Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
- Each item is handmade (which indicates the price you can expect to pay!)
- Each animal that the leather is sourced from can be tracked from its egg to its...final day. I dont condone animal cruelty or testing so I gruelled the team on how exactly they farm these animals. They are treated with respect and care, and when it comes time for the ... deed, it is done with the utmost care and thought. So that's good.
Here are some pics of their delicious range - but dont think you will be able to find this in your normal clothing retailer. Oh no. This is exclusive stuff. R20 000 exclusive.
For more info - give me a call, I have all of their details.
- Ankleboots - worn with tights, skinnies or under trousers
- Leopard Print - but I must add to this: DASHES of leopard print please!
- Berry brights: reds, burgundys, purples, etc
- Platform Heels
- Toes will be a big focus this year: so get a nail technician and be her best friend
- Dresses: worn with tights or stockings to keep you toasty
- Detail will be another big focus - so go for different textures, interesting colour matches, lace, etc
- Layering: a great philosophy to incorporate in the warmer months, not only because it keeps you warm but is also a great style statement
- Go for contrast: different textures, prints, patterns and clashing colours for the more daring
- The blazer: boyfriend or fitted
- Minimalistic masculine
- Tartan / plaid
As for makeup, these will be the big trends:
- Red lips: read my little story on my red-lipstick adventures...
- Cartoon makeup: bright colours and exagerated shapes
- Flushed skin
Interestingly, lipstick sells well during recessionary times: it is a quick and cheap way of making yourself feel better despite the bitter economic situation. So go out and splurge on fabulous lipsticks!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Sarita will be launching it's new glamour magazine on the 1st of August and PIPPA LYNCH will be involved! It's a very exciting for not only our brand, but for Sarita as well. The brains behind the operation, Jabulile Mthethwa, decided she wanted to launch a glamourous magazine in time for Woman's Day. As she explained to us last night, Woman's Day means something different to everyone, but what is it that makes it so special? So this new magazine will be all about what the Sarita lady wants to read about: Fashion, News, Beauty, What's happening on the social scene - it will essentially rival the best magazines out there.
Monday, May 4, 2009
- Nothing that shows the panty-line
- Nothing that shows the bulges
- Nothing that makes you look like mutton dressed as lamb
- Nothing too revealing.
All this is pretty much known already, but there are other things that she mentioned that were quite interesting:
- Most of the big designers back in the 1950's were qualified architects - so they know all about style and how things are "built" and put together
- Coco Chanel took the man's wardrobe and made it wearable for women - hence the famous Chanel suit. Many of the great designers then followed suit ('scuse the pun)
All in all, a great evening.
What started out as an expedition into the fabulous yet mysterious world of the red lipstick, soon turned into an utter nightmare.
Why you ask?
Well the hue was easy enough to find, but the evil twins behind the counter had run out of that particular line's stock. Then the mean witch to the north enticed the little fashion stylist to her store, only to find that yes, she too had the hue, but also did not bother to carry more than just the tester.
The little fashion stylist was now stumped: "take the bloody hue's tester off your shelf!" she cried and fell in a heap on the floor.
2 days later however, the kind girl from a magical land called RIMMEL decided to take pity on the poor little fashion stylist and from her black hat produced a sparkling new perfect red lipstick. "Number 400 - Berry Queen". Ahh yes, the world was right again.
"Such drama and intrigue - I love the way it represents the true difficulty in finding the perfect red lipstick" - The Daily Globe
"She is so honest - it's been a harrowing ordeal but she won the day!" - The Daily Telegraph