Tuesday, 17 July 2012

My ♥ stopped at Hatch.

Elegant, feminine and chic. These are the perfect words to describe The Hatch Maternity Collection. And can we just have a moment for how cute that name is! There really is nothing like this in SA, and thank goodness for that because the pieces are pricey. It would be great if there was an affordable alternative though (without compromising on style). Love.

Visit Hatch here.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

My ♥ stopped at 36 Boutiques.

Some exciting news popped into my inbox this afternoon. 36 Boutiques (the fabulous online shopping destination) has created "The Hipster Boutique" – a collection of the essential items for any Hipster's wardrobe. What an interesting concept. I like.

That Nica bag! There are just no words...

This is what 36 Boutiques had to say about this boho move:

If you’re tired of all things mainstream, and you prefer sipping a craft beer and trawling vintage markets over weekends, there’s a strong possibility you’re a ‘Hipster’ or heading that way soon. To make your shopping experience more convenient, or to speed up the process and ensure you’re on-trend, 36Boutiques.com, South Africa’s premier online fashion destination, has curated ‘The Hipster Boutique’.

While finding the perfect elements for the Hipster wardrobe can be a shopping nightmare in a mall, a carefully curated online boutique features the essential items grouped in one place. You will be able to select midi skirts, check shirts, brooches and brogues easily, and create ensembles that include craft rings, fedora hats and detachable collars.

I love the Hipster trend, and a I'm a BIG fan of brands like Missibaba so I think this is a move in the right direction for online shopping. And why not create 'niche wardrobes', it's the perfect way to find what you're interested in with one click.

Visit 36 Boutiques here.

Happy shopping readers


Tuesday, 10 July 2012

My ♥ stopped at Mama Mio.

Since I found out I was expecting a little boy, I have furiously been rubbing cream on my belly to avoid stretch marks. It's the one thing I REALLY want to try and avoid. A wonderful 'fellow mum' recommended Mama Mio to me and what a great recommendation it was! You'll find it at the Wellness Warehouse on Kloof (if you live in Cape Town), otherwise on their website. 

Mama Mio says this:

The yummiest, purest, creamiest, melt-in-your-skin butter we could possibly make.

Mama Mio pregnancy skincare products work because of their very high levels of Omega 3, 6 and 9 to ensure your skin has the best fighting chance against pregnancy stretch marks. One scoop and you'll know our Tummy Rub Butter deserves every award and accolade it has won.

It's completely delicious (please don't eat it) and leaves your skin very soft afterwards. The only catch is that it's not THAT cheap, i.e. about R400 BUT you don't need that much for each tummy rub so it'll last you a fair amount of time. 

You can pop over to their website here.

My ♥ stopped at DKNY Pure.

I was lucky enough to receive some DKNY Pure in the post from Fairlady magazine :) When it comes to fragrances, I am totally a creature of habit and I think I've been using 212 for about 10 years now (seriously). BUT I can say that this perfume really surprised me and I am now converted. The fragrance is reportedly built around the idea of 'a drop of vanilla in water' – how romantic! I just love that. And it's not just ANY drop of vanilla, but a drop of vanilla ethically sourced from a women’s agricultural project in Uganda; as part of a collaborative project. I like that it stems from a place of giving back, makes me warm and fuzzy inside.

DKNY Pure notes that in today’s fast-paced world, “you need a moment of calm, to find beauty in living simply”. I can really relate to this and feel like the world is slowly trying to go back to all that is simple. We are trying to get away from mobile phones, and Internet and deadlines and more deadlines. Pure is the perfect solution to modern day woes, try it, you'll love it like I did I'm sure. 

My ♥ stopped when I saw this :)

Sorry about the lack of posts recently readers. When you work at an agency and are booked on about 4 campaigns per week, time slips through your fingers and draws you away from hobbies like this. But on a happy note, I was asked to do a little write-up on 'my first car memory' for Glamour (above). Surprised and honoured that they featured it! Have always loved Glamour, filled with fabulous beauty treats and fashion delights.