Sunday, 31 July 2011

Doreen Southwood's Summer

Stellies alumni and Cape Town 'Mememe' owner Doreen Southwood recently gave the fashion world a sneek peek of what she's got planned this summer, I saw these pictures from one of my favourite South African bloggers Miss Millib over the weekend and I thought "Reblog!". These pieces are uber feminine yet timeless - I personally have my eyes set on the dress above, its amazing! ( I could wear it everyday...really).

Cited: missmillib , design indaba , and shadders.

I wouldn't mind those shoes either.

Friday, 29 July 2011


Many may know this fantastic woman as one of the world's leading human and social rights advocates and as one of the executives of the Amnesty International Leadership Council (US); although these titles are inarguably important and extremely inspiring, it is her past titles that I am most interested in this Friday - today I'm not going to be talking about Bianca Perez Morena de Macias the global ambassador of goodwill, today I'm going to talk about Bianca Jagger, fashion icon, trail blazer, Studio 54 regular and former wife of Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger.
Cue curtains and spot-light...

As I was reading about her on the internet recently one site described her as a "former fashion icon" - I thought that was a load of rubbish, I mean, you can't stop being a fashion icon, once you are a fashion icon you always will be ,especially Bianca Jagger, It doesnt matter that she is old now and may not wear things that people my age would run to the shops for but -- I will always remember her as a fashion idol, an artist, the woman who walked around in lovely white trouser suits, aviators and wooden canes (you heard right, wooden canes!), does it matter that she was married to Mick Jagger?Well maybe.But I believe Mick was damn lucky to find someone like her.
Let me elaborate.

If I was Mick I would have changed my name to Mick Perez Morena de Macias - just out of respect.

sources: wikipedia

Check out more about Bianca Jagger from the latest ELLE South Africa Magazine.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

So the next time you stare at those R12000 Jimmy Choos or that Hermes bag you would possibly rob a bank for - remember - its about your own creative style, not about the big fashion brands.
Don't let the price tag get you down.

Sunday, 24 July 2011


Its not about where you are or what has happened to you, its about the choices you make and the way in which you choose to react to those things...attitude my friends, it is not (as many believe) the timid sister of arrogance, but it is in fact,a way of taking control of your emotions - attitude is looking at your emo self in the mirror and saying "No, I wont be sad, I wont be mad, I'll just do what I have to do and I will do it with a smile on my face".
Thats my number one priority this semester - its all about the attitude I am going to bring to the table.
Wish me luck, better yet, join me.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


Firstly I really must apologise for my absence,you see, I am on holiday now so that means I have gone home and my home is a little country found at the very tip of Southern Africa i.e. Lesotho (google if you dont know it and if you're from there - holler homeslice!) now I have a number of modems at home and all of them are broken (damn!) so that means I have to go downtown just to update a facebook status, thus, my blogging has been killed by my lack of technological gadgets or, rather, their failure to function - oh well - such is life.
Onto more exciting things, power-pictures made by artistic powerhouses, see more below...

I dont own a camera (that is if you dont count my shady Acer webcam). Its a real shame, and I'm slightly cringing as I write this because I believe the one thing a serious blogger should have is a standard camera - please dont judge me.
I do, however, appreciate those who have one and, better yet, have the power to acquire from the lense a powerful picture.
Nakeya B. for example:

Because I consider myself as somewhat of a serious blogger (one without a camera, that is) I managed to get a hold of Nakeya and ask her a few questions, this is what she had to say:

What inspired you to get into photography?
In my senior year I took a photography class as an easy elective. It just stuck with me after that. Upon graduation my mom bought my a little Pentax point and shoot that I'd take with me everywhere. I did a lot of traveling that summer and would post all of the pictures on my flickr and myspace page. People took a liking to it and as a photographer I started to grow over the years. I also went to school and studied photography. It's something I love that just never went away.
In one sentence how would you describe your photos/your work?
My work is a combination of documentary and fashion photography. It's an ever changing process, I am always looking for ways to make my last picture more interesting and more meaningful than the last. 

It just goes to show that you never really know where your life is headed, one moment you're in your senior class taking a random photography class, next moment you're a burgeoning force to be reckoned with.
All I have to say? Thank God for that.

For more genius go to: thatgoodgoodblog or Nakeya's site