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DVF spring 2016

Hello! Yes, I am still in the land of the living. I’m in the throes of an exciting creative project which has been gobbling up my time, brain power and energy levels with an insatiable appetite. I’m feeling a bit like elastagirl at the moment – stretched! Inspired? Yes! Daunted? You bet! I’m looking forward to sharing it soon, but for now, please excuse my sporadic posting of gorgeous things as of late. I sometimes think that I could do with being one of those paper dolls that are cut out of paper and held together by folding tabs. I could just duplicate myself and accomplish it all! Ha ha. I must just make sure that the shape I cut out of myself has a lovely dress pattern. If I’m going to be stuck in the same frock, it had better be a good one.

Talking of good frocks…the latest collection from the queen of the wrap dress, Diane von Furstenberg, is beautiful. Chock full of springtime prints in confident colours reminiscent of an Indian summer. Think saffron, fuchsia and indigo.

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I want French-Girl Hair

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The other day I was having coffee at my local café and there were three women at the table next to me. They appeared to be a mother and her two daughters. The first thing I noticed about them was their hair. Casually long, effortlessly wavy with just the right amount of I don’t really care too much about my hair nonchalance. I had my suspicions that they were not local – South African girls just don’t have that quality –  then I heard them chitchatting in pretty lilting accents. Suspicion confirmed. They were French. Their I just got out of bed like this hair gave it away. That je ne sais quoi quality that only a French girl can pull off. The indefinable, elusive trait that makes French-Girl Hair so utterly desirable.

I want French-Girl Hair. Here’s why…

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