Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Missshape x Yasmin Furmie

Missshape recently released a third ambassador's collection featuring Yasmin Furmie; she is an ever growing presence in the fashion scene and is known for outfits that always communicate a love for sophisticated-street wear and masculine undertones. Many of the pieces in this collection are a clear nod to the fashion label's latest muse.
Missshape's recent collaborations have been thoroughly enjoyable; not only are they dynamic with a decided-yet-subtle urban edge but they are also enhancing and diversifying the local fashion narrative. These collaborations are more like a 'creative collusion', a working together for the good of South African aesthetic.

Thursday, 9 October 2014


On a random night a few weeks ago while gallivanting the streets of tumblr and avoiding other far more pressing matters (like my books, it's always the books) I stumbled upon the picture you see above. A wonderful shoot by local photographer/filmmaker Adriaan Louw . The shoot is undeniably beautiful but let's talk about the model for a minute (Giannina Antonette), woman's-crush-Friday anyone? Yoh. 

pictures sourced from  we-are-awesome

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Out and About

It feels so good to post again and wipe off the virtual dust that had settled on this blog. I am excited to share the wonderful, beautiful things I've managed to find over the past couple of months. You will notice that many of these posts revolve around African art, culture and African-inspired fashion which is something that I have taken to recently.

As both a sign of maturation (I turned a year older since the last time I blogged by the by *flicks hair* ) and as a growing interest I am starting to find that I am less intrigued by the 'whats-what' of popular (read: Western) fashion houses, music or literature. Instead I have become more invested in discovering and sharing content with a home-grown, African aesthetic. It's all very exciting and new for me.
I'm also going to try my hand at an opinion piece, why? I'm not entirely sure - I'm simply keen to try it and see what the response is. But also maybe because I just like things.

These are a few pictures that were taken while my dear friend (whom you all know very well by now) Dudu came for a visit and we were loitering around town - as dear friends do.
Stellenbosch does this weird thing where it's pleasantly warm one moment and uncomfortably nippy the next so my outfit is slightly eclectic so as to accommodate equally eclectic weather patterns. Ha!