Magical M-Net Movies Competition for Fantastic Beasts Fans

“The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.” – JK Rowling There is a reason why I have “Letter to J.K Rowling” as an entire page on my blog. Hers were the…

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…

Ollie in London: The Days that followed Fashion Week

Following London Fashion Week, and the scrumptious food consumed during said week, I turned full-on tourist. I gave up the stiletto heels for functional shoes, big coats and scarves. One thing I can say about world travel is that once you know what vibe you’re into, you’ll find a mellow way of getting to it…

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 5 Look

Sorry about the delayed post. This look was an impromptu gettup. I had not factored a Day 5 into my wardrobe plan-out. I’m wearing my durable black Levis skinny jeans, a vintage leather jacket from Babette, a poloneck, a vintage crocodile skin clutch bag, Woolworths heels, and beaded bling. Sunnies from Spitfire. Street style pictures…

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,…

Ollie in London: Day 1

Day one in London and I woke up at 7am, lazed about in bed, updated all my social media and let all the important people know that I’m alive and well. Following a revitalizing hot shower that washed off 24 hours of travel, I spent a while picking out what to wear in accordance with…

London is GO!

Guess who just got her Visa? YEP! Everything is real now folks. I’m heading to London in less than a month, and will be attending the 2015 London Fashion Week in partnership with Uber Cabs for the easiest and most convenient inner-city travelling. Waited nearly 2 months to get the confirmation from the UK Visa…

Partnership with Uber Cabs

My plans for London Fashion Week are gaining traction. Right now I’m partnered up with Uber Cabs thanks to a little birdy named Lindsey from Uber Cape Town. Are you keen to be part of the action? Sign up with Uber at https://www.uber.com/ and use the Code “OllieLFW” and you’ll get up to R150.00c off your next…

African identity is not patterned fabric

This is something done by everyone, and even Africans are not exempt from this facet of stereotyping. I believe that Africa and it’s identity cannot, and should not, be reduced to a kind of print fabric. You hear the words often uttered with cavalier disregard, as if ethnic authenticity and a connection to the truth…

Nelson Mandela’s Funeral Arrangements

Probably one of the most important events to ever take place in the world, the plans for the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela are underway. Likened to the epic funerals of Princess Diana, JFK and Churchhill, Madiba’s has the weight of a world united under one mans philosophies and a legacy that transcended race,religion,political allegiance,…

The mirage of Global Opportunities

I don’t know whether I’m being a greedy self-involved coconut, or whether I am indeed as perceptive as I claim, but all I know is that I am at wits end. I respect anyone who has gone into the world and received jobs with less qualifications than I. I finish my 3 year BA in…