Wednesday, August 31, 2011

1st of September...IT'S SPRING!

1st day of SPRING and  we are all looking good, do not get confused on what colours to wear because it's BRIGHT and BRIGHT!!! L.O.V.E

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Old skool beetles are way too cool...

Fashionable clothes are not the only things that come back to trend... The retro, old skool beetle happens to be the biggest styling accessory of all time! Whether going to a picnic at the park or even a good old surf at the beach, this vintage car goes for miles in the fashion industry, especially in photoshoots. So don't tell  me this post has nothing to do with fashion;) L.O.V.E

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Maya Hef... Walking on a dream

Live. Love. Style....................Live the ideas and thoughts that come into your head. Let them manifest as they turn into your dreams. Love your craft and give it your all, don’t compromise. Style isn’t bought, it’s a mentality and lifestyle, so own it. - Thandeka Gumede, Zama Ndlela, Londiwe Ngwenya...

What started out as a mere dream and cafeteria lunch topic progressed into three designers launching their own lifestyle brand focusing on fashion and interior. The trio encompasses of two fashion designers and an interior designer who have the same passion for style and vision for life.  The brand Maya Hef was born.  Inspired by the strong woman in their lives, they combined their grandmothers and mothers names and came up with the name Maya Hef.  The words elegance, sophistication and cutting edge are words that come to mind  when ones sees items from this young emerging brand.  Inspired by the old, they turn it into the new and hope one day to help other designers find their design truth.

A behind the scene look at the classic photoshoot:) Getting dolled up! L.O.V.E

Maya Hef
Zama Ndlela
Thandeka Gumede
Londiwe Ngwenya

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

DENIM to dress

An original Cyndy Diedrick design
Recently this dress was chosen in the 1st round as one of the finalist for the Vodacom Young Designers competition. So I managed to do a little interview with designer Cyndy Diedricks from Durban University of Technology, to find out how she managed to turn bad denim to such a beautiful classic look.

For this dress I managed to draw inspiration from different trend for spring/summer 2011/12. "Mostly colour blocking! Because my silhouette was simple, I wanted my fabric to stand out! I looked at a lot of geometric and abstract prints. I wanted something different from the current floral trends. I wanted to be youthful, funky and a reflection of my personal style." - Cyndy Diedricks


To get to this gorgeous colour blocked dress, she had to do a lot of different procedures. "I dyed my fabric with pigment and turmeric powder, sand-papering certain parts. I used ink and a stanley knife to create my pattern. Finally I am happy with the end results as I had envisioned it;)" -Cyndy Diedricks

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The sun might set but we still shinning bright;)

Bold colours will never get out of fashion! From the young and fresh to the cougars of Cali, bold colours were definetly made for all to be noticed. L.O.V.E!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Picnic In The Middle Of Summer

A Picnic in the middle of summer with a kissing booth L.O.V.E!!! Nothing like summer romance to brighten your days. Who says a red dress isn't worn on a beautiful day like this, because clearly that being is mistaken. Roses are red, violets are blue, summer is great and so are YOU!

Im going on a walk

Bright blue dress, and im set for my sunshine walk. Nothing like a bright day to take your look to another level. The weather is the key accessory that we all seem to forget. It can make or break your look. From the way the sunlight hits your dress on a glorious walk brings so much envy by others as you walk past;) So go out there and own you ray! With L.O.V.E

Bag and sandals, ZARA