Distressed and Chic

You can wear distressed denim and still look polished. Be it skinny, boyfriend or cropped, ripped jeans are a hot denim trend.

Last night we took distressed denim to a new level at the launch of the new River Island store at Sandton City. And yes, it was a coincidence!

Phathu redefined chic in light washed ripped boyfriend jean, an oversized black top, chunky necklace, a black coat and an oversized bag to complete the look.

Phathu River Island

Mili sizzled in dark blue ripped skinny jeanss, a black and white body suit, black boyfriend blazer and and a pair of pale pink heels.

Mili River island

Phathu & Mili

Casual chic: Valentine’s look

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For most people Valentine’s Day means dressing in reds, pinks and slipping on a pair of the highest heels. This year I became a fashion rebel and rocked this casual look. I chose to be pretty but a comfy with … Continue reading

Fashion Friends invade Foschini head office

After a glam, exciting two-day fashion shoot, we invaded the Foschini head offices in Parow yesterday, along with our fellow Fashion Friends. We were welcomed with yummy cupcakes and coffee in a black and white Coco Chanel inspired room, our fashion hearts leaped up to heaven. We each introduced ourselves to the Foschini buyers, planners, marketing team and the MD himself. Someone say nerve wracking?

Possibly the highlight of the visit was chatting with buyers and going through the latest and upcoming trends. We also played fashion consultants, giving our opinions on all the different garments and sharing suggestions on spicing things up. Talk about being blessed! The day ended with some rather sad goodbyes at the airport. We loved our brief modelling stint and can’t wait to share everything with you come April 16! We also can’t wait to walk in stores and spot ourselves. No, seriously.

Phathu & Mili.

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Fashion Friday

The denim shirt is a classic, versatile wardrobe staple that can be worn with a variety of bottoms. We both stepped out in ensembles that included a denim shirt (we promise it’s a coincidence)

Mili went for a funky look, pairing her light wash denim shirt over a printed skater dress with yellow box heels and a chunky necklace.

Phathu, on the other hand, went for corporate chic, she wore her dark wash denim shirt with a printed skater skirt. She stacked up with bold gold and black accessories to give the look an edge.

Queen P rocks Denim on Denim


Sure, denim on denim is not everyone’s cup of tea. But we’ve seen many fashionistas take their jeans to double duty like pros.

Get the basics right – mix fabrics and alternate between a variety of washes. Layering is also easy when you’re on your denim steeze. The possibilities are endless. The compliments? Only a bonus.

From Phathu’s closet: A light wash denim shirt and ripped boyfriend jeans.

We love Blue Mondays!

My fashionable friend and I had a blue Monday today. No, not that bad blue Monday, but a fashionable blue.

I rocked blue jeans which I paired with a strappy white vest and navy blue and black knitted jersey. I also wore my favourite pair of black patent heels to take the outfit up a notch. My bright pink nails balanced things out.

Phathu rocked a light grey bodycon, which accentuated all her right assets in a tasteful manner. She paired it with textured black stockings (a must-have for those chilly days or just taking your look to the next level) and black pointed stiletto heels. She threw on some black and diamante studs and a matching necklace to complement her look for the day.

Not much of a blue Monday hey, rather a fashionable one. You like?