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Tejumade Haastrup

Have you ever heard someone say, “dark skin women can’t wear pink?”  It’s a lie! Growing up, I was taught to believe my skin colour limited the choices of colour I could wear. Red, blue, orange and such were colours I thought I had to steer clear of, colours I adored and was drawn to. Until one day, I dared to challenge this rulebook and I, for the life of me don’t know who came up with such nonsense. I don’t remember exactly when it was that  I saw the

Are people still colour-blocking in 2018? The answer is, Yes! This 2007 trend is back, and in today’s post, I’m sharing tips on how to colour-block with finesse. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; I LOVE colour. There’s just something about the colour purple, orange, green,  yellow or any other bright colour that grabs my attention. Colour-blocking is just another one of my favourite trends. I always say I’m not into trends but every once in a while, there is that one trend that I’m keen on. Colour-blocking

I’ve always loved vintage shopping. I even wrote an article on the difference between vintage and second-hand clothing which you can read here. I have a love for clothes. It doesn’t matter how many clothes I have,  I can ever have enough. What woman does? Lately, I’ve been a little more obsessed with vintage clothes than I usually am. Observatory and Long street in Cape Town have some of the best vintage stores and every time I’m in Cape Town, you’ll find me scouring the racks for some vintage gems.

Promoting self-love is important to me, particularly during this month of love when it is so easy for some to become depressed about their relationship status. Why am I alone? What is wrong with me? These are some of the questions you may have asked yourself but you need to S-T-O-P! Not being in a relationship with another person does not mean that there is something wrong with you or that you will die alone. When you feel like there is a void deep within that you need to fill

What’s not to love about jewellery? It’s a girl’s best friend. Men have caught on too and that’s why on special occasions like Valentine’s day, anniversaries or when they’re trying to get out of the dog house, they whip out a trinket box. Jewellery adds a certain je ne sais quoi to an outfit.  It doesn’t matter how well dressed you are, your look is not complete without it. You can go from a 6 to a solid 9 if you know how to mix and match your accessories. An

It’s probably the third year that I’m going to be single and alone on Valentine’s Day but who’s counting? Valentine’s Day is another day of the year in my world. Single or in a relationship, I’m not fussed about it. But, let’s be honest, if you’re single, it sucks just a little when your colleagues at work keep talking about their valentine’s day plans with their significant other. Or when they have flowers and chocolates sent to work by an admirer while your plans are looking as bleak as a

Raise your hands if you’ve got oily skin concerns. It’s not a competition but I bet my skin is oilier than yours. I’ve yet to meet anyone other than my mum who’s face produces as much oil as mine. I loathe it and even though they tell you that oily skin is less prone to wrinkles which means you look 20 at 40 years of age, I still don’t care for it. What causes oily skin? There are many factors that contribute to the production of oil on your skin.

Look 1 Wearing:  skirt and blouse – H&M  sunglasses – Poshkollect shoes – Zara  Let me start by wishing you a happy new year. May you razzle, sparkle and dazzle this year, 2018. We’ve all heard of ‘New Year, New me’ but what we almost never hear is new wardrobe although this should go hand in hand, don’t you think? How are you going to claim new me with an outdated wardrobe? You can’t, you just can’t! If you claim New Year, new me then you have to add new wardrobe to the

The bomber jacket is one of those perennial fashion trends. It’s like a revolving door – on trend every season, each year. For this reason, the bomber jacket is a must-have for any fashionista worth her salt. I love any item of clothing that can be styled in different ways. Half the fun of styling is being able to create different looks with one item. The bomber jacket is really a fashion MVP. You can wear it in the summer, spring,  autumn and maybe even winter but the key is

‘Summer Yellow; Hello Mellow Yellow!’ See what I did there? Yellow is one of my favourite colours. It’s bright, bold and happy. What’s not to love? I was window shopping at Ikota Shopping Complex one weekend when I stumbled upon this yellow playsuit. The colour caught my eye followed by the style. It looked cute, playful with just the right amount of sexy that I couldn’t help but try it on. Ever try something on and pray it’s ill-fitting because even though you like it, you don’t want to have

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