Old Mac Daddy


There’s nothing quite like escaping a week of madness like a trip out into the countryside.
Old Mac Daddy in Elgin is my go-to spot, it’s only an hour out of town and has the perfect balance of comfort and nature. (But more about Old Mac Daddy in tomorrow’s blog post.)

It was still a little chilly in the early mornings and late evenings out in the country side so I made sure to pack some warmer items. My striped poncho was the perfect comfort item to cuddle up in next to the fire or throw on for my morning walks amongst the fynbos and apple orchards.


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Top: Woolworths
Jeans: Calvin Klein
Poncho: Cotton On
Boots: Topshop
Watch: Bamboo Revolution
Belt: MrP
Hat: MrP

Shot by Justin Polkey

Monochrome with a Touch of Flare


Today’s post is a little of a through back and all. I was approached by LOOK Magazine in the UK to style a fashion week look and had to hold onto the images until they had been published in the magazine.

I’m loving the Seventies comeback and my monochrome 70’s rocker outfit encapsulates my personality to a tee. It’s simple with a fashionable “flare”.

These flared, suede pants from SLY010 definitely steal the show so I decided to pair items that complemented the pants rather then overpowering them. The patent boots & thin scarf add a bohemian rock n roll attitude to the overall look.

You can never go wrong with a little black and white.


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Top: Zara
Pants: SLY010
Boots: Zara
Scarf: Zara
Bag: Chanel
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, via Sunglass Hut
Earrings: Witchery
Rings: Witchery & Cat Bird

Shot by Justin Polkey in Berlin for LOOK Magazine.

My Top Face Washes


When it comes to beauty I’m useless, give my an eye liner and a make up brush and I’ll end up crying on my bathroom floor because I can’t get the look right and my uber is due to pick me up in 5min. Skincare on the other hand, well that’s my ball game.

It’s no secret that I used to suffer from severe acne a few years ago and ever since then I’ve been obsessed with skincare routines and keeping my body clean inside and out.

One of my top tips is to constantly change my face wash. As soon as my skin becomes too dependant on a certain product it stops working on my skin. Hence the fact I have more then three face washes at a time.

Through a lot, and I mean a lot, of trail and error I’ve found a couple of face washes that I simply adore. Here’s my current favs…

La Prairie Foam Cleanser
I generally have dry, sensitive skin but once every two weeks or so I have an oily skin day and La Prairie Foam Cleanser is an absolute life saver. It’s not a face wash I can use every day or my skin will dry out but it’s a great choice when I’ve been running around a dirty city like London or have heavy make-up to remove from a shoot.

Aesop Fabulous Face Cleanser
Who doesn’t love an Aesop product? I mean the smell alone is enough to hook you. This face wash is ideal for sensitive, dry or combination skin types such as myself. It cleanses the skin without stripping it of it’s natural oils.

Dr.Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk
My good morning face wash. It gently wakes me up in the morning with it’s almond oil smell. This cleansing milk can also be used as a pre face wash make-up remover but to be honest I feel like I need a stronger cleanse at night so I stick to using this baby morning only.

Eau Thermale Avène Gentle Milk Cleanser
A special shout out to the PR agency that sent me Eau Thermale Avène gentle milk cleanser to try out. I’m so hooked! If you suffer from dry, sensitive skin this is the product for you, it’s pretty cheap too and last’s 3-4 months. It’s a no rinse wash but I prefer to use it with water and follow up with the gentle toner which is alcohol free . It has added vitamin E which provides moisture and antioxidant protection.

Human + Kind Wash Off Facial Cleanser 3-in-1
Human Kind was another face wash sent to me from a PR agency that I fell in love with. I find that a lot of organic, plant based face washes don’t cleanse my skin fully but this product is the complete opposite. The first time I used it I got the fright of my life because my face turned red, I only then read the product info and saw that is was actually an enzyme exfoliate. Which means it dissolves the dead skin cells without any scrubbing, making it suitable for anyone with sensitive skin. It says you can use it every day but it’s a little too strong for me so I use it 3 times a week at night. If you close your eyes while using this product you’d think you in a spa with the tingling feeling on your skin and the most magical scent.

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
I saved my favourite face wash for last. I discovered Liz Earle back in 2012 when I took part of LFW. It’s been my absolute favourite since then but unfortunately it’s not available in many countries. This multi-award winning cleanser contains eucalyptus, cocoa butter and chamomile. It’s a two part cleanser, first cleansing then polishing, and works for every age and every skin type. Nothing has ever worked so effectively for such a long period of time on my skin as the cleanse and polish has. Highly, highly recommended! Price tag isn’t bad either.

What are your favourite washes? Do you always change up your facial routine like me? Love to hear your thoughts.


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My Top 6 Face Washes:

1.) La Prairie Foam Cleanser. R854.00
2.) Aesop Fabulous Face Cleanser, R1050.50
3.) Dr.Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk, R422.00
4.) Eau Thermale Avène Gentle Milk Cleanser, R229.95
5.) Human + Kind Wash Off Facial Cleanser 3-in-1, R149.99
6.) Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, £15.50

Photos by me.

Calling All Curious // The Romantic


I watch as memory unfolds.
With the passing of every moment
I record the warmth, 
Remember the air, 
& as with time
You continue.
You disappear.
You are here.

Fossil’s latest campaign, Calling All Curious, focuses on a unique kind of creativity revolving around a collection of curious people, their curious things and curious passions.

Fossil are all about their people and the culture, they’ve always been based around a authentic vintage style. We’ve teamed up with Fossil to create three individually curated posts focused around three distinct personalities while featuring my three favourite products from Fossil.

First up is the Modern Romantic. She’s a sensitive listener in search for deeper emotions and self-expression is her gift as well as a necessity. Teamed with the Tailor rose tone watch with it’s minimalist design that delivers fresh femininity. A modern twist on romance.


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In collaboration with Fossil
Shot by Justin Polkey

Friday Favs

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I recently stumbled across this six part documentary presented by Alexa Chung to tell the truth about fashion and where is fashion heading to in collaboration with Vogue. Interviewing various people within the fashion industry, from psychologists to trend forecasters.

“The The plan was to show this world from the inside out, to dispel the myths of a frivolous unprofitable industry and introduce young people to exactly what being in fashion means today and what opportunities there are for everyone.”

The six part documentary has now been made into an hour long documentary for public viewing and If you interested in fashion I’d highly recommend watching it.

Happy viewing and happy Friday.

White on White


An all white outfit can be intimidating. However you’ll be pretty surprised at how well an all white outfit holds up throughout the day.

With Summer right on our doorstep I’ve been wearing more and more white each day. There’s something so chic about an all white affair. “Yes, I’m a lady of luxury that catches Uber Black between my lunch meetings and shopping spree’s on Madison Avenue and no, I never mess red wine on my outfit.” 

This soft, feminine top is a perfect statement piece. Its cutaway detailing and soft drape pairs perfectly slim fit or waterfall trousers. A chic outfit that can take you from day to night with as little effort as simply applying a lip.


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Top: Country Road
Pants: Witchery First Edition
Shoes: Trenery
Bag: Witchery
Earrings: Witchery 

Photos by Justin Polkey