New York Street Style

What I would give to walk the streets of New York! One of the most stylish, happening and alive cities, New York is what inspires me all the time. Inspired to visit the city, inspired by the fashion, just full on inspiration.

If New York style is what inspires your look then the following pictures will be a treat for your eyes because there is just so much to love!

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The Pavilion makes it so easy to shop local and wear global so if these pics made you feel the urge to shop and take to the streets of Durban stylishly then you know where to go.

One lucky Pav shopper could win a Shopping Trip for 2 to Milan valued at R50 000 in the lucky draw, if they spend R350 or more and drop their “Spend and Win” entry form into any of the competition boxes located at the information desks or in-stores around the shopping centre from now until 7pm on Tuesday, September 30th.

This amazing prize includes return flights plus airport tax, return airport-hotel transfers in Milan, 6 nights at a 3 star hotel in Milan, breakfast daily, excursion to Cinque Terre, Milan City Tour, Bernina express train excursion, travel insurance and R10 000 in spending money and excludes Visas, all meals except breakfast and any items of a personal nature and is valid from October 13, 2014 to November 30, 2014 or January 20, 2015 to March 20, 2015 at the shoppers availability.

And whilst out at the Pavilion doing your shopping, ensure you are dressed in your most fashionable attire, as Pav’s Fashion Police will be out and about taking photos of hot trendsetting shoppers and uploading them to the Pav’s new look website over the competition period with awesome prizes to be won.

Lastly, watch out for the “Dash in Heels” on Friday, September 26th from 6pm to 7pm, where all ladies are invited to participate in an “Amazing Race” around the mall in their heels at a cost of R100 each, in order to raise funds for the Jes Foord Foundation and Nu Miracle Maths Lab.

The Pavilion has got all your fashion needs under one roof.

Parisian chic

I am all kinds of obsessed with Paris – the beautiful architecture, the language, the love, the fashion, the femininity and pure beauty. It is something I pin regularly and Paris Fashion Week is the one I look most forward to (hello Chanel).

Although I have never been there, I am in love with Paris!

The French have flair and they know their fashion so Parisian Chic is not just a trend, it is a French fashionista lifestyle.

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Do you want the flair? Do you want to be chick in Durban who actually belongs in Paris (YES PLEASE). Here are some tips to get a Parisian chic wardrobe.

Bon chic, bon genre – Good style, Good attitude (rough translation). You have to have the attitude to match the style. Confidence is key!

Don’t flash brands or wear in your face logos – One of the biggest French brands is Chanel and how simple, classy and classic is their logo? Exactly! Keep it simple and classy and less in-your-face. You will hardly ever spot a beautiful French woman using a Luis Vuitton bag.

Keep it neutral – Once again, having that French flair is about being more demure and keeping it low key.

Less is more – Don’t over accessorize, Parisian chic follows the less is more rule. Just look at Coco Chanel for inspiration.

No need to be high – Sky high heels? Nah! Stick to kitten heels, brogues, boots and pumps.

Did Coco Chanel ever look uncomfortable? When you search Parisian Chic on Pinterest do any of those beautiful French girls look uncomfortable? NO, because Parisian Chic is comfortable – just the right amount of feminine without doing anything over the top or underdone.

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So now that you know how to get the look you need to buy the look so get to The Pav where you will be spoilt for choice. Maybe grab a croissant while doing your shopping.

Don’t forget that Pav has loads of competitions on the go at the mo – you can win vouchers by finding the Fashion Capital cutout and snapping a pic with it and then upload using the #lovepav hashtag (the cutout can be found near to Factorie today). Also, if you sepnd R350 or more you qualify to enter to win a trip to Milan.

*This is a sponsored post as part of the campaign

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Get your London look on

London Fashion Week is officially finished but that doesn’t mean that the trends spotted on the London streets and the LFW runways have been forgotten. In fact, now is the best time – we get to find and shop the trends and then work them into our personal style.

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Christopher Kane. Image source: telegraph.co.uk

So what are the most noticeable trends from London Fashion Week?

Trainers

The trainer trend has been around for a while and some of the more bold fashionistas choose to wear this comfy alternative all year round, whether on-trend or not. You cannot go wrong with a pair of branded trainers to work a sports luxe look. Also, comfort is a big thing for me so I am all too grateful to be wearing these cool shoes.

Pleats

We welcome back pleats which were seen in quite a few of the shows including Christopher Kane. A sign of ultimate femininity and softness, pleats are perfect for everyday wear as well as evening.

Bermuda shorts

The more demure girls and those who prefer not to show too much leg (including myself) will be grateful to know that the lengthier shorts will be in stores and massively on trend.

Slouchy maxi skirts

LFW has taught us that we don’t HAVE to show skin (Miley Cyrus anyone) to be fashionable. Slouchy long skirts are easy to wear so of course, this trend is welcome!

Cut outs

Items with peek a boo pieces will be all the rage and it helps that they will get some air onto your skin on those terribly hot days.

These are just a few of the trends spotted at the Brit fashion capital which has become a place where we look to some of the most innovative looks of the season. Where to shop these trends and many others? At our Durban Fashion Capital Centre – The Pavilion

You are spoilt for choice with the fashion retailers at Pav and with the new season I am sure you need to do some shopping so why not do it at Pav and you could win. Spend R350 at Pav and you can be entered into a draw to win a trip to Milan (can I enter please) we also have our daily giveaways where you find the fashion capital cutout, snap a pic with it and possibly win a voucher. Keep a close eye on the #lovepav hashtag for clues of the whereabouts of the famous cutout.

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Durban Good Food & Wine Show Springsaver special

The Durban Good Food & Wine Show is back for another year and the lineup of chefs and events is looking better than ever.

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Happening this October, the Good Food & Wine Show has secured some of the best chefs and personalities to entertain and teach you.

If you purchase a ticket now you will only pay R140 and you can see your favourite SA Chef in action and get a FREE general admission ticket.   But hurry there are only a limited number of tickets available on this special offer.

Celebrity Chefs – Choose one or chose them all – it’s up to you:

  • Host of ‘Hayden Quinn South Africa’ on SABC3
  • India’s Most Celebrated Chef, Sanjeev Kapoor
  • Cake Boss’s Right Hand Man, Mauro Castano
  • Food Network’s Spice Prince, Reza Mahammad
  • Food Network Chef, Siba Mtongana

Here’s how:

Go to the Good Food & Wine Show event on www.computicket.com

  1. Click on the Chef of your choice
  2. Click the ‘EARLYBIRD SPECIAL’
  3. Select the number of tickets you wish to buy
  4. Proceed to pay

If you have any technical issues on Computicket please call: 011 340 8000

TWITTER         @goodfoodSA (Hashtag #GFWS2014)

FACEBOOK     Good Food & Wine Show SA

WEBSITE: www.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za

Win with Pav day 4

Today is a goodie – CALL IT SPRING. This store is relatively new to the Pavilion shopping centre so if you haven’t had the chance to shop there yet, why not pop in today – find the Fashion Capital cutout and snap a pic. You could win a R200 shopping voucher to shop more at Call it Spring.

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So why not make this Friday even better by ogling some fashion and winning?

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Win with Pav day 3

So we are onto day 3 of the Fashion Capital competition with Pavilion.

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All you have to do is visit Pandora today, find this Fashion Capital board and snap a pic with it and then upload it to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the #lovepav hashtag. Easy right?

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