Shini Park’s Park & Cube has long been one of my favourite fashion blogs. i’m always reblogging her photos on tumblr – not only because they are so beautiful (she is a designer after all) but she has an impeccable sense of style that makes me all kinds of envious. every time she posts something new i’m bound to say oh! those shoes or oh! that skirt etc. so i simply had to share her latest post how to wear stuff & turn you into a Park & Cube reader if you’re not one already.
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?
okay, i’ll admit it… i actually loved the notebook when it came out. 99% because of ryan gosling (obviously) & it is also quite aesthetically pleasing to watch. i could never watch it again because it seriously makes me cringe now and the story is pretty awful, but perhaps i can fast forward & just watch the gosling bits? anyway – had a bit of a trip down memory lane when i saw the Ruche 2011 Lookbook which took inspiration from the southern romance of the movie.
Modern fashion photography was born when three brothers, Parisian postcard photographers, shifted their lenses to the upper echelon of French society in the early twentieth century. As impromptu portraits of beautiful women in inimitable finery at racecourses, resorts, and cafes began to appear in magazines, courant designers such as Chanel, Hermes, and Madeleine Vionnet rushed to send their models to posh watering holes to be photographed with the beau monde.