Friday, April 11, 2014


It's always so nice to see my favourite people gathered in one place and more often than not, it is usually around fashion! No surprises there, innit? Last night I attended's winter 2014 launch, which coincided with their first birthday, so, happy birthday to you Spree!
The site has also launched a menswear section, which I have to say is pretty darn decent, so they showcased both men's and women's wear, as styled by fashion director Chris Viljoen and his team of stylists.

MOOD: I got pretty tipsy towards the end of it all. The bubbles kept flowing as did the wine and, I mean, I like sipping! So, yeah, that made me happy. As previously stated, I also enjoyed seeing some of my favourite Capetonians.
TRENDS: Checks, leather, texture (faux fur, knits, quilts and all), pleats, prints (mostly aztec print sweaters for men) stood out for me.
PEOPLE SPOTTING: I am terrible at the picture thing. I always forget my camera (this needs to change). I hate asking for people to "please take a picture" because they often fuck it up anyway, so i end up with no pictures a lot of the time *sigh*. But anyway! Masterchef winner Kamini Pather was there with a dashing gentleman. She whispered in my ear that she may just have a surprise in store: a TV show!!! How nice? Can I also have one of those? Anyone?
All pictures are by Simon Deiner (SDR photo)

Thursday, April 10, 2014


There is nothing "normal" about fashion and that's the reason I fell in love with her. I can't imagine this world without the bitchy queens, eager beavers, self-assured magazine types, the wannabes and the downright wacky. It's weird, it's wonderful, it's simply beautiful! I cannot, for a second, imagine arriving at a fashion event to be greeted by a community of mommy jeans, New balance running shoe and logo tee-wearing Benoni types (sorry, Benoni, but you just beg for it). I'd have to ask where the gossip is going to come from if we're all looking so ugly! Where will the "OMG! What the fuck was **** wearing?" come from? But most of all, where will the glamour and inspiration come from? Would we still have eager bloggers taking street style snaps and pseudo-celeb types acting like it wasn't their intention to get snapped to begin with?
There's nothing normal about the fashion world and, actually, what keeps fashion exciting is the very fact that we all thirst for the new, the innovative and the novel. So, when the whole world is going on about #normcore, I'm just SMH-ing at the stupidity of it all. How dare you think dressing up like you're about to call me "oke" is fashionable? And for the magazines that are embracing this atrocity against fashion: stop right now! You know you're not about to trade your fur for fleece!
It's very simple, really! People are drawn to fashion because it is fascinating. Normal, on the other hand, rejects uniqueness. Normal is the reason why there's disdain for my nail-polish, blouse wearing, handbag-carrying ways. Normal wants you to look ugly! Normal wants you to believe that your pretty face and beautiful body must remain a blank canvas. Where's the fun in that? Don't be fooled by hashtags. There's nothing to #normcore!

Saturday, April 5, 2014



Last week I was invited to style a look from the latest adidas Originals collection and what you see above is the final look styled by your's truly. I initially thought of going for prints-on-prints but opted for a more relaxed- in every sense of the word- look that stylist Bee Diamondhead helped put a final touch to by suggesting that I substitute a cap I had initially put on the model with this wide brimmed hat. That right there! adidas Safari, baby!

Stan Smith EF W - R899; Jeremy Scott Puff Mesh Tank - R999; Jeremy Scott Leopard Shorts - R899; Dots Woven Parka - R1299 
All products are available now at adidas Originals stores