Heart & Heritage
I love living in South Africa. It’s such an exciting place to be – I feel like there’s constantly something cool/interesting/new going on, and as a blogger and writer, it’s an absolutely incredible place to choose to work. Every single day I wake up and find that there’s something else to discover and fall in love with and write about. Last year, as I do every year, I took myself off to the KAMERS Vol Geskenke to explore all the pretty things, and it was there that I first fell in love with Heart & Heritage. This brands clothes are some of my very favourite to come out of SA – they’re pretty, unusual, and extremely wearable. I was hooked at first glance.
When I got to attend Mercedes Benz Fashion Week last month, I was so incredibly amped that I got to represent Heart & Heritage and its lovely lovely lovely designer, Lesley Whitter. The first time I met Lesley, I knew pretty much from the first second I saw her that we were going to be great friends. Not only is she crazy talented, friendly, and warm, but she’s got that infectious passion about her work that always draws me to people. Hearing her talk about her clothes, you can’t help but notice the passion with which she does her job. When I met up with her at Convoy, the beautiful store where she sells Heart & Heritage in the Bamboo Centre in Melville, it felt like we’d known each other for ages. Lesley was telling me all about her upcoming place in the Lufthansa 1st Best Collection show at SA Fashion Week that she was getting her collection ready for, a competition that she would go on to win last week – no surprise there: her designs are fresh, beautifully made, and wonderful to wear.
I picked out two beautiful pieces to wear at Fashion Week – a grey limited edition Eloff Top which looks great paired with a simple cami underneath, or even just over your bra if you’re feeling a little risky (cheeky cheeky) and the Polka Dot Audrey chiffon, which looks great over leggings or just with your legs out. The thing about these clothes is that you not only feel feminine and beautiful in them (both materials are so soft and dreamy) but they’re also incredibly comfortable.
Thank you so much to Lesley for letting me wear your beautiful clothes – so flippen proud to be associated with such a wonderful brand. Can’t wait to visit your store and spend all my money soon!