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Sunday, April 13, 2014

SUNDAY AFTERNOON /// COLD TURKEY @ THE TRAIN STATION

I haven't been to a Cold Turkey party in so long, proly in over a year, mostly because I avoid Sunday parties at all costs. There are only a few things I fear worse than a Monday hangover. Because middle aged. But this time I had to go and check out the new venue at the Train Lodge, plus once again I'm partying sober, so i didn't have to worry about a hangover. Train + train platform + swimming pool + awesome music + pretty young thangs = better than ever Cold Turkey.

Friday, April 11, 2014

THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE /// @ SPREE'S WINTER LOOKBOOK PRESENTATION

Last night  was one of those nights in Cape Town, everyone had chosen the same evening to host an event. I knew it would be a tricky one for the event hopping set the moment i saw those invites streaming into my inbox. Instagram totally confirmed it, people instagramming from a different party every half hour. I started to worry for the poor things, that they might mix up the official hashtags. I know how exhausting tryna do multiple events can be, lord knows I've event hopped in my time, but aging queen that i am i have neither the strength nor the thirst. But anyway, I must congratulate Spree on managing to host such a successful event on such a tricky night. Also, when i read that invite and it said 'Winter lookbook', I imagined it might be one of those terribly boring vibes where we sit whilst someone scrolls through a powerpoint presentation, bloggers scrambling for quotable bits to tweet and forget. I even feared that i'd have to do a bit of event hopping. I couldn't have been more wrong. What an awesome event, with a full on production by Deon Redman. Really well done, no bullshit. If it wasn't two thirty in the morning i'd have a lot more to say, but i must sleep now and you must visit www.spree.co.za

I AM OBSESSED WITH ANELISA MANGCU'S MAXHOSA BY LADUMA NGXOKOLO OUTFIT. YEAH SURE I COULD DO WITHOUT THE HANDBAG, BUT STILL, I AM OBSESSED!


DID I TELL YOU HOW OBSESSED I AM WITH ANELISA'S OUTFIT?
BY THE WAY THAT IS HER MOTHER WITH HER IN THE PIC BELOW AND THE PIC RIGHT AT THE TOP. HOW YOUTHFUL DOES SHE LOOK? LOVE!!!


Saturday, April 5, 2014

TEASER VIDEO FOR HYÈRES 2014



It's that time of the year again, when we look to small town of Hyères in the south of France for a gathering of some of the best and most interesting young talent at the 29th edition of the annual Hyères Fashion and Photography Festival. In case you're acting brand new and don't know what I'm on about, check here and here and here and here to see some of my coverage from the last couple of years. This year promises to be quite exciting at the Villa Noailles, with Chloe Sevigny, Spike Jonze, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon of Kenzo all joining the judging panel. Let that sink in for a moment. I can't wait till the end of month when we'll be up at the Villa for for four days of incredible fashion and photography. Check out the teaser video above.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

SNEAKER PIMPS /// AT THE ADIDAS ZX FLUX LAUNCH

 I’ll be the first to admit it, I’m completely out of motherfucking touch when it comes to sneaker culture, and in fact I’m downright shitty when it comes to footwear in general. I tend to buy the kind of cheap disposable shit that fucks out in a couple of months.  Shit, come to think of it, that applies to my entire wardrobe. It’s like a journey through the mysterious lands of discount shops, in 100% polyester. Sorry designers, love you, love you hair, love your work, hope you win. It’s a strange thing, to love fashion as much as I do, and not care to wear it. I really do love it, and I have in different parts of the fashion for well over a decade, it’s all I know, but the last time I really immersed my self in what I was wearing was when I was still in fashion school and I made all my own clothes, but since then my concern shifted to what other people are wearing, whether it was in my days as a patternmaker, fashion buyer, or even now through fashion writing and fashion blogging.


So anyway, I’m rambing on and on a bit, one of these days I must learn to work out my thoughts before I start typing. Back to sneakers. A couple of nights ago I went to check out the launch of Adidas’s ZX Flux at Smith & Abrahams General Dealers and Outfitters in Woodstock. The sneaks are actually pretty dope, with lotsa different prints applied to the silhouette. The first four up top are the pics of the shoe. Naturally it was a sneakerhead gathering so errbody was rocking their sneaks, some stayed true to the brand and rocked adidas because, you know, it was an adidas event. Of course, some did so because they were lucky enough to have received the call asking for their shoe size, and a couple of days later a delivery of ZX Flux sneaks. I swear my timeline was crazy with insta pics of people showing off nu sneaks and others crying because they never received the call. Naturally, a lotta the people who never got the call rocked up in sneaks from other brands, hehehehe. So, this how the sneaker situation looked this past Tuesday. I was quite democratic by the way, since I know fokol about sneakers, I tried to shoot everybody’s sneakers.

P.s. the Adidas ZX Flux is available at Smith & Abrahams in Woodstock.
































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