11 months ago, I quit advertising cold-turkey with no job prospect in place. Brave? Stupid? You decide. All I know is I’d had enough. Since then, I’ve been hustling like a faux car guard in Long Street on First Thursdays to build a career as a freelance Social Media Manager.
Self-employment comes with the freedom of managing your own day along with the benefit of not having to answer to anyone else. However, the financial stress of being a one-woman show in this industry is overwhelming. If I’m not physically working, I’m not earning money. It’s as simple as that. I found my eyes glued to an electronic device 20 hours a day with no reprieve (or spare resources) for travel, events or even chilling on the couch.
Poor circulation, stress-induced bacteria in my body and the evils of comfort food created continuous skin eruptions on my face even a spotty teen would envy. Topical cosmetic exfoliators and masks offered temporary relief for one swollen bump only to have another surface elsewhere. My skin was so bad, even the selfie retouching app on my phone couldn’t cope with the bumps and scars. Continue reading
The Mojo Market promises an eclectic hybrid of fusion food, global fashion and daily fresh produce.
The Mojo Market is set to open mid-April in Regent Street, Sea Point. The space has been developed underneath the trendy Mojo Hotel, by hotel owners Graeme Robinson, Tara Lerner and Robbie Lessem.
It promises an eclectic hybrid of fusion food, global fashion and daily fresh produce with sea views over Sea Point’s pavilion pools and the promenade. Here, 45 designer retail stalls, 20 food vendors, two bars, a daily fresh goods market, a live entertainment stage and a wellness zone will all vie for your attention. Continue reading
Here’s a simple style tip on how to take a summer dress into autumn.
I fell in love with the Day et Birger Mikkelson brand when I got to interview the founder and head designer Keld Mikkelson last year. (Read my post here.) Their edgy-meets-classic design sits exceptionally well with my (predominately conservative) style with quality always reigning supreme.
I haven’t been into the store in while so when this emailer crossed my desk, I could’t resist lingering longer. This simple style tip on how to take a look into autumn is such a simple trick, we could easily cut our wardrobe spend in half.
Autumn weather is tricky with chilly mornings followed by sweltering afternoons. And while we’re really not ready to surrender summer favourites yet, evenings do bring a significant mercurial dip.
Today’s style tip is to layer a textured jacket over a summer dress, pop on a pair of ankle boots and you’re autumn ready. The look whispers business meeting chic, yet still cool enough up add a streetstyle hashtag to your Insta feed.
What do you think of this little trick?
Happy Monday, stylish ones.
love & light
Photo credit: Day Birger et Mikkelson
Last night AFI (African Fashion International) hosted Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017, forthwith referred to as #MBFWCT17. A cold and rainy Camps Bay played host to a sleek event which had the fash pack out in droves. I twinned a grey import from China with Duncan Papè in Black Dog. I really should dedicate a whole post to but for now, lets talk fashion.
I missed out on an invitation to the opening show by Gavin Rajah, either because I’ve dropped in popularity or for my strong views about the brand. Either way, post-show comments revealed heavy D&G / Balenciaga flavours, peppered with Gucci, then polished off with a nice Puma Fenty x Rihanna. Oh, let me stop. Sour grapes are not appetising *tongue wedged firmly in cheek* and we all need to keep the lights on.
Moving swiftly along to the collections which had me mentally recalculating my self-employed income. Continue reading