December 6, 2013

Candice Swanepoel for Woolworths South Africa {Campaign}

Candice Swanepoel took her back to her roots a couple of months ago to work on a very special campaign for South African retailer Woolworths.
The  campaign shows Candice modelling the RE: Festival Collection. The denim items illustrate a return to authentic indigo/blue denim and a washed ‘worn & torn’ aesthetic with denim-on-denim outfitting a key look.

‘We selected Candice Swanepoel to represent the brand because she’s a South African model who has attained worldwide success, being most well-known for being a Victoria’s Secret Angel.  Her look, attitude, and achievements were well aligned with those of the RE: brand,’ said a spokesperson for Woolworths. ‘Far from being “just a pretty face”, she encapsulates the spirit of modern rebellion and the vibrant optimism of our time.’

Source {ellesa}

Today's Streetstyle

Rosie looks casual, chic and effortless as always. I absolutely love this total look, shes mixed a casual striped tee, boxy blazer, jeans and dressy boots {her Alaia's are a classic} to pull the look together - and rounds it all off with a fabulous bag such as her Antigona by Givenchy.

Source {denimology}

Christmas Countdown Wishlist Items

They remind me of my South African roots, and of course I love animal prints. These zebra print cushions in pony hair are perfect accent to a living room or bedroom. From Barneys.
Zebra prints available at fineartamerica.

Nelson Mandela {By Naomi Campell}

This post is in the memory of Nelson Mandela who died of a lung infection on 5 December 2013 at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg. {My home town, a special place in  my heart - the place where I was born and that will never be forgotten, I drove by his home 2 years ago when I was there visiting my family} He was 95 years of age and surrounded by his family.

The prison and the enforced solitude. The fisted salute to the cheering crowds when set free in 1990. Nowadays Nelson Mandela continues to be a tireless champion of peace for South Africa and the entire world
On 22nd of June 1990, a month after my 20th birthday, Nelson Mandela, the President of the Anc (African National Congress), came to New York to take part in several fund-raising events. When Mandela arrived with his wife, Winnie, it was like a ray of sunshine appearing to me. I was asked to be a member of the judging panel for Miss World's contest in 1992, to be held in Lost City, in Africa. I decided I would donate to the Anc all the money I had earned during my stay in Africa, so I announced my decision during my onstage speech. Later, at the end of the event, somebody called and asked me if I wanted to meet President Nelson Mandela. I just could not believe it. I went back to Africa right after Versace's death, again upon Mandela's invitation: he was sure that changing life for a while would have done me good. Mandela taught me a lot: to be helpful to others, to be myself, to be proud of myself, to talk about what I see around me, to be honest with myself.

Written by Naomi Campbell. Excerpt from L'Uomo Vogue, November 2008

Source {vogue}

December 5, 2013

Sales Sales Sales Goodies

Two things I picked up on the Cyber Sales today, much needed Chloe Susanna's with silver studs (to add to my python booties) and a chic twist jersey skirt from Helmut. Both from ssense.

Christmas Countdown Wishlist

This is on the want/need it now list. I'm obsessed with everything Givenchy right down to makeup. This Over Rose Collection Spring 2014 will only be available from January 21st internationally, but will be worth the wait. The inspiration is of course - spring roses with the Prismissime Lip & Cheek Palette the feature, in shades of pink of everyone. The ad campaign features model Ava Smith.

The collection includes:
Prismissime Euphoric Pink Lip & Cheek Palette , Rouge Interdit Shine lipstick in Rose Sensation , Le Vernis nail polish in Rose Addiction , Prisme Yeux Quatuor Eye Shadow in Rose Attraction, Mister Easer Imperfection Correcting Pen, Noir Couture Mascara . 

Source {citizensoffashion}

Similar {Oversize Pea Coat}

I've been looking for an over sized Pea coat, scouring the net like crazy and came across this perfection by who else - Isabel Marant {I was unsuccessful at snatching the one from the H&M collaboration}, but do I really want to spend the $1K + duties + shipping? + I have my eye on the Balenciaga Ankle Strap Booties and cant have both. Dilemma!

