New York Fashion Week 2017: Event Review

There are 4 titan fashion weeks in the world – New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week. Known to bring in hordes of dictators of taste, influencers, multi-million dollar brand sponsorship’s, global publicity and iconic nightlife energy, fashion weeks are not to be underestimated, as they are profit-churning career-makers, and trend-setters. However, long has…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Johannesburg 2016 – Day 4

You didn’t think I’d leave you without a closer did you?! My darlings, I left the best for last, because Day 4 had some of the most exquisite haute couture designs out of Africa. Not to say my non-haute-couture outfit didn’t pass muster; as I put significant effort into being “Cream Queen” – as A…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Johannesburg 2016 – Day 3

 Day 3, and I was tired but still wired – like I had mainlined caffeine after running a marathon. I tell you, high heels are not for the faint hearted. Anywhooo, after returning to my hotel from Day 2 of fashion week, I edited and uploaded some pictures to my Instagram, and then promptly passed right…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Johannesburg 2016 – Day 2

I checked out of Fairlawns Boutique Hotel (with much sadness çuz I miss the tub that was in my room) and took a Uber to The Clico Hotel where #MBFWJ16StyleDuo were invited for lunch. Monde and I put our EyeSpy sunnies on, selfie’d up while awaiting our meal and drinking a light white wine, and…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Johannesburg 2016 – Day 1

My tastes tend to tilt toward the side of decadence. However, the admission of a sense of style, and embracing exquisite taste, is oftentimes vilified as the closest sentiment to blatant materialism, and impacts the world of fashion and lifestyle development quite profoundly. I came to this discovery during Day 1 of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Johannesburg…

Klaas in Session come Fashion Week 2015

When I first got word that Mercedes-Benz had decided to, once again, take up the mantle of chief sponsor for Fashion Week in Cape Town in association with Africa Fashion International, I got so excited. Theirs is a brand that thrives on marketing a kind of lifestyle which straddles the fence between middle class decadence…

London Fashion Week 2015: Event Review

I expected more. I expected to be awed by an unparalleled sense of decadent historical nostalgia, contemporary style innovation and pure wonder at the annual spectacle that celebrated British fashion and implied subsequent creativity. What I got was something that paled in comparison. I don’t count it to be a fault on my part for…

London Fashion Week: Day 4 Look

I figured I’m a sucker for pain because come day 4 of London Fashion Week I deigned to wear high heels again. Where for art thou sanity? Today I wore Forever New sunnies, a clutch bag by Shiko from African beadery, Black skinny jeans from Levis and a leather jacket from Woolworths. The rest are…

London Fashion Week: Day 3 Look

First of all: HOLY CRAP! Today’s weather went from tolerable cold to “Dear Lord! Save me!” I barely survived the walks between Fashion Scout’s runway shows at Freemasons Hall and the official London Fashion Week base at Somerset House. Today I wore a faux fur jacket by MilQ & Honey with some durable leather boots,…

London Fashion Week: Day 2 Look

As I mentioned yesterday – Expect the full event review of London Fashion Week on the 25th. In the meantime, enjoy the looks. For Day 2 of London Fashion Week I wore a MilQ & Honey dress, Errol Arentz stileto boots, a Simon and Mary hat and vintage jersey throw and bling. Shout-out to Yahoo…

London Fashion Week: Day 1 Look

I have a whole lot to review for Day 1 of London Fashion Week so I’ll post a review sometime next week. This is what I wore to Day 1 at Fashion Week. I’m wearing a silk Shirt from Babette – A vintage shop in Cape Town, South Africa. I have a grey Jersey throw from…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town (Review)

Let me begin in relaying my thoughts on fashion in the steady lilt of beautifully enunciated narration, such as the ones currently made popular in North American cinematic offerings: “Fashion is the chaos in one’s soul, which allows the birth of subjective perfection. It is finding the imperfect breath-taking. It is where things fall apart,…

Save the date: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2014

The post on the Africa Fashion International (AFI) site just went up. We are saving the date 24-26 July 2014 for the annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Cape Town. This event is usually the time for designers unveiling their Spring/Summer 14/15 campaigns. The objective AFI lists when it comes to fashion is primarily the promotion of…

Cape Town Fashion Week 2013: Streetstyle

While experiencing the wonders of Fashion Week, I ran into some wicked outfits. While some I questioned, because clashing prints are weird to the appreciation of aesthetic my mind has, I saw people being adventurous and I loved their use of color. I noted one of the Luxo Magazine folks rocking a pair of white…

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2012 (MBFWCT)

The 25th of July will mark the 10th annual Cape Town Fashion Week. Upon it’s inception 10yrs ago, it has featured over 500 renowned designers and more than 200 internationally acclaimed designers and celebrities. This is an event that has launched careers to new heights, and found new ways to recreate style. Fashion is a…

South African Menswear Week 2018 – Curtain Call

I’m not in the business of being needlessly cruel, and delivering judgement without doing my due diligence. This disclaimer is necessary so that the reactions to my review of South African Menswear Week 2018, are not shrouded in disbelief, and meritorious points made, be subsequently disregarded for being too sharp. The context South Africa Menswear…

Weekend attendance: Cintron Pink Polo 2016

You know how my life goes? I wake thinking I’m going to one event -a very chilled soirée – when suddenly I’m in a whirlwind hurdling towards Val de Vie Estate. I blame Nontando Mposo! She texts me, on some “There’s a ticket for you. Get ready loser. We’re going to the polo!” tip; and…

South Africa Menswear Week SS17 – The Klaasic Style Blogger Review

I know I’ve taken my sweet time to review South Africa Menswear Fashion Week –which “SHOCKER!”  I’m usually so vigilant – But I literally had no words to muster for the mild and mediocre event. I’ve only just managed to rustle up the energy to say something. My instagram has been busy though, as I…

SA Menswear Week AW16 – Day 4

Last day of SA Menswear Week AW16 and I was so keen to conclude the week…hmmm, first time I’ve been excited to get to the end of a fashion week. One need not guess how rare that is, and how tempestuous it renders my reviews. To conclude my SA Menswear Week look book, I rocked…

SA Menswear Week AW16 – Day 3

So far – The BEST day of fashion since the 3rd bi-annual SA Menswear Week 2016 began. Firstly, I totally went for flats so that I could walk across the room without perishing with every movement. My Ruff Tung Kaftan let ventilation into much-needed areas of ones bod since Cape Town’s temperature seems to be…