Dubai Bound

Dubai Bound

Good morning fabulous people! I hope you all had a lovely Easter break! I’ve been up since of the crack of dawn, giddy with excitement…. can you guess why? I’m on my way to an epic Dubai adventure with the fab folk at Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing South Africa (DTCM SA). Our itinerary is jam packed with seven days exploring and experiencing the very best of what this magical land has to offer. Amongst high tea at the Burj Al Arab, a dessert safari, private yacht charter, skiing, shopping at the gold, textile and spice souks, we’ll be attending Season 5 of Fashion Forward – one of Dubai’s hottest fashion showcases. Enjoy a sneak peek from my Dubai adventure by following me on Instagram (@stylescoop) where I will be sharing this amazing adventure through my iPhone lens. #stylescoopgoestodubai #stylescooptravles I’m all packed up with a ton of clothing options. Normally, I like to travel as light as possible (so that I can shop up a storm ya know), but since this is a media trip, every single outfit has to be planned – which means a hell of a lot of clothes, shoes, accessories, curling irons, straightener’s – the…

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Wanderlusting with JanSport’s Cool Backpacks

Wanderlusting with JanSport’s Cool Backpacks

So glad to be welcoming this global, trendsetting brand back to SA! If you’ve got a serious case of wanderlust and you’re looking to trot the globe, or set out on a new adventure, then definitely look toward JanSport to kit you out in totes cool backpacks! I mean, how gorge are these – even though I’m not into backpacks, these two funky packs have just changed my mind! Founded in Seattle in 1967 by three college grads, JanSport is a global brand, that thanks to Shirnat Fashion International, is officially back and available in South Africa! You can find JanSport at selected retailers around Jozi and Mpumalanga for now, but there are plans to expand the brand into other provinces soon! Prices range between R460.00- R997.00 For further stockist information please contact Kholofelo at (031) 301 2464

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TUMI Spring/ Summer 2015 Collection

TUMI Spring/ Summer 2015 Collection

You guys know that my favourite travel brand, is without a doubt TUMI! They really have the most amazing travel-smart luggage that’s also fashionable and will sure get heads turning! Their latest Spring/ Summer 2015 collection is absolutely to die for! How pretty is the Fossil Floral for Spring print on the latest Voyageur collection? After 7 years of success, the Voyageur collection gets a face lift in this collection, with brass zips and leather trimmings. From left; Halle Backpack, Valera Triple Compartment Wristlet (different colour option available in SA), JustInCase Travel Duffel, Large Q-Tote, Serra Pouch (not available in SA) and Laval Toiletry Kit.  And I’m totally digging the new shade, Fossil on the Tegra-Lite 4-Wheel International Carry On. This is such an amazing carry-on! I have one of the older Tegra-Lite Carry On’s that I love to bits and pieces! Investment piece of note! I love the brighter, funkier colours that the TUMI Spring/ Summer 2015 collection brings to the table. Featured above: Tegra-Lite International 4-Wheel-Carry-On in “Black Floral”, Prism Luggage Tag, Voyageur Medina Travel Kit (different colour option in SA), Voyageur Athens Carry-All and Grant Leather Snap Case for iPad Mini (not available in SA). When I said TUMI was a fashionable (as well…

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MAXimum Travel Style! TUMI Tegra-Lite MAX Arrives in SA

