Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Indulgence For Today: L.C. & LO Stylish As Ever

The exceptionally stylish duo Lauren Conrad and Lauren “Lo” Bosworth teamed up for a girls’ night out. They attended the Dinosaur Ball at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles over the weekend in honour of the new exhibit.

The former “Hills” & “Laguna Beach” hotties looked fabulous in floor-length gowns as they chatted it up with press and posed for pictures together before heading inside.

L.C., 25, donned a pale pink tiered dress from her Paper Crown line and sported her trademark waves, while Lo, 25, went with a hot pink one-shoulder design and wore her hair in a sophisticated updo.

I’d like to make a request…

Monday, July 11, 2011

Magical Monday: Meet Chris Hepburn

Meet Christopher William John Hepburn aka Chris/Chrissy.
I've known this young lad for almost 8 years and I thought I would share him with the world!
Chris is a model/student and also designs his own furniture range called Hepburn Living.

Chris kindly agreed to let me join him for a little shopping spree at Canal Walk. I don't spend much time shopping for men's clothing so I was quite excited about our adventure. BUT first he had to answer a few questions!!!!
Favourite fragrance for yourself?
Well, I get bored wearing any one fragrance for an extended period so I tend to mix it up a bit…right now I alternate Versace Eau Fraiche by day with Gucci by Gucci at night, or depending on my mood…however, Acqua Di Gio by Armani is a classic and my all time favourite…and no, you may not touch me wrong! 
Favourite fragrance on a woman?
I’d have to say Mademoiselle by Chanel…very elegant and feminine - can’t go wrong with that.
Favourite facial product range?
Not only do I have a sensitive side that likes wrinkly puppies and fluffy bunnies, but I tend to be very sensitive to any products containing sunscreens or fragrances. With this in mind, the Clinique men’s range is ideal for anyone who suffers from any sensitivity like I do…
Favourite activity on a Friday evening?
It’s not so much what I’m doing that counts, rather who I’m doing it with – mind out the gutters please! As long as I’m surrounded by people I care about, I’m a happy chappy J
Favourite restaurant?
Other than Chicken Licken? Hmmmm…I’ve had some very memorable times with some great people at the Delaire Graff Restaurant near Stellenbosch. It just seems to be the total package…good food, good service and spectacular views…I always leave there content and mildly drunk…naughty!
Favourite book?
Hahah! You know models can’t read!
Favourite artist?
Oh man…how do you choose…it ranges from Jimi Hendrix to the Stones, Dire Straits and most recently Kings of Leon…I even appreciate a bit of Jack Parow from time to time, hos ja!
Funniest movie ever watched?
I really do like the cheese…Step Brothers, Talladega Nights, Wedding Crashers, Role Models, I Love You Man, but my favourite has got to be Anchorman – “Don’t act like you’re not impressed.”
 (OH Chrissy you forgot to mention Kung Pow which you guys made me watch 20 times! I am still haunted by the one breasted woman)
Favourite local clothing brand and why?
I’m quite a fan of the Black Hawk stuff from YDE…they keep it simple which I like…neutral colours which tend to be more classic with nice fit and fabrics…just wish they weren’t always out of my size!
Favourite international clothing brand and why?
Abercrombie & Fitch for sure…it’s classic and manly, simple!
I love my mom because...….she always has mini Bar Ones in the cupboard.
Motto in life………I haven’t been able to find a single phrase or saying that encompasses how I would like to live my life, so I rather refer to the poem ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling when I’m in need of some guidance and inspiration…
I eat chocolate because.........I always assumed that was what you were supposed to do with it?
Favourite animal?
Becky, my mobility-challenged staffie…
Hobbies? Building snowmen and...........
gym, BBM and planking…
I cried when..........
she left…
Favourite joke?
What is brown and sticky? A stick
(Chris gave me 2 options. The 1st joke was sooooooo funny, but it contained a bad word.)
I'd like to add that Chris and I want to be the ambassadors for Kingsley Heath! Dressed by them daily and smothered in their fragrance! Congratulations to the KH team! WE love love love the store and the shop assistants are very friendly!! www.kingsleyheath.com/
Here's what we found......
Left: Purple t-shirt by French Connection - Stuttafords R 299.95
Right: GAP t-shirt - Stuttafords R 329.95
Left: Light grey t-shirt from R79.00
Right: Pink t-shirt R 129.00
Both from Sportscene
Light grey t-shirt in Sportscene window
T-shirt by Diesel R 579.00

Left: Check shirt by GAP - Stuttafords R 489.95
Right: Check shirt by GUESS - Stuttafords R 699.95

Left: Grey jesrsey by Diesel R 3 299.00
Right: Purple jersey by French Connection - Stuttafords R 999.95

