Eight of South Africa’s most celebrated designers pulled out all the stops to wow the excited crowds with their interpretation of this year’s Vodacom Durban July theme “The Big Screen” at the Vodacom Durban July Invited Designer showcase presented by LIPSY, LONDON.
On Mother’s day the Fairview Racecourse in Port Elizabeth was host to a fashion extravaganza, when 16 NMMU students were asked to present garments to the theme “Art at the Races”.
Cleo Allison, 19,came out tops with a design inspired by a wrecked sculpture after a tornado, modelled by her sister Amber.
The winning design featured in The Herald LaFemme caught my attention but on closer inspection I realised I knew both the designer and model. In fact I used to be their Sunday School teacher *Insert feeling ancient here* I had no idea how good Cleo was and decided I should interview her for my blog.
If you have ever seen an outfit post on here you are probably pretty aware of my fondness for Mr Price. I just find them soooo up to date with fashion it’s silly not to pop in every now and again.
I once went to a fashion show the Friday night and noticed the Saturday that Mr Price was stocking pretty similar things, they really have their finger on the pulse.
Their ONLINE STORE is pretty cool too, one of the easiest to navigate and it is updated with shocking regularity…
Tip for tiny feeted people like me, if you can’t find the shoe you want in store-size 3s are sold out first everywhere-you can probably get it online…
These are the ones I’m trying to decide between, they are all under R200 though so maybe if I won the voucher I wouldn’t have to choose. hehehe-prob not
You can though, if you click here WIN,WIN,WIN or on the picture,you stand in line to win a R2500 voucher to Mr Price so you can get your boot on, or your jacket on. . . .
So I decided it’s time I get back to showcasing South African brands and where better to start than the home grown, African in every stitch, Stoned Cherrie, label?
I love Stoned Cherrie, it’s a eclectic mix of high fashion and traditional with plenty of MUST HAVES for the Afro chic chick:
Stoned Cherrie, is an afro-urban lifestyle brand that is said to be expressive of African urban culture in South Africa. It was established in 2000 by the ultra impressive Nkensani Nkosi (you know award winning entrepreneur, television personality and actress, who happens to hold a degree in Industrial Psychology and Sociology and writes articles for O Magazine, Y-Mag, Going Up, amongst others) and has grown in the past twelve years to gain international appeal and saw the label being invited to exhibit at New York Fashion Week in 2009.