Retro Sport: The Rise of Skiwear

January 18, 2017

Thanks to Demna Gvasalia‘s debut collection for Balenciaga in March 16 skiwear has become everyone’s winter must have.
Oversized puffer jackets that offer performance characteristics but are also fashionable.

The addition of slacks and sporty details such as chunky elastic trims, polo collars, and athletic stripes have created a laid back approach to our wardrobes with a touch of retro inspiration.

Soften the look with a pair of hells or an embellished ballet pump. Winter in Europe is dark and grey so why not inject a bit of colour into your looks too, think bold reds and deep hues of blue.

So embrace a new, informal edge that luxe sportswear brings and be fearless. Oh and Happy New Year everyone!

xxx
EJ

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PICHULIK for Maison Mara

January 9, 2017

Maison Mara and Pichulik teamed up to create a collaborative collection of jewellery for mothers and daughters. A collection of jewellery that draws inspiration from their family heirlooms.

Instead of using beads as Pichulik always has, this time Katherine Mary Pichulik shaped rope and cast them in brass and then gold plated them to create the eight pieces that speak of having a history but are at the same time has a modern feeling.

“In keeping with the idea that jewellery is passed down from generation to generation, the collection’s leitmotiv is the knot, a symbol of security and longevity. A knot becomes tighter over time until it cannot be undone any more.” Says Kelly Withey.

The Pichulik For Maison Mara collection is available at Maison Mara at 5 Jarvis Street, Cape Town and online here.

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Photographer: Nathalie Bardin
Model: Kim Davidson at Boss Models
Styling: Lucie Taillandier
Hair & Make-Up: Tina Hoffman

Top of the World with L’Officiel Singapore

December 13, 2016

So my second L’Officiel Singapore editorial came out last month (see the first one here), I went a little snapchat crazy snapping all the behind the scenes on this shoot back in August when we shot it. It’s not everyday you find yourself 2962 metres above sea level shooting in the snow. Plus I’m South African, snow is something of a magical, mythical creature to me.

I felt like a glamorous mountaineer decked out in wool coats and knit sweaters from the latest fall collections and not to mention the most comfortable pair of rugged boots from Chloe.

Once again a huge shout out to the team, Oliver, Elke and Sigi, you guys were an absolute dream to work with.

Photography: Oliver Beckmann
Styling: Elke Dostal
Hair & Make-up: Sigi Kumpfmuller
Model: Me, M4 Models Germany

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Witchery First Edition

December 6, 2016

With a mix of intricate textures, sporty shapes and complex detailing the latest Witchery First Edition limited collection is an instant wardrobe update for the upcoming festive season. A collection consisting of silhouettes suitable for parties, day events through to sparkly nights out. Here’s three festive trends to try now.

Jump Start

There’s no surprise that the jumpsuit has supplanted the cocktail dress as there is nothing easier then throwing on a full length jumpsuit and instantly looking sleek. The Rampling jumpsuit is made from a luxurious silk and is the perfect versatile wardrobe staple that you’ll wear on many an occasion. Think sandals and fedora for a day down by the beach or heels and classic jewels for a dinner party with friends.

tip: Add a thick waist belt to your outfit to accentuate your waist-line and a pair of stiletto’s to elongate your figure.

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Sequins of Events

With the festive season and end of the year celebrations right around the corner owning a little sparkle will never let you down. The short milk white jumpsuit is a wonder onesie with sequins and cross back detailing that provides a laid back evening-wear option that still retains the glam.

tip: Swop out your flats for a pair of kitten heels and a bold lip to take your look from day-time party to night-time sparkle.

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Cold Shoulder

The off the shoulder ribbed knit offers the perfect amount of sexy meets sweet. A style that feels just as right for a Summer soiree as it does for a beachside lunch. For a modern update opt for monochrome separates and a pair of trousers over a summer skirt or a pair of shorts. You don’t want to show off too much skin.

tip: Make sure you wear a good strapless bra with your off the shoulder top and add a quick dusting of bronzer on the décolletage to ensure the look is red-carpet ready.

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Shot by Justin Polkey

Make up by Tyler Williams
*Advertorial post in collaboration with Witchery. All words and outfit choice are my own. 

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