Saturday, August 28, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bardot-esque

                        anothermagazine

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

ALBUM: NINE INCH NAILS- WITH TEETH







This is on my list of top albums at the moment (though there are quite a few others). Best songs: Love is not enough, Every Day is Exactly the Same and Sunspots.

Monday, April 5, 2010

WINTER: BEANIES
















 













images from garance doré, jake&jil, fashiontoast and modefeber

Sunday, April 4, 2010

WINTER: ALL BLACK


just...perfect




                                              

black with white detail





sleek





black with black





love the dress with sneakers





                               







amazing




Black is most definitely my favourite (non-) colour. So black on black is just awesome...and very suitable for winter. Best with several different (contrasting) materials. Maybe leather and lace. Or leather and knits. Or lace and leather. Or chiffon and cotton. The options are endless. A hat, bag, sunglasses, hairband or heavy jewellery make things interesting. And a white detail, like in the top two images, is just perfection...

images from lookbook and modefeber

Saturday, April 3, 2010

WINTER: BLAZER









love the colour



 

 
love the contrasting materials




 

love the embroidery details





 

love the classical cut and unusual colour together





 

love the clean, boyish look





 

love the variations of beige with white




 


love the different cut

Monday, March 29, 2010

The thunder, perfect mind






Daria Werbowy reciting extracts from a Nag Hammadi text. It's quite perfect: her modest voice, the gentle background music, her youthful beauty, her lanky limbs...and then of course, the clothing! I think what I enjoy most is that her voice is so perfectly neutral: not pretentious, nor too airy.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

ABBEY LEE KERSHAW





















Abbey Lee Kershaw: one of fashion's favourite at the moment and it's not hard to see why. She just has something tame but wild, cute but raunchy, pretty but chiseled. Above is a selection of some of her best photos. Enjoy, and be sure to watch the video...amazing!!

(The last one is my favourite by the way...)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

PLASTIC BEACH!


Plastic Beach-Gorillaz




Initially I was very much in two minds about this album. It is so insanely different from anything I've heard before, which makes it hard to place, and even harder to rate.

Now, however, after having listened to it several times, I'm loving it! Infact it's all I'm listening to at the moment. I love how the Gorillaz are so susceptible to change, and so extremely innovative. They also collaborated with some very cool artists on this album, among others Kano, Mos Def, De La Soul, The Lebanses National Orchestra for Oriental Arabic Music (!). My favourite at the moment is Sweepstakes ft Mos Def (anything with Mos Def has got to be good ;)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSDJtz5RzRI

And then of course the album's cover is too sick...



Saturday, March 13, 2010

Naked






















These I took out of an old Vogue. I find the shoot very beautiful. The way the light lets everything seem golden and enhances the deep, natural(!)* brown skin tones of the models. The way they seem so confident, although they are baring (nearly) everything. The way they seem so aloof, but comfortable in each other's company. And then of course the amazing bags! And shoes! And yes those are my fingers in the top image, but I couldn't be bothered cutting them out :)

* I write natural! with an exclamation mark because so many people here have horrid orange fake tans. It is refreshing to see a beautiful natural brown as above.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Kasabian and Baroness save the day






Blue Record - Baroness






The West Ryder Pauper Asylum - Kasabian



Today was one of those awful days that one just wishes would come to an end as quickly as possible. Besides missing out on an important lecture and a tutorial (I get the periods muddled sometimes), I also bumped into no less than three people that I really didn't want to see and, worst of all, lost my aviators. Two fantastic albums however, helped me survive the day: Blue Record - Baroness and The West Ryder Pauper Asylum - Kasabian. I kept them blaring in the car and through my headphones all day in an attempt to drown out the gloomy reality- and it worked like a bomb. By now I have listened to each song at least four or five times and they get better every time I listen to them- most certainly a major indication of a good song. So I recommend that you download them now, if you don't have them yet.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Lovesong







Run- Ben Kweller

Prepare yourself for some amazingness. This is a lovely song that I like listening to on the last long summer evenings at the beach. Love songs have the potential to be revoltingly soppy, but Kweller's voice is so unseemly and modest that this song is safe to listen to without feeling like a retard. The whole album is fantastic actually, so I think Ben will be one of my new favourites. Besides, he's kind of cute so that's a bonus.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Wishlist-Boots

All Saints




All Saints












As worn by Chloë Sevigny





Just look at them!



I have been lusting after a pair of military style boots for a while now. Only a couple of weeks ago however, whilst chatting to a beloved friend of mine from Australia, did I decide exactly what boot it would be. We were talking about boots in general (it must have had to do with the cold!), when my friend dropped Doc Martens into the conversation- and I realised that they were exactly what I was looking for...I just hadn't thought of them. She went on to mention All Saints (which I admit, I had never heard of) and them too I find not too shabby. I love how they are the perfect combination of hardcore rocker type boots and pirates boots with buckles et al. Well now I am left with one dilemma only: to find either of them in South Africa, which I am sure will prove to be an impossibility. I am therefore considering to order them from overseas, no jokes. And by the way, how well does Chloë Sevigny wear those boots?! She's fantastic! Enjoy.