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How well do you know your Minionistas? Take the Quiz

Erm, heard of the Minions? If not then you MUST have been locked in a dark room in some kind of solitary confinement, ‘cause these little “Despicable Me” break-out stars are the biggest phenomenon at the moment! Every time I open my Facebook page there is a meme of one of them, although I still can never figure out if it’s Stuart, Kevin or Bob, glaring back at me! You don’t even have to be a 5-year-old, a parent or a Facebook fundi to be stalked by the minute bright yellow, pill-shaped posse – they can be seen everywhere from McDonalds to Selfridges and they even have their own Pantone shade called – you guessed it – Minion Yellow! The fashpack were not ones to ignore the huge phenomenon either, and big name designers such as Giles Decon and Rupert Sanderson have done collaborations with the minute characters, catapulting minionfever into the world of high fashion – and giving the little yellow army major style cred. British Vogue starred them on their cover and Suzy Menkes interviews …

The Art of Packing with Louis Vuitton

I have a gluttonous passion for travel and luckily not only do I come from a lineage of equally hungry voyagers but my small, cute family and I get to travel a lot. My first overseas adventure was with my mother and grandfather, I was 14-years-old and it was an unforgettable tour around Europe and the UK – Big Ben, Tower of London, The Eiffel Tower, the Black Forrest, just to name a few of the sights. Growing up, both my grandfather and my mother travelled to Europe a few times a year, they met up with work colleagues, friends and family and explored different cities all over the continent. I listened to their stories, received the postcards they sent, saw their photos and was the spoilt beneficiary of awesome travel gifts and chocolate over the years! My Grandfather has since passed away but what has been passed down is this passion for exploring different locations, the architecture, scenery, culture, food and people, being immersed in and soaking up each unique experience. One of the things I …

It’ll be hard to hold yourself back!

I’m sitting at my desk tonight catching up on a whoooole lot of admin but finding myself distracted by the stream of tweets and IG posts lighting up my iPhone screen with the hashtag #LVjozi (have I mentioned how much I hate admin?) Tonight, the who’s who of my home town, Johannesburg, have donned their best and highest heels to celebrate the newly re-launched Louis Vuitton store in Sandton City’s Diamond Walk – can anyone say “homesick”? Not only is this store the continent’s flagship (and modelled on the new look as seen in the Avenue Montaigne store by architect Peter Marino) but Louis Vuitton was also the first major luxury brand to arrive in South Africa in 2004, which fits perfectly with the maison’s rich history in exploration and travel. In 1865 Monsieur Louis Vuitton even designed the trunk bed, a bed that fitted inside one of his famous trunks which was used by the notorious French explorer and establisher of French colonies in Africa, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza – yup, trust only the French to have come …

Louis Vuitton A/W 2015 show diary : see all the pics

Fashion week month is over and the hangover has set in. I had a huge party and now my head’s  little fuzzy with the realisation that it’s over and I’ll have to wait a whole season for all those designs to hit the stores! The Louis Vuitton show, held at the Fondation Louis Vuitton was the climax for me. Not only did I get all dressed up, have amazing access to see front rowers and celebs entering the Fondation but I revelled in experiencing the energy of the show, eyeballed who was wearing what, marvelled at the ingenious structure, designed by Es Devlin, and ogled Nicolas Ghesquière’s magnificent collection. If you haven’t managed to watch it yet – GO! The highlight was taking over Louis Vuitton’s South African twitter account, alongside well-known bloggers (Manrepeller’s Leandra Medine and The Blonde Salad’s Chiara Ferragni, amongst others who took over their respective home country’s accounts). What a fun experience and I’m still pinching myself! Watch the slideshow below and if you want more head over to: Photos by Jonathan Jones.  

Labellecrush x LouisVuitton

It’s not often a girl gets a great opportunity with a lust-have-must-have luxury brand like Louis Vuitton – and this time, I’m not even talking handbags here – I’m talking about sitting at the Louis Vuitton show at Paris Fashion Week surrounded by fashion’s finest tweeting from Louis Vuitton South Africa’s twitter account. I think I may still be in shock, and up until I received this gorgeous invite I didn’t really believe it was going to happen – it is on! See more details on I’m grabbing this once-in-a-lifetime chance, along with my borrowed new season handbag, and tweeting my ass off! Come and join me, it’ll be awesome to have the support, as I tweet you through the show in 140 characters and a few images at a time! You’ll find me at @louisvuitton_za Wish me luck! XO