“What Now?” that Kevin Hart has taken SA

It’s been phenomenal to experience Savanna Cider firing up the comedy scene of South Africa – adding their own unique flair to the otherwise mundane events that dominate the lifestyle SA scene. I was amped as hell with their announcement that they are bringing international stand-up sensation Kevin Hart to South Africa for the first time…

Savanna Competition in Session

I don’t know if I’m  a leedle crazy, or if I’m sane and just don’t show it…but I’m definitely embracing the loco moment Savanna delivered to me in the form of a kick-ass Special Release tequila-flavored Savanna Cider. How do you like them apples?  Savanna Loco is apparently best enjoyed ice cold, with a juicy wedge…

Turning up: The #InnerCityWineRoute Adventure 2.0

So the folks at Tuning the Vine couldn’t get enough of me, and the sentiment is shared. So I decided to brave the cobbled sidewalks of Cape Town’s CBD and experience the #InnerCityWineRoute once again – just to ensure my opinions weren’t a singularity. Splash PR gave Ollie the ticket hook-up …and when did I…

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…

Tuning the Vine – #InnerCityWineRoute

It began with a conversation between my magazine editor and I. I have yet to acquire a taste for wine, but her niggling me, and my lack of anything at all to do that night led to us hightailing it to an event known as ‘Tuning the Vine‘. Okay, so basically what happens is this…

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,…

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….

Crossover Culture or nah?

I love it when networking comes together 🙂 I got to talking with Jeremy of the band Original Swimming Party, and they are co-hosting a pretty rad event called ‘Crossover Culture‘ next Friday the 13th, at the club venue known as The Assembly. It is going to be an event co-curated with Vincent Manzini from Ikasi Experience, and…

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…

Win 440ml of Klaas [Competition]

When your weekend is coming to a close;Whether you’re hosting some friends, sipping on something cool while having some dindin, or it’s just one of THOSE days – I know the thirst is strong within most of us, to guzzle down anything from cooldrink, to beer, or even some premium cider. So to quench your thirsts,…

The drinks were dry, and the laughter overflowing

Last week I got invited to an event by GC Communications. Savanna Cider has been having a travelling unveiling of their new bottle look. I had no expectations going in, seeing as I’d never attended one of their events before, nor did Port Elizabeth’s notoriously chill vibe bode well for an exciting night. Boy was…

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…

Turning 22 is actually just another day

So yeah, I was born at 00:05am on the 09th of June 1993 so today was my 22nd birthday. I haven’t celebrated my birthday normally for a while now, so having brunch or lunch is about as awesome as it gets…and that’s okay. Today I went to a restaurant with my mommy, right by the…

Fashion Prudes: The lack of fashion immersion in SA

“Adornment, what a science!” – Coco Chanel When South African designers and retail owners ask the question “Why aren’t we garnering any productive international fashion acclaim, and gaining traction in a larger profit margin?” they should probably look no further than South African consumers themselves. The heart of fashion abroad – in places that have…

Style by night: Haute Overlay

When I saw it, I totally just spent like 10 minutes hugging the package. Isn’t it darling? The look of the night is sophisticated elegance; None of my usual clubbing near-hoochie babe dresses. I’m rocking the AX Paris Lace Overlay Midi Dress in Nude. It fits like a dream. Listen, I’m not ashamed – I’m…

Look of the Day: Trail Blazer

I’m a woman who likes the really simple side of fashion styling, so when I was at London Fashion Week dressed in such a manner, I got quite alot of requests for photo ops and interviews regarding my style. One of the people who requested my time was a liaison from one of Britain’s leading…

Summer Couture

You know I never fail to love a good party, and attending Head Honcho‘s annual “Stay Fresh” events becomes mandatory to maintaining my feel-good vibes. Me and my buddy Cwenga posing at the themes “All White” Stay fresh party. We look like we’re starring in a new music video for Usher – LOL! Bathroom selfie…