PESSO: Handcrafted Footwear & Bags

CATHI TREVOR

I’m not a huge lover of cold weather as I prefer sunshiny days with time spent swimming in the sea, however, there’s one huge yay factor when it comes to winter, layering up with coats, scarves and boots! I’m currently obsessing over my latest PESSO boots; here’s why I love this local brand now available online:

CATHI TREVOR PESSO BOOTS

“A lot of what we design is based on successes from the previous season. As we are a brand focused on “slow, honest fashion” our range tries to always stay true to this ethos. So we will take what we see trending and “Pessonize” it – make it more relevant to the everyday women without losing the integrity and values of the brand” – Lou Holding, PESSO owner and buyer

CATHI TREVOR WEARING PESSO BOOTS

My current two faves are these brown ankle boots with zip side detail and my latest black ankle boots

I’m on my feet for most of the day, dressing and styling models, so footwear is important to me, for comfort and of course to look good too. Shoes really make a huge difference in one’s ‘tired factor’ and for that reason I keep a pair of sneakers in the studio incase I’ve opted on wearing heels, which aren’t the most practical to run around in, (but who doesn’t love a pair of heels to make one feel fabulous?) I’ve been really spoilt being sent some lovelies from PESSO and experiencing no blisters or chafing, just a pleasure of wearing super comfortable fabulous shoes!

PESSO BOOTS

These boots are made for walking!!

PESSO leather boots, shoes and bags are now available online shop here and in Step Ahead and Shoe Connection countrywide. I was sent a voucher to shop online where the entire shopping experience was effortless, (the hardest part was deciding which pair of boots to choose!) which arrived within two days!

CATHI TREVOR WEARING PESSO BOOTS

Ankle boots are huge this season and can be worn with just about everything including dresses, skirts, jeans, jumpsuits and pants; pop on a pair of stockings (fishnet on trend) or socks (colourful or glittery) to finish off your look.

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Happy Wednesday

Cath

FASHION FILE: BROGUES

BORROWED FROM THE BOYS

You probably associate brogues with menswear and rightly so, but this season sees influencers and celebs sporting their brogues with feminine dresses, skirts and skinnies. Brogues in general are flat lace-ups with detail on the top. Scroll down to get some tips and ideas on how to pair this manly trend with outfits to take you through the winter months ahead.

I’ve paired my Green Cross brogues with H & M skinnies, a Country Road striped top and a Zara blazer

Photography: Ian Reeves

cathi trevor wearing green cross brogues

emma watson wearing brogues

Emma Watson wears her brogues to maximum effect by showing some skin

Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham wears her two tones with an all black ensemble for workwear chic!

Leather pants never seem to go out of fashion and paired with a soft sweater, denim jacket + brogues = yes please!

Alexa Chung’s oxblood brogues are fab aren’t they?

A long white shirt+ fitted blazer works well with skinnies + silver brogues = hot!

Love these shiny brouges worn with an all black ensemble elongates the silhouette, topped with a scarf and trend of the moment- tucked in hair

Long coat + brogues + denim = fab; the dash of red neckerchief balances the red detail in the jeans

A mid length jacket works proportionally well with rolled up pants; so chic and elegant with heel brogues

taylor swift wearign brogues

Taylor Swift wearing her brouges with skinnies and striped shirt = simple & stylish

Platform brogues are the way to go worn with skinny blue denim and a kaftan- I’m still looking for a great pair that are comfortable. (I bought some from Zara last year but they gave me blisters and I haven’t been brave enough to wear them in!)

pesso shoes brogues cathi trevor

I am currently obsessed with my PESSO brogues!

HAPPY SHOPPING AND HAPPY DAY!

Cath

CAROLINE SILLS mid-summer range available at HABITS

caroline sills available at HABITS

MIDSUMMER DREAM

If you’re familiar with New Zealand brand Caroline Sills, you’ll be pleased to see some of her mid-summer range are currently stocked in one of our favourite local stores, HABITS.

Caroline Sills clothing reflect modern effortless style and glamour using a luxurious new cotton linen blend that’s cool and soft to wear throughout the hot summer months. Combine them with a piece or two from HABITS own gorgeous items and voila – summer wardrobe sorted! An interview here I had a month or two ago with the wonderful Jenny le Roux.

