Fashion is art. That’s what I think. Much like art, fashion can be a form of self-expression. And even though fashion cannot be displayed in a frame like art, it can be linked to a certain period in time, just like art. International designers, Prada, Oscar De La Renta, Dior and Versace are some of the few designers that have taken the ‘fashion is art’ concept quite literally. From Versace’s 1991 print featuring Warhol’s Marilyn to Prada’s feminist pop art, these designers are taking fashion and art to a whole new
“You’re an influencer”. “Aargh, I hate that word!” “But that is what you are. You are no longer just a ‘blogger’, you have influence, and you influence people’s buying decisions”. This is the exchange I had with a friend of mine a few months ago who is a beauty and mommy blogger/vlogger/influencer with thousands of following on social media. Who or what is an influencer? An influencer is a person who is capable of influencing a consumer’s purchase decision. An influencer is typically someone with a massive social media following.
The best and often most difficult part about fashion is styling. Sure you can have all the money in the world but that doesn’t make you a good dresser. What makes a good dresser anyway? Knowing your body, understanding your shape, what suits you and which colours complement each other and your skin tone. Simple enough, huh? When it comes to style versatility is important. How can you wear an outfit multiple times without it looking like a repeat? Or, how can you style a look in multiple ways for
Franschhoek is one of my favourite places in the Cape winelands. I much prefer it to Stellenbosch where I live. There’s just something about this quaint little town and its Cape Dutch architecture. Did you know that Franschhoek is South Africa’s culinary capital? This town is known as the food and wine heartland of the country where some of the world’s tastiest wines and world-class cuisine are made and enjoyed. There are so many things to do in Franschhoek. From wine tasting and tours, food and beverage to private and custom
Everyone loves a wardrobe update. Whether it’s needed or wanted there’s just something exciting about new clothes. It becomes a bit embarrassing when your friends know what’s in your wardrobe as well as you do. You find yourself saying “I’m going to wear that pink dress with frills that I wore to Liz’s birthday party and Adeola’s wedding”. Or your tone becomes apologetic when you hear the dreaded question “what are you wearing?” and you say almost begrudgingly, “my black and white dress”. You don’t say much more than that
Let’s be real for a minute, the blogosphere is a ridiculously saturated and competitive industry. This makes it difficult to stand out because everyone is doing the same damn thing. But what sets a blogger apart are the collaborations – brand collaborations to be exact. Think of it this way, you can have a degree but without a job, you can’t classify yourself as a working professional or employed – you are unemployed. Same with bloggers. You are not a legitimate blogger until you begin to get those collaborations. Bloggers
A soft glam makeup look is different from a ‘glam’ or an ‘everyday’ makeup look. The smokey eye look is so 1999, the most replicated makeup look in the beauty world is the soft glam look. This makeup look can be worn on a normal day, runnings errands, out with friends or even to a wedding. While a glam look is strictly for special occasions and an everyday makeup look would be subtle enough to wear to work. I am by no means a makeup expert but I’m that girl
Are you single and searching? Or, in a relationship but frequently go on date-nights with your man? If your answer is yes to either of these questions then I’ve got T-H-E perfect, sexy date-night outfitS for you. But if you don’t like to show your legs then you might want to give this one a miss – sorry. The assumption is that making an ‘effort’ and looking sexy on a first date makes you look desperate and sends off the wrong signal. But is that really true? I personally think
I really enjoy styling. It feels so fulfilling to be able to style an item of clothing in multiple ways. I’ve styled this jacket by Judith Atelier in 3 Ways. Whether you want to wear it to work, a formal occasion or a night out with the ladies’, there’s a look for each occasion. Look 1 Pumps – Sissy Boy on Zando Look 2 Skirt – MrP Heels – Legit Look 3 Palazzo pants – Jaymodiva Sunglasses – Zulu Lookbook Jacket worn in all 3 looks by Judith Atelier on
I don’t have to wait until Wednesday to wear pink. I wear pink any day I feel like it and lately, it’s been all the time. I have always loved the colour pink but my love for it has become more intense lately. So much so that if I see anything pink, my instinct is to immediately get it. Okay, enough about me. I want to turn this on you for a second, indulge me. When are you too old wear pink? Are you ever too old to wear pink?