The Colour of Magic

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“ The Colour of Magic” is this years Durban July 2017 theme. Race day goers and punters are in for a year that will no doubt mystify , conjure and delight.

Jump into the fantasy world of illusion and recreate some of last century’s most prolific magicians, illusionists and entertainers looks. Think velour in jewel tones and sequin surfaces that capture the mystical energy the day evokes.

From Wizardry to sorcery, delight in top hats and tails , capes and Victorian era inspired silhouettes.

 

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Stripe Job

What is it about a stripe that makes me ever so anxious ? There is no denying how popular , varied and classical this trend is, but then why do I feel like a stripe is one of this season’s most boldest fashion statements I ask you ?

Perhaps stripes are that family member that doesn’t give a dam? Maybe it’s the challenge it presents in choosing the right version of it to flatter one’s torso? Or maybe , just maybe , it’s the fear of the ability to pull off a trend that is so longstanding few could possibly do it’s predecessors justice?

Getting this trend right most likely then rests on utilizing stripes in the most traditional of ways . If you are looking at investment pieces a magnificent stripe trouser or cashmere jersey is probably the best bet in winning the fashion stakes .

Both can transition into wardrobes effortlessly and are more than likely to withstand seasonal favor.

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‘Tis the Season

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Goodness how this part of the year sneaks up on us . It feels like yesterday when we started packing up the Christmas baubles and other festive season paraphernalia .

But this time of year has such an amazing energy about it . And we cannot help but think the magic that the Yuletide brings is just a little bit contagious.

We Rounded up 2 0f our ultimate Christmas Party looks and themes that we adore .

Copper Tones

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To Drink : Moscow Mule Cocktail served in Copper Mugs. We love Hot beauty health.com’s suggestion and recipe.

Fashion Tip: Team copper tones with other metallics for maximum effect.

Monocramatic Christmas

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To drink: Grapefruit and Rosemary gin cocktail ( unusually lovely.com)

Fashion Tip: Pair black and white stripes with polka dots to create a fun festive energy at you Christmas table .

Militant Stint

Whilst Pantone “Greenery” takes center stage this coming year , less we forget about its darker sister “Kale” , or as most know it “Military green”. This tone is considered this seasons perfect neutral and can be teamed with any Color your mind can conjure up .

Expect to see this gorgeous tone in ever silhouette this season has to offer . From soft satin bombers to more structured twills , military green can be combined with even the most softest hues.

For maximum effect use traditional military acsents in final styling . Pop rivets , brass zippers and poppers make the look more authentic and more militant inspired.

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The Apple Shape Body-figure

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“If you have an apple-shaped body, you usually have broad shoulders, a full bust. Waist and upper back. This figure shape generally has thinker arms, legs and hips “

Tops tips:

  1. Try drawing attention away from your waistline. Whilst most self help sites suggest avoiding shorts, pants and skirts below that hipline often that is an impossible ask for this figure shape.
  2. Show off your better assets. This figure type usually has a fantastic bust line. Showing off a little bust goes a long way in drawing attention away from you less defined features.
  3. Ensure your shirts and dress bodices skim your body and are not too tight or too loose.

 

 

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The shirtdress.

From the boardroom to the bar, the “shirtdress” is a must have this season. This item, essentially derived from a men’s shirt ( i.e garment consisting of a button stand and collar) is incredibly versatile and easy to wear. No matter your age, this item is a classic must have for any woman’s wardrobe.

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How to wear the shirtdress:

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The above three pictures of Shirtdresses are readily available at both our La Lucia and Gateway branch.