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Sunday, December 22, 2013

PIC MIX AND UNSOLICITED ADVICE 4 JOHANNESBURGERS IN CT 4 HOLIDAYS

First off, I must express gratitude that I was born in a part of the world that experiences summer in December. I don’t care how romantic the American movies try to make the snowy Christmas thing look, fuck that, I can think of nothing less merry and happy than freezing my way through Christmas and New Year. Sorry America, you got second prize on this one, nay, third prize.

‘Tis the season bitches, and as much as I prefer it to a cold winter, I’m still not a big fan of the blazing sun, and I don’t particularly care for Christmas, not for its excess nor its mythology. But the combo of sun, food, drink and myth seems to bring a somewhat happier side to people, especially here in holiday city, Cape Town if you no know. I like happy people you see. Fuck a grump.

Just wanna dish out a little bit of unsolicited advice to people from my other favourite city, Johannesburg, specifically the ones who will be joining us down here for the holidays. First off, don’t buy into that shit about how cliquey CT is, unless they're assholes (in which case you don't wanna play with them anyway) everybody loves a shiny new toy, just don’t be a dildo, otherwise no one will want to be seen playing with you.

Remember the goal is not to act like you’re in Jozi in CT, so break away from your group, explore, this is not Loeries weekend, relax. The Camps Bay Promenade, V&A Waterfront and Long street are not the be all end all of Cape Town, there is soooo much more, so much that a lot of us residents can enjoy an entire year of beautiful Cape Town living without spending more than a days worth at those destinations combined, once again, explore.

Unfortunately I’m no tourist guide so I won’t hold your hand through your exploration, but make sure to hang out with some Capetonians and you’ll be well on your way to new discoveries. Like I mentioned above, everybody loves a shiny new toy.

 Also, please, as much as you bloody can, drive out of the city to the many fuck amazing locations that are the reason some of us call this province home. There is so much to do and see, just 30 minutes, an hour or a couple hours outside the city. I supposed i should also warn you here that occasionally you will run into privatised land/beaches which really feels like it should be public, an annoying occurrence that feeds one's anger at the habits of the privileged. however, there is so much more that is still not private, so enjoy it before a bunch of fuckers buy it and and add a security guard and a boom gate.

But do you boo, it’s your holiday anyway, you fucking do what you want with it. I just had to give a few pointers, because you know, you might be someone I follow on instagram or friend with on Facebook, and that ‘hotel room to Long street to Camps bay then back again’ shit on my timeline makes me wanna go pro-mia and purge my brunch. So please explore, you are now at one of the world’s top holiday destinations, not to mention World Design Capital.

P.S.
The pics on this post are from various events I went to over the last coupla weeks, including Lalesso’s pop up at The Grand and KirstenGoss’s video launch. Enjoy.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

AT THE ELLE STYLE REPORTER BLOG PARTY

I  snapped these last week at the Elle Style Reporter blog party, where the 2013 winner was chosen. Congratulations to Niquita Bento. She replaces the 2012 winner Trevor Stuurman, who i must take my hat off to. I don't think anyone can deny that Trevor totally owned the role and really made the most of it and basically laid out the blueprint for what a successful Elle Style Reporter is. No doubt he is here to stay and we'll be seeing more of his work through his blog and his various other endeavours. I got maximum respect for this man's hustle. That said, I look forward to seeing Niquita's contribution to the role over the next year. You can get urself familiar with her here and here.

LOVED THESE TWO INSTALLATIONS BELOW. ONE BY SUZAAN HEYNS, AND AT THE BOTTOM, BLACK COFFEE'S AWARD WINNING RANGE


Friday, December 6, 2013

PICS FROM MR PRICE SUMMER LAUNCH PARTY WITH HENRY HOLLAND & PIXIE GELDOF

I snapped these last week Thursday (same day as my previous post as you can see by Sandiso's white on white ensemble) at a party that Mr Price hosted at the Residence de France in Newlands Cape town, with Henry Holland and Pixie Geldof, to launch their summer and nine dresses currently in store that Holland designed. Each of the nine dresses was inspired by his famous friends; Kelly Osbourne, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Pixie Geldof, Poppy Delevingne, and the list goes on.

I go to a lot of events and parties and I have to say this was one of the best ones this year, and I'm not just licking Mr Price arse here, it really was a fucking awesome party, with fashion peeps flown in from Durbs and Joburg to join the Cape Town fashpack. At most fashion events there's always a bit of uhmm....grumbling from the fashion set, try spending time in the media room at fashion week, everybody hates everything. Never mind the happy tweets and instagrams, or 'hashtags for free rags' as I like to call them. But at this event i didn't hear one complaint, someone even proclaimed it the best event this year. So, well done Mr P. 

P.s. check the Mercedes Benz blog, www.mblife.co.za next week for more of my pics and report back from the Mr P party.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

WHITE ON WHITE GOT ME FEELIN SOME TYPA WAY

I got rather excited by all the white last week Thursday. I snapped all these within a couple of hours of each other believe it or not. Obvs it's BEEN happenin, I know, and I'm loving it. Celebrate. Enjoy.

Monday, December 2, 2013

AT THE OPENING OF ATHI-PATRA RUGA'S FUTURE WHITE WOMEN OF AZANIA SAGA

I snapped these last week at Whatiftheworld at the opening of Athi’s new solo show. This one was a bit of a family affair so I’m not gonna go on and on about how mind-blowingly amazing it is to behold because some of y’all skeptic skatties are gonna assume I’m biased anyway. Thankfully the show does not at all need my help; it’s pretty fucking awesome. The pieces will be up until the 8th of Feb, so if you haven’t seen it yet I recommend you pay the gallery a visit. For those who might not be familiar with Athi’s technique; those are hand embroidered tapestries (obvs except the photos, stained glass piece and installation), and you need to do yourself a favour and stand in front of one to fully appreciate their awesomeness. For now though, enjoy the images.
AND LATER FOR AN INTIMATE CELEBRATORY DINNER AT 'THE DINING ROOM', WHICH BY THE WAY IS AN AWESOME LITTLE VENUE OPENING UP THIS DECEMBER. 

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