Thursday, September 13, 2012

springin' with: french connection

it's spring yo! and just thought i'd give you a bit of a fashion connection for this season... the french connection (ha! you see what i did there?). some of favorites from the UK-based fashioners. i'm excited by the prints. the bold. the effortlessness of this collection. and importantly, the fact that it"s finally spring!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

blog lovin: my better half

i came across an amazing blog by graphic designer amanda jane jones while blog surfing. the my better half series on her blog features couples who share their love stories. if this doesn't make you want to fall in love or love up your person, i don't know what will :)

bryan and mae

check our amanda's blog for more couples featured on her series.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

traditional statement

statement necklaces have been all the rage this year, why not make a statement with traditional beading?! i got this necklace at a flea market for next to nothing. what do you think?

 (traditional necklace - flea market, powder blue blazer - my mom's closet, white shirt - mr.price)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

call me maybe :)

i'm a lover of the manrepeller and when i saw this on her blog, is had to share it! its hilaaarious!
also if you need a laugh, check out President Obama singing 'Call me Maybe'. Who'd be keen to make a music video with me?! haha. i laugh but i'm actually being serious!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

nothin small about her

this here is joan smalls, a gorgeous model (and the new muse of michael kors!) i've been crushing on for a while now. i know it's almost winter here, but i couldn't resist sharing these photos of her! i'm a proud member of #TeamShowLeg all year 'round. ALSO, that hair is awesome - i'm considering going BIG this winter with my hair...
what do you think?
i would love to own this suit!
the amazingness of this photo!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

scarlet love

yesterday was such an amazing day weather-wise in grahamstown. the perfect day to wear this dress i stole from my mom's closet! i wore flats on campus *insert sad face* i actually can't wait till the day i get to wear heels everyday! that day will be ah-mah-zing (my current obsession is 'happy endings', i have a girl crush on penny). my dear friend marge took these pictures of me.

(dress- my mom's closet, crop top - diy, shoes - legit)

happy tuesday!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

blue fringe

these are my new party shoes. i'm in-lovezells with them. they're pretty and elegant in the front, but at the back - it's a party. these babies are esdra and are super comfy. also - i graduated this past weekend (yay!). i'll be sharing some of the pictures with you as soon as i'm done editing. 
have a blue-tiful day! 

Friday, April 13, 2012

are fashion blogs making us all the same?

i am a lover of fashion. i tend to think of it as art in motion. even with that, i'm not a slave to fashion but love seeing how trends evolve. a year or so ago i discovered fashion blogs when i had this crazy idea of starting an online magazine. there are many amazing fashion bloggers out there, but one thing i noticed is that most of the style being focused is  the same.

it got me thinking, what specific trend or style defines this era? the era of liberation and free information. the sixties gave us tailoring and made us appreciate a good suit, the seventies introduced us to bell bottoms, all things high waisted and spandex and the eighties encouraged us be rebellious by mixing and matching bright colors with a hip hop inspiration and embracing a punk rock influence. 

this era, i feel that we have gone back to our roots, embracing and loving all things vintage. we've gone demure, yet bold. romantic, yet fierce. never has the world been so open to the idea of people going over the top (ala the late alexander mcqueen) so go over YOUR top. i feel like this is a time where its perfectly acceptable to completely express yourself. we're all desperate to be individuals, to be different - that we're all ending up "different" but the same different. maybe this one of the things that comes with the era we're in? i believe - and my belief is nothing new, its been preached many times before - that we should draw inspiration from the images we see, but tweak them to remain distinctly individualistic. and individualism is a by-product of introspection.

columnist zahrah mohammed said "creativity and freedom of expression through ones medium of clothes can help mould a person. it enhances their personality and assures them that they are who they WANT to be". i couldn't agree more. no one man should be told what to wear or be a slave to trends. individualism has never been hotter than it is now. we're not on an assembly line, don't allow yourself to be squashed into a box. whether it be through your clothes, your thoughts and opinions and interests.

through this blog, i've always tried to ensure that all the amazing individuals i see are captured, shared with the world and appreciated. even if and especially if they are different from me or what i'm used to. i won't ever quit.

have a lovely day!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

photo diary: khuli chana in p.e

this past sunday, my girlfriends and i went to the first 'chase sundays' party in port illy and khuli chana was in the buuuuuuilding! such an amazing day, i'm still replaying it over in my head. khuli looked dapper in his bottle green jeans and denim shirt. i wore a loose white shirt from mr price, checkered blue and white high waisted pants from my mom, platforms from rage and a brown vintage oversized clutch bag. for some reason, i didn't take a single full length picture. rookie mistake.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

shoes...friend or foe?

