kate: things i like right now

kate is one of my best friends whom i met in high school. she is an aspiring bag designer – keep an eye out for this lady.

things i like right now by kate of mooi mooi

  1. Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in sepia ink with ultra fine eyeliner brush – its super easy to apply and long wearing so I don’t end up looking like a raccoon at the end of a long day (or night).
  2. Collect necklaces – especially the bokkie :)
  3. Peonies – a bunch of these beauties is the easiest way to get into my good books ;)
  4. Narciso Rodriguez for her – thanks to Miss Moss for introducing me to this, its no. 1 on my Christmas wishlist.
  5. Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener – I love this product. Think YSL Touche Eclat, just more affordable.
  6. My grandfather’s Praktica Super TL camera.
  7. Smith’s Rosebud Salve – forget eight hour cream, this is a miracle in a tin.
  8. Greta Garbo inspired Dior ad campaign.
  9. Patterns in my coffee – I have become such a regular at my local Vida that the baristas make a game of creating new and interesting patterns in my double meia froth. Both the coffee and the photo are by a friend of mine, Nathalie. Too cute.
  10. Feminine, lingerie inspired, summer frocks.
  11. Donna Karan Double Zip Messenger Bag – wouldn’t mind it being a bit smaller though… guess i need make my own version ;)
  12. Vintage margazit brooch from my mom – priceless.
  13. Comfy flat shoes for long summer walks with my dogs.

i need to get myself some of that eyeliner and eye brightener, am a serious sufferer of panda eyes

elle oh elle

the september Elle magazine has been out since mid-august, and i was determined to wait till september to actually post about this – but i am far too impatient for my own good….

kim, lana, lauren and i were lucky enough to be featured in their spring issue for ‘the scoop on spring’. in case you read the article and were wondering what on earth i was talking about – here’s my post about atonement & morris and here is the old mac daddy trailer park. i also mentioned pastel blouses, this is what i had in mind:

image from the sartorialist & equipment washed silk pocket shirt from net-a-porter

if you discovered my blog through the Elle, welcome! and thanks Elle mag, what an honour.

catherine: things i like right now

things i like right now by catherine of wolf eyebrows

  1. Bare ankles and APC loafers – I want some so badly
  2. Finnish patterns by Sanna Annukka
  3. My vintage children’s book collection– because a part of me will never grow up
  4. Triangle necklace by Laura Lombardi – because triangles are cool
  5. Scalloped shorts – so pretty
  6. Barcelona chair by Mies van der Rohe – a classic
  7. The Tallest Man on Earth – a little Swedish man who plays the banjo
  8. Mad Men – no explanation needed here
  9. Mast Brothers – chocolate, awesome beards and beautiful packaging
  10. Lizzy Stewart – I wish I could draw like her
  11. Coralie Bickford-Smith’s book cover designs

if ever i had a blogging twin, wolf eyebrows would be it. i can’t count how many times catherine and i have unintentionally done identical posts. so if you like the content around here, definitely pay her a visit :)

ps: those shorts!

mariah: things i like right now

things i like right now by mariah of size too small

  1. Candles & Candlestick Holders: Every day as soon as the sun sets, we light candles in our home. They create the best mood – super cozy.
  2. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: Do yourself a favor and listen to “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
  3. Stationary: I love cards and stationary and Rifle Paper Company is at the top of my love list.
  4. American Apparel Deep Neck V T-shirt: I’ve been a long time fan of this particular shirt. I have it in a bunch of colors, but grey is my favorite.
  5. Window Pane Check Bedding: I’m obsessed with this simple graphic print for bedding.
  6. Eternity Scarves: These are the best- sewn in a circle, all you do is loop it around your neck. It holds the perfect shape all day. I wore mine all winter long.
  7. Rachel Comey Ankle Boot: I love this new ankle boot Rachel Comey has come out with. It’s the perfect shade of brown.

those boooooooots!!! actually, i want everything on mariah’s list. everything.

anthea: things i like right now

things i like right now by anthea of embracing style

  1. Google Translate – so I can read blogs that are in languages I don’t know how to read.
  2. Tank’s extra hour of half price sushi and cocktails
  3. T-strap pumps
  4. David West’s collection at Cape Town Fashion Week
  5. Watching True Blood Season 3 and Entourage Season 7
  6. Vintage Inspired Swimwear
  7. Wooden wedges
  8. Making new pictures look like old ones
  9. Cape Town Street Style
  10. New Look 50s Dresses as seen in Louis Vuitton RTW Fall 2010

i’m also loving true blood & those wooden platforms… and sushi and david west and fifties dresses and and and…

edit: i fixed the numbering now, am a bit slow this morning >_<

lauren: things i like right now

things i like right now by lauren of glossary

Hello Miss Moss Readers! Thanks for having me Di!

I love scribbling up wishlists. Here are ten things I’d love to get my paws on now!

