Tuesday, 19 July 2016

THOSE WARM DAYS OF WINTER

Johannesburg has a wonderful winter. Apart for being a season which is very sunny, some days (not all of them) you can wear clothes that you would normally only wear in Spring or Autumn. 
Today I am wearing a 3/4 sleeve dress, a warm scarf, leggings and heels. It is 12:00 pm and it is 22 degrees as you read this. 22 degrees in Winter!!! 
Some people may blame it on global warming, but winter in this country has always been lovely for the last 11 years that I have been living here.  
But wait, not everything is that perfect, during the afternoon the weather changes a lot and becomes really cold, so this is the time to wear more layers or a jacket and transform your look. 
In the meantime, I am at the park, enjoying of this warm and sunny day...


 I am wearing:

Dress: Mr. Price
Scarf: The Hub
Leggings: Woolworths
Heels: H&M
Shades: Zara 

Pictures: Thato Ramotseahoa from Our Creative Will


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Thursday, 7 July 2016

TRYING A NEW PERFUME: ALIEN FROM THIERRY MUGLER (REVIEW)

Perfumes are part of our identity. They have an indescribable power to remind us of special moments or stages of our live. I remember when I was little, watching my mom getting ready and as final touch, applying perfume on her neck and other parts of her body. That moment was magic for me but also sensual... she was owning her feminity by doing that and I loved it. It was so fascinating for me going to her dressing table to sneak around and see all her make up and perfumes, to smell all of them and to pretent that I was an adult. We all did it!  And the best moment was, when I asked her to pour one of her perfums on me. She didn´t do it often, but sometimes she just did - just to make me feel happy...from those early moments, I understood the power of perfums!

I am very picky in selecting a perfume. I don't like strong ones cause they make me feel dizzy, I don't like soft ones because they smell like my deodorant, I don't like very sweet scents because I feel it is cloying... so that's why for me it is very difficult to change my fragrance, unless something really interesting conquer my senses. 

Today, I am going to talk about Alien from Thierry Mugler. Apart from having a beautifully designed purple bottle, this is a perfume that makes me feel mature and young at the same time, yet attractive and feminine during this stage of my life. 
This is the first perfume I found where bottle is refillable, how cool is that? I would feel terrible throwing away this beautiful bottle. So the nice thing about Alien is that you can keep it and refill it whenever you feel like. 
Besides being long lasting, the fragrance exudes a positive energy, charged with mystery. Alien contains sunny indian jasmine on the top, woody scents in the heart, and warm white amber in the base. 
 If you want to have a change and want to try a new perfume, that is soft but sensual, try this elixir of absolute femininity. Remember, your perfume also defines your energy! 

WHERE TO APPLY A PERFUME 
This might sound obvious but I am going to tell you something, if you apply your perfume in the morning and still want people to ask you what scent you are wearing in the afternoon, follow my steps: 

1. Apply the scent on your neck and also take some with your finger tips and put it around your earrings.
2. In the wrist and rub it with the other wrist.
3. On the chest. 
4. On the upper legs. 
5. On the ends of the hair. Remember, don't do it at the roots! as most perfums are made with oils, applying to the roots might make your hair become dirty or greasy and may even smell bad.  
If you are in South Africa, you can buy or refill Alien at selected Edgars, Truworths, Stuttafords, Foschini, Dischem and Red Square.  

Alien prices range from R885 (30 ml) to R1.500 (90 ml)
Refill prices start from R530 (30 ml) to R1.150  (90 ml)

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Sunday, 3 July 2016

COOKING SUNDAYS: HOW TO MAKE A BEAUTIFUL CAPRESE SALAD

Cooking healthy recipes is one of my passions but decorate them with my personal touch, it has become something that I love to do. Today I am showing you how to make a Caprese Salad that I called it: Hearthy Caprese Salad as I cut the mozzarella cheese in heart shape pieces. The result: A beautiful Salad!
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Thursday, 30 June 2016

WEARING CLOTHES OF SOUTH AFRICAN DESIGNER WASEEFA HUTTON FROM HSE OF BESPOKE

Supporting local designers and showing their talent to my readers from all over the world is one of the main goals of this blog. I have always been amazed by the talent in South Africa, which has its own unique flavor and style. It´s something very different from I have seen in other countries. 

Last week I have the pleasure of meeting local Muslim designer Waseefa Hutton and her emporium Hse of Bespoke. Apart from being sweet and beautiful, she is also extremely talented. She started showcasing her collections at My Space. After seeing the positive response from the public, she decided to open her own store located at 44 Stanley, Johannesburg. Waseefa doesn't design only for women of her same ethnicity. Being part of a very cosmopolitan city has made her designs transcend race, cultural beliefs and age. 

THE STORE
 MY LOOK

I am wearing one of Waseefa designs from The Minimalist Collection. A beautiful tailored cape and skinny pants made in Cotton Satten. I chose silver leather shoes to give it a nice contrast and enhance the blue of the outfit. 
 What do you think about this look? Isn´t it beautiful? 

To see more of Hse of Bespoke range, visit: http://hseofbespoke.com

I am wearing: 

Cape: Hse of Bespoke Emporium
Pants: Hse of Bespoke Emporium
Shoes: House of Cinnamon (Available at Hse of Bespoke Emporium)

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Friday, 24 June 2016

ART EXHIBITION OF LIONEL SMIT AT CIRCA GALLERY

There isn't an accurate definition of art, if I have to describe what art is, I would say that it´s something created by the imagination to express feelings, ideas or thoughts. Art has been always part of my life. For 2 years, I was the organizer of art exhibitions of Dann Carlton Hotel in Medellin, Colombia. I chose the artists and loved meeting them, getting to know their work and talk about their inspiration, their concept, the way they see the world. 
Last night, I went to the opening of the Art Exhibition of South African Artist Lionel Smit, which was held at Circa Gallery in Johannesburg. His work was absolutely fantastic, from canvas to bronze sculptures, seeing his different techniques was a very interesting way of spending the night. 
Smit is from Pretoria. He is considered one of South Africa´s most talented artists. His art is defined by a deeply and symbiotic relationship between sculpture and painting. It was so delightful to see every single piece of his creative work in big and small formats. 
 Lionel is the son of another well known South African artist named Anton Smith. Since little, he was exposed to the world of sculpture through his father, who worked from his studio adjacent to the family home in Pretoria. 
 Observing this bronze sculpture was like watching a hologram, every single line and detail  were really impressive. I wonder, how long he took doing this artistic piece? 
 I went with my husband and my Colombian friend Sofia who is also passionated about art. We both love painting... after this exhibition, we are very motivated to produce our own art exhibition together! Lets see if we can make it ;) 
This was my favorite one. 
So glad that we met Lionel Smit and we could tell him how amazing his work is. 
If you are in Johannesburg, don't miss this exhibition at Circa Gallery, Rosebank.  Well worth seeing!