March, 2011

bosko’s vintage

explore this awesome collection of vintage photographs courtesy of john bosko

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belle sue

beautiful film photography by belle sue

all photos by belle sue

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Eclectic

i think i am more addicted to scoping out auction catalogues at Bukowskis than i am online window shopping. which is a good thing, because i can’t actually afford anything at bukowskis and therefore my bank balance is not at risk.

these are from their most recent auction entitled Eclectic – featuring plenty of erotica, including 19th century japanese ceramic dildos and photographs of nude fights. here are some of my favourite blog-safe pieces.

Marilyn Monroe in Vogue, 1962 by Bert Stern (sold for € 1 850)

Tatueringar (Tattoos) by Gösta Werner

Hommage à Douanier Rousseau by Edouard Boubat

Two small dogs by Richard Ansdell

Portrait of two girls by unknown artist

Wrapped Coast by Christo (and Jean-Claude)

A Swedish chinoiserie circa 1900 & a Turkish carpet

A Josef Frank three-seated sofa

A black 19th Century tin tray

An Anders Jönsson cast iron sculpture of a cat

(reminds me of the cafe cat statue that’s outside the Stellenbosch public library, it has been there since 1962)

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super sized street style summation

i habitually bookmark all the street style i love over at my tumblr, but here is a recap of my absolute favourites recently.

cool couples. both by the sartorialist.

colour! left: stockholm streetstyle & right: trendycrew

black and white, white and black. left: citizen couture & right: the locals

mixing patterns. left: streetpeeper & right: the sartorialist

white pants. left: all the pretty birds & right: stockholm streetstyle

eva eva eva eva! both by the sartorialist

polkadots. left: streethearts & right: the sartorialist

coats. left: streetpeeper & right: the sartorialist

my favourites of them all. left: the facehunter & right alix as shot by stockholm street style.

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these catching up things

every morning by nanako koyama seen via banana meet-cute

these jars made me laugh


toska by lizzy stewartbuy it on etsy

things i’m liking. see my svpply for details.

this lovely bearded man (aka jeff guy) sent me and a few gals on twitter into a frenzy. lumberjackin’? check. faithful dog? check. rugged manliness? check. thanks for this photo, bob butler. thanks for being you, jeff guy.

this painting by sal meijer made me miss my cat so much. what is it with cats and containers.

old chum is officially my favourite tumblr of all time.

absolutely adore this lookbook for confezioni crosby seen via teenangster


i want to go HERE. photo by astrid hagen.

and i want to live here (for a weekend) – photo by jasmine fitzwilliam

the anatomy of a cupcake

and, attention all south african readers: mememe johannesburg opens their doors on 1 april, more info here. love the model they used for the campaign…

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hannah davis

a little catch up on what hannah davis has been doing. oh, i love these pictures so. previous post on hannah here.

all photographs by hannah davis

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Kate Bush: Then & Now

anabela of fieldguided tweeted about the music video for kate bush’s hounds of love the other day, remarking on how rad her look was (the blazer, the hair, the lips) and if i could make it current. challenge accepted, anabela.

this is sort of contemporary take on kate’s whole country librarian look. so many girls are actually rocking this vibe these days, which is rad. i had to make the lipstick revlon – what kind of eighties girl wouldn’t have used revlon, right? you can’t really see her skirt or shoes in the video, but i think this is a pretty fair interpretation.

blazer / specs / top / skirtbeltlips / socks / shoes

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please stand by…

i will be taking a little break till next week.

image: life photo archive

… but may as well take this opportunity to ask your advice. my rss reader has gone from a handful of blogs to over 500 back to a handful and repeat many times over.  at the moment it’s at a pretty satisfying medium, where i can catch up with my favourites with relative ease and the only folder that has the dreaded 1000+ unread items is my guilty stash of music blogs (an addiction, i know.)

but sometimes i feel like i’m missing out, and there are obviously a ton of sites i don’t even know about – let alone subscribe to. i’d love to know from you what your favourites are right now. both old staples and new discoveries are welcome. and not just blogs either – any kind of website that is tickling your fancy.

can we also come up with another term for “tickling your fancy” ?

see you next week.

ps: there is an interview with me in this month’s issue of PIG magazine. it’s in italian, so if you can understand it – yay! if not, google translate helps… but then i sound quite amusingly foreign. you can download the mag for free here.

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