MAXimum Travel Style! TUMI Tegra-Lite MAX Arrives in SA

My favourite travel brand, TUMI has a brand new range and it has finally arrived in South Africa! The TUMI Tegra-Lite MAX is everything you’re looking for in a travel companion and I’ll tell you why… TUMI luggage is just amazing! It not only looks good and high quality that lasts, but I like to call it the “smart travel brand” because it’s made for travel. Packing a TUMI is smart, maneuvering a TUMI is smart, the whole design and technology behind every TUMI is smart, and I promise you’ll look super cool at the airport too! I own a TUMI Tegra-Lite carry-on (the range before the MAX), and I always use it. It’s super lightweight, easy to wheel around, but the only thing I would change about it, is to have a front pocket to store my iPad for when I travel. I guess, TUMI must’ve read my mind when they launched the Tegra-Lite MAX by adding in a clever little front U-zip pocket. Other exterior features of the Tegra-Lite MAX range include; a 2 inch expansion option (perfect for stuffing in more on your way back), 4-double spinner wheels as well as top, side and bottom handles. The first Tegra-Lite only came with a bottom grab handle. These bags not only look good, but it’s the construciton…

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London Photo Diary

London Photo Diary

I always wanted to go to London. So when I found out I’d be traveling to London with River Island, a hot British fashion brand new to SA, I was over the moon! There was a lot I wanted to see, but there just wasn’t enough time to see it all. However, I did manage to squeeze in a few sights, a traditionally Brit Fish & Chips din-din and some shopping! The highlight of my trip no doubt, was visiting the River Island headquarters (check out my post and video here) and also attending their “RIxmas14” – Christmas in July press preview – which I’ll show you guys more of next week. For today’s post, I wanted to share a small photo diary of my trip. Going through these pics makes me want to go back all over again! London is such a buzzing, beautiful place. Even walking the streets is an amazing sight seeing experience! I love the old buildings, the fact that people walk – I’ve never walked so much in my life! And just the atmosphere in general. One of the things I really wanted to see was the “Coco Chanel Lampposts”. I read about the legend of these, I think in Camilla Morton’s, “How to Walk…

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Hello from London

Hello from London

Hi gals Sorry I’ve been a little quiet this week, but I have a good excuse! I’m in London. I arrived here early this morning and I’m here for a couple of days to check out the River Island headquarters. The brand, which brings us Great Fashion From Great Britain will be launching in South Africa later this month. Yay! All I can say is get excited! I checked out the Oxford Street store briefly this morning and the range is bea-uuuutiful! I want everything!!! From what I’ve seen, the clothes are edgy and stylish with so many drool-worthy pieces! Day, Night, Casual and Glam – everything covered under one roof! Follow me (@stylescoop) on Instagram for an inside scoop from the streets of London! Here’s a peek so far… Enjoy [signature]

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Time To Travel

Time To Travel

You guys! I recently got the most amazing news ever! Next week, little old me, will be jet setting to the UK (first time ever) to check out the latest offering from River Island. The brand launches in South Africa this month (thanks Edgars) and later on, in September, the doors to the first South African River Island Concept store will open! I am so excited that I’ll be getting a first look at what will be on offer, and of course, I’ll share with you guys! I’m also really excited about going to London! Woo Hoo! What to wear?! What to take?! What to See?! Where to Shop?! Questions, questions, so many questions… But the ultimate thing on my mind right now is travelling and getting packed! Of course, I’ll be travelling with my TUMI, but here are some other exciting items from the latest TUMI Fall 2014 collection that I would just D-I-E to get my hands on to take with… As you probably know, I am obsessed with organising and packing is no exception! I’ve been overseas a couple of times (and locally about a bazillion), and every time I get a little better at packing. And these goodies from the TUMI Journey collection are right…

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Snapshots from Greece – Part 2

Snapshots from Greece – Part 2

Heya Peeps I’m working on a new post about the Fine Fragrance launch I went to yesterday (thanks to Satiskin), but in the meantime, I thought I’d post a few more pics from my Greek Summer holiday…. Enjoy

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My Snapshots from Crete – Greece’s Island Paradise

My Snapshots from Crete – Greece’s Island Paradise

It’s been two weeks since the hubs and I have been back from holiday. Things things have been so manic trying to catch-up, I’ve only now had a chance to even look through my holiday pics. Since I was organizing my snapped memories, I thought I’d share some of my fave pics with you guys. There are a lot, so I’ve split them into two posts, the second one I’ll post on Friday. I didn’t take my “big boy” camera along with all the time, which I regret now – but thankfully we both had our phones with us, so we could at least snap some memories. Today I’ll share some pics from our island holiday in Crete,

