Friday, May 30, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Controversy over aesthetics and war documentary photography notwithstanding, when I saw these pictures while browsing I had to stop and immerse myself. The images are reportedly shot on an extinct infrared military film. More on this work by Richard Mosse here.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Little Dragon's new album Nabuma Rubberband is out and has been for a least a week now, I think, and I am obsessed! The music is blaring from both my Mac and phone all day and night and I am quite sure this is going to be the case for several weeks to come because I seriously just cannot get enough!
If you are a fan and you haven't heard the album yet, I suggest you get on it because it's cray! Some of my personal favourite tracks include- as suggested in the title of this blog post- Pretty Girls, Paris, Pink Cloud and... Fuck the list, I love them all, actually! To give you a glimpse, here's the opening track titled Klaap Klaap!
Saturday, May 24, 2014
It's one of those gloomy Cape Town winter days and I'm loving it. I could just curl up on the couch and watch movies with popcorn and coffee in hand but I'd rather be out doing fun things like chilling with friends, sipping on Pinotage and talking crap. Anyway! Don't you just love my adidas Stan Smiths? They really just make any look I put on that much cuter!
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
I had no idea Rita Ora had only one album under her belt. Two years ago when I was still a magazine journo I got the opportunity to interview Miss Ora and she sounded pretty dope- like the kind of girl I wouldn't mind having on my team but I have to admit that her career is something I had since stopped following. To my surprise, Miss Ora has been quite busy and is set to star in the highly anticipated 50 Shades of Grey film adaptation. Read the book, loved how it kicked off but it became too mommy porn for me, so I dropped it, but I will most def be watching the flick. Rita is also about to put out her second album and her three season adidas Originals collabo drops in stores in August. Note to self: Pay attention!
Monday, May 12, 2014
Delayed post, but fuck it! Frequent readers of this blog or even any average lover of South African fashion will know about the label Missshape and their ambassadors range that saw the brand putting out a collection inspired and designed in collaboration with Anthea Poulos (or Anthea Knows Best). This year, label owner Jamal Nxedlana collaborates with one of the country's most recognisable bloggers Thithi Ntetha of teeteeiswithme.com
The result is the pictures you see, which I think is very reflective of Thithi's often sporty but abundantly feminine vibe and the sometimes generous helping of bold prints that I have come to identify with her steelo.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
"The black person has always been used as a muse and always been adopted by fashionable people, for a moment. Culture is always looking for something to explore and to commercialise, and to turn into a trend. I don’t mind that, but what I do mind is when we don’t have the vehicles to tell our own side of it. We need to have a diversity and I think to control your own media is the real answer to it."
Friday, May 2, 2014
One of South Africa's brightest fashion design stars Laduma Ngxokolo is off to The Netherlands where he is scheduled to speak at the What Design Can Do conference which begins on Thursday 8 May, ending the next day on the 9th. The event, now in its 4th year, was formed by a group of designers from various fields "with the aim of separating what is valuable from what is worthless. By showcasing best practices and visions raising discussions and facilitating collaboration between disciplines, What Design Can Do wants to raise awareness among the public for the potential of creativity. At the same time, What Design Can Do calls on designers to take responsibility and consider how their work can impact the wider society," according to the official website.
Ngxokolo qualifies because of his use of locally produced materials and his exploration of his own Xhosa heritage through design.
Picture Credits: AmaXhosa by Laduma Ngxokolo AW2014 Lookbook