Thursday, 29 November 2012

In Lesotho

Hello Everyone :)

Sorry I have been so quiet lately, I am officially on holiday and back in Lesotho which usually means very few blog posts. I will try and post as often as I can but for now hope you are all well and looking forward to the fast approaching Christmas holidays!


ps I am FINALLY starting to cook (to the relief of my mother) - it's fun so far, the problem however is that I eat everything I make, and leave nothing for anyone else....hmmm....

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Midweek Jam x Don't Wake Me Up

It's always lovely finding new music and I have been thoroughly enjoying a recent find by the name of Lianne La Havas. Today's Midweek Jam is the opening track of her album "Is Your Love Big Enough?" I have had it on repeat for about a full day now and I will be sure to give the other tracks a chance, eventually. 

Monday, 19 November 2012

Michelle's House

Remember that time when I went on and on about Michelle Oberholzer, the master-mind behind Cinder & Skylark ? Do you remember how I could not stop talking about how cool her blog (and therefore, she) is? Well I found pictures of her old apartment and it's safe to say that all my loaded statements about Michelle were sub-freaking-stantial.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Thithi Nteta

One of my favourite local bloggers. She's actually just working this whole outfit, from her warm-coloured braids to her pointed toe heels. Working. 

Gallery Girls

Thursday, 8 November 2012


I always appreciate a man who puts in some amount effort, scratch that. I always a appreciate a man who puts in some amount of effort - and succeeds. 

Pictures courtesy of the amazing Tommy Ton for GQ Magazine

Monday, 5 November 2012

Good Friday

Sometimes it's good to just go out; out side of your own surroundings, out side of any place familiar or any place that's so familiar it's become mundane. That is what I did on Friday, I took a walk with my friends Dudu and Sitha (on the right in the photo above) and we went downtown, we visited the local thrift shops and hospices and took pictures - of ourselves mostly (haha). It was a lovely day, that ended with a glass of red wine and a Kendrick Lamar album.

Picture taken by: @Dudz_Luthuli

Words | Knowing Who You Are

“Knowing who you are is the greatest wisdom a human being can possess. Know your goals, what you love, your morals, your needs, your standards, what you will not tolerate and what you are willing to die for. It defines who you are. I have learned not to obsess over being number one all the time. Sometimes not being number one gives you the incentive and the courage to fight harder; it is motivating. Have patience. Have grace. Be secure enough in yourself to base success on personal growth.Take at least twenty minutes every day to be still and quiet. Time to sit in complete silence. Think. Reflect. Dissect your thoughts and feelings. Relive any mistakes from the day before. Decide how to be smarter and tougher, how to be more committed and considerate of others and more sensitive and aware of your surroundings. Choose something you learned that will make you a better person.Choose to be happy and positive. Live like the blessed human you are.Define you.Knowing who you are allows you to create your own beautiful legacy.”

(Beyonce Knowles'contribution in Katie Couric's book The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives)

These are not wise words from Frederick Nietzsche or any other famous philosopher, but they are wise nonetheless. I love them. 

Thursday, 1 November 2012

The Fitting (and the hat)

Just because your the creative director of the one of the biggest fashion houses in the world, doesn't mean your going to stop taking photographs. 
Here Hedi Slimane (creative director of Saint Laurent Paris and well known photographer) takes photos of the fitting before Saint Laurent's Spring 2013 debut. 
The clothes and the photos are amazing. 
And these pictures don't exactly abate my current need (emphasis on the 'need') for a wide brim felt hat - this is the showcasing of wide brim felts at their best, I say. 

Monday, 29 October 2012

The Cool

Giant Lion jewelry, organic, luxurious, seriously cool. 

Monday Jam x Rose Rouge

For the first time in a long while I had a really good, really relaxing weekend. So relaxing in fact that it's made me too lazy to do anything but I have to remind myself that finals (finals!!) are coming up soon and there is little time to waste. I decided to make St Germain's 'Rose Rouge' the Monday Jam because after all these years it's still one of my favourite songs; it's relaxed but its not overly relaxed -  a perfect song to ease one into the chaos of the week, if you're feeling as lazy as I am. 

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

WKND Special

Johannesburg, there is something I don't like about you. I don't know if it's your concrete buildings, your propensity for materialism or your intimidatingly fast-paced lifestyle but my thoughts of you are often unaccompanied by fondness. But then Johannesburg, you do this - you create The WKND Social and combine three of my favourtie things; food, music and box braids. It is these kinds of things that make me re-consider where you and I stand; that make me think that perhaps there's more to you than Sandton and Soweto and that maybe there is a chance that you and I could vibe. I apologise for my unfair pseudo-notions, truth is,  I'm slowly beginning to realise that you're way cooler than I'd always thought. Way cooler.

The WKND Social: 

Monday, 22 October 2012

Helen Folasade Adu

This past weekend named Sade their beauty icon of the month; I'm so glad and I think it's about time. When I was younger (about 10 or 11) my older brother and sister would always listen to her songs and my narrow, childish mind couldn't see the appeal of Sade's deep, sultry vocals - they just made me sad. But now (thank God) I'm all grown up (ish) and I can finally appreciate the rasp in her voice, the depth in her songs, and her influence on fashion and music world wide. 
If you ever put on a bold red lip, have a sleek 'push back' with a long braid and gold hoops you are channeling Sade, whether you know it or not.