We asked five Jozi girls in fashion to show us how they get dressed. So we rounded them up for a snap in the middle of their very busy days and voila – look and yearn.
Digital editor, Grazia
Today I’m wearing: a polka-dot jersey from Country Road and printed pants from H&M. My bag is Marc by Marc Jacobs and my heels are from Topshop – and my lipstick is MAC in Russian Red!
My current obsession: I am obsessed with mixing prints. On the non-fashion front, there are washi tape, Plascon colour: Everest Blue , comfy knits and my puppy Ernest (We’ve seen him and seriously, he is sweet.)
Fashion trends consultant, writer, blogger of Miss Milli B and co-owner of Mememe in Jo’burg
Today I’m wearing: a black poloneck (Mememe), a vintage skirt from a shop in Hermanus that my friend Doreen Southwood bought me two Christmases ago and boots by Acne that were a gift from my friend Danica Lepen. Sunnies by Stella McCartney
My current obsession: The new iPad Mini. It’s like I have a newborn baby that I can’t let go of. It’s amazing!
Owner of Egality
Today I’m wearing: a draped tweed jacket by Avant Apparel from Egality, a hand-dyed silk scarf by Joel Janse van Vuuren from Egality, lace-up boots by Hunter Thurloe from Egality, jeans by Ernest Sews from Stock Exchange in Cape Town and a black wool tee by Massimo Dutti
My current obsession: Barbour wax jackets, They remind me of home in England and fit perfectly with this season’s hunting, shooting, fishing vibe.
Area manager, KLûK CGDT
Today I’m wearing: a top and skirt that I made myself and a denim jacket that was a gift. Boots by Zoom with polka-dot stockings from the Oriental Plaza, clip-on earrings from a hospice shop and a hand-me-down bag from my Gran.
My current obsession: The 20/20 Experience, The Goodluck Club, James & Ethel Grey Gardens, Prints On Prints
Assistant fashion editor, Drum
Today I’m wearing: a poloneck from Pep Stores, denim dress that my sister bought at a second-hand store in Long Street, Cape Town; tights by Falke at Edgars, Converse sneakers from Sportscene, Camouflage parka from Mr Price and a watch by Tempo at American Swiss and a belt and handbag from Aldo. My glasses were another Long Street find.
My current obsession: Sneakers… sneakers and the military trend I’m just in love with it again. If first fell in love with it years ago when I watched my neighbour who was a soldier. He used to come home with his army buddies, all dressed in uniform, and that, for me, was too cool. I get even more obsessed when folks do it well. It is very exciting when I see our readers doing it right. Trends come and go but the military trend is practical and people can relate to it.
Images: Cindy Taylor