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Future Glory

i like these bags by Future Glory very much. Future Glory Co. locally handcrafts bags and accessories that support social causes. We believe that business is a means to support social change, so with every purchase, a portion of proceeds is donated to local organizations dedicated to rebuilding the lives…

Tinker

Tinker

Tinker is a sort of a choose your own adventure watch brand. you pick the size, strap colour and finish you want – and that’s the watch you get. it’s fun building your own watch… i think i would pick the smallest face, in gold, with a blush pink strap. or black! or…

Club Petanque

Club Petanque

oh what i would give to wear a cosy sweatshirt right now. this week in Cape Town it would be more of a SWEAT shirt, know what i’m saying? Club Petanque is, as you may already have guessed, very French – selling cool sweats and tees for men and women,…

Pajamas, Pyjamas (Potatoes, Potahtoes)

Jim Jams

i decided to title this post Jim Jams because that’s what i call pyjamas. no, i’m not five. but it’s easier than trying to decide if i should go with the British spelling of pyjamas or the wholly more sensible American spelling of pajamas. PJs, jim jams, pyjamas, pajamas, sleepwear – whatever…

Plante SS16

Plante SS16

you may remember Plante from when i first posted about the brand in 2014. sisters Leah & Rebecca Plante have just launched their Spring 2016 collection – i love that classic green skirt, there’s almost nothing more beautiful to me than the combination of a blouse tucked into a long skirt. Plante…

Über den Wolken

Über den Wolken

i first visited Barcelona on vacation back in 2007 – pre-social media days. i was so excited by what a cool city it was, but also overwhelmed because i didn’t know how to tap into and find the real coolness of the city beyond the touristy stuff. there was no twitter…

Miss Moss + Jane Sews Giveaway. Enter to win a $100 voucher to spend at the Jane Sews online shop!

Jane Sews Giveaway

Hello! (said in Adele voice) i haven’t done a giveaway in such a long time, so i am very excited for this one – not least because Jane Sews is one of our proudest South African exports. i have seen Amy Venter grow her label from a young fashion range to…

Beech Hall

Beech Hall

look, i never pass up the chance to peruse a new online shop. some i can skim for a couple of seconds before closing the tab, others – well, i get sucked in for a good long while. that’s how it turned out when the friendly people from Beech Hall pointed me…

Heinui FW15

Heinui FW15

if there’s one thing i can count on every year it’s that designer Claire Pignot is going to release a lovely new collection for her label Heinui. yep, just take a look at the FW15 collection. the Lenny dress is a particular favourite, and love the embroidery on the Luisa…

FARIS

FARIS

ever since Faris first contacted me about her jewellery line back in 2014 i have loved seeing her work progressing, and DAMN didn’t she knock it out of the park with her new collection! those earlashes (shown above) are simply a dream. FARIS is a jewelry line that distills complexity into a wearable…

Electric Feather FW15

Electric Feathers FW15

when i first saw the new FW15 collection by Electric Feathers i thought to myself, “i need a legit reason to wear that gold lamé dress right now.” but actually, you know what, you should be able to wear gold lamé whenever you like. in fact, why not go full jumpsuit…

Crescioni Spring 2016

Crescioni Spring 2016

Californian jewellery line Crescioni has a new Spring collection on the block, and i gotta say i love the big chunky pieces – especially all the brass earrings. women need to wear more jewellery at the beach, huh? i feel like this is a very cool department we’re not tapping. swimwear by…

Krysos + Chandi

Krysos + Chandi

Krysos + Chandi is a Brooklyn based jewellery label by designer Avneet Basi, who takes inspiration from the mythology and culture of ancient Greece and India. Khrysos is the name from the Greek God of gold, and Chandi is the Hindi word for silver. this is her beautiful new collection… Since ancient times, women, men…

Pins, Pins, Pins

Pins, Pins, Pins

ABOVE: Life Lessons pins have you guys noticed that enamel pins have become a thing? recently i’ve seen so many rad ones popping up all around the place, and people rocking them in my Instagram feed. and because they’re mostly being made by talented illustrators and designers they’re all super rad. here are some…

Noémiah FW15

Noémiah FW15

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…