Growing pains couldn’t possibly rival that of adulthood, what with demand for consumerism increasing, many of us try – but often fail – to weed out what’s worth our money, and simply put, what isn’t. As a blogger, while ironically also a minimalist, I’ve learned to wait out on impulse buying, and nearly a year later, can confidently purchase new pieces that I truly want. Today’s post is BITS N’ PIECES


Over the last few years, as some of you will know, my skin has had to deal with a lot. Having developed eczema at the age of 17, then later cystic acne, I’m now a month away from 24 years old and have noticed signs of aging around the eye area. While I always imagined embracing my wrinkles and sagging skin, I foresaw the process happening much later in life, and I suppose that’s still something to look forward to. In the interim, I’ve latched on to 3 specific products developed by Dr. Hauschka cosmetics ( a press sample gifted to me at a recent media event) to aid my skin concerns. SKINCARE BASICS WITH DR. HAUSCHKA


Being the observational type, I picked up that the need to feel well-dressed stems from a long pursuit of trying to understand one’s own tastes – wanting those tastes to reflect across the board, in both the home environment and wardrobe. With a flair for the basics, I typically gravitate towards neutral colors that can mix and match with relative ease. Juggling meetings, lunch dates, long hours of admin and planning content, for yours truly work often runs overtime in to weekends. That said, having to “dress up” every day of the week is impossible, even if most of my wardrobe does comprise of button downs and tailored pants. Having a strong desire for THE ART OF WEEKEND-DRESSING-DOWN


As the saying goes, power in style is power in life. At least, that seems to be the case during my shoot with multi-talented personality, Keegan Basil. Dressed in Topman, Keegan showed ease as we hiked, crawled and stumbled between locations – returning to nature in a bid to mimic its fluidity; searching for the perfect backdrop to showcase strength and vulnerability in an age where style is loaded with its own emotive diction. In collaboration with internationally renowned men’s retailer, Topman, we bring to you a lookbook that exudes a man of confidence, self-awareness, and the kind of cool to match the icy nights in the Saharan desert climate. A MENSWEAR GUIDE TO LUXURY STYLE


As with any trend, there carries with it an immediate response by fashion’s elite who all but prescribe their matter-of-fact guides to appropriating the latest craze in to our wardrobes. And, despite minimalism’s call for less, there appears to be a similar fate that awaits – evident in designers reinventing basics at alarming speeds to cater to the growing number of minimalists and their (stigmatic) neutral wardrobes and palettes. Redirecting back to the core interpretation of minimalism, it seems apt to say that, rather than buying in to every trend and release, minimalist’s typically opt for less things in favor of investing in one or two items that can outlive seasonal wear. A BONA FIDE STYLE GUIDE FOR MINIMALIST’S