Fashion | Food
2 of my three favourite F words (I’m sure you can all hazard a guess at number three).
Like I’ve said a few times before, I love going to new places and discovering different parts of the city, and I am trying to become a bit more serious about being a blogger; soooooo yesterday I was lucky enough to use my lunch break to combine these two passions and come up with this post. And eat. How very un-fashiony of me to want to incorporate FOOD into my stylish life and fashion blog. Shame.
An adventure through town – partly for work and partly to escape it – led me and Romy to a literal hole-in-the-wall eatery that I have been curious to check out for a while. It’s called Street Food on Bree and is part of Chef’s Warehouse. It is the size of a postage stamp (I love that saying) – you actually have to duck to get inside. And I’m not even that tall. I think their menu changes pretty often but it doesn’t need to because I ate the Singapore Chicken and noodles and it was deeeeeeeelishy so that can stay thanks. And it comes in those cute little Chinese take-away boxes that are always in the movies so you feel pretty cool. The staff are super friendly – especially the barista who blew us a kiss when we left – and the prices are really reasonable. My little box of Asian persuasion cost me 40 bucks and filled me up hella good. I really want to try Chef’s Warehouse so this was a little appetizing introduction and a tick off my list of Cape Town places-to-be-and-be-seen.
On top of this culinary quest, yesterday I sported my new favourite piece of my wardrobe – an ahhhhmazing faux fur gilet made by my brilliant friend Tahiera Achmat (who happens to work in the office next door, be the raddest little human ever and a stylist). I ordered the beauty after seeing Tahiera wearing it in the office and basically falling in love. I have already put in my next order for a to-die-for suede and shearling winter jacket so if you feel like inviting me to dinner because I am buying clothes over groceries then, please, go ahead. Seriously.
T is incredibly talented and custom-makes all her clothes and they are BOMB AS. So if you feel like something special, get hold of that little rascal and place your orders!
Romy was kind/patient enough to deal with my shenanigans and take all the photos on her iPhone 5s while I posed awkwardly (this whole being photographed thing is not a good look on me), and became besties with the Street Food barista. She even waited to eat her lunch so I could snap to my satisfaction and lent me her Ray Bans, so thank you.
Despite the beautiful blue sky it is no doubt going to be a freezing, freezing cold winter here in the Mother City. As you know, winter dressing is my favourite thing and I often concede it’s because of the covering up. But that does NOT mean being a baggy shlump; it means working with layers, proportions and different textures to create warmth and style at the same time. You also have to be careful when pairing all the luxurious textures that winter fashion affords, there is such a thing as TOO much. Leather and fur are a typical cold-month combination, but it only works because of the opposing aesthetics in these two fabrics. Leather is chic and edgy but subdued, while fur is exotic and makes a loud, bold statement. They compliment each other the way that fashion should.
So here is how to be fabulously chic this winter without looking like a bag lady or hoochie mamma. It’s all about balancing your proportions and extravagances.
Happy Thursday my lovelies.
Food first, DUH.
And now for the fashion part of this whole shindig.
Studded boots: Zara (Spain)
Leather-look black jeans: Cotton On
Embellished jersey: Mamma Mich
Faux fur gilet: Tahiera Achmat/Twin Image
Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Until next time xxx