anisa mpungwe’s mr price project range


Anisa Mpungwe of Loin Cloth and Ashes has collaborated with Mr Price for a limited edition project range. The range was launched last week and has been available at selected Mr Price Stores as of last week. The range includes box pleat skirts, drop waist dresses and Anisa’s signature – prints! Below are some items from the range, indulge yourselves.


1. Jacquard shorts – R99

2, 3 &4.  Box Pleat skirts – R119.99


5. Shirt Dress – R159.99

6&7. Drop waist dresses – R159.99


8&10. Pleather scuba tops – R99.99

9. Jacket – R169.99

11. Slouchy t-shirt – R69.99

12. Panel Trousers – R129.99


13. Midi dress – R149.99

14. Holographic man shoe – R149.99

15. Sling bow back mule – R129.99


spree conversation with anisa mpungwe


If you haven’t heard of Spree ( by now well…the rock you’re living under must be massive. Spree is the online store that sells local designer clothes. Spree’s mission is to ensure that South African designer’s clothing is accessible to all women in South Africa. They have started a new initiative called Designer Spotlight which focuses on local designers on a more personal as well as business level. Part of this initiative includes Spree Conversations with designers and one of them being Anisa Mpungwe from Loin Cloth and Ashes. I love her clothes and I have blogged about them here and here. You can watch the conversation they had with her here, where Anisa shares what inspires her different collections, her back ground, spanx and the future of her clothing brand LCA.

Below are some clothes from LCA that are currently available at

1. Drop waist shift dress, Loin Cloth and Ashes, R1170

2. Pencil dress with bow, Loin Cloth and Ashes, R1480

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wits hospice fashion show

The Wits Hospice Fashion Show took place earlier this year and I found the pics, there were quite a lot so I had to filter so you could see all your favourite local celebrities that participated. Enjoy!

Pearl Thusi in Avant, Xolile Tshabalala in Colleen Eitzen and former Miss SA Melinda Bam also in Avant.

avant & colleen eitzen

Simba Mhere in Carducci, Monde from Idols and Sisa Hewana in Fabiani

carducci & fabiani

Judith Sephuma and Hlubi Mboya in Clive Rundle. Yvonne Chaka Chaka in JJ Schoeman.

clive rundle & jj schoeman

Former Miss SA Tatum Keshwar, Khanyi Mbau and Azania Mosaka in David Tlale.

david tlale

Simphiwe Dana, Somizi in David Tlale and the man himself, David Tlale.

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Kuli Roberts, Shashi Naidoo and Doreen Morris in Fundudzi.


Zuraida Jardine, Faye Peters & Geri Elsdon in Fundudzi


Pam Andrews and model Joelle in Gert Johan Coetzee

gert johan coetzee

Boity and former Miss SA Joan Ramagoshi in Gert Johan Coetzee

gert johan coetzee1

Lalla Hirayama in Hip Hop. Zamajobe and Penny Lebyane in Black Coffee

hip hop & black coffee

DJ Zinhle & Jeannie D in Kluk CGDT and LeeAnne Liebenberg in Gavin Rajah

kluk cgdt & gavin rajah

Dineo Ranaka in Loin Cloth and Ashes and the founder and designer of Loin Cloth and Ashes, Anisa Mpungwe. Leanne Dlamini the singer in Rubicon.

lca & rubicon

J-Something in Life by Andre Martin. Danny K and Vusi Kunene in Naked Ape.

life & naked ape

Proverb, Mo-T and SK in Life by Andre Martin

life by andre martin

KB in Sun Goddess and the founders of Sun Goddess Thando and Vanya

sun goddess

sa style awards 2012

The SA Style Awards took place this past week and Anele Mdoda walked away with the coveted title of Style Icon for 2012. Anele has collaborated with fashion designer Anisa Mpungwe for her clothing label Loin Cloth and Ashes as the face for the brand and co-fashion designer.

The 2012 SA Style Award winners:

Most Innovate Style
Lalla Hirayama

Most Stylish Performing Artist In Film And Television
Bonnie Henna

Most Stylish Performing Artist In Music
Toya De Lazy

Most Stylish Performing Model
Greg Hammond

Most Stylish Designer
Suzaan Heyns

Most Stylish Media Personality
Anele Mdoda

Most Stylish Couple
Arthur and Jason

Most Stylish Businessman
Ningi Mhninga

Marie Claire Street Style Award
Funeka Ngwenela

Style Icon
Cameron van der Burgh

Style Icon 2012
Anele Mdoda

anele mdodakabelo mabalane danny kbonang mathebastyle winnerstoya delazypabi moloi


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week took place a few weeks ago and one of my favourite designers Anisa Mpungwe showcased her Loin Cloth and Ashes collection. She collaborated with Anele Mdoda who is the face of the brand for this specific collection. Her signature prints were part of the collection as well as some summer white. I am so biased to this brand, I love LCA.

Anisa finally opened her store in July this year and if you want to purchase or check out her awesome clothing items, it is at the Maboneng Precinct at Arts on Main. You can also Like her Facebook page, Loin Cloth and Ashes by Anisa Mpungwe and you can follow LCA on twitter @LoinClothAshes.

SAMA18 fashion

SAMA 18 took place on Monday the 30th of April and was flighted live on SABC 1 from Sun City. At 18:30 a new show was launched presented by Bonang Matheba and Zizo Beda, the show was called Lights, Camera, Fashion and I was expecting it to be a red carpet style show similar to the E! channel one hosted by Ryan Seacrest. I would like to think that was the idea until the Department of Arts & Culture hijacked it as a platform to promote all their projects. The show was only an hour and the Department’s inserts ate up majority of the time but we did get to see quite a few of the celebrities arrive on the yellow carpet.

Best Dressed:

Bonang Matheba – when it comes to style your girl B never puts a foot wrong. She was dressed by Gert-Johan Coetzee

Minnie Dlamini – very risqué outfit & she had the body for it, loved her confidence and attitude, she rocked it. Minnie was dressed by Asanda Dyibi.

Pabi Moloi – so demure,  so sophisticated, so pretty, we love Pabi!

Poppy Ntshongwana – loved the red number by loin cloth and ashes (remember I blogged about them here .)

PS – we need better photography at these functions tjerrr!