JTO Takes Cape Town: A Day At The Beach

Crashing waves… Relentless sun… Isolated clouds…


This was my first time visiting Cape Town’s globally renowned Clifton beach. It was a Sunday, so I was expecting swarms of fellow beach dwellers. Indeed, I was met by streams of people: locals and tourists alike, but I was also overcome by an uncanny feeling of isolation. Maybe it was the London girl in me, so unaccustomed to contact with sand and piercingly cold sea water, but it truly felt like I had been taken to somewhere alien. Somewhere more peaceful, more tranquil.


Not a bad way to spend any Sunday morning. This was one of those especially sleepy Beach days when resting your head on a beach towel and listening to Bon Ivor or Daniel Caesar can become simplified bliss. The sun seeped into my skin, the warmth lingering under my epidermis for hours. My brow was unwillingly furrowed from the sun’s glare yet my lips were slightly parted, curling upwards at the sun and all that it radiated.


Welcome to the first post of the JTO Takes Cape Town series. Check-in for new blog posts all week.


Photos by Aart Verrips

Makeup by Amori Birch

Hair by Saskia Buxton

Styling by Temi Otedola

Words by Temi Otedola

Thumbnail Art by Antonia Weishaupt


A soundtrack to accompany the beach waves:



Céline Jumper

Stella Jean Shirt

Stella McCartney Shirt (worn as skirt)





Pippa Holt Kaftan

Delpozo Bow Hat





Louis Vuitton Dress

Alaïa Shoes




Zara Dress

Dries Van Noten Top

Dries Van Noten Shoes



Kenneth Ize Kaftan

Lola Hats Sunhat

Gucci Ring


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