shopping

A Pinboard

i realised that i pin clothes and fashion i like pretty often but don’t share here very much anymore, so i decided to make a colour coded pinboard of garb i like right now. i kind of miss having a cork board above my desk that i would pin real life wants onto, but then again i hardly buy fashion magazines anymore so… that’s the way life changes huh? virtual reality.

these are all individual images that you can click on & shop – yay! but if you want to pin the entire thing, head here.

Clothes, glorious clothes!

wool biker jacket
SISTER JANE

Clothes, glorious clothes!

lily bag
STEVEN ALAN

Clothes, glorious clothes!

cropped sweater
ZARA

Clothes, glorious clothes!

cardigan
MONKI

Clothes, glorious clothes!

jolie sweatshirt
CARDIGAN

Clothes, glorious clothes!

gretel tote
RENNES

Clothes, glorious clothes!

paint spot dress
KATE SPADE SATURDAY

Clothes, glorious clothes!

denim skirt
STEVEN ALAN

Clothes, glorious clothes!

striped shirt
ANNA K

Clothes, glorious clothes!

leather moccasin
ZARA

Clothes, glorious clothes!

sleeveless knit
COS

Clothes, glorious clothes!

panama hat
CLYDE

Clothes, glorious clothes!

silk back jumper
COS

Clothes, glorious clothes!

sophie sandal
MNZ

Clothes, glorious clothes!

long sleeve dress
ZARA

Clothes, glorious clothes!

ankle boot
SAMUJI

Clothes, glorious clothes!

blazer
FRENCH CONNECTION

Clothes, glorious clothes!

freya cardigan
SAMUJI

Clothes, glorious clothes!

waterfall coat
TOAST

Clothes, glorious clothes!

sandals
TERHI PÖLKKI

Clothes, glorious clothes!

tweed biker jacket
FRENCH CONNECTION

Clothes, glorious clothes!

bomber jacket
ACNE

Clothes, glorious clothes!

pleated chiffon dress
MANGO

Clothes, glorious clothes!

slippers
& OTHER STORIES

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Gift Guide No.4

i received a comment the other day from a fellow south african asking for more local gift ideas, which made me pause and reflect for a second. personally i only buy local products for christmas. i think we have amazing designers & makers and i am lucky enough to live in a city that brings all that to the fore. i usually go do my shopping sometime in the week before the 25th so that i absolutely leave everything to the last minute and stress myself out as much as possible. kidding. i like going out and buying gifts, looking at things myself, discovering new places and new people! around this time of year we have great pop-up shops and markets selling the wares of a multitude of designers. i will always ask if their products are available online, sometimes they are – but a lot of the times they aren’t. that’s the only reason why i don’t make solely south african gift guides.

that said, i don’t want to leave you hanging. so i made an effort to peruse some local online shops and find products from a few designers that i like – if you are too scared to leave home and brave the masses this holiday season. here are some pop ups in Cape Town where you can buy local gifts at the moment: South African Market in Bree Street, Present Space at the Lifestyle Centre in Kloof Street, The Fleet in the Bo Kaap and Fabricate in Cavendish. also be sure to check out my City Guide for more shops to visit.

see the rest of the gift guides here.

