The shirtdress is a classic and should be an essential part of every wardrobe. I know that white shirtdresses are the hot sellers, especially when they come in crisp cotton for a look that feels effortless. But for me, nothing beats a black shirtdress. The look can be relaxed when worn loose, or two sizes...Read More
Sure a great LBD wins every time you want to get dressed in a pinch but still look effortlessly styled. But for me, nothing hits it out of the park quite like a jumpsuit, a one-piece timeless staple that allows me to pull a chic look together in less than 10 minutes. The jumpsuit may be on...Read More
There are some fashion trends that even the most stylish among us have trouble mastering with total confidence; take socks with high heels or candy-coloured hair, for example. We like it when we see it on someone else but can never imagine wearing the trend ourselves. But, there's one fashion trend that is so appealing,...Read More
When I was packing my suitcase for a two-week whirlwind trip to South Africa, my vibrant fuchsia Meiling kimono was the first piece that went in. Crafted from a cotton blend with a single silver loop as an accent, it turned out to be just what I needed for Cape Town’s temperate weather and relaxed,...Read More
This is what fashion designer Meiling will present in an upcoming collaboration with Forward Forty, a life + style digital media brand that serves the interests of women, particularly those over 40. Meiling is the owner and creative director of her namesake fashion brand, which is known for its monochrome, minimalistic line of women’s wear...Read More
Ok, so bear with me a little. This is not the pink striped cotton or the bear print flannel PJs of your childhood that belonged only in your bedroom. Instead, think of a sleek pair of silk, day-to-evening intended pyjamas that look comfortable and utterly chic at the office and on a date, after hours....Read More
When you live in a two-climate country it’s tough to see something in a magazine and know you’ll never wear it at home. A great felt hat is one of my fashion undoings but only when I travel, at home I’d boil under its brim. Into that same category I’d add chic coats, over the...Read More
Once you cross 40 and head towards your 50s there are a lot of rules about what you should and shouldn’t wear. Have you heard them? Don’t you find some to be downright weird? Why on earth would any confident woman over 40 want to avoid colour, wear their hair only at a certain length,...Read More
That's a piece of advice I’ve always given myself. As I have aged, I’ve also learned how to be less critical of my body when I look in the mirror and more appreciative of the confidence and attitude that I have when I wear my clothes well and claim my style. It’s why I love fishnet stockings...Read More
No one loves a good pair of high heels more than I do.
I wore my first real pair at a school bazaar. I was 16 and in love with a boy. I sneakily tucked my mother’s cream leather pumps into my bag and slipped into them as soon as I saw him waiting for me at the entrance of the school hall.