Month: May 2013

The WKND Social: May Edition

So the first winter edition of the wknd social went down this past Saturday and I must say I was anxious to see how the event would turn out, whether everyone would stick to the monochromatic theme, and what mood I would be in that morning (cause what I wear is mainly determined by what kind of mood I’m on, of course!) and what I would end up throwing together.   Myself and my girls (Noni & Thami) #monochromatic   We showed up to the Ithuba art gallery in Braam to find lovely people working their way into the spot, and we walked in to find the white washed walls clad with the B&W artwork by Sifiso Seleme, which just tied in well with our monochromatic theme for the day…          how we got brunch started…     #snapshot via @THEWKNDSOCIAL instagram     @viearem   The wknd social’s signature Gin & Tonic was obviously at the top of the list of options and Gordon’s helped us kick start our day, as we were swept off by …


So, the last edition of the WKND social, got cancelled due to a bad weather forecast; and sadly winter snatched away what was supposed to be a fabulous send off to those longer days & warm evenings.       We’ve let bygones be bygones and are welcoming winter with a monochromatic themed edition of the social. A fitting theme, as its a big call out this season, I have mixed emotions about this saturday as I have ample inspiration… but I havent a clue what i’ll be wearing *sigh*                     Check back next week to see what I end up throwing together, thats if I dont see you there of course!

Cable Knitwear

With days getting shorter and the temperature dropping, I’m sure we’ve all started to unpacking our winter faves and keeping an eye out when shopping for those winter must haves for the season, you know I am, and more responsibly so (as I said in my Fashion Resolutions post).   Cable knits and their cousins are a staple of the winter months. Knitwear has surfaced in a big way this season and I am not those slumpy bleak jerseys that your grandma wears (although we heart most things vintage)… I’m talking about the chunky knit jumpers, the statement cardigans and the high neck boyfriend jumper (note: no actual boyfriend is required to pull off this style) that you need to be rocking this  winter.

London Girl!

Was in London last week on a buying trip and while traipsing down Oxford street I got to see the stunning hoola bag in person [with a nothing but a glass store window keeping us separated]… …as I stood and marvelled at this lovely bag with its odd shape, in walked Kourtney Kardashian with her son Mason in hand and her mother Kris. I’m not much of a Kardashian fan, but I must say I like Kourtney and her sense of style, which brings me to her fabulous pair of over-sized Lennon style sunnies… I was drooling over them, when I was interrupted by Kris grabbing the hoola bag from the display window and well my heart sank as I snapped a pic and moved right along!   Went on to try check out the infamous Portobello Market, but unfortunately it wasn’t on, and I had to settle for checking out the cute little vintage stores and quaint little coffee spots that lined the street. Didnt take many pics, but I must say my love for this city runs …