Designer Fashion Gearing Up For Winter

IRO leather jacketSo the beach weather isn’t quite over yet, but an autumnal nip in early mornings in the Cape has us looking towards our winter wardrobes in anticipation.
The winter staples are just arriving in designer fashion stores all over SA and here are a few essentials to look out for:

Cashmere scarves
Soft and luxurious a beautifully crafted cashmere scarf will see you through chilly winter mornings and evenings in style.

Jackets
Tailored blazer or chic and edgy with a distressed feel, the jacket is an essential piece this winter. IRO have some great options in red, black or white. Make sure you have a leather jacket ready to wear for a casual and edgy look too.

Equipment label silk shirtSilk Shirts
A silk shirt can uplevel your whole winter wardrobe in one move. Dress up some skinny jeans for a more formal day look or pair one with skirt and boots for work wear. Plain neutral colours in white, grey or taupe are versatile but you can also have fun with the statement making prints available this season – think leopard print or star spangles.

Textured knits
Keep warm with an elegant textured knit – perhaps a slim fit cardigan.

Skinny Jeans
Skinny jeans are still de rigueur and come in an even wider choice of prints, colours and finishes. Check out JBrand’s latest range for some useful winter staples, or Current/Elliott for some fancy leopard prints in pastel.

Grab these and other upcoming trends in designer fashion from ShopLabel –some of them are still only available on pre-order, but you can make sure of the best pieces now, so your winter wardrobe is ahead of the game.

South African Movies Latest Top 3

Safe House - on location in Cape TownSouth African movie fans were delighted to find three new movies filmed at home to choose from this weekend. The top three box office draws in South Africa this weekend were all filmed here, on location in and around Cape Town and Johannesburg.

First place was taken by Safe House with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds  – an international production filmed both on location in and around Cape Town and at Cape Town Film Studios. It opened in SA this weekend to gross R4.1million. It did pretty well in the US as well, grossing $40m in its first weekend when it opened there on 10th February.

Next on the SA top 3 list is Afrikaans romantic comedy Semi-Soet, filmed on location in the Cape Winelands and in Jo-burg.

And only just beaten into third place is South African comedy, Material – The Movie, a story of a Muslim boy in Fordsburg, Johannesburg, who discovers a talent for stand up comedy, which received rave reviews.

For more details of all three movies read here.

We’re loving the fact that we can go to the cinema and see our own streets and landscapes on screen, as well as the fact that the South African movie industry is thriving so well. Looking forward to seeing many more movies filmed at locations in South Africa over the coming years.

Leopard Print Jeans Go Pastel

Pastel leopard print designer jeans in peachThe hottest new take on the leopard print trend, is these pastel leopard skinny jeans from Current/Elliot.

These designer jeans are part of the latest SS12 collection aimed at those heading for spring in the Northern hemisphere.So pretty and they come in peach or cashmere blue. Perfect with a slouchy knit or a simple silk shirt.

For us in South Africa they are just in time for the last months of summer, heading into autumn, but there’s no reason that they shouldn’t also look good as part of our winter wardrobes, once summer finally loses its grip.
Pastel leopard print skinny jeans in blue
Which do you like best Cashmere blue or Dusty Peach?

They are just in at ShopLabel if you want to get your hands on some of these irresistible designer jeans right now.

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