so slick

Katia works for MAC and she's got that kind of understated style that you can't help but notice from across the room. I still need to find out who made her necklace, it's by a local designer and it's beautiful!
Zara jacket and dress; Socrati boots

back to black

Went to the MAC S/S 09 trends launch yesterday - tres interesting. There are some gorgeous products! Lesley Keane, a senior artist at MAC, took us through a step-by-step application for the Black to Earth look. Think rocker goddess with sooty smudged eyes, luminescent skin and nude lips. Here's the final look... the punky hairstyle totally does it for me.

super cute

I love the way Musa has paired cheap basics with more expensive essentials – it's the ultimate in style democracy. She's got the coolest hairstyle, too!
Gran's jersey; Pep T; Sissy Boy jeans; Mr Price sandals; bag was a gift

gypsy girl

The lovely Mari again ... she's so cool, I love her style. If you ever need a freelance stylist, she's your girl, check out her site:
Kirsten Goss earrings; charity shop dress; Accessorize belt; good old faithful boots from Buenos Aires

winter wellies

Mienke looks so cute in her wellie boots - and I love the way she's paired them with tights and shorts. I saw her wearing the wellies with a bright skirt the other day, too and that looked so cool. Think I need to get myself some of these. Apparently they're really uncomfortable, but who said fashion was about comfort?
Urban Outfitters jacket; Woolworths shirt; Mr Price shorts; Mango tights; Aldo UK wellies

time for tee

I love, love, love printed tees. It's really difficult to find longer length T-shirts that fit nicely and that are made well – unless you're willing to fork out loads of cash. This one has a nice, wide scoop neck, it's long enough to wear with leggings, it's super cute and it's affordable. Bonus.
Big Blue T

it comes naturally

Pam grew up in London, so for her a classic sense of style is inherent. We sit opposite each other in the office and I could snap her every day, but we'll agree to every other day for now! I especially love the butterfly detail on her vintage top.
Mango jacket; Miu Miu cardigan; vintage top; Two Stars bag; H&M trousers; Joseph boots.

that's smith to you

When I first met Michael, we seemed to share a liking for most things – books, sense of humour, people, beauty, words and of course... very expensive labels. Oh, we also shared the misfortune of not being able to afford those very expensive labels. So when he flashed me his gorgeous new Paul Smith shoes, I was so proud! He finally took the plunge to spend an enormous amount of money on a ridiculously beautiful item (okay, okay, they were on sale, but still…)
Markham cardigan; vintage shirt; Levi's jeans; Paul Smith shoes

truly exquisite