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caroline sills available at HABITS

caroline sills available at HABITS

I love the little stars on the white shirt!

caroline sills available at HABITS

Adore the muted palette plus boots

caroline sills available at HABITS

caroline sills available at HABITS

caroline sills available at HABITS

caroline sills available at HABITS

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SAINT SIENA LIFESTYLE SHOP

saint siena kalk bay

Set in the heart of bustling Kalk Bay, Cape Town, you’ll find the newly opened Saint Siena, a shop full of gorgeous covetable items that will set your heart a flutter!

Whether you’re buying something for yourself or a gift, there are oodles of lovely items to choose like local brand Pure Solid 13 ethical men and women clothing using linen, hemp, wool, silk and organic cotton to MAAJI swimsuits, where most of them are reversible offering two looks in one garment. Janine Binneman and Ilse Malan jewellery pieces are exquisite; Bungalow Living supports the empowerment of craftsmen from disadvantaged communities and their wares of soaps, cushions and candles are on display. A selection of beautifully handcrafted shoes from two designers, Matsidiso and Olivia Lincoln and an assortment of pure and natural products by Pure Intentions -in fact there’s something for everyone. LOVE!

saint siena shop kalk bay

saint siena shop kalk bay

saint siena shop kalk bay

saint siena shop kalk bay

saint siena shop kalk bay

OPEN EVERY DAY 9am – 5.30pm

SKIRTING THE ISSUE: This season’s must have denim

DENIM LOVE

I’m a jeans and Tee girl at heart, but I do like to incorporate a dress or skirt every now and then, pairing with stockings and boots during winter or come summer, I’ll wear sneakers or sandals for a lighter feel! I own a short light blue denim skirt and this midi above; it’s a great length to wear for a casual daywear with sneakers and a striped Tee! See how some celebs are wearing this summer’s ‘must-have’ skirt and below is a selection of denim skirts in store or online now:

Alexa Chung always manages to look stylish no matter what she wears – love the suede coat thrown over her short denim skirt

Emma Roberts teams a leather jacket with her button down denim skirt and burgundy velvet ankle boots = FAB!

Bella Hadid works denim on denim ( a trend not going anywhere yet)

Rihanna pairs nude heels with her denim skirt – HOT!

Woolworths R450 A-line skirt

Soal @ Superbalist R699

Truworths R450 Midi skirt

MRP R159,99

A bodycon skirt with zip through detail is a super comfy stretch denim with panels to flatter your silhouette

Gina Denim @ Old Khaki R450

H & M R529

Guess @ Spree R1099

Witchery @ Woolworths R699

Miladys R350-399

Miladys sizes are 32-50

H & M R379

Woolworths Khaki denim R450

Change up your blue for a different colour denim

Utopia @ Zando R399

I like this vintage looking skirt, don’t you?

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SKIRTING THE ISSUE: This season's must have denim

cathi trevor model blogger stylist

DENIM LOVE

I’m a jeans and Tee girl at heart, but I do like to incorporate a dress or skirt every now and then, pairing with stockings and boots during winter or come summer, I’ll wear sneakers or sandals for a lighter feel! I own a short light blue denim skirt and this midi above; it’s a great length to wear for a casual daywear with sneakers and a striped Tee! See how some celebs are wearing this summer’s ‘must-have’ skirt and below is a selection of denim skirts in store or online now:

Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung always manages to look stylish no matter what she wears – love the suede coat thrown over her short denim skirt

emma roberts

Emma Roberts teams a leather jacket with her button down denim skirt and burgundy velvet ankle boots = FAB!

bella hadid

Bella Hadid works denim on denim ( a trend not going anywhere yet)

rihanna

Rihanna pairs nude heels with her denim skirt – HOT!

woolworths

Woolworths R450 A-line skirt

SOAL @ SUPERBALIST

Soal @ Superbalist R699

truworths denim skirt

Truworths R450 Midi skirt

MRP R159,99

A bodycon skirt with zip through detail is a super comfy stretch denim with panels to flatter your silhouette

old khaki

Gina Denim @ Old Khaki R450

H & M

H & M R529

guess @spree

Guess @ Spree R1099

witchery @ Woolworths

Witchery @ Woolworths R699

miladys denim skirt

Miladys R350-399

Miladys sizes are 32-50

H & M R379

woolworths R450

Woolworths Khaki denim R450

Change up your blue for a different colour denim

utopia @ zando

Utopia @ Zando R399

I like this vintage looking skirt, don’t you?

