New York Fashion…

I consider myself so fortunate to work with such amazing and talented people and brands from all around the world. I come across the most beautiful fashion, style and concepts that always excites me and gets the creative juices flowing and then once in a while, I come across those brands and products that I become ever so slightly (or sometimes ever so much), obsessed with and I feel compelled to tell the world about it, put in on social media, the blog, the magazine and even mention them in interviews that I’m featured in. Dauphines of NY is one such brand.

They are a New York based company with the most glamorous, head turning pieces of accessories. Now, as is quite well known by now, I love anything resembling a crown (brings out my inner princess 😜), and head bands, the more Blinged out and sparkly (of course 😌), are 1 of my favorite accessory pieces. When I saw Dauphines head bands, I was in love and absolutely thrilled when I subsequently, got to work with them.

1 of my absolute best piece from their range, is this gorgeous crystal band that works as both a head band as well as a stylish necklace.

In our latest shoot for a Dauphines campaign, we highlighted the versatility of this piece as well as had a little light hearted fun behind the scenes:)

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Our first look that we shot was a playful, flirty look with a side braid, the headband styled to the side, we chose a floral (pink & white) jumpsuit (from identity) paired with these casual, sassy and Blinged out Steve Madden pumps.

Crystal headband, floral jumpsuit, Steve Madden pumps

Budget Friendly Alternatives: Jumpsuits:  Jet, H&M stores have fabulous jumpsuits to choose from at excellent prices.

Shoes: Mr Price (clothing) and Jet have beautiful Blinged out pumps, that leave you feeling like a million bucks, without spending as much:)

For our second look, we styled the band as a gorgeous, striking choker, paring it with this stunning, custom designed dress by Jagadi Couture. We finished the look with a beige pair of Nine West heels, high ponytail and sealed the deal with MAC Show Orchid lipstick.

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Budget Friendly Alternatives: dress: Truworths, YDE and Edgar’s have stunning cocktail dresses that won’t break the bank.

Heels: Edgars and Spree have heels to die for.

Lips: I love the “Essence ” brand of make up products including every shade of lipstick that they have. Their prices (especially for the great quality), are exceptional value for money. You can find them at Clicks and Dischem stores.

My third (& favorite) look was the headband, adorning my head like a princesses tiara 👑, with this amazing, sexy jumpsuit from Truworths, equally sexy pair of Simple, black Louboutin heels, natural tones of nude, bronzes and pale pink makeup with slight “wild and free” hair:)

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Louboutin Style

Budget Friendly Alternatives: Jumpsuit: Legit and H&M have amazing jumpsuits, perfect for drinks with the girls, a quick romantic dinner or informal meetings.

Shoes: Woolworths, Legit and Truworths have sexy heels for every occassion.

My final look for the shoot, which I was absolutely obsessed with, was the headband  tiara style, with this fiery, sassy red cocktail dress from YDE, hair parted to the side for a more elegant finish, makeup by the talented Candice. I love the red lips thanks to Mac (Russian Red) lipstick.


I had the most fun on this shoot/campaign, with such amazing, talented professionals as part of the team. We did take some time out for a few laughs and fun pics. A few bts sneakys just for you guys…

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This is a style post, absolutely, but being the foodie that I am, I had to share a few quick snaps of the yum food that we had to eat on set. Catering was most certainly on point, finger foods, rich decadent mini pies, sausage rolls, and the chocolate cupcakes for dessert were worth every calorie😌😛

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And that was the incredible Dauhphines of NY campaign shoot guys. I hope you love the style and looks as much as me and that it inspires you to mix and match and find the style that you love.

Happy Shopping my Beauties 💋

Love Arita xxx

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