July 29, 2011


It's my last day at Foschini today!!
Then I get to hop on a plane bound for NYC to see my dear, dear friends and have a little holiday before I start the next chapter in my working life.
Have really enjoyed my last year with all of the fabulous girls that are Foschini Footwear - wish you all the very best for what's to come and may you all keep smiling and stay as wonderful as you are.
Kisses xx

July 27, 2011

The Smoking Slipper and Ladylike Loafers

Dressing 'for the boys' is a theme that has been running through the fashion scene for a good few seasons now. In footwear we have seen man-style lace-up brogues take center stage and the loafer trend is just so huge right now!
Balenciaga's Fall 2010 colour blocked platform loafers

Loafers worn on the street

Shoes by Topshop
Shoes by Topshop
Pic from stylesight of a Topshop tassled loafer
Mint green suede loafer from Dolce Vita

Pic from stylesight showing blockheeled loafers on sale at New Look

Reed Karkoff Blockheel Oxfords

Shoes by Alexander Wang

And the next step in the evolution of this trend in footwear is the emergence of the smoking slipper - so named as it was the style of footwear worn my men together with their silk pyjamas and smoking jackets in years gone by (total Hugh Hefner style!). This is definitely an item to watch for next Winter.
Alexa Chung the 'queen' of feminine man-style dressing in her loafers

Jeffrey Campbell woven detail smoking slippers

Suede smoking slippers from Topshop
Pic from stockholmstreetstyle

Christian Louboutin studded loapard print beauties!!

Patent high shine black loafers from one of our suppliers

The loafer chart as seen in the latest issue of British Instyle

July 26, 2011

Pink Lady

Pics from my flat, lu-ju, theyallhateus, stockholmstreetsyle, simplyseductive & pedderzine

July 22, 2011

Proudly South African

I am now down to my last week in the office here at Foschini!
Before I go I wanted to share some pics of samples we were working with yesterday that I am very proud of. They are some of the first results of a project we are running in development of our 'fast fashion' model. All of these styles were made here in SA, and will be going to stores now this summer - how gorgeous have they turned out.....!!

July 20, 2011

From Teal to Turquoise

Pic by thesatorialist

Bracelet by Frieda & Nellie - I want one!

Shoes by Camilla Skovgaard

Words of inspiration from lanaloustyle

Pic from stockholmstreetstyle

Pic from stockholmstreetstyle

Shoes by Rupert Sanderson
Jane Aldridge from seaofshoes

Jeffrey Campbell turquoise detail wedges from fashionchalet

Dress on the runway at Louis Vuitton SS 2011

Shoes by Manolo Blahnik

Pic from streetfsn

Pic of Heidi Klum from instyle.com

Shoes by Givenchy