Rock a catsuit!

I can tell you here and now, never in a million years did I ever think I’d rock a cat suit.

When uber-talented designer Isabel de Villiers first showed it to me, I was skeptical. Surely it was going to cling in all the wrong places, and, and, and… it was pants! But then I tried it on. Like a dress (did you know I love dresses?) it just slips on, and you don’t have to worry about coordinating tops and bottoms. And Isabel’s designs bear our curves in mind, so it’s forgiving in the places it needs to be.

Now I’m sold, and wear mine often.
She has several new variations of this design on her website – check it out here: isabeldevilliers.co.za.

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Cat suit: Isabel de Villiers
Earrings: at Kin
Nails: ‘Spot on! Pink’ from Gosh at Edgars
Lips: Mango Lip Butter by Korres
Make-up: Qaanita Abrahams from Onq Makeup
Photographer: Alison Westwood

The Neriad

“Like a sprite, she rose from the water.”
But really, I just splashed around in the duck-poo-infested pond at the castle.

The dress is really lovely though. Flowing and graceful, it has a grecian quality to it. Looking at it now, I wonder if I shouldn’t have worn it with a gold rope belt.

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Dress: G-Couture
Earrings: Resin flowers by Chasteau de Balyon at Kin
Rings: Sterling silver and enamel rings by the Story of Long Jean Silver at Kin
Nails: ‘Spot on! Pink’ from Gosh at Edgars
Lips: Mango Lip Butter by Korres
Make-up: Qaanita Abrahams from Onq Makeup
Photographer: Alison Westwood

Fanciful feathers

I’m sorry for not posting anything last week. Hoping to make it up to you with a whole bunch of awesome new outfits, from a brand-spanking-new shoot. We shot at the Cape Town Castle, which is filled with lots of beautiful, romantic nooks and crannies and secret corners. I might have even got to straddle a cannon…

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Top: Michelle Ludek at Zando
Skirt: Michelle Ludek
Nails: ‘Spot on! Pink’ from Gosh at Edgars
Lips: ‘Mango’ Lip Butter by Korres
Make-up: Qaanita Abrahams from Onq Makeup
Photographer: Alison Westwood

Oversized shirt

Since the long ago days of school uniforms, I’ve had barely any interactions with button-up shirts. Due to the often unforgiving stiffness of the fabric, it’s been near impossible to find ones that fit over my buxom breasts and bulging biceps. (Yes, let’s go with that description).

Thus, my joy at finding this over-sized guy, who hides all the bumpy bits I don’t love showing off, and looks pretty badass with a belt round my smallest part.

Whaddayathink?

P.S. This shoot got a little weird.

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Shirt: Weiss Design
Lips: ‘Fiery’ by Stila
Nails: ‘Leather Look’ by Nails Inc
Photographer: Rachel Robinson

Miaow!

This post is just a bit of silliness, really. I saw this ridiculous cat dress/top (drop?) and Mr P and obviously couldn’t live without it.

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My handsome friend was less than pleased at being a prop for this photo shoot. Especially not one that features cats .

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I had a bit of fun editing these. Forgive the 17 difference effects used 😛

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Dress: Mr Price
Lips: ‘Fiery’ by Stila
Nails: Leather Look Effect by Nails Inc
Photographer: Rachel Robinson

Paper planes

After the excitement of being featured on both Women24 and Becoming You this week, I felt like I’d better post something good. (Yes, I’m hoping to win your hearts with the picture of me squeezed into a tub, to follow).

This dress was another winner from my little spree at Mr Price. It’s from the ‘regular’ section (non-plus-size), but is thankfully stretchy and flattering, thanks to the seam taking me at my smallest part under my bust. I’m particularly self-conscious about my legs, and this dress is on the shorter side, so I opted to wear it with leggings underneath.

Of course, I SO love the quirky print. (SUCH a sucker for fun prints).

What do you think?

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So, turns out, my photographer for this shoot, Rachel, does a lot of baby photography. She saw this bath and laughed about how, if this were a baby shoot, she would put me in it. Guess what happened next…

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Dress: Mr Price
Lips: Stila
Nails: ‘Leather Look’ by Nails Inc
Photographer: Rachel Robinson

The virtues of high-waisted skirts

I am all about the high-waisted skirts at the moment. I just can’t get enough of them.
I think they work well for plus-size girls as they take you at your smallest part – either your waist or under your bust – which has a really slimming effect.

I do often find them a bit too short for my liking though. So, if you find anywhere that does have a nice range, please do let me know.

The one I found below is from local-designer superstar Michelle Ludek, who just happened to make the skirt in my absolute favourite colour 🙂

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Shirt: Mr Price
Skirt: Michelle Ludek
Nails: ‘Leather Look’ by Nails Inc
Lips: Gosh Intense Lip Colour in ‘304’
Photographer: Rachel Robinson

 

Double dots

I know this might be strange for some, but I’ve recently rediscovered Mr Price.
Historically I’ve battled with their cuts and sizes, but of late I’ve found a number of things that fit really nicely. Not to mention that they’re the undeniable Kings of Quirk with their adorable funky patterns and prints! One of my favourite finds below:

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Because yeah, I’m a madame.

Dress: Mr Price
Shoes: Madison
Hat: Emthunzini Hats
Lips: Stila
Nails: ‘Leather Look’ by Nails Inc.
Photographer: Rachel Robinson

Swing time

It’s no secret that I have a great fondness for the vintage look. ‘Great fondness’? Let’s not beat around any bushes. It’s more like a mild obsession.

One of the things I like about the ’50s look in particular is the flattering femininity of it. Vintage-look clothing is not always easy to find, which is why, when I saw this swing coat, I was positively frothing at the mouth in excitement.

The cut tapers in at the waist, and then ‘swings’ out with a lovely flair – incredibly flattering for an hour-glass shape like mine. The luxuriousness of the cottony fabric only helped to seal the deal. Can I have one in every colour, please?

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Swing coat: Weiss Design
Lips: Velvet Touch in ‘Lambada’ by Gosh Cosmetics
Nails: ‘Leather Look’ by Nails Inc
Necklace: Penelope Frog
Photographer: Rachel Robinson

Do you have the time?

The return of the leather-look jacket. Just can’t get enough of this one.

I really think the off-centre zip and biker-style collar works wonders for us larger-busted ladies. Plus, it makes me feel badass.

Was also totally over the moon to find some boots that actually fit over my calves. Major challenge for me!

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Jacket: Penny C at Edgars
Skirt: Isabelle de Villiers
Boots: Woolworths
Necklace: Hand-made silver fishbowl by OffBeatMelody from Kin Shop on Kloof
Lips: Velvet Touch in ‘Lambada’ by Gosh Cosmetics
Nails: ‘Purple Heart’ by Gosh Cosmetics
Photographer: Stephen Geldenhuys

 

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