Warm Weather

it’s that time of year again where i do my annual post about summer psyching. this has mostly do with all the imagery i have seen on instagram and twitter and in my blog feed from people who live in, or are currently holidaying in, the northern hemisphere. i know you guys have been experiencing some heat waves – even though the news of the heat wave in London made all of us south africans smile, of course. “temperatures as high as 32c!”

i can’t say that i miss summer, at this point. truth is that we have had a pretty mild winter so far. some days i walk around my neighbourhood and it’s warm enough that people are donning shorts and tee-shirts. that’s just the way it is here, and always will be. i’m grateful for that. what i do miss is that feeling that summer brings – of being on perpetual holiday (even when you’re not). you can get home after work and there’s enough daylight left to go sit on the beach and have a sundowner with your friends, or jump in the pool, or have a gin & tonic on your patio… enjoy the next few months – it’ll be our turn soon.

all photos courtesy of their respective owners, please click on the images to be taken to the original.

© Able Parris

© Able Parris

© Violeta Niebla

© Violeta Niebla

© nikaela peters

© nikaela peters

© Jana Martish

© Jana Martish

© Alile Dara

© Alile Dara

© Gonzalo Sainz Sotomayor

© Gonzalo Sainz Sotomayor

© amanda jasnowski

© amanda jasnowski

© tatjana šuškic

© tatjana šuškic

© Molly Wizenberg

© Molly Wizenberg

© another feather

© another feather

© dream awake

© dream awake

© matt bower

© matt bower

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Nice Things No.17

hello! wow, you guys have been going pretty nuts on that Baggu giveaway. i don’t blame you – if i were to invoke the treat yo self policy right now, i would definitely splurge on one of those totes. but if you’re not a bag kinda person (or perhaps you have too many bags, that is also a viable option) – here are some other cool things floating around on the internet that you can treat yo self to. you can just click on the image to be taken to the particular product – yay!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

row 1: gold coaster by Martino Gamper; brass wreath by Hruskaa
row 2: porcelain bottles & vases by Revisions Design
row 3: To Be Adored dress; Anthropologie denim moto jacket
row 4: chopping blocks by Douglas + Bec
row 5: YMC duffle bag; Get It On bodywash by Plant
row 6: early birds print by Janine Radwell
row 7: Toni jersey dress by Meinrad Young; Sonia by Sonia Rykiel combo dress
row 8: flower trap vases by Utopia & Utility
row 9: produce bag by Slide Sideways; scandi breakfast tray by Sarah Linstrom
row 10: sweet little vases by Casa Abril
row 11: giving & receiving bracelt by Fail; sandstone bracelet by Seaworthy
row 12: vintage Turkish kilims from Sukan
row 13: Jesse Kamm field dress; Organic by John Patrick corset dress

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Alexandra Höjer

if you’re a Capetonian you’ll be familiar with Swedish fashion designer Alexandra Höjer, and her beautiful clothing which she sells from her boutique in Kloof Street. i had heard that she had a new shop in the works, but had no idea how cool it was until i stumbled upon it a few weeks ago in everyone’s favourite Bree Street.

this is the Alexandra Höjer Atelier, a more high end (and rock ‘n roll) addition to her line. the space itself is just amazing – it’s a former warehouse, typical for this area of town, that now houses Alexandra’s store front, decorated with vintage pieces (including a badass BMW), gold & copper accents – check out the hangers – as well as interesting lighting to set the mood. the Josef Frank wallpaper in the bathroom made me want to spend an inordinate amount of time in there.

Alexandra’s studio and work space is in the back of the shop, where her sweet staffie seems to keep an eye on everything from his spot on the leather couch. this studio gives her the freedom to create new designs on the spot, but also interact with customers who pop in during the day. the Atelier line caters for men and women, and you’ll be sure to find beautiful & unique pieces made from quality fabrics. i currently have my eye on winter coats & capes, as well as some gorgeous leather pieces.

pay her a visit at 156 Bree Street. all photographs by me, you can see the entire set here.

Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss

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Baggu Giveaway!

Miss Moss Baggu Giveaway!

i wanted to keep my cool about this giveaway but i simply CANNOT. i have been a fan of Brooklyn based legends of the bag world Baggu for a long time, they “make simple, high quality bags in bright colors that fill many uses so you can own less stuff.” you’ll definitely recognise their famous original Baggu re-usable shoppers, and you’ve probably seem some of their other rad wares around like the leather baggu and the drawstring purse. bottom line, they rule.

Baggu just launched their Basic Tote - a simple daily tote in the softest of leathers that comes in eight different colours. and not just the usual suspects, either. i can’t pick my favourite hue – but can you?

go to the Baggu website and check out all the Basic Tote colours (do it, do it now) then come back here and tell me in the comments which colour, by the correct name, is your favourite… and that’s the one you stand the chance to win!

follow Baggu on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out more about this amazing company, and be sure to visit their showroom in Brooklyn if you’re ever in the area code.

the giveaway is open to all readers worldwide. if you are outside the US your package might be subject to your country’s import duties / taxes. only one Baggu Basic Tote is up for grabs. giveaway closes Thursday 18 July. winner will be drawn at random.

Miss Moss Baggu Giveaway!
Miss Moss Baggu Giveaway!
Miss Moss Baggu Giveaway!
Miss Moss Baggu Giveaway!
Miss Moss Baggu Giveaway!

Lauren Hutton

my friend Amy and i were sitting around gabbing the other day, browsing pinterest (which is the new looking through magazines together, i guess) and we got onto the topic of Lauren Hutton. i couldn’t quite believe that i hadn’t done a post on her yet, especially since i’ve covered some other favourite style icons, like Anjelica for example.

i have never been able to decide which Lauren is my favourite – Safari Lauren, Tomboy Lauren, glamorous Model Lauren, showing the kids how it’s done Lauren… either way, her infectious personality (and smile) always take center stage no matter what she’s doing.

i scoured the web to find my favourite Lauren Hutton pics – a lot of these are from Pinterest and Tumblr, as well as sites like The Fashion Spot, Ciao Vogue and the Life Magazine Archives. this one is for you, Amy.





















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Olga Inoue

Olga Inoue is a teacher turned artist living in Moscow who creates many things including beautiful watercolours, hand-carved stamps, sweet objects & jewellery, delicate pottery and also lovely photographs.

my inspiration is nature, children, the way they see things and talk. their art. countries, weather, changing seasons. and words i hear from people, i’m very sensitive, so i can be moved easily, inspired by anything. *

you can find out more about her at her website and blog & you can also buy her work at etsy.












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