April 25, 2012

She's bright...it's in the jeans!

Although they are a Spring/Summer trend in the northern hemisphere - they're so rockable for Winter!

LOVE this colour combo!

April 22, 2012

Grrrrrr :-)

A couple of weeks ago my friend Chisanga got a pair of animal print leggings (she's working with that kinda Chutzpah!). As it happens, they're just the thing to add to a Winter wardrobe to liven things up. BUT these kittens haven't seen the light of autumn day just yet.

amusing myself 0_0
Today's blog is inspired by her (and the kittens :) It's my bid to get her to bring the...errrrem...beast out.

Quite the statement piece of clothing. They like to do ALL the talking :-)

Love the idea of layering them when it gets cold
She's working those kittens!

April 21, 2012

Imperfectly perfect!

A faint gasp was heard when I saw this house...

Of course, one look at those walls and my moms would give me one of her arms behind her-frowny yet smiley-quizical looks but I DIE!


From the deepest bottom of my heart...

Hey girls and boys!

Just a quick request: if you'd like to comment on the blogs (and pleeeease do comment on the blogs) please post your comments on the actual blog instead of replying on the e-mail. It makes it easier for me to respond, especially to those lovelies who want some information eg stockists etc. My Gmail has taken to dropping the blog comment e-mails in my spam box and I delete those automatically - resulting to some folks giving me the side eye when I meet them (because I didn't respond to a question! :) Whereas if you post on the blog, I get an alert immediately.

I'd rather keep sending the full e-mails instead of a link to the blog. Makes it easier to read on your mobile.

And thanks for reading. Keep sending the links to your own blogs. I love hearing from you and it's the best way to keep in touch!


April 20, 2012

Worth the wait

When Drake's video for his album title track 'Take Care' came out on April 6, I had been patiently waiting for two and a half weeks already (that was the promised release date). And boy was it worth the wait. It's been on repeat since.

I already love the Jamie XX produced track. It's pacey yet deceptively languorous at the same time. That Gil Scott-Heron sample....mhm!

The song burns with want and when the drums finally break and Scott-Heron's voice echoes over the pulsating beat - it's like release. It needed a vid that would do it justice and director Woodkid (Yoann Lemoine) didn't disappoint.
Woodkid with the kids!
It's minimal, morose, monochromatic. Lemoine used a falling charred Drake, bull horns, a bull charging, bluejays taking flight, a shower of arrows and beautiful yak fish to tell the story. The vid starts with jagged snowy mountain landscapes but those eventually turn to charred soil. Very elemental. Very high concept.

The director uses tense sinewy slo-mo shots to create tension. It's slow burning yet they made a point of using cold colouring. There's a sense of beautiful sensual restraint and I love seeing Rihanna still.

Unlike your typical hip hop video, nothing much happens but in the end of the four minutes, I feel exhausted. Like I sat through hours of someone telling me a haunting story. It leaves me with a tugging sense of doubt and regret. A fantastic piece of film making.



Behind the scenes @ Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Joburg!