Leather Lusting

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I finally have a new look post for you guys! So as you may know, if you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (@emmajanementeath, emmamenteath), I was in Paris last week with ELLE South Africa for some exciting projects, a.ka. shooting and interviewing Kristina Bazan and now I am in London running around meeting clients. So life has been a bit of a whirl wind.

Today’s look features two of my current must haves:

1.) My leather thigh highs from Witchery which a.) never fall down the leg like most annoying pairs of thigh highs and b.) are so comfortable I could wear them all day without my feet hurting. I’ve been searching for a pair of thigh highs for years now and I’m glad to say I finally found my dream pair. (p.s they come in grey too.)

2.) My second must have is this pleather skirt from local fashion blogger, Brett Robson, latest collection. The mesh detail adds that extra touch that’ll take your outfit to the next level. I’ve worn mine to castings with a simple black tee, I’ve worn it to work with turtle necks and I’ve worn it to parties with a tight lace top and a leather jacket. It’s a versatile piece that can be worn in so many ways.

For today’s look I teamed my thigh high’s and pleather skirt with a cotton knit from Zara for a casual yet elegant look. It’s a look that is formal enough to wear to the office but at the same time casual enough to wear to lunch with friends.

Tip: Make sure you show a little skin between your boots and your skirt, it adds just the right amount of sexiness. 

xxx
EJ

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Knit: Zara
Skirt: Shop Brett Robson
Boots: Witchery
Bag: Thalia Strates Handbags
Pom-pom: Witchery (faux fur, ain’t real.)
Necklace: Country Road
Rings: Lovisa

Shot by Justin Polkey

Tanqueray the Night Away

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What does one wear on date with a Gimlet? The lovely folks over at Tanqueray sent over a full cocktail set for me to put together my own Gimlet. Yes, it was a little awkward putting together my own date for the evening ūüėČ but he was well worth it, so tasty.

I prefer not to reveal too much on a first date so I opted for a classic french inspired midi dress with a pair of block heels. It’s a classic, elegant and refined look which is ladylike and exudes confidence.

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN GIMLET:

INGREDIENTS: 

– Tanqueray No.10
– Lime cordial
– Fresh limes
– Cubed ice

EQUIPMENT:

– Martini glasses
– Shaker
– Knife
– Tot Measurer

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STEP 1:

Add a single shot of each ingredient, Tanqueray Gin, lime cordial and fresh lime juice, to your cocktail shaker.

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STEP 2:

Fill shaker with ice and shake well. (P.S make sure your shaker’s lid is on tightly, mine popped off the first time, cocktail all over my floor!)

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STEP 3:

Pour into a chilled Martini glass.

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STEP 4:

Use a peeler to peel off a layer of the lemon rind to create your lemon twist for decoration.

STEP 4:

Lastly enjoy your Tanqueray cocktail!

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Want to make your own Gimlet? Well I am giving one lucky ready the chance to win your own gimlet kit complete with a delicious bottle of Tanqueray.

HOW TO ENTER:

1.) Head over to my Facebook page and make sure that you have liked My Life in Pink with Emma Jane and Tanqueray Gin South Africa.

2.) Share this image on Facebook mentioning who you’d like to make Gimlet’s for. Make sure to use the hashtag #TonightWeTanqueray and mention both the Facebook accounts. >¬†https://goo.gl/dJJf6c

3.) Leave a comment on this post once you completed the first two steps.

Competition closes on 2 July 2015 11:59pm, good luck!

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Dress: Trenery
Heels: Witchery
Necklace: Country Road

Shot on location at my all time favourite bar in Cape Town, The Gin Bar in Wale Street.

Shot by Justin Polkey

Backstage Access on my latest ELLE editorial

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A behind the scenes look from my latest editorial with ELLE magazine. Some fashion inspiration that’ll help keep you cosy and warm this Winter and how to get my seventies make up look.

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I love simple make-up that’s light, easy on the eye and highlights a women’s best features. Shahnaz captured that seventies feel perfectly for our editorial. Here’s a round up of the products she used to create my look:

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1.) Topshop Glow in Gleam
2.) Clarins Blush Prodige in Tawny Pink
3.) Mac Pro Conceal & Correct Palette
4.) Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
5.) YSL Baby Doll Mascara
6.) Benefit Brow Kit
7.) Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipstick in Matte Nude
8.) MAC Eyeshadow Warm Neutral Palette (This palette is everything!)
9.) MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush and MAC 168 Large Angled Conturing Brush

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Don’t forget to grab the June issue of ELLE magazine, now on sale!

Photographer/Director: Justin Polkey
Styling: Tarryn Oppel
Make-up: Shahnaz Cola Wrensch
Hair: Kevin Epstein
DOB: Roice Nel
BTS images: Niquita Bento
Model: Me, Outlaws Model Agency

SKOON Skincare

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I stumbled upon Skoon’s Instagram account a few weeks ago and instantly feel in love with the brand. From everything they stand for with regards to natural ingredients to their beautifully designed website and Scandinavian packaging. I simply had to get my hands on the product and try it out for myself.

My absolute favourite thing about this product is the fact that you can design you own trail pack that fits your skins specific needs for a mere R75-R100! I opted for the “Make It Yours” trail pack for R100. (The products lasted me two weeks.) Perfect choice for a frequent flyer such as myself.

