Saturday, 27 August 2011


This is Anne Hathaway brazenly gracing the issue of W Magazine's October 2008 issue - old? Yes. Outdated? Never. I personally never thought I would get to see this Anne, to me she has always seemed like the model of that Old Hollywood look and feel, all class, all charm,all warmth, all breathtaking smile, all Romance, but W Magazine stripped her of that and gave us this: edge, ice, a different kind of Romance, a different kind of beauty, one that's sharper,grittier, more striking, a Romance with teeth - yet equally stunning.
I really like it.

Thursday, 25 August 2011


Ever since my good friend and fellow fashion confederate Charlene told me about Zoe Kravitz being a part of the Woolworths SA RE:  Rock and Roll campaign I've been itching to blog about it - but - academics have a habit of killing your social and cyber life...Alas!Thursday is here, assignments are done and all that is left for me to do is show you the awesome pictures and videos taken from the shoot (taken in Jo'burg, South Africa).
One more thing though, I must commend the honchos at RE: for choosing someone like Zoe Kravitz to re-vamp their brand, she is young,talented, she has mad style and she encompasses that rocker-chic vibe that many of us try to emulate (and sometimes fail). 
I think she is so cool and Woolworths SA is even cooler for getting her involved!

Here is the RE: ad. Very nicely done!But my fav is...
The behind the scenes footage - friggin' awesome!


Sunday, 21 August 2011


This is an excerpt from Charles Warnke's article "You should date an Illiterate girl" - here he talking to the literate girl, i.e. ME. It seems like he is damning me to hell but after I read this I felt proud that I was her, and if you somehow feel like you relate to her as well, I'm here to tell you that there is nothing to be ashamed of.
Happy Monday:)
(and the picture, you ask?uuhhh..well, I just think its pretty)
Don’t date a girl who reads because girls who read are the storytellers. You with the Joyce, you with the Nabokov, you with the Woolf. You there in the library, on the platform of the metro, you in the corner of the cafĂ©, you in the window of your room. You, who make my life so [gawd] damned difficult. The girl who reads has spun out the account of her life and it is bursting with meaning. She insists that her narratives are rich, her supporting cast colorful, and her typeface bold. You, the girl who reads, make me want to be everything that I am not. But I am weak and I will fail you, because you have dreamed, properly, of someone who is better than I am. You will not accept the life that I told of at the beginning of this piece. You will accept nothing less than passion, and perfection, and a life worthy of being storied. So out with you, girl who reads. Take the next southbound train and take your Hemingway with you. I hate you. I really, really, really hate you.
-You Should Date an Illiterate Girl, 19 January 2011
Charles Warnke

Wednesday, 17 August 2011


There's a reason why you hardly ever see pictures of me on this beloved blog of mine - I don't particularly like taking them!Well, no let me rephrase that, I don't mind taking them - I'm just not fond of posting them on virtual public outlets for the whole world to see. But then again, there is always an exception to the rule and this right here is the one, my gorgeous, talented friend Jehan Khonat had asked me to take a couple of photos for her for her Journalism assignment, her beat was fashion and she thought of me :) She edited most of these and added them to her album "Slapdash" which is just full of amazing pictures -- I've got to say, I'm honoured!
And was fun!

Monday, 15 August 2011


I am nineteen- in fact - I'm about three weeks away from twenty, but funnily enough my age (and my maturity) haven't been able to stop my adolescent like obsessions with various members of the fashion and entertainment industry - you would think that by now I would have stopped fantasizing about meeting Marc Jacobs at a local coffee shop, or bumping into Joe Cole at a sneakers store or meeting John Mayer at a concert and, upon eye contact, him falling madly and irrevocably in love with me - I must admit (and quite shamefully) that those kinds of scenarios still amble about my mind from time to time.
For example: Getting a call from Mary-kate and Ashley Olsen, telling me how they would love to have me by their side as co-CEO and partner of The Row.
Yip, I can hear you saying it right now -even in your heads- "My!But this girl can dream!"
Yes honey - I can.
But, I mean, look at these girls -- wouldn't you dream?
They're so cool **sigh**

Wednesday, 10 August 2011


Grace Jones...what can I say about this iconic woman?
Okay lets just start with the basics:
Grace Jones was born in Spanish Town Jamaica, she later moved from her native home to Syracuse, New York at the age of seventeen. Grace then became a successful model a few years later, appearing in shows in New York as well as Paris - at the age of 29 she signed an iconic deal with Island Records and the history.

