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Oh Audrey!

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A little look book of my new short, ombre locks. 

After weeks of deliberating and hours in the salon, I finally present to you, my much shorter and blonder hurr. I’ve had almost every hair colour and hairstyle known to middle earth, but none quite like this! I love doing drastic and crazy things to my coiffure because you know, yolo, and also it grows back.

PS: In true first world problem style, which black crop do you think looks best for my Hepburn-esque look?

Racer Front – Factorie

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Long Sleeve – Factorie

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Strappy Crop – MRP

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PS: Shot to Gloss Lady for the pics.

J x

Werk Wednesday

Thought I’d introduce a new weekly section, documenting the looks I have werked this week. A female blogger has no chance without having a strong fashion section game – what can I say I sold out and I like it!

Grey Vest : Cotton On

Tartan Leggings: Factorie

Sneakers: Adidas 

Sunnies: Sportscene

Sling Bag: H&M

Black Dress: Cotton On

Denim Button Up: Mr Price

Watch: Swatch

Sneakers: Adidas

White Button Up: Mr Price

Black Leggings: Cotton On

Geometric Necklace: Sass Diva

Leopard Print Sneakers: Cotton On

Office Editorial Day 7

YAY! WE MADE IT! Things were tough, there are some people I’d like to thank and I managed to have some fun along the way. Feels like an acceptance speech because it was quite a performance putting on makeup ERRday.

Caz

Caz found inspiration from a shop called Spell Under Gypsy, and clashed colours and prints with a coral slogan T, leopard print skirt and bad-ass skull necklace.

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Me

In tribute to my love for jeans and slops, I paired a tartan shirt and some boho jewellery to jazz it up a tad. I have to say this is the outfit I feel most happy in. 

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Office Editorial Day 4

Caz

Taking full advantage of summer vibes, Caz was inspired by the sports short trend and teams her floral printed shorts with a slogan T, cream sandals and simple summery jewellery.

Me

Half top-knot, deep red lippie and camo make for a happy Jenna. I wore this with a black midi dress , gaww chhaayynn and faithful Nike’s.

7 Days of Fashion

Here’s day 2 of our office fashion mission.

Caz

In the spirit of indie rock ‘n roll and festival chic, she wore a navy blue printed dress, cream cut-out ankle boots, lots of boho jewellery and a sheer fringed kimono. My favourite part was the pop of purple eyeshadow. 

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Me

Channeled my inner wannabe Nicole Richie and also went for a music festival look. Black maxi skirt and crop top, plenty of gold jewellery, black wide-brimmed hat with tan trim and my Morange lipstick by Mac. Couldn’t steer away from my trusted black slops, but I felt they were relevant with this look. 

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Oh and we both have tattoos which makes our outfits automatically cool. 

J xx

Style Icon: Iggy Azalea

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I first heard of this brawd when rumors circulated that Ye was cheating on his beloved Kimmy. She was described as a “white Australian female rapper” and I have to admit, things didn’t sound promising.

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imageWhile I am sure that she has swept up her fair share of haters, she’s got me sold. Yes, some of her antics may be overtly crass, but I like to focus on the fact that she is legitimately a G and not trying to force her way into the rap game ( See Amanda Bynes and Miley Cyrus).

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Agreed that sometimes her OTT rap accent can reach a point of no return but even then she still has mad style. And her real name is Amethyst. Amethyst.

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Her look is hip-hop,street and sexy as hell because she also has a banging body.Fact.I ain’t even mad that she has the propensity to dress like a don ho – maybe we should get her and Yolanid Vi$$er in the ring?

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Source: Google Images

J xx

PS: Iggy Who? If you don’t know who this rapper is,watch her in all her glory here.

But i’m a 90’s bitch.

After watching 21 year old Julia Roberts working, erm, 90’s grunge, as well as the streets in Pretty Women,and coming across “ 10 Things I hate About You” on our PVR, I started a recent obsession with the fabu women from the 90’s. I love the bindi’s, the rock ‘n roll, the unflattering cuts and weird hairstyles. Things were much more simple and natural and I think I like this 90’s comeback that fashion is seeing at the moment. Crazy hair, simple clothes, and maybe the odd smack of maroon lipstick.

