today is “Spring Day” in South Africa – even though our spring equinox is actually on 23 September (my birthday! coincidence? maybe.) i suppose people around here are just too excited to push winter right out of the way. and conversely people on the other side of the world people are quite ready to usher in autumn. Canadian designer Noémie Vaillancourt is one of those people, having just released her FW15 collection for her label Noemiah.
so, Elizabeth Suzann has turned into a bit of a cult label since i first blogged about her way back in 2013. that’s because Elizabeth is a bit of a genius. her collections just get better and better – i think she might have reached peak awesomeness with FW15. i truly envy those of you going into cooler months, and if you get the chance to wear one of her cosy looking creations i envy you even more.
i have been following Kate Miss online, in some form, since forever ever. back in the day i got to know her through her old blog For Me, For You and she felt like a kindred spirit in a sea of lifestyle blogs – both of our day jobs are as graphic designers, we share similar taste in fashion and music, and we even planned our weddings and got married a month apart. also, i’m sure she gets just as many ‘Kate Moss’ jokes as i get ‘Diana Ross’ jokes.
hey guys! it’s been quiet here for a couple of days because i actually took the seemingly monumental task of moving the blog to a new host. i’ve been putting this off for years because i thought it would be the biggest drag in the world to do (moving 6 years worth of content is quite a thing) – but my new hosts made the process so easy. i’m thrilled. and, hopefully, everything is working fine around here! let me know if you pick up any bugs. *ladybird emoji*
i won’t hesitate to say that my Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag is one of my most prized possessions. but, i have only used it twice… okay maybe three times. i am SO scared of ruining it that it’s actually a joke! right now it is sitting inside its dust bag on my dressing table in my bedroom. every now and then i take it out, stare at it and caress it like i’m crazed.
it’s that time of year in South Africa where some women (aka: me) are starting to sweat about the impending summer. they are scrolling through Kayla Istine’s feed, and thinking about maybe doing a juice diet, and keeping one eyeball on the swimwear trends. it’s companies like Pale Swimwear who give me hope, making beautiful pieces that would suit a range of body types. whether you’re into high-waisted bikinis or slick one-pieces, they’ve got you covered.
oh! i really REALLY love these dresses by LA based designer Natalie Martin. they have some really sweet tops & blouses too, and i also really love this short kimono. Natalie is originally from Australia, and is especially inspired by the unique batik prints and embroidery of Bali. all the dresses are made from hand batik printed silk.
i never thought i’d be into pearls, but damn these pieces by German based jewellery line Saskia Diez are beautiful. i especially love this delicate pearl bracelet and the pearl pop rings. there are also plenty of fine gold pieces for the minimalists out there, as well as these bunny & cat keychains which are TOO CUTE. they ship worldwide.