Whenever I’m mad at my fiancé, when I need time to think, or when I need to create and be creative, I turn to my office. So basically I think every woman is entitled to her own office. A space which is her own, which reflects her as a woman and as the stylish, powerful person that she is or can be.

I think it is important for a person to keep creating her or himself. Sometimes you can achieve that on your own, but mainly, a certain space is needed to be yourself and to channel your inner creativity, beauty, power or to just damn relax.

A woman’s office can tell so much about her. Yes, some people don’t really mind what their office looks like because they are so busy killing it in the corporate world and climbing the ladder to success. But allow me to let you in on a little secret. Your office can help you achieve that success. It can make you feel better about yourself and yes, even if you are aiming to reach the top of that ladder, you still like pretty. You like beautiful. You like stylish and modern. And of course you need a space at work or at home which can complement your Chanel work suit, and still shout to the world who you are as a person, so no, it can’t be bland.


It is very important to create this office space so that you can actually work, which is ergonomic, which is welcoming to other people, and yes, stylish just like the person you are.  A minimalistic design can achieve just that.

A minimalistic design is exactly what it says. Minimal. The main idea of this design is “less is more”. A clutter- free zone where you can still express your need for style and creativity. It seems that the interiors of modern office designs are following the minimalism trend to the core, with its sleek, stylish and clean look that has well-defined lines in every aspect of the office or space.  These minimalistic designs vary in shape, size and often are accentuated by unique shades, colours and patterns that give them much needed individuality. Designs showcasing the fact that inspiration is never too far away.

One of the most essential advantages of opting for the minimalist design is that it not only is easy on your eyes and looks both contemporary and classy, but it also does not demand much in the form of materials that are needed. A home office that is minimalist in style also seems to need a lot less décor as cluttering it with too much takes away from the clean and clear lines.


Before you start creating your minimalistic space, you need to look at the room or office space as a whole. Of course this is much easier if this is a home office. Next you need to decide on a colour scheme or decorating ideas. Of course, this has to be kept to a minimal 😉 Big art works are no longer just for the art collectors, but can be perfect in a minimalistic office.

Except for one art work, clear the walls. Clear your desk, as well as your computer. Everything needs to be open and “fresh” if you will. Eliminate unnecessary work tools, yes, you don’t need your stapler, scissors, pens, calculator and cell phone all on your desk at once. Maybe just your coffee is needed.

Make sure your floors are clutter free and find a place for everything in your office. Once you used it, put it back in its place.

This environment will not only help to get your work done, but it will create a stress-free Zen zone. And yes, you can then achieve anything you want. As long as your office and personal space are clutter free and as minimalistic as possible, the world is yours ;).


Janmare xx


go “ALL” out….

Our latest obsession has to be that one color look….

White, Black , Tan & Grey in head to toe. These looks are super chic and quite easy to pull off.Where different textures to give your outfit that edge that all of us ladies seek.

Add a touch of color by adding gold jewelry,that red lipstick or a bright color heel/sneaker.

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a Fashion Problem….

Well look here ladies…its quite easy to post a picture of a celebrity, the runway model  & that super chic street style you love…but let’s get honest in real life it simply aint that easy…

We dream of having that Gigi Hadid figure & Kendall Jenner  beauty….when we forget to accept ourselves & embrace our flaws. I believe all of us struggle , i mean i hate shopping for jeans…i get nightmares the day before i go on that never ending mission….but i wouldn’t be me without my thunder thighs & oh so short legs.

but here’s the thing…. when i get that perfect fit ….i freakin embrace it!!

So i challenge myself  & the #minimalismforbreakfast readers to shop with an open mind….whether you get your “perfect jeans” at the first or last store….nobody will know & nobody cares as long as you style that “jeans” to the best of your ability.

I  decided that  Natural Beauty will be the theme for my next styling shoot…. i want the #nomakeup.. the #iwokeuplikethis look….that everyday woman…the beauty us woman should embrace …..




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10 Facts about #MinimalismforBreakfast

Marlise van Niekerk

My biggest desire is to live and build a career in New York city

I have a big passion for Environmental Affairs and Fashion, hence the interest in Sustainable/ Eco       Fashion

Never sleeps without earphones

I don’t wear padded bras

Early bird catches the worm type of person

Dark Chocolate and Coffee, enough said

My personal style is casual and chic

I need a new car but I saw the new Dior shades, is this a catch 22

Waiting for the time where I can buy my car and shades at the same time            #StillNotARichKidFromBeverlyHills?
Trying to keep up with my life while Keeping Up With The Kardashians

That’s All ( Miranda Priestly tone)


Michelle van Zyl

I can spend hours in the mall ( & by hours i mean from morning to night )

If I had the chance to move overseas my first choice would be New York.

My fashion icon is Sarah Donaldson (Harper & Harley )

I have an obsession with the Kardashians ( Ask us anything , we WILL know  )

My overall dream in life is to do styling for magazines.

I’m the ultimate romantic.

I get daily cravings for coffee & wine gums.

I prefer an evening in watching movies than going out .

My Wardrobe in one word : BLACK

I struggle to clean out my closet ( that’s why its always a mess )


With me moving at the end of the month…I’ve been looking for easy not too expensive ways to do some decorating for my bedroom/office space.


1. Cinderblock used for a bedside “table”


2.Use Tape to decorate your pictures.It’s less expensive and totally temporary.


3. Clipboards as wall decoration in the office,change it up with your latest artwork,drawings, important notes & photos.


4. I’ve found this great idea for a DIY Bookshelf.Change it up by painting the wood a different color. Perfect for the bedroom/office combination.


5. If you love keeping the memories close, use wire and binder clips to display your favorite photos.

…. all about #BALMAIN


We all heard BALMAIN a few times this week…

Stars like Taylor Swift, Lily Alridge , Kendall & Kylie Jenner, Jourdan Dunn & Chrissy Teigen showed up to the Billboard Awards in Balmain…& all of them knocked it out of the park.

Not only was it an star studded Balmain Event but Head Designer , Olivier Rousteing , had something else up his sleeve…

All of us can now look forward to the best collaboration EVER , Rousteing will be releasing an autumn clothing and accessories line with H&M….(breath & just take it in with us )

As most of you know Balmain has always been one of our favorites…according to us,the line can’t come soon enough!

It will be launched on the 5th of November in the states.

Ladies mark it off on your calender now!



All Black everything….

“Black is not a color”….” You can’t only wear black”….Does these expressions sound familiar?

Well….It is the highest ranking ball on the snooker table….Dress in black if you want to be inconspicuous. Black makes a bold statement, shows mystery and self control.

“Notice me but do not intrude.”


Few Designer Quotes about “Black” :

1. “I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker colour.” —  Wednesday Addams

2. “Black is not sad. Bright colours are what depress me. They’re so… empty. Black is poetic. How do you imagine a poet? In a bright yellow jacket? Probably not.” —  Ann Demeulemeester

3. “There’s something about black. You feel hidden away in it.” —  Georgia O’Keeffe

4. “You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion.” —  Christian Dior

5. “Women who wear black live colourful lives.” — Neiman Marcus

6. “Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy — but mysterious. But above all black says this: I don’t bother you — don’t bother me.” —  Yohji Yamamoto

7. “I love black because it affirms, designs and styles. A woman in a black dress is a pencil stroke.” — Yves Saint Laurent

8. “I work in three shades of black.” —  Rei Kawakubo

9. “I think in black.” — Gareth Pugh

10. “I’ve been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colours was black.” — Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Stick to that classic LBD ladies ,  its timeless & essential  to have in your wardrobe.Easy to dress up or down.