Jacket by Country Road - Woolworths R 899.00

Left: Leather jacket by Kingsley Heath R 2 499.95
Right: Leather jacket by Diesel R 10 999.00

Suit by Trenery at Woolworths
Jacket R 2 299.00
Trousers R 1 199.00

Left: Shirt R 499.99 and tie R 249.00 both from Country Road - Woolworths
Right: Tie only by Trenery - WoolworthsR 399.99

Pants by Markham R 320.00
Jeans by Relay - Markham R 380.00
and under the pants............. Calvin Klein
Love Love love this cap by Kingsley Heath R 199.99

We found these fantatsic Ray-Ban sunglasses at the Mellins i-Style store.
Get up to 22% off selected brands at their SALE.
The staff members were exceptionally friendly and helpful!
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Left: Ray-Ban Caribbean sunglasses R 1 520.00
Right: Ray-Ban Signet sunglasses R 1 575.00

Original Ray-Ban Wayfarers R 1 575.00
 Boots from Aldo R 1 299.00
Leather boots from San Marina R 1 595.00
Shoes from Aldo R 999.00

Indulgence For Today: 2011 Bafta Brits To Watch

The BAFTA Brits to Watch event in partnership with Audi brought together 42 emerging British talent in film, television and video games, and was hosted by BAFTA President William, The Duke of Cambridge. The evening also featured a program of videos, hosted by Cat Deeley, highlighting the Brits to Watch as well as the contributions of Brits in Hollywood.
Please visit http://static.bafta.org/files/press-release-42-brits-to-watch-announced-july-2011-1034.pdf for the official press release and list of nominees.
Here are a few of the celeb guests arriving at the Belasco theater in Los Angeles.
 Kate Middleton looked stunning in a lilac pleated chiffon gown by Alexander McQueen and Jimmy Choo sandals.
Presenter Cat Deeley looked lovely in lace and Nicole Kidman waved the Australian flag in a blue-grey Elie Saab gown
Blake Lively never disappoints on the red carpet!! Her gorgeous gorgeous GORGEOUS steel grey one-shouldered gown was created Marchesa.

Elizabeth Banks kept it simple in her white asymmetrical dress with gold button details on the hip and shoulder.

Zooey Deschanel in a gold tea-length Oscar De La Renta dress.
Wow! Anna Kournikova looked incredible in her teal goddess dress. I thought that her hair and make up complimented the dress perfectly. She reminds me of my Barbie!
 Jennifer Lopez is wearing an Emilio Pucci.
 British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw arrived in a gorgeous dark blue Reem Arca dress.
 Jennifer Garner looked sensational in her navy blue dress.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Indulgence For Today: Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co. is an American jewellery and silverware company. As part of its branding, the company is strongly associated with its Tiffany Blue, which is a registered trademark.

Tiffany & Co. are renowned for their diamonds and in 1851 they were the first company to institute the 925/1000 silver standard which was later adopted by the United Sates.

In Truman Capote's 1958 novella Breakfast at Tiffany's the title of which is a reference to the store, one of the protagonists, Holly Golightly, constantly refers to the store as "the best place in the world, where nothing bad can take place." The iconic 1961 film of the same name was based on Capote's novella.

Tiffany's flagship store, since 1940, is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan, New York City. The polished granite exterior is well known for its tiny window displays. The store has been the location for a number of films including Breakfast at Tiffany's, starring Audrey Hepburn, and Sweet Home Alabama, starring Reese Witherspoon. The former Tiffany and Company Building on 38th Street is on the US National Register of Historic Places.

Please visit their website http://www.tiffany.com to view their exquisite range.

I hope you are lucky enough to receive an iconic Tiffany & Co. box
 filled with a little something special.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Would You Buy These Dresses?

Facebook has certainly changed our lives. The biggest change for me is the fact that I notice immediately when if worn a dress more than once. (Yes I know that there is more to life than what I wear!)
Besides the fact that it's wasteful to have a cupboard full of dresses which I don't wear, it's also stressful on my bank account.
The reason for this particular post is very simply. I would like to know how many ladies out there would buy dresses which have been worn once? We usually refer to these items as secondhand dresses, but I find this word to be so harsh.
So the question is: Would you buy any of the dresses below if I could guarantee you that they are clean, in a very good condition and could be delivered to your home or office?
I anxiously await the verdict ;)
Red satin and chiffon bridesmaid dress R 500.00
Teal evening dress R 800.00
Pale pink cocktail dress R 300.00
Multi coloured Lipsy dress with beaded racer back detail R 500.00
Fitted black satin dress R 500.00
Pale green satin evening dress R 500.00
Soft pink dress with layers of satin and chiffon and beaded asymmetrical detail R 1500.00
(Cost R 2 800.00)
Print dress with asymmetrical detail R 800.00