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

SA Fashion Queen Bee, Raeesa Naik, South African Blogger

What I wore: Sheer blouse with embellished pocket: Mango Camisole (worn under blouse): Mango Harem pants: YDE Sneakers: Aldo xxx

5 things I’ve learnt from Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2014 Collection: #1. For elegant evening wear: Go for a neutral back-drop that is glamorized by a pretty pop of colour! #2. Monochrome is timeless. #3. White on white is OHHHH so chic right now! #4. Remember the ’50s. Do it in shell pink, too! #5. Go graphic: Stripes, geometric patterns and cartoony back grounds get a vivacious nod from me this season!

(Clock-wise from top left) Balenciaga, Marchesa, Dianne von Furstenberg, Helmut Lang, Bibhu Mohaparta, Reem Acra, Dianne von Furstenberg, Pamella Roland BLACK + WHITE = DYNAMITE! I absolutely love the monochrome trend – especially because while you seem to be restricted to just 2 shades, you can still play around with other trends and eras. I enjoy this trend with graphical prints and structural designs, but I always like to give a nod… Read More