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Marvelous Mothers Breakfast

May 7, 2016

I am already looking forward to next year’s Marvelous Moms Breakfast!

I immediately bought my ticket from Computicket when I saw this event advertised in the mall one day while out doing my shopping. I have to admit, I got it purely on impulse and my inherent curiosity, with no idea what to expect other than the already obvious fact that I was going to enjoy breakfast with a few other marvelous moms. This, for me, was enough. As you know by now, I jump at any opportunity that involves me getting to meet other fabulous moms and boy was I happy I jumped at this one.

The event was well planned and beautifully organized. I was particularly impressed with the attention to detail in the french country decor.

On my arrival, I was immediately escorted to my table and goodie bag with a host of products from stores all over the mall. I already felt spoiled and was diligently offered a cup of coffee before the Mothers day celebrations began. The energy all around me was tangible and infectious.

The MC and Radio Helderberg presenter, Ricardo, was quite a treat with his wit and charisma and immediately put everyone at ease. Throughout the event, he never tired from interacting with the crowd and making the mommas feel as special as they truly are. This impressed me and spoke volumes of the amount of thought the organisers put into this day.

Besides the great spokesperson, we also had Sorbet, Inglot and Curves at our service for any beauty and wellness questions and free makeovers. Although the advice was appreciated, I rather enjoyed the freebies and vouchers more. I mean, who doesn’t love a freebie!?

But, the highlight of the morning was no doubt, the hour long pep talk we received from renowned fashion stylists and best friends, Marilize De Clercq and Andrea Timmis.


Marilize, I was happy to learn, is an image consultant and personal shopper for fabiani, she’s featured on Top Billing, Pasella and Expresso and together with Andrea, been appointed as Canal Walk’s stylist for their Season Fashion Trend Catalogue.

That’s not all – Marilize is also design director for Captive8 – a plus size female clothing brand which has made its mark in the South African fashion industry.  You can read more about this phenomenal mom on The Vivid Luxury Blog.  

She also provides personal shopping & styling to her clients. Call 082 223 6007 or Email and visit her styling realm at

After discussing the latest trends and learning about how to embrace and flatter the body parts we are most unhappy with, my mind was full and satisfied. And so was my tummy, after devouring the most delish bacon and eggs wrap from Torrador and then also devouring the carrot cake in record time.

2 hours of pure bliss and our breakfast finally came to an end. It is hard to believe I paid only R150 for such an absolutely amazing time. I guess money really can’t buy happiness and great company.


I want to thank Cape Gate and Torrador, along with all the other sponsors mentioned above, for the truly Marvelous Mothers Day treat.

Here’s a few styling tips I learned from the ladies:

  • Nudes are the new black
  • It hasn’t been called ‘peach’ since after the 90’s. It’s now nude, tan or rose gold.
  • You MUST invest in a nude shoe and bag
  • Diagonal lines are flattering for the figure
  • The three top looks for this season: Boho (Prints), Sport lux (Sneakers) and 70’s (Colour)
  • If you’re going for any of these looks, keep it minimal and classic.
  • Embrace your big booty. Instead of hiding it, show it off by wearing the right colours.
  • Make sure you wear the right color clothes for you. This can make you look at least 5 years younger.
  • Tussles are in. The older you are the less tussles.
  • Get at least 4 pants, 4 tops and shirts and 4 blazers and jackets. Then make sure they all go together.
  • throw out things you do not wear. When in doubt, throw them out.
  • Double breasted coats and polo necks are not flattering for big busts.
  • You need at least one pair of ripped or distressed jeans in your wardrobe.
  • Make sure to wear the right underwear. Size and style.
  • To look taller, make sure your pants and shoes are the same colour.

Happy Mother’s day Fab moms!



Marilyn Monroe: Most notorious style Icon of all time!

August 7, 2012

It’s been 50 years this week since her tragic and widely controversial death on August  5 1962, and fabMom thought it only necessary to do a little “tribute” write-up about History’s most notorious fashion butterfly. That said; I am not going to give you a history lesson on the life and death of Marilyn Monroe, in fact if you do a little search, with very little effort, you’ll find all there is to know about her. However as a fashion blogger it was only a matter of time before I was going to mention our beloved Ms Monroe…after all, the fashion and beauty world would certainly miss a huge chunk in the pie if not for the legacy Marilyn left behind. So for that I commend the only woman I know, able to make a flying dress look so sexy. May we continue to ‘pout our lips’ in appreciation of her large contribution to the industry.
True, she may not have been the most talented actress of her time, yet her movies made millions. She may not have been the luckiest in love, but she dated of the world’s most famous men and even went on to marry some of them. Neither did she have a pleasant upbringing, but Marilyn Monroe rose above all that and with her electrifying confidence, sexy wit and incredible beauty, became the world’s most loved style-icon. And today, half a century after her death, she is still considered the very core of beauty personified.
So, In remembrance I’ve selected some of my fave Monroe pics…

“To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one. It’s society that’s ugly.” – Marilyn Monroe


Isle of Wonder – 2012 Olympic Games the new runway?

July 27, 2012

In a country ruled by Kings and Queens, Prince and princesses, dukes and Duchess’ and Lords and ladies, it’s no surprise that the 2012 London Olympic games will be nothing short of a spectacular and style studded event. Besides being sure to see the world’s most talented athletes all under one ‘flag’, they will also be wearing designs made especially for them by some of the world’s most recognized designers for whom the games have become the new runway and playground.
Be sure to tune into the 2012 Olympic games opening ceremony and get a front row seat as athletes will be sporting designs by the likes of Giorgio Armani, Prada, Stella McCartney, Hermes, and Ralph Lauren hoping to reach a new audience.   
Going for Gold!
Fashion Butterfly