The chilly weather we have in Durban today has reminded me just how much I love scarves and jerseys and being cozy…
Inspired by New York and all its craziness, it is no surprise I am in love with the Kate Spade 2013 fall collection. So retro, so Kate Spade, so me!
All Images: fashionista.com
*Images: Pinterest – I am creating a new board dedicated to Indie style
Now that my hair has finally reached my shoulders and is getting to a length where I can experiment I am on the hunt for things to try. I love side swept/styled hair so this is something I need to master, obviously I went to Pinterest for some inspiration…
Today ELLE SA shared news with all its fans and followers that will go down in history – as Jackie Burger, editor of ELLE described it “This is history in the making”
What exactly is all the buzz about and why was ELLE Magazine trending on Twitter?
For many reasons, I mean it’s ELLE Magazine – One of South Africa’s leading fashion magazines, but mainly because they took a step that hasn’t been taken before, they invited international style icon, Solange Knowles to our shores, to meet our editors and to feature in our magazine. Not only did they take the step, but they are now going on a journey that many of us only dream of, they are treading on international waters. It’s not everyday that a star such as Solange agrees to shack up in South Africa with the Elle belle’s
What this means?
The wonderful ELLE team, who keeps on giving us the latest and greatest will be putting together an upcoming issue that will tickle every fashionista’s fancy, that will have all the readers rushing to the stores to get the issue and that will have the world talking about SA. The magazine will not feature pictures of Solange Knowles taken in a studio overseas, it will not feature a copy and paste interview with Solange – it will feature pictures of the style icon, taken in South Africa, by hopefully a local photographer, and will be directed by our very own ELLE team. I am not a hundred perecent sure about what the exact plans for Solange are, but either way, said issue is going to be the issue of the year
What this means to me?
Well if you think back to when it was announced that South Africa was going to be hosting the soccer world cup, it was a moment for South Africa and soccer fans united, it was a time of excitment and intrigue. The excitement that soccer fans felt on that day can’t even be compared to how I felt today. I have always been a proud South African because I know what we have to offer, it’s just a case of showing the rest of the world what we can do. By ELLE making this happen, they have shown that we have guts and determination and that we can take on anything, and by Solange agreeing to come to SA, we may see more big celebs coming our way.
My chosen career path is one in which I hope to follow in the footsteps of Jackie Burger and Poppy Evans so to see such big things happening in the industry have me giddy with excitment.
The ELLE team deserve all the praise they are getting simply because they took the step.
My admiration for Coco Chanel and love for the brand is obvious so when I came across these pictures of Mademoiselle herself, at work, I allowed myself to imagine what it was like in her day, what it was like to be her, and what it would have been like to know her.
She aged gracefully and remained elegant even when smoking – which is a hard task.
Inspiration is important for not only creatives such as writers, designers and photographers, but its an important part of life – being inspired is a feeling that can’t really be compared to much else.
I am inspired daily by beautiful things, successful people, TV shows and fashion, so I am going to share some of my biggest inspirations with you
First up is Erin Silver from 90210 (Jessica Stroup) being the biggest fan of the show ever, I have been watching season four and once again, her style in the show knocked me for a six. As much as I love/admire super high heels and flowy dresses, they’re just not me. I don’t have a particular style but prefer cute over sexy, pumps over heels, quirky over prim. Silvers style in 90210 pretty much sums up how I would like to look on a daily basis.
Which brings me onto my next inspiration, which is of course, Zooey Deschanel. She is the queen of quirky, not only in her show New Girl but also in real life.
My best ideas come to me when I am surrounded by amazing things or when I am in a room which is pleasing for the eye, I wish on a daily basis for a room which I can turn into my own little space, filled with all the things I love, magazines, posters, etc. For now looking at pictures sends me into daydreams which then lead to interesting thoughts and ideas.
I am no design fundi, but I appreciate good spaces.
Something like these will do
My chosen industry – journalism/writing is a tough one and I have a few women who inspire me and who have shown me that anything is possible
Rebecca Dodd – Deputy Editor and Fashion Editor on All4Women
My current editor at All4Women who I have gotten to know and learnt to love. Rebecca is only 25 but knows how to wow anyone with words and has a damn good resume. I hope to do as well in my career as she has done in such a short space. After meeting her in person, I have even more respect for her.
Bryony McCormick – Editor of Saltwater Girl
Bryony is the girl I wanted to be when I was a teenager – uber cool surfer type chick with so much to offer the world. She has taken Saltwater Girl Magazine (a mag I read as a teen as well) to new levels and is definately an inspiration to me not only career wise but attitude wise. She is a happy lady with a passion for many things all while being easy to get along with!
Poppy Evans – Ms Elle Fashion
Elle is one of the worlds leading fashion magazines and Poppy is SA Elle’s very own fashion editor. She has visions that are beautiful, trendy, original and creative. Who wouldn’t want to be fashion editor of Elle Magazine?
She needs no introduction and even though she is no longer alive, her story is one that has inspired me and kept me positive when everything looked negative. She is a legend in her own right through hard work, dedication and passion
Nicole Warr – Editor Vintage Lifestyle Magazine
This lady is younger than me but took a step that others dream of but aren’t brave enough to take. She started South Africas first online vintage magazine, which has soared since it started and has built a loyal readership and has gotten her noticed. Her love for vintage has helped her reach her dream
These are a few of the things that inspire me, among many others, but these are the ones worth mentioning because they are a part of me.
Who/what inspires you? Do share
All images – weheartit
To say I’m addicted to 90210 is an understatement! I put it on with the intention of watching one or two episodes but just can’t stop until I can barely see through my droopy, tired eyes.
This show offers so much more than teenage drama, it offers awesome fashion and really good looking people.
I am currently on season 4 where the drama and fashion continues.
My two favorite fashionistas in the show? Naomi and Silver…
Naomi Clark keeps it rich, classy and sexy
And Erin Silver spices it up with her edgy outfits
Anyone else watching season 4? How are you enjoying it?