June 30, 2011

summer boots

in south africa we are in mid winter. but what a better way to "reason" the fact that your ankle 'winter' boots can actually be worn all year round! i love it. check out these summer booties <3

pictures from Net-a-porter

June 16, 2011

my happy place

Pintrest. A website that I consider to be my “happy place”.
Pintrest is a site that allows anyone, anyone, to like and upload those things that are pretty and make them happy.

June 14, 2011

jump jump sugar lump

jumpsuits. hmm. how does one even spell it? two words or one? jumpsuits are worn if you
flee yourself from an aeroplane, not off a runway! 
south africa was jumped in spring/summer 2010 by the ancient jumpsuit trend. my mother laughed. my friend’s mother laughed. fashion is cyclic. period. the high-waist garments, the leg warmers, the baggy knit jersey – when i was younger you were considered “nerdy” if your pants were higher than your hips and you wore knit material. but oh no, fashion jumped right back into the decades and retrieved the infamous jumpsuit. they were here last season and they seem to be staying for another.

get this: good old wikipedia refer to a jumpsuit as utilitarian one-piece garments used by
parachutes/skydivers but has come to be used as a common term for any one-piece garment with sleeves and legs AND that jumpsuits have also reappeared from time to time in high fashion, where it is often attractive to designers because it has an unbroken line running from the neck to the feet and can be flattering on some body shapes. convenience? i think so.

scarves . ... vintage ??

getting dressed is that everyday task.  for some it is a hassle, but for others it’s the time when true creative juices can start flowing. the harder task which then proceeds afterwards is that ultimate, one of a kind, accessory.  hmmm the difficult part.  since one can remember scarves were worn by the poor, rich, fat, thin, ugly, pretty, anyway could wear a scarf. AND i am not talking about that cosy Burberry scarf.  but rather the delicate silk scarf that can easily complete any outfit. my grandmother loved scarves, my mom not so much, and ME a generation or two later ….. loves them! see below how YOU can wear your silk/cotton scarf this winter/summer.