As I was browsing through the deliciously provocative skattiewhatareyouwearing blog the other day I came across these two amazing shots of Asanda Sizani. Can I just say that I can spot this girl's high cheek bones and impeccable style from a mile a way? She is fast becoming one of my favourite people in the African fashion industry and I mean these two pictures gives one an idea as to why she's on my cool-o-meter. But is it not enough that she has one of the best jobs in the world (Fashion Editor at Elle Magazine SA ) and landed herself a cameo in Solange's Losing You video last year? No, to top it off she has an amazing sense of dress that make the rest of us fashion-commoners feel a little white-washed, a little lacking.
No worries though, I see this high waisted frock-of-amazingness and I'm setting an appointment with my Chinese seamstress asap because, well - 'me I also want'.
"Winter, come now" is the phrase that comes to mind when I see bomber jackets this cool on the net (my current obsession oystermag to be more specific). There's a certain amount of swagg that can only be evoked once the temperature drops and the leaves start to fall, I believe these jackets and such like are a central factor to that swagg (and yes I just used "swagg" twice in one sentence).
Oyster Mag is an online magazine that I am currently obsessed with. It possesses everything I am interested in namely, fashion, beauty, television and music and it showcases these in a youthful, edgy and comfortably cool way.
One of their recent editorials is the one above which features various items from Nasty Gal clothing in a 'sport-luxe-meets-girl-don't-care' inspired shoot.
I never thought I would ever get into sportswear but I see the beauty in it now, and there are a pair of New Balance sneaker's in a nearby Grahamstown store that are slowly etching out a place in my heart and will soon etch out a hole in my bank account: and I'm fine with that.