The Isabel Marant coat is available now on The Outnet OR I found this one that is very similar on Express for $160 - $25 {if you spend over $75 thru Sunday}, but my fear always is what the item will look like when you see it in person, obviously the IM coat is a no brainer - its Isabel afterall.

Cara Vogue Cover

Cara Delevingne is this months cover star for Vogue UK, and this is her second time. She looks sultry wearing Saint Laurent shirt, tuxedo jacket and these hot red leather trousers which are available on net-a-porter

Source {vogueuk}

December 4, 2013

Today's Streetstyle

Edgy and Soft - Florals and leather is an unexpected mix and this look looks pulled together.

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Christmas Countdown {Wishlist Items}

Its December 4th and I'm craving a little Lanvin - with a worthy cause. The french house has enlisted women in Swaziland who are diagnosed as HIV positive to hand stitch and embroider four limited edition fabric dolls each dressed in its own Lanvin Petite outfit. Proceeds of these doll sales will go to the charity Dessine l'espoir which supports women in Africa with HIV.

Yoga Workout Wear {My Picks}

Phat buddha
If you're looking for sleek and simple, no fuss{ non branding on the outside} workout wear, look no further than one of the hottest and fastest niche apparel brands carried by major retailers such as Bloomingdales and prestigious spas such as the Ritz Carlton, The Standard Hotels and The Four Seasons.
I love the fact that the brand is cool, cosmopolitan  and their garments are seamless in construction and the silhouettes are fashion minded with attention to color, fit and detail.

Balini Sportswear
Love this brand, super fashionable and high performance active wear designed to sculpt your body and look great while working out.

December 3, 2013

Christmas Countdown {Wishlist Items}

Its officially the countdown to Christmas and giving is just as good as getting. By getting I mean wanting, wish lists and  lustful items that Id like to share with you. 

Here's my start to the wish list season:

Chanel Golden Classic Flap Bag in Ivory/Black or Red with gold-tone hardware $2,900

Kate Moss's Playboy 60th Anniversary Editorial

Following yesterdays teaser post and sneak peak at the cover of Kate's Playboy shot, were not able to view the entire editorial, shot by famous duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. Kate looks stunning beyond words. Enjoy.

Warning: Nudity ahead
Source {highsnobiety}

Chanel Christmas Makeup Collection 2013

Chanel has done it again, yet another gorgeous Christmas collection of makeup to get you into the spirit set with twinkling metallic highlights, sensual eye products, glam lashes and bold lip colours in both satin or velvet finishes. I see a trip to Holt Renfrew coming my way. Wouldn't mind the sparking top coat mascara and both one of the nail polishes and matte lipsticks.

The collection includes: Ombres Matelassees Eyeshadow Palette, Natural Loose Powder, Rouge Allure Lip Colour in velvet or matte, Powder Blush, Liquid Eyeliner, Luminous Eyeshadow, Sparkling Mascara Top Coat and a Collection of Six Mini Brushes.

Shop the entire collection on chanel

December 2, 2013

Make Your Own Macaroons

Mmm Macaroons - tasty little delights sandwiched between two meringue cookies. But, its a real art to master this Parisian cookie and now you can make your own. Thanks to french pastry chef Francois Payard, who has created a kit to whip up at home.

How it works:
Each MakeCaron box comes with 40 macaron shells. All you need to do is create the sugar-y filling, made easy since the kit comes with Payard's recipe for four different ganache flavors, which you can mix and match.
The shells are currently sold in chocolate, vanilla, and raspberry flavors  and each goes for $22. It's the perfect gift for the season. Shop the kits here.

Source {nylon}

Kate Moss's Playboy Cover {Revealed}

Well Im back from a fantastic vacation down south and getting into the swing of things including updating my blog. Since I'm a huge Kate Moss fan - On November 13th Kate Moss's shoot for Playboy's 60th anniversary will be released. She looks pretty amazing sort of like a photo of the early days of Playboy. At the same time Marc Jacobs will also host a Playboy bash in honour of the Jan/Feb edition, tonight at the British Fashion Awards where Kate will receive a Special Recognition Award. Photos via instagram.

Source {fashiontelegraphuk}

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