  1. A return ticket to New York: Cliche’d perhaps but I want to experience all the movie-moments from hailing yellow cabs to eating giant pretzels in Central Park.
  2. Stamps from Nothing Elegant: I’m in love with this sweet range on Etsy.
  3. Diana Camera: I know every girl and her blog has one but I really want one too.
  4. Boater Hat: Pleeeease let me know if you see one in the shops!
  5. Mint Nailpolish: I keep seeing peppermint nails on the bloggers abroad and I’m utterly smitten with it too.
  6. A curling iron: I want to start experimenting with my hair more and this gizmo is just the ticket.
  7. Espadrilles: I hope they arrive in SA soon!
  8. 99 cones all round!
  9. Black Oxfords: I saw a pair like these a few months ago and totally regret not buying ’em.
  10. Picnic set for parties out of a basket!

I hope you enjoyed my wish-list and I’d love to hear what you’re wishing for too!

thaya: things i like right now

things i like right now by thaya of beatnik bazaar

Things I’m loving = Local

Here are some goodies I’m loving by local designers, who never cease to amaze me with their beautiful creations. Buying local fills me with such a sense of pride, that not only am I supporting South African designers, but I’m helping to invest in the local economy. All the local designers I love and stock in my store, use great quality fabrics, leathers, cottons and finishes to create their ranges and I am loving green, grey and blue accent tones this Spring. I’m also mad about vintage and collect deer, swans and anything with hearts on them, so I’ve pandered to my whims and included some beautiful things from local designers with my collections in mind.

  1. Trip Bags – Handmade in False Bay.
  2. Liesel Trautman Porcelain Cups – By Liesel Trautman in Observatory.
  3. Locally made fabric pumps
  4. Skinny laMinx‘s new cushions – available at Beatnik Bazaar
  5. Brooches by Skermunkil (I wear mine everyday!) – available at Beatnik Bazaar
  6. Felt Swans and dolls by Gwen loves Harold
  7. Bunting
  8. Vintage plate wall art
  9. Their awesome sense of fashion (top right: The Sartorialist & bottom left: Mary B)
  10. Nook Eatery in Stellenbosch
  11. Rustic cabins
  12. Thrifting
  13. My son and my husky
  14. The Old Mac Daddy vintage airstream trailer park in Elgin.

natali: things i like right now

introducing a new guest post feature where i ask south african bloggers & friends what they like, right now…

things i like right now* by natali of narrylikes

  1. leggins. current fav: grey / black zebra print.
  2. l’oreal true match foundation. perfect color match, super fast application and blends very easily. good coverage, but at the same time your skin feels like it can breathe.
  3. oversized pocket cardigans. any color will do and most stores have them. they’re very comfortable and you can wear it with just about anything and everything.
  4. mac blot powder. must-have. best. thing. ever. tip: use a big fluffy powder brush for the best application.
  5. cake pops. basically it’s cake mixed with frosting, dipped in chocolate – on a stick! yum. try the red velvet version (mixed with cream cheese frosting). dee-licious!
  6. wallpaper* city guides (phaidon). love these little books and you can make a rainbow if you stack em. nice for a little escape and visiting a different city each time. plus, i love opening the first page and comparing skylines. things dorks do.
  7. the prophet by kahlil gibran. there are no words truer than these.
  8. sally hansen insta dri. discovered these at a k-mart. it has a flat brush that gives you a lot of control and insta dri means exactly that – it literally dries instantly.
  9. american apparel tri-blend light weight raglan pullovers. ah-ma-zing! bought my first one a few years ago and they are still my favorite of all favorites. you can stretch them as much as you like – works great for an off-the-shoulder look – and they make very comfy pajamas too :)

* and in some cases – always

we really need those sally hansen insta dri polishes here, hey? i’m on board with everything else on this list, too. what kind of person wouldn’t like cake on a stick.

appreciate please

i just wanted to let you know that i have started a tumblr called appreciate please. it’s basically a way for me to bookmark and save mostly fashion & style related stuff (which i know many people aka men find boring – so if that’s your thing head on over). naturally things also take a bit of a vintage slant because i can’t flippen help myself, so it’s a mixed bag really.

and it’s not that i don’t love my posterous – i’m just trying to streamline that into a more design & art direction.

hilda grahnat

I am a 22 year old graphic design student, born and raised in the dark forests of Sweden. I take pictures to remember, to preserve a passing moment and to distinguish interesting details from their otherwise average surroundings. I love traveling and take my best pictures when I travel. I have a fondness for all things vintage, typography and morning light. I have spent most of my life thinking I cannot draw. I am not yet convinced of the contrary, but at least now I am trying.

well said, hilda. her vintage items styled by colour are a dream…

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aah, that new blog smell

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perhaps you’ve noticed things look a bit different  around here, that’s because i’ve implemented a brand spanking sparkly shiny new look .  the layout is a bit simpler – with all the categories and archives far easier to navigate. this mini-makeover left me with precious little time to do an actual post… but things will be back to normal soon, i promise.

i would love and appreciate any comments and feedback.

posterous

in case you didn’t know already, i have a  mini blog of sorts over at posterous (it’s sort of like a no-mess no-fuss version of tumblr – i love it). missmoss.posterous.com – basically where i bookmark all the things that just add fuel to the fire of my already over-the-top internet addiction. i used to save pics i liked on my computer but then how do i share them, right?

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anyway it’s kind of frivolous and mostly about pretty pictures, but if that’s your thing – have at it! and if you have one too, let me know so i can follow you.