Be A Conscientious Shopper

A Conscientious Shopper

I am very conscientious about ‘buying less and using more’. And when supporting brands authenticity, values, ethical production and transparency are extremely important to me. I firmly believe that as conscious consumers, we can transform the fast fashion industry.

I embrace my bespoke pieces over ready-to-wear, store bought any day. And the global Style Cognoscenti seem to share my savvy way of shopping for clothes, as budget-conscious bespoke and made-to-measure is becoming the most sought after.

Here I am wearing a bespoke piece by one of my favourite SA designers Tsotetsi KL

Style Tip:
The number one insider Style Tip and game changer in the fashion world is ‘Alteration’.

Every style maven needs to find a good tailor and ask for advice. He or she is the best friend of any style superstar. Have your pants dropped at the waist for a slinkier silhouette; adjust jackets so that they look made to order by hemming sleeves at your wrist bone.

And we are redefining garment shaping by taking out pockets of pants or skirts for a more streamlined snug silhouette. Designer-dressmakers and contemporary tailors have become the ultimate personal luxury offering next level craftsmanship and quality.

Find a good tailor by asking a trusted stylist or contact your local boutique. Custom tailoring is part of the styling service options I offer to all my top-tier Style Concierge clients. If you’re looking for a bespoke showstopper piece, please do get in touch.

As always, I’m here and available if you need some styling advice.

To your elegance and eloquence!

Yours in Style,

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  1. Mariska
    July 29, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    I agree, anything will look 10 times better if it’s tailored and a classic piece will add flair to any outfit.. Thanks for all the tips

  2. Veronica Klinker
    July 25, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    Do you have any advice on how to shop not only more CONSCIENTIOUS but also more green? Are there certain labels or materials to look at? I’d love to be more environmentally friendly when I shop but I have no idea where to start.

  3. Nicola Meyer
    July 15, 2018 / 7:27 am

    A great need for us all to be conscientious in all aspects of our lives. I love the challenge that has been set forth about knowing where your clothes are made and the challenge about buying pre-loved fashion.

  4. Liz
    July 5, 2018 / 9:13 am

    This IS so true. And yet excellent tailors are few and far between… Fantastic article as always.

    • July 13, 2018 / 12:08 pm

      Agree Liz! Your best bet in finding a good one would be via boutiques or stylists…♥
      I always tell my clients that when you find a good tailor – hang on to them! x

  5. Callen
    July 3, 2018 / 10:39 pm

    Such a relevant article! Loving this blog, stocked to have stumbled apon it! Xxx

    • July 13, 2018 / 12:06 pm

      I’m so glad you did Callen! Hoping you will stop by again ♥