DOUBLE DENIM ::

This Spring our cool friend denim is making appearances in the form of dresses, boilersuits, dungarees and denim on denim combos. Basically all in one denim or double denim is the way to go to make a street style statement. If you’re eager for a run down of the different denim looks at New York Fashion Week and on the streets of #NYFW2015 keep your eyes peeled for our next blog post.

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Clockwise from top right: Country Road Spring Summer 2015 campaign | boildersuit, Cotton On | Stella McCartney SS’15 |  Country Road SS’15 campaign | Fendi SS’15.

 

 

 

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TASSELS & FRINGES ::

Fringes and Tassels have an amazing way of adding texture and movement to an outfit. My recent purchase of a Country Road tassel bag (pictured on my moodboard) is one of my best purchases yet, adding texture and interest to minimal outfits. On the catwalk for Spring/Summer 2015 Etro and Fendi stood out, with amazing surface texture and surface design, using laser cutting, applique’ and Native American/ethnic surface detailing to add interest and a free spirited bohemian feel to their collections.

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Clockwise from top right: leather tassel jacket, ZARA | leather fringe bag, Country Road & Ethnic fringe poncho, Topshop | Fendi Spring Summer 2015 range | Etro Spring Summer 2015 range.

THE BIG SHINE ::

 

My favourite way to liven up washed out tones, whites and faded denims is with metallics. A bit of shine can step up a minimal look and add that chic Spring/Summer touch to any outfit. Keep it clean cut and minimal in the form of an accessory or accent. Here are my favourite picks, in store now.

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Clockwise from left: silver sandals, Country Road | Run luster anorak, Country Road | metallic balloons, Under the paper lantern | Sasha copper tote, Wichery | Sparks fly clutch, Mimco.

THE COPPER CLUB

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Copper carries a sense of retro. It’s one of the oldest metals known to man, being instrumental to the name “The Bronze Age”, yet it is versatile and slick enough in the most contemporary environments. The resurgence of copper is modernised by using it juxtaposed with slick and minimal interiors and decor. A hint of yesteryear combined with a glimpse of tomorrow.

Country Road have a gorgeous range of copper items that make it oh so easy to combine these treasures into our homes whilst Cape Town vintage lighting company Hoy P’loy is jazzing up our light fittings with these beautiful copper fitted pendant lights. With the artisanal touch, copper promises never to disappoint.

Above: Copper cube and mug from Country Road. Below: Copper cubes and copper frame from Country Road, Pendant light fitting & bulb from Hoy P’loy.

Images: https://instagram.com/lyalseba & www.hoiploy.com.

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Focus On :: Florian Meacci

I went onto the H&M site and found some super inspiring fashion and celebrity sketches by the talented French illustrator Florian Meacci. This guy is a fashion illustration guru. What I love about his art is the way he combines realist pencil sketches and portraits of iconic pop culture models and celebrities with fashion texture, colour and print to give it a multi dimensional feeling. And he’s a pro at it. He has been commissioned to do works for H&M, Adidas Originals, Dolce & Gabbana, Glamour and Kurt Geiger amongst others. Here is a taster of some of his works ::

www.florianmeacci.com

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Jimmy Choo Campaign | Cape Town

Being able to work on a Jimmy Choo campaign was definitely a seasonal highlight. Produced by Solar Productions in Cape Town, and shot by photographer Yvan Fabing, this campaign was shot over two days, the first of which was at the Taal Monument in Paarl and styled by Kaylene West, and day two was at the Atlantis dunes and was styled by me. Hair & makeup artist Charmaine De Kock tracked down two gorgeous real hair wigs that she cut and styled to complete the twin look, as this campaign was based on twin models being shot in environments that included reflective elements. Props stylist Katy Mills had a very impressive silver surfboard made up that we used at Atlantis dunes, as well as mirrors and mirror curves that we shot against. Here’s some final images …

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Production Company: Solar Productions
Photographer: Yvan Fabing
Hair & Make-up: Charmaine de Kock
Hair & Make-up Assistant: Andrea Smith
Stylist day 1: Kaylene West
Stylist day 2: Lyal Seba
Stylist Assistants: Chelsea Mouton & Alana Dynowski
Prop Stylist: Katy Mills

Heatons 2015 Kids Campaign

Season in Cape Town flies by at warp speed, with hardly any time to reflect on what’s gone on from one job to the next. As a stylist you get booked on a multitude of different genre jobs from fashion campaigns, commercials and catalogues to prop styling. The Spring Summer 2015 kids campaign was one where I did the props styling, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Now in winter, with time to reflect and grey skies outside, it’s inspiring to see how bright pops of colour and pantone swatches turned into electric painted beach huts, colourful bunting and bright surfboards for the beach shoot, whilst a more pastel country palate combined with fabric tee pees, large windmills, flowers and carts featured in the country version of the campaign. I even got to work with my goddaughter Maia (in the blue jumpsuit) for the country shoot. Doing kids props is really fun and whimsical and takes one back to the playful thought process of being a child. I really had fun with this one.

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Long Sleeve Stripe Top €5, Boys Denim Shorts €7( Age 3-8)/€9 (Age 9-12), Pin Dot Polo Shirt €5, Pull On Canvas Trouser €9, Blue AOP Prom Dress €14, Jersey Print Playsuit €10, Boys laced canvas €4, Skull Slip On €5, White Sandal Models Own, Glitter Sandal €8

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