The Gherkin

August 26, 2015


So I decided to move my ticket back home to Cape Town a little earlier simply because I’m missing the comforts of my home and hometown way too much! There’s one problem though… I seemed to have accumulated additional luggage i.e shopping… like a lot… like I always do… and yet I never seem to learn. Does anyone else have this problem when they travel?

On another note I have a huge financial management exam in November and this subject is definitely getting the better of me. So if any of my dearest readers know of a great financial tutor located in Cape Town, please hook a blogger up.

Enough babbling let’s talk about this look which is one of my favourite outfits at the moment. I’m all for classic items not only because they timeless but simply because you can easily mix and match them with other items in your wardrobe. However this time around I decided to opt for a more modern approach when choosing my classic items, a.k.a ripped skinny jeans and an oversized white shirt. This COS shirt is an absolute gem, wear it hanging loose with a pair of skinny jeans (like I’ve done in this post) or team it with a high waisted skirt, tucked in for a completely different feel.


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Top: COS
Jeans: J Brand
Shoes: Zara
Bag: Chanel
Watch: Witchery
Rings: H&M
Necklace: Country Road

Photos by Justin Polkey
Shot on location at The Gherkin in London

Rain Maker

September 30, 2014


A truly remarkable women once said “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance” and I couldn’t agree more.

Owning classic, simple pieces is a must for any women’s wardrobe. Such as the white button down shirt or a black leather jacket, but the number one classic item every women should own is a pair of perfectly fitted jeans.

Recently I have fallen in love with J Brands amazing jeans collection. They have every colour and style you can image. I found this pair at a sample sale in NY and literally wore them everyday during my fashion week castings.

For this look post I paired my JB denims with an oversized knit from Mango, things were starting to get a little chilly just before I left New York, and a pair of classic patent pumps and Audrey sunnies. Everyone was hiding in their apartments and it felt rather cinematic to be alone down on the piers having my morning flat white and croissant as the steam rose from the Manhattan skyline.


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Top: Mango
Jeans: J Brand
Shoes: H&M
Sunglasses: Topshop
Clutch: Colette Hayman
Rings: Catbird

Photos by Justin Polkey

Once Upon a Time in America

September 25, 2014

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The early morning light, cobbled streets, old buildings and the smell of strong coffee teamed up with my slightly masculine look had me feeling like I’d just stepped off the set of a New York gangster film.

Hiding away in my oversized coat that not only offered me warmth but added a sense of mystery once tied up at the waist.

I decided to dress my high waisted, tailored trousers down with a simple, classic cotton tee and a pair of stark all white sneakers. Adding an oversized coat to a relaxed outfit such as this, helped give a strong finish to my Mafia outfit.


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Top: JBrand
Trousers: Mango
Coat: Mango
Shoes: Lacoste

Photos by Justin Polkey


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