Other than being one of the greatest artists of all time (all time) and a well known muse of Andy Warhol there is one reason why I'm really really fond of this woman.
She is everything I am not!
I wish I had the courage to do what she did, to dress the way she did, to cut my hair in that heavily androgynous manner with the dangerously sharp edges. To push the edge - more than push the edge - to go over the edge and do it with her kind of attitude - not cowering and hiding for fear that people may not like me anymore or may find me weird - but presenting myself with no amount of anxiety or hesitation. To me Grace said to the world "Here I am, take me and accept me and I shall do the same for you just as freely, or - leave me alone".
That, my dear friends, MUST be commended.

Grace Jones
Andy Warhol

CITED: Contact Music

Sunday, 7 August 2011


ELLE US May 2011.

Its Women's Day in South Africa this week - a day when we (well, most of us) celebrate and remember the thousands of women who fought against Apartheid, more specifically, those women who protested against the Apartheid pass laws on the 9th of August 1956, fifty five years ago. So I thought it would only be fitting if I showcased a number of women who entertain,inspire and motivate me - I will be doing this all week and I hope you guys enjoy it!

First up: Adele.
Born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, this awe inspiring songstress was raised by a single mother in West Norwood, South London and graduated from The BRIT School for Performing Arts in 2006 (the school which also, might I add, gave rise to Amy Winehouse, Jessie J and Leona Lewis). Despite the fact that she has won a number of grammys and her recent album 21  has gone platinum ten times over (What?!) I admire this girl for other reasons as well -- more specifically -- her nonchalant attitude with regards to beauty and weight in the music industry:

Adele for ELLE Quebec Sept. 2011

            "I like eating fine foods and drinking nice wine. Even if I had a really good figure, I don't think I'd get my t**s and a** out for no one...
I don’t make music for eyes, I make music for ears." -(Rolling Stone April 2011)

Adele for ELLE Quebec Sept.2011

A long time ago you actually had to know how to sing to become successful, the looks were just the icing on the shallow-cake, but nowadays, unless you look a certain way, and you weigh a certain amount (which is usually next to nothing) you can only get so far no matter how much talent you have -- Adele gracefully and effortlessly flicks a middle finger to all those notions, she won't let them bother her, and she won't let them bring her down - she's an artist first and foremost.

CITED: Daily Mail
                     Beauty is Diverse

Friday, 5 August 2011


Thank God it's Friday, not only becuase it is the end of the current week but, more importantly, it is almost the beginning of a new one; a fresh start, a time when you can try and do it all over again - only better this time.
As for the mistakes you made this week, forget about them, get over and move on. Don't be the one trying to lap up the spilt milk, it only makes for messy business.
So this weekend I hope you all shake off the bad of the past in style, and when the 'ghosts of mistakes past' tries to tap you on the shoulder - walk away- leaving him only with the memory of the shimmer of your Friday party dress or the charm of your suit as you catwalk-strut into your limelit future.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011


I think I'm beginning to develop a fetish for old school public figures who had mad in point - Miles Davis.

As I'm writing this (or should I say typing? Writing sounds much more Romantic) I'm also bopping my head to one of his songs thats currently playing in my room (trying to draw inspiration from the subject you know?) and I must say Mile's dress sense and his music are very much alike. You see Miles was all about subtlety, in his song "All Blues" it is the intricate, seemingly insignificant little things that ultimately have a profound impact on the song itself, it is all the about the piano humbly repeating the catchy tune in the background, the man in trance obediently tapping on the cymbals, the incessant patter of the rimshot - all conjugate to form a rythmical masterpiece. This skill translated in his sense of dress as well: the secret drop shoulders of his sportcoats, the penny shirt collars paired with one toned skinny ties, the crisp shirts and cravats or neckerchiefs, the fitted double breasted suits and the pants with stitched in leather tabs - all seemingly insignificant, like the patter of a rimshot, but all combined to form the type of style that young, fashion obsessed teenagers (i.e. me) pine after today.
The Double Breasted suit.

 The Stiched in Leather Tab.

 The Neckerchief.

The Drop Shoulder.
The Skinny tie.
The Penny-Shirt collar.