Thursday, 19 December 2013

OOTD: Enticing Bold

Green with Envy, Red with Desire.

Green Silk Top: NewLook
Black Pants: Forever 21
White Pumps: Mr Price
Silver Earrings: Handmade

Steal my look!

Stay tuned for more OOTD's and fashion inspiration!

I am in South Africa!

To another fashion capital I go!

I will be in Johannesburg on a quick break and what better place to discover more fashion inspiration than this beautifully, unique diverse city breathing and pumping with exciting vibes and muses.

Johannesburg is so culturally rich and is a leading force in the fashion world. This city has so much to offer and is a never-ending field of inspiration; be it artistically, stylistically, musically and more!

Stay tuned for many OOTD's, Look hauls and much, much more!

You do not want to miss out!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

All White Bohemian: OOTD

Dakar is filled with amazing, original spaces to shoot. I was inspired by this beautiful mustard yellow wall outside of a vendor store on the outskirts of the city.

My style inspiration today is my older sister. Her style is artistic and elegant and is the perfect mutual combination of feminine class and bohemian edge.

Glowing weather and cool winds called for a chic all-white look with an added edge. She paired an elegant, white, tank maxi dress with an accent brown belt and wedges. A lace headband wrap and a black, leather tote to add some ruggedness to finish off the look.

Check out her outfit below for fashion inspiration!

White Maxi Dress: New Look
Black Leather Tote: Primark
Lace Headband Wrap: H&M
Brown Wedges: Primark
Jewelery: Custom Made in Senegal

Stay tuned for more Dakar fashion inspiration!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

OOTD: Feathery Pastel Pink

The scenery and weather seemed fitting for a splash of flower child, light pink. Pair your comfortable pastel-colored dress with an oversize brown, braided belt found in a dainty thrift shop for edge and style. Pastel feather earrings add a light bohemian touch to your outfit in just the right way.

Check out my OOTD below!

Pastel Pink Dress: H&M
Pastel Pink Feather Earrings: Topshop
Grey Flower Pumps: Trafaluc.
Belt: Thrift Store

Want to take this look from day to night? Look below for inspiration!

Let me know what you think of my OOTD and be sure to stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

I ♥ This Magazine! (This Month's Magazine Choice): GLAMOUR UK Magazine

Every month I'll post different This Month's Magazine Choice' choices.

Here's whats in store in GLAMOUR UK Magazine this month. And why you should go pick up your own copy now!

Gracing the cover of GLAMOUR Magazine this month is country-pop princess, Taylor Swift. Check her out below!

On the cover, Taylor is looking winter-tastic in a Michael Kors Striped Cashmere Sweater and an Emilio Pucci Hat.

Here’s what the 23-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On her highly publicized, and critiqued relationship with One Direction member Harry Styles and keeping positive: 
'I never read one hateful thing said about me by some 12 year old. So I got to live an actual life. And I’ve kept that mentality. Just because there’s a hurricane going on around you doesn’t mean you have to open the window and look at it.”
'You can be obsessed with the bad things people say and the good things, either way you’re obsessed with yourself and I’m not – you can become unhinged so easily. Vanity can apply to both insecurity and egotism. So I distance myself, because I feel everything. 
'The little I am exposed to hurts my feelings. The only things I can really control are my songs and my behaviour. The rest? If I focused on it, that would lead to insanity.'

On her take on Miley Cyrus's controversial image: 
'There’s room for role models who make mistakes. There’s clearly room for role models who are made fun of at award shows, not that I necessarily enjoy being poked fun at! But that’s gonna happen to them too. Whether in a board meeting or in school or on Facebook, where they’ll get humiliated publicly. 

Check out some more pics of Taylor that also feature in the mag below!

What are you waiting for? Go out and buy your issue of GLAMOUR UK Magazine: November Issue and read on now!

Elixir Dakar Magazine Launch

On the 24th of October, I was privileged enough to be able to attend the launch of Elixir Magazine, a new fashion, lifestyle and culture magazine that is based right here in Dakar.

Headed by CEO,Stéphane Tourné- photographer (who has shot the likes of supermodel, Liya Kebede, actor, Jake Gyllenhaal and International Senegal-born musician, Youssou Ndour, to name a few) , Elixir Magazine is the first of its kind. It is unique, contemporary and enticingly innovative. The magazine highlights an array of concepts and subjects pertaining to the emerging Dakar fashion scene and provides a platform for original artists, designers and models to showcase their ideas all with a purely Senegalese approach. 

The magazine is blossoming and is sure to take Dakar and the rest of the world by storm. This culturally diverse magazine is a must-read for all people in Senegal and abroad! 

Check out some snapshots of the night below!

Cover models, Chloe Dufour and Mentor Ba with their ELIXIR Magazine copies.
Let me know what you think of this new magazine and if you've picked up your own copy!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

OOTD: Fierce Heart

Put Your Hearts Up

Looking to style your fave heart design T? Check out my OOTD for inspiration!

