Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Stick around hun, your wardrobe is about to get some super swagger!
Ps. follow me on twitter @afashionfriend and keep me company while I walk the fashion streets for you finding fashion you so don't have to live without
Monday, December 20, 2010
Another special find is the Love Project Gift shop (literally just behind the Labia, opp Lifestyle on kloof) It is a non-profit organization that sells more than 60 different community projects' artistic products, and I found the most fabulous retro crocheted pieces, interesting brooches and gorgeous homeware and baby wear... also very affordable. Plus it's all for a good cause, so no guilt purchases here!
Below are some of my fabulously affordable finds from the Labia market and the Love Projects.
Your Best Fashion Friend xxx
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Yes any pair you like... for FREE!
All you gotta do is:
1. Take a pic of your favourite pair of ZOOM shoes that are in a ZOOM store now
2. Tweet the shoe pic to me @afashionfriend & @ZOOM_footwear
3. Tweet "I luv this pair" with the hash tag #ZOOM
and you could be the lucky twit to win them!
How easy is that? Now just do it!
Entries close 11 Dec 2010
Winner will be notified by TWITTER on the 14th Dec 2010
In the meantime see below for my latest fabulous affordable fashion finds
Your Best Fashion Friend :)
Follow me on twitter @afashionfriend for up to the minute fashion news, styling tips and keep me company as I source fashion for my latest magazine shoots (and for you)
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Fashion allows us to play, to experiment, to try out new looks, trends, colours and era's. It's supposed to be fun, so start having fun with your look, if you aren't already.... especially with all these fabulous AFFORDABLE fashion items I have found for you below.
Ps. Don't forget to follow me on twitter while I'm on my fashion sourcing mission for you.... @afashionfriend
PSS. Finally figured how to add a"follow" button to this blog (see right) So click, join and stay informed every time I post new fashion buys and news:)
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Your Best Fashion Friend
See ya now now
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
It takes me the longest time as I drool over almost every pair I see and spend most of the day working out what I would need to cut back on this month in order to afford another pair of OMG heel heaven!
Normally my cutbacks relate to the kids... when it's a toss-up between those shoes and their school stationary for next year, DUH! They can write with twigs and rub out with press stick. Oh suck it up! It works just as good!
It was a very successful shoe searching day, I am thrilled at what I found (My feet are sulking big time though... major dose of shoe envy. It's the last time I take them sourcing with me, I swear!)
Here's a sneak preview of what I gorgeous heels I found.... I am after pretty nude and soft tan colours, the shoe colour of the season. It's going to be a tough call to decide which shoes I will be shooting with.
Sigh so many shoes so little pages
Monday, November 1, 2010
I will be shooting SA celeb Cindy Nel for a special booklet that'll be inserted into Our Feb issue of Cosmo.
I will be out there sourcing and posting the following fabulous fashion finds for my shoot: you can look forward to seeing gorgeous lingerie, hot date dresses and beautiful romantic items in Summers prettiest colour trends... sugar sweet pinks, vintage rose and pretty whipped creams.
This means you not only get to see what I will be choosing to shoot Cindy Nel in (before she even gets to see it) but it also means you can plan your Valentine's outfit months in advance (and start budgeting for it too!) It's time to indulge and pamper... see you tomorrow for the first of the fabulous finds.
Ps. Will be tweeting live from the shoot too... giving you Cindy Nels' secret tips for a Va Va Va Valentine. So be sure to follow me... starting right now @afashionfriend
Monday, October 25, 2010
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I 'll post it as your fabulous find.
Or take a pic of yourself in your latest fashion purchase and share your fabulousness.
Tell us where you bought it and how LITTLE you paid for it. Email me at email@example.com.
If you have any fashion queries, or need a fashion or style advice just post your query or comment below.
And should you need a Fashion Friend to stylishly follow... find me on twitter @afashionfriend
Can't wait to hear from you
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I can hear my Jewish inner (non) fashion voice saying "Buy it! Buy it! It's half price! It's for nothing! Buy it!"
Rule Nr 1: That's not the voice you want to listen to when looking at an item of sale clothing that (no matter how long you or it lives) is just NEVER, ever, going to come back in fashion. This purchase hardly ever makes it out your wardrobe (Note to self: recycle bubble skirt)
The other precious voice is very... positive... "Awww they only have size 10's left (I am a size 12 - on a good day). Mmmm... Buy it! Buy it! Buy it! It's half price! It's for nothing! Buy it! It will fit you when you lose weight. Think of it as an incentive to diet..."
Rule Nr 2: No amount of buying the wrong size makes you lose weight. Ever. There is nothing worse than feeling a bit gezundt around the waist and hips added to the pangs of guilt that you now have more clothes you can't fit in to. In fact that feeling alone (the pang of guilt) you will read as hunger, and it will actually make you eat more. This is not a healthy fashion purchase.
But my worst inner voice is that very scary, competitive one: "Buy it! Buy it! Buy it! It's half price! It's for nothing! Buy it for god sake before somebody else does and then you'll be sorry." It comes back louder if, for a second, you put the sale item down, and another (real) person picks it up. Oh hell, that will do it. The Voice then turns into the audio from The Exorcist "You see! I told you to buy it!! Stupid idiot! See what you've done! You've just lost out on the bargain of the century and it was (suddenly) gorgeous."
