September, 2009

girl with a pearl earring

vermeer embroidery

dudes, i just bought this hand embroidered girl with a pearl earring for R50! (it’s on the left, in case you couldn’t differentiate the two – amazing, huh?) on the back it says “29th october 1975″. i can just imagine some old lady painstakingly churning out copies of the masters with her embroider-by-number sheets. sorry about the poor picture quality, i quickly snapped this with my phone – you should see the detail! oh my goodness, i think it’s the best thing i’ve ever bought.

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darling dexter

i’ve been a long time follower of her blog – she has an etsy shop now, and it is cute. i am also really drawn to that t-shirt.

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postcards

some strange & magical old postcards from jan willemsen‘s flickr

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amalfi

from a trip to italy, 2003. i remember it being reported as the hottest italian summer in decades – that water was heaven.

i do realise that’s two italian summery posts in the space of 2 days – but i’m craving warm weather!

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fun in the garage

my friend amy and i decided to do a photoshoot. she had all these vintage clothes and i had my mom’s fancy digital nikon (which i didn’t know how to use). we also had a garage, a white sheet (backdrop), a standing lamp (professional lighting), curlers (that we also didn’t know how to use), crappy makeup and our wits.

most of these came out pretty well actually. they have a kind of seventies glamour, farrah fawcett, amateur soft porn in the garage element to them, which was our EXACT aim. i’m glad we did it because that entire wardrobe was consequently stolen when amz moved to joburg for work.

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paris deux

fraction of the photos i took on my second visit to paris – it was fantastico!

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italian summer

it’s almost that time of year. lovely set over at osvaldo zoom‘s flickr

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61˚ 37′ 9” N

nich hance‘s photos are niiiice

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