Thursday, 31 May 2012

short trip to my homeland

As some of you may already know, I was born in South Africa and moved over to Australia at the age of 9. I am now 23. My mum's side of the family still lives in South Africa so we often go back and visit them as well catch up with old friends. I recently went back for my god mother 'chookie's' daughter 'Kelly-lee's' wedding. Which by the way was absolutely beautiful. 

We also had the luxury of staying at Phinda game reserve which I really do recommend to anyone thinking of doing a safari in South Africa. It can be quite expensive but really the staff, the animals and the accommodation itself are truly unforgettable. A day in the life of Phinda would include waking up at 5.30am meeting your guide for a coffee and heading out for a 3 hour game drive, most likely encountering lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras and giraffes along the way, as well as stopping off in the middle of the reserve for a quick coffee and some snacks. Then head back for some breakfast, maybe indulge in a massage or maybe a tour of the local zulu village where you might visit the local sangoma (fortune teller) and crafts market and then head back out for your afternoon/night drive. The staff make every effort to make your stay amazing and extra special even attempting to remember each guests name. The food is delicious, healthy and substantial and there is alcohol available all day round. While Phinda sounds very over indulgent and it seems quite odd to be living it up in the face of poverty. Phinda has helped support the local communities surrounding the reserve by building schools, water facilities, the craft market and medical centre as well as employing members of the community to work on the reserve. You will have the opportunity to see all these community initiatives by taking the zulu village tour. 

Hope you enjoy my pictures. Sorry its been so long since my last post. Also please feel free to ask any questions. 

 Proof of how beautiful and kind the staff at phinda are. 

Elephant graveyard

My beloved Biltong (Dried meat)

Room at Phinda. Amazing. 


Wearing: Op Shop pants, ebay shoes, alexander wang bag, watson x watson jacket and ellery t

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

just another rainy day...

Today Im wearing Helmut Lang blazer, Alexander Wang bag, random skirt from somewhere I can't remember the name of and January, 6 boots. 

birthday bash...

I just realised I hadn't posted any pictures of my birthday. My outfit was a choice between Ellery Imperial Top and Ellery Wei Wei skirt, which was a good pick but it was almost minus 1000 degrees outside, or, the Ellery Imperial top and some super colourful Top Shop pants. Thus due to the weather naturally I went for the later, but I snapped both of them! My shoes are Elizabeth and James. I apologise for the quality. 

Hair - Color Bug 

Australian Fashion Week

 My friend Elly from work and my lovely boss Irene were both snapped for the Harper's Bazaar street style segment: Australian Fashion Week 2012, so, after heading on to to check it out, I was so inspired by all the photos I decided to share some of my favourites with you guys.  

Christine Centenera, fashion editor: Dion Lee shirt, Balenciaga skirt, Alaia boots  

Edwina McCann, editor: Hermes pants, watch and clutch, Tiffany and Co earrings, Josh Goot singlet, Chloe jacket, Miu Miu belt

Christine Centenera, fashion editor: Dries Van Noten top, Celine skirt, Balenciaga ankle boots

Georgie McCourt, deputy editor: Christopher Kane skirt, Equipment shirt, Miu Miu knit, Stella McCartney shoes, Chanel watch

 Christine Centenera, fashion editor: Celine top and skirt Josh Goot bomber, Kanye West shoe

Zara Wong, assistant fashion features editor: Proenza Schouler skirt, Zara varsity jacket

Jill Davison, fashion director: Celine white top, Celine gold chain necklace, Balenciaga jacket, Balenciaga pants, Celine shoes, YSL bag

Christine Centenera, fashion editor: Celine top and chain necklace, Kanye West choker

Gucci Shoes

While Im not sure about this combo, I love the top! Biggest buyers regret! I nearly had my hands on you.. Shirt Alexander Wang 

My beautiful girl friend Elly 

My super stylish boss Irene, rocking a bit of Celine

Josh Goot

I am going away to South Africa for a family friends wedding on Thursday so Im very sorry if I don't do any post's over there, i just may not have any internet for while. 

I will be sure to bring back lots of pics for you guys though!!!