Friday, 30 November 2012

Inspiration

For some, the end of the year is known as the time of snow, hot chocolate and lighting a fire for warmth – a white Christmas as the way to end ones year.

Well, on my part of the planet, it’s anything but cold.

Summer – the beach, sticky fruit ice creams, sunburnt skin, and the longest vacation of my year.

Of course, a new season brings numerous new trends to try.

Bowler hats, band tees, a variety of trendy shorts, chiffon dresses, sky high heels, all stars, beach hats, maxi dresses, oversized sunnies, crop tops, swimwear, etc. etc. Summer is surely a season to remember and to enjoy. With that, it's only one day left to the summer I've been longing for since March. 

This is my summer inspiration.


















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 TANS fade, yet memories last forever.

PS - If you dip dyed your hair recently, email me a picture pah-leeease, at monikieler@gmail.com

Friday, 23 November 2012

size up on shorts

Ombre Shorts.

This trend has been seen on the heads' of the fashion industry's biggest stars, stylists, trendsetters, etc.

Even a few of my friends decided to go ombre with their hair. 

Two toned, ombre, dip dyed, whatever you would like to call it...
Now seen on shorts. 

It's new, it's fab and it's ready to wear for SA's dreadfully amazing summer vacation.  

Okay, so just as the dip dye in hair, this garment adapted to this multi shaded trend, and it is just as versatile and DIY-able. If you don't like what you see in shops Do It Yourself! Grab a pair of your old worn out shorts, and dye away in the colour of your choice. Add a few rips and snags, and presto! you've got a pretty fun pair of pants in your possession. BUT if you do not have the time, and your planning on a trip to the shops, you might as well visit places like Cotton On, Mr Price, The Lot, Jay Jays, and wherever you can spot these fancy shorts. 

It's definitely unique in its own way and it's not like all the other shorts, obviously. So if you’re feeling the dip dye-ombre-two toned trend, why not take on these pants for size. Break away from the one toned jean shorties, and add a little gradient to you outfit. (Not that jean shorts or ugly. no. never.) 

http://weheartit.com/entry/42818549/via/mariana2310

 http://blazed-barbie.tumblr.com/post/24422119629 

http://weheartit.com/entry/25544221/via/deathdisco
http://helen-smitten-kitten.tumblr.com/post/28856594903 
http://weheartit.com/entry/42676517/via/sabrinaturtle


Try it. It deserves a thumbs up! 

@moniquelerouxff
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Chiffon Baby


Chiffon shorts, shirts and dresses – feminine, light and delicate.

It was a huge hit this winter, as it adds a delicate atmosphere to a look. 

So why not continue this lovely trend during the summer? 









Available and Courage and Candy <3 

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Summer's got it going on

For the next few posts, Courage and Candy will be subtly stealing the shine, because hey, they've got new stock, and it's waiting just for you.


Firstly, for my female model, I paired a crop corset striped top with a high waisted ripped short. I added a black chiffon top, pairing it with some timeless aviators. For my male model, I went simple – blue grey jeans and a blue check top.

This semi-shoot was the first time I used a male model as well. The sun was shining high, the sugar levels was running low, and time was definitely not on my good side. Even with these factors, I’m more than happy with we've accomplished.

More importantly, Courage and Candy stocked up on new clothing! Is this all the more reason to pay them a visit? I think YES.











Tuesday, 13 November 2012

I love The Lot


As a lot of you know, The Lot is sort of my life. It’s THE coolest new clothing branch since ever. The Lot opened a branch in Stellenbosch recently, and I got the chance to talk to the lovely owner.

The Lot, one of the biggest and most likable shops in Cape Town! How would you describe your clothing style? 
Fresh and unique with a rock n roll edge. We constantly search for cool new designers and brands so we can stock those special pieces you won’t find anywhere else. THE LOT is a contemporary SA fashion retailer that scours the globe to bring you the coolest fresh & vintage fashion, accessories & lifestyle products 

Where do you get all your wonderful garments from? Local or international? We stock both local and international brands as well as a highly curated selection of up-and-coming designers.


Are there any specific trends that you would recommend for this summer?
Denim shorts are our must have item of the season – especially those with studs, spikes and Aztec patches and pockets. Pair with a 90s inspired crop top or drop armhole tank & retro round shades.

When did the creation of this magnificent place start? Was it always a passion of yours to open a fashion store? We opened our first store in the extremely popular fashion hub of Kloof St, Gardens in 2008 after years of planning and product sourcing. Since then we have opened in Claremont (just outside Cavendish Square), Canal Walk and now Stellenbosch.

If you could compare your shop to a celeb, who would it be and why?
Rita Ora’s – we love her bold & quirky style and the way she mixes casual and glam pieces.

When are your doors open during the week?
Our Stellenbosch store is currently open from 9am – 6pm Monday to Saturday and 9am – 3pm on Sundays

THE LOT Shop 463 Canal Walk +27215552194
Mon - Sun: 9am - 9pm


THE LOT Vineyard Road, Claremont +27216719150
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 10am - 4pm
Sun: 10am - 2pm

THE LOT Kloof Street, Gardens +27214248812
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 10am - 4pm

And lastly, why ‘The Lot’?
We try to offer our amazing customers everything they could want – the lot!












 

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And guess where I'll be working this summer? The Lot in Stellies :D