tabitha simmons' bathtub full of shoes

i am a lover of shoes. i know no discrimination when it comes to shoes - monochrome or colorful, flat or sky high, new or old, pricey or bargain, it's all the same to me. when i was 12, the summers in stillwater were ridiculous! i'm talking frying-your-eggs-on-the-sidewalk-hot or boiling-tea-in-a-jar-hot! my mom and i would go shopping for essentials and i would purposefully leave my shoes in the car, run and skip all the way to the mall burning my feet JUST so Mama Mash would feel sorry for me when we had to walk back to the car and get me a new pair of shoes! this only worked twice, but you can understand just how far i was willing to go only at age 12, for a new pair of shoes.

 i can't remember when my love-affair with pretty soles began but ever since i've been of sound mind, i've been told that my love-affair is a destructive one...that "i will go broke and live in my shoes" (though that isn't completely impossible...there was once an old lady who lived in a shoe, right?) and i have had to calm down. i now have a new policy; if i get a new pair of shoes, i choose to give one away/buy one for someone that needs a pair. 

but the reason i'm writing this is not to go on and on and on about my love for shoes and how i don't want to end up like carrie bradshaw (i.e. asking my best friend to pawn her engagement ring so that i can pay off my debt - that is just cruel) but to sort of explain what goes on in my head (heart & feet) when i get a new pair of shoes. you see, my logic is simple. everyday, we get up and go on with life, taking on all of life's champagne bubbles and sometimes flat, hot beer - all with our feet supporting us every step of the way (hehe). our shoulders don't carry the weight of the world, our feet do. and what better way to say thank you to our pillars of strength than with a  (sometimes) comfy, beautiful pair of shoes?

of course the thank you gift to our pretty walkers needs to be within reason. one should never consider selling a body part to buy a pair of shoes. i can't imagine loving a pair of shoes that cost me a kidney, or happiness or anything else of value. but i do think that feet (and so many people cringe when they think of them) deserve a little love. and nobody should ever go without a pair of shoes.

love to you!

Monday, March 5, 2012

silk savvy

mama mash (my mom) on the right with her friend.
yes, her ivory pants are silk.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

berry bold

(shirt - my mom's closet, jeans - edgars, black wedges - legit 'the minnie series')

the weather yesterday was a little gray (aka non stop rain) and i kind of went with the color of the day - but of course i had to have a berry lip to brighten me up a little. i've been so swamped with work since the start of this semester that i literally have to schedule loving my lovers. "ill have to check my schedule" has become my motto lately - and it's not entirely as fabulous as it seems in the movies. because of this, i really haven't had time to take any street style pictures. even with that, i can't abandon my blog, it really is my dose of candy (sweet fun) and champagne (energy). so i've decided to switch things up a little by having my style diaries. i'll take a picture of what i'm wearing on campus some mornings (well, everything except the heels) and share those with you until things slow down and i can share some of the best in rhodes fashion - which is beyond awesome.
do expect a few changes in the posts coming up, i will still keep is sweet and fun!

have a lovely day :)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

floral ambition

my mom in the 80's

my ultimate style icon.
most of my favorite items of clothing i love i've inherited from my mom. that skirt and top are now my babies, but the shoes got lost through the sorry the image is a little blurry, i scanned the original (which was blurry) but posted it because the clothes are clear. i'll share pictures of mama mash every once in a while, and hopefully some of them will inspire some of your outfits.

light & loveness to you :)

Friday, February 3, 2012

my style - why blend in?

(yellow jumpsuit - my mom's closet, white top - atmosphere, print clutch from market in mozambique, bracelet - sass diva, bow ring - legit, pearl thin ring - mr price, rage shoes)

wearing this jumpsuit puts me in such a good mood. also another item from my mom's closet. if you'd like to see some of my mom's fashionista pictures from back in the day, please tell her so (help me convince her) by going to this post, and leaving a comment.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

rhodes 4th year fine art exhibition (part2)

these are some of the pictures i took at the fine art exhibition last year. i chose not to post them all out of respect to the artists, you can see more by clicking on the links below. enjoy!

suvania naidoo

suvania's exhibition of work was called ZA/in. it is about her identity as a south african indian female living in a westernised, post-colonial time and explores the duality of being both indian and south african at the same time. all of her peices are made by suvania. just amazing.


denys dixie

denys exhibition was inspired by carl jung's dream theory and the idea of the subconcious mind. in these panels, the characters are replicated selves, performing inexplicable activities in an unadored space. the lack of narrative sequence is deliberate as the figures appear to be in a moment of dream-like lucidity. each of these panels is handpainted by denys and they were metres long! the detail is unbelievable, to the extent that  you could see every hair on her arm, eyebrows and eyelashes. undescribable.


minke wasserman
this was probably one of the coolest exhibition i saw. the location was perfect, a round concrete room in the depths of the monument. there is definately a sense of discomfort because of all the conflicting beliefs, thoughts or emotions. i just thought this was spectacular.