THE MINIMALIST’S PIÈCE DE RÉSISTANCE

The lovely team behind locally produced craft art, LAZY DAISY, sent over a few of their selected items imploring me to style my space and outfit around each piece. What’s more, with each piece attentively hand crafted, no two artworks are alike. Simply put these pieces are much like the inimitable objet d’art we so often seek out on field trips to museums showcasing rare art from lifetimes before.  THE MINIMALIST’S PIÈCE DE RÉSISTANCE

A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO TEXTURES FEATURING H&M AW17

Writing this post from the work nook in my room, I’ve paused at least thrice in the last ten minutes, feeling wildly appreciative of the cold breeze rushing through the windows that ever-so-gently grazes my cheek and shoulder. In short, it’s the promise of a steadfast approaching autumn season eagerly awaited.
Here in the southern hemisphere, with summers as equally long as they are scorching, it’s understandable that one would, in some ways, beckon the cold (read: with the force of a woman willing on autumn by wearing layers in 26 degree Celsius weather.) Fortunately, the outcome of said beckoning  allowed me to bring this look-book to the blog, featuring my favorite global retailer, H&M.  A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO TEXTURES FEATURING H&M AW17

THE NEW CLASSIC FEATURING H&M AW17

Effortlessly cool, the latest trend pieces to come from global retailers HM spring to life new classics like the pleated pants, athleisure crops with ribbed edging, and floral-embroidered denim jackets.
I chose to style this look below wearing all three of the above trends, not because I was short of basics like a white shirt or black pants, but because each piece, though detailed, encapsulate the kind of youthful cool-girl essence I THE NEW CLASSIC FEATURING H&M AW17

ON MONDAYS WE WEAR DENIM

Where attitude and style find their meeting ground, we might find ourselves amidst a conundrum of whether to dress to suit our mood, or to fix it. As the first day of the week arrives, perhaps the latter is where most of us linger; trying to find the right wardrobe pieces to ease us from our weekend bliss in to the start of a new week. Mondays can be, for many, synonymous with dreaded deadlines, significant workloads and more – often made worse by the decision to throw oneself head-first (perhaps quite literally) in to a full-blown power suit that serves ON MONDAYS WE WEAR DENIM

DISCUSSING ART, FASHION AND PERSEVERANCE WITH GEMMA SHEPHERD

Speaking to Gemma Shepherd of the Urban Gem, it’s refreshing to meet someone whose understanding of their industry and craft extends beyond just their own personal experiences therein. Speaking both broadly and personally about art and what inspires her creativity, the quintessence of our conversation delves in to the fears and uncertainties of putting yourself out there through your work. DISCUSSING ART, FASHION AND PERSEVERANCE WITH GEMMA SHEPHERD

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO AN EFFORTLESS CHIC MANICURE

For many of us, words like “fast-paced” are unmistakable attributes of being a woman-on-the-go in an industrious city; the hustle and bustle leaving little time to pause, even for a moment, to switch off and unwind. I decided this year that feeling and looking my best in spite of the few hours a day we aren’t stuck in traffic, or meeting deadline after deadline, is worth pausing for. THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO AN EFFORTLESS CHIC MANICURE

JUXTAPOSING THE UNRAVELING DENIM WITH LUXURY COTTON

The magic of a garment is often said to be beholden in our own attraction to it; something we experience for personal reasons, rather than its universal appeal. However, sometimes an off-beat trend, like floor-sweeping, room-occupying sleeves, or lavishly draped culottes, can have a spell-binding effect on us all. With trends becoming increasingly daring, and often ironically all-the-more saturated, it’s careful choosing that makes a garment’s magic last this season and beyond. JUXTAPOSING THE UNRAVELING DENIM WITH LUXURY COTTON

TIMELESS PIECES THAT TELL A STORY

Ever experienced one of those moments while tirelessly scrolling through your pinterest feed, a look so alluring you start to imagine up a story to piece together the enchantment of it all. Sometimes it’s just one thing that encapsulates your interest, other times it’s every inch of the look; from someone’s expression, to the manner in which each crease and fold in a garment inhales and exhales the moody street lighting framing it. To many of us, recreating this allure TIMELESS PIECES THAT TELL A STORY

5 TIPS FOR CREATING A CAPSULE WARDOBE

Its that wonderful time of the year where energies are renewed and most people have convinced themselves to put that energy to good use by organizing their wardrobes (yes, I’m included in this bunch). If you’re not one of these people, then perhaps you’ve been in that cycle where you only ever rotate 5-10 items in your closet (when there are probably piles and piles of other forgotten pieces). Whichever category you’ve found yourself in, this post might come in handy to aid you in clearing out wasted closet space to make room for a stylish and functional capsule wardrobe. 5 TIPS FOR CREATING A CAPSULE WARDOBE

YOUR BACK-TO-WORK EFFORTLESS SUMMER UNIFORM

For the first time in 4 years I’ve had to start thinking about my office wardrobe, and more importantly, my signature summer uniform. Now that I’ve graduated from university and entered the working world, there’s definitely more pressure to look polished and poised on a daily basis. Whether I’ve scheduled meetings, or have errands to run, it’s important that I feel good in what I’m wearing, while breezing through even the hottest summer days. YOUR BACK-TO-WORK EFFORTLESS SUMMER UNIFORM