When I first visited Hse of Bespoke at 44 Stanley, I was flabbergasted at just how talented our local designers are (and immediately felt extra shabby in my H&M outfit). They stock a range of designer items (including homeware) as well as their own range: Hse of Bespoke by Waseefa Hutton.
The thing about supporting small businesses is that there is a real person behind it all that jumps up for joy every time a customer walks in and leaves having purchased something. I’m so sure their heart still flips every time someone tells them that their designs are beautiful and that they’re making a success of themselves. Having studied the industry, I have a different sort of appreciation for the amount of hard work that goes into making even just one garment, however, I am guilty of not purchasing enough from our local artisans.
A lot of the items in this post are incredibly versatile, and like I mentioned in this post, fits the theme of modest dressing. The entirety of this post felt very different to my usual style (I think it’s the straight hair) but in a good way. I have labeled each outfit to what occasion I think it would suit, so you can see the versatility of each piece.
Sunglasses are from The Spectacle Boutique, and I have listed all the brand details at the end of the post
A/W17 Femme collection
LOOK ONE: WORK SAVVY
Items featured: White shirt with ruffle detail on the collar and cuffs/army green sleeveless coat
Appropriate for: work // meetings // weekday lunch
LOOK TWO: WINTER SUNDAY
Items featured: Army green shirt/light pink cape style coat
Appropriate for: Sunday braai // weekend lunch // afternoon tea
LOOK THREE: EVENING GLAM
Item featured: Black velvet skirt
Appropriate for: evening party // Walima functions // very special date night
LOOK FOUR: SUBTLY STRIKING
Item featured: Black and Ivory printed high low skirt
Appropriate for: Daytime engagement // high tea // Family get together
Sunglasses: Look One: Ray Ban // Look Three: Dolce and Gabbana// Look Four: Dolce & Gabbana