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Bon Voyage, Adios Amigos, See Ya

Bon Voyage, Adios Amigos, See Ya

By the time you read this post, I’ll be on a beach, sipping Frappe’s and getting my summer tan on! I’m off to Greece for a little European holiday! Don’t worry though, nothing will change on StyleScoop! I’ve been working like a crazy mo-fo (and drinking way too much coffee) to ensure that posts will be loaded for you while I am away! So you’ll still be able to log in every day and catch up on the daily scoop! Aren’t I the best? While StyleScoop will say updated, I am going to be on holiday, so I wont be answering any emails. Don’t stress if you don’t get an answer! It’s probably becuase I’m on a blissful island in the Mediterranean! That, or getting my annual fix of Starbucks, Frappe, Souvlaki or Mythos beer (even though I don’t drink beer)! Anyhoo! If you want to keep updated with me (and check out all the awesome things I’ll be snapping in Greece), be sure to follow me on Instagram. You can find me there under the username stylescoopdimi xoxo Dimi

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Meet My Travel Buddies

Meet My Travel Buddies

I get bored on a plane! Like, really, really bored! I’m worse than a kid! And I’ve learnt that I need to make sure I have enough to keep me occupied or else I get ratty! Bless the digital age, that allows us to pack only a few electronic things to ensure we are occupied for hours! Yesterday I showed you guys what beauty products I take on board. Today, I’ll show you my travel buddies – electronics and gadgets that I will, most definitely take with on my trip! iPad My iPad always goes with me whenever I travel. It’s the best invention in the world because you can do so much with it! I’ve loaded mine up with books, magazines, movies and games to keep me occupied. I love playing UNO – I can have fun with this game for hours! I also like to play around with Moodboad, creating inspiration boards. iPhone Well, my iPhone is always with me. As in always. As in it’s permanantely attached to my hand. I mostly use my iPhone on the plane to snap pics, since I have an iPad 2 – which hasn’t got the best camera, so I never use…

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ON BOARD! Beauty Products To Keep In Your Carry-On

ON BOARD! Beauty Products To Keep In Your Carry-On

I have a confession to make! I’m an over-packer, and I tend to haul hundreds of things with me on holiday. You know, for those “just in case” moments! But I’m getting smarter! This time when I fly (holiday time again, yay!), I’ve carefully thought out what beauty products to bring with me on the plane. I’ve narrowed it down to eight travel beauty essentials that don’t take up too much space, and will help me look fresh and wide awake when I step off the plane. Giovanni D:tox I received this awesome pack of travel-sized skin-care products from Giovanni. The D:Tox kit includes a Purifying Facial Cleanser, Facial Scrub, Replenishing Facial Moisturizer and a Purifying Facial Mask, all nicely packaged in a TSA compliant clear bag. That way I can just hop on a plane and not worry about airport officials emptying out my luggage (embarrassing). I probably wont use the mask and scrub on the plane (that could be kinda scary!), but I will probably end up using the cleanser and moisturizer. Either way, the pack is small enough to haul and I can feel better, you know “just in case”! Like Just in Case we end up being stranded in Dubai…

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4 Safe Ways to Travel in Style!

