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My apartment in Saint-Germain des Prés, Paris.

March 1, 2018

Let’s start by clearing up that ever-so-slightly misleading headline. I do not own an apartment in Saint-Germain des Prés. It’s on my bucket list though but for now, I’ll happily rent via Airbnb while on holiday. Got it?

Had you read my previous post here, you’d have learned that I arrived in Paris on Monday afternoon. My conman taxi driver had deposited me safely, and a few hundred euros lighter, at No. 11 Rue xyz; the address on my booking receipt.

Far too easy!

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Get me to Paris Fashion Week!

February 28, 2018

On Monday morning, as I settled into a taxi at Charles De Gaulle Airport in France, I received a text message from Capago Visa Application Centre in Cape Town confirming my visa was ready for collection. Odd! Since that’s the same document which got me onto an AirFrance flight and through border control in the first place.

Well, if you want to hear a story of note on how I broke the system, switch off your phone, make a cup of tea and pull up a chair. This is a good one.

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SA Menswear Week AW18: Zeit Geist does it again!

February 16, 2018

A fellow blogger called it when she described the Zeit Geist model line up at SA Menswear Week as a gene pool which didn’t need chlorine. OMW! Designer Maxine Ginsberg Mauerberger sure knows how to pick them.

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SA Menswear Week AW18: Will the real Rosey and Vittori please stand up?

February 12, 2018

Who are Rosey and Vittori?

Not the people but the brand. Their AW18 show at SA Menswear Week revealed very little of an original and cohesive collection. We saw Gucci’s snake and Kenzo’s eye. Even a Balenciaga-style Bazar Shopper with Gucci straps, and snake, tiger and floral badges. We saw palm prints, oriental prints, velvet and snow-washed denim.

It looked diabolical!

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SA Menswear Week AW18: Magents amplified #MeToo

The SA Menswear Week AW18 shows kicked off the South African fashion circuit on Friday 9 February. Hosted by co-founder Simon Deiner and his team, we’re seeing this event – now in its 7th season – grow in stature from a hot as hell basement parking lot at the V&A Waterfront to Cape Town City Hall, nogal. Someone’s doing something right.

I have so much to tell you, from slow-dancing with Duncan Pape in the Belvedere Vodka lounge to my interview with hottie model Jimmy Ogunlaja for Spice TV. *cringe* But all of that will have to take a back seat as I need to talk about the Magents show.

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