kate and alix-rose are two talented cape town locals who i’ve come to know via twitter (the internet never ceases to bring me joy it seems). kate is a copywriter with a great penchant for fashion, and alix-rose is a photographer whose work i’m always excited to see over at her blog. they’ve done some pretty awesome self-motivated shoots before, so i was thrilled when kate asked if i’d like to feature their latest collaboration. which. is. amazing. i might have said “holy eff balls” when i first got a sneak peak. the colour palettes alone are enough to make me weak at the knees.

Fancy Pants. photographed by alix-rose cowie, styled by kate desmarais, modeled by lee-anne johnson, cover page by michael tymbios (who i previously posted about here). the shoot took place at cape town city hall (which is the most exquisite location i’ve seen in a while) and much of the clothing was sourced from nice people at the You Me and Everyone We Know market – the last one of the season is happening this friday.

hey, fashion magazine editors – are you reading this? you should snap up these two. stat.

please click on the images to see them in all their glory.

Fancy Pants

Fancy Pants

Fancy Pants

Fancy Pants

Fancy Pants

clothes courtesy of thrift cape townvamp clothinglondon road vintagemaria mccloythe rah rah roomfriend or foe, second time around, you me and everyone we knowneighbourgoods marketmarket on main.


  1. I am blown away! I have always been a fan of this talented duo… but this time they have outdone themselves! The combination of there talents is something to behold! Well done ladies!

  2. Holy shitake mushrooms! Omgeesus alix and kate have done it again! Its genius! I love it! I think I died and went to fashion/stylist/photography heaven!

  3. Un-flippin-believable. Shocked. Flabbergasted. So proud. Is this for real? Still shocked.
    Nothing makes me happier than seeing people use their talents xx loves my raheey.

  4. Very cool, I keep meaning to share this band with you. I think you might like them. They are called Dirty Gold. They just came out with their EP Road about a month ago. They have a California surfer vibe to them. Just thought I would share!

    Here is their website


  5. Model is my cousin and i am SO proud of her becouse she is STUNNING!!!

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