The Big Double Denim Debate

June 19, 2016

Thanks to the Ninties revival we are once again arguing a debate that stretches 20 years back, to Double D or not to Double D?

Personally twice as much denim is twice as nice. However in order not to look like Britney and Justin, circa early 2000’s, here’s some fashion tips to apply to your own denim style.

DON’T match washes.
DO find the perfect fit.
DO add modern accessories, like a pair of mules and a beautiful handbag.
DO fake the look with a blue tee if double denim is too much for you.
DONT try rocking a western inspired double denim look. Unless it’s Halloween.
DO add a little colour to your double denim look. Think pink lips or a pair of red heels.
DON’T overdo it, keep things simple.
DO distress your denim.

So do you dare to double denim?

xxx
EJ

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Top: H&M Trend
Jeans: H&M Trend
Boots: H&M Studio (old collection)
Hat: Accessorize

Shot by Justin Polkey

Lady in Red

June 19, 2016

So first things first, maybe you’ve noticed or maybe you haven’t but I’ve been super quiet on the blog since the year started. Reason being that I wanted to design a whole new blog, and so I did! By the way what do you think of the brand new My Life in Pink? There’s still a bit of work that needs to be done but I was so excited I couldn’t wait another week! Myself and a friend of mine sat down in December and started the process, can you believe it took 6 months to perfect!?

It’s been an interesting 6 months of self reflection and I’ve decided I want to do a complete 180 and seriously change my life up, but I’ll go into more detail about that at a later stage.

I absolutely ADORE this latest look post Justin and I shot together here in London!? (Oh yes, for those of you that don’t follow me on Instagram and Snapchat, I’ve moved to London… but also more about that at a later stage…)

It’s been super dull and grey here in London (nothing new about that) and I felt like a punch of colour and vibrancy was in order. I’m a complete sucker for the H&M Studio and Trend collections! Both my low back bodysuit with adorable frill sleeves and pleated chiffon skirt are from the latest H&M trend collection. Of course I had to show off my latest “baby”… my new Gucci Dionysus! I took the plunge a few weeks ago and spoilt myself and have not regretted it for a second!

It’s so good to be back, and back with a clear mind and a set focus!

xxx
EJ

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Bodysuit: H&M Trend
Skirt: H&M Trend
Bag: Gucci
Shoes: Mango
Necklace: Country Road

Shot by Justin Polkey

Lone Shore

February 3, 2016

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Cape Town’s endless Summer heatwave these past few weeks had me stripping down to the bare necessities and many lone walks down by the shore.

Dewy complexions, tanned skin tones and beachy hair… no need to say anything more.

xxx
EJ

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Dress: Witchery
Necklace: Topshop
Bikini: H&M

Photos by Justin Polkey

H&M Launches in South Africa

October 19, 2015

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Last Thursday night H&M hosted a VIP shopping experience for fashionistas, celebrities and media. The drinks were flowing and food kept pouring but the shop stopper that evening was the clothing. Everyone was shopping up a storm while Pascal & Pearce, DJ Zinhle and DJ Ready kept energy levels on an all time high.

On Friday afternoon a handful of local bloggers were selected to meet Catarina Midby, Head of Fashion and Sustainability Communication for H&M, for a private and intimate walk through the store. Catarina shared the season’s key collections and introduced us to all the different departments key to H&M. It was a great opportunity to have the store to ourselves and really take in the collections on offer.

Finally on Saturday morning at 10am the doors to the new 4700 square meter H&M flagship store were opened to the public. Don’t worry Joburg, you turn is coming too, on the 7 November H&M will be opening a second store in Sandton City.

For the VIP launch party on Thursday night I wore the H&M leather bib overalls from their latest Studio Collection teamed with a glittery turtleneck also from H&M. (Both are currently available in store.) I loved the contrast of rock n roll leather with feminine glitz. Think early 2000 Charlie’s Angels meet 70’s Charlie’s Angels.

I opted for a nude make up look as to not steal attention away from the outfit and sleeked back hair to show off my statement earrings.

So who’s already been to the new H&M and what’s your thoughts on H&M finally opening in South Africa?

xxx
EJ

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Top: H&M
Dungarees: H&M Studio
Heels: Kurt Geiger from Spitz
Bag: Chanel
Earrings: Witchery
Rings: H&M

Photos by Justin Polkey

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