Cape Town got it, how can it not come through to Jozi?!
PUMA is set to stun Joburg fans this weekend with exceptional creative designs and exclusive collaborations when it opens PUMA SELECT on the corner of Melle and Juta streets, Braamfontein.
“Following on the success of the PUMA SELECT Store in Cape Town, a global first for the brand, it was logical to explore opportunities in Johannesburg, and what better place than our old haunt of Braamfontein,” said PUMA South Africa’s Marketing Director Brett Bellinger.
The store, which will operate for a year, showcases PUMA’s premium product and collaborations with influential creatives, streetwear labels and fashion houses including Parisian design duo BWGH (Brooklyn We Go Hard), New York illustrator Sophia Chang, London interior design team House of Hackney, and Tokyo’s quirky king of avant-garde sneakers Mihara Yashuhiro.
So be sure to pop in this weekend... you know Puma never lets one down!
It’s that time of year when everyone or someone is not quite feeling well with colds, sore throats, body aches, and headaches. As much as we try to avoid becoming ill, eventually the cold catches us at least once per year, and it’s usually when we’re most stressed.
Lemon, honey and ginger tea, a classic home-style treat that helps ease cold and flu symptoms. As pretty as the name sounds, this is actually a bittersweet tea that goes down mighty spicy as it soothes a sore throat.
Well, you probably know that lemon is high in Vitamin C, an antioxidant that is vital for a strong immune system, ginger has therapeutic properties, acting as an antioxidant, which promotes healthy sweating that helps in the detoxing of the body, and sweet honey (my fave) has a soothing effect on sore throats, making it an effective and natural cough reliever and it can also boost the body's immune system by helping to produce white blood cells, which help fight infection.
Every household has their own version of this tea, I like to add some fresh garlic in the mix. Someone once suggested adding fresh rosemary and another some cayenne pepper, which is said to reduce body aches.
This concoction is full of nutrients that help boost the immune system and much more, so it can also provide health benefits for those not suffering from a cold or flu, helps give your body a natural boost and will help one not only look great, but feel great and healthy too.
So, winter came late this year, this seems to be getting to be a norm and quite frankly, I’m a tad annoyed at its tardiness, cause it means my beloved summer will only come much later! #sigh
I’ve always been one to gravitate more to brighter happier colours, but this season, I find myself more drawn to the darker side of life, with dark reds and deep inks being two of my favourites (if you haven’t already noticed). For the longest time, I have been on the hunt for some black knitwear, be it a cute cardi or just a jumper, I feel that’s one key basic my wardrobe is lacking and I am officially launching a full blown search party for one.
Don’t worry; I’m not becoming a Goth or anything, though I must admit to totally being into that that vibe this winter… any idea where I can find something similar to these, remember, sharing is caring!
Ok, so I think I'm sure it could be said that I may have a wee bit of an obsession with just about any deep shade of red... burgandy, maroon, whatever you may choose to call it, I am just smitten with it!
I tried out a ruby colour by Rubi from Cotton On and though I loved the colour, I wasn't too please with the fact that it didn't stay on too long - and I'm not exactly the "I want it to stay on all month" kind of girl, so that was somewhat disappointing for me.
So Cotton On has opened its 100th store at the V&A Waterfront and in all that excitement, they decided to run a competition, which I entered and won. Entering was as easy as tweeting a selfie taken in front of the store and boy oh boy was I excited when I won the R1500 shopping voucher!
Things started with the A Fashion Friend style team dressing us (the 3 finalists) up in some trendy outfits, to give the shopers/audience a peek at the hot stuff to have this winter available at Cotton On.
The fun part was presenting the outfit we each styled up ourselves to the crowd, who then had to choose their favourite look by cheering the loudest, though I must admit, my stage-fright got the better of me and I didnt come off my bubbly self on the mic #sigh
having been on their site a couple years back modelling for a friend, for a post about knee-high boots (check that out HERE), I have since then, kept up with and admired the platform for the work the team did.
This weekend was quite a busy one, filled with lots of fashionable fun, I am not complaining!
All images taken from A Fashion Friend site here courtesy of Cotton On SA.
Now and then one needs to switch things up a bit and do something different.
I came across this paint splatter like nail polish by Sally Hansen, which I liked cause it adds an interesting nail art effect on your nails and could also be used as a top coat on top of any colour, like white or black to give the look a bit of newness.