Ok, so clearly I still have a bit to learn about regular posting. But, I’ve been thinking about it a lot.
That counts, right?
So, ’50s style frocks are something that I’ve always had a deep love affair with. They emphasise your smallest bit, hide the bits I’m not wild about, and make me feel fun, feminine and confident. I kinda want to use the word ‘frisky’, but I’m worried you’ll misinterpret it.
They’re not super easy to come by in fun prints though. Which is why I was overjoyed to discover Lara Mars, a designer local to Cape Town. Lara sources her fabrics on her travels around the world, and as a result has some really unique and quirky limited-edition ranges. Her designs are quite vintage and whimsical, and I would wear preeeettyyy much all of them, if only they fit (I’m in loooooooove with one covered in bunnies in particular). She says she’s completely open to making a wider range of sizes if there’s demand, so let’s show her that there is!
Dress: Lara Mars
Jacket: Penny C at Edgars
Necklace: Tessa J Kelly at Kin
Hair & makeup: Celeste Saville-Fourie
Photographer: Alison Westwood
Shot on location at the Cardomom Monkey