4 Safe Ways to Travel in Style!

Traveling can be a bit of a hassle, but not when you’re kitted out in the very best travel bags and accessories, especially when they offer a little piece of mind! TUMI, a leading international brand of premium travel, business and lifestyle accessories have just launched a new range that will soon be available in South Africa – Ticon! Ticon is the new modern icon for the Tumi brand, comprising of the best-selling styles from Tumi’s travel, business and lifestyle assortment. This range includes a new protective feature, ID Lock™, which will be available in select bags and small accessories such as wallets and card cases. The benefit of this design element is to aid in shielding personal information encoded onto one’s identification cards or documents. Identified by the red detailing found on zipper pulls of internal pockets, where the lining of these pockets utilizes the signature Tumi red TICON pattern, indicating this exclusive feature. Some of the stylish pieces you can pick up include; the International Carry-On, Backpack, Sling and Slim Flap Brief and Magazine Tote. There is also a stylish selection of satchels and messenger bags, briefcases as well as leather goods, all stamped with the new signature of Tumi! We picked out our four favourite items, that…

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From Runway to Jetway! TUMI teams up with Anna Sui

From Runway to Jetway! TUMI teams up with Anna Sui

One of my favourite, in fact, my favourite luggage brand of all time, TUMI has teamed up with fashion designer Anna Sui, to bring you luggage that goes from runway to jetway! When I spotted this collection on TUMI’s Instagram feed (follow them on tumitravel) the other day, it was love at first sight! Something I’m sure you will soon relate to after you check out some of the stylish, must-have travel pieces from this collection. This is the second collection where TUMI has collaborated with Anna Sui. This year’s collaboration features a brightly colored floral pattern that blends effortlessly with Tumi’s seasonal spring color palette of raspberry and pansy hues. Adding a touch of whimsy, charm-like branded hardware, contrasted interior striped lining and miniature flower appliqué details, this collection captures the lighthearted spirit of the world of Anna Sui. Love this shot of Anna Sui taken by Joshua Jordan!  Such a trendy collection! Now this is a brand to aspire to when dreaming of lovely luggage! TUMI not only brings you fashionably stylish pieces but also high quality travel pieces! Have a look at a TUMI the next time you are luggage shopping, you’ll see what makes a TUMI bag…

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Products That Rocked 2012! TUMI Tegra-Lite Luggage

Products That Rocked 2012! TUMI Tegra-Lite Luggage

I’ve done my fair share of air travel this year, and one thing that has really made it so much better, has been travelling with my TUMI TEGRA-LITE Carry on bag. It is such a great bag that is very, very light and has a really cool design. Plus, because it is a hard case, all my stuff stays exactly how I had packed it before getting on the plane. I’ve taken my TUMI with me on local trips to Cape Town and Jo’burg, and of course, it came with me on my trip to Greece and Dubai in August this year. I love how this bag glides through the airport, and I can wheel it behind me, next to me, or in front of me – which is a real bonus when trying to get through those narrow aeroplane isles! The fact that it is so lightweight means I can pack in more “stuff” on my travels. My makeup and beauty products alone tend to weigh me down on most trips, and let’s not forget the shoes – a girls’ gotta have options you know! When you have a bag that allows you to use the weight on your items and not…

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Travel Light with Palmers This Holiday Season

Travel Light with Palmers This Holiday Season

This holiday season, Palmer’s have made it easier for you to travel light, by introducing their amazing products in travel-sized options. The travel-sized products look almost identical to the full sized product, only a miniature, more compact version. I absolutely love this, and the fact that you can pop it into your travel makeup bag and take up virtually no extra space, only makes it that much better. Travel sized Palmer’s are available at Dis-Chem stores nationwide and you can enjoy a smaller, sweeter tub of Palmer’s Coco Butter Formula (30g – R15.50), or one of their 50ml cream options in either Olive Butter Formula, the Original Coco Butter Formula or Coco Butter Formula for men, for only R10 each.

