Thursday, December 24, 2015

Travel Essentials:

Its that time of the year when everyone is on holiday and travelling to many different parts of the world, both locally and Internationally. I'd like to wish all those travelling a safe trip and I hope you all have a wonderful break.

I am going to Spain and Portugal for my holiday break and I always struggle with what to pack and so that's why I decided to do a travel essentials post for those of you who need a bit of extra help deciding on what you really need to travel with.

Travel Essentials on the Plane:
  • A great passport and documents pouch
  • Your smartphone to capture amazing images
  • Earphones
  • A comfortable pair of jeans to travel in
  • A good read (at the moment I'm reading Memoirs of a Geisha)
  • An eye mask to ensure that you have a good rest
  • A travel pillow
  • A power bank to give your phone an extra battery life boost

Travel Essentials while exploring:
  • Since its winter in Europe, a beanie and gloves are at the top of my list
  • Sunglasses
  • A neutral satchel to match most of your outfits

This is my basic breakdown of what you should have on you but everyone will have their own unique twist on what to take. While I'm travelling I will be meeting some bloggers for an exciting international collaboration; so even though this  may be my last post for 2015
keep an eye out for the international posts that are coming on the blog in the new year!

Follow me on social media to see more about my travels:)

Happy Holidays.

Photos: Layla Shaik Photography (

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Rolling Cherry

On the 28th of December I'll be turning 21, but because of the late date of my birthday I am either never around to celebrate it or all my friends and family are already away on holiday. This year I decided to have a pre-twenty-first so that I could throw a roller skating party and embrace being 21 before it actually happened.

I've always dreamt of turning 21 and my mantra is basically that once I turn 21 I will stay 21 forever, IF ONLY. For the party I wanted guests to embrace their inner "retro" by wearing colourful bold clothing. I on the other hand had a pure white tutu made by The Skirt Couturier , that I matched with a plain white body suit from MRP. Now for some insight into Rolling Cherry, an indoor roller skate floor in Maboneng, I couldn't have chosen a better venue for my 21st.

 What you need to know:
1) They have knee pads and elbow pads ( I suggest you use it! I got mild whiplash after a fall on the day but it was well worth it either way).

2) They have a wide range of animated skates for you to wear from spider man to princess Elsa (Elsa was an obvious choice for me) or even just plain ones.

3) The outer part of the venue, an old warehouse, looks nothing like the quirky inner venue with astro turf floors, bean bag chairs and a beverage stand.
(There's parking inside the venue too)
4) The venue could hold a capacity of around about 50 guests comfortably.

5) There's a karaoke room! (which I hope to use next time, for now the skating kept us all occupied)

6) It's the most fun you'll have, guaranteed.
Here are some of the highlights from my special day and with that said, good company is all you need for a great event.

I had roller skating 21st themed cupcakes made by Koljander.


21 here I come!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

An Ending With a Bang

I now realize why LISOF is the best fashion school in Johannesburg, it's because of the amazing talented students that the lecturers at the institute help to mould into the present and future of the South African fashion industry.
On Saturday evening the annual LISOF fashion show took place at The Tin Factory in Johannesburg. LISOF pulled out all the stops to host a spectacular show for their students to showcase their designs. It's moments like these when I look around at my peers and I realize that true talent does exist. I'd like to extend a huge congratulations to every single student and staff member that was involved in the planning and execution of the fashion show, I was truly impressed.


First year through to third year students showed their designs at the fashion show, one of whom was Nondumiso Gcwensa. She is a third year student and designer from LISOF. She is also working for the brand called Wrawsilke. She debuted the collection she designed for Wrawsilke at the LISOF fashion show. My friend Raeesa and I were privileged enough
to wear the garments weeks before the show! Check it out below:


The entire collection is aimed at the working woman who wants to carry elements of her youth into her young adult life, this is where the fun colour palette comes in. The collection reflects confidence through the structured silhouettes and hence is masculine inspired yet still feminine. The collection also represents a woman who is transitioning from a teenager to an adult. The interesting thing about Wrawsilke, is that each new range will continue to tell the story of this woman going forward, through different themes that will represent different phases of her life in the hopes to inspire anyone who has been, will be or is her.


Nondumiso among her other peers represents what's budding and what's coming to the SA fashion industry. We are really in for a treat, it just keeps getting better and better with each passing year and for that I am thrilled. 

Photography by: Layla shaik Photography
Models: Raeesa E & Myself
Hair by: Raeesa E
Make up by RMfashionary
Clothing by: Wrawsilke