Travel Essentials: Photography Tips for Solo Travel or Fashion Shoots

Taking decent photos is awkward and difficult as it is. I’m just offering photography tips I’ve learned through trial and error (and fashion & travel fun), to make it a bit easier for you to capture better memories with more polish and ease.

Here are my Top 6 amateur photography tips – whether you’re using a smartphone or DSLR camera…

Stylish Safe Stay: Old Foundry Hotel

The hotels under Ideas Cartel can sometimes come off as contrived, but they’re also fun and not at all off-putting.
The Old Foundry finished my trilogy of this hospitality brand, and this is everything you need to know about the experience, foodie favourites, travel perks, value for money, and style…

Culinary Quest: Brunch Cafe by Ideas Cartel

With Brunch Cafe, membership club Ideas Cartel offers up another space that fits right in with Cape Town’s inner city foodie culture and cosmopolitan lifestyle ethos.

Find your perfect plate pick for brunch, now…

Culinary Quest: Casa Labia by Ideas Cartel

At this innovation intersection, Casa Labia Cultural Centre serves warm hospitality, culinary delights to remember, views perfect for rest & relaxation, an event calendar for the family, and an aesthetic staycation to remember.

Here’s why you should visit…

Outfit of the Day: Winter Sunshine

Reviving Summer with this Canary Yellow Ootd, snapped on a cold day, at France’s opulent Palace of Versailles.
Look of the Day features: ERRE, Coast & Koi, Swiitch Beauty and more…

Outfit of the Day: Darkness

A forgotten simple outfit – its visuals lost to the back-end of my phones archives. I love this straight, ombre hair from Aretha Bauwens Hair. It makes it easy to just dress and go when I’m travelling. I’m also rocking black tassel earrings by H&M, a vest and pleather jacket (that is falling apart, after…

Outfit of the Day: Fine Art

I recently got the opportunity to visit Norval Foundation, in Steenberg. The incredible magnitude of the gallery itself, is matched only by the landscape that makes its backdrop. “We are dedicated to the research and exhibition of 20th- and 21st-century visual art from South Africa and beyond…We aim to create high-quality exhibitions and public programming…

Outfit of the Day: Deep Blue Broad

“We all have one idea of what the color blue is, but pressed to describe it specifically, there are so many ways: the ocean, lapis lazuli, the sky, someone’s eyes. Our definitions are as different as we are ourselves.” – Sarah Dessen I’ve spent so many travel days wearing this dress, that it’s nearly my…

2018! #BodyPositivity Continues

It started with a beat – No, for real! Dancing around in my room, feeling good while jamming out, is somewhat cathartic, and ups my self-confidence tremendously. Maybe, it’s the rise in endorphin’s, or just a really good song, but I truly delved into where I stood with body positivity at the end of 2016….

Outfit of the Day: Winter Song

This look is literally from an event I attended a while ago, but I’d be remiss in my duties as a fashion blogger, not to post something this Saturday. So here’s an Outfit of the Day for you. It’s cold in Cape Town, and so I got my Adrienne Landau fur out for the day….

Outfit of the Day: Earth Tone

I figured, my clothing is useless if I don’t re-wear my favorite items so here we go with  regular Ollie look, and some exceptional pieces.

Outfit of the Day: Grand Duchess

The beach may be all encompassing of the depth and vast expanse of my wanderlust, but in-land getaways have their charm. “In my dreams and visions, I seemed to see a line, and on the other side of that line were green fields, and lovely flowers, and beautiful white ladies, who stretched out their arms…

Outfit of the Day: Duchess of High Tea

Today, I’m a woman of few words. I’m feeling haute. I’m feeling luxe. I’m feeling spirited…and a little austere. This was my outfit for high tea. There’s not much to my look this week. I’m wearing: a suede coat from Zara, a muted floral bodysuit from Mr. Price,  makeup(Liquid Matte plum lipstick, foundation & powder,…

Outfit of the Day: Burnished Gold

I told you once that should you ever reside in Cape Town long enough, the wine culture would get you. My palate has officially graduated(wine palate acquired), and I’m shoulder-deep in exploring vineyard vines at Vergenoegd Low Wine Estate. Check out this here look of the day, I managed to capture during the ‘Golden Hour’…nothing…

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,…

Outfit of the Day: Lady of the Manor

Today, I’m a woman of few words. I’m keeping it simple with my feelings. I’m feeling luxurious. I’m feeling rich. I’m feeling Relaxed. Let’s live a little, capture the magic & drink aplenty. I enjoy every location I go to. The glamorous and expansive Thyme & Tide villa is no different. I reveled in the…

Outfit of the Day: Urban Impressionism

Sometimes one picture says it all. Sometimes one look, is all it takes. I really wanted to do androgynous for this years South African Menswear Week, but that fell at the wayside when I got my hands on the New York Mets colored, ‘Breakdancing Cities’ Sneaker, by Puma South Africa. In my head, I just got inspired…

Outfit of the Day: The Architect

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it. A Shoulder-broadening, skinnyfying silhouette Coat Dress by a breath of fresh Erre.  ⚾My New York Mets colored, ‘Breakdancing Cities’ Sneaker is by Puma South Africa And 100% human(not of the head of thee depicted human) silky straight & gorgeous hair is by Aretha Bauwens_Hair Freedom to move 👗 Freedom to dance👟 Fun…

Outfit of the Day: Siren

So I kind of live in a concrete jungle…seriously, the beach is a bit of a trip to get to. But because of that, I always make use of my luxury reviews, to squeeze a little shoot in amazing spaces. Today’s look comes from when I visited the Thyme & Tide villa in Yzerfontein. Owned…