Lovely. Shot in my beautiful South Africa…How awesome are we? *Takes a bow for S.A*
OH YEAH!! *Mason Disick voice*
Hello my fashionistas!! It has, indeed, been a bit of a while. So usually I would apologize for my absence at this point so I will… Im soooo sorry I could not blog as often. The thing is that I always promise to blog more often but it never really happens. So how about we just take it a day at a time, yeah? *chuckle*
So what is it about lemonade that just instantly cools you down as if you were not even boilling hot in the first place? Today Cape Town was scortching hot and of course I had to be on campuse attending lectures. The day was rather short for me though because I only had two lectures today *word!!*.
As soon as I got to my room I started snapping away with my webcam. Im going through this phase (ok, I wouldnt call it a phase cause its more like a new found passion) of picture editing. So here are some of the picture I took today of my outfit and self.
WHAT I WORE: Today I wanted to go for the buttoned up look that’s pretty much everywhere, so I wore a checkered shirt I bought at Truworths a while back, black jeans with a velvet trim on the sides. Simple and laid back for campus
PS: DISCLAIMER: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON HER OWN BLOG…. PAMELA JUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNE!!!! **standing ovation and crowd going insane** LolRing: Foschini
Love… Pamela J
Bonjour ladies (maaaaybe gents).
I have been swamped with work and exams as of late, *I’m surprised I’m still sane…no seriously*, so posting really hasn’t been on the top of my list. But to say at least a lines worth of fashion, recently I went with a close friend of mine to bum around in Town before the mass exam session that seems to murder me *dramatic much, but hey* start.
We went to Wardrobe in Kloof and OH MY LORDY LORD!! Is all I can say really, ok there is certainly no way I could possibly shut up about it. The store is my kind of store, the things I love to wear. It’s rather quirky and slightly bohemian, which I utterly love. Everything I lust over was in that store. The shop slash cashier lady was so wonderful too. The sheers, the leopard prints, the lace and the blacks and also *excited* the chunky knit wear *I was in my whimsical element, no lie*
I have to commend them on how they themed the store, very stylish interior, the wall are adorned with vintage photographs of old magazine covers and their tables have marshmellows in them *how cool is that?*. I have certainly become a huge fan of wardrobe and I hope you become one too.
If ever there was a store that best describes my style, I guess this has to be it. I’m in love with the vintage quirkyness that it is and the fun loving vibe that’s depicted in it *hey…I have to be pasionate about everything fashion right?*. So if you’re in the area or even in Cape Town make sure that you pop in to treat yourself, trust me….you will not, repeat, not be disappointed. Ok, I should shut up now and go back to the extreme excitement that is my text books *so extremely sarcastic its oozing*
So let the shopping spree, #whisper tone, at Wardrobe begin…
For a whole lot more checkout their Facebook fan page…
Pamela J… ♥♥♥
In your message you said
you were going to bed
but Im not done with the night
So I stayed up and read,
but your words in my head
got me mixed up so I turned out the light
And I, dont know how, to slow it down
My minds racing from chasing pirates
Now, Im having the squeems
as the silliest things
floppin around, in my brain.
and I try not to dream
of the impossible schemes
swim around, wanna drown me insane…
I simply love this song to bits. You might have figured that Im a Nora Jones fan from my previous posts. I guess she puts me in the mood of just being chilled. I love that this song has the word PIRATES… Hahahaha no, not the soccer team!
I guess you could say the mystery of pirates and the eye-patches and the black and white and wierd hats…(you’re probably thinking of Pirates of the Carribean arn’cha). So putting all these elements of pirates in an outfit would be a joy…*wrap it up in an outfit*. It would be a cool outfit but it’s not the season for that. Just sharing inspiration.
My outfit for today kind of resembled the pirate look…ish. I wore a black and white vertical striped long top *vertical stripes are unflattering but who cares*… it has this zip detail on the left shoulder and its sort of a shoulder-tube #lord knows what that it hehehe I paired the top with light blue jeans, they’re almost washedout, from Legit. I put on a pair of grey boot and I was good to go.
It started to thunder a little bit so I stayed indoors this afternoon. I have to admit that I am a fan of winter weather, the outfits you get to make up are even more better that the weather, but in Cape Town its ridic freezing. Hey… give me a break, Im from Durban! When CT weather gets tough…I have no affiliation! *lol*
Have a fantastic night
So we all know the risk taking fashion of New York, the bohemian fleur of L.A,the grunge look of London, the stylish essence of Milan and sophistication of Parisian style… but how much do you know about Cape Town style…? Yes.
That’s what I thought…you don’t know much it, or anything at all. I guess you can say ‘we’ are takers of fashion from around the world. If we did an evaluation of Cape Town fashion or South African fashion in general, wouldn’t you say its kinda all similar because we have the same earthy tones and orange organza and sishweshwe material interpreted in seven different ways?
Much like Stoned Cherrie, they basically do the same thing, just a little differently. I really do love their natural vibe and they do represent S.A fashion and they are an amazing brand, but have we not limited ourselves to a corner?
There are designers who are challenging the status quo, designers like GAVIN RAJAH, I love his risk taking in fashion and feminine vibe…God knows I’d love to be front and centre at one of his shows, heck yeah!!!
The fun and laid back style that is Cape Town mixed with youthful influences and African inspiration mixed with western fleur… this is what makes the Cape Town style. It’s such a beautiful city that is bursting at the seams with so much potential, fashion wise. I’m in love with the way in which style is portrayed in an effortless mixture boho, classic and african way.
Yesterday I walked around on campus and saw so many beautiful ensembles…soaking up the last bit of heat from summer before we go in to the bone chilling Cape Town winter, bone chilling because I’m from the warm winters of Durban… (But Cape Town is my joy right now).
The community of fashion bloggers in South Africa is extremely small when compared to London or New York, so when I view a blog by a South African that is as brilliant as those counter parts of ‘over seas’ I get so proud.
I’d love to show you why I love Cape Town, more so South African fashion, so much (if you’d let me)… I love spending hours on Polyvore…*oh no…My quotas running out heehee*…and mixing and matching pieces together
My new obsession right now is this leopard print. It brings a little juje to any outfit, I just absolutely adore it. If you add it to any outfit, not toooo much of it now cos that’s over-kill (fashion suicide). But just a scarf or gloves or shoes. NB: one leopard print accessory per outfit… trust me ladies(and guys, hopefully*wink*)… no one wants to see a live leopard walking about on the streets *take note Kim Kardashian*