camper

as far as i can remember camper was one of the first famous international designer brands that opened a store in south africa (possibly in 2001/2? i remember going to the shop in the waterfront in my first year of university). their shoes were of such quality & so different from anything else you could get at the time. the boots were especially covetable (though pricey…), and everyone loved their twin range of shoes which were so clever & cute.

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whiskerino

i found cary norton‘s collection of beard photos on flickr…

… which lead me to the official website of whiskerino:

Beards used to be glorified as signs of virility and manliness… In early America, men that could not grow facial hair were demeaned less advanced and uncivilized. Now we have come full circle where our own society promotes this emasculated version of maleness. Where to be a man is to be clean-shaved; to be respectable is not to have a beard. Let us return to our roots! Let us return to true masculinity! Let us cry out with one voice:

“I WILL HAVE A BEARD!! I WILL BE A MAN!! I WILL NOT CONFORM TO YOUR RULES!”

:D

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kate slater

aaaah, cut outs! love the work of illustrator kate slater. but what really, really swayed me (besides her talent) is this pride & prejudice poster she did for her sister’s birthday. it’s my favourite quote too! i laugh just thinking about it.

(think the 1995 BBC, not the keira knightley version… )

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oliwka

as far as i can decipher from google translating this blog, is that her name is oliwka (olive), her blog is called variacje (variations) and she lives in poland. she also has great taste – part lady like, part vintage, part masculine.

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