Pleather’s back and we’re rocking it

We love pleather! It’s sleek sophisticated and so feminine. For the Foschini Fashion Friends shoot earlier this year, we both rocked pleather.

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Phathu wore a red pleather skirt with side zips, black knee-high boots, white shirt and a red and white knitwear jersey, a black wide-brim hat and chunky accessories. This is such great look for the office or a day out. Talk about edgy and comfortable.

Mili’s look consisted of a black pleather top, black and white knitwear skirt, black wedges and gold accessories – perfect for the office or a lunch date. You can shop our looks now on the Foschini website:

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Mili & Phathu

Fashion Friends: See the stunning pics

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We’re thrilled to share the stunning pictures from our exciting Foschini Fashion Friends campaign. It’s so exciting to see your face on the site of a nationwide clothing chain. Visit to see our looks or visit your nearest Foschini … Continue reading

Get your pleats on!

I’m officially obsessed with pleats! I got my Navy pleated skirt from Foschini this year and vowed to get another one. Needless to say, when I saw this pink one I knew I HAD to have it.

Pleated skirts are cool, flirty and feminine, as a skirt should be. The best part? The pleats are permanently pressed so you don’t have to deal with the iron every time you wear them!

This pink pleated midi a classic for any kind of wardrobe style. Try with a sweater, crop top or flats to keep the look casual, or go corporate chic like I did in a lacy black bodysuit, bright accessories and a pair of black patent leather heels.

By Miliswa

Slip on those skater shoes

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I’m having a tiny bit of an obsession with my new black skater shoes or slip-ons, which is pretty unusual for a heels advocate like me. These are from Foschini and I love that they’re super comfortable and can be … Continue reading

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

Classy pleats? Yes, please!

Pleated skirts are a classic look any girl can rock to practically anywhere. Agreed? We love our navy pleated midi skirts from Foschini. The black and white sports elasticated waistband adds an edge to it, yum. It’s also perfect if the sports luxe trend is your thing. Midi skirts are great transitional items – really easy to wear. Jersey, shirt, crop top, vest – if you can name it, you can wear it.


Phathu ( kept the top part dark, opting for a black vest and a sheer black sleeveless shirt, which she tied by the waist. A pair of pointy nude heels were ideal to break the dark colours. Jewellery was kept at a minimum (yes, minimum to Phathu ;-)) and a long hanging gold necklace did the trick. Talk about a simple but effective office look.

Mili ( contrasted her look with a light wash denim shirt. She also wore a blue beaded neckpiece and light blue studs. For an exquisite needed lift, her leather and suede navy leather ankle boots, also from Foschini, came in handy. This look goes down as one of Mili’s ‘look good, feel good looks’ of the year so far.


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By Phathu & Mili

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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All white and statement pieces

Every fashionista knows one thing for sure: white on white is a timeless trend. It’s an even bigger winner when worn classicly.

To make sure it’s anything but dull, I wore my white crepe pants and turtle neck vest with statement accessories. This neckpiece works wonderfully with a white top. Check out these dreamy snakeskin heels which I can’t get eniugh of.

Am I winning with this look?

Top: Mr Price
Pants: Legit
Neckpiece: Ntozinhle
Shoes: Foschini