Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My new news!!! Building that winter wardrobe already!

So today I went to Rosebank with the intention to see an old friend for a quick cup of green tea, and to see what was good shopping wise. I went into my main stop, Zoom, like I always do, because I feel like it's such a waist not to check out whats new. And thank goodness I did!

So clearly winter wear is slowly making it's way into the stores. I'm so excited, because winter is my favourite season, reason being you actually have to get dressed.
So as I slowly made my way around the store, I spotted these cute ass boots which really remind me a lot witches. Well, the well dressed ones anyway.

I could go on and on about how much I love my new news, but I won't, just look at them and you'll so understand.


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Gucci Pre-fall 2011 Colletion: To die!!!

So it's official, I need to start playing powerball, because that is my one and only chance of getting the money I need to acquire this AMAZING collection from Gucci! For anyone who is smart enough to start getting their wardrobe winter ready now, please follow the Gucci guidelines. As I read on, when I was researching what winter trends are going to be in this coming winter, the trends were completely on point, as I saw whilst watching the Gucci show on FTV.

The 50's, 60's and 70's are set to be the main source of inspiration this winter. From the "ladylike" look to in the 50's and 60's, to the more strong and bold "sophisticated" 70's. Faux furs and leathers are also featuring, with crocheting and delicate fabrics like lace. I have just given my dear followers a hint of what trends are to come, but I strongly suggest that if your serious about you fashion, as I am trying to be, you will make time to go onto both and


Saturday, January 22, 2011

I think that red is my new colour this year!!!

All the people who know me know that I have a mini phobia when it comes to colour. I'm not one to go running for neon pink leggings or have rainbow coloured braids. NO, I'm a tad bit more boring and I've been alright with that. Black and I had a very loving relationship for a couple of years. Black was my everything! My underwear, my over wear, my shoes, my hair and nail polish were all black.

I'm not to sure where my unconditional love for black came from, and I didn't care. All I know is that when I looked in the mirror, in my sexy, strong black outfits, I felt and looked amazing. So I say once again, it's a new year and I'm trying new things. Red is my new thing, not my new black, my new thing. I actually started wearing red nail polish last year and found it looked amazing with my skin. That was one of the most adventurous things I had ever tried, and it turned out great! So now I'm doing the risque thing and trying red lipstick!!! I actually love it. Red is quite a strong colour, kinda like my black. There is something about it that makes a girl feel like her booty is bigger than it is, or even her bust is bigger than it is. It's quite a sensational feeling.

I also think that people like me who box themselves in conservative corners, truly miss out a lot on feeling excitement and splendor of what's out there. Fashion is a lifestyle, and all woman should try to be brave and indulge in what there is be indulged. And guess what? If it doesn't work, you can wipe it off, take it off and try something new!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Good times, with good friends and a new lip colour!

Yesterday morning this time, I was preparing myself for a job interview. The day was supposed to be completely dedicated to that event, and me clinching the deal. As the day went on and the time for my interview got closer, my nerves got shot. For some reason I couldn't keep my cool this time. I blame it on the fact that I'm hitting the real world, and I'm broke, so knowing some sort of income might be making its way feels great.

So the deed was done, and I left feeling even more horrified! I basically over prepared(if there is such a thing), and had the shortest interview of my life. Feeling beaten and in some state of shock or disbelief, my darling friends rescued and took me to the nearest bar in Sandton square, and managed to find something that could cure the state of shock I was in.

What amazing friends I have, I thought that day! There was nothing more comforting than knowing that people you hold close to your heart, were outside waiting to congratulate you, or ask how it went, how are you feeling, or tell you, you'll get the job my friend. Such warmth and love is just priceless!!!

Oh, by the way, I said this year I would try new things, and I am. I purchased my first tube, or roll, or whatever they call it of red lipstick the other day. Being the boring grandma I can be, I would have gone for my typical powder pink lipstick, that actually matches my powder pink lips. It's a new year and even more a new day, so here I am rocking my red, luscious, delicious, plump, full lips (if I can say so myself) and I really like it. Next time I'll look more of a glamourama, it was a long day people, peace!

(on the left)My darling friends Mmuso, Dineo and Karabo!!!

Mmuso and Alux (on the right)

Mike Biby and Alux.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Golden Globes Glamour: My top 5 Alux looks!

