Happy Friday readers!
I trust everyone had a wonderful week, and to those who took time off during the school holidays, I hope you found the time for some R&R. The weather has been lovely, and my lighter layers and colours are front in the closet again. Last weekend I participated as a stylist in a pop up store hosted by House of Bespoke by WH and had such fun spending time with some amazing, strong women. Waseefa is truly an inspiration, with her bubbly personality and great business sense. She has a keen eye for detail, prides herself on quality and which is apparent when one meets her in person. She exudes grace and carries herself with quiet elegance.
We first met via the blogging platform about a year or so ago, and even though she resides in Johannesburg, it’s a special friendship that has blossomed; and when we see each other it feels like we’re just resuming a conversation. Another special soul, Fatima, from Few and Far Collections, also exhibited at the pop up store and we took the opportunity to catch up in between shoppers. Since meeting Fatima, a few months ago, we have forged a friendship which is easy and comfortable. Every time we get together we discover a little more we have in common, a little more that strengthens the bonds of friendship.
As I have mentioned in previous posts, I have been on a journey, which has been internally focused for a while now. It has brought peace, a sense of direction and healing to my life, but along with that I have inadvertently found myself surround by strong, selfless and inspiring women. There’s an underlying kinship that has sprung up, without much having to be said and even less needing to be done. I am so grateful to have found these gems, these kindred spirits and that our paths have crossed at just the right time.
The aim of the pop up store was to showcase and introduce Waseefa’s collection to Cape Town, and I am really impressed; I cannot wait for these pieces to be readily available in our city. The latest collection is on trend with strong a seventies, bohemian feel. Her pieces sport fringe, suede fabrics and shift dresses which are beautiful and modest. Check out the latest collection here and they’re also available at The Space in Rosebank.
Her Parisian Winter collection was on sale as well, and I grabbed this beautiful burgundy pencil skirt in the most luxurious fabric. I paired it with a textured crop (since its a high waisted skirt, the crop worked perfectly) and my Witchery First Edition cape. I added some sneakers for an everyday casual look, which the soft drapes of the cape just reinforces. This look demonstrates how one can dress a pencil skirt down for every day; add a pair of heels, a blazer and shirt and it’s ready for the office.
Witchery First Edition Cape
Spree Embossed crop top (shop here - now on SALE!)
House of Bespoke by WH pencil skirt
Stan Smith Adidas sneakers
Vogue sunglasses from Sunglass Hut (shop similar here)
Swarovski bracelet from Spilhaus (shop here)
Warehouse Sling bag from Asos (old) (shop similar here)
Caio for now,