Thursday, February 9, 2012


This reminds me of the wooden tie I posted some time last year or the year before. Only this would benefit the wearer. Both a pocket square/hankie and a notepad. Practical, but is it wearable? You decide. Buy here if you're interested.

Via @MirraPhoto

Puma x Franklin Marshall Roma Lux available exclusively at Loom

Joburg's top menswear emporium Loom are to release a Puma collaboration with Franklin & Marshall that sees a reinvention of Roma Lux. Only 800 pairs have been dispersed across the globe and come March 2012 three different colours will be available in-store. First introduced in 1960 and later relaunched as a tribute to the Italian football team, the Roma shoe has become a cult-classic due to its “all rounder” appeal.
The Puma x Franklin Marshall Roma Lux shoe retails at R1,200 (UK sizes 8, 9 and 10 only) and is available exclusively at Loom (Shop 22, Corner 4th Avenue & 10th Street, Parkhurst, Johannesburg).

Call 011-4474330 or visit for more details.


I was just a couple years too young to discover Nirvana on my own, but luckily there was a constant stream of Nevermind from my brothers bedroom. He had long hair and an undercut and I thought he was pretty darn cool. Of course he's married now and wears golf-shirts but he's still rad.
This song was one of my favorites growing up, the whole tone of the album was a little haunting for me but this version even more so. Amanda Palmer is an American singer/songwriter and this is her intimate take on it. Take a listen. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Dress: Zara. Shoes: Pour La Victoire. Bag: Celine. Jacket: Zara. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Necklace: Saks 5th (old). Jewelry: David Yurman, Jcrew, Michael Kors, Lydell NYC. Nails: Butter London 'Teddy Girl'.

Monday, February 6, 2012

orange pop

Skirt: ASOS (I loved this one so much I got the maxi version). Top: H&M. Shoes: Guiseppe Zanotti. Cuffs: ASOS (similar here, also seen here). Bag: Celine. Ring: YSL, Jennifer Zeuner c/o. Nails: Chanel 'June'.


HOTEL FÈNGHUÁNG is an editorial/short film shot for Voila! magazine by Steve Marais. With the inspiration of the movie 'In the mood for love' the group of creatives descended on Gold Reef City and the Swallows Inn to make this teaser. Featuring the art direction of Colin O'Mara Davis (who just so happens to be a swell friend), styling by Jessica Lupton and make-up/hair by Stephanie Payendee and presenting Kelly and Akio from Star models. 


Quirky and sentimental are two elements I love in a photo-shoot and this particular editorial has that and more. And who doesn't love some father-son bonding? Sergi Pons executes this beautifully for El Pais' with models Mario Sanz (who I want to look like when I grow up) and Aiden Shaw(who I want to look like now). Great styling by Migual Arnau.

Source: thefashionisto

Friday, February 3, 2012


One: Dress: Joie. Jacket: Gap (old). Shoes: Pour La Victorie (old). Belt: Jcrew. Hat: H&M. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Bag: Celine. Flower Pins: c/o, H&M. Necklace: Max&Chloe. Jewelry: David Yurman, Michael Kors, Jcrew, Gap, BR.
Two: Skirt: ASOS. Shoes: Pour La Victorie. Top: Old Navy. Purse: Coach Willis c/o. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Necklace: Moon & Lola c/o (buy here & here). Jewelry: David Yurman, Michael Kors, Jcrew, Gap, BR.
Three: Shoes: Vera Wang. Playsuit: ASOS. Purse: Celine. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Jewelry: David Yurman, Michael Kors, Jcrew, Gap, BR, The Ropes.

All photography by the talented Bess Friday. Visit her site here and blog here.


Currently on repeat is the soundtrack to Drive, a movie that features Ryan Gosling in one of his best roles to date. The music could not have been paired better. It's makes for fantastic background music (I'm exercising this right now) because it's offers a mix of lonely Euro-pop with an 80s feel and lots of synthesizers. Awesome. Check out my favorite song on the album "A real hero" by College, feat. Electric Youth. 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

J&B MET 2012

I have avoided events like these in the past but Sunglass Hut hosted their own tent at the J&B Met this year and so I had to check it out. Not only was the 'Inner Circle' a buzzing but chilled version of the hubbub across the tracks, it was lined with tents for various companies spilling with the most interesting attire I've seen in a while. Granted, there were many outfits I wish my eyes had not seen but despite what I have heard it wasn't all bad. Woman wore hats and fascinators (as seen with my hot date below, Kelly Gray), large and colourful dresses and even got their men to dress up too. I opted for shorts so it surprised me how many men came dressed in 3-piece suits. And SUSPENDERS! They were everywhere. 

In the SGH tent ticket holders were treated to drinks and snacks and got to take home a new pair of shades. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me. Did you go? What did you think?


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

red pop

Skirt: Zara (old). Sequin sweater: Jcrew. Jacket: Gap (old). Pumps: Zara (old). Turtleneck: Unknown. Bag: Celine. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Gloves: Jcrew. Jewelry: David Yurman, Jcrew, BR, GAP, Michele, YSL. Nails: Essie 'Lollipop'.