Friday 20 June 2014


Ecstatic, is how I would describe the feeling of slipping into the driving seat of the new C Class Mercedes Benz, a motor vehicle in a league of it's own. Perhaps not specifically designed with the women driver in mind, it certainly succeeded in building a motor vehicle that wraps around the female figure like a custom made dress. With it's ergonomic design and lumbar support, the seats engulf you with comfort.  It's captive and modern design is what caught my attention, and perhaps the final blow in coming to the decision to upgrade to this saloon. It's safety on the road speaks for itself, and once you have driven it around the bends, you will be sure about it's ability to hold to the road, in style off course!
As described by the brand, it sets itself apart from the predecessor. The aesthetics have been perfected with it's distinct curves and lines, and brings it much in line with the resolute design of the S-Class. The soft lines of the uncluttered rear   gives it somewhat of a feminine edge contributing towards it's appeal to female drivers. It's comfort and stability on the road cannot be expressed in words, and if you are fortunate enough  to indulge in a new set of wheels, I strongly recommend that you head  down to your local dealer and take this car for a test drive. It certainly knows how to hold her own........
The premium craftsmanship is evident from every angle, and repeated in the interior with it's sleek sporty finish, allowing you to enjoy your vehicle as an extension of your poise.......the all new C-Class. Glad to make your acquaintance.....
Why not arrive at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Cape Town starting on the 24th July 2014 in the all new C Class?



Saturday 14 June 2014


Black has always been a colour of choice, not because it's prescribed for my professional attire, but simply because it has a lasting elegance leaving you feeling confident and ready to pursue any task, fit to conquer the world. I veered into some more adventurous combinations introducing Brown to my palette, another taboo that established itself in my new set of self imposed rules of do's and dont's. The combination needed something else to take it to the next level, and all of a sudden, this polka dot scarf fulfilled it's function adding a little spunk to an otherwise bland colour scheme. Don't be afraid of introducing something unexpected, more often than not, you will be delighted about the results of the experiment!

Coat - Zara
Clutch bag - Zara
Skirt - Country Road
Scarf - Laos 
Boots - Moda in Pelle
Necklace - Zuri
Gloves - Primark

Saturday 7 June 2014


If ever you find yourself in Shanghai, China, the South Bund Fabric Market is a place where one could happily get lost, with a plethora of textiles ranging from cottons to the  purest silk and finest boucle. Whatever you want, can virtually be manufactured here. However, venturing there without an interpreter, leaves much lost in translation as English is not very widely spoken and if you want to be understood, you had better have it explained in Mandarin. Our charming guide and very sweet Jessica, took it upon her to introduce us to the market as an optional extra, and never reckoned with the fact that we may become totally distracted.......The choice of fabric is so vast, that you would  need at least two days just to explore the haven of fabric and get a feel for the market. It is an indoor market and provides for a cool shelter against the summer heat. If I had any idea just how capable these people were, and how quickly they could produce a garment, I would have travelled with empty luggage, or even better, no luggage at all. They take your measurements in a jiffy and tailor make whatever it is you want to fit you like a glove. Although I was not asked to come in for a fitting, this coat fitted me perfectly. The joy about having things custom made is that they make it in exactly the length and width required. Being tall, I can actually have something made of which the sleeves are long enough! If you plan on travelling that way, do include a visit to the fabric market and take along pictures or samples of things you would like to have custom made. If only I did my homework in advance..... I teamed the coat with lace stockings and a fit and flair skirt from the Australian brand, Country Road, and Suede boots with a faux fur trim.

Coat - South Bund Fabric Market, Shanghai, custom made
Skirt - Country Road
Sweater - Thrifted
Handbag - Unbranded, from Orchid Road store, Singapore
Boots - Faith
Sunglasses - Rayban
Leather gloves - Woolworths
Necklace & Oversized glass pearl bracelet - Zurri
Lace tights - New Look

Wednesday 4 June 2014


Save the date girls, wiggle your tail feathers and start planning what to wear, the dates for the next Mercedes Benz Cape Town Fashion Week has been announced! Shake them up a little by being there from 24 to 26 July 2014 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre! Show us you've got style! The beauty of dressing for fashion week is that you can be a little creative, and break the barrier with a little more imagination than usual. Some do however think it's an opportunity to show their freakiest outfits, remember, it's a fashion show, not a freak show! After all, Cape Town has been crowned the design capital, so allow yourself some freedom in creating something spectacular and awesome.

I am planning to work bright colours into my Fashion week outfits and will be combining it with bold prints, and perhaps sport a few current winter trends like over the knee boots, fringe, plaids and perhaps some leather......... What are your styling tips for fashion week? The fail safe option is off course, monochrome..... right, that's enough said.