Month: May 2015

C.R.E.A.M.

The cold has made summer a very distant memory, but I’m sure you all remember how high slits were all the rage under that scorching summer sun, and the season saw us showing bits of skin as we went about our summertime shenanigans, moving freely [without layers and layers of clothes slowing or restricting our movements lol] in the heat. Well, like any good trend that captures our hearts, it’s only normal to bring that awesomeness into the next season, and I was happy to find this little number after doing my weekly cardio ..store visits. As I’m sure I’ve previously mentioned, I love me a cute jersey, jumper, pullover, sweater, whatever it is you call it, that thing, it all shapes, lengths, and colours it what I love to live in when the chill drifts into town, and I love how one can dress them up to suit any look or occasion, and even different levels of cold. Ok, I’m sure you get my drift, it’s a versatile, easy to wear item I feel every young …

Black & Blue

How this surge of winters chill has me feeling… all bruised up from the cold & rain. The colder it gets, the lazier I become, the more creative head-wraps you see me in and at some point I just give in completely and go for a new hairdo, or what naturals refer to as the wintertime protective style. I finally figured out how to do one of these oversized head-wraps, lol and I must add how I was quite happily surprised to discover that it doesn’t take me growing my hair as huge as Cipriana Quann and TK Wonder to get the look. With longline coats being all the rage, I’m enjoying playing different lengths against each other as I pile on the layers. And the tassles in the boots I shared with you guys HERE at a bit of my favourite trend for this winter to this look. All images courtesy of Tegan Smith, see more of her work HERE.

The Big Apple – NYC

This post is very delayed, I know, you’re probably looking at my instapics like “this chick though..” shaking your head and all lol. Well things have been awfully busy, cause this was a work trip and not for fun like the last so that and rest are my main priorities, I hope you understand. Quick recap, I first visited the city that never sleeps the winter before last, it was freezing cold with temperatures dipping as low as -9° and I swear I almost lost my hands, even with two pairs of gloves on… lol ok ok maybe I’m exaggerating, but I honestly had never felt such cold weather before and I regretted wishing for the chance to experience a snowy winter; I guess its true what they say, “be careful what you wish for”. Seeing the sights was more difficult and I just found the city to be unwelcoming, with its unfriendly people, which looking back now I feel may have just been a result of the crappy weather, stone cold grey scenery, which …

Conte Magazine

Join the launch of a new creative portfolio magazine for young creatives by young creatives! May 7 2015 will see the launch of Conte Magazine, a brand new publication developed by two young Johannesburg creatives as a platform to showcase and profile the work of other young creatives across various sectors. From the written word to art and architecture to music, the objectives of the quarterly print publication is to create further awareness and appreciation for young South African creative talent and to encourage creative collaboration. The launch will take place at JoziHub at 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark on the 7th of May 2015 at 19h00.  The first issue of this quarterly magazine, will have a print run of 5000 copies which will be distributed predominantly to design students at a number of universities and colleges. It will also be available online. Each magazine will be accompanied with an exhibition event featuring the 22 young and talented creatives featured in the Magazine, which will undoubtedly grow to become a phenomenal platform. The debut launch event …

A day in the life.. #fashiondesigner

I have been spending some time with Cari Stephenson, the creative force behind South African fashion label Tart and following her successful showing at MBFWJ, things have been quite a whirlwind for this designer, but I managed to get her to answer a few questions to give some of you aspiring fashion designers a bit of perspective. Q: What did you study to become a Fashion Designer? I studied photography immediately after school, and later did a diploma in business management, much later a short course in pattern making. Q: Was this what you always imagined or wanted to do? If not, what did you think you would be doing? I got my first sewing machine at the age of 8, so I guess it was always in me, but having no drawing ability and no art background I didn’t think it was an avenue open to me. I worked as a croupier for many years and this allowed me to travel extensively. Tired of the lifestyle I found myself in various unsatisfying retail positions. …