Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The return of colour...

An article was posted just last week on about how colour blocking is hot again for Spring/ Summer 2011.  This makes me very happy because as much as I LOVED the whole nudes & neutrals things that happened all of last year, I'm just more of a bold colour girl.  I try to fight it because I feel like neutrals are more sophisticated blah blah blah but I just can't help it.  I think it has something to do with being an 80s baby & being born into a technicolor world of lumos, sequins & spandex! It's.... within me.

Anyway, the thing with colour blocking is that it's not as easy at it looks.  You can't just take everything in your wardrobe that doesn't match with anything else & pair it together.  There are rules & guidelines (I know right...who would've thought?).  Some people are just born with an innate knack for this stuff but for the rest of us, there's science & a very helpful tool is this little colour wheel thingy below:

You can make the following combos using the color wheel as your guide:

1. Colors directly next to each other (i.e. yellow and yellow-orange; yellow and yellow-green; violet and blue-violet, etc.)
2. Colors that form right (90 degree) angles with each other (i.e. yellow and red-orange; blue and violet-red; green and orange, etc.)
3. Colors directly across from each other (i.e. yellow and violet; blue and orange; red and green, etc.)
4. Colors that form a T (i.e. blue, orange, and violet-red; yellow, violet, and red-orange; yellow, blue-green, and red-orange, etc.)
5. Colors that form an X (i.e. blue, orange, violet-red, and yellow, violet, blue-green, and red-orange, etc.)
Brown is a neutral along with white, black & denim blues so they will go with pretty much anything.
Hope that helps! 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

less is more...

Few things are sexier to me than vintage swimwear.  All this high-leg, stomach out, bared-bum business just doesn't work for me.  As a result, it's been about 10 years since I bought a cozzie that I actually liked.  Wish I could find an original never used 1950s cozzie somewhere (there is something kinda yucky about using someone else's cozzie).  Look how gorgeous these are... sigh...


Monday, April 25, 2011

fashion, faux pas or just a bit of fun?

What do you think of these shoe designs by Israeli footwear designer Kobi Levi?  Is it art, a slap in the face for fashion or taking conceptual fashion to new heights?


Sunday, April 24, 2011

body art...

I went to my lovely friend Amy from Lost and Found 's b-day drinks the other night on the rooftop patio of the Sandton Sun hotel.  It was magical. Beautiful view, well dressed interesting people, a bonfire and general fun all around.  
Really love her new nails (and how cool is this pic in general - her cute budding photographer brother Nicky took it) !  They're super trendy right now.  Saw them first on one of my other friends and everytime we take them anywhere they cause quite a stir.  Also, not sure whose arm this was but someone at the party also had this really cool tat.  I've never had any real desire to get a tattoo until recently, think if I did though it'd be something like this.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Fashion Friday | 8th April 11 | Menswear Edition

Following the success of the launch of our monthly ‘Fashion Fridays’ events last month we have planned another wonderful evening of music, drinks, food & most importantly local South African designer fashion for another fun-filled night shopping experience.

Fashion Fridays is a celebration of South African fashion design, art, food & music hosted by Twenty Two. 
Guest fashion designers from across the country are invited to exhibit at Twenty Two as part of a night shopping experience all in the name of supporting, loving & buying local fashion.  This time we’ve done something for the boys & invited some of the most exciting local menswear brands to exhibit such as Simon & Deporres, Adriaan Kuiters & Sylvester Fallata.  

Fashion Friday usually takes place once a month on the first Friday of the month but this month we’ve decided to have it on Friday 8th April in line with the start of SA Fashion week which will also be taking place in Braamfontein at the Shine Studios just a few streets away.

This event is open to everyone who loves and is keen to support local fashion – just don’t forget to wear at least one locally produced or manufactured item. 

Festivities start at 5:30 – 6pm til about 10pm.
Cash bar & food will be available so come join us, have some yummy sundowners & shop up a storm!! 
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