Oscars 2015

When it comes to movies and fashion the Oscars will never disappoint.  This year I was amazed at how Lady Gaga looked.  It was one of her best looks up to now. I want to share my favorite looks for the 2015 Oscars wit you.

Lady Gaga wears a custom Azzedine Alaia.
Andy Samberg & Joanna Newsom in Zegna and Honor.
Chris Pratt & anna Faris in Tomford and Zuhair Murad

Gwyneth Paltrow in Ralph & Russo Couture.
Channing Tatum is wearing a Dolce & Gabbana tux and Jenna Dewan Tatum is wearing a Zuhair Murad Couture dress.
Jennifer Aniston in Versace
The star of the night, Julianne Moore in Chanel.
Kerry Washington in Miu Miu.

Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford.
Anna Kendrick in Thakoon.
Cate Blanchett wearing Maison Margiela
Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent
Eddie Redmayne & Hannah Bagshawe both in Alexander McQueen.
Emma Stone in Elie Saab.
Giuliana Rancic in Mireille Dagher.
Jessica Chastain in GIvenchy.
Kelly Osbourne in Rita Vinieris.
Laura Dern in Alberta Ferretti.
Meryl Streep in Lanvin.
Oprah Winfrey in Vera Wang.

Hope you find some inspiration in this stunning outfits..


The Carolina Factor - Re-branded and ready to blog

I now truly know what Diane Von Furstenbuerg meant with these wise words.  When I first started blogging I had no idea what to expect, how to do it or even what I wanted my brand image to be.  Two years later and now I know.

If I had to describe myself in 3 words, these are the 3 words I would use.

At the end of last year I had a good look at myself, my style, lifestyle and how it had influenced my blog.  I made the decision to throw out all my colored clothes.  Yes.  ALL my colored clothes.  My wardrobe now consists of white, beige, grey, and black.  At first I thought this is something I will get tired of very easily, but I love to jazz up all my outfits with accessories.  So I am extremely happy that I went through this soul searching journey and discovering the true me.

So with the soul searching journey I thought why not re-brand my blog?  Make it more like the true me.  The Carolina Factor was the perfect name of this project.  I have 2 middle names and one of them is Carolina.  The whole idea behind this name is that I want to keep you up to date with all that is fashion and trendy - from The Carolina Factor's point of view. 

So here are a few Instagram pictures of the new me.

So this is how my closet looks at the moment.  It is so easy for me to get dressed in the mornings and choosing the accessories that I'm in the mood for that particular day. 
This is how my room looks at my apartment. I love the peacefulness that Audrey brings to my room and the different shades of grey and white keeps me calm and relaxed.  
This is the detail on my bed quilt.  It is absolutely exquisite.  
Who needs a man when you can have a handbag?!
One of my favorite designer handbags at the moment - Colette by Colette Hayman. 
This was one of my favorite outfits this summer holiday.  The printed pants are so comfortable!
I wore this outfit for my best friends 22nd birthday dinner party.  I love black and white and it always looks classy and timeless.
I decided to spoil myself this Valentines day with these lovely fashion items and a gel eye mask for those long hot summer days.
This colorful necklace can easily jazz up a plain white V-neck t-shirt.

Read all about my favorite South African Designers in the "Proudly South African" page.  I also decided to share all the women who inspires me by adding a "Inspirational Women" page as well.  Then of course, every fashionista needs to be up to date with the latest fashion dates of fashion weeks, have a look at my "Important Fashion Event Dates" page to get updated.  Lastly I decided to make a page especially for acknowledgements to give recognition to all the right peope.

So now the new journey begins and I am very excited about 

The Carolina Factor.

Have a lovely day!


Blog under consutruction

So for the rest of February I will be finishing all the small details of the re-branding for my blog.  I am so excited to share this new look with everybody and hope that you guys will like it as well!

Have a lovely day!


Addicted to black - Grammy's 2015

So 2014 has come and gone and now we are already in February 2015.  I can not believe how time flies.  I have some big plans for my blog and will update you guys as soon as possible on this amazing changes that awaits, but first I just have to share my favorite Grammy looks of 2015.  It is very easy to see that the color black was a favorite with the celebrity's. Here are a few of my pictures for who I thought was best dressed.

Anna Kendrick in Band of Outsiders

Ashanti in Michael Costello
Beyonce in Proenza Schouler
Guiliana Rancic in Inbal Dror
Guiliana Rancic in Steve Khalil
Gwen Stefani in Atelier Versace

Jessi J
Kat Graham in Yanina
Miley Cyrus
Nicki Minaj in Tom Ford
Nischelle Turner

With all these interesting silhouettes it can be said that the color black will always stay a classic go-to color.

Hope you have a lovely Monday and week ahead.

I will keep you posted on all the changes I am planning to make....


Love is in the air

Love is in the air

Chicwish red polka dot dress
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New Look heels & pumps
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Judith Leiber heart shaped handbag
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Valentino pearl bracelet
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Camouflage concealer
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Yves Saint Laurent fragrance
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