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Beat the heat with Hello Pretty!

Beat the heat with Hello Pretty!

Savior Brand Co

Savior Brand Co on Hello Pretty

One of our longest standing, loyal and supportive sellers, Savior Brand Co, has been up to some pretty amazing things this year.

Not only have they continued to produce some seriously droolworthy leather goods, but they have also done Durban a solid by pumping out mean cappuccino's and killer cupcakes from their new coffee shop at 51 Station Drive.

And what's even better is that they're sharing the goodness with all SBC fans, worldwide! You can get hold of your very own Savior Brand Co coffee beans on Hello Pretty, right over here.

Savior Brand Co on Hello Pretty
Savior Brand Co on Hello Pretty

Coffee beans not your thing? Need a coffee fix some other way? SBC totes has you covered - you can put it all over your body! (Or if you're like us, fill up on delicious SBC coffee AND cover youself in it. Just to make sure you cover all of your bases.)

This coffee scrub is packed with ground premium Arabica coffee, sugar, salt, coconut oil, olive oil and cinnamon - so basically all that is nice in the world, barring peanut butter and Louboutins. Please just don't blame us when the stranger next to you in the bank queue wants to lick your face.

Savior Brand Co on Hello Pretty

So do us a favour, and get on down there if you find yourself in Durban - have a cupacke, and give Max a squeeze from us while you're at it.

Savior Brand Co on Hello Pretty
Savior Brand Co on Hello Pretty
Savior Brand Co on Hello Pretty

They're also pretty awesome at supporting other local talent, and have exhibitions and the like in the space. Good coffee and nice guys? Win win.

Kraft Eyewear has also made an appearance - these fantastic glasses come with polarised lenses, or, if you prefer, you can get your prescription glasses some super cool new frames. Each style is named after something in Durban: a street name, a hotel - each frame has a story.

Love them but not in Durban? You're in luck! Because you can grab them right over here. You can't say we never gave you anything.

Savior Brand Co on Hello Pretty

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Festival fashion

Summer is a-comin' - and with it a whole host of outdoor activities, including one of SA's favourites: Music festivals and outdoor parties. These beauties are one-of-a-kind and have been customised by hand. We think they're super cute and festival-ready - throw on some shades and you're good to go! You can get them from Chook Clothing here.

We featured this item in our newsletter this week, along with a curated collection of our favourite items to get you looking festival fabulous. There's a new theme every week, so if you'd like to be kept in the loop, sign up below!

A few more Girls' Best Friends

Shoes and dessert. Who could ask for more?

If you're feeling flush ($150 for flats; $250 for heels) you can have a pair of these all for yourself. Have a look through the fridges at the Shoe Bakery.

And if any of you go ahead and purchase a pair, we're insisting right now that you send us a photo of you in your shoes. And have a look at other customers' photos over here on the Shoe Bakery site.
 

Win with LO and Hello Pretty!

Remember when we were fancy ladies at MBFWCT? And remember when we absolutely swooned over the SS14/15 collection from LO? And remember when you absolutely fell in love with this amazing thing?

Well, hold on to your hats, because the LOvely and very generous Elzanne from LO has decreed that since it's Women's Month, one lucky lady gets to win this amazing piece, straight from the runway. Can you even deal?! We certainly can't.

So, in the spirit of girl power, we'd like you to nominate who you think would make the perfect "Woman in the Red Dress" - friend, girlfriend, family, anybody!​

  • Like Hello Pretty and LO on Facebook
  • Nominate your Woman in the Red Dress by tagging them in a comment on this post.
  • Get an entry extra when you tag @HelloPrettySA and your nominee on Twitter or Instagram*
  • Nominate more than one person - just tag them in separate comment or tweet!
  • And get an extra entry by leaving a second comment telling us which is your favourite piece from the LO Hello Pretty store.

Basically, we've just given you half a dozen ways to make a special woman's day. So what are you waiting for?

This gorgeous frock is made from linen and silk voile and is a one-off piece straight from the runway. It comfortably fits a size 34/medium. The winner will get this exact piece, in this size. Entries close at midday on Friday 29th August. Hello Pretty's standard competition Ts and Cs apply.
* Please note that only one comment or tag per channel per nominee will be counted.
 

Men's Accessories with Hello Man

Men's Accessories with Hello Man

Lo's Spring/Summer 2014-15 collection at #MBFWCT

Lo's Spring/Summer collection 2014-15 at #MBFWCT

We were like proud aunties the day the invitation to the Lo 2014-15 Spring/Summer collection at MBFWCT arrived in our inboxes - we get so warm and fuzzy when awesome things happen to our designers!

So when the day rolled round we tarted up in our best cerise pink lipstick and gold leather pencil skirts and made our way to the CTICC - and I have to say, CTICC, you clean up nice.

Lo's Spring/Summer collection 2014-15 at #MBFWCT
Lo's Spring/Summer collection 2014-15 at #MBFWCT

What was just as awesome is that on arrival we ran into one of our favourite photographic fundi duo's, The Dollie House - don't they look fabulous?

(And then there's a gratuitous photo of hundreds of Philippe Starck Louis Ghost Chair replicas, because *swoon.*)

Lo's Spring/Summer collection 2014-15 at #MBFWCT
Lo's Spring/Summer collection 2014-15 at #MBFWCT
Lo's Spring/Summer collection 2014-15 at #MBFWCT

*Photos by Simon Deiner / SDR Photo

We were blown away once the show started, and were *those* people in amongst the fab fashionistas who were whooping and whistling like lunatics.

I do love a good scalloped edge, and enjoyed seeing it as a repeated motif throughout the show - the clothes were fresh and easy to wear with a sporty edge. There was one Little Red Dress that was practically screaming my name from the runway! The clean, linear elements that are Lo's signature were complimented with really fun prints, that made me long for poolside Summer sundowners.

Lo's Spring/Summer collection 2014-15 at #MBFWCT

There she is! We scooped her up for a glass of bubbly afterwards to celebrate - well done Elzanne! We're so proud of you and your collection. Upwards and onwards!

Oh yes, and you can (and should) totally visit the Lo Hello Pretty store right over here.

Stay golden!

One trend that's been on the go for a while now, and one that we cannot get enough of, is a bit a gold slung around a gal's waist. Well, gold anything really, but what better way to revel in something gorgeous than to drape it around yourself?

Stay golden with Hello Pretty!

Gorgeous no? And what's better is that I know how you can get this look!

Not just any old gold belt mind - a hand cut brass beauty straight from the studio of SMITH Jewellery in Cape Town.

Gold belts from http://hellopretty.co.za/smith-jewellery

*swoon!*

I was lucky enough to have access to one of the cuffs at last years SAFW Pop Up, and at the end of the media launch I was genuinely heartbroken to have to take it off (We all took it upon ourselves to model some of the fab work of our sellers for the cameras - I can't think of a better excuse to dolly up). The craftmanship is absolutely gorgeous!
 

Gold belts from http://hellopretty.co.za/smith-jewellery/tribal-brass-waist-cuff

Thank you to Sarah from The Angelheaded Hipster and Lara from A Fashion Friend for the SAFW Pop Up pics!

Swoon over it some more on Pardon Our French (they're very fancy over there).

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Gorgeous greys...

Today is a super gloomy, rainy day here in Cape Town, so the blog post for the day seems particularly fitting - and it serves as a great reminder that grey is gorgeous! (it's easy to forget when you have to struggle against the wind and the rain and kiss your suede shoes good bye en route to a morning meeting.)

Behold! A small selection of some of the fab grey items found on the site:

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