12/10/2014

River Island Opens At Canal Walk





Necklaces- Vintage
Fringed vest - River Island
Dress - Brandy Melville
Bag - Nine West
Flats - Chanel

UK high street store River Island is finally in Cape Town! I popped into Canal Walk last week to take a peek. I absolutely loved River Island when I was in Liverpool and my cousin who lives there is Addicted with a capital A. You might recall that Rihanna collaborated with them last year which was a good fit seeing as the brand is youthful, edgy and flirty. River Island treated the guests to manicures, live photo printing, flash tattoos, a flower crown station and fortune cookies filled with discounts. Yum! 

So this is the vibe, River Island offers wearable, on-trend key items, fun accessories, beautiful shoes, classic bags and stunning swimwear. There's also a guys section of course, I was just too busy loving the ladies one. Price wise, it's comparable to Topshop, with some items being quite expensive but let's be real, there's not much wiggle room when our exchange rate sucks. I'm pleased with their collection because brands have a tendency to play it safe in South Africa; not so with these eccentric cat ears, gorgeous bikini cover-ups, a drool-worthy chain harness and rock chick staples.

I'm confident that the range they've brought through is exactly what you'd find in Europe. Every image I've posted here contains items I'd want to buy. I'm so happy we finally have a good variety of shopping options in SA. What did I do before all these brands made their way here, besides save some dinero of course, haha? You can keep updated with River Island on their local Twitter and check out some extra snaps from the event on my Facebook. Happy shopping!

12/04/2014

Calvin Klein opens in Cape Town



Classic and minimalist fashion brand, Calvin Klein, has launched in South Africa. Few fashion houses have ever encapsulated the zeitgeist in such a way; Klein practically owned 90s cool and the masses wanted in. Who didn't own a bottle of CK One? Personally, I believe that all fashion houses excell at something other brands can't touch. While I appreciate the clean lines and consistent beauty in Klein's garments, what the company did with its unisex fragrance and underwear lines was genius. Ergo, for me, Calvin Klein is all about its super comfy and reasonably priced underwear. 

Edcon brought the brand to our shores which opened at the V & A Waterfront last week. As you can see, you can find everything from jeans, tees and sportswear to dresses, accessories and underwear. The store also offers great menswear with crisp suits and shirts fit for stylish dudes. Definitely check out the shop! After the launch, we headed over to Roeland Street for a beautiful after-party. I smelled CK One everywhere in the indigo and candle-lit studio overlooking the city lights. We chatted, ate desserts, drank champagne and danced the night away. Magical. Welcome to Cape Town, Calvin Klein.

12/03/2014

Giveaway - Win the exceptional HTC One (M8)!




2014 is coming to a close and what better way to kick off the new year than with your very own HTC One (M8)? Yep, that's right, the generous folks over at HTC are giving away a brand new sexy smartphone to one of my lucky readers! As you know, I've been addicted to the HTC One (M8) ever since I laid my hands on it. Crafted from a single block of metal, it's the only smartphone that's never crashed or frozen on me. Besides performing perfectly, its amazing battery life has made my life so much easier.

The HTC One (M8) runs on Android and uses Google to connect to everything which is super convenient. All of my photos and app purchases were backed up so I just signed in to Gmail and had everything ready to go in a New York minute. Don't fret if you haven't used Android before, it's so easy to transfer your current data so it'll be a seamless transition for any smartphone user.

I'm super excited to be running this giveaway! The HTC One (M8) is an exceptional phone for exceptional people who create their own path. Without further ado, here's how to enter:

Use the super easy Rafflecopter widget below to follow and visit HTC South Africa on at least one of their social networks. If you have Twitter, you can also tweet about the competition once a day within the widget. Here's the deal though, for every action you take, your name gets entered into the draw again so to multiply your chances, do as much as you can. Hell, make a Twitter account if you don't have one, I totally would! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
The winner of the giveaway will be drawn randomly and announced next Wednesday. Please note that this competition is only open to South African residents. Good luck!

11/21/2014

3 Blocks Of Chic - Fridays at Cape Quarter




Looking for something to do tonight? Look no further. Summer is here and with it is a festive mood. Cape Quarter are throwing the chicest block party around every Friday from 4pm till late with 3 Blocks of Chic. A DJ, extended trading hours, food pop-up carts and more make this an event to add to your to-do list. I had so much fun last week, getting a manicure from Sorbet, looking at all the beautiful decor at Resort and trying out a juice at Cold Press. I also went to Spitfire Furniture for a craft beer and loved their stuff! Their vintage art and cool metal-crafted items had me re-designing my apartment in my head. Can I just buy everything?

That's just the tip of the iceberg of course, every shop has something to offer with all kinds of treasures waiting to be discovered. I'll definitely be bringing my cousin down when she gets here for her summer vacation. Be sure to check out 3 Blocks of Chic as soon as you can and for more info, go to www.capequarter.co.za. TGIF!

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