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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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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Prokudin-Gorskii Collection

The Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection features color photographic surveys of the vast Russian Empire made between ca. 1905 and 1915. Frequent subjects among the 2,607 distinct images include people, religious architecture, historic sites, industry and agriculture, public works construction, scenes along water and railway transportation routes, and views of villages and cities. An active photographer and scientist, Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) undertook most of his ambitious color documentary project from 1909 to 1915. The Library of Congress purchased the collection from the photographer’s sons in 1948.

at first i contemplated cropping the frames, but then decided they kind of add to the beauty of these.

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amy: things i like right now

amy and i met each other in our first year of university where we both studied graphic design. i can’t tell you how many hours we spent drinking coffee on campus, ‘working’ in front of the tv while watching period dramas, driving around in her eighties honda ballade despite its odd smell… we have traveled overseas together, shared a room the size of harry potter’s cupboard, attempted to encourage each other in various exercise regimes (if you gym, i’ll gym) – the list goes on and on. a great friend who i am very fortunate to know.

things i like right now by amy who curates for field office and blogs at visi

  1. Will’s sandwiches at Field Office. My best is the haloumi and mexican salsa served on rye.
  2. My Hungarian Viszla Sophie. She is the best pooch around. Photo by Desmond le Roux
  3. Pedersen and Lennard hook. Super handy and so beautiful.
  4. Gold Toms. My friend Mariah has them and they make me jealous every time she puts them on.
  5. Chapel Bags. By my friend Caleb.
  6. Bridle Road Residence in Cape Town. Because the pool is green, the garden is big and they have ridgebacks.
  7. Isabel Marant. My favourite fashion designer – I dream of wearing her one day.
  8. David West’s latest collection. Proudly South African.
  9. Sticker wallpaper from Peyton Turner. Each wallpaper pattern is made up of thousands of hand-applied stickers, and can be removed and re-applied in any space. Who doesn’t like a sticker.
  10. Air plants. Because they don’t need so much water. Photo by Masaaki Sano
  11. Dale Lawrence. My favourite artist right now.
  12. Ryan McGinley. Makes naked look so good.
  13. Elsabe Milandri. She makes ink drawing look easy and such a free and easy style. Her subject matter is always thought provoking yet true to her roots.
  14. Old Cape Town photos. I am a history nut & could read about the history of Cape Town all day. It has changed so much and we have lost so much history, yet people don’t seem to care.
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don draper disapproves

been thinking about mad men a lot lately. i know that a fifth season is on the cards, but no one knows when it’s coming back. apparently it’s a money issue. critically acclaimed but not exactly bringing in the big bucks … like mostly everything that is cool in the world? don draper’s myriad of disapproving facial expressions shows how i feel about this.

this was sort of an excuse just to look at jon hamm’s face. screencaps courtesy of  emma-jane & jon hamm source

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