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romantic gift ideas for her

 Undoubtedly the best way to spend your money this Valentine’s Day – look for lots of rose gold to match with the beautiful day of love. It is also extremely trendy right now, so it contributes to the allure & charm of the gift that you are giving her. Mix and match gifts by choosing more economical sets of rings, accessories or Yves Saint Laurent lipsticks and then adding them to the gift… Read More

Monochrome outfit fedora hat

“Those ancients who in poetry presented the golden age, who sang its happy state, perhaps, in their Parnassus, dreamt this place. Here, mankind’s root was innocent; and here were every fruit and never-ending spring; these streams–the nectar of which poets sing.” ― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy The gardens at the Alphen Boutique Hotel’s doorstep present a responsive and charming landscape in which one can find oneself totally immersed. Constantia (Cape Town)… Read More

Cape Town Fashion Blogger, Raeesa Naik

Casual essentials that constitute cool blue and a genuine leather jacket – also, read all about my experience of being diagnosed with a rare medical condition this year.

Winter style & Trench Coats to buy 2014

The look that’s stolen my heart right now is the classic trench teamed with laid-back neutrals (and black!). Whenever the winter season arrives here in South Africa, I am most excited to wear my trenches because of the effortless chic that they exude. Here, I’ve picked some of my favourites – I love pink and red, animal print, and of course, Burberry! Shop the look here:

  While Miranda Kerr loves her Balenciaga leather jacket, some of us will have to make do with more affordable options. Fear not – I have selected a few motorcycle jackets that are both trendy and work well with the female figure. Toss your jacket over a maxi red dress paired with simple black heels for extra va-va-voom on an evening out. You can also go old school and wear it á… Read More

Christian Dior, Fall 2014, yellow coat

  Lately, I’ve been gearing up for Autumn (Fall) by trying to get some brightly coloured fashion pieces together. I know this is like the total opposite of my usual “all black errrthang” approach to fashion, but I figured that a honey yellow coat – á la Christian Dior, Fall 2014 – would do wonders in dreary weather. Shop the look here:

Fashionable strappy high heels, shop the look
Selena Gomez, Campus style, UCT

  Hello to all my lovely readers! Today I’ve decided to make a really personal post – one that I’ve been meaning to do for a while now. It’s a style guide for females on my campus (at the University of Cape Town) – *freshmen, take note. However, it doesn’t matter if you’re not from Cape Town, because a lot of this stuff applies to universities in general. It’s also what I… Read More

Marissa Webb, Spring 2014, Ready to wear, Pastels fashion trend

Milk what’s left of the Summer (here in SA) and make sure to wear those pretty icy pastels you’ve got hanging in your closet. Pastel colours are my favourites and I have such a weakness for them! Here is some lovely inspiration from the runways of Spring 2014. Which is your favourite look? xxx

Vivienne Tam, MBFW, NYFW, Fall 2014

I’m all about mixing it up with contradictory pieces. Racy leather and demure lace make for a fine outfit, and my personal fave is the Tibi ankle boots! As you can see, I’ve put down an outfit based on clothing and surrounded it by a whole bunch of bags and shoes in different styles. I’d wear any of them with the outfit, but it’s all about your own personal style as well. … Read More