During the early hours of Monday the 17th, I was once again struggling to find a long lost friend, sleep. So as I always do when falling asleep seems to fail, I turned on the telly, and decided to watch the Golden Globes red carpet.

There were an array of well dressed ladies and gents, but we all know in any and every event, there will always be the handful that dazzles us mere mortals who are just ampt and excited to view what's hot in the world of fashion.

I have chosen 5 looks that I felt were absolutely Alux and pulled off effortlessly. These 5 stars need to give their stylists one hell of a thank you, because they looked magical. Each of these looks are perfection, from the fit, to the choice of colour, hair and make up, everything was just as it should have been.

In no particular order, here are the ladies who nailed each of their looks:

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

Olivia Wilde in Marchesa

Scarlett Johansson in Elie Saab

January Jones in Versace

Angelina Jolie in Versace

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My new fashion icons:Abiah 'Abiyoce' Mahlase and Rachel Zoe! It's fur real!

In my quest to be more fashion forward and open to new things, I have turned to the "fury" gorgeous friend Abiah Mahlase from Cream Cartel, and my new favourite reality star and fashion stylist Rachel Zoe. Towards the end of last year I started watching the Rachel Zoe project. It was, what I thought an amazing show for a fashion student who wants to go into styling, e.g myself. As well as being educated about the world of styling, I looked for inspiration for a new look for the new year, and boy did I find it. It all started with my darling friend Abiah, who is an inspiration when it comes to fashion. He really goes beyond boarders, but still knows how to make it work. Whether it's high end or second hand store goodies, Abish knows how to make everything look amazing. So one day last year, I went by to Abiah's apartment to have a bit of a chill session, when I had my first and only real encounter with fur! He had purchased a fur coat, which when I tried on made me feel so chic, and made me feel like 1950's screen queen Liz Taylor, I knew that life wouldn't be the same unless I purchased one for myself.

So then months pass and my hunger for the magical fur coat cools, and guess who has a show on vuzu? The fur queen herself, Rachel Zoe. As a reality tv junkie I had to see what this was gonna be about. I loved what she did with Nicole Ritchie and she is a very fascinating person, and successful in a field I would love to enter into, so this was truly an edutainment moment for me. I LOVED the Rachel Zoe project!!! It was really something special. From that angry, no friends, hate the world bleach blond assistant Taylor, to the cute new new "I left vogue for Rachel Zoe" assistant Brad, the show to me was a hit. As I kept watching episode, after episode, I realised that fur, can be a lifestyle! I'm in love!!! I mean, could you die!lol.

I won't purchase any real fur until I'm rolling in the dough and can afford to buy some, so for now I'll keep it faux. Just to show how serious I am about this transformation of mine, I bought a faux fur handbag whilst holidaying in Cape Town at an amazing store named Traffic, that was totally reminiscent of Mrs Zoe and Mr Mahlase. Next stop, my hair. I'm thinking of going all natural and dying my hair, but I'm a sucker for long hair. Those Kardashians really got me in it! Will keep you posted!

Abiah 'Abiyonce' Mahlase

Rachel Zoe

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It's Aluxism's song of the month! And yes, it's a POWERful one.

As I was thinking about the Aluxism song of the month, I was thinking that the song needed to embody a strong positive message for the new year. It needs to make me feel very much alive and pro-active. With the Aluxism song of the month, the song does not need to be recent or playing on mtv base a hundred times a day. The song of the month is all about meaning and living, so finding the song of the month for January was not too hard.

Which song personifies strength, success, perserverance and Aluxism? There are two songs that are feuding in my head for this song of the month as I try to narrow it down to just one. But because they can only be one songs of the month, we're giving it to two men who really embody all of the qualities they rap, and all the qualities anyone who is Alux is striving for. So first song of the month for 2011 goes hands down to Kanye West featuring Jay-z and Swizz Beats! It's the too strong, too motivating, gail force winds Power remix! It's a powerful month!!!

"Rumble, young man, rumble
Life is a trip, so sometimes, we gon’ stumble
You gotta go through pain in order to become you
But once the world numbs you, you’ll feel like it’s only one you
Now you got the power to do anything you want to
Until you ask yourself, “Is this what it’s all come to?”"

