Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Nail project

Above flabbergast, dwells a desire to, too, achieve this. “I’m on it!”

Via helloimanke.tumblr

i-D dream big covers

I love how the magazine consistently adopts relatable and charming concepts to complement their signature wink. Via FGR

Dolce tropic

D & G @Milan Fashion Week

Happy be

My mother’s first name is Happy, well legally Happy is behind another chronological leader… she prefers Happy. Naturally. Happy Happy, my heart.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Webcam giddy

Mutant pixie dust

V beautiful

“We delight in the beauty of a butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty”_ Maya Angelou. It’s true. Beauty has been reduced to a sadly vague connotation (“In this world, when a girl’s called ‘beautiful’ sometimes my reaction to this is: in what terms? In fashion terms? Beauty pageant terms? Real people terms? I wish I could just say ‘she’s beautiful’, and leave it at that,” V Magazine creative director Stephen Gan). This picture helped remind me of a broader impression of both beauty and worth by revealing a degree of boldness, assertiveness, confidence…. Necessary to grab hold of the kind of self-esteem media implicitly tries to hide from women. That beauty really is in the eye of the beholder (I know corny). One has to catch it. Feel, be it. Esteem established on self-love and virtue costs less than a dime, with worth beyond human comprehension.

(Image: hirst magazine)

New pair

Friday, September 23, 2011


Lover of the new publication, I am.  SA print and fashion media finally takes a risk in the right direction.

Zebras with noses held high

It would be so cool to believe that snob* assumed zebras inspired the sheer vs solid stripes in the items below. Right?

via astreetpeeper, lookbook.

My black is beautiful #1

Via wheremistressesdie

We (I ) do adore..

Via Boyswho.tumblr

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New York streets

Courtesy of streenfsn

Top knot reign

Epic cake face compliments vintage

Or does it? You tell me. Here’s the story. It’s a few days before my birthday party and I’m without an outfit or time to find one. I remember my mother returning from a funeral earlier that week with a vintage number worthy of praise. The top took the literal shape of a butterfly with embroidery and sheer crotchet to hosting the contrast communicated by its black and white; sequence and cotton; classic elegance and a risky appeal evident to a younger generation (me). The ankle length bottom (skirt) was a necessary plain black.

The outfit was initially bought in 1990 for my grandmother’s funeral, so convincing my mother to borrow it (after trying to get her to hand it down the way she’d other vintage items) was a mission. A brawl of ambiguous emotions begged conclusion, and the only way my mother could get me to shut up was to give in. “for the only time in your life…” she said. “What?” “You know how much it means to me, I respect it like nothing else.”

And so I wore the top with jean hot shorts and wedges to the party. I let my face compliment the outfit with a unicorn feel top knot hair do, lavish lash and a dark plump lip prior to the cake crowning. Fun it was. On my friend Vanessa’s birthday. This is for you, I love you.

Monday, September 19, 2011

NYFW report

SS12 lowers waists creating a more fluid silhouette synonymous with ease. Narciso Rodriguez displayed such, incorporating soft and airy colours with a referential yet unique take on hems. Loose fitting trousers were not short of a dream in Theyskens Theory’s show. Reinforcing the concept of comfort and effortless glam… while Alexander Wang explores the enthusiasm of prints and brights, enthralling an optimistic approach to the season. Rodarte incorporates shapes and embellishments that cease the limit of specified decade yet assume a sort of nostalgic appeal. Sophie Theallet draws inspiration from actress Romy Schneider and sexual tension to create backless numbers. And the first row hosts a chuckle of admiring celebs.

The cohesion of a growing conviction in the ambiguous marriage of colours seems to have blossomed from the past seasons. Colour blocking remains relevant. As well as more romantic materials, yet in absolutely unique ways. How I wish I were there. But one day , yeah.


Wish list

Destination tops just do it. By reveal the possibility of you sharing the air with native lodgers through an undeniable reality of a tangible impression, of the space held secure by imagination. Or suggest it… First on my cool without trying list.

Casual impressions

Prints for guys, via ASOS.