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I got my Ray-Ban’s on…

I got my Ray-Ban’s on…

and as Rihanna would say… “I’m feeling hella cool”! I’ve always loved Ray-Ban sunglasses, because lets face it, Ray-Ban’s are hella cool! Ray-Ban aviators on the other hand are even cooler… Think Top Gun, Jennifer Aniston, just about every rock star and even our very own Locknville, who are all Ray-Ban aviator fans. Never mind the coolness, these are the perfect sunnies to take on holiday thanks to the super slim case. I took mine with me on holiday to Greece and Dubai and I could fit them -plus more- in my sling bag, which is another holiday must! Here are some holiday pics from my trip… Here I am in Athens at Syntagma Square. Syntagma is in front of the Greek Parliament, which also used to be the King’s Palace back in the day. It’s a great tourist attraction and if you’re in Athens you should go by and check out the changing of the Evzones’s. Evzones are super tall (as you can see from my pic) guards that stand by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. You can stand next to the Evzone and have your picture taken, but are warned by the Army solider on guard, that you’re not allowed to touch or speak to them. As you can see,…

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Tumi Fall 2012 Lookbook

Tumi Fall 2012 Lookbook

Some of my fave pieces from the Fall 2012 Collection by TUMI, makers of fine luggage and my personal favourite travel luggage brand! The Holiday Collection Perfect for travel! The TUMI Holiday Collection features (clockwise from top), Jewellery Roll, Snap Case for iPad2, Envelope for iPad2, Row Double Wristlet and a Macon Tablet Carrier in stylish patent colours. The Pet Carrier Transport your pets in true TUMI style with this stylish Pet Carrier. Love the cute bone detail charm! The Georgetown Collection From the TUMI Georgetown collection; Riggs Weekender bag and Potomac International Carry-on! This gorgeous set will have heads turning on your travels! The Vapor Collection I love these lightweight, stylish and made-for-travel TUMI bags! They come in different sizes (and styles) and this picture illustrates the differences between the bags perfectly. From Left: Extended Trip Packing Case, Large Trip Packing Case, Medium Trip Packing Case, Continental 2-wheeled Carry on and International Carry on. I just returned from my overseas trip and took both my TUMI’s with me. Can you believe I managed to fit all my clothes into my TUMI Arrive bag? Well on the way there at least! I did have to check it in because it was super…

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Packing and The Last Day of Winter

Packing and The Last Day of Winter

Well, for me anyway :-). I’m off with the Hubz to enjoy some fun in the Sun in Europe today and I can’t hardly wait. We’re off to Greece via Dubai for a whole month, and on the way back we’re spending a few days in Dubai, sightseeing and definitely some shopping! I always tend to overpack and end up not wearing 80% of what I cart along, so this time around I’ve tried to pack a little smarter. Besides, the more space you have, the more you can shop! My biggest problem is shoes! I want all of them “just in case”, which I’m sure many of you can relate to! For this trip I’ve packed one pair of heels, one pair of wedges that double up as “smart shoes”, three pairs of sandals (in black, nude and bright yellow) and my Havianas. Today I’m traveling with my fave, nude ballet flats, so covered there too! I think I’m pretty stored. My Hubz was actually shocked and impressed that I didn’t pack my whole shoe collection. Little does he know I plan on growing the collection while I’m in Europe and Dubai! The other thing I would love to…

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TUMI: The Only Way To Travel

TUMI: The Only Way To Travel

If you do a lot of traveling you know the importance of having a good quality travel bag. A bag that will make your trip from A-B seamless, comfortable and if you’re a StyleScoop reader, stylish as well! That’s why I am in love with my new TUMI Tegra Lite International Carry On bag. Last year I travelled to launches, events and client meetings in my TUMI Arrive bag, which I loved. The problem however, was that the Arrive bag was a little too heavy and most of the time I travel for just one night, so I prefer to take a carry on as apposed to checking in my luggage. But this year, things are looking up and whole lot lighter, as I’ll be traveling in my stylish new TUMI Tegra Lite Bag. When I received my bag, I was grinning from ear to ear. Not only is it super light, but it looks so darn good and I love the fact that it has a 4-wheel system, which means I can wheel it behind me or next to or in front of me. Perfect for walking down those super narrow aircraft isles. The exterior of the bag is super strong, made from Tegris,…

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