Retro Oversizeness

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Today’s outfit features the oversized knit from Witchery’s First Edition collection. You may recognise it from one of my previous look post’s were I was wearing a blue version of it. (See here.) Some useful tips when wearing oversized items:

  • If you going baggy on top, go tight below and vice versa.
  • Balance your oversized tops with short hemlines, a mini skirt or mini shorts.
  • Clinch it in with a waist belt to accentuate your curves.
  • Add a pair of heels to lengthen your height and create a longer silhouette.
  • The must have oversized item this coming AW? The oversize coat!

Oh and before we move on can we please give a special round of applause for these amazing over the knee booties from Woolworths! I’m beyond obsessed with them and currently wearing them with anything and everything at the moment. You won’t believe how much they set me back… R599!!! I almost regret not buying two pairs.

xxx
EJ

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Top: Witchery First Edition
Skirt: H&M
Boots: Woolworths
Clutch: Colette Hayman
Earrings: Country Road
Bangles: Henriette Botha & Country Road
Rings: Witchery & Country Road

Photos by Justin Polkey 

Romantic Getaway at the Greyton Treehouse

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Two weekends ago I decided to spontaneously spoil Justin with a romantic getaway at the Treehouse in Greyton. I’ve been dying to try the place for the past two years and it’s always fully booked with the closest weekend availability in six months time. I managed to get a booking a week before for a Monday night but obviously not everyone has the luxury of taking a Monday and Tuesday off. One of the many perks of working as a freelance.

The Treehouse was everything I expected and more. Cute, secluded, quaint and oh-so-Greyton. If the pics don’t encourage you to try the Treehouse out the price might. For R600 p.p/p.n I highly recommend the Treehouse to any couple looking for a romantic getaway.

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EJ

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Photos by myself and Justin 

Yellow Fever

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Yellow: It’s fresh, fun and full of live. It’s no wonder designers such as Michael Kors, Burberry and Acne couldn’t stay away from it this past season.

Most people feel like they can’t wear yellow but at the end of the day it’s all about picking the right shade for your skin tone.

One of my favourite winter items this year is this faux fur scarf/wrap from Country Road, it’s 100% acrylic. I’ve always been morally confused about faux fur because on the one hand I feel like I’m promoting the use of fur (even though it is faux) and on the other hand my aim is to prove to people that faux fur looks just as amazing as real fur. It’s a tough one, what do you guys honestly think?

P.S today I’m #WearYellowForSeth, if you don’t know who Seth is, see here. He’s the cutest little man out there. 

xxx
EJ

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Tunic: Topshop
Coat: Zara
Scarf: Country Road
Belt: Topshop
Boots: Topshop
Rings: Catbird NYC, Country Road & Witchery

Photos by Justin Polkey

My Life in Pink Instagram Outfit Wrap Up: March

I tried mixing things up a little this month because lately all I’ve been wearing is denim and stripes. This month I tried to wear things in my wardrobe that I’ve been neglecting, like my white loafers and high waisted trousers.

This month blazers, knits and sexy booties took front and centre. What was your favourite look of mine this month? Oh and if you not following me on Instagram already… @emmajanementeath… you know what to do. ;)

xxx
EJ

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 Location: Honest Chocolate, Cape Town, CBD
Blouse: Witchery
Shorts: Jane Sews
Belt: Witchery
Loafers: Zara
Hat: Forever21
Bag: Michael Kors
Bangle: Country Road
Watch: Witchery

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Location: Langebaan, West Coast
Shirt: Country Road
Jeans: Vintage 1982 Levi’s
Blazer: Witchery
Sneakers: Converse
Sunglasses: Ray-ban, Sunglass Hut

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Location: Behind the scenes on Truworths Winter shoot, Cape Town
All items from Truworths, not yet in store.

