Wednesday 26 November 2014


Yes, you have the right to vote, so don't delay and vote for Fiftyfabulous on the Icon to the right of the blog post to give us a chance of winning the  SA Blog award! Just think of it, you can make a difference if you decide to give me a chance, and so you get to say your say in whose to stay!

The right to vote can be compared to the right of freedom of movement, which brings me to today's trend. This is nothing new, but just a subtle reminder of just how popular this phenomenon has become over the years.   When I was younger ( much younger!) leopard print was sort of associated with nocturnal girls wearing fishnet stockings stalking dark alleys preying on vulnerable men for their sustenance. The animal print evolved and is now found on anything capable of print. The big cats have made such a profound impact on fashion that we should elevate them to regal status. They roam the wild with the freedom of the world, and they hunt with the stealth of a blade runner. Their coats are a magnificent piece of art and worthy of reproduction! 

I had great fun when I joined forces with a friend in a photographic stunt using light experiment, making us look all glitz and glam with more lights shone on us than celebrities..... these lights are not very forgiving, leading me to think that I should develop my Photoshop skills instead of my styling ability!

Now all you have to do, click on the SA Blog awards icon and get started!

Photography by Shane Newman, check out his facebook page for details!
Pants - C&A
Breton top - H&M
Shoes- Zara
Leopard Print Dress - Old

Wednesday 19 November 2014


Prepare to be morbid if you lost out on the opportunity to attend the Style Society pop up event in Cape Town on the 29th November 2014, as you will miss out on a great deal of fun and opportunity to stock up on fashion and trends, with items sourced from different designers and sought after brands, there is no room for boredom!
The lucky entrants to the give away who will each be receiving 2 tickets to the event, are Dalene Rossouw and Liezel Franken who were the winners-congratulations girls! Step into your heels and prepare for a fashion adventure! With a little luck anybody else may still find tickets online.....don't miss out!

Monday 17 November 2014


Black and White ensembles need no explanation, nor justification. It simply works for everybody, notwithstanding your height or size. One should just be mindful of the size of motifs, as print could easily confuse the eye to make one look bigger... My favourite trend is blending print on print. Wearing stripes with any other print in the same colour scheme just takes the outfit to another level. If in doubt, experiment with different tops and bottoms until you get the desired effect. Have fun, play with your clothes. As for two tone shoes, well there's nothing I can say to enhance the effect, they just work magic. I had a minor adjustment made to the skirt which was not designed with a mature women in mind, so with a little improvisation, it was made longer.
Jacket - Hobbs
Skirt - Peter Pilotto
Shoes - Topshop
Handbag - Mulberry

Monday 3 November 2014


When in Rome, you do as the Romans do, and when in Rajasthan, India, you  succumb to the bright colours and share in the joy of wearing bright costume and attire. I grew a progressive fondness for the bright and vibrant colours as we proceeded further North into the province, and by the time I reached Udaipur, I sported full regalia in the brightest green and blue imaginable. Our port of entry was New Delhi, where we approached Agra to visit the famous Taj Mahal. I was determined to wear traditional garb for the occassion to the magnificent monument. I scaled the street stalls, markets and bazaars of New Delhi, and  found this lovely dress at Westside, a department store in India, where one can shop for every colour and style that you can imagine from traditional Saree's to tunics and dresses, all worn with pants or leggings. It represents a typical Rajasthan style, with a slightly fitted top  and  flair bottom embellished around the seam, and worn with pants tapered down to the ankle. I should have added a scarf that ought to be twisted around the neck, falling down the side, but the tropical heat, even in winter, deterred me from adding any more cloth than already engulfed in. 

Dress - Westside, India
Shoes - Old
Location, India