Grace Spring 2012

Alison sent me the Spring lookbook for her lovely accessories label Grace. she also carries a scarf called the Diana, which literally has my name written all over it.

Scout & Catalogue Spring 12

i asked Anabela of the newly revamped Fieldguided – nice work Kate! – if she’d care to share the lookbook that she & her partner Geoff recently shot for Scout & Catalogue. i really love Anabela’s visual aesthetic, and particularly enjoyed her behind the scenes photos from the shoot. Shop the…

Golden Ponies

Golden Ponies is a line of handmade leather goods and shoes by designer Erandi Gutiérrez based and hancrafted in Guadalajara, Mexico.

YUE

“Yue stems from a family business specializing in Western leather goods. Each piece is handmade in limited quantities.” available at pour porter.

Rennes Handmade

i have been an admirer of Rennes Handmade for quite some time, but realised that i had never given this wonderful label some blog love (i don’t think? my archives baffle me sometimes). so, here you go! shop away. they’re on etsy too – love the marbled leather tote and pouches.…

Missibaba A/W 2011

lately i’ve been in a shoe phase (more like perving over shoes than actually buying them) – but am slowly coming round to bags again. my black leather bag hasn’t let me down for over 5 years and is versatile enough that i haven’t gotten bored of it, but it’s…

Hermès

so … Bukowski’s. i can’t help myself. had a major browse through their Vintage & Jewellery catalogue which auctioned two days ago. tons of items from designer labels like ysl, louis vuitton & chanel (including chanel no.5 brooch which i thought was pretty cool) and you know, it’s all very beautiful -…

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not only do i LOVE their bags, but the lookbook is simply wonderful. and simple. simply wonderfully simple. seen via the shiny squirrel

im:mortal

im:mortal sports a mega hippies & crystals vibe – but i like their accessories. (how absolutely nuts is her thick braided hair?)

studio fludd

remember the vintage collections of caterina gabelli? well, she’s part of an italian collective called studio fludd. i spotted some of their new work via mallory’s tumblr. what a talented bunch of people. buy their stuff on etsy.

somebody’s been eyeballin’ la garconne again

it’s almost effin 30 degrees celcius every day and i’m looking at flippen boots? i can’t really help it guys, can you believe some of this stuff…. click on the pics if you want to buy. if you actually do want to buy, please don’t tell me. i’ll be jealous.

cowboy’s little girl

south africans know and love missibaba. well. i remember when my friend had one specially made and we all oooh’d and aaa’h over it (still do). their new range for spring / summer 2010 is un-fucking-believable.

i was on the verge of buying a pretty damn expensive new bag in paris, but i ended up leaving the store without it because i didn’t love it enough. then when i was on my way back to south africa i caught up on some internetting and saw the launch of the new missibaba range on a couple of blogs. YES. i thought, who cares about that stupid bag i didn’t buy? these are a million times better, and locally made. i have my eye on the buckaroo and the saddle bag, yes sir.