I’ve got pretty fickle skin, one minute it’s producing oil and I’m breaking out and the next min I’m dehydrated and my skin is flaky and when my skin really wants to annoy me it’s oily and dry at the same time! The great thing about the Make it Yours trail pack is that is comes with three different moisturises for your specific needs.

I ended up using the double thick cream on my dry areas around my nose and chin and used the moisture gel and super moisturiser on my oily areas, such as my forehead.

The Glowdrops were something else. I mean the name alone is enough for you to fall in love with the product. It leaves you with a soft, natural, luminous glow and is quickly absorbed with no greasy after feel what-so-ever.

All the products have the most unbelievable scents that’ll put a smile on your face for hours after application.

xxx
EJ

P.S Skoon are offering 20% off their Glowdrops!

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Styling & photography by myself

Closer Than Close with ELLE

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My latest editorial is for ELLE Magazine South Africa is now out. I love working with the ELLE Belles they truly have become a part of my modelling family.

Our latest editorial together was shot by, surprise, Justin Polkey ūüėČ Because we can’t get enough of each other, and is all about getting cosy in layered chunky knitwear, tweed and textured wool.

Who’s got their ELLE magazine copy already? If you do, don’t forget to snap your #ELLEselfie and tag @ellemagazinesa on Insatgram and twitter.

xxx
EJ

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Styling: Tarryn Oppel
Make-up: Shahnaz Cola Wrensch
Hair: Kevin Epstein
Model: Me, Outlaws Model Agency

Easy Does It

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Yay so I’m finally back online after a month of silence thanks to final year exams. All I wanted to do this weekend, after weeks of studying, was to curl up in my down duvet and watch back to back episodes of Game of Thrones. (Yes I waited for the whole of season five to be released before watching… I wasn’t falling for HBO’s nasty suspense tricks again.)

My favourite weekend outfits either include dungarees or boyfriend jeans and a comfy knit. I fell in love with this ivory off the shoulder knit from EXPRESS, perfect fit for my weekend wardrobe. It shows just the right amount of shoulder for the right amount of sexiness. Best part is I can dress it up too, just add a pair of heels and skinny leg trousers.

Oh and FYI, till tomorrow (15th & 16th June) EXPRESS are offering a “Buy One Get One Free” deal, best part about this special? There’s nine other stores that have joined in on this once in a lifetime sale: River Island, Calvin Klein (excludes purchases on any underwear, fragrance and sunglasses), Vince Camuto (boots only), Jigsaw (kids clothing only), Dune, Lucky Brand, Tom Tailor, Salsa and Lipsy!

Customers shopping at the ¬†flagship stores all around South Africa will be able to take advantage of this incredible offer¬†and save half of their purchase price for every two items bought! How’s that for a bargain!?

I got myself two amazing knits and two pairs of leather goodness from Vince Camuto, what you going to get?

xxx
EJ

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Off-the-shoulder Knit: Express
Brogues: Vince Camuto

Photos by Justin Polkey
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When exams take over…

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Hey everyone, so you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been a little quiet on my blog lately and that is due to the fact that I’m busy writing my final year exams.

I decided to put My Life in Pink on halt till I’ve finished writing on the the 12th June. Honestly I think I may cry when I finally finish writing, I’ve had marketing research and strategic implementation coming out of my ears for the past six weeks!

So for now it’s back to the books and the life of a BBA student…

xxx
EJ

p.s good luck to anyone else who’s writing.

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Images from my Marie Claire UK shoot

Summer Daze with My Theresa

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I do love an all white story. The simplicity, the elegance, the sophistication, it’s just too beautiful. I felt like a real princess wearing dresses from Saint Laurent to Balmain complete with dainty gold jewels and sparkly head pieces.

I’ve been following Justin O’Shea, the buying director of My Theresa, on social media for some time now so was over the moon when my agency called to let me know I’d be working for the company. I had a second “insta” moment when Valentino posted one of the images from the editorial on his Instagram. It’s silly I know but come on, it’s Valentino!

If I could afford any of these pieces I would of loved to have taken home the Saint Laurent collared maxi dress and Miu Miu head piece (ft. below).

xxx
EJ

P.S You can shop the story on My Theresa right here.

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Photographer: Michael Munique
Styling: Daoud Daftarie
Hair & Make-up: Richard Wilkinson 
Model: Me, Outlaws Model Agency

Customised & Tailored

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It’s funny how are wardrobes can do a 180 degree turn in the space of a year. A year ago you wouldn’t catch me in a pair of denims unless a.) they were tiny denim daisy dukes or b.) a pair of black skinny’s when casting for shoots or runway shows. Now I own about ten pairs of various denim jeans and I still have my eye on a few more.

One of my favourite denim additions to my wardrobe this year is a pair of vintage Levi 501 CT’S from 1982. I’ve been wanting a pair of “mom jeans” for some time now so was pretty stoked to finally own a pair.

Today’s look post is very much inspired by That 70’s Show: Double denim, mom jeans, granny polar-necks and yellow tinted Miu Miu’s.

xxx
EJ

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Top: Woolworths
Jeans: Vintage Levis 501 CT
Jacket: Topshop
Shoes: Country Road
Sunglasses: Miu Miu, Sunglass Hut
Earrings: Country Road
Rings: Country Road & Witchery 

Photos by Justin Polkey