This past weekend I went to Kirstenbosch (which is one of my favorite spots in Cape Town) for the morning. We have been trying to go every Saturday for the past three weeks and haven’t managed due to the impromptu rains and wind that Cape Town keeps bringing out. Last Saturday however was a balmy +25 degrees which meant that I not only got to go and see the nine anatomically correct dinosaurs placed among the almost extinct cycads in the garden, but I also got to do an impromptu photo shoot. Four of the featured dinosaurs are indigenous to South Africa and are designed in tin by Zimbabwean artist, David Huni. Be sure to have a look at the photo shoot below and marvel in this beauty that we are so lucky to have in Cape Town.
As many of you may know from my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, Claire’s, one of the world’s leading specialty retailers of fashionable jewellery and accessories for young women, teens, tweens and kids has come to South Africa. Claire’s is the go-to destination for all the latest, hottest trends in jewellery, hair accessories and cosmetics and now their products are available at the new Claire’s store in Cavendish Square.
The moment I put this look together I knew that it was a winner. I have always lusted after a boyfriend jeans but never tried them on for fear that I’d look nothing less than ridiculous, but when I laid eyes on this pair from Forever New, I suddenly had this itch to dress it up and try them on. Plus, the fact that they were rolled up at the bottom and perfectly ripped just added to their allure. This beautiful fur coat paired with the jeans made such a statement on its own that I decided to mute everything down with a plain body suit and nude boots. The hat and neck-pieces were a complete novelty and I felt like it added a bit of sophistication and fun to the outfit.
My favorite color to wear for no other reason besides the fact that I feel comfortable in it. I wear this hue every single day and for me to do a Forever New shoot without incorporating black, would have defintley been something very unlike me. The first thing I grabbed when I went in store was this beautifully made leopard coat and black leather skinnies. I knew that I wanted to wear a hat with this look to add some edge and took this one off the front display (I was on a serious mission). My favorite part of this ensemble however is the shirt which is just so soft and fantastically designed. The front crosses over and sits just above my hip bones while the back cascades down a bit and looks like one of those longer length tops. Plus, it was so much fun to shoot! win win
I couldn’t wait another day to share the first fashion shoot I put together with the Forever New Secret Garden Collection. We literally just done this yesterday but I love it so much that I needed to share it today!