TUESDAY 15 APRIL, 2014 / COMMENTS 
So you may have seen a few sneaky instagrams where i've been talking about (and wearing) HONNE. Today I finally get to introduce you to the brand.
HONNE (pronounced Hon) is a brand new bridal label that will change everything you know about wedding dresses. Created by Lisof graduate, Daniella Du Plessis, she aims to bring something fresh, stylish and simplistic to the party.
Using soft and beautiful materials like crushed silk and Valentino fabric, brides are going to be squealing with delight to finally find an alternative for themselves and their bridesmaids.
If you're looking for something different but still simple and pretty keep a very close eye on this brand. I've already seen a few designs from Daniella's next range and the detail is incredible.
I was honoured to shoot this lovely range about two weeks ago. It was my first time (eek) shooting with so much lighting in a studio set up, but with a lot of learning and experimenting the pictures came out beautifully and captured the exact mood we wanted to achieve.
Thanks to the killer team involved in the shoot (see credits below) and congratulations to Daniella for creating such a beautiful range!
Behind the scenes. Knee touch up.
The very awesome behind the scenes video.HONNE from Gareth Pon on Vimeo.
Dresses: Designed by Daniella Du Plessis (Honne)
Model: Ricci-Lee Kalish
Make up artist: Pamela Gray
Hair: Duncan Gosling
Photography: Emma-Jane Harbour (Lad & Lass)
Lighting: Dylan Harbour (Lad & Lass)
Videographer: Gareth Pon
MONDAY 14 APRIL, 2014 / COMMENTS 
Good Morning everyone!
I hope you're all snug in your office chairs, slowly sipping your tea/coffee/cocoa to start this new week! Hope this RAD song by BOY gets your week off to a nice start. I've pretty much had it on repeat.Ps. Thanks to Candice for the tip off!
THURSDAY 10 APRIL, 2014 / COMMENTS 
Last night I attended the Woolworths Winter 2014 launch. It was such a beautiful event held at the iconic Turbine Hall. We were wined and dined with MCC from Villiera and delicious bites by David Higgs (from Five Hundred). We got a peek at all the new winter ranges from Woolworths, Country Road and their new acquisitions Mimco and Witchery.
Everybody was dressed to kill as the "best dressed" of the night would walk away with two tickets to New York! I decided to put in a good effort but unfortunately I didn't win, I did however get to wear this incredible dress from a new alternative bridal label called Honne. I looved the sheer Tulle and white look but decided to grunge it up with a little bit with leather.
There are so many beautiful dresses in this range. Look out for a full post on Honne soon. I shot the look book for the label last week and the photos have come out so beautifully!
Leather jacket, belt, necklace & heels: Mr Price | Dress: Honne | Clutch: Akedo
Thank you again to Woolworths for a wonderful night! It was so much fun.
FRIDAY 4 APRIL, 2014 / COMMENTS 
I've been looking for a pair of dark blue denims for ages and think I've met my match. This is a Power skinny cut by Guess and similarly to the previous post they fit me like a glove. They are so nice and stretchy, but again they don't get loose after wear. I've hardly taken them off since I got them!
Sweater & Boots: Topshop South Africa | Jeans: Guess
WEDNESDAY 2 APRIL, 2014 / COMMENTS 
Dylan and I went on a last minute trip down to the Cape a week ago for a bit of business and a bit of fun. As per usual we ate our way through the city and met so many wonderful people.
We had dinner with old clients and breakfast with new ones. We ate lobster rolls and fried chicken waffles for the first time. We did a sunrise shoot on signal hill which ended up being freezing, but the results were pretty great.
We went on a mandatory trip to Babylonstoren, where we're excited to be shooting at later in the year. We held baby hedgehogs and drank way too much coffee. We had tea at the beautiful pink Mount Nelson Hotel before going to see The Grand Budapest hotel at the Labia theatre.
It was a good, very full trip... but now I want to go back!
MONDAY 14 APRIL, 2014 / COMMENTS 
"The Winter Sculpture Fair presented by MasterCard will return to the NIROX Sculpture Park near the Cradle of Humankind on the 10th and 11th May 2014, where a selection of South Africa’s best contemporary sculpture and Franschhoek's finest food and wine will be showcased.
