Kirsten Sims: Saturn Return

aaaah to own a piece by Kirsten Sims. that is my dream. Kirsten’s solo shows are an expression of where she is in her life. this year she turns 30, so her new show is called Saturn Return – an ode to the astrological period that occurs in a person’s late 20s…

WAIF: Technicolor Melodrama

Gisele Human’s WAIF is going places. i feel like every time i see her work she has just leveled up. the new collection is outstanding, but the lookbook is equally gorgeous. everything from the photography to the styling and hair and makeup… wow. i feel like i want to hire…

The luxurious city wedding of Johannes & Francois

i don’t share a lot of weddings these days. i felt like weddings on blogs reached a fever pitch a few years ago (even blogging about our own wedding gave me pause) and like many things in the online world became a show of magnificent venues and expensive dresses and…

Margot Molyneux AW17

i always love to see designers embracing a truly diverse clientele when it comes to their clothes, but especially the models they choose to represent them. South African designer Margot Molyneux’s AW17  collection features women of all sizes, but also of all ages – it’s so nice to see. if anyone…

A lovingly restored home in Johannesburg

i began following Chloe O’Doherty sometime last year, in the midst of those early all-consuming baby days – when i found myself stalking as many mothers as I could on Instagram. it was a way for me to silently connect with women going through the same thing as i was, trying to figure…

Andel’s Portraits

relevant to my post earlier today – all about Andel’s wedding dress designer Sheila-Madge Bakker – is the work of Andel herself, an artist who i started following on Instagram a while back. Andel lives in Cyprus with her husband, and they just recently had a baby (i was VERY impressed by Instagram stories of Andel working at…

Sheila-Madge Bakker

you may remember Andel Olivier’s astoundingly beautiful wedding dress that i featured a few years ago, it was designed by Sheila-Madge Bakker who, at the time, did not have a website. but hooray she does now – featuring her ready to wear collections as well as a wedding line. she’s actually also done a collaboration…

Marsi van de Heuvel: Ceremony

you’ll undoubtedly remember south african artist Marsi van de Heuvel from her outer space themed exhibition Dark Matter from a couple of years back (if not, be sure to check that post out). Marsi has moved on to something far more earthly, botanical even, with her new exhibition Ceremony. now before…

WAIF

I have been eagerly watching Gisele Human’s WAIF unfurl from a small passion project to a now fully fledged jewellery line, and am so happy to exclusively debut this wonderful new shoot and her online shop!

Alice Toich: The Icing Pink Ether

i’ve been following local artist Alice Toich for a long time, in fact i think i may have discovered her on Instagram – where i noticed she has a serious love for baking. i wanted to feature her work on the blog but our wires kept getting crossed, then she appeared up in…

Mia Chaplin

i was so sure that i had already posted about Mia Chaplin, because she is one of my favourite local artists – but somehow i have not. which means today is your lucky day. Mia lives in Cape Town and works in oil. thick, thick oil. she’s represented by WHATIFTHEWORLD where…

Katrin Coetzer: Under the Same Sun

my faaaaaaaaaavourite local artist slash illustrator Katrin Coetzer has a beautiful new exhibition currently showing in Madrid at a concept store called Do Design. are you in Madrid? you should go see it! you should buy a painting! it’s showing till 6 August 🌞

Pieter Hugo: 1994

if you think you aren’t familiar with the work of South African photographic artist Pieter Hugo, you will most certainly recognise his iconic series The Hyena Men. and if not, then his latest exhibition 1994 is a great introduction to his work. 1994 comprises portraits of children born after 1994…

Kirsten Sims: You Are Here

right now i’m just over 36 weeks pregnant and consequently not getting out of the house much. but i do browse Instagram – a lot. when i’m wide awake at 2am, when i’m lying on the couch with my swollen feet propped up on a pillow, when i’m in the…

Our Holiday Season

at this time of year i am met with imagery of “The Holidays” everywhere online – snowy winter scapes, white dusted christmas trees, mulled wine, fireplaces and simply every possible variation of a typical holiday season. you see it in articles in your Facebook timeline and in the holiday gift guides that pop up on…