So you end up hovering around the vessel praying to every known fashion god to let the beeyatch release it... put.. it.. down. And if and when she does you then snatch, run, swipe and eeuww.. you just hate it when you try it on at home.
Rule NR 3: When it comes to buying fashion sale garments just run your own race. Do not look behind you, do not look next you. Just keep focused on the item in your hand and ask yourself the important epiphany-resulting question... "How would you feel if your best friend bought this for you as a gift?" That should put it all in perspective and things should work out quite nicely after that.
Now because I have been involved in retail therapy for over 20 years, and because I am your New Best Fashion Friend you will no longer have to rummage, search, fight and trawl the sales because today I am heading into Fashion Sale Territory for you, and I will post my fabulous SALE fashion finds over the next couple of days. Sit back and relax the good stuffs coming over.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I am pretty obsessed with the pretty military trend at the moment (soft dirty pastels mixed with military fatigues) and mixing masculine worker-wear with feminine ditsy and wallpaper-print floral (a soft floral blouse, worn tucked into a pair of utility pants (cinched in at the waist with a thin leather belt and effortlessly rolled up to the ankles) teamed with a pair of roughed up worker boots ... kind of Little House on the Prairie meets I'm a Lumberjack ...loving it!!)
You will be so impressed with the well-priced pretty military looks at Edgars and Foschini's... See the fashion posts below called PRETTY MILITARY
(Edgars and Foschini are nationwide stores fashionsisters, so this is not just a Cape Town find :))
Off you go... I've paved the path for you...
Monday, October 18, 2010
Some very clever and fabulous menswear stylists will be sorting the brothers out with their got to have fashion finds and syling tips...
Best you keep on visiting BFF, or you will miss out on those fashion bargains we're finding for you out there in fashion land
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Those affordable, on-trend, but don't-know-where-they-are fashion would-love-to haves?
Woohoo! You have a new BFF... me!
As a freelance fashion stylist, celebrity shopper and the Fashion Director for Cosmo Special Projects I have the fabulous job of trawling the fashion stores on the hunt for fashion that is on-trend & AFFORDABLE! Fashion pieces you won't want to live without!
I am going to take you to all my favourite fashion spots and show you fabulous, affordable, must-have fashion items I find along the way... show you how to wear them & where to get them. I will do all the hunting and fashion searching for you, because I know you don't have the time to do it yourself...
I will let you know in advance when new ranges are going to arrive at a store near you, when sales and special fashion offers are about to start, what fabulous fashion items are coming before they even get to store (so you can get them first!), new fashion shops, new fashion ranges, NICE fashion advice... and more importantly where you will find the best FASHION BARGAINS ever, right now! Yay!
Your New Best Fashion Friend
Ps. lots of my fabulous fashion stylist friends will be posting their hot fashion finds here for you too, so you won't have any more need to say "I have got nothing to wear"
See you very very soon... am out sourcing for you right now!
it's all happening
The Designer fashion garage sale is on on the 25th & 26th of March at nr 8 Edgar Road, Hout Bay. Melissa shoes for R120!! Seeriyas!!
The Toffie Market is on from today till sat at the City Hall... best Vintage threads!
She delivers vintage to people.
Gorgeous, affordable vintage fashion with great customer service.
Stock is uploaded once a week, Wednesdays for Handbags and Thursdays for Clothes.
It’s a blogging fashion bargain
Visit these fashion blogspots and websites for the best in (local) online vintage fashion and affordable buys:
the vinatge fashion market at The Labia in Cape Town
I luv Babette's store it has the most gorgeous oh-so-very pretty retro dresses and she seriously has the most unbelievable collection of retro shoes and boots in a variety of sizes, that I have yet to see! I could have bought her whole table of footwear!! I shall start working through it on Saturday!
Babettes details: Barbara 082 563 4004
You'll find them at 55 Kloof Street Groote Kerk Centre, opposite the Lifestyle Centre in Kloof Street Gardens Cape Town.
For more info contact 072 972 2044
Fashion bargain heaven
There are rails and rails of fashion bargains, with items from R3 to R50 I kid you not!! Heaven!! Shop for you, your kids, your man without an inch of guilt.
Here's what I found for you for under R30!!
You'll find Clear Out at 517 Sable Square, Shop F03 Block F, Cnr Bosmandam & Ratanga Road Milnerton, Cape Town. Contact: 021 551 6029
I love being your personal shopper. And I love nothing more than a fashion bargain. No really, nothing more. And I am just so filled with love right now having found Planet Love. Without any aid of lentils or illegal substances I actually fell upon this shop, Planet Love, no really, that's what it's called, Planet Love, 315 Main Road Sea Point (right opposite Nando's) and they actually have the most fabulous, affordable fashion... almost everything is R210 but wait, there's more... buy ANY 2 items and you only pay R300, yes fashionsistas, you read right... 2 garments for just R300! Ready, steady, shop!