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Location: Tamboerskloof, Cape Town
Tee: Celine
Trousers: Mango
Blazer: Mango
Sneakers: Converse
Sunglasses: Ray-ban, Sunglass Hut

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Location: Vogue Eyewear launch, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Dress: Witchery
Boots: Aldo
Bag: Witchery

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Location: Tamboerskloof, Cape Town
Knit: Witchery
Denims: Cotton On, WANTED
Blazer: Witchery
Hat: Topshop
Boots: Country Road
Bag: Woolworths
Sunglasses: Ray-ban, Sunglass Hut

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Location: Mother’s Ruin, Cape Town
Top: Witchery First Edition
Skirt: H&M
Boots: Woolworths
Clutch: Colette by Colette Hayman

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Location: Jason’s, Cape Town
Knit: Woolworths
Dress: Witchery
Sunglasses: Ray-ban, Sunglass Hut
Earrings: Country Road

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Location: Skinny Legs & All, Cape Town
Knit: Trenery
Necklace: Country Road
Rings: Witchery

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Location: Sea Point, Cape Town
Dress: Zara
Coat: Witchery
Boots: Woolworths
Hat: Witchery

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Location: Home Sweet Home, Cape Town
Knit: Zara
Rings: Catbird NYC & Witchery

New Proportions: Part II

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On Wednesday I posted Part I of the New Proportions look post. Today I’m featuring part II of Witchery’s latest First Edition collection.

The collection’s palette focuses mainly on a neutral colour palette of blacks, camel and ivory with pops of cobalt blue that demand your attention and are perfect colours for a trans-seasonal wardrobe.

xxx
EJ

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See my full edit and shop this look on the Witchery blog here

All items of clothing are available at Witchery from select Woolworths stores.

Photo’s by Justin Polkey

HAND… have a nice day

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Today’s post is a majorly delayed post, as you know about a month ago I decided to spice things up a little and changed my hairstyle which for me is a pretty major thing. 1.) Because I’m a model I’m not allowed any hair changes without consulting all my agencies and my manager and 2.) I’m a scaredy cat when it comes to my hair, I hate taking risks.

I’d been toying with the idea of cutting a fringe for about a year now and I finally plucked up the courage to get it done. (Plus my head was in serious need of some highlights sshhh…)

HAND is the only salon in Cape Town that I trust with my hair. When I say I’m fussy I freaking well mean I’m fussy! HAND make going to the hairdresser enjoyable and I’m actually able to sit back, RELAX (with a delicious coffee in hand) and breath.

Huge thank you to Michael Scott and Adrianne Hartmann for working their magic on hair, I absolutely love my new do.

If you looking for hairdresser I highly recommend giving HAND a try, I’m 100% certain you’ll walk away with a smile on your face.

xxx
EJ

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All photos by Justin Polkey 

New Proportions: Part I

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Last year Witchery’s First Edition debut collection was a celebrated success. This season Witchery launches their second First Edition collection, a capsule collection that embraces the return of the sixties and seventies with luxury fabrications and considered detail.

With a mixture of chunky outerwear and revealing pieces the collection taps into Europe’s retro revival. Think longline coats, new-length pencil skirts, reworked turtlenecks and the luxe fur bomber.

Don’t be overwhelmed with the oversize-ness of the collection. By adding a waist belt or a tight pencil skirt, as I’ve done so with my looks, I  accentuate my curves and embrace my womanly figure. It’s all about creating a balance with the designs and silhouettes.

See part II tomorrow on My Life in Pink…

xxx
EJ

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See my full edit and shop this look on the Witchery blog here

All items of clothing are available at Witchery from select Woolworths stores.

Photo’s by Justin Polkey

New Editorial Work: Damernas Värld

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My Life in Pink is back online! Yay! Reason for my silence the past couple of weeks? My laptop and my blog was hacked… yes hacked! Can you believe it? When I originally contacted WordPress about it there was talk that I might have to delete my blog and start from scratch, oh the tears. However the worst was avoided and now everything is back to normal. Little piece of advice fellow bloggers: BACK UP YOUR BLOG! I didn’t even know it was possible to back up your site, I naturally assumed since it’s online  that counts as a backup but no, alas it doesn’t. Any who, moving on from the past…

I’ve got such a back log of posts for you guys, so please bare with me for the next two weeks or so.