Leopard Print Heart Top: H&M
Black Skinny Jeggings: Urban Outfitters
White Leather Ballerina Flats: ZARA
White Heart Earrings: Accessories

Style your heart inspired ensemble with black or dark wash bottoms and a shoes that match the main color of your top for a casual, put together look. Pair it with heart-shaped earrings for extra fun!

Stay tuned for more OOTD's!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Fall Trend Report: Knee High Boots

Fall is upon us, which means that its time to switch up in the clothing department.

One particular Fall trend that is a must-have for this season is knee-high boots!

When looking for the perfect knee high pair, look for a pair that is complementary in color with your outfit. Choose contrasting colors such as white top, black shoes for a stand out effect. 

Here are some ways you can style your knee-high boots from daytime to nighttime.

From flat to heeled and everything in between, there is a boot for everyone!
Let me know which look is your fave!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013


From fashion capital to fashion haven!

For the past month and a half I have been living in Dakar, Senegal.

Dakar is a city of many things. With its wide array of cultural influences, it is appropriate deem it a melting pot. Known internationally for its musical prowess, the city is always beating to a sound of an upbeat, whimsical drum attracting crowds from all over.

Noted as one of West Africa's leading members, Dakar's fashion industry is buzzing and trendy due mainly in part to its unique, artistic take on fashion and fabrics.

With a beautifully intriguing setting such as Dakar, any fashion blogger is sure to find many inspirations and delights in such a city.

I look forward to showing you all all of the chic fashion talent and genius that Dakar holds!

Stay tuned!

Monday, 23 September 2013

OOTD: Polka Dot Cool Casual

Live Young...

The sun is out and shining and today was the perfect day to rock a cool yet effortlessly chic, casual outfit. I am sporting H&M from H2T (Head To Toe) in this chic sunny day ensemble.

Check it out below!
Purple Polka Dot Sleeveless Top: H&M
Beige Waist Khaki Shorts: H&M
Green Converse: H&M

Pairing your sleeveless print top with a base colored high-waist short if perfect for any warm weathered look as it gives off a laid back style and adding a brightly colored converse shoe guarantees a pop of excitement into your outfit. Keep it light, flirty and chic!

Stay tuned for more OOTD's!

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

MFQ (Morning Fashion Quote): Bill Blass

Need a style pick-me-up?—especially when an all out shopping spree isn’t on the menu. Write down this quote, tape it to your closet door and it’ll pretty much guarantee a good day.

"When in doubt, 

wear red."
Bill Blass (American fashion designer)

Stay tuned for more MFQ's! 

Sunday, 1 September 2013

How To Style Your LBD: Night Out On the Town

Your Little Black Dress, or LBD, is a fashion staple that every woman should have in their closets. A LBD is the ultimate go-to dress when more intricate designs seem to fail us.

Black is a color of sophistication, mysteriousness and elegance, so when you pair it with your dress, your ensemble is sure to succeed.

Many of us struggle with how to style this very plain colored dress in a way that pops and stands out. If you have been faced with this dilemma, at any given point, keep reading to find out how to style your specific LBD.

I was on my way to a party in the heart of Paris, in the 1er arrondisement, and I had recently purchased an LBD from the H&M at Rue de Rivoli and was immediately hooked. I had finally found my LBD!

Look below on how to find style inspiration for your LDB!

LBD: H&M Basics
Black Tights: Zara
Green Converse: H&M
Yellow Feather Earrings: Forever 21
Beige Chanel Bag: Vintage

Body Con LBD's are perfect for a casual yet pretty look. Switch up your shoe game and add a "cool chick" vibe with a bold color converse shoe. You want to add vivid accessories to your outfit to add extra spunk to your plain black dress. Yellow feather earrings draw attention to your face and add luminance to the overall vibe. Add a Chanel inspired chain shoulder clutch for girly glamor and class and there you have it, your LBD ensemble for your night out on the town in complete!

Still want more inspiration? Check out another LBD pairing below!

Let me know how you pair your Little Black Dress in the comments below!

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Top 5 Back-To-School Beauty Essentials

Now that school is in full motion, finding time running from class to class and looking fabulous seems to be limited, so I have put together a list of the top 5 beauty essentials to store in your locker or school bag for an on-the-go quick beauty fix!

Keep reading to find out what items you need to ensure that you look flawless from the first bell to the last!

#5: Texturizing Mist

Does your hair loose its bounce and become flat halfway through the day? Solution? Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Spray is just the thing you need. The sea salts restore the natural wave and texture to your precious locks. Simply flip your head over, spritz graciously from the nape of your neck to your tips, flip your head back over and voila! beach babe hair in a matter of seconds. Its that simple: flip, spritz and scoot off to your next class.

#4: Lip Shine
Lip balm is great for the protection of your lips but if you want to take it a step further and really make your lips pop, opt for this amazing lip shine by e.l.f. The Super Glossy Lip Shine by e.l.f is a triple threat because it,
1- Adds the perfect girly, kissable touch of color and shine that your lips crave
2- Has an SPF of 15, so you won't have to worry about sun-damaged lips
3- Smells so amazingly yummy you will probably be tempted to taste it
Tuck this little baby in the side pockets of your school bag for an added dazzle to your lips!

