Friday, 18 April 2014

Fashion Update: PUMA x Solange Disc Blaze Collection

The okes at PUMA are at it again, collaborating with the always fashionable Solange Knowles. To drive brand desirability, PUMA has signed a multi-year deal with Solange Knowles: singer, song writer, model, influencer and fashion icon. She will act as a creative consultant for PUMA's women's lifestyle range.

Here comes the good news: This highly anticipated style by the younger and fiercer Knowles sister is available for you to get your grubby little paws on. Three colours for you to choose from, but here's the catch - only twenty nine pairs are available, so shake those behinds up to the PUMA Select store and grab'em  while their still hot and fresh.

The shoes are dropping at the PUMA Select store 137 Bree Street, Cape Town,Thursday 26 April 2014. The PUMA Select store recently opened it's doors and is definitely worth a visit for all your luxe sporting gear.

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Friday, 11 April 2014

Model Update: Constance Jablonski

Born in Lille,France, she got her start in the modelling industry in the French Elite Model Look contest in 2006. Exploding onto an array of catwalks in 2008, this French beauty has grazed the runways of Donna Karan, Dior, Gucci, Burberry, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander Mcqueen, Balmain, Balenciaga, Zac Posen and Sonia Rykiel.

She has starred in ad campaigns for H&M, Alberta Ferretti, Zac Posen, Nine West , GAP, Bally, D&G, Calvin Klein and Topshop.

Jablonski has appeared on numerous covers including, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Vanity Fair.

She is ranked under the top twenty on the top fifty models women's list.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Fashion Update: Autumn Strikes

A scorcher of a day in Cape Town today and it may not feel like it, but by looking at shopping display windows you realise, Autumn is approaching.

It's not always easy dressing for Autumn. The morning starts cool, by midday you need to start peeling of layers and by dusk you are frantically looking for your tossed layers to save you from the approaching cold that arrives in the cover of darkness.

Horrible business this 'Dressing for Autumn', but we all have to do it and why not look damn stylish doing it?

A few scattered thoughts, tips and inspirational images to help start you off.

A nice felt hat and a thick over sized coat are ideal essentials, because it can be easily removed if the day gets to hot.

Nothing is sexier than a lady that can pull of an androgynous look.

Maxi dresses are not only for summer, add a leather jacket, scarf and ankle boots.

It is finally okay to wear sweaters and sweatshirts to work, it's the perfect items to layer with.

Don't forget that your neutrals can still make a statement,

I would suggest pants with the sweater below, cause baby it can get cold outside. 

Thick cable knit beanies and over sized scarfs are classics that never get old.

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Friday, 4 April 2014

Petite Meller - Backpack (Official Video)

Treated: Vegan Strawberry Fudge

The best thing about this fudge is that it looks as good as it tastes. It ticks all the boxes, to serve as the perfect thank you/I'm sorry/congratulations gift. It's vegan, low in sugar, high in the essentials and too easy to make.


8 Strawberries, hulled and pureed
6 Tbs agave syrup(or sweetener of your choice) 
1 Tbs vanilla extract
8 Tbs coconut oil
80 g Cashew butter
2 Tbs Coconut flour

1. Blend strawberry puree, syrup and vanilla, in a bowl.
2. Add coconut oil  and nut butter, blend until a smooth consistency forms.
3. Fold in the flour and pour mixture into moulds or ice trays.
4. Pop into the freezer and leave to set for an hour.

The Fudge will keep in the freezer for a few months or in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

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Thursday, 3 April 2014

Beauty Update: Up Do Out Do

Braid it, twist it, knot it, stack it.

 You may have a an everyday hairstyle that works for you, but what about those special occasions or days when your hair is just fighting against you? Why not get noticed in the crowd? This season, hair gets a little crazy and your average do, gets a major update.

The flower crown has been around for quite awhile now and it is reaching it's peak and turning into a garden crown. Bigger is better.

Take inspiration from the woven hairstyles at Alexander McQueen A/W 2010. If you want to tone it down, simply weave a single section of your hair.

No need to only add flowers to your hair. An eclectic mix of flora and jewelry takes this look up a notch.

 Bad hair day? Stack and braid your hair before topping, with a hat, scarf or turban.

Go big or go home.

Take bling from the body to your head. Interesting metallics - feel free to wear them without the fear of having your title questioned. 

And finally, the classic braid gets destroyed, whether you stack it, multiply or twist it. Just make sure it is anything but boring.

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