Situated in a 15 hectare private nature reserve, the highly-acclaimed NIROX Sculpture Park will be home to the ‘NIROX SCULPTURE | WINTER 14’ exhibition.
Exquisite food and fine wine produced by 38 exhibitors of Franschhoek’s most popular restaurants, producers and wineries will be on offer. A selection of Franschhoek cheeses, charcuterie, and chocolates will also be available to purchase, ahead of winter".
We had so much fun last year, picnicking, eating in the warm winter sun. Walking around the park barefoot with a glass of wine. It was such a lovely day out and i'm really excited to go back this year!
I have three double tickets to giveaway to the event. All you need to do is answer this easy question below in the comment's section with your name and email address.
Competition question: Which payments and technology company is the Winter Sculpture Fair presented by?
Competition closes on 28 April 2014. Tickets are valid for Saturday, 10 May 2014 only.
Tickets cost R100 and are available through www.webtickets.co.za, with a 10% discount if they are purchased using a MasterCard branded card. Limited tickets will be available at the door. Children 12 years and under enter free. For more information, visit www.wintersculpturefair.co.za
Tickets are not transferable. Terms and conditions apply
FRIDAY 11 APRIL, 2014 / COMMENTS 
So I don't know how many of you have caught onto the Tim Noakes Real Meal Revolution hype but Dyl and I have been doing it for a while now and are enjoying it so much. Not only is the number on the scale going down but we are actually enjoying cooking and eating again!
Here's one of my favourite recipes. Perfect for this chilly weather!
MONDAY 7 APRIL, 2014 / COMMENTS 
When I was in Cape Town a few weeks ago I popped into the Zana headquarters and got to meet the lovely ladies behind the brand and got a sneak preview of their new stuff!
Their new range is so much fun, here's what they had to say about it:
"We were inspired by an interpretation of pattern in life and everything we love. Starting the organic way, our team worked together sketching and making water colour paintings to bring this all to life. With this new range we wanted to introduce colours and patterns which can be easily paired with existing Zana goodies allowing our buyers to add to their collections. We have developed a range of patterns we love that are bright, cheerful and encourage you to just embrace the fun side of life.
We have also introduced some new product types to the mix like aprons, placemats and leather base bags. They all make a statement, bright and fun things to decorate life with!"
WEDNESDAY 2 APRIL, 2014 / COMMENTS 
From the people that brought you Power and the Glory now bring you "Hallelujah!". A tiny Champagne bar serving a small menu of Asian-infused delights.
In our short trip to Cape Town it was only open to us on the Saturday night. All the reviews warned that it was really hard to get into and they only have 3 tables inside so we pitched up an hour early to claim our seats, much to the waitress's amusement, but we got inside and got to feast on pork buns and champagne!
It really is a TINY restaurant but it's cozy and reminded me a lot of Bubble Dogs in London. It actually felt a lot like London.
They serve a nice range of local bubbles so we opted for a bottle of Saronsberg Brut bubbly which went down pretty well between the three of us! We shared the Slow roasted Pork Belly buns, Pulled Short rib buns, grilled prawns with buns and each had a bite of the famous lobster roll (at about R40 a bite, it's a pretty pricey roll but pretty damn tasty!).
Overall it has a really cool vibe, great music, flamingo wallpaper and lobster magnets. If you're looking for an awesome dining experience i'd definitely recommend it!
Oh I almost forgot about dessert - Dark Valrhona Choc Mousse with Passion fruit Jelly, Coconut ice cream and Rose Water Meringue. The true definition of amazeballs.
Find them at 11 Kloof Nek Road, Gardens, Cape Town
079 839 2505
FRIDAY 28 MARCH, 2014 / COMMENTS 
I love a good pair of black skinnys but to find the right fit is always a mission. This Kate Skinny Cut by Guess fits like a glove! They end perfectly around my ankles, which probably means they'll be a bit shorter for taller girls. They are so comfy and they don't stretch and get loose if you wear them for a day (which I haate with most jeans). They stay skinny!
Block heels, chambray shirt: Mr Price | Tshirt: Topshop | Bag: Tsonga | Jeans: Guess