Paris Fashion Week 2018: Day Four Outfit of the Day

What do you do in-between shows, and hoping for more tickets to them? I don’t known about you, but I sight-see like you wouldn’t believe. *P.S: I am the only real sight to see here I headed out the door, making sure to look cute just in case a show ticket should happen upon me….

Paris Fashion Week 2018: Day Three Outfit of the Day

I revel in drama. I am a situational extrovert – which means, for the most part, I am an introvert who is able to manifest a sliver of social skills & graces, when necessary. One polarizing personality trait that stands in defiance of this fact, is that when I am aware I look good, I…

Paris Fashion Week 2018: Day Two Outfit of the Day

Designs from the incomparable Erre fashion house, are beauty in motion. I never feel anything but sublime in their exquisite creations – each one vocalizing a deep and abiding adoration of the female form. For Day 2 of Paris Fashion Week, I relinquished minimalist sophistication, for bold modernity. Planning my outfits mostly amounts to throwing…

Paris Fashion Week 2018: Day One Outfit of the Day

Yesterday, I had a harrowing experience that nearly decimated my #FrenchKlaas trip before I kicked off Paris Fashion Week at all. I was shaking and crying, freaking out about the potential idea of having no money while I’m still at the start of my trip. Luckily, everything worked out just in time for my first invite-only Fatima Lopes showcase. I had…

Crimson at Fashion Week: Minding the AW20 Zeitgeist

Riding the AW 2020 Fashion Week zeitgeist, wherein splashes of crimson on a bed of minimalism, are back on the street-style menu!

Peep how I’m bringing more Paris back into my wardrobes soul – ft. PUMA and more…

Paris Foodie Escapades: La Place Review

Spacious intimacy, gastronomy, Michelin ratings, and memories of Paris – in this write-up, I remember the Eiffel, rockstar chefs, good food, and great company…and muse on my travel traumas a bit!

Travel Paris: Eiffel to Arc Outfit of the Day

“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.” – Coco Chanel Sometime between finding my head during Paris fashion week, and learning to briefly live in a different language, Eiffel in love with the tower. It is an incredible feat of human engineering – a phallic monument attesting to great power. We visit this…

Travel Paris: Packing Travel Essentials

Going to Paris, is a gift in and of itself. Going to Paris during Fashion Week, initiates a frenzy of planning and anxiety. This is not just any fashion week or locale – this is the Fashion Capital of the world! Undisputed heavyweight champion of the finest sartorial and haute couture craft known to man….

AFI Cape Town Fashion Week 2018: Sedate Progress

Sedate | sɪˈdeɪt| , [adj] “calm, dignified, and unhurried” In Africa Fashion International‘s rebranding of Cape Town Fashion Week, they seem to have adopted their Executive Chairpersons sedate airs of pure unflappability, amid a major paradigm shift. Mercedes-Benz has long since been synonymous with Fashion Weeks across the world. As the landscape of Fashion, Pop Culture,…

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 Cape Town: The Fashion Week that was’nt

Windswept. Meager. Disorderly. Woefully inadequate. The truth of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017, was that of a weathered offering falling apart at the seams. This piece of indulged mediocrity by the AFI – Africa Fashion International organization, was collectively mishandled on so many levels. The Drama The Public Relations flavor-of-the-month to handle the re-emerging bi-annual…

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 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…

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…

Meditating on British and South African fashion

“The following is rooted in subjective deductions and personal taste.” Sometimes I like to think there is a blueprint to being stylish. I sometimes state that patriotism, history and their baggage have no place in the new world order of innovative design. I fool myself. I look to reoccurring patterns and design motifs and refuse…

Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival (Overview)

Film exists as an intrinsic part of the arts, and as a facet of media. It is a boundless domain of creative expression, can convey a multitude of multifaceted messages etc. Films are made to inspire, to pay homage, and through the basest sentimentality- to be symbolic of the incomparable human spirit. Fashion is not…

Travel Essentials: Multi-Design Myri Dress

If you were wondering what is the one fashion piece you can buy, that will work for EVERY scenario, here’s more on the proudly South African ERRE design that’s been tried and tested!