1/14/2015

SAXAS & Dura Lavora Sexy Summer Launch


Over the summer I finally got to attend a SAXAS party! SAXAS is a fabulous South African swimwear brand offering stunning beachwear, key items and accessories. This vibrant, fun and cruelty-free label is designed by Charlotte Clark. Not only is this girlboss ambitious and gorgeous but she's had a lot of experience in the fashion industry and is super savvy to boot. The hip details on the SAXAS bikinis are fantastic; I don't know about you but even at my lowest weight, I found boring bottoms frustratingly unflattering. Delicate sides, ties and O-rings are where it's at! I personally can't wait to get my hands on the purple Sesimbra bikini. 

SAXAS threw its Sexy Summer Launch together with Dura Lavora at The Glen Boutique Hotel. Dura Lavora is a distributor of overseas beauty brands and they had their Fake Bake sunless tanning products, pretty accessories and well-priced flash tattoos (finally!) on display. I drooled over their glitter Sleep-In Rollers. Gaga fierceness. The Glen Boutique Spa also joined in on the fun with its Rain products and I got to enjoy a foot massage by the pool. Ok...shopping, champagne and spa treatments, can you say summer heaven? 

You too can have some swimwear fun by hosting your very own SAXAS party where you can earn commissions and free swimwear. Alternatively, keep your eyes peeled on their Facebook page if you want to attend the next one. Time to hit the beach, babes! Xx

1/05/2015

Hello New Year


Dress - Brandy Melville

Can we be friends? I feel as if I have a little headache but I think you're just the ticket for it. I remember getting pushed into the pool and pulling people in last night. Kimonos look so beautiful in the water. Some guy yelled out that he was making sure the designer shoes were out of danger but I just couldn't stop laughing. The beautiful boy with dark curls grabbed my hand and pulled me out. We ran to the car, somewhere in Sea Point, me in this wet dress and him in his underwear. We were stalled when my bag broke, spilling its contents everywhere but he tied it back together and we were on our way. There's just something about summer and the way the breeze feels. Happy new year x

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.

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