Clé Handcrafted Earrings – Bespoke Collection for all occasions…

Clé Handcrafted Earrings – Bespoke Collection for all occasions…

This brand originated from the designer’s desire to simply be creative again, after years in a clinical field. The earrings are made out of polymer clay, a lightweight clay that won’t weigh down heavily on the ear. The designs are inspired by whatever comes to mind, from images in distant memories to colour combinations that are trendy at the moment.

A bespoke collection is released on a regularly and customers buy on a first come first basis. Each collection starts off as bigger art piece, which is then carefully cut up, and paired with other elements, to make smaller, unique little pieces of art. Even though the pieces are limited in numbers, when the customer buys a piece, they can truly feel like they are one of the only people in the world to own those earrings.

One of the first collections introduced to the public was called the Veldblommetjie collection, inspired by all the wonderful flowers that come up overnight in springtime, not planted there, but just consistently appearing, year after year. Each collection is made in different earring shapes and sizes, so every person should be able to find something that appeals to their taste.

The brand boasts a range of colours that can be worn by young and old alike. The designer has a particular affinity for the colour yellow, which you can see featured in many of the collections. The Peach Blossom Collection is no exception to this, as can be seen in the piece worn by the model in the picture below.

Future plans for the business include:

  • custom orders for special occasions, like weddings and graduations
  • bringing in a few more collections in neutral colours
  • Offering even smaller pieces, like stud packs, for those who don’t like dangling earrings.
  • Collaborating with other local designers

For more information visit their Instagram page @cle_earrings or email:

A collaborative brand between two creative sisters

A collaborative brand between two creative sisters

Lumi & Twist is a collaboration between two sisters Rabia Sayed Doola and Sameera Osmany-Seedat who came together for their love of fashion and created the clothing brand. It is an online clothing boutique which features global modest fashion for women and children. Their collection is inspired by their own individual styles. 

Lumi & Twist was not solely created for their love of design and fashion or to inspire others to be creative and express themselves through their clothing but also to inspire other women to take a chance, get out there and make a name for themselves. A percentage of their sales go towards a charity for the empowerment of young women in Africa. With this, they hope that the Lumi & Twist brand will not only benefit your wardrobe but also change lives for the years to come.


“Luminosity by R” is an online boutique spearheaded by Rabia Sayed Doola. She’s a wife, entrepreneur, somatologist, makeup artist, stylist, creative organiser, interior design enthusiasts, modest fashion and lifestyle blogger.

“I hope to inspire others to express their personality, passion and individuality through a plethora of distinct yet acceptable modest avenues and create a platform that propels women towards greater heights in an age where we are constantly tearing each other down.”

– Rabia

“Turban & Twist” is a brand created by Sameera Osmany-Seedat. She’s a mom, wife, entrepreneur, teacher, interior decorator and modest fashion enthusiast.

“My aim is to promote connectivity, originality, transparency and cooperation in a social space.”

– Sameera

Set the bar… VANTO… Genuine Italian Leather Bags…

Set the bar… VANTO… Genuine Italian Leather Bags…

Vanto is an ode to Italian culture and style. Italy’s trademark of effortless sophistication goes hand in hand with its long tradition of craftsmanship. The “Made in Italy” label is sought after the world over, with Italian craftsmanship totally unmatchable. A part of the world where artisans treat leather like silk. Glamour is simply part of the culture of Italians. Our mission is to bring you sophisticated design from the Cradle of Renaissance.

An intentional paradox, Vanto was born to offer its clients a taste of super cool bags and accessories, at a fraction of the cost. Inspired by all things Italian, Vanto is the antithesis of the current trend of Polyurethane (PU) & Faux Leather bags, championed by fast fashion. The products are produced in small factories throughout Italy in genuine Italian leather.

Following growth in their first year of trade, we have evolved our brand identity to further their mission, as a destination of premium Italian leather bags and accessories. The word “Vanto” in Italian means something that is a “source of pride” and this is the goal for every product sold at our store.

