Monday, 20 April 2015

Outfit: #GumtreeFashionChallenge

Ah this has been one of the most fun fashion challenges that I’ve done. So we were asked by Gumtree to compile an outfit with items that we purchase from Gumtree. I jumped right into it with letting my blog readers know that they need to help me get fashion items as well as load some of their own items to Gumtree.
 
I bought the jumpsuit I’m wearing from one my lovely blog readers Elize her link: here
&
The heels and hat I purchased from Donne her link: here
The Kimono & neckpiece was not purchased on Gumtree it’s one of my old pieces.
When I first saw the Jumpsuit posted by Elize and I knew that I absolutely loved it. It has a soft flowing fabric & once I fitted it on I knew I had made the right decision. I then came across the heels and hat post and knew that it would go well together, however I had my reservations with the entire outfit looking completely black but I actually started liking the simplicity of the look. This has been the first time I have ever purchased clothing from Gumtree but after this challenge I will definitely do it again.
Big Thank You to everyone that interacted and posted; now it’s up to the judges to decide if Elize wins the R5000 in cash. In order for her to win, my outfit needs to get the most support.
So in order for Elize to Win I need all of you to support my look.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Foschini: Fashion Friends Shoot

Ah so excited that this day has finally come. I can't contain the excitement any longer. So just to give some of you that havent been following my mysterious messages, early in February myself and all the other Foschini Fashion Friends from all around SA went on awesome 3day shoot for our Foschini Winter ’15 in store campaign. We had to keep all the pictures a secret... up until today as you would now have the opportunity to see them in all Foschini stores NATIONWIDE!
 
The Foschini #FashionFriendsSA journey has been one of the most exciting opportunities that I've been graced to be a part of and I'm loving every moment thereof. The journey started with a love for fashion and continued with a gathering of the most motivating and inspirational group of woman ive ever met.
So Fashion Friends are Foschini Brand Ambassadors, carefully selected for their love of life, community, fashion and beauty. We are motivated to make a difference. Our passion is to empower confidence and positivity to woman around us.
So this wouldn't be any fun if I didn't throw in a fun competition right?
 So this is how its gonna work. Check out your nearest Foschini store, snap a #selfie of you and my poster in the background and send it to me with the #FashionFriendsSA. You can post the pictures to either my Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

I’m planning an awesome mystery prize for my #ChanniChic supporters, trust me you don't want to miss out
In the meantime you can check the awesome behind the scenes video of our shoot and even get to know you Fashion Friends a little bit better.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Hair Review: Joico K

Hi All, I literally wrote this post a couple of weeks ago and completely forgot to post it. Things have been crazy on my side, with all the new opportunities coming my way...it's been fun and quiet hectic at the same time so please bare with me...I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

I went to StyleBar a couple of week’s ago to get the much talked about Joico K Treatment. My hair obviously due to the loads of colouring and bleaching has lost some its natural oils and the soft silky feel. The StyleBar ladies recommended that I try this Joico K treatment as it promised to have loads of benefits.

The products that were used on my hair were the below:
Joico K Pak Intense Hydrator

It’s a powerful five-minute reconstructor that rebuilds and strengthens stressed, physically and/or chemically treated hair. Lost or depleted amino acids are replenished with a high concentration of Quadramine Complex for maximum reconstruction and protection from the cuticle to the cortex. With the use of Joico K-Pak Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor for Damaged Hair, weak and damaged hair is restored to its original strength and condition, helping to prevent colour loss and making your hair more responsive to styling. This product can be purchased from Retail Box for R390.

Joico K Pak Reconstructor

This Treatment is great for damaged hair. It will leave your hair shiny, strong, manageable and healthy looking. Apply to your shampooed hair Leave in for 5 minutes Rinse thoroughly.This product can be purchased from Retail Box for R350.

So you all know my hair was definitely not in the greatest condition but after using these products, my hair has become manageable, the look, feel & shine has returned. I have tried various treatments prior, but I did not get the results I wanted until I got this treatment done at Stylebar.


Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Gumtree Fashion Challenge- Win R5000

I am so super excited to let you in on this awesome project that I’ll be doing in collaboration with Gumtree, but the thing is that I cannot do it without you! Yes you heard me... I need your help in order for #TeamChanni to excel in this challenge! 


So this is how it works, Gumtree has challenged 3 SA bloggers to create an outfit from items bought off of gumtree.co.za! I have to purchase a complete outfit and I need to get you to upload items or direct me to your live ads on Gumtree, to complete my look.

Each blogger will share their final outfit and then the competition will really begin. The blogger that gets the most support for their outfit, will win a cash prize of R5000.00 to give to one lucky fan. Sounds easy Right!

Now the thing is I need that lucky ready that WIN’s that R5000.00 cash prize to be an on #TeamChanni so please guys, start uploading your Clothing, Bags, Shoes & Accessories etc. Follow the below guidelines to make sure you upload product I can use to create this outfit #GumtreeFashionChallenge

Q&A
What size are you?
I am a normal size 10 

What size shoe do you wear?
Size 6

What am I looking for?
I need pretty dresses, beautiful heels, elegant bags & accessories.


So let's get started... Help me create the best outfit! 
Here are some Gumtree links to help you along! 
Fashion browse page
Clothing 
Shoes
Fashion Accessories

So excited! Let's get started...

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film Festival

So on Friday past I attended my 1st ever Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film Festival. The festival is one of the most creative and inspiring Fashion Film Festivals globally. The festival brings together creative’s in the Film, Fashion, Artistic and related technical industries to celebrate their craft twice a year.
I know that everyone wanted to know about this Beautiful Dress I’m wearing. It can be found at FashionHub. I must say this dress made me feel like a million bucks...
 
This year Elevated 2 stories up on a glittering stage overlooking a thronging crowd of over 500 Celebrities, VIP’s and Fashionistas, South African filmmaker Aidan Whytock
proudly held aloft the Mercedes-Benz trophy for ‘The Choice’ as well as a cheque for US$10. This iconic moment was the culmination of the second annual Mercedes-Benz Bokeh
South Africa International Fashion Film Festival held at the stylish 15 on Orange Hotel in the Cape Town CBD.  The 2 day fashion and film extravaganza, founded and owned by film-maker Adrian Lazarus provided a focused platform for both local and international up and coming talent to showcase their fashion films and design in conjunction with pop-up retail outlets and focused industry talks. The event attracted the very best in South African fashion talent with greats such as Hendrik Vermeulen, Adriaan Kuiters and Jenevieve Lyons to name a few and each design house showcasing unique collections while some also featured fashion forward installations.
 
Following on from the success of the first event in 2014, the festival has again attracted the commitment of the Cape Town Fashion Council with CEO Brian Ramkilawan affirming, “The Mercedes-Benz Bokeh International South African Fashion Film Festival is now an established annual event that showcases our immense local fashion talent to the world and is contributing towards developing the fashion industry in this country.” The event also attracted other premier brands including global make-up company M.A.C cosmetics, ghd stylists, Fox Box, global TV
channel Fashion One TV, electronics manufacturing giant Hisense, RGBC, African Pride 15 on Orange and Protea Hotels Fire and Ice, Sunglasses Hut, Platinum Groups labels Jenni Button by Warrick Gautier and their men’s label Hilton Weiner.

Each day-event culminated with a high glamour ‘Oscar-style’ Red Carpet evening, with invited guests inspired to dress for the occasion and clearly showing that there is overwhelming support for high fashion and the fashion and film industry in Cape Town.
 
I arrived at the event and was very pleased to see a familiar face, the lovely Bailey Schneider which calmly introduced to me to the very much daunting red carpet walk.Everyone was dressed in beautiful designs and gowns it really was a must see.
Natalie Becker was the charming MC on the evening, introducing each film as well as the respective producers. All the films submitted for the festival were assessed by a panel of esteemed local and international judges, with 52 finalists nominated across various categories with their films showcased over the two nights of screenings during the festival.

