Something!

sometimes if i see a trend in things i like or bookmark i make a folder on my desktop called “something” and start saving up pictures… something is there… i like something about it… it is something or other… maybe it’s just a fancy mood board. whatever it is, it’s something!

 

 

1. street style photographed by mia marionette / 2. phillip low sculpture / 3. clouded morning bra / 4. berndt friberg stoneware vase / 5.  steven allan paloma dress / 6. photographed by the sartorialist / 7. alexander wang desert booties / 8. matisse / 9. stone fox ring / 10. T + F slack shoes / 11. Brook&Lyn art/objects

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Lorna Simpson

i absolutely love love love the Gold Head series by American artist Lorna Simpson – which are actually all for sale over at Art.Sy. the pieces are made using ink and embossing powder on paper. so simple & beautiful.

“Lorna Simpson’s works explore the experience of African American women in contemporary society. Simpson’s imagery is culled from both original photographs and those she collects from eBay and flea markets. In order to make her subjects elusive or adaptable to any narrative, Simpson rarely depicts them from the front, and instead shows them from behind or with their faces and eyes obscured or omitted. Placing an emphasis on the social and political implications of African hairstyles and textures, her 1994 piece Wigs (Portfolio) presents an almost scientific study of hairpieces, aiming to underscore the wig as a tool of conformity and agent for physical transformation.”Art.Sy

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Still Wearing the Pants

i abandoned tumblr a fair few months ago because i simply could not keep up with so many bookmarking sites (and it feels like there are new ones popping up every day, which is pretty scary). since then i’ve been using Pinterest exclusively, but i really missed Wearing the Pants (which is archived for your pleasure) – so i started a new board with the help of style mavens Cath and Mariah. here are some recent favourite Wearing the Pants moments.

FLORALS! left: vanessa jackman / right: a love is blind

PATTERNED! left: a love is blind / right: citizen couture

WHITE & NAVY! left: the sartorialist / right: stockholm street style

COLOURFUL! left: stylesightings / right: atlantic pacific

RELAXED! left: dam style /  right: street peeper

CHECKED! both stockholm street style: left & right

BLAZERED! left: dam style / right: stockholm street style

TWEEDY! left: the sartorialist / right: garance doré

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A Merry Mishap

Jennifer of jewellery line A Merry Mishap just shared the beautiful lookbook for her Fall 2012 collection. here are some of my favourite shots (though it was tough to choose out of all 60 pages – what a treat). i also LOVE the look of those necklaces draped over the hand shaped jewellery holder. you can shop her line here.

photography: manchik photography / styling: jennifer hagler / lookbook design: julia manchik / ink illustration: jeremiah hagler

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These Things No. 41

can you believe the last these things post i did was way back in August? it always feels like things starts to fast forward around this time of year – the holiday season is almost upon us, people are already planning where they’re going to be for christmas, and tomorrow you’re going to wake up on new years day wondering what happened to 2012. it’s as if october and november don’t even exist in the bigger scheme of things. well let’s pause for a second and look at some cool things from the past while.

some perfect skirt moments have been spotted on the streets…

snapped by kuba dabrowski for WWD:

snapped by street peeper:

also spotted another enviable haircut, that is tempting me into bangs (as always) – photographed by the locals:

speaking of hair, three lovely sisters snip theirs off:

some house tours featuring fashionable folk…

marcela gutierrez & miquel polidano by freunde von freunden:

caitlin mociun at refinery29:

here are some cool plant related things…

a DIY neon planter by the brick house:

handy plant rings by makr:

manipulating leaves by keith stanley:

some lookbooks i’m diggin’ on:

the new pichulik summer range photographed by alix-rose cowie:

 

the thirties tennis inspired colemino s/s 2013 collection:

swanfield muse project discovered via cath:

some products i’d like to get my paws on…

this dress from anthropologie:

this bag from the white pepper:

sunnies from prada (top) and ray-ban (below):

bad girls & sad girls…

bad girls throughout history postcard set:

sad girls issue 1 zine:

 

i like the work of….

sonia rentsch:

studio band:

maddison graphic:

the gentlewoman (always):

and finally, made me laugh: what we talk about when we talk about street style by krisatomic:

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Vuela Giveaway

- the giveaway is now closed – 

Vuela is an online boutique that offers a wonderful collection of accessories, jewellery, homeware and gifts curated from an impressive array of designers from across the globe – Laura Lombardi, Nancy Bird, Studio Patro, Ellen Truijen, Trois Petits Points and Vitrified Studio to name just a few.

today you stand a chance to win THREE items from the shop! something you can WEAR: an enameled locket necklace by Trois Petits Points + something you can USE: a cook tea towel bye Studio Patro + something you can CARRY: a gold linen pochette by Manufacture des Rigoles.

all you have to do to enter is (1) have a browse over at Vuela and leave a comment telling me what your favourite item is in the shop and (2) Like Vuela on Facebook.

Vuela is also offering a 10% discount on anything in the shop for the duration of the giveaway – just enter the code SOCIAL at checkout.

please note that this giveaway is open to all readers worldwide, but if you are outside the USA your package might be subject to your country’s import duties / taxes. giveaway closes Monday 22 October, winner will be drawn at random. if you already like Vuela on Facebook you are still eligible for the giveaway!

Cape Town City Guide!

boy does this post need an exclamation mark!

i’ve been promising the Cape Town City Guide for ages now – to people on twitter, via email, on facebook… you guys have been hounding me, i tells ya. but no one wanted it finished more than i did, and i’m so excited to share it with you. in fact, it’s not even finished yet! it will continue to grow and expand… as cities themselves tend to do.

this started as a humble post on the blog which i edited and re-edited for weeks and weeks until one day i accidentally hit publish. and for some stupid reason even if you delete it, it’s forever burned into your rss reader. so for those of you who bookmarked the now deleted post in your readers – don’t bother. this is way better! this is an actual real life website. that is why it has taken a bit longer to get to you.

so now you can easily browse my favourite places in town using handy categories like eating & shopping (those two go hand-in-hand). whether you’re spending a few days in cape town, or possibly planning a longer sojourn, i hope that this guide will help you along the way.

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Kristy, Marky & Kuwaii

photographer Kate Berry recently snapped the lovely Melbourne home of creative couple Kristy & Marky. Marky is a musician, currently touring with his band Monnone Alone, and  Kristy is the talented lady behind fashion label Kuwaii. i just had to include scenes from her cool little shop (also photographed by Kate) and some of my favourite pieces from her latest collection Landscape.

home & shop photographs by Kate Berry, clothing pics courtesy of Kuwaii.

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