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…

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…

Outfit of the Day: Seaside Vagabond

You’ve been seeing quite a number of my #OOTDs these past few days. Today, I’m throwing good vibes your way with a lil seaside vagabond look. I’m taking you back to the beach so you can feel carefree once again. We’re back at Clifton beach with its glittering turquoise and navy blue ocean water; and soft…

Outfit of the Day: A Twist of Lime

It’s Friday BITCHES! I bet you are so amped to do God-knows-what this weekend, so let me drop a little inspiration your way today. It’s Day 4 of my daily #OOTD posts, and I decided to immerse you in unapologetic fierceness. But first…today’s location. We are doing Clifton 3 Beach. Cape Town has a beach to…

Outfit of the Day: The Stepford Wife

You bet your shapely derriere I can pull off The Stepford Wife look. …well a modern re-imagined version atleast. This isn’t a styled up photoshoot look. I would wear this any day my good people. Today I’m taking you to: The 12 Apostles Hotel‘s Leopard Bar on the fringes of Cape Town. The hotel is an award-winning 5-star boutique…

Outfit of the Day: High Glamour

Did you ever look so good you didn’t want to go home because not enough people saw you today? Hahahaha…that’s me today. So this is what I call my “I’m trying too hard but pulling it off” look. I have dozens of these looks in my wardrobe that I deign to rock only when I’m…

Outfit of the Day: Gypsy Chic

So here’s the thing: I haven’t had an opportunity to properly do this on my blog yet…You know…When you have a solid outfit of the day, and you just want to keep the momentum going but your wardrobe presents its own limitations. So I hustled hard to get the perfect pieces that finally best exemplify my…

Profile: Soul Design in mind

Amid my late night research on up-and-coming fashion brands in South Africa, I came across ‘Soul Design’. Here I am thinking “Alright, another cool jewelry brand based in Cape Town”, but there is so  much more to it apparently. So #KlaasInSession with Abi James – the heart and soul of Soul Design – who took…

Bokeh Fashion Film Festival 2016

The Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival is a Mercedes-Benz sponsored event that brings creatives, authorities, and enthusiasts together through: film, fashion and “Artistic and related technical industries to celebrate their craft twice a year”(Bokeh, 2016) I was there for the inaugural Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival that had me fangirling for globally acclaimed Norwegian Rain designer…

Profile: Coast & Koi Decadence

A serendipitous find online – while in eager search of some undiscovered fashion designer gold – I came across Coast & Koi shoes. I clicked on the website link, and was redirected to a catalog of some of thee most luxurious handmade shoes I’d ever seen. I was eager to meet the designer, one Caryn…

The Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2016

Let me be frank: After spending weeks planning diligently, and then executing my online attendance emphatically, I was left feeling…incomplete by the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo event. I doubt that it is the organizers alone to blame, after all, my bout of transport trouble left me arriving extremely late and cranky as all hell. I’m…

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…

SA Menswear Week AW16 – Day 2

Day 2 began with about as much fanfare as the amount of sleep I’ve had these past few days – which is to say none! The best summation of what day 2 offered is that rather than forcing interest on what attendees donned, it was the actual Fall 2016 collections on the catwalk, that kept…

SA Menswear Week AW16 – Day 1

Is it enough to promote menswear development within South Africa when the designs themselves are constantly mundane, with only rare surprises that raise ones interest about as high as an eyebrow can arch? Honestly, I’m arguing with the voices in my head, but I think the correct answer is “Yes”; Making the bi-annual South African…

Welcome to the new age!

Wherever you are, and whatever you are doing – know that I am thinking of you as we ring in 2016, from Africa. 2015 was an okay’ísh year for me. Beyond travelling via Abhu Dhabi, to London, 2015 was likely my most unproductive year. I liked that it was chill, but not doing anything academic…

My festive so far

I’ve been enjoying vitamin D in abundance thanks to the sun shining through all the corners of Cape Town this December. I was invited to the Monkey Valley Resort in Noorthoek, to enjoy a Christmas with my extended family, and it was so much fun. I got the full experience of all the family feels,…

Summer Essentials 2015

Many of you have already headed home to revel in the freedom of December holidays, and that may mean snow-capped winter wonders, rainy moors…or one kick-ass summer. In South Africa, we have a sunny festive season which demands excellence in styling your every day looks, as well as slaying all floral-printed comers at the beach….

Oui! We Love fresh threads

Yesterday I got to attend the inaugural fashion show of Enrica MasVI. If you have been reading my blog, you are aware I love networking despite my slightly shy disposition. Don’t laugh! I’m situationally extroverted. Anyway, I had met this French-born, South African-based fashion designer whilst window shopping in my much beloved Victoria &Alfred Waterfront….

The gangs all back together

I recently moved back to Cape Town, South Africa, and have been reconnecting with friends and acquaintances. My buddies and I decided to make a day of it. Lemme tell you: anytime this unholy triumvirate head out, things never go entirely to plan; our stories usually end with a 2-day bender in the city. We…

Yum Sorbet colors my Ruff Tung

So what is a girl to do when she moves to the city, has no prospects, but has a substantial fashion & lifestyle network? There’s quite a lot to do. Sorbet Kenilworth/Ruff Tung Summer Event Co-designer of fashion brand Ruff Tung (dedicated to the plus size, and mothers trying to acquire taste) Bridget Pickering invited me…