Monday, 31 October 2011

My Weekend in Pictures with Tando Vena

Hello Lovelies,

My friend of 8years, Tando and I had a lovely and tranquil Saturday afternoon. We had seafood at a restaurant called Pier99 and caught up on each others love lives, work, DIY fashion tips and hair trends.

Im absolutely in love with her new haircut! I'm seriously tempted to get one too!

I wore a thrifted blouse (probably one of my best thrift finds EVER!), Jay-Jays shorts, Mr Price leopard print belt and side tops and my hadnmade leather bag that I always carry :)

Tando wore a denim jacket from Jahaan in Cape Town, vest from Mr Price, harem pants from a nameless Indian store in Cape Town, leather bag was handed down to her from her mom, and the strappy sandals are from Mr Price.

stupid button kept popping open -___-

love these sandals! overlooked them so many times when I saw them in the store but Tando pulls em off with the citrus nailpolish :)

And lunch was served! **m nom**

So tasty!

Friday, 28 October 2011

My Weekend in Pictures 22/10/2011

This weekend was a good one. Felt like December!

Thanks Ape for throwing the perfect birthday braai :))

I wore a crop top from Jay-Jays, shorts are also from Jay-Jays but I sewed a lace trim on at the bottom, scarf is Fendi.

a bevy of beauties. my friends are beautiful!


my Six and Nangi, such fabulous honies <3

the Lovely Lisa...

me and Tando. <33333

Mel, Six and Tando ^__^

okay this was a bit later in the evening... the glassy eyes are a dead give away. >__< 

Thursday, 27 October 2011

The Swimsuit For Everyone

Introducing the high waisted bikini.

Seeing as all things vintage are the rage this year, its only fitting that this applies to swimwear too.

I'm so crazy about getting my hands on one of these babies!!!!

nautical swimwear is so timeless you can never go wrong with the navy, red and white combo!

this modern piece is by Dian von Furstenberg and I absolutely love the monochrome! reminds me of Rihanna :)

a bright lift to the leopard print - i can dig it***

african/tribal patterns and colours are all the rage right now!

the garden gnome and print makes this a playful number..


Marilyn Monroe, the icon that popularised this cut and style of swimsuit in her era

Marilyn in her signature one-piece.

Yours truly channeling my inner Marilyn last summer

Me again!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Blogger Focus: Funfere Koroye

Meet Funfere Koroye. 21 year old Nigerian guy who studied Product Design at SCAD (Savannah College and Design). He doesnt show his face alot because he doesnt think he's particularly handsome, but there is one shot I have of him smiling!
I can definitely dig it**

My Gahd! He's so cool!!

Funfere with Corinne Bailey Rae and his friend at NYFW.

Such impeccable style and a good eye for detail!! I love love love him!

If you wanna, check out his blog here.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

All That Glitters

My current futuristic obsession. Things that sparkle.

This is true!

love her attitude!!!

who doesnt like a pretty cropped bustier in the summer???

this stunning skirt is from Zara

Balmain's entire spring/summer collection was sparkly :D

Mischa Barton... Still a style queen in my books.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Blazers and Oxfords...

Hello Loves,

On Fridays at work we are allowed to dress down which is great becuase stiff collars and skirts are not my favourite things.
This is what I wore last Friday..

enjoy xx

blazer is thrifted, denim shirt was bought from a nameless shop run by some friendly Nigerians, leggings are from Country Road, deck shoes are from Mr Price, leather bag was handmade for me.

Friday, 14 October 2011

D-I-Y Bow-Tie

This weekend you will not hear from me.. I will be too pre-occupied making bow-ties :)

You should try too.

You’ll need:

  • a 6″ x 3.5″ piece of velvet
  • a 0.75″ x 2.5″ piece of velvet
  • a 1″ pin back
  • a glue gun
  • a ruler
  • a pen

Start by drawing a vertical line and a horizontal line, dividing the rectangle into 4 equal quarters. Pinch the intersecting lines and pick up the velvet.

Flip the piece over, while still pinching the backside, and place a drop of hot glue in the center. Fold the velvet in half lengthwise, pressing the two sides closed. Place a drop a of glue on backside, along the vertical line and close to the folded edge. Fold the fabric back and press the two sides closed. This is the accordion-like fold that will be repeated.

Place another drop of glue on the front side and fold the fabric closed. Continue the steps until both sides.

Turn the bow on its backside and glue the tip of the velvet strip to the center. Wrap the strip around the bow and seal it closed.

Glue a pin back to the back of the bow.

Your velvet bow tie is finished!

get involved!

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