How to rock red high waisted pants

I don’t know about you, but color has a huge impact on my emotions and physical well being. Lately I find myself going for the more brighter pieces, maybe because it’s summer, and Christmas is around the corner my mood is more vibrant than ever lol.

Today I felt like showing off my personality and mood by wearing my favorite pair of red pants, pairing them up with a desirable silk floral kimono, and a pale pink body suit. It’s safe to say, I was feeling very confident and rather powerful to say the least.

This pants are perfect for summer, as they are made of a thin and breathable cotton material. The fact that they are high waisted, gives the illusion that one has long legs. They are tight fitting on the bum area and loose fitting from the thighs downwards, a timeless yet classic look. I like how versatile they are, as I can wear them with high heels, sandals or even sneakers.

The kimono gave a very elegant and sophisticated touch to the outfit, which was the look I was going for. The floral prints brought more energy and vibrancy to the look.

Outfit details
Red pants: Zara
Bodysuit: Zara
Kimono: Zaful

What do you think about this outfit, would you wear it differently? I would like to hear your thoughts on the comment section below. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Facebook

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Happypheet Collaboration

The number one reason I buy shoes is comfortability. As a lover of shoes, high heeled to be precise,I sometimes struggle with them being too uncomfortable or hurting the heels of my feet, this lead to a lot of discomfort and unease. I mean let’s face it, nothing is more agonizing than unhappy feet. I believe shoes compliment any outfit, make sure your feet are happy in them.

As a beauty therapist and model, I spend most of my days on my feet, both in flat shoes and high heels, this causes my feet to burn a lot and I get blisters on my heels, as I sometimes have to wear a size smaller than my normal one.

I did a collaboration with HappyPheet, and man are my feet happy, ‘pun intended’ hahaha. For the first time I found a brand that leaves up to their motto. I received 3 packages, each to target specific areas of your feet.

Ball Of Foot Cushion
This gel cushion is placed at the ball of your feet, it gives a soothing and relaxing feeling to give maximum comfort . It also relieves pressure on the arch of your feet. If you are on your feet all day like me, this cushions are a must have.
Retail price: R50
Washable and Reusable
Ideal for all shoes (male and female)

Heel Shields
Instead of using those plasters that we normally use when the shoes hurt/ burn, HappyPheet invented a more comfortable and easing gel cushion to protect your heels from the friction we get from shoes. Good thing is that, it’s so discrete that no one can even notice it, it’s also non slip so it won’t move around while you walk.
Retail price: R50
Washable and Reusable
Ideal for all shoes (male and female)

Sore Spots
I have corns and the discomfort is unreal, with all my closed shoes and stilletos. I normally put the sore spot on the ‘roof’ of my shoe above the corn. Man has my life been better ever since lol. You can also put it on the sides of your feet where there is discomfort. They stick to your feet, preventing them from moving around when you walk.
Retail: R50
Washable and Reusable
Ideal for all shoes (male and female)

You can find their products online and follow them on Instagram: @happypheet.

Please share your thoughts below. Do you think this insole can help your feet? Have you used them before?

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The Secret Behind Today’s Outfit

Just because your account Statement has more charges from the less expensive stores than designer labels, doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to suffer. For some women the concept of dressing well without spending much money seems impossible. You can still achieve an expensive look you find on magazines or on tv without emptying your wallet.

Today I’m sharing with you the secret behind my outfit..people were telling me how it looks beautiful and expensive, that I must have spent a fortune on it. Thank you for the compliments, but the SECRET is that I spent less than R1000 ($100) on this look, I’m sure you are like, ‘no ways, that’s not possible’ but trust me it is.

I like buying online as it gives me the chance to go over what I want carefully and also find bargains, I’m not a fan of shopping in stores because I either get intimidated or overwhelmed by everyone buying. I love shopping in peace with no distractions. I prefer shopping while in bed haha.

Anyway, I’m going to share with you, how I always choose the best looking clothes for barely nothing,(price wise).. and still look like I spent a fortune on them. I only have one secret..

I don’t follow trends, I normally wait 3-6 months after what I like is released, as by that time the price will be reduced tremendously. So instead of buying a dress for R1000, I wait until it is reduced to R200 or even less. Funny enough I always find my size waiting for me,( Law of attraction lol) if not, I buy a bigger size and get it tailored.

