Monday, 30 June 2014

{NEW} from Cotton On Body

I haven't broken the news to my blog and social media followers yet, but I am a newly-indoctrinated fitness freak!! This year I started a very new journey; I quit my 9-5 job and I'm a full-time personal shopper, fashion stylist, and blogger! With this new change comes some new challenges and perks, one of them being I have a lot more time for myself (especially when business is slower). This change brings time to actually exercise. This includes weekly classes, lots of yoga, swimming, running, and soon I will be cycling. 

So... With the new-found love for fitness brings a gap in my wardrobe! I want to look as good as I feel when I am exercising and Cotton On Body is my fave place to shop for workout gear. Their stuff is trendy and comfy, and you can get away with wearing it on a chilled day when not exercising, too!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Cotton On SALE!

This is just a quick post to let you know that Cotton On is having a SALE!

Nationwide, Cotton On is knocking up to 50% off the original prices of their women and men’s clothing.

Make sure to head to a Cotton On store near you as soon as possible as it’s only instore for a limited time.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Gateway to Host Hollywood Glamour Inspired Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show

It will be lights, camera and action when Gateway hosts the sixth installment of their "Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show" on the 4th of July at the Wave House in Durban. Being the Durbanite that I am, I am really hoping to make it down for the festivities!

Gateway’s interpretation of the 2014 Durban July theme, The Big Screen, is the influence that fashion has had in film, depicted by classic actresses and actors through the ages. Think Sofia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn as well as Brooke Shields.

Classic concept pieces presented in a contemporary context, edgy, timeless and elegant is what the internationally recognized and award winning fashion designers will be showcasing on the fashion ramp. Globe trotters, David Tlale (image on left), Palse Homme (image on right), Zama Mathe and Terrence Bray are just some of the designers that will be taking part in this year’s fashion extravaganza.


5FM and Roger Goode fans can look forward to the live broadcast of The Roger Goode show from the Wave House from 4pm. The Ultimix at 6 will be performed live on stage.

Enormously successful and influential club and dance DJ’s, Fresh and Euphonik along with jazzy and groovy duo, The Kiffness will please the crowd during the concert which will take place directly after the fashion show. The line-up would not be complete without the very popular modern folk artist, Jeremy Loops (*loooove).

Gateway VIP members are invited to take advantage of the services of a specially recruited personal stylist during the promotional period. Sessions are limited, make sure to book early. VIP members can book their session by simply burning 3000 points and selecting a time slot.

Look out for Gateway Theatre of Shopping on Facebook and Twitter.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

{NEW} from Mr Price

Welcome to the third installment of my new segment; {NEW} from Mr Price! Apart from the dusty pink trench coat and the ankle boots, nothing else really tickled my fancy this week.

Anything tickle yours?

1. Quilted pleather skater skirt - R89.99
2. Slogan pullover - R129.99
3. Statement sweat top - R99.99
4. Peplum trench coat - R329.99
5. Tulle midi skirt - R109.99
6. Pointy shoot - R189.99

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

{WIN} a Chambord hamper

*UPDATE* Congrats to Ann Swartz who has won the hamper! I will be contacting you regarding delivery address :)

Chambord is the renowned black raspberry liqueur, recognized for its rich French heritage dating back to the late 17th century. The black raspberry liqueur is best enjoyed as a cocktail adding a fresh twist to classics such as Liqueur Royals.

It's basically purple, french, and has a crown on top. If you know anything about me that you'll know those are my raisons d'ĂȘtre - I even took one of the old, crown shaped bottle tops and stuck it up at my desk!

The ladies at Chambord put together 2 Chambord hampers for me to give away - yippee! Each hamper contains various products such as a bottle of Chambord liqueur, a swivel stick and a champagne flute glass, valued at approximately R300.  

Enter on Rafflecopter below to stand a chance to WIN one of these beauteous hampers. The competition closes on Friday, 27 June and is, unfortunately, only open to Cape Town residents.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, 16 June 2014

The Mr Price app makes me hAPPy!

I am blown away by the features on the brand new Mr Price app. Not only can you do your shopping on the go and view weekly fashion stories (both of which I already do on the online shopping site) but there are another two locally innovative and super handy features that are amazing:
  • If you're in a Mr Price store and can't find your desired item in your size, then you can SCAN the barcode and find your size in a nearby store (genius), and
  • You can build a "virtual wardrobe" where you can style your favourite Mr Price items into a cool ensemble (a stylist's dream)
So, go on! Download the new app today. It's available on the Apple App Store and the Google play store.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Forever New: Paris Belle

What fashionista could say no to Paris or Forever New? Their latest collection is sophisticated, chic and very trendy. I love the pop of colour in jewel tones and I must also admit that I want every item that you can see below! 

What would you pick?

Thursday, 12 June 2014

SA model lands Dior contract

Katryn Kruger (born April 14, 1995) is a professional fashion model from Cape Town. The 18-year-old young model recently took some time out to finish high school, but has already worked for high-profile fashion houses including Dior eyewear, Prada, and Louis Vuitton

Over the weekend the young model shared two Instagram photos of herself in the brand new campaign.

"My Dior 'One Essential' campaign out now! Soooooo happy and proud," she wrote alongside the advert for the brand's new skin-boosting super serum.

Congrats to this local beauty!

Story from all4women

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

{NEW} from Mr Price

This week is all about denim, burgundy and camel! Welcome to the second installment of what's new from Mr Price. I'm loving the {NEW} in from Mr Price this week. I've got my eye especially on that maxi skirt! What are your faves?

1. Twill utility jacket - R299.99
2. Pleated maxi skirt - R119.99
3. Abraised denim dungaree - R199.99
4. Trench coat - R329.99
5. Faux fur cropped jacket - R299.99
6. Turn up ankle boot - R149.99
7. Lace up high top - R99.99

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

{NEW} from Mr Price

I am a huge fan of Mr Price! As a stylist, I recommend buying staples that will last a long time (for example; a black coat can be worn every winter) and really trendy items on a budget (they probably only have to last you one season so no need to splurge).

I've decided to do a weekly feature on the blog that is {NEW} from Mr Price. Here's my first one, and WOW was I impressed with some of the items that are new in-store! I have a feeling I will be needing to bust out my store account this week...

Which is your fave?

1. Double buckle heeled boot - R229.99
2. Faux fur chubby jacket - R299.99
3. Double buckle pleather kilt - R129.99
4. Colourblock barrel bag - R149.99
5. Ankle strap kitten heel - R159.99
6. Embellished sheer top - R89.99
7. Double buckle ankle boot - R189.99

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

{WIN} Getaway with Mr Price

Need to escape the grind of the office? A weekend away is probably just what you need to recharge the batteries. We’re talking lazy afternoon braais, pool at the local pub, drinks under the stars and hey, some new gear wouldn’t hurt either ;)

Mr Price have an epic collection of winter menswear featuring long-sleeved tees, fleece pullovers for easy layering, and sherpa-lined jackets - ideal for those chilly days. There’s also loads of printed and check shirts that’ll take you straight from the office and onto the road in style. If it’s denim you’re after, you’ll find jeans with distressed details and paneled button-ups with worn-in washes.

Just about ready to hit the dusty trail? Then, you’ll want to enter this! Mr Price are offering you the chance to win a weekend getaway for you and three mates.

Head to MRP.COM and let them know if you’d prefer a ‘Berg, beach or bush' experience. No matter which one you choose, one thing’s for sure – this will be an adventure to remember!