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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

We Love to Vintage


So I found this picture when I had the complete fortune of getting a hold of the internet (what was once an every necessity is now a pined after privilege), I found it on missmilli's blog (if you want to find cool – go there) and I completely fell in love with the picture, it reminds me of the state I'm in when I  listen to Florence and the Machine (don't tell me you don't zone into some other state when you listen to that band) – old 'souled', antiquated yet vivacious, vintage and timeless. Okay let me not bore you with my flowery language.
I’m in Johannesburg (again), my sister is getting her ankle checked out and so I decided to tag along – hoping to meet up with a friend and...look at pretty clothes and pretty people.
I realise that, conventionally, the word 'vintage' is not a verb but an adjective - I thought it would be a cool (clearly unconventional) title (:
Hope you're all doing well.
xx

Friday, 16 December 2011

Carey Mulligan for W Magazine

Five to six years ago, when Carey played one of the younger, more irritating Bennet sister's in my ULTIMATE favourite movie  Pride and Prejudice (2005), I hardly payed her any attention at all.
Now however, W Magazine shows the world what she's become: a force, a style icon, a beaut.
This has to be one of my favourite covers - ever.


In other news: I got my results today and this girl, is going to third year!Can I get a cyber woop woop?!
You can't even begin to imagine how happy and RELIEVED I am.
Now my holidays can truely begin - tomorrow - I go to a very high class wedding.
Cheers to the freakin weekend!

Go check out all the pics here: http://yeeeah.com

Sunday, 11 December 2011

The Day We Died.

Herieth Paul for Dress to Kill Magazine (Winter 2011).










There's actually not much to say really, nothing at all.

Jason Wu Pre Fall 2012


I'm loving this piece from Jason Wu's recent pre-fall collection, it's dark, regal, mature and yet super fresh and feminine.
The world won't help but to take you seriously in this ensemble.

Check out more of Jason's pieces Here

The 411

I'm not dead, I'm not missing - things have just been particularly hectic.
I'm back in Lesotho (yay!) which means my lovely limitless internet connection gleaned from my varsity tuition is officially unavailable (boo!), thus, posts may seem random and sporadic for the next few weeks - but not to worry!Nothing a Vodafone modem can't fix (:
The other thing is my dear sister got herself a DOUBLE fracture on her ankle last week so I've actually just been chilling at the Morningside Medi-Clinic in Joburg for the past five days...hectic.
I hope everyone is doing well, it's almost Christmas and despite my sister's sad injury I am still pretty excited - I plan on buying red party hats for everyone, including my dad - I've officially stolen my mother's camera so hopefully I can start posting more pictures of my life and 10 week holiday in Maseru, Lesotho.

Love, Light and Blessings!
Sabu

Monday, 28 November 2011

Freedom!

Exams are over!I can't believe it, really. Words cannot describe how happy I am, I think a vintage Madonna song and music video will suffice here (: (: (:


The dance moves they're pulling in this video I would pull too (if I had the flexibility and energy).
But its such a jam!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Watch the Throne.


Dakota and Elle Fanning for Vogue US (August 2011). I know Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are the baddest sisters in the fashion game right now, but I feel like these two are closely eyeing that chair of royalty, waiting for the perfect time to strike.
It's just a thought though.

One exam left. Then I hit the pub.

Peeped At: http://dustjacketattic.blogspot.com

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Awe-Struck.

I'm almost done with exams, and they are just not ending -- I don't think you understand ,they Do Not Want To End. Two exams and it seems like its taking two light-years for them to pass.
So when I'm in the throngs of academic Armageddon, pictures like this get me a little emotional. The word 'beautiful' is an offensive understatement, I'm not sure where this dress is from but I'll find out and you better believe that this dress (and the grace of God himself) will be the only thing keeping me motivated.
Until next time - gotta get back to the books (gag).

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Word.


Laughing really is a cure to a corpus of sins and sorrows, I like to think of myself as a deep and slightly philosophical person - hence - laughter doesn't come as often as it should [though I feel many of my close friend would beg to differ]. My goal this week? Laugh as much I can, make others laugh, laugh at myself - just laugh!
Join me please? (:

Saturday, 19 November 2011

I still want them.

Its been a while since they hit the streets, but I pine after them.
And not just some cheap rendition - the real thing.
<sigh>

Friday, 18 November 2011

2 BOP


A few months ago I went to lunch with a friend of mine (S/O to Phekz!lol), he had on this very nice sweatshirt, it was grey, with a "2 bop" coin graphic in the front, it was different, it was urban, it was cool ...I liked it but - like a fool - I let it slide and didn't give the shirt any attention, all I thought was "he's from Cape Town, he's probably surrounded by cool stuff like that all the time".

  Little did I know that this sweatshirt belonged to one of the hippest South African labels around, ladies and gentlemen... 2 -freakin - bop!
With hella creative graphics and logos inspired by home-town corner shop arcade games "2bop" (which is an Afrikaans term for twenty cents, the amount you'd put into an arcade game back in the day) has actually just blown my freakin' mind away, its not just the amazing clothes though - its the sheer creativity! The thing is right...clothes are supposed to tell a story, they're supposed to prompt a dialogue between the item and the potential buyer and when it comes to this label - it speaks volumes to me. That, and I love whoever is behind the current lookbooks and campaigns because they are also properly African, and they represent a generation of South Africans and Africans who have a fetish for skinny jeans, gold emblazoned 90's inspired accessories, flat caps, high tops and urban gear endemic to their hoods and arcade games ... and boy, do I like that.




