Transeasonal Denim Done Two Ways

March 29, 2018

Has anyone else felt like March has been an insanely emotionally challenging month? My personal life has felt like a pan of scrambled eggs. Everything from work deadlines to challenging health obstacles I’ve never so eagerly awaited the end of a month as much as I have with March 2018. (Not that the end of a month solves anything but you know, clean slate just helps things mentally.)

At least seasons are changing and I’m grateful for that. I just adore transeasonal dressing. More layers = more fun!

Speaking of transeasonal, is there anything more versatile than a denim jacket? This one has a dark black wash and finished with light brushing and abrasions for a beautiful lived-in feel. I was clearly inspired by the 70’s and the flower power kids, embracing my inner hippy with a floral maxi dress paired with some comfy trainers for the perfect effortless street style  look.

Wearing:
Country Road maxi dress
Country Road black denim jacket
Country Road leather handbag
Falke anklets
Converse trainers
Lucy Williams x Missoma mini fang necklace
Adam Soloman x Le Spec sunglasses via MatchesFashion

Denim overalls – the ultimate off-duty style. A.k.a coffee hunting outfit. Comfortable and adaptable for any situation or style. Also having a major crush on beret’s at the moment ever since I discovered they the perfect beanie alternative, they really do keep your ears warm!

Which look do you prefer? L.A chic flower power gal or wannabe Parisian painter?

wearing:
Country Road denim overalls 
Country Road roll neck knit
Vintage basket bag
Falke anklets
Converse trainers
Dreamland Vintage beret 

*Shot in collaboration with Country Road.  All views and opinions are my own.

Styling & Creative 
Emma Jane Menteath

Photography 
Justin Polkey 

Velvet Touch

July 11, 2016

For those of you that follow me on Instagram or snapchat you’ll know that I’ve just returned from the most incredible, once in a life time holiday sailing around Greece. It’s been real hard ‘reintegrating’ back into normal life. I don’t want to get into Greece too much right now as I snapped about 5000 photos that I’ve been editing through and have 6/7 blog posts about Greece planned for you all!

On another note who watches football? In this particular case who watched the Euro 2016 Finals last night, France vs Portugal? I’m a Spanish supporter at heart but last night I supported France in honour of all the amazing French friends I have in my life . However when Cristiano Ronaldo had to leave the field after 25 minutes due to a knee injury my heart felt heavy and I actually shed a tear or two. He’s an undeniably talented footballer but man, do I dislike the guy. Probably as much as I dislike those weight lifting guys in gym that sound like they animals giving birth or guys that drive around in overly expensive cars with their tops down blasting music from their cars! However I have an extremely sensitive heart and seeing him leave the field on a stretcher knowing this is most likely the last Euro tournament he’ll ever play in tugged on my emotional chords. I’m glad Portugal won, they’ve never won a tournament before, and I’m a firm believer that everyone deserves a chance to shine.

Enough football let’s talk fashion!

There’s no denying that the Seventies have made a major comeback these past two seasons and along with their comeback is the rise of the one of my favourite materials – Velvet. This luxurious material is no longer reserved for old people’s living rooms but has recently graced the catwalks of Louis Vuitton, Alberta Ferretti and Givenchy – think three piece suits or simple slip dresses.

It’s a bold trend to pull off and not everyone will feel comfortable wearing a head to toe velvet look. I opted for a dark green shade that was closer to the colour black to keep my look chic and effortless rather then a brighter colour that screamed “LOOK AT ME NOW!”

For those of you that are tempted to try the trend  but you not too sure if velvet’s your thing, stick to the one piece rule. So either a pair of velvet trousers or a velvet top. And if that’s still too much for you you could simply add a black velvet chocker to your outfit.

Viva le Velvet!

xxx
EJ

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Top: Zara
Pants: Zara
Boots: H&M
Earring: Witchery
Clutch: Balmain x HM
Watch: Witchery

Photos by Justin Polkey

adidas Originals x HYKE

March 30, 2016

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Japanese womenswear label, HYKE, have once again teamed up with adidas Originals and designed a collection that makes my heart pound. It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with simple and clean aesthetics and that’s exactly what the new adidas Originals by HYKE SS16 collection is all about.

Myself and Aqeelah Harron Ally (Fashion Breed) teamed up with adidas Originals to shoot a localised version of the new HYKE SS16 lookbook with Justin Polkey.

 The collection focused on a colour palette of navy and white all while keeping in line a clean and collected range with authentic sportswear elements. Fashionable minimalism.

Favourite piece of the collection? The ultra white high top Stan Smiths! As far as shoes are concerned there’s nothing that gets me more excited then a pair of fresh white sneakers. (I currently own 11 pairs!) I’ve officially labeled this sneaker as the must have shoe for 2016. Also the socks insert emoji with heart eyes – #JustSaying.

The adidas Originals by HYKE SS16 is available at AREA3 in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, and adidas.co.za.

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Photos by Justin Polkey

A Knitted Affair

March 16, 2016

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Recently I’ve been staying in the most unbelievable house in Cape Town that I never want to leave. Every morning , as the sun rises, I am greeted with an unobstructed view of the full length of Table Mountain (One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World) and feel, excuse the hashtag, utterly #blessed.

Lately I’ve been feeling uninspired by work and life in general but I think this house may just have ignited my ambition, perseverance and creative juices. Fingers crossed it’s a permanent thing…

When it comes to ease, nothing beats a twinset. Your outfit is already paired together for you and all you got to do is add a pair of shoes and an accessory or two and you good to go because we all know that taking over the World requires our full attention.

xxx
EJ

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Twinset: Zara
Shoes: Zara
Earrings: Country Road

Photos by Justin Polkey 

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