Outfit Details
-Kimono| ClosetSa| R300
-Denim shorts| Mr Price| R70
-Shoes| Zara| R400
-Costume| Zaful |R170

Do you have any tips on looking glamorous without spending a lot of money? Please share your thoughts below. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Facebook

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Odette Gomes



A complete luxury aesthetics, creates an environment  of beauty, sophistication and elegance when it comes to Odette Gomes designs. I love how the elements of her designs align together. That to me speaks more volume than anything else.

Her breathtaking designs resonate so much with me, that’s why I contacted her to do a collaboration which I was ecstatic when she accepted. Her designs are highlighted by detailed and rich embroidery, which makes her distinctive from the other designers.

Each outfit is quoted based upon how much time she spent on making it, the hours put in it and the material she used for that specific garment, the prices are on request. All the outfits are dry cleanable, which makes it easier for the buyer to not have to worry about how to clean them.

-The red evening dress is made of lace on the top part, covered in delicate Swarovski beads and the bottom part soft silk satin.

-The embelished black jumpsuit is finished off with mesh border on top, and its encrusted with crystals for finer details.
-The black evening gown is made of lace, also encrusted with Swarovski crystals, as well as the belt and hot pants underneath and a tulle overlay.

-The red jumpsuit is made of a soft, stretchy material, which is also very flowy giving your legs a lot of movement.

You can find Odette on @odettegomesza on Instagram and on to have a look at her stunning work.

The pictures were taken by the talented Pierre Van Rooyen. You can have a look at his work on

What do you think of this garments? Would you wear them? Please comment on the section below, I would like to hear your thoughts.

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Sommer Swim Collaboration

A brand that epitomizes sophistication, elegance , sexiness and boldness comes to mind when I think about Sommer Swim. As a lover of swim wear, I am blown away by the brand’s preeminent quality. I was overjoyed when the owner, Anna-Maria agreed to do a collaboration as I saw myself in her brand.

Sommer Swim has flattering cuts and impeccable detail, that give prominence to the body. Every girl in her swimwear is sure to turn heads and feel like a million dollars. I like how the designs are suitable for any body type. I got the previlage of wearing the GISELE top, the cups can be adjusted to your desired coverage, and also has a very soft nylon material that feels amazing on the skin.

I also tried out the IMAN Bottoms, that have a Brazilian cut, meaning minimum coverage which is what I love about them. I also like how Versatile the strings are, which allows you to wear it low waist or high waist. The material is also very soft to the body. I am obsessed with this brand.
You can find them on Instagram @sommer.swim or visit their website . Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Facebook
I would like to hear your thoughts below.

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How I Styled My Mum’s Pleated Skirt

I strongly believe that being a fashion stylist, means you can wear anything and transform it into a million dollar outfit 🙂 With that being said, I raided my mother’s wardrobe a few weeks ago when I went to go pay her a visit, and came across some of her beautiful pieces which unfortunately for her, I took as she has impeccable taste.

I normally stick to basic colors like white and black, they are easy to wear and style, but my mother’s red pleated skirt captured my eye. You can style this skirt however way you want, for me I paired it up with stilettos and an elegant bodysuit, for some they could pair it with sneakers or sandals with a shirt or cropped top, to have a more chilled and relaxed look.

The skirt is made of 100% Polyester material, which makes it easy to wash, and it dries very quick. It is also not see through so no lining needed underneath. The material is very soft on the skin. I love how the pleats bounce around when I walk. Another great quality the dress possesses is that it does not get wrinkled, which is great for me as I’m not a fan of ironing (hides).


. DO NOT wash it in the washing machine, instead hand wash it.
. DO NOT wring it.
. Air dry it in a shaded place, too much sun will temper with the color.
. DO NOT fold it after washing, rather hang it.


Skirt: Woolworths
Bodysuit: Zara
Bag: Forever New
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

How would you style this skirt? Do you like the way I styled it? I would like to hear your thoughts on the comments below.