Here are some of my favourite items:





Now you know what I want for Christmas (:


Peeped At: 2BOP Site (Go check it out now)

I'm not over them.


Maybe when they stop looking so drop dead gorgeous - maybe then I'll get over them.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Friday, 11 November 2011

The Reincarnation of Cool

If you don't know Nick Wooster. You're not living.


Photoshoot with Style Icon NICK WOOSTER from Matt Barnes on Vimeo.

Peeped at: http://fashionspam.blogspot.com

Zara in Southern Africa


Can I get a whoop whooop?! If you're not the ghetto "wooping" kind then I think a round of applause would suffice - ladies and gentlemen, South Africa has itself its very first Zara store!
Now I know today is 11/11/11 (and it's a Friday) and, apparently, it's a day of miracles but this week's Zara opening was a little bit of miracle in itself wasn't it? Let me elaborate.

I believe that the opening of this amazing, trendy, innovative and (lest we forget) affordable store attests to the fact that South Africa (and the greater Southern African region) is on the precipice of a huge foreign fashion investment take over, Zara is the brave guinea pig and I predict it will find huge success, and with success comes more investors and with more investors comes more stores for you and I. Do I hear the pitter-patter of Topshop and H&M footsteps headed this way?? I think so!

Some may think I'm being overly optimistic here, sue me, I'm happy the world is beginning to recognise us for things other than our shoddy politics and high mortality rates - and besides - it's 11/11/11, ridiculous amounts of happiness are warranted today :)

I was unable to go the grand opening that went down in Sandton, Johannesburg this week (Grahamstown?Sandton Joburg?exactly) but luckily my favourite local  bloggers Miss Milli and Tee Tee popped in and took a look around.









Are you excited? I'm excited.

Peeped at: missmillb.blogspot.com and teeteeiswithme.com

Monday, 7 November 2011

Jourdan Dunn for iD


Jourdan Dunn for iD Magazine's winter issue. Is it just me or is there a vintage late seventies/early eighties feel to this cover? Either way, a-flippin-mazing.

Peeped At: Beauty Is Diverse

Sunday, 6 November 2011

How do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways...

I love heels, now, let me clear something up here; I am five foot ten (which is about 1.79m) so - technically - some may say I don't really need heels, some may say flats, pumps and kitten heels will do me just fine, some may even go as far as to say that 5 inches will do nothing but make me look like a hulking giant. To the people who ascribe to these kinds of beliefs, my short reply is, technically...you're all speaking a load of hogwash.

Just because I may tower over people on a regular basis doesn't mean that I am absolved from the pleasures of heel wearing.


For example, the ASOS Tridant Leather and Wood Platform Shoe boot, 5.9 inches, block heel, platformed - a gift from God Himself.



Would I, on the grounds of height and an apparent obligation to flats, stop myself from indulging in this nearly six inched material pleasure? I think not.

Happy Sunday all (:
xx

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Nick Holder x Zaki Ibrahim

I don't know if it was the song that first caught my attention, or if it was the beautiful way in which the video was put together. The genius of this video lies in the beauty of Zaki's outfit (a bow-tie, what a move!), the acrid charm of the township, and the edge of the black and white pictures --- both the song and video are "growing into my heart".

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Lessons



Haberdashgirl's list of 'Good' and 'Not Good': 


Dapper? Good
Narcissism? Not Good
Kind heartedness? Good
Solipsism? Not Good.
Humility? Good.
Egocentricity? Not Good
Kindness? Good
Mean-Spiritedness? Not Good


Clothes are a lot of things to me, but a flawless fashion sense can never hide a cankered soul. 


Being good never hurt anyone - lets all try be stylish yet decent people. You dig? 

Monday, 31 October 2011

Ode to a Liner


So...I lost my Rimmel Liquid Liner last month --insert long, drawn out and dramatic sigh-- to some of you it may not seem like a big deal but, to the struggling student who lives way beyond her means, its a big deal.
I was in the midst of perfecting the "cat eye", instead of doing it and re-doing it until resembling a junkie or raccoon, I had finally aced the complex make-up style with one, effortless (and symmetrical)  "swish". 
Ah...gone are the days, I'm not sure when I'm going to buy another one but by the time I get it I will most definitely be out of practice.
I guess its back to 'raccoon vibes' for me.

PEEPED AT: Little Plastic Horses

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Girl Got Cash

Firstly, I would like to thank the genius styling of Mariah Jelena and creative gung-ho of 1883 magazine.
Down below, model Tina Johnson...got cash - and its beautiful. 





PEEPED AT: fashionising.com

Happy Weekend everyone!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Truth

Hard Times.


I have been gone for a while I know, don't worry though - I  am neither dead nor missing, I am simply trying to catch up with work. I would love nothing more than to talk to you all but I'm going through some HARD TIMES...I predict this nihilism will come to an end on Friday (woooop!) and then its just me and you (:
Cheerio then - we'll meet again on the (God given) weekend!
Love!
ps. would you wear that jersey???I would definitely wear that jersey, give me a black/grey pair of distressed skinnies, leggings, jeggings or stockings with some grunge-tastic pair of combats - and you're good to go!