A few days ago, H&M were kind enough to let me into their Cape Town showroom and source from their dreamy summer capsule collections. The range I immediately gravitated toward consisted of beautifully crafted ivory white fabrics in assorted details ranging from grommet inspired lace edging to soft and breezy pleats. The attention to detail means you can pair everyday basics with these statement pieces, or you can clash textures like I did and create a look all your own. … CLASSIC CONTEMPORARY WITH HM’S SUMMER COLLECTION
SUMMER STYLE WITH SUPERBALIST HEAT 24/7
In an ideal world, we all have that one dress we can grab in a haste and pair with just about every inch of our wardrobe, confident in it’s ability to take you everywhere and anywhere in style. As a shopper who values quality and durability, I usually find myself at a loss for where to shop for versatile wardrobe basics and flattering seasonal must-haves that offer this, but thanks to SUPERBALIST and their #HEAT247 campaign, that’s no longer an issue. … HEATED SUMMER STYLE WITH SUPERBALIST
Lately I’ve been finding ways to pair the more unexpected pieces in my wardrobe, like this Max Mara flare pants, with basics, like a black button-down. To give a sophisticated basic an interesting edge, I decided to switch my shirt back to front – on trend as seen on streetstyle blogs globally – and decided to streamline the entire look with slicked back hair and bold earrings. Despite my initial intentions for this outfit, after a short while deciding what to title this look, I realised it was also a great option to wear to work. … HOW TO APPROACH OFFICE DRESSING
In today’s post, I’ve teamed up with TOPSHOP to bring you a minimalist inspired summer look that merges the perfect summer slacks with the on-trend knotted-sleeve blouse. … WHAT TO WEAR THIS SUMMER FEATURING TOPSHOP
It dawned on me roughly a year ago, that I’ve become far more aware of the freedom I’ve found since defining my own personal style and aesthetic; to think that personal style can have such a tremendous impact on our lives is eye-opening. For many women, finding power might be wearing their favorite skirt or dress, whilst for others, that same feeling might be sought in a modest dress. As women, we have to fight against anyone who tries to presage that power; and to these women, those who choose to stand firmly in their choices, to them I salute. I admire each and every woman who chooses her own definition of freedom, and endeavors to liberate women in spite of.
In light of finding my own confidence, I thought what better way to encapsulate the moment than in this navy power-suit designed by my dear friend, Amber Hennings.
PHOTO CREDIT: Lemuel Witbooi
In closing, I hope to encourage each person who reads this to find an unfeigned surety in themselves, to be fearless in a world plagued by trepidation; find your power.
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Today is rather exciting, as I finally get to share a longtime dream lookbook on the blog. This post features a collaborative effort with a young creative – who’s no stranger to THE MINIMALE BLOGGER – Amber Hennings, head designer for A Seam Studios.
I was lucky enough to wear a few pieces from her upcoming graduation collection, and styled it with a few of my own summer wardrobe favorites. We shot this lookbook in a new location and I love how vibrant the backdrop appears. I was lucky enough to have the boyfriend get behind the lens for this one, … A TANGERINE DREAMSCAPE
Today’s post features a Spring inspired lookbook shot at the beach. I actually mapped this look out in my head first and was so pleased to see how it turned out. The overall finish is relaxed and really comfortable too, while the light colors and fabrics are perfect for warmer days.
I paired my outfit with simple leather flats and my go-to faux leather backpack. Spending the day frolicking around in the waves with family was so much fun, and now I’m really counting the days until summer gets here. … SEA BREEZE & WHITE LINEN
Today I’m putting the spotlight on one of fashion’s favorite denim trends to resurface globally – the flared-denim. Since first re-emerging on runways, streetstyle blogs and all over Pinterest, the voracious outpouring of wide-legged denim trousers has gone through plenty of renovations – bringing with it a vast assortment of styles, cuts and colors.
And, as we’ve seen over the last year and counting, the iconic style of flared denim has become a wardrobe must-have all year ’round. … WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH FLARED DENIM?
Today’s outfit post is accompanied by a brief personal story that speaks a bit about why I came out as “a minimalist” earlier this year. This shift has completely altered the way I think about fashion and my own personal style and has carried over in to many aspects of my life too.
Keep reading to learn more about my experiences and what impact my transition to minimalism has had on my life. … WHAT MINIMALISM MEANS TO ME
On Saturday past, I was asked to style and assist a shoot at Super 8 Studios in Cape Town’s central business district. I worked with a great team and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We decided on earthy neutral colors in order to create a natural look-book for Charlotte’s modelling portfolio, and decided to keep her hair and makeup as fuss-free as possible.
Styling: Rebecca Arendse
Model: Charlotte Rose Walker
Photographer: Anton Robert
If you’d like to get in touch with either Anton or Charlotte for professional inquiries, please comment below for their mailing addresses.
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This past month, I had the opportunity of giving away a brand new pair of Vogue Sunglasses. Our lucky winner was announced and kindly agreed to let me shoot her for the blog.
Below are some of the portraits we captured of Nuha Haroun, winner of the first blog giveaway, who looks incredible wearing her Vogue retro sunglasses … VOGUE PORTRAITS
CONGRATULATIONS TO NUHA!
Nuha has won herself a brand new pair of Vogue Retro sunglasses valued at R1350 from the Minimale Blogger. … VOGUE EYEWEAR GIVEAWAY! [CLOSED]