The first time I heard this song was late last year, as I was trying to make a last minute attempt at the end of the year, at the gym, to get skinny for my december holiday. I was actually adding music from my cousins laptop to my phone, so that I could have more music to workout too. So here I am at Planet Fitness, setting the time for my run on the treadmill, getting into the mood, and then proceeded to press play on my blackberry. "We livin’ in that 31st century, futuristic fly shit.The penthouse is the projects and everybody flies private". These were the first lyrics I heard and absorbed from this materpeice, whilst I was trying to be dedicated to doing my 20 minutes on the treadmill and over all workout. The beat was beautiful, dramatic, strong and intense, everything I wanted my workout to be. The inspiration that was injected into my body and soul, by both the beat and the lyrics was the equivalent of a crackhead remembering their first high. It was, dare I say it, POWERful! Without stopping my run I immediately put the track on repeat, and run for a solid 15 of 20 minutes and finished it all off with a strong walk. Ever since that day, the Power remix has remained a main fixture on my running playlist.

This song definately deserves to be an Aluxism song of the month due to the fact that I felt so powerful in the gym. I asked myself this question one day, if I can feel so strong at gym whilst listening to the song, I wonder how I would feel out in the world! So on the new Aluxism song scale we give Yeezy 11A's out of ten for motivation and goodtimes!

I wish everyone a very successful and powerful 2011! Get on your grind and lets make 2011 something memorable!

(Images are courtesy of google images and lyrics by

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What is life without your girlfriends?

Last night after a hard workout at the gym with a friend, I decided that I would take a shower, have a low fat dinner, and then watch Sex and the city as I slowly drift to la la land. As always, I can't help but think of my girls and what they mean to me, and all the fun we've had whilst watching this tribute to girlfriends around the world. Then it all suddenly dawned on me. If I didn't have my girls, if I didn't have that support system, love, care and drama around me, what would have become of me as a single girl in Jo'burg?

I've always heard that "you are the company you keep". I think it to be extremely true, but not in all situations.I guess I would have been fine, but that bit of spice that the girls added into my life is the difference. I believe that in every group, each individual brings something to the table that is missing in another's life. For example: I would consider myself a tad boring and a bit conservative. I'm the one who tells everyone to lower their voices, because we are in public, or the first one to leave the club on a night out with the girls. My girls have taught me to just live a little and not sweat the small stuff. My girls, and yours too, have given me the gift of feeling so many different emotions, even under duress. Laughter, sadness, anger, shock, support, headaches, dismay, disappointment and the list goes on. They have also created so many memories that I giggle to alone whilst waiting in a Que at a store, or even whilst burning calories at the gym.

One of the most memorable flash backs, was when we had taken a trip to Zimbabwe to celebrate my 21st birthday. Going to Zim was alright, a bit of a bump here and there, but over all we made it to Victoria Falls. We had an amazing time filled with heat, bad food and being scared by monkey's! We walked the Vic Falls trail together, and ended it off with a bit of a groove at a local night club named Shoe Strings. On the day we were to depart and come home, I had just been told that I was going nowhere with an invalid passport! What happens in a situation like that? Everyones hearts, sink to there ass's. I've never been is such terror to do this day. So then it comes to the fact that the girls need to board and that I was going to stay in Zim all by myself. I saw the tears and fear in my honeys eyes and told them in the calmest way possible, that I was going to be fine, even though I was scared out of my mind. My honeys did all they could that day, they gave me their bank cards and a sum of $18 that I was to survive on. To cut a long story short, I'm back home and have no plans to leave anytime soon!

When having those few special people in your life, nothing is ordinary anymore. The greens really do become greener and a bottle of wine is standard for every saturday lunch meeting. Lunch with the girls is one of my favourite passtimes. It feels asthough I'm on a mini break from the world, and that I'm visiting fabulousityville for a couple of hours. And guess what? fabulosityville never disappoints. From our hair, to our outfit, accessories to our shoes, we look nothing but fabulous and fyn! The converstions are crazy, nasty and sometime emotional, but you know girls wanna act strong, so that conversation don't last to long. Also on a day out with the girls you never know where it's going to end. It could start with shopping or lunch, and end at 5 am at a night club. It's quite magaical what we share as friends. It's priceless!

