be as soft as you can, put a drink in my hand

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On Wednesday I attended the launch of Scotch & Soda’s AW 15 collection, and in the words of my dear colleague “It was so swanky!”

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All looking lovely representing GLAMOUR Magazine

Our glasses were spilling over with champagne and G&Ts and vodka, we indulged our taste buds with some exquisite Dutch hors d’oeuvres served by handsome models in button-ups, all the while treating our eyes to some of the best AW 15 pieces I have seen thus far. I feel a very strong urge to whip out my credit card.

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The store boasted some beautiful displays and the overall image of the range was one of subtle luxury and youthful innovation within the key trends for AW 15.
The range was brought to life by the pops of this year’s winter colours – blue-grey, golden-yellow, marsala, classic blue and olive green.
Scotch & Soda are keeping the looks luxe with embellishments like studs and beads, and with techniques like quilting and pin-tucking.

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Overall, a wonderful event and an even better collection. So excited to go shopping this weekend! (Couldn’t resist the credit card urge :/)

Check out the official Scotch & Soda site here. Thank you so much to the PR company Styling Concepts for hosting this great launch, and of course to GLAMOUR Magazine for taking me with!

Check out some more cool pics below.

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fallen leaves on the ground

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Part of the GLAMOUR team appropriately dressed for our jungle-ly adventure.

Last Wednesday I was treated to one of the most magical events I’ve been to – the launch of Old Khaki and Poetry’s Winter 2015 collection. Jenna McArthur PR did an outstanding job transforming the Brundyn+ Gallery into a delightful and secluded woodland, from tree stumps and bushes all the way down to dry leaves and pine cones. Apart from the beautiful displays, we were gifted with a wonderful toy for all us Instagram lovers (ie: everyone) which instantly printed all posts we made using the special event tags! What a treat. Oh, and let’s not forget the food which included the best mini hamburgers I’ve had. 😀

The winter ranges were on display for us to see (and try on :P). Expect the usual excellent quality and tasteful feel from the Poetry range, which includes some lovely leather trims and beautiful knits. Old Khaki will be giving us tons of really great jackets as well as a large assortment of cool accessories and shoes.

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Take a look at some pictures I snapped at the event as well as two sets I did quickly with some of my favourite pieces from the new ranges.

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My OOTD specially picked to match the foliage. Dress – Forever 21

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Old Khaki Spread

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A big thank you from the GLAMOUR fashion team to Old Khaki, Poetry and Jenna McArthur PR for inviting us!

More to come soon!

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the ghost of a good thing

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More vintage today… Picked up this awesome sweater for 6 rand over the weekend. Seriously, I don’t know how someone could throw this out!! Haha… Maybe it’s just me but I think it’s great… Shoulder pads, lace details, oversized… All the vintage elements I love. And it looks so cute with a little white blouse underneath… White collars under knits are one of my weaknesses.

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I am practically living in these high-waisted jeans from Asos… I really think I should go ahead an order them in another colour ’cause I am wearing these too much! But they are so nice. Check them out here.

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Kept the accessories simple… My John Lennon sunnies are featured as usual – I love them. And of course wore my creepers to toughen up the look a bit. The end result had a kind of grunge preppy feel.

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Hope you like! Follow me on IG for more! @danicafaye

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who forgot you long ago

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Thrifting makes me happy 🙂 Haha it also inspires me greatly (probably why I’ve been posting so much lately!).

This beautiful, over-sized, “granny-top” is possibly one of the best things I’ve ever found thrifting. It’s just so damn perfect. When I go looking for vintage stuff the most important aspects I examine in a piece are fabric (needs to be a good quality – you don’t want the old thing to fall apart in the first wash!) and fit (must be too big for an extra grunge feel). This shirt checks both of those boxes. Check out Asos Marketplace for some awesome vintage button-ups.

High-waisted shorts and a cute crop top are definitely essentials for summer. These little denims were purchased here on Ebay. You can find a similar top here. My gorgeous platform sandals are from Mr Price and the John Lennon sunnies are available at Topshop.

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Hope you guys love the look!

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fragile broken things

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I love black and white dresses just incase you havent noticed ;). One of my favorite ways to wear a monochrome print dress is to throw a neutral coloured, chunky knit over them. They give a modern pattern a bit of a vintage feel (and they keep me warm in my freezing cold shop!). I picked up this amazing cardi from a street vendor in Camden Market, you can find a similar one here.

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My mom brought this dress for me in Milan. I was actually pretty impressed with it surprisingly ;). I’m not too sure what the material is (I shortened the dress and lost that little tag that tells you)… but wow! It has like the softest, silkiest feel ever! If you wanna have a look at it, it’s from H&M. Check out how great the print is! It also has a cool leather yoke which you can see below.

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These are my beautiful babies I thrifted on Saturday morning… I am in love with them. They are perfect, grunge, 90s leather boots. And they are so comfy. It’s amazing how adding just a pair of chunky shoes can make a feminine outfit more edgy. Love it! If you’re looking for a cool pair of vintage shoes be sure to check out sites like Esty for cool thrifted stuff.

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Hope you guys liked my post! Be proud that it’s the second one in two days ;).

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