Arigato Slouch!

Comfort is king. I love fashion that you can actually move around in. Acne’s Spring Summer ’14 range featuring laser cut leather, elasticized bustiers and super slouchy sweaters and trousers had it all. I couldn’t help noticing a slight minimal eastern influence coming through in the form of minimal platforms, obi-like belts sitting on wide cutContinue reading “Arigato Slouch!”

Focus On ::: Space Invaders

So irony seems to be the deal of the day. If we look back at how The Jetsons or 2001: A Space Odyssey depicted a not so distant future, we laugh with the current knowledge that we’re not flying around in hovercrafts. Yet many a truth is said in jest, and if we knitpick at these concepts weContinue reading “Focus On ::: Space Invaders”

Pick of the day: Tropical charm bracelet

With the promise of summer around the corner, beach days and bonfire voodoo nights, let sugar skulls be your inspiration. On the search for sugar skull designs I came across this Mongolian tropical charm bracelet by Venessa Arizaga.  It’s a gorgeous cluster of little treasures ranging from religious memorabilia to sugar skulls and voodoo beads.Continue reading “Pick of the day: Tropical charm bracelet”

New Tapas bar:: La Parada

Capetonians can welcome yet another great addition to the trendy restaurant and bar list, La Parada. This new Spanish tapas heaven boasts a beautiful open plan interior, with a view stretching through the big glass windows from the outside and expanding inside to look over an open plan counter top to the kitchen on oneContinue reading “New Tapas bar:: La Parada”

Trend: The Minimalist

Minimalism is the trend of our time. Sure, we’ve seen overly eclectic trends come and go, but I can boldly say they serve as a buffer, a buffer for the inevitable. The great thing about minimalism is that it never quite reaches it’s maximum point. It’s nearly like a gauge serving as a point ofContinue reading “Trend: The Minimalist”

White Rabbit Days…

Continuing on from the magic of Muizenberg market, I walked around and came across a stall that was more like a treasure chest. White Rabbit Days. It’s a collection of beautiful laser cut leather accessories, as well as lace accessories and beautiful plaited ribbon neckpieces. From art deco inspired shapes to beautiful intricate floral patternsContinue reading “White Rabbit Days…”

Not just a pretty wine…

Muizenberg market is great. I’ve been there twice and both times I’ve felt like I was transported into a different dimension. The people are so friendly and it’s a chilled out break from the city with a free spirited feel that makes Cape Town one of the most versatile places. From trendy town you popContinue reading “Not just a pretty wine…”

Trend: The Shining

From pearly sequins to patent plastic and latex, shiny textures and fabrics are on the cards across the seasons. Across collections from Paris, London and New York fashion weeks the shine was dominant. The revival of the plastic mac was evident on Autumn ’13 collection catwalks at London Fashion Week, with Felder Felder combining plasticContinue reading “Trend: The Shining”

NY Fashion Week: Comfort luxe

With New York Fashion Week in full swing, the misconception that you have to squeeze into something body hugging to look good is being blown out the water. The Spring Summer ’14 ranges showed us that fashion is getting intelligent. Comfort and functionality were key factors in many of the ranges. One of my wardrobeContinue reading “NY Fashion Week: Comfort luxe”

Trend:Check Mate

We can thank Louis Vuitton for this one. Checkerboard is one of the dominating prints for Spring Summer ’13. From it’s graphic and retro roots, it has reintroduced itself in a variety of different colourways and sizes, from large colourblock areas to transparent fabric blocks and smaller areas of print. Look out for updates onContinue reading “Trend:Check Mate”