Taking Risks

Do you ever feel like you constantly playing it safe? Going through the motions but at the same time wondering about the endless possibilities. You constantly ask yourself should I, shouldn’t I? Well…

If you want it,

Go for it,

TAKE A RISK,

Don’t always play it safe or

You will die wondering.

Stefano Gabbana once said, “In life you need to take risks.” Easier said than done right? But it’s true! I have taken a few risks and have many more to still venture on but what I have learnt thus far is that (1) you should never fret over your decision and where it is ultimately going to take you and (2) you should never look back at your past because it will only discourage you as you try to convince yourself  that it was easier then but in fact you were merely stuck in a comfort zone and content. This notion is applicable to your career, relationships and everything that influences your happiness and life. However, be mindful that taking any risk requires consideration, some calculation and definite commitment. With this, the first step is now, thereafter you will be further than you were before, and closer to the next great thing.

Here’s to risking it , while dressing inappropriately risqué!

The biggest risk is not taking any risks. Mark Zuckerberg

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. Jim Rohn 

If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.  Geena Davis

Do one thing every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt

You need to risk, you need to dare to risk and fail greatly because that is the only way you grow. Emilio Estevez

GET THE LOOK:

Black and White Jacket – Zara

Distressed Denims-  GUESS

Black Ankle Boots- Zara

Fishnet Tights-  Foschini

Black Crop Crew Top- The Hub

You have to Risk it to get the Biscuit.

Till Next Time 

Love 

The 156 Supermodel 

xoxo

P.S. Images taken by Indigo Child Productions 

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All Black

“Women who wear black live colourful lives.”

“You need more colour in your wardrobe, you always wear black.” So I’ve been told many times by mother dearest. My response is usually that she has enough colour for the both of us in her wardrobe lol.

Wearing all black is simply chic and elegant.  You can do no wrong and heads will always  turn. You can mix fabrics and textures in shades of black knowing that your outfit will still come together in the end.

When I put this all black outfit together it was relatively easy as I layered the black crew neck top and black coated high waisted pants with a black chiffon pleated cardigan (and probably because I am partially OCD so my clothes are already colour coordinated from light to dark). However, I am all about the finer details. I decided to keep the accessories minimal but I laid emphasis on the subtle touches of gold seen on the boots, jewelry and Guess handbag.

FASHIONS TIPS ON HOW TO WEAR ALL BLACK:

1# Be bold, daring and even edgy if you must but never apologize for wearing all black.

2# Play around with different styles and silhouettes. Opt for an oversized blazer or keep it simple with a cute peplum top.

3# Mix different textures and fabrics to create contrast by pairing a black leather skirt with a black knitted jersey.

4# Accessorize with statement pieces like a belt, chunky necklace or a fedora.

5# Whatever you do, DO NOT overthink it.

Till Next time

Love 

The 156 Supermodel 

xoxo

For more inspiration visit my Black & Bold board on Pinterest 

P.S Photo’s taken by Indigo Child Productions 

Decide, Declutter and Wear Denim

Heya Supermodels

The first leaves of autumn have fallen which means it’s officially sweater weather. Personally, I think autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons with warm hues of leaves swirling in the wind, eventually settling in a heap on the side of the road. With every season one sees change and one experiences change which can be scary at times. However one needs to realize that change is inevitable and eventually all the leaves will fall.

With this, think of the new season as an opportunity to make decisions, declutter and if you’re in doubt return to the basics and wear denim.

1. DECIDE 

Decide what it is you want.

Decide what makes you happy.

And never let fear decide your future.

Easier said than done, right! But the fact of the matter is by not deciding you have still made a decision. You are in control of your life and definitely your outfit of the day so you might as well decide, be merry and not give a damn about what people have to say.

2. DECLUTTER 

Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions-Barbara Hemphill

Yes, it officially time to get rid of those tees and sweaters at the back of the wardrobe that has become crop tops not because it’s in fashion but because your mom bought it for you in the 7th grade. However, decluttering not only refers to the tangible stuff but also old ideas, bad habits and questionable relationships. It’s time to make space for new and for you.

 3. DENIM

When in doubt, wear denim

Likewise when you’re unsure and find yourself unable to find a solution or an answer, just go back to the basics and rely on your instincts.

Get The Look:

Choker & Rings: Lovisa

Blue Bell Top: Forever New

Jeans: Sportscene

Star Boots: Daisy Street (Superbalist)

Till Next Time

Love 

The 156 Supermodel 

xoxo

P.S What do you think of the super short blunt bob?

 

Just Do It

Hi Supermodels

These days I have embraced the famous tagline of Nike by Just Doing It. More and more I’ve realized that if you want something done without having to wait or without being told a million reasons as to why it can’t be done, you just have to do it yourself. Sometimes it is diffcult to “Just Do It” when faced with challenges, stumbling blocks, doubt and fear. However, my advice to you is simple, without any dunkin donut glazed-coating…

F@#$ it and Just Do it. No questions asked; No answers questioned.

