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:
Stella Jean Shirt
Stella McCartney Shirt (worn as skirt)
Pippa Holt Kaftan
Delpozo Bow Hat
Louis Vuitton Dress
Dries Van Noten Top
Dries Van Noten Shoes
Kenneth Ize Kaftan
Lola Hats Sunhat