Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Adieu & bonjour...

I'm turning 25 next week & it's got me thinking a whole lot about my life & one of the big things that came under review was my blog so... SURPRISE!!!
We're moving across the tracks to Tumblr Avenue:

Spread the word... hope you like it!

x x

Some Styling Work

My poor little blog has been so neglected all day with all the new store openings, personal shopping and styling that’s been my life but I guarantee you it hasn’t been all tottering around the new shop & playing dress up all day. These are some pics from my latest styling project. We shot the video for Maraza’s new single & wardrobe was done by yours truly. David Tlale gave me some lovely goodies to play with & the rest was mix & match & scratch & throw it all in & hope for the best. Inspired by Stiaan Louw’s Winter 2008 collection. Directed by the amazing Chris Green.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pretty Little Liars screening...


Last week my awesome friends at Vuzu TV invited me to the pre-screening of Pretty Little Liars at the Fire & Ice Hotel in Melrose Arch... so I went. And it was lots of fun. And I wore this lovely, surprisingly very slimming dress by "Sitting Pretty" and the most amazing cerise pink cow hide clutch from Tee & Whiskey... all available at Twenty Two of course!

The Rawhanis - my favourite family!

 It's so nice to see straight boys taking an interest in fashion

Leather tie from "Lost and Found"


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

my new home...

My little boutique is finally open on no. 70 Juta Street in Braamfontein.  It's called "Twenty Two" and it's my favourite place to be right now (as you can imagine).
I love the way the sun shines into the shop at sunset, and how I chose every single item in the store from the paint, to the light fittings, and each beautiful clothing item.  My good friend Marj described it as "a real extension of myself" and she was so right - it feels like home.  It really is the culmination of years of dreaming & planning, months of unemployment and a few manic weeks of putting it all together.  I have truly never known a love like this.

 This is the fabulous Amy from "Lost & Found" looking lovely.

How beautiful are these flower arrangements done by Colin at Atomic Orchid.  He really is an artist.

One of my favourite pieces in the store.


Monday, November 1, 2010


Check out this cute article on Bargain shopping written by Thandie Dowery on JHB Live.  It might interest all you vintage junkies.

Oooh... this one on pop-up shops is also cool! The new movement in retailing.

And I have absolutely no ulterior motives for sharing these links at all... I promise:-)

reflections of loveliness...

I know it's been like 100 years since I blogged, I'm sorry.  As many of you may know, I'm opening up a new store in Braamfontein, JHB in a week so my life has been an absolute whirlwind trying to organise that and retain some semblance of life as I knew it.  With that said, I have managed to snap a few pics of the along the way & I wanted to share...

So I did a shoot for a well known fashion mag last week (I think...Gosh time is moving at a crazy pace) and Bronwyn styled it fabulously! This was the 50s beehive coiffe I had...

And this is the final outfit.

I spotted a lovely little Louis clutch casually lying around the change room... what a beaut!

This the nail colour I bought this week.  Essie's Summer collection.  It's awesome.  A 4-pack, very reasonably priced at only R139.95 and a nice selection of all the must-have colours this season.

My bf came back from NY and brought me a few gifts...these were my favourite!! He chose them all by himself.  Can you say... "keeper"!

U may not know this but I have a complete obsession with antique furniture and I recently discovered a few ERRMAZING antique spots & this particular piece just blew my mind! It's been refurbished of course. I love it!!  Really wanna buy it for the shop but it's WAAAAY outta my price range.

Oh wow!! That's all I can say.  I attended the Designer Boutique Show at Atlas Studios last week-ish and met some great new designers.  This here is the work of one lovely Amanda- Leigh O' Connel from her brand "Eponymous".  She produces her ENTIRE range out of leather; I'm talking skirts, shorts, BLOUSES... everything! If you know me you know how much I love leather so meeting this lady was like meeting my  leather-obsessed alter ego in the flesh! Find the rest of her designs here:

There were many other cool designers at The Show.  It's a great event & very necessary for the industry but sadly not very well attended or represented on the part of the designers.  With that said, wasn't amazing marketed either which might have exacerbated the situation.  I wish the organisers the best of luck though in growing the event and ultimately the trade show culture in South Africa.  It's not all about Fashion Week... there are so many other ways to get exposure as a designer & I support people who are working to make the industry as comprehensive & supportive as possible.

This is the fabulous magazine-buying boyfriend above in the tan deck shoes, shorts & blazer.  I loved this look.  Not just because it was on him but because it's a great look.  It screams of sophistication & old yacht-owning money.  Montle, the highly stylish guy next to him also looks fantastic.  It's so nice to see boys grow up and learn about tailoring.

This is me at the Koi launch in one of my favourite (leather) skirts!!

I got home from the launch buzzing on Red Bull and reflected on how much I love menswear (something else you may not know about me) so I decided to take some snaps of some nice male footwear (no prizes for guessing whose!).

Nom nom nom! I love broques!! Just love them.  And the colour of these makes me squirm with happiness.

I love the simplicity of the 2 pairs of shoes above, especially these Dior numbers directly above.  They're like male ballet slippers.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

the secret's out...

So it's official... the JHB CBD is one of the coolest, most exciting places in the world.  I had one of the funnest Sunday afternoons selling vintage clothes & hanging out with wonderful creative people in a sexy warehouse space in Jeppestown.  The event is called Dirty Little Secret & its a little vintage pop up fashion, music & performance art movement.  There's so much to say about that day but pictures speak so much better.

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