Tuesday 16 July 2013


Viva la France! The French commemorate the storming of the Bastille on the 14th of July every year, and by no means is Franschhoek, a small village in the heart of the wine lands, Western Cape Province, left out of the celebrations. The village has a very strong French character with the French Huguenots with surnames like Roux, de Villiers and Viviers having settled year decades ago. Every year, the village comes to life with the Bastille Festival, hosting a multitude of activities and showcasing the valley's best talent with great food and wine. No wonder Franschhoek is known as the pantry of the Western Cape. With names like Margot Janse and Ruben Riffel, the village has become an iconic place to dine and wine. The weekend's festivities were celebrated in true French tradition, and provided more than ample opportunity to savour and sample the food and wine of the valley in the food tent. Playing Boule was a favourite pastime in the street and a very entertaining minstrel parade was held, leaving the crowds in awe. Don't forget the famous barrel rolling competition! Just about everybody wears the colours of France, with the country's Blue, Red and White flag waiving high in the wind. So next year don your Red beret, slip into your Breton top, and come and join in the festivities in true French style! No need to say why I am wearing Red today.......
 Photograph from Wikipedia
Photograph from News2

Blazer- Oasis at Foschini (Old)
Turtle neck - Queenspark
Pants H & M
Shoes - Topshop
Bag - Celine Boston Tote
Leather gloves - Florence Street Market
Neck Piece - Epiphany


  1. You look fabulous, Lady in Red!

    Whenever I go to France with my Frensh friend, I gain extra kilos as she introduces me to all sorts of delicacies and certainly the exquisite cheese never contains less than 40% fat...;-)

    Annette | Lady of Style

    1. Thank you Annette, I suffer the same consequence when in Europe, especially with French cheese, I just look at it then I gain another kg! And I do so enjoy good cheese!

  2. You look sharp! Those red gloves are a nice touch. Sounds like my kind of festival!

  3. Oh I just love you in the red, you look so wonderful! Vive La France!

  4. I love red on you! And that Celine bag... :)

    Thanks for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx

  5. Viva la France indeed!:) You look utterly chic, love the colors matching, the blazer is so classy!:) Thanks for stopping by, wish you a lovely day!:) Kisses! xo

  6. Great look and cute style! Kisses.

  7. Gloves! Beautiful touch that really adds extra elegance to your already polished outfit. They don't just match, they extend, like black booties do to your legs when worn with black pants. Why does this red and black ensemble remind me instantly of "international diplomat speaks to the press"? Pretty sophisticated stuff, and as always, makes me long for winter in the midst of summer here.