatile (and high!!) and can be night-out sassy,  corporate chic or city fashionista on the run!
Hope you love my shoe choices! Outfits coming up…
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!

Follow me on Instagram: Cleopatramarco
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!

Follow me on Instagram: Cleopatramarco
CleopatraX

From Day to Night: The Printed Tee

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My most latest favourite clothing essential is definitely- the  legendary printed tee . I bought this grey one with a print of what looks like the illuminati symbol at Zara for R270. The great thing about it is you can easily dress it up, or down, acting as a wardrobe two-timer

I decided to transform it from a trendy, casual day outfit to a more sultry ‘night out’ look.  TIP: Always keep your eye open for pieces that are versatile like the printed tee. This is also a great spring wardrobe essential as you can opt to layer it or rock it bare armed.
Look #1:
For my day outfit I went for a layered casual look and wore: a chambray shirt, a khaki green grey leather jacket, grey beanie, skinny jeans and black sneaker wedges. I accessorised with my gold Casio watch, gold skinny rings, my gold studded black drawstring bag and colour reflector sunglasses.
I’m wearing:
Chambray shirt- Mr Price
Jeans- Sissy Boy
Sneaker wedges- Promod
Hand bag- Platinum Bangkok
Skinny rings- H&M
Beanie- River Island (via Asos)
Leather jacket- Alcott

Look #2:
For my ‘night out’ look I fancied it up with a sleek black leather jacket, black pointed heels and a rubber black chain sling bag. I also added a chunky gold statement necklace to add to a more sexy and smarter look. My make up changed to darker eyes and a more bronzed face.
I’m wearing:
Black jacket- H&M
Jeans- Sissy Boy
Pointed heels- Zoom
Chain bag- Alcott
Gold statement necklace- H&M

 Verdict?  I loved wearing my printed tee for both day and night looks. There is something so sexy about a girl in a tee and jeans (ask any guy) and the bonus? -It’s so comfy and easy to wear

PS. Exciting news: I have officially joined the Instagram world! Find me: CLEOPATRAMARCO.

CleopatraX

From Day to Night: The Printed Tee

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My most latest favourite clothing essential is definitely- the  legendary printed tee . I bought this grey one with a print of what looks like the illuminati symbol at Zara for R270. The great thing about it is you can easily dress it up, or down, acting as a wardrobe two-timer

I decided to transform it from a trendy, casual day outfit to a more sultry ‘night out’ look.  TIP: Always keep your eye open for pieces that are versatile like the printed tee. This is also a great spring wardrobe essential as you can opt to layer it or rock it bare armed.
Look #1:
For my day outfit I went for a layered casual look and wore: a chambray shirt, a khaki green grey leather jacket, grey beanie, skinny jeans and black sneaker wedges. I accessorised with my gold Casio watch, gold skinny rings, my gold studded black drawstring bag and colour reflector sunglasses.
I’m wearing:
Chambray shirt- Mr Price
Jeans- Sissy Boy
Sneaker wedges- Promod
Hand bag- Platinum Bangkok
Skinny rings- H&M
Beanie- River Island (via Asos)
Leather jacket- Alcott

Look #2:
For my ‘night out’ look I fancied it up with a sleek black leather jacket, black pointed heels and a rubber black chain sling bag. I also added a chunky gold statement necklace to add to a more sexy and smarter look. My make up changed to darker eyes and a more bronzed face.
I’m wearing:
Black jacket- H&M
Jeans- Sissy Boy
Pointed heels- Zoom
Chain bag- Alcott
Gold statement necklace- H&M

 Verdict?  I loved wearing my printed tee for both day and night looks. There is something so sexy about a girl in a tee and jeans (ask any guy) and the bonus? -It’s so comfy and easy to wear

PS. Exciting news: I have officially joined the Instagram world! Find me: CLEOPATRAMARCO.

CleopatraX

Toulouse

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My outfit yesterday, I opted for a little nautical tank top, army coat jacket, denim skinnies, sneaker wedges and gold jewellery! I was watching Tomorrowland footage with green eyes and the song ‘Toulouse‘ (Nicky Romero) came on hence the name of this post.
Crop top- Cotton On
Skinnies- Sissy Boy
Sneaker wedges- Promod
Army jacket- Cotton On
Fringe bag- Cotton On
Gold jewellery- Diva & Zoom 
Tomorrow I have a little break and will get my Gelish re done, yay (I’ve given my nails a little break for a month or so)! I’m such a girl, haha.
Bonne nuit,
CleopatraX

Toulouse

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My outfit yesterday, I opted for a little nautical tank top, army coat jacket, denim skinnies, sneaker wedges and gold jewellery! I was watching Tomorrowland footage with green eyes and the song ‘Toulouse‘ (Nicky Romero) came on hence the name of this post.
Crop top- Cotton On
Skinnies- Sissy Boy
Sneaker wedges- Promod
Army jacket- Cotton On
Fringe bag- Cotton On
Gold jewellery- Diva & Zoom 
Tomorrow I have a little break and will get my Gelish re done, yay (I’ve given my nails a little break for a month or so)! I’m such a girl, haha.
Bonne nuit,
CleopatraX