I love how every look and photo is reminiscent of that shoe box we all have of our 90’s selves.Over exposed, rather natural and a little bit silly and cringey. None of this over posed,instagrammed and over make-uped crap that we are all guilty of today.

So in honour of throwback Thursday ,let us perv over the messy,bleached and fabulous styles of Juliette Lewis, Angelina Jolie, Courtney Love, Drew Barrymore,Tyra Banks, Kate Moss, Julia Styles, Julia Roberts, Gwen Stefani and (my best ) Bjork.There are a few other goodies in the mix too!

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DiRTY COLLECTiVE

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If I had to explain DiRTY COLLECTiVE to you, I would simply say “dope shit”.

So here for you today ladies and gents, is a little expose’ of one of my favourite local brands and online sales houses.

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Ola Chad! So tell us, who is behind DiRTY COLLECTiVE? 

C: Team DiRTY is made up of myself, Chad Hudson, AKA Creative Director- a fan of most things dark/dirty/out of the box. Alex Etchells – Co Founder/ Director and a hustler in every sense of the word as well as Devon Etchells, our man on the street in CPT.

 What do we have in common? A severe bromance going on with all kinds of Street Wear. We’re also all about locally produced goodness.

Kiffness! What is DiRTY COLLECTiVE exactly?

C: DiRTY COLLECTiVE is a platform that provides local brands and creatives with the opportunity to sell and showcase their work to a wide range of people. It is also a space where all kinds of creatives can come together and showcase themselves through our blog networks and artist series collaborations.

We love a little local collaboration. So what drives this goal of yours?

C: A Green Mamba Passport and the realization that the creative talent in this country is too legit to quit.

We see that music plays a big role in your brand’s fresh identity, and obviously influences your own brand of street wear, Dirty Funka. The DiRTY COLLECTiVE webpage is loaded with music based articles as well as international and local playlists. So on that note, if you could change one thing about the South African music scene, what would it be?

C: Nothing, I think we are doing our thing and that there is a ton of goodness rolling out at the moment. All these music festivals like Rocking the Daisies and Oppi Koppi are doing a fantastic job at getting the best acts in one place and making them known. Homies like Black Coffee, PH Fat, Christian Tiger School, Jeremy Loops to the members from the trance scene in the Cape and the hip-hop coming out of Jozi- the whole scene is just blowing up and so many of our local artists are getting international attention which is phenomenal!

You obviously like the idea of locals collaborating in the sense that you yourself can be considered a local talent, but also then offer a network for exposure of other creatives. Would you say it’s a passion of yours, highlighting what the country has to offer, in terms of music and brands?

C: It’s definitely a passion of ours. We’re proudly South African in every sense of the word. We live in a country that is flooded with imports and dominated by trends set in Europe and the States. People need to start taking the time to check out what we have on offer. Local talents are making waves and I don’t think that a lot of them get the recognition that they deserve. (Well, in the mass market anyway.)

Where would you ideally like to grow this this brand and platform to?

C: I don’t think that there is an exact place that we want to grow this to; I think the key is to just keep growing. The more we grow the more we learn and visa versa. We like to look at it as an adventure, not knowing what’s around the next corner, but still knowing that we are heading in the right direction. We have a ton of ideas in the pipeline, but one thing always tends to lead to another.

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If you had to describe the vibe of Dirty Collective in song lyrics…what lyrics would they be?

C: “Sick of the week I hope you’re a freak on the weekend” – PH Fat

Best thing about the Durban scene according to your team?

C: The creative scene in Durban is still very much an underground vibe. This can be looked at as a good or a bad thing! I do think that everyday folk in these parts need to start to appreciate and support what creatives are doing because that is the only way it will grow. 

Amen brother, we feel you! Who benefits from a site like DiRTY COLLECTiVE?

C: Brands and the creatives behind them obviously benefit from the exposure as well as having an online point of sale for their merch. Errbboddy else benefits from the website because they can now check out unique products and get their hands on gear that you wouldn’t necessarily be able to find anywhere else. It’s a win-win situation.

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If this sounds like your vibe then check out their webpage or visit their walk-in warehouse at The Collective,Florida Road.

They stock a wide variety of local brands and products and it’s definitely worth the visit if you are looking for something unique to add to your wardrobe.

J xx

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