Gift Guide No.4

Tote
by Soil Design

Gift Guide No.4

Mali Neckpiece
by Pichulik

Gift Guide No.4

Aftershave + Body Wash
by Naturals Beauty

Gift Guide No.4

Quuasar 5 Print
by Lauren Fowler

Gift Guide No.4

Ghostie Tote Bag
by Spookasem

Gift Guide No.4

Prints
by Katrin Coetzer

Gift Guide No.4

Limited Edition Fox Sock
by Feat & Lauren Fowler

Gift Guide No.4

Nirvana Bag
by Rowdy

Gift Guide No.4

Golden Moon Necklace
by Steffany Roup

Gift Guide No.4

No, It Is
by William Kentridge

Gift Guide No.4

Cut Out Coin Bracelet
by Oh Dear Megan

Gift Guide No.4

Breadbin
by Pedersen + Lennard

Gift Guide No.4

Calming Bath Oil
by Lulu & Marula

Gift Guide No.4

Bokkie pot
by Marina Walsh

Gift Guide No.4

Suede Tote
by Ilundi

Gift Guide No.4

Scarab iPad sleeve
by Missibaba

Gift Guide No.4

Brancusi Stripe Cushion
by Skinnylaminx

Gift Guide No.4

Leather Sunglass Case
by Wolf + Maiden

Gift Guide No.4

Raw Chocolate
by Honest Chocolate

Gift Guide No.4

Ceramic Herb Jar
by Vanilla Stone Earthware

Gift Guide No.4

Message Plates
by The Detailsmith

Gift Guide No.4

Jormungandr Print
by Essie Letterpress

Gift Guide No.4

Life of Pi rings
by Dear Rae

Gift Guide No.4

Canvas Duffel
by Dark Horse

Gift Guide No.4

Table Shard
by Cinderwood

Gift Guide No.4

Stellenbosch Prints
by Fanakalo

Gift Guide No.4

Plastic Shopper
by Design Afrika & Joya

Gift Guide No.4

Wise Cat Wise Dog Notebooks
by Past Present

Gift Guide No.4

Tribal Triangle Mug
by Love MIlo

Gift Guide No.4

Dippy Egg Board
by Alice May

Gift Guide No.4

Rider Backpack
by Chapel

Gift Guide No.4

Coffee Mug
by Be Kind

Gift Guide No.4

Milnerton Market
by Dave Southwood

Gift Guide No.4

Toiletry Bag
by Chartermade

Gift Guide No.4

Flapstand
by Kraftisan

Gift Guide No.4

Colander Bowl
by Chandler House

Gift Guide No.4

2014 Artist Almanac
by Essie Letterpress

Gift Guide No.4

Eye Print Tee
by Adriaan Kuiters

Gift Guide No.4

Kimberley Rug
by Airloom

Gift Guide No.4

Serving Bowls
by Sarah Ord

Gift Guide No.4

Stella Bag
by Jane Sews

Gift Guide No.4

Fiela Lamp
by The Artisan

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Uniform

i discovered this old post and thought it deserved a revival of sorts. 6 outfits made up of 3 essential items. they are not all budget friendly though, i apologise. if i make fantasy outfits they really tend to be exactly that.

Miss Moss // Uniform

row 1: A.P.C. Jenny Sweater // Weekend by Max Mara Canada Skirt // & Other Stories Ankle Boot
row 2: Steven Alan Oversized Shirt // Rag & Bone Jeans // Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag
row 3: Araks William Cami // Dolce & Gabbana Rose Print Skirt // Ancient Greek Sandals
row 4: J Brand Leather Jacket //  Étoile Isabel Marant Noelia Dress // Chloe Metal-Tipped Tassel Loafers
row 5: Acne Palm Lync Dress // Marni Edition Trapese Earrings // Rachel Comey Preen Loafer
row 6: COS Pleat Dress // Clare Vivier Jaguar Print Clutch // & Other Stories Wooden Heel Sandals

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& Other Stories

whenever i discover a new online shop i go through various stages of emotion. 1. i’m excited by all the beautiful clothes. 2. i’m sad that i can’t order any of them. 3. i’m relieved because my credit card sits untouched. rinse, and repeat.

so when Catherine alerted me to & Other Stories i went through all these stages, but i also marvelled at the care that went into the look & feel of the shopping experience. i ended up browsing for far longer than i usually would any other online shop.  i’m also taken by the beautiful design of their in-house beauty range - which i’m actually lusting after more than the clothes. i can just imagine these pretty serums and potions sitting atop my sink.

& Other Stories is actually a brand under the H&M group, it kind of feels like a rad Scandi version of Zara. they just opened a shop in Regent Street in London, so i expect they will be branching out further afield soon enough.

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Toast

i really love the aesthetic of UK brand Toast. they have a wonderful collection of basics like breton tees, denim, classic leather items and menswear inspired pieces named after Diane Keaton (of course, who else). have a browse around their latest catalogue and also be sure to check out their gorgeous homeware collection.

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Give Some Art

my go-to gift, and also my favourite to receive, is a print or a piece of art for my wall (or floor, or shelf, or wherever i can squeeze it in due to impending space issues). 20×200 has a great gift guide going at the moment, which i think is perfect for the holidays. they specialise in limited edition prints at affordable prices, and you get them framed too so it’s a sweet deal all round. these are some of my favourites in their shop.

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