I think my head is still reeling from the last fashion week I had the fortune of attending but it quickly snapped to attention at the receipt of an email confirming my attendance to the Sheer Glamour Collection. I was giddy with excitement but there was plenty anxiety on the Monday after #WeAreOne hair fiasco. Especially when I discovered my hairdresser was only open from Tuesday. Eeek.
But somehow I managed to grab an appointment and show my sorry hair to a sympathetic Guinevere who magically made my problems disappear. I am now sporting the old school platinum blonde colour - as Guinevere tenderly put it; it's that hair colour you always wanted growing up. It's quite silvery and takes some getting used to but it works (and the yellow is a distant memory).
|Chiano Sky radiantly red-headed in Clive Rundle|
I was too excited for Thursday night's shows, the Sheer Glamour Collection was set to have a showcase from multiple designers. I was most eager for BlackCoffee, the genius that was his A/W collection at last year's SAFashionWeek was undoubted. I was most looking forward to seeing the summer spectacle. And I was certainly not disappointed - from the beautiful garments in the Glamour show to the extraordinary geometric textile extravagance in Jacques' incredible show I was mesmerised.
I opted for multiple textiles myself in my outfit choice for Thursday. I found the beautiful cinderella shoes at #TheCollectiveJHB from #SamStarShoes last Sunday and I wanted to build the outfit from there. The weather has turned on us although it's still early April, winter is certainly coming. I grabbed some opaque tights and wore a rayon pastel pink with floral detail jersey to shelter me from the cold. I chose a metallic patterned mini skirt as we all know I'm a fan of mixing prints and textures, and finished with a studded denim jacket that I told my friend Pearl Thusi she might be able to have it from me next year.
|me and Manthe from Vintage Crew|
|Sam Star cinderella shoes|
|Me and beautiful Pearl Thusi|
Saturday night I wanted to debut my prized Paul Smith suede leather boots. Again I am styling an outfit from the bottom up. Again, opting for warmth and not blue-tinged skin colour I wore sheer stockings with a cute design and wore my old faithful cropped leather jacket. I'm a little bit obsessed with studs, spikes and any metallic embellishment at the moment so I wore my black bodycon dress with gold studs. I accessorised with my cute leopard print detail handbag and tied my hair back to complete my look. Red lip always a give-in.
|Paul Smith = LOVE|
|me and the wonderfu Chu Suwannapha|
I was looking forward to Saturday night's shows, I was incredibly excited to see the offerings of Sies! Isabelle after becoming slightly obsessed since seeing that beautiful dress coat at #TheCollectiveJHB.
And then there was also Joel's show to look forward to. Cara wanted to lend me her amazing Joel Jansen Van Vuuren dress to wear for the night, a exquisite blue and soft pink silk dress from his summer collection. However, as much as I would have adored to wear such a prepossessing frock I just couldn't have my legs of the same blue colour ruin the ensemble.
|Joel Jansen Van Vuuren|
I was blown away by Joel's collection, it is truly such a privilege to know an artist like him - I can't wait for you to see his amazing work. And I can't wait for summer to wear it.