cussing fantastic

fantastic mr fox is just as amazing as i thought it would be. i’m not going to get into it, because i think you should just watch it yourself as soon as you can. i laughed myself silly at almost every moment in this movie, but perhaps the funniest bit was when a south african accent just popped up out of nowhere. typical wes anderson humour, i suppose.

dream of running careless through the snow

i won’t make a habit of posting youtube videos, but this song has resurfaced in my playlist this past week and has enjoyed numerous repeat plays once again (it’s in the top ten most played songs on my ipod). cute video, too.

wines of the cape

i discovered this rad little gem hidden in the depths of a bookcase at my parent’s house (as you do). it was printed in paarl in 1959. the entire thing is illustrated by roman waher, who i unfortunately can’t find any more information on (sometimes the internet doesn’t have all the answers, who knew?). after a bit of digging around all i could i could find out was that he contributed to a number of other africana books.

unhappy hipsters

my twitter & rss feed exploded with unhappy hipsters yesterday. this is too funny not to mention. “it’s lonely in the modern world”… whoever writes the captions deserves a high five.

rock on

jeesy, i haven’t done a music post in a while! come to think of it, i was working on a timeline of the music that shaped my life (when i say timeline and working, i mean me flipping through my old CD collection) – but that soon turned into a mini-essay and i decided i wouldn’t bore you with such inanities.

aah, that new blog smell

http://i.imgur.com/ffXdF.jpg

perhaps you’ve noticed things look a bit different  around here, that’s because i’ve implemented a brand spanking sparkly shiny new look .  the layout is a bit simpler – with all the categories and archives far easier to navigate. this mini-makeover left me with precious little time to do an actual post… but things will be back to normal soon, i promise.

wonderland

kirsty mitchell is a fashion designer slash photographer from london whose photos i discovered on flickr.

http://i.imgur.com/RIfjx.jpg

probably the most impressive thing about these photos (besides the fact that they are so cool), is that she designed all the clothes herself, researched all the hair & make-up and all the “effects” are real. you can see all the behind the scene photos & stories at her blog.

maska

oooooh knits! jerseys! cardigans! flip, i can’t wait for winter again. i am very impatient with the seasons – summer especially (i love it, but once we’re in the thick of it i usually will it to be over as soon as possible). winter, however, can stay. and this wonderful knitwear from new swedish label maska (created by maria svensson & lisa leierth) can stay, too.

milenko

milenko stevanovic is an art student from belgrade, whose main interests are landscape & figurative painting – he enjoys working directly from life. i love the bright colours and thick brush strokes.

posterous

in case you didn’t know already, i have a  mini blog of sorts over at posterous (it’s sort of like a no-mess no-fuss version of tumblr – i love it). missmoss.posterous.com – basically where i bookmark all the things that just add fuel to the fire of my already over-the-top internet addiction. i used to save pics i liked on my computer but then how do i share them, right?

valentine

i don’t want to be a party pooper but i’ve always been kind of *shrugs soulders* about valentines day. that being said, if i was planning on sending something to someone, it would be one of these cute cards from rifle paper co and perhaps a bunch of hydrangeas.  oh wait, that’s what i would want someone to send to me (hint).

Bumper Fashion Special No. 23

bumper fashion special #26.

once again testament to the fact that i love pretty clothes but don’t really know anything about the fashion world. why do the fashion designers reveal collections for an entire year ahead? i mean, pre-fall is technically the base of the fall collections, but the northern hemisphere is only starting to come out of their winter now (it’s not even SPRING there yet, so they still have 2 entirely different seasons to get through). yes so…. yes. don’t roll your eyes at me, fashion people! perhaps if you know better than me you could tell me why i ask such silly questions ;)