This denim story is probably one of my favourite editorials I’ve shot to date. Besides from the fact that I’m denim obsessed I love the cleanliness of absolute everything. How come the Scandinavians get it so right all the time?

xxx
EJ

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Photographer: Dennis Stenild
Stylist: Fia Tegner
Hair & Make Up: Janine Pritschow
Model: Emma Jane Menteath, M4 Models Germany 

February’s Reading

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So my reading list for the month of February is rather dismal I’ll admit but in my defence I have been on back to back shoots for the past couple of weeks and I’ve signed up for my final year of my BBA studies so the assignments have started rolling in too.

I started off this past month reading Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and got about half way before I had to put it down. The book is incredibly draining and difficult to read. Has anyone else read it, if so what are your thoughts?

What I read this month:

THE STORY OF A BEAUTIFUL GIRL BY RACHEL SIMONS:

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After reading 150 pages of On the Road I felt like I needed an easy read and that’s exactly what The Story of a Beautiful Girl was. I wasn’t mad about this novel it was an okayish read. However I did find it rather interesting from the point of view of how disabled people were treated back in the sixties. If you looking for an easy read about a family of 3 that spend 40 years of their life trying to find one another this one’s for you. If you looking for a classic read I suggest something along the lines of The Catcher in the Rye.

PAPER TOWNS BY JOHN GREEN:

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Yes I’m a 23 year old women who’s obsessed with John Green, I’ve read all 6 of his novels. There’s something interesting in the way he writes about morbid topics such as death or terminal illness yet keeps a light, dry sense of humour throughout the novel. If you ever find me reading a novel in public laughing out loud you’ll know I’m reading a John Green novel. Paper Towns is about a girl who goes missing and a boy who’s been in love with her for years and his quest to find her from the string of clues she leaves behind. I know it sounds cheesy but it’s a poignant and hilarious read. The film is going to be released on the 5th June 2015 and stars Cara Delevingne as the main character, Margo Roth Spiegelman.

xxx EJ

Adriaan Kuiters + Jody Paulsen + Conrad Botes

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Today’s post really reminds me why I am so proudly South African. Last week Wednesday I went to visit the Southern Guild Gallery and was blown away by the artwork and design being showcased. Each piece stood out uniquely and evoked a rather emotional response. “The Southern Guild was established as a forum for South African designers to challenge and support each other, unified by national origin.”

One of the designers that really stood out for me was Conrad Botes and his Sad Man’s Tongue collection. Botes’ biting satire of South African politics, religion and society is often channeled into his painting, printmaking, sculptures and comics. His Sad Man’s Tongue collection was an idea he developed to translate some of his cartoon-like images to cardboard cutouts. With some guidance from Bronze Age’s Otto Du Pleases and his team, he began casting these cutouts as once-off bronze sculptures.

After seeing Botes’ pieces last Wednesday I simply had to go back and shoot a look post there. Why? Firstly I feel like more people need to know about Guild and secondly I wanted to celebrate South African design. My outfit I put together was a curation of South Africa designers: Adriaan Kuiters, Jody Paulsen and Katherine Pichulik.

Jody Paulsen’s shirt dress is one of those unique pieces that only comes around every now and then. With it’s bold prints and large sleeve’s this item demands attention. An item that can be worn alone or teamed with a maxi skirt or a pair of trousers. Either way eyes are bound to turn your way when wearing this Jody Paulsen piece.

Unfortunately Guild is now over, but I suggest adding it to your calendar for next year… you won’t be disappointed.

xxx
EJ

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Maxi Skirt: Adriaan Kuiters + Jody Paulsen
Bangles: Katherine Pichulik
Shoes: BirkenstocksSpecial thanks to the team at Southern Guild Gallery and Bennett Contemporary Gallery for allowing us to use Conrad Bote’s designs as a backdrop.

Photos by Justin Polkey.