vintage cowgirls

it’s kind of a running joke amongst my friends that i dislike dress up parties. don’t know why, maybe because people can’t seem to throw parties without some kind of theme attached, no matter how lame (wear a funny hat!) or maybe it’s because we don’t celebrate halloween in south africa & so didn’t grow up with that ritual of finding a costume every year.

either way, i do make exception for (a) vintage / anything mad men related (that’s a given) and (b) cowboys / western. the fact is, i wouldn’t mind if people dressed in western gear all the time. it’s probably because i find cowboys ridiculously attractive. imagine don draper dressed as a cowboy! doubley attractive heart attack right there.

this post completely stemmed from that rad cowboy post over at the selvedge yard, by the way.

click on the images for their sources.

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These Things No. 02

this story about cowboys (hummana hummana):

this scene in mad men (did you watch it?)

… also this scene (those glasses)

this photograph by andrew knowles:

this slice of perfection:

these bags by cambridge satchel company:

this lamp:

this photograph from this set of kodachromes:

this poster:

this alarm clock:

this post about mia farrow:

these shoes by dieppa restrepo:

this picture of harrison ford (hummana hummana):

this house:

this handkerchief map wedding invitation:

and this swimsuit calendar featuring zach galifinakis made me laugh, a lot.

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asos / zara fall 2010 lookbooks

i tend to lust after high street brands more than anything else. asos & zara just do it for me. i saw most of this zara stuff when i was in paris & now feel like a right idiot for not buying all of it. i would have been broke forever, though.

asos:

zara:

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counting down the days

i don’t know about you guys but i’ve always found calendars pretty depressing. they’re a constant reminder that we are just ticking off the days, right? perhaps they’re exciting sometimes when you have something to look forward to (29 days till my cat’s birthday!) that being said, my cynicism is slowly being chipped away by all the rad 2011 calendars i have been spotting, especially this awesome one by camilla engman that catherine posted about a while back

i love this one because it’s so simple

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5 ingredients, 10 minutes

i’ve already admitted to being a lazy cook. i resort to avocado or eggs on toast way more than i should (that goes for breakfast, lunch, dinner… snacks) and sometimes a can of chick peas or a tub of hummus is my only salvation. the problem is that i like fast food – as in, quick to make… not the unhealthy variety. ok i love pizza, who doesn’t?

stonesoup is a blog written by jules clancy who wants to help people become better cooks by using a minimalist approach to cooking. she says, “It’s about reducing the number of ingredients, the amount of equipment, the number of steps involved and the time we spend in the kitchen to a minimum so we can focus what’s important.” she shares great tips on how to stock your kitchen, saving money by not buying useless ingredients, making “2 dollar dinners” and tons more. check out the recipes, they are inspiring. she’s also written an  ebook called 5 ingredients, 10 minutes.

i want these bangers in my mouth (he he he)

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kate: things i like right now

things i like right now by kate of black cherry

  1. Colour at Jil Sander: These brights make me so happy. Jil Sander pulls off colour with pure class.
  2. Pictures of Cats: Not the LOL kind. There’s something special about capturing a moment with a cat on camera. Probably because they can be so aloof.
  3. Vredehoek: Friends’ balconies, warm summer evenings, saturday morning walks to the Spar – Vredehoek feels like home and I don’t even live there. Image via HighArt/LowLife
  4. Unusual Hats: I heart hats. Give me a turban, fez, bowler or boater and I’m yours! Image via Yvan Rodic
  5. Models who read backstage: Fighting the stereotype that models are stupid one novel at a time.
  6. Socks: I must have inherited my love of socks from my mom. Polkadots, stripes, argyle, Nordic print – she has a pair to match any outfit. I’ve started my own collection, but it pales in comparison to hers. Image via Teen Vogue
  7. Blog Books: Few things make me happier than my collection of blog books. All I need is Fifi Lapin’s “What Shall I Wear Today?” and  my life will be complete.
  8. Kris Atomic: a freelance illustrator from Brighton who has the coolest blog and makes the most amazing drawings.
  9. These Outfits: Simple. Classic. Effortless. Chic. Everything an outfit should be. Left: The Sartorialist ; Right: Hanneli Mustaparta
  10. My Margot Molyneux Cape: Local designer Margot Molyneux fulfilled my sartorial dreams when she made me this camel cape. I swear it has magical powers.
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