Everyday Luxury

Friday Inspiration – Essential Shoe Guide

Fashion, Style

Great shoes enhance any outfit. They are the great finishing touch that any outfit needs in order to be rendered polished and complete. It is, therefore, worthwhile to invest in shoes that work around your lifestyle - shoes that work and play. Above I suggest great foundational shoes so your wardrobe is always refined. Indulge in the high heels that go well with that sheath or pencil skirt; to your…

LET’S GO NEUTRAL: WEEKEND STYLE INSPIRATION

Fashion

Neutral clothes can add freshness to your weekend wear. Keep it clean, keep it chic, and keep it simple. Neutrals create a great foundation for your wardrobe allowing you to wear them repeatedly without it being obvious. A lot of colours go with neutrals so you can mix and match them at your leisure. Neutrals are also timeless and you can create multiple looks with them. Below are a few…

RAIN! RAIN! HOW TO LOOK CHIC IN THE RAIN

Fashion, Style

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Johannesburg has been raining cats and dogs. A chic rain look is a must to ensure you are not caught out in the rain with no protection. A trench coat is a must as it is light enough to wear and can be used for layering as well. A raincoat for heavy downpours. A beautifully crafted and sturdy umbrella should do the trick. Under that, have a wide brimmed hat…

IN SEARCH OF THE PINK POWER SUIT

Fashion, Style

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As I watched Shark Tank on M-net I was drawn to Dawn Nathan-Jones' pink power suit and I am now on the search for a striking pink power suit. The CEO of Europcar has great style and below I have broken down her style: THE EARRINGS [caption id="attachment_2309" align="aligncenter" width="280"] Source: www.brownsjewellers.com Platinum Protea Solitaire Diamond Earrings[/caption] 2. THE NECKLACE [caption id="attachment_2310" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Source: http://brownsjewellers.com          …

Feeding the Coffee Fiend: Home Coffee Station Ideas

Decor, Food & Drink

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My relationship with coffee is one of the strongest relationships in my life :-). In the morning after my bath and morning routine, I sit  down to a leisurely cup of coffee before I head out the door. I would love to create a coffee station in my home where all my coffee goodies are in one place. Below are the ingredients: [caption id="attachment_2161" align="aligncenter" width="193"] Cappuccino - Image Source:…

THE ALLURE OF BEING MYSTERIOUS

Lifestyle

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I use my weekends as a space for reflection to see how well I have done in the past week. I happened this weekend to be thinking – have we lost our mystery? Do we overshare? Do people know everything there is to know about us or do we keep some spaces and information close to our hearts to keep our allure? This is a work in progress for me…

DESIGN A BEAUTIFUL WORK SPACE

Decor

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We spend a lot of time in our work spaces and a great looking space will make work more pleasant. The Scandinavian design is a great source of inspiration both for work and home offices as they are simple, beautiful, functional and affordable. Scandinavian design allows the furniture to be the centre of attraction. All accessories should be carefully chosen. Start with simple white walls as a blank canvas. Choose…

AFRICAN STYLE: MAXHOSA BY LADUMA

Fashion, Style

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I am always on the lookout for great investment pieces. I responded to an email invite by Luminance for the preview of the MAXHOSA BY LADUMA knitwear. I am enamoured. Laduma Ngxokolo modern premium Xhosa knitwear is beautiful and symbolic. I am especially taken by the scarves that can be both worn by men and women.  This is a great investment in a beautifully crafted African shawl. I have my…

Small Ways to Have a Happy and Luxurious Week

Career, Lifestyle, Style

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Mondays are great days to re-commit to yourself and your dreams and stretch yourself that one extra inch. Here are a few tips to start your week off on a great, happy and luxurious note: Recommit to your dreams Write down your dreams and affirmations for your dreams. Remember what you aspirations are and re-commit to working towards making these dreams come true. Only you limit your thinking and the…

THE AFRICAN LUXURY MARKET

African theory, Intellectual swag, Style

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I have been doing research for my proposal and looking at the interactions between luxury brands and the African market. The top 75 luxury brands referred to in the reports are mainly European and American with a few Asian luxury houses.  What stood out for me is the absence of African luxury houses in these reports. How do African luxury brands get into the top 75 global luxury brands? In…