Monday, October 24, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
My love for anything vintage is far from implicit… The omnipresent aesthetic of the craftsmanship, enduring quality and exclusive appeal of it all rings a pheromone I’m attracted to, the way some animals are attracted to the scent of mates. Impulse relate to passion. It’s this passion that initiated my enquiry on characteristics that qualify items vintage.
Is Vintage just a fancy synonym for Really Old? Because, I swear pedestrians swing the term like the hand down attire worn on cheery play stations. Stealing the authentic value, exclusivity and esteem from the concept. The truth is, real vintage isn’t ordinary and deserves superiority over the stuff made these days. Let’s consider the value time adds to property, wine and collectables to create perspective. That’s the kind of respect I assume with my beloved vintage.
So I’ve cyphered the conclusion that anything almost as old as I am (19 years old0 or older qualifies. In other words, Really Really old hand-me-downs (kept in presentable condition of course).
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
The ordered kinks in my mane bare a body of truth untainted by naïve precautions to subject mass indoctrination. As well as … crown the pride; love; strength my knowledge of self and inaccurate judgement shared with indifference has opened my mind to. Who’s to say the pH level of your hair determines how beautiful you are?
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Textile designer Laduma Ngxokolo was one of three designers to show at LFW in association with the Ubuntu International Project. His Xhosa inspired knitwear was showcased at Vauxhall Fashion Scout in collaboration with jewellery beadwork from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. He found a place in the market he relates to, availing new and profitable wear that link the resemblance of Xhosa traditions.
Image courtesy of SDR PHOTO
“Thank you for anyone that didn’t believe, because they motivated us to break our boundaries” said the man of the hour. Kanye West. “I took out mother---ing loans to get the best models, to get the best designers, to get the best venue. I gave you everything that I had.
This is my first collection. Please be easy. Please give me a chance to grow. This is not some celebrity sh--. I don’t fuck with celebrities. I fuck with the creative in this room, the amazing people who spend every day of their lives trying to make the world a more beautiful place