this past weekend my niece had her 6th birthday party (we made her a leopard cake). it was a classic hot December day, there were a hundred kids in the pool, running through sprinklers and eating slices of watermelon. that whole day reminded me of this new SS15 collection by Royal Caballito – fun, bright, summer.
Neira is one of my favourite fashionable people, just one look at her tumblr or her instagram puts a smile on my face. you may remember my first post about her bag line MOMO earlier this year. since then i have been spotting MOMOs all around town, and have been carrying my own black patent MOMO around relentlessly (it goes with EVERYTHING!) so i was really excited to see this new summer campaign, and asked her to tell me a bit about it…
Black Betty is a local jewellery line by Kristin Weixelbaumer, a designer based in Cape Town who started her range after travelling through India for 6 months. Kristin is especially interested in the healing properties of the stones they use in their pieces, all of which are ethically sourced, naturally formed and hand cut.
i love following Whitney Bickers on Instagram, she has the cutest shop and style and clients. if i ever make it to LA one day then i will have to pay Myrtle a visit, stat. i also love receiving her new lookbooks in my inbox – they are always interesting & unique. the last one i featured was illustrated which i thought was just brilliant! this is her latest, for FW14.
when i first saw some of these images from the new campaign for the Metropolis collection by Levi’s Vintage Clothing i thought, wow these are some great vintage shots. then i looked more carefully. mmm, those construction workers are awfully good looking. and they are very sharply dressed while building those skyscrapers. nice one, Levis – you did a great job in almost tricking this vintage photo lover.
the rad thing about the blog is that often after i’ve discovered and posted about the work of talented people it allows us to connect and keep in touch – so i’m kept in the loop whenever something new is on the horizon (good for me, and good for you!) one such person is Jill Sawatzky of Tony Chestnut who i posted about earlier this year. she just released her FW14 collection, available at her online shop.
one of the weird highlights of my blogging ‘career’ has been getting emails from guys who want to propose to their girlfriends and need advice on an engagement ring. it’s a tough thing to give advice on, and such a personal choice too! my first piece of advice is always that you don’t need to buy a huge big diamond. in fact, you don’t need to buy a diamond at all.