these gals look like they’re having a good time, hanging out in their female short pants – which is the only description life magazine could give me for this set of photos. date unknown… mid-fifties i’m guessing?
kate and alix-rose are two talented cape town locals who i’ve come to know via twitter (the internet never ceases to bring me joy it seems). kate is a copywriter with a great penchant for fashion, and alix-rose is a photographer whose work i’m always excited to see over at her blog. they’ve done some pretty awesome self-motivated shoots before, so i was thrilled when kate asked if i’d like to feature their latest collaboration. which. is. amazing. i might have said “holy eff balls” when i first got a sneak peak. the colour palettes alone are enough to make me weak at the knees.
i’ve really noticed autumn in south africa this year. mostly due to the fact that i’ve been on a few drives into the countryside when not couch dwelling, and also making an effort to get outside with my dogs for walkies (they walk me, really). the trees are beautifully red and orange and yellow, the fields are strikingly green, it’s all very fa-la-la i want to run down this hill and collapse into a heap of fallen leaves and giggles at the bottom. you know?
Mariell Amélie is a norwegian photographer based in london whose work i came across on flickr. it took me about 0.2 seconds to start writing this post after looking through the absolutely AMAZING photographs on her blog and website. i’m particularly taken by her self portraits – the image of her emerging from the ocean is so striking.
the work of pilot & photographer Long Nguyen made me so jealous i almost punched my computer. kidding! kind of. after spending an age looking at his incredible photographs i had such a feeling of gratitude for the fact that he’s shared them, giving us a veritable bird’s eye view into his world.
i once had an awful time on a flight from bloemfontein to cape town (which is, luckily, a pretty short route) and the only thing that got me through it was listening to sufjan stevens with my head resting on the window, staring out at the clouds. that’s not to say i don’t love flying – i have the opposite sentiment actually. traveling is one of my favourite things in the entire world and the thought of getting on a plane to go somewhere anywhere always excites me… but i’m thankful for the soothing tunes that rescued me during that almost unbearable hour and a half.
what, no new post yesterday? you’re probably not going to believe this but… we had another public holiday. what the heck is going on in south africa! you might be thinking. i have a feeling we’re trying to go for the record of the most public holidays in the entire world. anyway, that means a these things catch up is in order.
i’ve posted about mariam sitchinava before, and she proves to be a consistent favourite every time i check in and see her new work. some of her latest stuff is too good not to share – here are some of my favourites (tough to choose). i really love the work she did for sessun / urban outfitters, see more of that here.