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

FEATURING FUEGO EATERY

Fuego, a taqueria situated among one of Cape Town’s most frequented food hub districts, provides more than just decadent, dreamy interiors – which is what probably first grabs your attention. After a few rounds of overwhelming mouthfuls of amazing foods, it’s this delicious taste of Latin cuisine that will have us shortly returning again FEATURING FUEGO EATERY

MAKING MONDAYS THE PRELUDE TO A BURGEONING WEEK

With the promise of opportunities to start a new, we occasionally tend to avoid the dreaded modus operandi to a clean slate, clinging to the notion that it need be a daunting task of purging our yesterdays in favor of blank-slate tomorrows. The simpler route, I feel, is to focus on the present day. Perhaps that entails a scribbled but nevertheless legible (and realistic) to-do-list, or waking up earlier for those extra hours to get “it” done. MAKING MONDAYS THE PRELUDE TO A BURGEONING WEEK

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