excuses

i am a bit behind on my posts this week because i have been frantically organising for a very last minute trip to somewhere awesome. guess where!

regular posting will resume shortly. image courtesy of simply photo

marike le roux

i get such a glowing sense of pride when i see south africans making it internationally. in this case it’s model marike le roux from potchefstroom who’s appeared on the cover of vogue turkey and walked for a ton of big name designers (hervé léger, marc jacobs, max azria, alexander mcqueen, chloé, louis vuitton, sonia rykiel, prada, elie saab etc etc.) read this little interview with her for more info.

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waiting on summer

04 waiting on summer

i actually had august’s music mix sorted ages ago, but then my ipod crashed and i lost loads of meticulously crafted playlists (sad day). luckily i had about 80% of the tunes backed up on my laptop, which lead me to rediscovering music that had been sitting in the recesses of my collection for eons  – you know, the ones that your ipod never seem to include in a shuffled playlist.

so instead of trying to rehash my original august playlist, i did a mini poll on twitter and it turns out people wanted something upbeat & summery for this month’s music mix. yesssssss (i secretly air punched) – i’m partial to happy tunes myself so this is going to be a breeze. the mix is made up of new & old tunes, quite a few electro-pop songs and even an elton john remix. yes, i love elton john. if someone had to do a billion abba remixes i’d probably include those too (!)

waiting on summer. tracklist:

  1. bombay bicycle club – ivy & gold
  2. magic kids – summer
  3. the knocks – make it better
  4. noah & the whale – blue skies (the twelves remix)
  5. kid cudi, bethany consentino (best coast) & rostam batmanglij (vampire weekend) – all summer
  6. uffie ft. pharell williams – add suv (armand van helden vocal remix)
  7. phoenix – long distance call (25 hours a day remix)
  8. brigitte bardot – moi je joue
  9. the very best (esau mwamwaya & radioclit) – cape cod kwassa kwassa
  10. the virgins – rich girls (the beatards remix)
  11. elton john & kiki dee – don’t go breaking my heart (mighty mi mix)
  12. desmond & the tutus – kiss you on the cheek (king of town remix)

all music is for sampling purposes only – please go out and buy the artists’ records & support them at their shows!