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Bright and early mornings, balmy days and warm evenings… we love summertime. Here are a few things making these delicious days even better for us right now.

L’Occitane‘s new fragrance collection is sublime. Created by Olivier Baussan (L’Occitane founder) and Pierre Hermé (an extraordinary pastry chef with a memory for flavours and scents) it has two offerings – Jasmin Immortelle Neroli and Pamplemousse Rhubarbe – each as fresh as the first light of day. Our favourite has to be Jasmin with its Immortelle essential oil from Corsica, head notes of pink pepper and lemon, heart notes of jasmine, immortelle, neroli and orange blossom and base notes of amber, white wood and musk. So fresh!

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Pichulik’s S/S 16 Lena collection is perfectly described by the designer Katherine-Mary Pichulik herself. She states: “This collection is for the woman who has a sense of humour and a lust for travel. She collects a trousseau of objects to mark her travels and memories, and prizes experiences over appearances. The pieces are therefore effortless, unapologetic and designed to follow the wearer’s movements. They balance bold and soft to make a statement without being loud.”

You can see the rest of the collection here. It’s amazing.

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A bright, bold lip makes everything better. The Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Striking Spectaculaire is our current fave. It glides on smoothly, has a subtle mint flavour and stays on for ages.

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And how sweet is this video that Revlon just launched with their Love Study campaign, proving that a beauty ritual can improve a women’s love life?

Lastly, who is heading to Kamers at Webersburg this weekend? We’re hoping to get there and can’t wait to see all the exciting stalls. One we’re definitely making a stop at is Handmade by Me. Designer, Sera Holland, has a range of new printed fabrics (see here for a sneak peek, we love the prickly pears!) that she will be unveiling with a host of products like tea towels and cushions. One of the products we can’t wait to see are the ‘Big 5’ reusable placemats for kids that can be turned into face masks when you’re done with them. So cool!

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— Liza

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H&M hits SA!

We were super excited to attend the VIP media launch of H&M at the V&A Waterfront last week. It was massive! Every local celeb and media person we’ve ever known was there and the store was – literally – pumping.

It’s huge – two floors of fashion for women, men and kids, as well as a gorgeous home section. We basically walked through the doors and immediately started shopping. You’ll be glad to know, the prices are incredible.

Welcome to SA H&M, we are extremely glad you are here!

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— Emily

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the prettiest of blooms

Nothing says spring / summer like a burst of beautiful florals! Last week we attended Poetry’s summer 2016 preview at CAAM Gallery in De Waterkant where we were treated to three floors of gorgeous fashion installations including the most amazing floral creations by @blomboy (Alwijn, you’re just too good!). Although Poetry’s latest collection features a lot of floral prints, you’ll also find crisp whites, classic navy and, of course, must-have stripes.

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Here’s Jenny Andrew looking fab in front of Blomboy’s amazing flower wall

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And here are our top picks from the collection, along with some runway and street style inspiration 🙂

 

Picture credits: Garance Dore, The Locals 

— Liza

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something for the boys (and us girls)

We just love it when a good brand gets better. The Cape Union Mart Group (think Cape Union, Poetry, Old Khaki etc) recently launched Tread + Miller – a new footwear store for guys (and some for girls) that is so fresh and hot right now, we couldn’t wait to share it with you.
The first two stores (Woodlands Boulevard, Pretoria and Baywest Mall, PE) have already opened, and there will be another seven popping up around the country by the end of the year. You’ll find footwear brands such as Crockett & Jones, Sebago, Cushe, Caterpillar, Adidas, Superga, Sperry as well as Cape Union Mart Group’s local label, Arthur Jack. For us ladies, you can expect brands such as Rare Earth, Sebago, Sperry and Jean Kelly London. Plus there’ll be bamboo socks and leather belts, messenger bags and wallets on offer. If you’re not in Pretoria or PE, you can buy online, hooray!
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Styling: Neil Doveton / Photographer: Caroline Mackintosh at Infidels / Models: Aya T and Calvin K, both Twenty Model Management

— Liza

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h&m’s official launch date, plus more spring news

We are overexcited, today we got word that H&M’s first South African flagship store, which is going to be two floors of heaven at the V&A Waterfront, is officially opening on 17 October from 10am-12pm, with exclusive shopping offers. And on 18 October its doors will be open till 11pm and then every day thereafter from 9am-9pm. We can’t hardly wait!

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Another lovely thing happened today… we saw the announcement from Jane Sews, one of our favourite local designers, that they’ll be releasing a range of shoes for little girls. Eeep!

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— Liza

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oh so pretty

Sometimes we receive an email that makes us sit up and take a bit more notice than usual. Like when the Winter 2015 Lookbook from Sitting Pretty arrived in our inbox. Every single piece is just perfection. That cape! Designer Emma Londgen says ‘the collection was inspired by the alternatingly soft and striking winter lights and a strong desire for softness and cocooning’. We like that. We also like that Sitting Pretty are passionate about ethical trading and integrity and each piece is designed and manufactured in Cape Town using natural fibres such as organic hemp and organic cotton.

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Loose oversized three quarter sleeve blouse

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You can shop the collection online here, or find their list of stockists here. Like Sitting Pretty on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates.

— Liza

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