Friday, 28 June 2013

Outfit of the day: Cable knits and tassles

Jersey and necklace from Cotton On | Boyfriend jeans from Mr Price | Bag from H&M | Sunglasses from Vogue | Rings from Mr Price and Topshop

Photos by Rose Kotze

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Outfit of the day: Shades of gold

Styling: Camilla Gildenhuys
Photography: Kate van Onselen from Studio KOVO / Kate van Onselen Photography 
Model: Leigh Thompson
Makeup: Kalleigh Wissing
Second Shooter: Jenna Hattingh

Monday, 24 June 2013

"The White Shoe Debate", my take...

I received a request from 'The Beeld' the other day for my input as a stylist in "The White Shoe Debate". 

You can see my input here: Tyd vir weer witvoetjie soek?

Here is the email I sent to the Lifestyle writer that conveys my views in English:

        Are white shoes a fashion faux pas or fabulously trendy?
Fabulously trending, for sure! I personally have my eyes on a pair of white heels from Celine (see image attached)

        How should a woman wear white shoes?
I really love a pair of white heels with a pair of torn / boyfriend jeans, but they'll also look fab with a pencil skirt or midi-length trousers or dress.

        Any do's or and don'ts with this trend?
Don't wear your white heels to some where they aren't going to get dirty or scuffed, I would never wear white heels to a club or any outdoor setting. I think white heels need to look crisp and elegant, so settings such as a charity-type event or dinner date are perfect.
Do be daring and try the full-white trend, wearing white from head-to-toe.

        And for the guys? Can men also wear white shoes?
I'm personally not a fan of men wearing white shoes unless they're a pair of sneakers.

Do you agree with my input on the "The White Shoe Debate"??

Friday, 21 June 2013

Outfit of the day: Oxblood Stud

Jersey from Jo Borkett | Leather look jeans from H&M | Shoes from Primark | Jewellery from Mr Price 

Photos by Rose Kotze

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

I'm back!

I was very quite last week as I was in the Seychelles for a relaxing week with the family. Here are a couple pics:

My sister Ashleigh and I in Victoria, the smallest capital city in the world

Tanning by the pool next to the Eden Island Marina

Reflecting at one of the 5 Eden Island beaches

Friday, 7 June 2013

Ted Baker SS13 Collection

I love how Ted Baker's SS13 collection mixes some new school glam with 1950s chic. Pastels and nudes are still around for Spring and Summer, come September, and I'm loving the lines and florals that are incorporated in the items.
+Araa LB 0041  Ted Baker SS13 Collection
+++Punitee LB 0107 copy  Ted Baker SS13 Collection
31  Ted Baker SS13 Collection
+++Perlaa Dulia LB 0035  Ted Baker SS13 Collection
+++Alima Lavaa LB 0059  Ted Baker SS13 Collection
12  Ted Baker SS13 Collection
++++Parri Belden LB 0024  Ted Baker SS13 Collection
Available at Stuttafords.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Outfit of the day: Leopard Print Love

Boyfriend Jeans from Mr Price | Top from Cotton On | Jacket from Mr Price | Shoes from Rage | Bag from Accessorize | Sunnies from Mr Price | Watch from Sass Diva | Jewellery from Mr Price

Photos by Rose Kotze

Monday, 3 June 2013

FAB FINDS: Red Square online store

Red Square have just launched their online beauty store, and not only that. Red Square have an ingenious plan of offering added value when purchasing online, which allows for a two fold advantage for them and consumers. They are offering shoppers free samples on any purchase. How does this promote sales and value, read more a the bottom of this article...

“It’s a wonderful way to discover exciting new products that customers might otherwise not have tried,” comments David Gibbons, Edcon’s e-Commerce Executive.“We conducted our own research to find out what South African women were looking for when purchasing beauty products and found that service, sampling and more information were high on the list. The modern woman has far less time to browse through shops because of the pressures of work and home, however they are accessing the Internet more often than men with 55% of women going online more than twice a day compared to 45% of men,” he adds.

Orders in excess of R350 are delivered free of charge, otherwise a standard delivery fee of R45 will apply and payment can be made using any credit card or Thank U account card from Edgars or Jet. Orders are delivered within two to seven working days and customers can return items to any Red Square store. To up the ante, Red Square is offering all customers a discount of R100 when they make their first purchase online and spend R650 using the voucher code: press100.  Offer valid until 30 June 2013. So what are you waiting for, check out

How does offering free samples promote sales and value?

  1. Consumers are more likely to buy something when there's some sort of instant gratification or added value; like product samples. Why else do you think Groupon does so well? Or in-store promotions?
  2. Consumers likelihood of moving from the consideration to purchasing phases of the consumer funnel (uber marketing speak, my apologies) is trial. If it's a product you've never used before then you're probably too scared to buy the R800, 30ml bottle without trying it. This way, Red Square is giving you a sample because they appreciate your patronage but will probably garner another purchase soon by allowing you to trial more of their products! Consumers are also allowed to get more information on their options, let's face it - there are just too many beauty products out there to try!
So, it's a win-win for Red Square as well as the consumer, bravo Red Square!