Winners on the night included:
Best Actress – Purgatory of Monotony - Sonja Kinski
Best Actor – 206 with David Oyelowo - Contentmode x J. Cooper
Best Hair and Make-Up - Perfidia - Raul Rosillo
Best Fashion – Etro - The Encounter - Valentina BeÃ
Best Art Direction – Risky Dancing - Kuba Lubniewski
Best Music and Sound: Love ZA Buy ZA - The good Dress - Shoestring productions
Best Cinematography – The Legend of Shalimar
Best Director – The Legend of Shalimar - Bruno Aveillan
Best Picture – Kiss of a Siren - Viktorija Pashuta & Miguel Guthier

Mercedes-Benz Award - The Choice - Aidan Whytock

Monday, 30 March 2015

#BRONXWOMAN10TH

So I was invited by the lovely ladies from Girls about Town to celebrate Bronx Woman's 10th birthday and the launch of the A/W15 collection! I arrived at the event and were treated to a welcoming drink, yummy macaroons & seductive treats. Even better than that were an beautiful aerial display of Bronx Winter 15 collection footwear.
As we entered we also had to select a number at the entrance which you then would be able to open an envelope which was mounted against the wall. Awesome prizes was ready to be won. My number got me some awesome Rimmel Products... Total Win!
My friend from the blog called BeFabBeYou accompanied me. It’s always so much fun attending events with her as she’s such a darling.
 An exquisite shoe and light installation hung suspended from the ceiling behind a large gold frame where guests posed for selfies galore. The beautiful new AW15 FRow collection was also unveiled, inspired by the bustling front row of international fashion weeks where the industries top fashion editors, influencers and stylists set the trends. 
Competition Time
So to top off this awesome event Bronx Woman has given me the opportunity to give away 1 Pair of stunning boots from their W’15 collection and my absolute favourite is this black ankle boot called Tiana. All you need to do to stand a chance is tweet, share like this picture below on as many social media platforms as possible. The more you interact with me, the greater your chances.

“I want to WIN this @BronxWoman Tiana black boot with @ChanniChic! “ 

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

My week with Ford #Ecosport

Hi Everyone! So last week I was given the awesome opportunity by Ford South Africa to test drive a Ford Ecosport 1.0 Titanium for a whole entire week. Yup so when it arrived last week Wednesday at about 11:30am at work & I was so excited that I could hardly wait to till 4pm to knock off from work to take it for a spin.
· Firstly the colour of the Ecosport was what I really loved; it’s a Mars Red colour which is quite eye-catching and very much appealing to the eye. I was so surprised at how easy this car is to drive. It has all the bells and whistles that we have come to expect from Ford. It has a 1.0L Turbo-charged 3 cylinder EcoBoost engine, which is so cool because as I accelerate you can actually feel the turbo kick in. It’s a 5 speed manual SUV with leather seats, Remote central locking & Fuel consumption of 5.7L/100km
 So during the last week I had the pleasure of driving this Ecosport to and from work each day. But what I really wanted was to test it on the long & open road. So hubby and I packed up and thought we would put this Ford Ecosport to the test and take a drive to the West Coast. We woke up early Saturday morning, packed whatever we needed in very much spacious 362L Boot space, expandable to 705L to be exact and then we hit the road. This Ford Ecosport drove like a dream and when the road became a bit too long to bear I switched over to cruise control and I could sit back and control the speed of the SUV with the buttons on my steering wheel. Mmmm nifty trick...
  
We then spent the afternoon in Jacobsbaai and even managed to take some dirt & dusty roads with ease.
This Ford Ecosport makes being on social media and chatting to my friends such a breeze, I always seem to run out of battery life on my phone and then have to wait till I get home to recharge, but this SUV has its own build in USB port which I was able to easily charge my phone as I drive. I could even pump up the sound with Ford Audio / CD / MP3 with 6 speakers. Ok! So now you’re asking me what does this SUV not have?  Uhmmm I think they have pretty much thought of everything. I’m talking of electronic air temperature control,  rain sensing wipers, fuel/trip computer & Ford SYNC® with bluetooth and voice control.
  
This Ford Ecosport is overall really such a pleasure to drive; I’m really not sure how I can go back to driving my old car again, as you can gather I have become quite attached....
For more information, check out their link by clicking here.