rodeo blue

sometimes i hop skip & jump between blogs and suddenly find myself at some swedish fashion site that makes me go – oh, hello. luckily chrome automatically translates foreign websites for me (thanks google). i’m still not really sure what’s going on at rodeo, but the shopping department has some nice stuff (talk about short shorts hey).

old & new

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i love this, and it’s something i’ve always wanted to do … except i find thrift stores so overwhelming as they’re usually incredibly unorganised (read: piles and piles of crap to sieve through). of course there are tons of etsy and ebay shops who sell wonderful & cheap vintage items – which is a great resource for people who live in the US & the UK. but somehow ordering a cheap old dress online and having it flown / shipped all the way to south africa doesn’t seem like a great way to practice sustainability or even to save money.

dream bag

tennis hagan long strap bag – Hand made in Canada, cut from one continuous piece of waxed and edged latigo leather. Closure is a custom brass buckle designed by Tannis Hegan. Comes with a handmade cotton bag.

uniqlo

lauren from glossary wrote a post about the wonders of H&M (miss you) , and in the comments i waxed lyrical about my love for high street shops in london. one of my favourites was uniqlo – a japanese company that makes the best basics (cardigans, jerseys, t-shirts, jeans etc etc). i used to go in there and stroke their cashmere jerseys as if they were kittens.

swedish hasbeens

hasbeens

i’m not really one for clogs, but i really really love these (with the wooden “clog” heel). they are made by a company called swedish hasbeens and they’re called braided sky high. each one is individually handmade – wow. can imagine they’d be perfect year round – as sandals in summer, with tights in winter … south african winters that is. love the label too. they ship worldwide, but a pair costs roughly R1800. at least you can be assured that they do indeed last a lifetime.

toto

totokaelo has some great stuff at the moment. i can remember how excited i was the first time i discovered it, my friend and i looked at every single piece of clothing for the better part of an hour… and every time i visit i end up spending way too much time browsing. they stock APC, acne, chloe, opening ceremony, rachel comey, vanessa bruno & many more.

monki

monki has a cute & slightly odd website and even cuter & sometimes odd clothes, check it.