These Things No.23

okay, be prepared for a MASSIVE these things! since i haven’t posted anything since tuesday (gasp) that means i have a load to share with you. the motherload. or rather, mother lode – because all these things are golden. hey?!

this hand stitched leather rope handle tote by asaborake. perfection!

susie in a missoni for target v-neck cardigan.

really enjoying an afternoon with… discovered via all the mountains.

the colour palette of this stylish lady photographed by this is my suit, and yours?

the blooming leopold f/w 2012 lookbook.

oversized tee by leah goren.

everything about this girl, photographed by style sightings.

jill by jill stuart fall 2011 campaign.

these royal tenenbaums pencils (unfortunately sold out, boo)

the hetterson shop is now open. love this top.

anne sage’s house tour at refinery29.

a geometric vase by urban analog.

this photograph by JUCO.

the walls in this house.

the chance lookbook via destined to design.

things i want from coni matta.

behind the scenes at rachel antonoff spring 2012 by calivintage.

this table makes my mouth water. photograph by sophie schellekens.

jamie’s amelia earhart inspired look has to be my favourite of her fashion week outfits so far.

turquoise pools at the norris geyser basin, phtoographed by sandra nykerk.

lovely pieces by crowns clothing.

la rive gauche, an editorial by fashion gone rogue.

an origami lampshade by studio snowpuppe.

this dress by ilana kohn.

le lapin print from high street vintage.

i will never tire of a beautiful blouse + a good pair of jeans, photographed by citizen couture.

this john lennon illustration by christopher ryan.

and lastly, love by nina pechkovskaya.

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Bygone Cape Town

i have long been an avid follower of Etienne du Plessis‘ flickr stream, where he shares many vintage photographs including old shots of Cape Town. please click on the images to be taken to the original & for more information.

- Posing at the Sea Point pool, 1960

- Clifton, 1967

- The Little Blue Train, Mouille Point, 1961

- Sea Point ,1963

- The Gardens, 1978

- Wednesday morning on the Parade, 1974

- Pleasure boats, Muizenberg circa 1960

- Muizenberg beach, 1953

- Fish Hoek, 1958

- Ready for the office, circa 1960

- Wedding in District Six, 1960

- Silverstream Buttress, 1975

- District Six, 1960

- Simonstown, 1969

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Only 4 allowed

i’ve been holding back on posting about the NYFW spring 2012 shows because i always go completely overboard and end up basically re-posting the whole of style.com over here. so i decided this time that i would pick only 4 pieces from some of my favourite collections – outfits i would actually wear / dream about wearing. jill stuart was the toughest to pick from, she really knocked it out of the park with this collection.

jill stuart:

steven alan:

erin fetherston:

marc by marc jacobs:

tracy reese:

araks:

tribune standard:

suno:

creatures of the wind:

band of outsiders:

vena cava:

costello tagliapietra:

luca luca:

jil sander navy:

 

tse:

all images courtesy of style.com

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Artorial

i had fun making these. in photoshop… not by hand.

all images courtesy of fashion gone rogue. please click on the images to be taken to the original editorials.

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These Things No.22

wowza – i am simply overwhelmed by the response to the Of a Kind necklace giveaway! i’m glad that so many of you love the necklace as much as i do, and even happier that one of you is going to walk away with it. please remember that you can enter the giveaway until monday.

on that note, it’s time for a these things. number 22 to be exact.

i did a desert-themed guest post for vic while she’s away on holiday in morocco (lucky). check it out here.

the marais USA fall collection lookbook is ace (as are their shoes – the chelsea boot will be mine)

love this post about teddy girls at quite continental.

orly genger necklaces at pour porter.

fabrics by maria alexandra vettese for chellis wilson via amateur couture.

this article about cher & gregg allman at the selvedge yard.

exploded flowers by Qi Wei via nicework ramble.

donna wilson chairs via all the mountains.

the laurel wreath collection by richard nicoll for fred perry via style bubble.

this photo by Nicole Arcuschin.

stoke woods by chris parker.

meet luisa at the locals.

goldenink jewellery via shiny squirrel.

pink jersey + red lips by the facehunter.

and finally, this cat by party tights.

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Ulyana Sergeenko

yesterday i had a jaw on the floor moment when i saw the lookbook for the debut collection by Ulyana Sergeenko spotted on Lisa’s blog (do you read Lisa’s blog? you should). you may know Ulyana from street style blogs, as she is often seen at various fashion weeks around the world. i didn’t even realise that she was a designer – but the collection is 100% her. especially when she was spotted in this red dress and wore these shoes, not to mention this little get up.

click on the images for larger versions

all images courtesy of etoday

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Of a Kind Giveaway!

*  the giveaway is now closed * congratulations to Laura! *


this is the first time i have ever done a giveaway on the blog – a pretty momentous occasion! and who better to kick off the giveaway fun than something special from Of a Kind? literally, very special. each week Of A Kind releases a limited edition item in a small batch, which is designed elusively for them. that means you can be one of only a few people in the whole world who has a one of a kind piece.

so, i’m psyched to offer one lucky reader this beautiful Pyrite Pyramid Necklace by Sophie Monet.

Pyrite – also known as fool’s gold – is courting the spotlight these days, and we haven’t seen the material put to better use than in this pendant necklace created by Sophie Monet. The shiny, irregular surface of the rock plays well with the smooth, geometric chunk of shedua wood.

…one of only 20 made! all you need to do in order to enter the giveaway is subscribe to the Of A Kind newsletter  (so you’ll be the first to hear about their new releases) and leave a comment below.

i’m also happy to tell you that this giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world as Of a Kind offers international shipping. readers outside the US must please note that, as with all international shipping, you may be subject to your country’s customs charges / import duties upon arrival.  the giveaway ends on Monday 12 September, and the winner will be randomly selected in a lucky draw.

all necklace images courtesy of Of a Kind, beach image by Sophie Monet.