GIVEAWAY: A Pair of Socks For Every Occassion

December 5, 2017

There’s something just so comforting about slipping on a pair of good quality socks. The way they hug your feet as if to say “I’ll take care of you today.”

This year one of the accessory trends to steal the limelight on the runway was heels with socks – yes you heard me right- replacing the typical ankle boot. From Mulberry’s fluffy mohair socks to Isabel Marant’s glitter goodness it’s a trend that’s bound to hit the high steet soon.

With Christmas right around the corner we teamed up with Falke to spoil 3 lucky readers with a gift box set with 3 pairs of beautifully crafted mercerised cotton socks. I adore these anklets and wear them every other day no matter the occasion. Whether I’m heading out to dinner with heels or going to the office with my loafers.

All you got to do to stand a chance of winning one of these gift sets is to follow Falke South Africa on Facebook and leave a comment on this blog post letting me know which of the three socks you prefer the best: Does yellow float your boat, maybe dark navy is your vibe or perhaps baby blue suits you better? For an extra entry share this competition on Facebook.

Competition closes 18 December 2017. Open to South Africa citizens only.

Good Luck 🙂

COMPETITION CLOSED! 

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Creative & styling: Emma Jane Menteath
Photography: Justin Polkey

* In collaboration with Falke. All views and opinions are my own.

Un Long Dimanche [A Lazy Sunday] with Falke

November 8, 2017

The most daring trend on the Spring 2017 runways was not the rhinestone-encrusted nip slip at Saint Laurent but rather hosiery with open-toe shoes. Everyone from Altuzarra, Balenciaga and Celine donned the trend on the runway this season. It’s a look that’s bound to inspire mixed reactions.

We teamed up with Falke to show just how effortless hosiery can be with an added Parisan flair. For some, tights are a comfort blanket and an instant slim-fast for thighs or a quick fix to freshen up an outfit. Remember, there’s so many other options besides those 50 denier black tights.

My earliest memory of tights are of my mother getting ready for work in the morning, pulling up her tights with curlers in her hair. I used to be fascinated with how something so delicate and light could enhance a woman’s legs. For example, take the film The Graduate (1967) starring Anne Bancroft as Mrs Robinson, her stockings (well stay ups) are such a key element to her character, the design of the film and of course, in seducing Dustin Hoffman.

For now, you’ll find me lazing around my apartment in my Falke hosiery, reading a new novel or rearranging my flowers. Clothing optional…

p.s MLIP created their first video short. It’s at the end of the post. Please do give it a watch and let me know your thoughts. We spent a lot of time working on it so I hope you like it as much as I do 🙂 We plan to play around with more video in the future.

Shop the full Falke collection online here

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team
director & photographer – Justin Polkey
creative & styling – Emma Jane Menteath
dop & editor – Rory Springthorpe
production assistant – Reece Menteath

Special thanks to LUSH for the most incredible bouquet of flowers I have ever held and Fisherman’s Cove in Simon’s Town for sharing their beautiful location with us. It’s the perfect hidden gem for a weekend just outside of Cape Town with the friends or family. Sign up with air BnB using this code for a discount on your booking.

Bless Your Cotton Socks

October 16, 2017

“Bless your cotton socks.”
idiom
1. Used as an expression of endearment
‘you’re so sweet, bless your little cotton socks’

And endearment is exactly what I feel about Falke’s range of elegant mercerised cotton socks. Comfort is key when it comes to these little bundles of cotton and after two years of only wearing Falke I have yet to get a hole in any of my socks. (Touch wood!)

Available in a range of colours and various patterns there’s something for every outfit for the week. Think Alicia Silverstone in Clueless – block heels, pulled up socks & a mini skirt or keep things simple with denims and a pair of sneakers.

Photography: Justin Polkey
Creative direction & styling: Emma Jane Menteath

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* In collaboration with Falke. All views and opinions are my own. 

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