As most of you know from my previous blog post, I took off to Durban last week Friday for the much anticipated Durban July 2016. This year I partnered up with Lux South Africa on their "Be Bold Tour" which was perfectly aligned with this years theme "Leader of the pack". I succumbed to social media pressure by posting my look up on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook before featuring the post on my blog which is unheard-of for me. I guess the timing can't always be perfect.
Lux partnered with Riich boutique in Melrose Arch, which is where I got this black halter-neck bandage dress from. The options were endless and each dress was more amazing than the next so the decision was not an easy one. We had a store vote (yes I involved everyone at the fitting to help me choose) and it came down to something black, something pink or something burgundy. I'll be sharing all the behind-the-scenes shots in my next blog post.
The fur coat was a late but fitting addition to the outfit. I heard news of a cold front coming our way and although Durban is known for beautiful weather all year round, I couldn't risk it and thank goodness I didn't! The weather was an absolute nightmare; cold, windy and cloudy to say the least without a single ray of sunshine.
The makeup was by far my favourite part of the entire experience. We opted for a neutral golden goddess makeup look (that's exactly how I described it to the artist and she knew exactly what I meant by that) and decided on a bold lip towards the end. She did an amazing job, luckily she's from Johannesburg so we will definitely be working together again soon.
Check out my look from Durban July 2015 here!
Hair: Ambience (Fourways Crossing)
Accessories: Fifth Avenue Collection