Friday, March 25, 2016

Inkaturah Jewellery:

I may be a fashion blogger but I have never been much of a jewellery person. Unless the item is a completely unique statement piece, I won't be in a hurry to purchase or wear it. During Fashion Week 2016, I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to wear Inkaturah jewellery and it definitely was the kind of jewellery that made a statement, which is why I dedicated a blog post to it.

The name of the brand originates from the designer Phati’s second name which means perfume. “The analogy of a person’s scent to their character is often used,” Inkaturah is thus aimed at representing the character of the person.

The essence of the brand is for the jewellery to be able to tell unique African stories. The wearer is able to tell their own unique story by choosing an accessory that best represents their character and taste. These were some of my favourite pieces:

You can place your orders with Phati via email:
Find the brand on Instagram:Inkaturah

Hair by Raeesa E

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2016

This past week was Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in association with AFI. The event was held in Nelson Mandela Square where everybody came to show off their best fashion whether it was spectators or designers.

This was my first Fashion Week working for the Sunday Times. My days started at 9am till 3pm, after the office I would rush to get done for the events and huridly make it to Sandton in time to meet the street style photographer Chris. The rest of the evening would include me running into fashion shows and afterwards running backstage to source clothing for my editor that we are going to be using in a photo shoot for Sunday Times Fashion Weekly on Monday. Let's just say I managed to get my fair share of cardio in for the week. The next day would include pretty much the same routine as well as me writing an article on the round up of the previous nights event that would be due in the office at 10 am.

I've been going to Fashion week since I was 17 and I've always done Street style and written "round up" articles as a hobby. Little did I know that a few years later I'd be doing it as my job. Having to meet deadlines and run around during Fashion Week can be tiring (especially when work days end at 11pm)but it's taught me so much and for that I'm grateful. Everyday I'm getting a little closer to where I want to be.

Here is my round up of the three days of Fashion Week. I wore Kisua (available online and in Hyde Park) for the first two days and for the last day I wore The Skirt Couturier (Find her on Instagram for more) with a Kisua coat. 

Day 1:

 Myself and the Sunday Times team.
Day 2:
Day 3:
...and that's a wrap.
Photo 1 by: Chris Saunders
All other photos by: Layla Shaik Photography
Hair by: Raeesa E

Monday, March 7, 2016

Change is inevitable:

The past two weeks have been so busy that I haven't gotten a chance to sit down and blog. Thankfully things seems to be quieting down now -more like the calm before the storm- until Mercedes Benz Fashion Week kicks off this week Thursday in Nelson Mandela Square.

Despite photo-shoots at Sunday Times, working days that ended at 7p.m. and my husband going in for surgery I found a spare moment to go to the Rozanne & Pushkin launch last week.

Rozanne hasn't designed her own merchandise for quite some time, but now change has come and the rails in her store are filled with charming tops and dresses that spark from her creative genius. I've included some of the images from her latest range below but would highly recommend that you stop by at her Rosebank store to see all the lovely clothing for yourself. A special shout out goes to Rozanne for changing, evolving and beginning to design again.



Speaking of change, so much has changed this year for me personally, I have less time for myself but whatever time is taken from me or given to me I have come to learn to accept that change is inevitable. Change is good. Change means that you're not stagnant and that you are experiencing growth. I'm looking forward to catching up on tons of blogging over the next couple of weeks so do look out and well, I hope that any change that's happening in your life turns out to be all for the better.

PS: I wore the outfit below for the Rozanne & Pushin launch

Tee: River Island Men
Skirt: Forever 21
Shoes: Nine West
All the images were taken by my friend and colleague Lydia Wessels