Monday, 28 April 2014


When Meryl Streep appeared in the box office hit of Out of Africa during the eighty's she suddenly created a trend that everybody sported, from lace up booties, Jodphur pants, safari jackets, to pith helmets and romantic colonial dresses. My interpretation of Out of Africa in the 20th century evolved a little and is a slight departure from what is generally perceived as safari style. My love for animal print has not subsided yet, and with this quilted moto jacket made from fabric found in Vienna, it is a far cry from what the doyenne of Hollywood portrayed in the most romantic film of all time. It is just as useful in the African bush as it is on the glitzy sidewalk of Cape Town's glamourous Cavendish mall. To sport the colonial African safari look, you can simply combine animal print with Khaki pants and lace up booties, then slap on a pith helmet and grab your binoculars to go game watching at any of the uber luxurious game lodges on our continent. Eat your heart out Karen Blixen....

Moto Jacket - Belle Epoque
Pants - Trenery
Shoes - Flexisole
Purse - Louis Vuitton
Scarf - Louis Vuitton vintage
Sunglasses - Rayban