If you’ve been a reader for a long time, you probably know that I went through a hectic leopard print phase. There was a time where everything I owned was leopard print. My handbag, my cellphone cover, my wallet. I knew I had a legit problem when I wanted a leopard print car key from Walmart and I was prepared to do anything to get it into South Africa.
What’s interesting about leopard print is that at first glance, it seems like a difficult print to style but it isn’t. To quote Jenna Lyons, “As far as I’m concerned, leopard print is a neutral.”
My love for this magnificent print led me to The Villioti Fashion Institute: Future Fashion Leaders Showcase, which...
Things I despise:
Waiting for my nails to dry. (More on this later.)
Chipped nail polish.
Having to soak my nails for 26 years to remove glitter nail polish. (And considering amputation.)
So this polish by Morgan Taylor (named Ice Queen Maybe) is right up my alley, because it dries very quickly. And when it chips - it's not very obvious, because the colour blends so well with your natural nail. Moreover, even though it's a shimmery - it doesn't stick to your nail and the polish is so easy to remove.
All of their shades are beautiful though, and they're also available in minis. So cute! Shop them on Zando here.
Aloe Unique Gel Mask
I was introduced to Aloe Unique in...
Look at me keeping my promise to blog more! This look was shot ages ago with photographer, Zel Archer, and make-up artist, Cat Terblanche. I meant to upload it sooner, but then life happened.
BUT HERE IT IS! YAY!
I’m wearing a whimsical tulle skirt by local designer, Olga-Maré. This skirt made me feel like I was 6 and 26 at the same time. It’s so gorgeous. I teamed it with a crisp white shirt from the Woolworths David Jones collection, which I have fallen in love with. I bought a few David Jones pieces at the beginning of winter and I’m so happy with the quality and aesthetic of it. I finished the look off with jewellery from Black Betty and...
I can't believe that I went through 22 years without coffee. At school I used to pull my nose up at it - only drinking a cup every now and then in winter. During my varsity years I started buying coffee at the cafeteria to fuel me after late nights working on projects, or partying. But even then it wasn't really because I liked the taste - just because I needed the kick.
Then I started working in the CBD, and House of Machines was just across the road from my office. And with that the coffee addiction started.
My mom and I recently went to Pretoria to visit my family, and I made her stop at coffee shops every morning so...
At the beginning of this year I vowed to go back to doing all the things I love, and one of them is working with fellow creatives to make life more colourful.
So I called up two of my favourite people in the industry for a photoshoot, and spoke to up-and-coming designer Janu Steyn about wearing one of his gowns. He gave me the most breathtaking royal blue gown with intricate detail across the chest and a line of buttons down the back.
Zel Archer came onboard as photographer, and Cat Terblanche as hair-and-makeup artist. I’ve worked with them a lot in the past and I absolutely love their dynamic. They’re some of the kindest people I know, and together their presence is...