FRAGRANCE FILE: Chanel Gabrielle Eau de Parfum

coco chanel gabrielle

CHANEL GABRIELLE

If there’s one legendary woman who stands out for me, it’s Chanel, not only for her incredible journey from humble beginnings to creating an empire, but for her independent and strong personality; she was passionate, free spirited and a rebel at heart. This is the interpretation of Chanel Gabrielle, the first fragrance Chanel has created in fifteen years.

“We were exploring this whole moment of before Coco – who she really was at the core and that’s what we wanted to express in this new fragrance,” says Christine Dagousset, global president of fragrance and beauty at Chanel.

coco chanel gabrielle

Perfumer Olivier Polge created an imaginary white flower appealing to a carefree, flirty younger generation. Top citrusy notes sparkle with a dash of blackcurrant, exotic Jasmine, heady Orange Blossom, vibrant Ylang Ylang and creamier sweeter Grasse Tuberose make for a richer floral heart bouquet and warm Sandalwood and Musk keep it grounded for an elegant and sophisticated mix.

coc chanel gabrielle

On first spray I experienced the rush of intense sweet blackcurrant and citrusy notes that settled into a complex and rich floral surprise. I’m inclined to like lighter floral notes so this appealed to my senses almost immediately, settling down into woody base notes; (sandalwood is one of my favourites as it feels warm and contained!) I could wear this as an everyday perfume as it’s light and after all, wearing anything Chanel automatically makes one feel sensual, brave and cool, don’t you agree? A timeless and classic brand.

coco chanel gabrielle

The bottle is rather exceptional with thin linear lines making it light and transparent, as if suspended in space; facets throw off light reflections of a golden shade, synonymous with the sunny disposition of the character of the fragrance. The bottle is designed by Sylvie Legastelois, who wanted the bottle to be jewel-like, yet kept simple and in line with the classic bottle.

The face of the campaign is Kirsten Stewart shot by director Ringan Ledwidge and print ad shot by Karim Sadli. Take a peek at the commercial below:

Let me know if you manage to try it out and share your thoughts on it ?

CHANEL GABRIELLE Eau de Parfum is available at Red Square, Edgars and Woolworths countrywide

50ml R1745

100ml R2465

coco chanel gabrielle

FASHION : OMVLI Bags & Accessories

WOVEN DETAILS

The name OMVLI means ‘source of life’, consistent to designer Somila Tshazibane’s aim to create bold and timeless pieces that echo the African heritage. His focus is on creating accessories and shoes that incorporate cultural influences of amalgamated African textiles and visuals.

” I draw my inspiration from the culture and diversity of Cape Town and I’m influenced by the experiences I have felt, rather than what I have seen,” says Tshazibane.

His latest bag collection is made from the dense woven fabric Hessian. “The products were inspired by the nomadic culture and the textile gave us the direction on what and how we designed the products for this collection”, says Tshazibane.

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Prices: Shopper Bag R340

Sleeve Bags R275

CREDITS: PHOTOGRAPHER: Dylan Louw

MODEL: LESALA MAMPA

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FASHION: Bomber jackets

Cathi Trevor model, stylist and writer

THEY’RE THE BOMB!

Bomber jackets have been around for the last few years but even more so this season, with a variety of patterns, textures and colours to choose from. They are a great addition to any outfit; combine with jeans, pants, skirts or dresses and come summer the combination of shorts and sandals will look and feel oh so cool! I’ve been wanting to add another to my wardrobe so thought I’d share some of my favourite ones currently available online or instore:

ONLY @ SPREE R899

WITCHERY @ WOOLWORTHS R1399

VERA MODA @ SPREE R699

COUNTRY ROAD @ WOOLWORTHS R1499

MANGO R799

Truworths bomber

TRUWORTHS R675

H&M R629

GLAMOROUS @ SUPERBALIST R599

REVENGE @ ZANDO R799

GLAMOROUS @ SUPERBALIST R599

STUDIO W @ WOOLWORTHS R799

Superbalist

VILA @ SUPERBALIST R599

WOOLWORTHS was R599 now R350

H&M R749

ONLY @ SPREE R499