Walk down the aisle in style with Smooches Bridal

Walk down the aisle in style with Smooches Bridal

Smooches Bridal Adornment is an online store committed to providing a very personal experience on an online platform. Today’s busy Brides are short on time but in need of expert advice. With this in mind, Maggi Carless, the founder of Smooches Bridal Adornment set out with a vision to combine the ease and convenience of online shopping with access to the personal touch and expert advice of a committed wedding professional.

Smooches Bridal takes care of all the little, important details that pull a bride’s style together. Their carefully curated collections include delicately hand-beaded veils that tastefully catch the light without overpowering the wedding gown, jewellery and accessories that accentuate all the details on a wedding gown as well as comfortable but stylish wedding shoes.  Their hair adornments range from very simple delicate hairpins to elaborate detailed wreaths.-

Smooches Bridal Adornment collections are created for the modern, feminine bride that values tradition but is independent and strong enough to put her own stamp on it.

They also do not forget that brides want to have fun! Little details go a long way to create a positive, fun environment on your wedding day. Bridal party pyjamas and robes with a personal monogram add excitement and a special touch during the wedding preparation. Thoughtful thank you gifts such as dancing pumps send the message to your bridal party that there is a good party ahead. Even the locally hand-made vintage-styled garters reflect a hint of “sexy”.

Choosing all those little details can be overwhelming and this is where Smooches Bridal makes a special effort to provide expert advice on all social platforms.  Maggi and her team love to receive pictures of the bride’s ideas, fabrics etc and share advice and assistance on how to pull the Bride’s vision together before placing an online order.

The perfect day-to-night summer shoes for the modern woman

The perfect day-to-night summer shoes for the modern woman

Wedges are a must-have for every woman because of their specific design for comfort. They are suitable for whole day wear while portraying a lady-like look. They can be a great and fabulous accessory for ‘dressing up or down’. If you’re looking for a classic wedge shoe and more, look no further! Calzada – is an online shoe brand that has a fancy range to choose from.

It is owned and designed by Shafeeqah, who grew up in Cape Town and completed her studies at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. She then continued pursuing her career as a Fashion Merchandiser in the Retail Industry. Her love for shoes started at a very young age where she would unpack her mother’s shoe closet on a daily basis and play shoe-shoe with her sister.

Calzada was established when she went on vacation to India to do some exploring. Amongst all the hustle and bustle, she found a shoe district that produced all hand-made shoes. Coming across this gem, she pursued her dream of designing for a niche market in her leisure time. The brand was officially launched in November 2018.

She always strives to be productive, focused with strong design flair and passion for starting off new and exciting projects. The brand aesthetic was to design shoes for the stylish modern woman who love adding fun into her closet.

The brand strives to manufacture quality handmade shoes at reasonable prices. Striking the balance for price and quality is very challenging, considering all the shoes are hand-made. Each shoe is made with time, effort and lots of love.

The brand is new and fresh with endless amount of possibilities to discover.

What does your bag collection look like this season?

What does your bag collection look like this season?

As with most fashion items, a handbag can suggest quite a bit about the person who’s wearing it. For instance, carrying a luxury iconic bag brand may suggest that you have an expensive taste. Of course, an accessory can never explicitly tell the story of the person who holds it, but in the case of this season’s most prevalent trends, they do provide quite the conversation starter.

But the most current bag trends aren’t speaking exclusively to price or luxury. Instead their shape, use of materials, and size speak more to what women prioritise and which fashion rules no longer apply.

Mosekimang Motsoenyane

Black Koko Collection is an online bag collection store owned by Mosekimang Motsoenyane. They sell a variety of trendy, quality handbags. Included in their range, are overnight and laptop bags.

Their range of bags come in different shapes that suggest an appreciation for vintage, giving us fresh takes on versatile everyday bags and playful styles alike. Their bag collection delivers the distinction, but in a wearable sense, that translates to day-to-day dressing.

Black Koko Collection bags will brighten your wardrobe basics instantaneously.