This past weekend was my 22nd birthday. I hadn’t really planned anything for it, but to my delight, it ended up being one of the most fun and memorable weekends ever. For Friday night, it was cocktails overlooking Cape Town’s glittery seas, picturesque mountains and unforgettable sunsets with my sister, Ewald (sister’s boyfriend) and my Luke (followed by burgers and pizzas at Hudsons, ya know). On Saturday morning after breakfast at Starlings Cafe, I browsed through the latest Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar magazines and fell in love with some of the spring campaigns. We’re having one phenomenal summer here in Cape Town and the bright colours in the Dior and Escada campaigns suited the mood so perfectly. From what I’ve heard, the majority love what Raf Simons is doing at Dior (that includes me), and some think it’s “rather boring”. I think it’s cool that he’s going old school, and if you had to take the name away, the garments are still exceptionally elegant and beautiful. This is a new chapter for Dior, and Raf mentioned that he’s taking it slow and going back to the brands roots. Let’s give him a chance.
Later that afternoon, Ewald took Luke and I on a private flight over the winelands in Cape Town (see some of the photographs here). Although it was my first time on a really small plane, it was magical (to say the least). This was followed by a dinner at Sevruga with my family at the V&A Waterfront, overlooking the harbour and Table Mountain, and a fashion shoot on Sunday morning for Vintage Lifestyle Magazine’s fashion pages. Best weekend ever? Yes.