Category Fashion & Beauty

Ines of Mille Collines talks brands, burnout and business in Africa

Last week in my review of #MBFWJ16, I spoke about the incredibly moving Mille Collines show. This week I'm sharing some insights from Ines Cuartecasas, one of the brand's co-founders and designers. Working alongside fellow co-founder Marc Oliver and the team's new addition Namnyak Odupoy, the brand creates understated everyday elegance for the modern African... Continue reading

#MBFWJ16 Day 3 Highlights

Today we’re recapping the third and final day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg 2016, looking at AKEDO’s abstract collection, the amazing Pablo Picasso inspired work of SELFI and gender fluidity from Augustine. To see highlights from Day 2 of #MBFWJ16 A/W collections, click this link! AKEDO The AKEDO girl is growing up as the brand... Continue reading

#MBFWJ16 Day 2 Highlights

When invitations to #MBFWJ16 fashion shows land in your inbox from designers you've been admiring from a far, it makes you take note. Last night I was invited to view the A/W 2016 collections of Tamara Cherie Dyson, Tuelo Nguyuza Collectiv and Mille Collines at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg. Here are my highlights of the... Continue reading


With two Fashion Weeks upon us before the end of April, it’s preparation time. Accessories, cosmetics, tech, stationary and nutrition… Everything you need to get through it all is right here in this season’s Fashion Week Survival Kit.   Accessories make the look, my ultimate statement bag this season is from Mimco’s Montage range. For… Continue reading

#SAMW brings it

The third annual South African Menswear Week (#SAMW) was held in Cape Town Stadium last week, here are my highlights from the show. The event hosted 26 top menswear designers from South Africa and the rest of the continent including Nigeria and Tanzania. Proof that the rapidly developing menswear sector in fashion retail is booming… Continue reading

THIS & THAT: Stationery

Can we still call it a New Year this far into January? Not really, but my stationery wasn’t reflecting the fact that it is actually 2016. Since high school I’ve used stationery to trick myself into embracing mundane tasks- it’s seems silly but a pretty things can make a to-do list seem more fun. Even… Continue reading


January is full swing. One way I like to get enthusiasm for the office return up is to dress the part with a workwear change.  Whether you’ve been back at work for a few days or today is your first day in the office, here is some workwear inspo. I’m lucky enough to have a… Continue reading


  Local footwear brand Galago has just released a dramatic lookbook for their latest summer campaign, showcasing the brand’s increasing range of shoes against a striking backdrop of coal. Reminiscent the stark splendour seen in African landscapes, the collection’s bright hues and earthy tones pop against the deep blackout.   Lensed by upcoming photographer Zander Opperman,… Continue reading