#3: Rollerball Perfume

Forget stashing your chunky bottle of perfume in your bag for whenever you need that added lovely scent. Introducing the new and improved version, roller ball perfume! This product is so splendid and dandy because it allows you to take your favorite scent with you in a small package for whenever you want to refresh that enchanting smell of yours. Roll on your perfume on the insides of your wrists, neck and collarbones for an instantaneous splash of fragrance. Everyone will be asking, 
"Mmm, who smells so good?"
Pssst! Tip: If you cannot find your favorite perfume's roller ball version in department stores, head directly to beauty and makeup specialized stores such as Sephora, where they are bound to carry it.

#2: Oil Blotting Sheets 
As your day progresses on, what with walking around and sweating, it is sometimes natural for your skin to begin to build up oily residue along your T-zone (chin, nose, forehead) even when you've already put your makeup on. Get rid of that pesky mid-day glow with these dandy Oil Absorbing Sheets from Clean&Clear. These sheets are total lifesavers and what's even better about them is that they leave a nice, matte finish to your face and it keeps your makeup in place, so you won't have to worry about touching it up again. To get that pristine clean look, gently dab a sheet or two over your problem area and restore your face to its former glory!

#1: Rose Water Facial Spray
Rose Water is starting to become all the talk of the town due to its ah-mazing soothing and refreshing qualities. This rose water facial spray by Mario Badescu is just what you need for an instant wake-me-up glow to your face. Hold the bottle a few inches away from your face and spritz for an awakened complexion and lovely scent. This product is gentle enough not to be too harsh and damaging, so it's perfect for even the most sensitive of skins. If you are feeling sluggish during the day and you are in need of some power stuff, this product is just what you need to rejuvenate your face.

Let me know what you think of my Top 5 Back-To-School beauty essentials and share what are some of yours!

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

SoHo Street Style: AquaMarina & Tribal Prints

SoHo is full of trendy, in vogue boutiques that are sure to please the individual, discerning eye and taking a stroll through the neighborhood is enough to make you want to spend the entire day there, but alas, when time is of the essence, one can only be able to resort to capturing the spirit that is SoHo in a series of fabulous street style flicks. 

Check out a few of the many dapper individuals that roam the streets of this chic neighborhood below!

Shelcy is wearing a denim bustier with a neon aqua maxi skirt, brown leather toe strap thong shoes and a fuchsia clutch

 Check out my very first male street style subject: Malik Roberts, an up&coming artist from NYC!

Malik is rocking a customized kimono-inspired tribal print froc with beige men jeans and white sneakers.
Let me know which look was your fave and why and tell me what you like most about SoHo!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Back To School Style: Preppy Chic

The time has come to wave goodbye to Summer and say hello to Fall, in other words, Back To School. Goodbye to the good times, long nights and everlasting sunshine. 

But one thing that we don't have to say goodbye to is our style. For I am going to show you how you can bring in this new school year with knowledge, wit and sass!

For those of you girly girls out there who are looking for a knockout 1st day of school outfit, look no more, for I have conjured up the perfect outfit.

Equip your preppy chic outfit with a long-sleeved, horizontal-striped black and white sweater tucked into a navy blue suede skirt. The double stripe illusion makes for a clean-cut, put together look. Now add the finishing touches with an added pop of color with some bright blue ballerina flats with an equally blue studded earring. A flower headband of your choice adds a girly touch to the finished look.

There you have it! A super easy and super cute back-to-school outfit for your 1st day of school that is sure to turn heads in the hallway.

Stay tuned for many more back-to-school style and DIY ideas!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Tasty Tuesdays: NYC Delights

New York City is a melting pot of diverse cultures and customs so it is only natural for the food to match that same eclectic array.

I will decrypt to you all some of the cutest and most yummy little corner spots that I have discovered in the far corners of New York.

                                            Zizi Limona

This unique meditarranean/middle eastern oriented cuisine has you wishing that you could spend a day in Eastern Europe! Zizi Limona's specialty includes pita bread and hummus. If you are in the Williamsburgh neighborhood and you are looking to introduce a different taste to your taste buds, this is the place!

Baked by Melissa

These super cute, and super tiny treats, are native to New York are the quick fix cupcake craving that we all desire. The mini cupcakes come in an assortment of flavors from red velvet to cookie dough.  These unique treats can be found in 3 special locations: SoHo, Midtown East & Upper West Side.
Who knew something so little could taste so good?

Papaya King

No, this place does not specialize in papaya's, but they do specialize in Franks! I discover this hidden gem in St Marks Place. They are said to have the best frank in the world- yes, the entire world. Their frank was so good, I went back for seconds (which is rare). If you ever decide to float by this edgy-chic part of town, be sure to stop by the colorfully, delicious spot!

Feeling hungry? Let me know which one of these unique spots you plan on hitting up soon!