Do it with passion or not at all.

Do it now, sometimes later becomes never.

Do it because you can, because you want to, because someone said you couldn’t.

Don’t think too much just DO what makes you happy.

If you don’t do it, someone else will.

Do what you love and love what you do.

Get the Look:

Khaki Bomber Jacket: Truworths

Khaki Cap: Foschini

Stripe Top: Spree

Black Jeans: Zara

Nike Cortez: Superbalist/Nike

Grey Choker: Factorie

If you can dream it, you can do it.

Do it for yourself.

Remember you only get one opportunity, one chance and one life so

Just Do It 

Till Next Time

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Love

The 156 Supermodel

xoxo

Embroidery Fashion Trend

Heya Supermodels

There’s a new Fashion Trend ALERT!!

From the runway to the streets, the embroidery trend has brought new meaning and colour to our jeans, tops, skirts, dresses, jackets and even shoes. Recently, I walked into a clothing store and literally every second garment had a distinctive flower embroidery on it.

The embroidery designs range from simple to more dramatic but regardless, I feel like this trend has decorated fashion with a new form of art.

I am simply loving this trend as life is too short for your clothes to be boring.

So to get excited for the latest fashion trend this season, here’s a look of what to expect in stores and on the streets of style.

Skirts- Topshop, Zara

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Dresses- Zara, Foschini 

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Jeans- Zara, Foschini (In store)

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Tops & Jackets- Zara, Foschini, Truworths 

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Shoes- Topshop

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Handbags- Zara, Foschini

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Accessories

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One thing is for certain we are going to be seeing a lot more of this trend so get ready to embrace it or rather embroid it.

Till Next Time

Love

The 156 Supermodel

xoxo

The Girl in the Grey Coat

 Life is about labels. In order to identify something one refers to the label. Likewise, society has created labels based on one’s social status, culture, attitude and behaviour and the cliques you associate yourself with. Whether or not you choose, life has become such that you will be labelled regardless of the preconceived notions that are far from the truth. Many times I’ve had to hear ” So you one of those girls”, not even knowing my story. Which makes me beg the question; Do we go through life ticking specific boxes for others or are we choosing to live our lives without a checklist!

I choose the latter.

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Labels will always come and go because whatever we do or say or rather whatever we don’t do or say will inevitably put us in a box. We have become so fixated on labels that we cannot distinguish between the fake designer labels and the real exclusive labels. Some people’s values and priorities have changed so much that they think their label is 100% Cashmere, but when you look closely it is in fact a mix of polyester and cotton.

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In closing, I have a label. However, with being labelled I always make sure that people are able to read the label for what it truly is.

And for now, I am to you only ‘The Girl in the Grey Coat’ 

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If you had to define your label, what would it read?

Handle with care 

Wash cold separately

Tumble dry on low

Warm iron needed 

Turn inside out 

Drip Dry

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Love 

The 156 Supermodels 

xoxo

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P.S. The amazing pics were taken by Megan_Damon. Her Website will be launching soon but for now you can follow her on instagram…

 

The Little Russian Mafia

When one thinks of Russia, one immediately thinks of  the historic World Wars, vodka, Communism, world classic literature or Tchaikovsky, who composed some of the world’s most famous ballet’s such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, & Sleeping Beauty. Right? When I think of Russia I immediately think of Miroslava Duma who is the epitome of dynamite comes in small packages. With a height of only 150cm, Mira as she is known, has taken the fashion world to a whole new level. Seriously! I do not only want to raid her wardrobe but I want to drink tea with her and ask her how does she look so good after having two kids, what inspires her when putting her outfits together and how did she go from editor of one of the most elite fashion magazines, Harper Bazaar Russia to ultimately establishing her own online empire Buro 24/7.

When it comes to fashion trends, what you think is in now is already “so last season” for Mira as she has conquered and well conquered time and time again.

Here are a few key fashion trends that Mira shows how to do right regardless of your petite structure.

1. The Statement Necklace

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Lovisa has amazing statement necklaces to suit each occasion and style

2. The Knee High Boots

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I always thought being petite, it is difficult to wear knee length boots but clearly not. The art is to wear a high-heeled, knee hugging boot.

3. The Over-sized Sweater

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Winter is over my side of the world, however H&M is still trending with this over-sized sweater and the brighter the better.

4. All Black

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I do not know what is sexier than wearing all black. This season embrace fringe and culottes to your all black outfits.

5. Lady in Red

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Simplicity at its best; Red and a touch of gold accessories.

6.  Denim on Denim

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Denim is one trend that we see season after season, it’s just a matter of finding your own unique style.

7. Its a woMAN’s World 

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A pop of colour + a two-piece tailored suit. I’d say she is ready to show who is boss.

8. Oh Chanel 

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9. The Distressed Denims

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10. The Little Black Shorts 

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11. The Midi Pleated Skirt 

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Which was your favourite outfit?

Hope you enjoyed the revolutionary style of Miroslava Duma

Love 

The 156 Supermodel

xoxo