I've always had this belief that your girls are the family that you got to choose. I've met many friends who are closer to each other than their own family. I guess it's all about C.U.T(Comfort, Understanding and Trust). Those three things are essential and pivotal to any sisterhood or friendship. If you don't feel that way with your girls, then their probably not your girls. Having girlfriends is like having your own apartment/car if you don't have one. You can do, say and be anything or anyone you want, and 10times/10 you just wanna be yourself, and that's how they should make you feel. You can say the nastiest things, tell them about your appointment at the gynecologist, how pissed off you are at your boss, or how you really thought it was gonna work out with "him", and it didn't. But that"s what girls are for!To reassure, restore and rejoice when it's good and bad. And there is no better feeling than knowing that they are a bbm conference away,or a phone call away. There is no warmer feeling than know that in this world of 6 billion people, when your happy, they'll be you 3, 4, 5 genuine honeys who will want that for you. We live in a very pretentious world, where you can't really say what you feel and be accepted as you are, but when yo homies are around, everyone and everything can just fall back.

Let's have a toast to all the good girlfriends in our lives! Cheers!!!

(Images are courtesy of google images and facebook)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I must be crazy!!! Sorry Kay!!!

So you'll never believe what Ms Aluxism herself has done. In an attempt to get fit, lose weight and just have a healthier lifestyle, I have signed up for Shape magazine 10km run!!!

I'm absolutely excited and am really trying to live the new year, new things quote of mine, but at the same time I am absolutely terrified that I may bail out, or that I won't be fit enough in time, and also the pressure is on to get fit! I have exactly 11 weeks to get ready for this "little" challenge of mine, and guess what? I wasn't silly enough to do it alone! No, no, no sehnor!!! I asked my gorgeous, stunning friend Kay who is on the, "get healthy and super sexy" band wagon with me to join me in the 10km challenge.

I've already started with gym and changing my eating ways here and there, but now I really need to take it up a notch and be on a no fat, no friends, no drinks, basically no life diet for the next 11 weeks. I'll keep putting up post and picture of me, the fabulous one burning it up at the gym, and also my road to the 10km run.

Wish me luck!

One day hopefully, I'll be just as fit as my favourite Kardashian! Inspiration!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy new year, happy new things!!!

So it's a new year filled with new things and new possibilities! I feel that people, and I'm guilty of it too, feel that just because a new year has arrived, only now is it possible to correct old things or start new things. I must say that there is something very refreshing and comforting about a new year. For example: a new wardrobe, a new man, a new job and maybe even new dreams. Oh, and lets not forget about the ever famous new years resolution, that people love to make, but can't keep. I guess there is Solis and excitement knowing that there is something you have promised yourself you will do in the new year. I have promised to get healthy and drop some weight, find a job and give all my love and attention to buying things for my would be apartment and growing closet. This year I was told, is a year of action, making things happen and correcting things too. I couldn't have put it better myself.

I would also love to try and stay a bit more dedicated to my blog, and post more regularly, and add some really lovely and interesting reads towards it. I feel that this year, even more than any other year is so the year for my closet! I was in Cape Town for my December vacation and it hit me like a ton of bricks, that I hadn't developed a true hunger or lust for fashion. I've always felt that fashion is a mistress, it could never be a wife, because it is ever changing and just wants your money!lol. Fashion is an affair that you either parade for the world to see, or hide so you father, boyfriend or husband won't see what you've spent on one pair of shoes. I've always loved fashion, but never really gave it everything. So whilst gallivanting down the streets of Cape Town, I came across countless fabulous stores! Stores that truly embodied style and personified the phrase "to die for". I actually only bought 4 items(4 very expensive items), whilst I was in Cape Town, but what items they were. I got 3 stunning handbags, new and vintage and a vintage shirt, that truly is like no other. There were many other beautiful things I would have loved to buy, but I absolutely believe that you need the classics's first, then everything else will follow.

I have also decided that one of the many gifts to myself and my wardrobe, is to go to Cape Town quarterly and just fly in, shop and fly home. why not? What is life about if you can't spend it doing and getting what you want! Joburg has the style, but Cape Town has the stores! What's a girl to do!

My 3 new favourite things!!! Puts a smile on my face everyday!