Thursday, July 28, 2011

photo diary: a glimpse of my holiday

i had the most amazing june/july holiday this year and i am extremely grateful and blessed. i turned 22 on the 5th of july which has been exciting so far! these are a few images from my holiday :)

[b and i both wearing spitfire sunnies]
 my awesome friend 'b' and i

[black rage boots, bella bianca tan boots circa 1980;tan heeled brogues -mr price, nude pumps-mr. price; brown pumps- roberto santi; floral slip ons-cm paris; cream sandals- kelso @ edgars, cream and nude pumps - kelso @ edgars, tan leather brogues- project @ mr price]
 my shoes for the holiday...i do tend to over pack

[leopard print nails-vibes (R10; gold anchor earrings-accessorize (R30); horseshoe earrings-forever new (R50); coral charlie nailpolish-clicks (R60); two finger heart ring-sass diva (R40); horseshoe necklace-accessorize (R30); gold bangle-foschini (R30)]
 some of my favorite bargain purchases this holiday (i love a good bargain)

[i'm wearing: beige jersey - h&m]
 my little brother and i on a night out. i was the only girl in a huge group of his friends,
it was such a fun night :)


 ciao baby cucina in parkview (pretoria) where i had my birthday dinner with my family. a really great night full of love and laughter.

on my town excursions, i saw this mother and son. i had to photograph them.vina (the mother) works as a seamstress and also does shoe repairs. she has 2 children and this is her youngest.


i started a gratitude journal after the passing of a friend of mine early june. every night before i go to sleep i write down the things that i am grateful for each day. it can be anything from bumping into a friend
i haven't seen in a long time, to seeing a really great sunset or even just getting a good parking
bay when i was in a rush. my friend that passed away kept a gratitude journal and when
i think of her, i see her smile and just her amazing aura of light and joy. starting this journal
is sort of a tribute to her as well as to just acknowledge everything
that i am grateful for. when you actually think about the things that you are grateful for and you
quantify them, you realise just how fortunate you really are - even if things aren't going the
way you would like them to.

thank you for checking out my blog :)

i speak michael jackson

Today I was travelling from the Port Elizabeth airport back to Grahamstown. My shuttle driver Leon was a very Afrikaans man that barely spoke English, and I, a Xhosa and English speaker barely know any Afrikaans aside from the essentials i.e. ek kan nie praat Afrikaans nie (I can’t speak Afrikaans), ek kan nie verstaan Afrikaans nie (I don’t understand Afrikaans), ek is baie honger (I am very hungry), dankie and asseblief (thank you and please) – just enough to get by.

The hour and a half drive seemed like it would be a very long and quiet one because obviously Leon and I couldn’t have a conversation. But as we were pulling out of the airport, Leon said something in Afrikaans and all I picked up was “music” and “Michael Jackson” to which I replied “I love Michael Jackson!” Leon laughed and pulled out his MJ Greatest Hits CD. Leon and I sang along to all our favourite MJ songs word-for-word, with very dramatic gestures here and there. It dawned on me during my very raspy rendition of ‘Dirty Diana’ that true musical legends are able to reach people that they probably couldn’t even have a conversation with. Music is a language, and MJ spoke it well. 

 Leon and I couldn’t speak either of each other’s languages but we both spoke Michael Jackson fluently.

photograph sourced from micheal jackson website

Friday, July 22, 2011

CTFW 2011 favorites

cape town fashion week was on the 13-16 july. i didn't go, but felt like i was there because my best friend and fabulous fashionista inge was there, and i got plenty of updates. these are a few of my favorites. fashion is delicious in south africa!


michelle ludek


abigail betz

david tlale

photos sourced from elle south africa

arts fest street style: dynamite

[hlomi jack]

doesn't she look great? effortless style - perfect for fest

arts fest street style: lucious leopard

[aya ngqondela]

love this look, from head to toe!

my style: purple passion

[purple cordory shirt -faded glory, h&m leggings, bag from accessorize, necklace and bracelet from flee market]

this is what i wore yesterday. got my inspiration from watching vh1's old school countdown, salt n peppa was stylin back in the day!

Friday, July 1, 2011

local designer focus: EDACITY

a really great friend of mine (Sally Ann de Klerk) together with one of her friends (Kelsey Locke) have created an amazing new clothing label called EDACITY. It is a very cool range full of vintage classics with contemporary touches.

their aim is to provide easily-accessible very individual designs to style-seekers looking for original items of the best quality to suite their personal vogue. they create everyday items, items you want to wear on a night out as well as evening gowns.

you can get in contact with the creators of EDACITY,  Kelsey and Sally via their blog edacity blog or by checking out their facebook page to see what else they have to offer and make orders edacity facebook page

here is a sneak peak at some of the designs by EDACITY
photography by: araffa mpumgwe and liandre gibson
styling by: kelsey locke and sally ann de klerk

[Model: Natasha Van der West]

 peach embroided top (size 30) R80, 
grey skirt (size 30) R70, 
tan sling bag R50
[Model: Chivon Olmsted]
 white loose fitting vest (medium) R60, 
sand high waisted skirt (size 34) R110

[Model: Rambi Sechoaro]
 stone stretch vest with ribbon detail (small) R80, 
high waisted coral and cream lace (size 32) R80

[Model: Natasha Van der West]
 dusty pink shorts (size 30) R110, 
sling bag R50,
top stylists own

[Model: Rambi Sechoaro]
 stretch white lines dress (size 32) R150, 
navy sling bag with gold detail R50, 
navy thick belt R60