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Tmakcc Photoshoot For Exclusive Lifestyle Magazine


A brand that epitomizes culture, tradition and creativity comes to mind when I think of Thabo Makhetha Designs, not forgetting that her designs are inspired by the Lesotho traditional blanket called (Seana-Marena).

I was more than ecstatic when she called me to do a collaboration with her, where we would have a photoshoot with 3 of her gorgeous designs, for an international lifestyle magazine called Exclusive.
Now you can imagine my excitement as this would be great exposure for my young modeling and blogging career.

The shoot was on three different locations which made it even more fun and interesting for me. The themes were contrast, street style and nature. The first shoot was on Signal Hill, with a stunning 360 view of Cape Town, the second was in the streets on the segregation banches and the last at BoKaap, symbolizing ethnic inspiration.

I love how colorful her designs are, you immediately feel happy by just looking at them. That for me, illustrates a good brand. According to me, clothes should make you feel good in the inside, as well as the outside. One of the reasons I love her brand so much, is that we are from the same country, and we believe in empowering each other.


DESIGNER: @tmcollective_sa
PHOTOGRAPHER: @sibulelophotograpy
MAKEUP ARTIST: @nellynov85
MODELS: Mapolo & Charicke

What do you think of this designs? Would you wear them? Please share your thoughts on the comment section below. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram: Facebook:

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Exuberant elegance and class, best describes the Saint 2 piece from Mapolo.Style’s new upcoming collection. The 2 piece exudes quality and luxury for a woman who possess power and great style.

The top has a daring open back that flaunts and flatters, with two adjustable and overlapping straps on the upper back,leaving the rest of the back exposed and accentuated.

The gorgeous high waist pants, flatter the lower body, hugging the curves in all the right places. The pants give the illusion that one has long legs.

I love how versatile the outfit is, the top can be won on its own with a different bottom eg, jeans, shorts and dress. The pants can also be won with a different top or bralette if you are adventurous:)


Bag: Aldo
Shoes: Christain Louboutin
Shades: Sunglasshut

I would like to hear your thoughts about this outfit on the comments below.

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Nette Rose Lingerie


Hand made with the prettiest, soft and delicate lace, Annie bralette and Lottie panties exude the true definition of luxury in a brand. Nette Rose lingerie is designed for every woman who loves and is confident in her own skin and body. The designs accentuates the body making you feel very sexy and beautiful.


Annie bralette is made to be seen and cut to reveal. It has a long line and strappy cutout that gives the design a unique touch to it. I love how versatile it is, you can wear it underneath your clothing or you can wear it on its own with a pair of jeans or pants.


The Lottie panty has a daring cut and an unbelievably comfortable shape. The lace band creates an x-out effect on the hips, giving you an almost perfect hourglass shape. You can also dress it up however you prefer.


Nette Rose is a perfect example of luxury, comfortability and sophistication. Ladies now you know what to wear for your man on Valentine’s Day.

You can find them on or on Instagram @nette_rose

I would like to hear your thoughts below. Let’s talk lingerie ladies..

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My latest Collaboration


It seemed a bit too onerous a favor, to ask my friend to always take my pictures. So I took it upon myself to find a good freelance photographer, that will take pictures of my daily outfits. Finally in December of last year, I managed to find a great one and we started our collaboration officially this month.


Our first photoshoot was in town at the public library next to the famous Long street, it was one of those days when Capetown was extremely windy, but we did not let that stop us from having an amazing and fun shoot. Regardless of the wind obstacle, we managed to capture beautiful pictures. I love how she knows how to capture my body and also what angles to take from, somehow you can see my mood through her pictures.



If you take blogging as important and serious as I do, and want to eventually make money with it, it’s imperative that you take very good quality pictures, not only does your blog look professional, but it will work in your favor in getting a brand/s to collaborate with you.

Make sure you collaborate with a photographer that shares the same vision as you, and understands what you are trying to achieve with your pictures and your blog, in that way you work well together without any misunderstandings.


Dress: Ohpolly
Shoes: River Island
Bag: Louisvuitton
Shades: Sunglasshut
Belt: Metropolis

You can find my new photographer on Instagram @ngcobogugu to have a look at some of the work she does. Also don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Facebook

Are any of you collaborating with photographers? How has it helped your blog? I would love to hear your thoughts.

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