Friday, 24 April 2015


Those of you familiar with online shopping must surely have a shortcut to the Spree website on your desktop by now, as it's just so exciting shopping online and having it delivered to your door. No import duties, no custom checks, no hidden costs from cross border orders......One might not experience the tactile feel of texture when you shop online, but it sure beats the inconvenience of having to squeeze into garments in more often than not, ill fitting changing rooms!
Spree has become a household name in South Africa with an ever increasing variety including some of our own designer brands like Habits, Gavin Rajah and a few others!

Thanks to Jenna MacArthur Public Relations, we were allowed a sneak preview of what winter holds in store...  The bottom line is, you need a blanket poncho, an oversized coat, a dash of Red and a welcome return of animal print in your winter staple collection. The puffer jacket is by far the most useful for casual styling and travelling. So get on with it, get to Spree...


Friday, 10 April 2015


With the official launch of Jackie Burger's Salon 58, which she refers to as "some place of magic", February being the month of love, can now officially also be called the month of style, with the emphasis on the return of the classics. The most impressive of the soiree, is that it was introduced with an assemblage of women who inspire, not only as career women, but as style icons, including Jena Dover, Anet Pienaar Vosloo and Pnina Fenster. The event introduced the new clothing label by Elaine du Plessis, "Drotsky", all modelled by these iconic women, and whose collection certainly brings back a certain charm of timeless garments.
Jackie certainly knows how to showcase art, with exhibits taking the form of installations in an unconventional display in the old classrooms,  and with real models representing real women, walking the unusual runway. Salon 58 is situated in a former girl's boarding school in Stellenbosch, with the atmosphere and ambience of each room exuding a distinct Parisian feel. One could almost envisage Coco Chanel, who Jackie has great admiration for, prancing down the stairs in her classic trimmed suits, challenging convention.
Indeed a venue where you would feel perfectly at home to linger, and who knows, maybe even kick of your shoes!
The PUCHULIK series of jewellery served as the perfect embellishment to compliment the beautiful attire that was showcased during the event. The next soiree takes place on Saturday the 18th  April 2015, and tickets may be bought online.

I sincerely hope that Jackie's new venture will inspire a return of the classic style and nostalgia of days gone by....To crown it all, guests were entertained with the melodious sounds of La Vie en Rose being sung by none other than Lindiwe Suttle. With a voice like a nightingale, she was complimented and accompanied by the accordion played by Stanislav Angelov.

Step up on style, and be one who inspires....



Wednesday, 8 April 2015


Time to get your pretty on again soon as Mercedes Benz Cape Town Fashion Week has been announced. Save the date for 30 July -1 August 2015 and prepare yourself for a wealth of designers taking part in this year's show. Fashion Weeks always offer a platform for creative dressing, so get the  creative juices flowing by start playing with your wardrobe. The simplest way of going about creative dressing is to watch attendees at European Fashion Weeks, with the option to wear things less conventional. A dash of vintage is always a great idea. I spotted a few trends in Europe recently, and since we are one season behind, there can be no doubt that we will be seeing a lot of over the knee boots, ( yes another season of those), coats draped over the shoulders, long and short layers worn together aka Margaret Zhang style, bold colours and dresses or skirts worn with pants editor style, ponchos and cape coats galore. Fur has been a firm favourite but since our temperature hardly permits a coat, there is little room for that. I always hope for really cold weather as I am keen on layering and bulking up on fur accessories ( you may fake the fur with faux...)
This year's event promises to deliver an impressive collection with AFI being the driving force in the discovery of new and  upcoming talent.  Watch this space for further news on the event. In the meanwhile, a few snippets from last year's event...