A Little About Me:
My love affair with fashion began from a very young age, my preschool drawings were made up of
bits and pieces of clothes, rainbow shaded and very unwearable I might add. Not having the
patience it requires to sew, I decided to study Fashion Marketing instead as I wanted to learn more
about the history and development of the fashion industry and how it works in a business sense. I
also completed my degrees in Journalism and Graphic Design, aspiring to work for a local fashion
magazine. However, I discovered that opportunities within the fashion magazine industry in South
Africa are very limited. Instead of not living my dream career, I decided to write about fashion
anyway, in a blog format. This is how Frills & Thrills came to be.
About my blog:
Frills and Thrills is a colourful combination of trends, clothing and accessory collections, celebrity
style, high fashion editorials, new designer discoveries and little snippets of inspiration,
all fuelled by my love of writing and passion for fashion.
Thanks to the beautiful and sweet Shannon for featuring me on this guest post. I am a huge fan of
her amazing sense of style.
Alice + Olivia Spring/Summer 2014
Pretty meets Preppy Chic
Stacy Bendet has that Young Hollywood fashion formula perfectly mapped out: Beautiful cocktail
dresses with flattering fit-and-flair silhouettes that are the life of the party. This season, Alice +
Olivia sticks to a neutral and monochromatic palette, churning out sophisticated beige, black and
white A-line skirts, collarless blazers, city shorts and chic slacks that work just as well as separates
as they do together.
The midi-skirt makes an appearance in a polished mint green leather look with matching cropped
top. Ballroom skirts are casually reconditioned with preppy polo shirts and not-your-grandma
cardigans. The collection is patterned by geometric red and white prints, a black and white leaf
design and enigmatic florals.
Not forgetting that glamourous factor, Bendet has fine-tuned modern romance with decadent tulle
and lace layered evening gowns in vanilla and blush pink. Slinky slip dresses beg for an evening out
on on the town and if that’s not your thing, try on an elegant cropped trouser with tailored blazer.
Already a slew of celebrities have selected to wear the A+O SS14 range on the red carpet. This
collection meets the style demands of the executive at the office, the campus queen, ladies that
lunch and the Page 6 party girl.