MAAJI’s Latest Collection: THIS IS PARADISE

COME WITH ME DOWN PARADISE ROAD….

MAAJI’s latest collection, THIS IS PARADISE comprises of palms, florals and foliage prints in smokey blues, baby ice blue, vivid sunset tones, dusty reds and cactus green, synonomous of the brands motherland, Columbia’s landscape. Since 2002 MAAJI has brought us whimsical luxurious pieces. Co-owner sisters Amalia and Manuela Sierra followed their dream of creating an enchanting brand with a palette of bold colours, shapes, silhoettes and textures that define the brands philosophy.

The latest collection includes bikinis, full pieces and casual beach wear like off -the-shoulder tops, flirty front lace ups, ruffles and of course the bikini range where MAAJI’s innovative top with four different looks in one fully reversible piece. Casual beach wear compliment the heavenly Paradise swimwear collection and wow, I’m so ready for summer lazy days up ahead, how about you?!

Shop the collection online and in-store at Colourbox in Johannesburg, French Kisses in Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, Indian Summer in Cape Town & Franschhoek and Madison Boutique in Cape Town.

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MARNI SPRING/SUMMER2018 Womenswear Runway Fashion Show Collection

MARNI SPRING/SUMMER N2018 WOMENSWEAR

A VISUAL CACOPHONY

Marni Spring Summer 2018 Full Womenswear Runway Fashion Show Collection by Francesco Risso happened over ten days ago in Milan, yet I’m still obsessing over the visual explosion of colour, chaos, yet so well orchestrated! I love the hype and wonderfulness of fashion shows…the adrenaline, excitement, nervousness, living in the ultimate fashion moment. I lived in Milan for nine months, a love hate relationship with modeling life and myself, my booker wondering if he’d ever get me to saunter gracefully down a runway. I would have been better suited clomping down the runway nowadays as I have a lope to my walk, a gawky awkwardness I’m self conscious about, but getting way too personal here so moving on to the wonderful Marni Collection!

MARNI SPRING/SUMMER 2018 WOMENSWEAR

Former Prada designer Francesco Risso is responsible for the designs and styling of Marni’s Spring/Summer2018 Collection, where Francesco explains, “a couture top that has been sliced into a top worn with a rave pant, a bathing suit cut and worn as a t-shirt, a slip that comes from a dress that’s been lost in time, a super fine shoe that’s been embroidered and hand-painted,” Risso waxed lyrical. “It’s literally a trunk full of objects.”

MARNI SPRING/SUMMER 2018 WOMENSWEAR

MARNI SPRING/SUMMER 2018 WOMENSWEAR

MARNI SPRING/SUMMER 2018 WOMENSWEAR

MARNI SPRING/SUMMER 2018 WOMENSWEAR

MARNI SPRING/SUMMER 2018 WOMENSWEAR

MARNI SPRING/SUMMER 2018 WOMENSWEAR

So despite us still getting through 2017 Spring/Summer season, loaded with washed denims, dusty pinks, whites, gingham, khaki and embroidered details, I thought a splash of colour and inspiration for this Friday afternoon was well worth addressing! I can’t wait to see our own interpretation for Spring/Summer2018 ahead!

Happy Friday!

FASHION: Biker Jackets

Not only are biker jackets fabulous transitional pieces, but can be worn with just about anything; from jumpers to plain Tees, dresses, maxi or midi skirts, shorts paired with heels, boots and sneakers, lends a fresh, cool and edgy touch. Wondering how to pair your biker jacket? Scroll down for some fashion inspiration and a selection of some of my favourites available in store or online.

Cathi Trevor fashion, beauty and lifestyle editor

The one I’m wearing (above) belonged to my other half before I claimed it as my own and I’ve worn it for the last twenty odd years!

Pinterest inspiration

Don’t you love the combination of a denim shirt and classic white Tee worn with a biker?

Pinterest inspiration

Chunky knits in dusty pinks and grays + sneakers + biker = HOT!

Keep it streamlined with an all-black palette

The combination of covered arms and bare legs works well for day to night wear

A pink biker jacket adds such a fresh take on your summer wardrobe!

LOVE the sneakers, rolled jeans for a super laid back coolness

Kkendal Jenner

Kendall Jenner pulls off a hoody & biker combination perfectly

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle nails the loafer and Tee look with her biker jacket effortlessly

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid sports pink leathers head to toe

Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum keeps it simple by pairing checks with dark blue skinnies

Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung mixes a girlie dress with an edgy biker jacket just fabulously!

Alessandro Ambrosio

Alessandro Ambrosio rocks a maxi, heels and biker for ultra chicness

SHOP HERE FOR BIKER JACKETS:

Napa leather @ Poetry R2590

ONLY @ SUPERBALIST

ONLY @ SUPERBALIST R599

H & M animal biker

H & M R799

Due South

DUE SOUTH R3499

Old Khaki

OLD KHAKI was R3699 now R2589

Country Road

Country Road @ Woolworths R2499

The Fashion Hub R2195

Sissy Boy @ SPREE

Sissy Boy @ SPREE R1499

Studio W @ Woolworths

STUDIO W @ Woolworths R999

RE @ Woolworths R899