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Burnt Umber

March 30, 2015

A few days ago someone asked me what colour my trousers were, without trying to have a look-how-much-I-know attitude I immediately replied, “I think it’s a burnt umber.” Now, I only know about this colour because of studying art throughout high school and taking up a few art history courses at uni. Plus, I don’t even know if I’m correct – burnt umber just felt like the right thing to say. Wrong or right, it reminded me of my high school days. Throughout my matric year,…

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February 12, 2015

It would be a rather difficult and demanding task to find anything as beautiful as the changing colours that accompany Autumn. Driving down my road in the early mornings isn’t so bad when the street is hugged on either side with overarching fall trees. With the idea of evolving colours in mind, I am brought to one of my proudest moments – my first styling gig. At the beginning of this year I knew I wanted and needed to create more. I…

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February 2, 2015

  We all know clothing can be bloody expensive, and usually if it’s cheap it’s for a very good reason. So, in the face of endless financial woes, innovation is the name of the game. Dresses can mask as a skirt with an oversized shirt and a button down dress can become a lose trench coat, which is what I did with this dress in a previous post. My mom has always preached the Cost Wear Factor doctrine – while a piece…

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Take Cover

January 27, 2015

      Packing for a trip always proves a difficult task, no matter how long the excursion. It could be a weekend away or two weeks overseas, it seems one can never have too much of anything when it comes to packing a suitcase. As much as I am my mother’s child, I am not one to pack an outfit per day and maybe two extras, just in case. I prefer to pack according to categories – whatever shirts,…

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January 19, 2015

First thing’s first, I apologise for my silence over the past 2/3 weeks – I was having issues with my laptop and my camera and basically the world was against me for a while. But, it’s back on my side and as a result I am back on track. Now the title “Jump” is not a response to my current (and hopefully past) struggles with technology but rather the answer to my perpetual, and somewhat unhealthy, state of relaxation as of late.…

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December 31, 2014

With the new year just around the corner, we find ourselves reminiscing on the past 12 months and introducing potential changes we want to attribute to the year ahead. For a while I have found myself at a blockade with my creative ventures. Focusing on another’s strengths in comparison to your own is dangerous, and I plan to put an end to this next year. Finding your own voice proves extremely difficult in this social media world made up of public…

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Stepford Streets

December 29, 2014

Ever heard of Celebration Village in Orlando Florida? Neither. Basically, it is a mini town designed by Disney. Word on the street, and by street I mean Mama V, is that Celebration is a place so perfect that it is reminiscent of a town from “The Stepford Wives”. People walking their dogs along the Wisteria-like streets, kids riding their bicycles to school (yes there is a primary school in Celebration and a high school and university for that matter), and every person greeting you…

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Blurred Lines

December 22, 2014

I’m jetlagged and honestly have no other thoughts in my head but food and bed. As a result, this post is very unimaginative and I’m sorry. At the very least it serves as a much needed break amongst the sugar and carb-overload of the last 4 posts. All that is of importance is that I have been looking for leather jeans with a ribbed effect by the knees. So thank you Zara, you’re grand. Off to bed. What I Wore:…

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December 17, 2014

The first thought that comes to mind when one says Orlando Florida – after Mickey Mouse Ears, Cinderella’s Castle and coasters, of course – is shopping. For the first two days of this trip I felt like I was in an episode of extreme couponing. On top of the instore sales there are coupon books, extra savings if you spend over a certain amount, another extra saving if you’re an international shopper. Soon, you’re getting clothes for free. No I’m kidding.…

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November 17, 2014

Exams are done and dusted and so I return to the online world. I thought I would return with a bang, and by bang I mean giveaway. The FORTUNE website has just launched and so I am giving away one of its pieces. Any piece – the choice is yours.  If you’re a monochromatic, minimalistic fan, this is the giveaway for you. How to Enter: You can either enter on Twitter or Instagram. The latter is the preferred option but I do…

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