Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lucky Brand Denim Donation Drive: Get 50% Off

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I have some exciting news to share, Lucky Brand Jeans is offering customers 50% off their next purchase of Lucky Brand Jeans. How you may ask? Its easy.

Lucky Brand will be launching a CSI initiative on 16 April 2014 that is simply too good to resist: shoppers bringing a pair of their worn jeans into Lucky Brand Eastgate and Centurian Mall stores will receive a fifty percent discount on the purchase of a new pair of Lucky Brand denims. And what’s more, all jeans collected during the promotion will be donated to the SOS Children’s Villages which run a drive in Port Elizabeth – denims collected will be repurposed into other denim products.

Lucky Brand Denim originated in Los Angeles and has become known as ‘America’s favourite’. The brand is available in selected Edgars stores as well as a flagship store in Eastgate and a newly-opened store in Centurion Mall. In addition to its firm focus on fashion, Lucky Brand believes in the importance of finding the right fit. To this end, the brand has a style to suit all tastes and needs.From straight to super skinny, relaxed to bootcut, slim or boyfriend, Lucky Brand denims are available in a huge array of styles, colours and washes to make sure you’re perfectly fitted, and on-trend this season.

I was invited to the Easgate store last week for a night of spoils. I was given the opportunity to try on some jeans and pick a pair I wanted, in return I donated a pair of my own jeans. We were then given a mini make-over from a GOSH make-up artist. I then raided the store to complete my outfit. Have a look at the end product.

The promotion runs from 16 April to 11 May 2014. Only clean and wearable pair of denims will be accepted. Share your Lucky Brand Denim experience with at #LuckyDenimSOS and @Vanessadasilva.

What do you think of my look?

 Miss V

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Coachella 2014

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This is probably one of the most talked about festivals, not only for the celebrities and stars that attend it but also all the fashion inspiration and top acts who perform. I honestly cannot believe how tickets to this event fly out the door, and they don't come cheap. general tickets start from about $375 and VIP is $799.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly known simply as Coachella or the Coachella Festival) is an annual two-weekend, three-day music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Coachella showcases popular and established musical artists, as well as emerging artists and reunited groups.

Have a look at the images above, don't you just love these boho, easy to wear looks? Honestly this makes me want to go put on a headband! Talking about headbands, I spotted some gorgeous headbands while browsing through images of people at Coachella. I am definitely inspired to create some looks.

 Miss V

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Forever New Twilight Symphony Collection

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No one said winter needs to be dull and boring. Especially not with the winter Forever New Collection. Looking at these images, I really cannot wait to start rocking all my winter accessories, faux fur, boots and layers and more layers. In south Africa we are fortunate as winter is actually not that bad to get through. I noticed that its starting to get nippy in the evenings, will need to start unpacking all my winter wear.

In my eyes, Forever new really cannot do any wrong. I love the pastels and feminine touch their collections have. Oh and of course the bling factor, their accessories and clothing have a touch of sparkle at any angle.

What are your favourite trends in winter?

 Miss V

Monday, April 7, 2014

Product review: Estée Lauder 'Pure Color' Powder Blush

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The Estée Lauder Pure Color Blush adds vibrancy and fresh radiant colour to the cheeks. The ultra-silky modern powder blush adds a soft flush of colour to the face.

I cannot deny that the packaging was the first thing that caught my attention about this product. I cannot help but fall in love every time I see the bright pink blush in this shiny gold packaging.

This blush adds a fresh, radiant colour which lasts all day, won't streak or fade. This pigment is really amazing, so much so that you only need a little product to create your desired effect. This blush in particular is in the shade Fearless SATIN #26.

It is available in two finishes, Satin and Shimmer.


- Maximised colour impact

- Magnified vibrancy, clarity and dimension

- Lasts all day

"Cheeks come to life when you highlight and contour. This defines a woman." - Tom Pecheux, Creative Makeup Director, Estée Lauder.

Visit the website for more information on the rest of their beautiful range. P.S you can shop online! #BrandPlus.

Miss V

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tech Review: Tom Ford Launches it's e-commerce website

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This week Tom Ford Launched it's e-commerce website for both men and women. Love when a brand of this nature brings its products to the people. The site is packed with some amazing products, from shoes to handbags, beauty, eyewear and jewellery etc.

Being the exclusive brand that it is, the prices are definitely not affordable but I consider them investment pieces! Its great to see how the fashion industry is reacting to the ever evolving world of cyber space. Making items available online makes the brand accessable around the world which is great for business.

A little bit of information on the user experience on the site,shipping and returns are free, with same-day shipping offered in Manhattan only. The site has also been optimized for mobile.<
Additional categories — including ready-to-wear — are planned for the future, no specific date for launche have been given. Currently, shipping is limited to the U.S. only, though that too will expand in the future.

Go have a look at there website, and be ready to enter shopping heaven
Miss V

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Gym Inspiration:Topshop for Adidas







I look at this collection and it immediately inspires me to hit the gym! I have been so lazy to go to the gym lately. We recently moved and I feel exhausted and use it as an excuse not to go to the gym, even though it is 1km away from my house.

This collection is casual chic and can be used at the gym or on a relaxing day where you looking to have a slight edgy even though you are looking for comfort and convenience. This range definitely pushes the limits in terms of "Gym wear". Many people think that you cannot dress up a pair of sweats, well you are soo wrong!

When two visionary labels like Adidas Originals and Topshop collide and design such a unique and modern collection, you know this is fashion at its best!
You can expect a variety of Topshop prints which are inspired by London landscapes. The iconic Adidas 3 stripes and trefoil shout-out from graffiti graphics and high-rise repeats, fit for the concrete catwalk. Basic fits have been slimmed down while the attitude has been ramped up. Tactile fabrics scream “feel me” and will no doubt set the clothing stands on fire (Quote from Grazia Online).

The exclusive range will be launched globally on March 20 and will be available from Adidas Originals and Topshop, both in-store and online. I cannot wait!
Miss V

Monday, March 10, 2014

Statement Necklace love

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The rain lately has really been depressing, all I want to do all day is be indoors and watch movies. I have no inspiration to do OOTD posts nor to take any photos of things for my blog. I need sunshine! Winter cannot be here this soon, firstly because I am not ready, secondly all my clothes are packed in boxes for my big move. On another note...

I am obsessed with statement necklaces, when I say obsessed I really mean it! Lately I have come across so many different styles. An outfit is not complete without a statement necklace. Well that's how I feel at least. My style is usually really simple and chic and I love wearing accessories to add that extra pop of glamour.

My collection is definitely growing, take a look at a previous post I did last year on some of my other statement necklaces.

How do you feel about statement necklaces? Do you think they are still trendy?
Miss V