icy goodness

just in case you felt the need to look at a bunch of beautiful ice pools, like i did. … which indirectly made me think of this douglas adams quote “… imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, ‘This is an interesting world I find myself in – an…

paul smith a/w 2011

love has a name – and it’s paul smith. ps: check out the rest of my favourites from the fall fashion weeks. all runway images courtesy of vogue.co.uk

a/w 2011

these dresses at jill stuart are quite possibly my favourite pieces from all the a/w 2011 fashion week shows so far also love her fox & owl prints… really enjoying the fact that there’s so much colour & beautiful bold prints in some of the collections jonathan saunders house of…

vena cava fall 2011

one look at the vena cava collection for fall and your brain screams NINETIES! but in a good way. if you want to see the rest of my favourites from new york fashion week, go here images courtesy of style.com

those jeans

i’m just filing this away right here for when the time is right. our summer is still in full swing – so high waisted flared jeans worn with boots, socks, tucked in shirts, jerseys, coats and all the best things in the world aren’t an option right now. i look…

gucci’s corduroy

did all the designers of the world flip a switch of some magical machine that travels across the ocean and reads my brain waves? because they’re hitting all the right notes for the new collections. i mean, i don’t even like gucci… usually. these are three looks from their pre-fall…

a peak you reach

craving autumn more and more and more. i’m seeing it everywhere and in everything. seasonally delusional. the locals / haw-lin saint verde digest / missoni ss 2011 kayla doohlan picasso / turned out bonnie & clyde / mr. newton

frosty

you know those rich people who live in one part of the world for 6 months and then scoot over to another hemisphere so they can sweat and simmer in summer all year round? yeah. i’m the opposite of those people. i would take my billions and travel to where…

cold

hello cold

i become a serious moaner around summer time. i hate the heat and all i want is to be able to wear boots and jerseys and all sorts of other warm things. ideally the sun must shine but the air should be cold – is that too much to ask?…

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.

fantasy outfit #5

fantasy outfit #5… total price: $8000 (R58,500) uuuum. yes okay, it’s mostly from net-a-porter.

man-o-lantern it’s been cold this weekend! just when i was babbling about it being so warm and un-winter like the cape decides to pull one of it’s classic rainy sessions. so this fantasy outfit is based around a fuck-off warm jacket. sometimes i feel a bit bad about shearling… but i eat lamb so who am i to talk? don’t hate me, vegetarians.

ps: perhaps one day i will look back and be amused at my choice of shoe, but i am quite taken with swedish hasbeens and any kind of wooden platform. oh well. pps: there’s a cup of coffee in there… yes there is.

jacket / pants / scarf / shoes / bag / sweater / socks

soon

it’s going to be spring soon! though our tricksy south african weather has been making everyone assume it’s spring already (this has probably been the mildest and most glorious winter in recent memory.) i bet we’re in for one more crazy cold front before the proper hot weather hits us though – remember when it snowed in august?

photos by the very talented will renton

dace

dace has a great lookbook for their fall / winter 2010 collection. it looks like what we have been missing weather wise here in south africa (not that i’m complaining about the sunny awesomeness we’ve been blessed with, but i do enjoy the odd grey day). they also have quite a cool video accompanying the lookbook. see all the clothes here.