August, 2010

have a break, have a nutella pancake.

hello all, i’ll be taking a mini-blogging break from today till after the long weekend (it’s women’s day on monday weeeee). i also just want to say thanks to everyone for stopping by now and then, and for leaving the occasional comment – it really makes my heart all melty… like nutella on a warm pancake. * try not to think about nutella on warm pancakes now *

hope you have a superb weekend :-)

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dace

dace has a great lookbook for their fall / winter 2010 collection. it looks like what we have been missing weather wise here in south africa (not that i’m complaining about the sunny awesomeness we’ve been blessed with, but i do enjoy the odd grey day). they also have quite a cool video accompanying the lookbook. see all the clothes here.

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blue & white bliss

sometimes i take a little gander over at mrs and mrs smith and pick a pretend hotel for my pretend visit to whichever pretend destination i’m thinking about. right now it’s greece, santorini to be exact. this place is called homeric poems (seriously) – look at that bed’s view!

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lieke romeijn

lieke romeijn aka lieke roomijs (roomijs = roomys = ice cream from dutch to afrikaans to english) is an art student from the netherlands with a passion for photography

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kirsten

so i said the other day that kirsten dunst deserves her own style post, and while i was cleaning up my computer i found some old photos i had saved to my ‘inspiration folder’ (before i started saving things online aka blogging everything i liked…) one thing i noticed about kirsten is that she’s years ahead of the trends; all these photos are from between 2004 – 2008 and she’s rocking stuff that girls are all wearing now (military jackets, breton stripes, clog type platforms, doc martens – the list goes on and on). anyway i’ve always loved her & find her taste pretty impeccable and effortless, will have to do an update one of these days of kirsten circa 2010

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1930s fashion

long sleek suits and dresses. lovely.

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nick dewolf photo archive

i’ve been meaning to tackle this topic for a while, as the nick dewolf photo archive is the largest collection of vintage photos i’ve ever seen (so far closing in on almost 40,000 photos) – so i’m finding it pretty difficult trying to pick my favs to show you! the story behind the archive is presented by steve lundeen, who is nick de wolf’s son-in-law:

as a photographer, nick was ever ready and ever present, leaving behind many thousands of pre-digital images, dating well back into the 1950′s. he carried a camera with him at all times, usually a family of cameras. if you knew nick, you got used to this…eventually, he’d be pointing his camera at you. i am working to post nick’s images in their original sets as they are scanned and processed, somewhere in the order of 20-50 images a day. for those wondering “how much longer can this possibly go on?”, i can only answer, “the mountain is high, the journey is long.”

what an absolutely great story, it makes you realise that you simply have to carry your camera with you all the time – imagine the pictures you’d be able to show your kids one day. also this guy was shooting film, which is a thousand times more admin than our handy digital cameras… here are some of my favourites (i love the hippies)

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swim

i haven’t had a swim in so, so long. i can almost feel the water just at the thought of it.

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