Wednesday, November 23, 2011

NEW FEATURE: hello! urbanmosadi

I've decided to add a new feature to my little blog-tjie called "hello!" where once a week (on Wednesdays) I'll be interviewing or talking about people that I think are cool & worth knowing about.   Obviously when I thought of who to interview in such a feature the first person that sprung to mind was the ever awesome & oh-so-very-stylish photographer-cum- stylist- cum supermom UrbanMosadi from .  I hope you enjoy this as much as I did...


Your blog is loved & followed by many, what do you think makes a good blog?

I strongly advocate original content. So taking your own images, or making your own art as content and designing the look & feel of your site makes for an authentic blog. Updating your blog on the regular ensures a steady stream of new followers and keeps loyal ones inspired.

What blogs do you follow/ read?

TheHundreds, Vashtie, The MadburyClub , Karla’s Closet, TheSelby,
Doepelganger, Double Take, OkMalume, AntheaKNowsBest, Vie, Myself and I, TeeTee is With Me, & The Sartorialist.   

The photos you take are spectacular – would you say photography is one of your passions.  When & how did you start?

Oh wow, thank you. A photography lecturer, described me as a dancing photographer, meaning I shoot my subjects with at 360degree angle. When I shoot I always try to be as inconspicuous as possible, this, I’d like to think gives the audience a sense that they were right there in the moment when viewing my final images.

My inspiration to seriously pick up the camera started while living in Los Angeles in 2009 after deciding to take better images for my blog. The discovery of Mark ‘the Cobrasnake’ and Todd Selby’s work was also inspirational.

Fashion is also one of your passions – what would you say is the most stylish city you’ve visited?  

Easily Paris for the sartorial finesse of the men, however New York is a close second for it’s eclectic style.

What is your most precious/ valued clothing item?

Apart from my late Father’s vintage Lyle & Scotch cardigan, I would definitely have to say my Limited Edition NSW Sheep Leather varsity jacket (picture below). I was literally willing to starve for an entire month to get it.  


Other than blogging – what do you do?  I’m a full-time mother to my 5 and half-month old daughter.

For those who don’t know, what would you say your blog is about & what inspired you to start it?

I got introduced to the blog world by Max Mogale’s blog back in 2006 without him even knowing about it. My first ever blog was of my birthday dinner in October 2006. There was no real theme or particular direction then and so I decided to stop. Fast forward to 2009, I began finding cool things that caught my attention like local and international street fashion, parties, exhibitions as well as dope stores. I also snap the respective custodians of the culture. I identified with what I found and felt compelled to share it. I also share chunks of my personal life in-between all that, with who ever can relate. Essentially, the blog is a documentation of urban culture.

What’s on your playlist right now?

If it’s not one of Makosha’s dope mixes including DomKennedy, Erykah Badu, Amanda Diva…It’s definitely still Frank Ocean’s addictive remake of ColdPlay’s Strawberry Swing.

If you had to be anyone other than yourself for a day who would you be?

Probably my daughter :-)

Any tips for aspiring bloggers out there? 

Create your own content and have fun doing it. Don’t be afraid to share what’s in your heart or on your mind. 


1 comment

  1. Dude! You guys are dope...Just started blogging but have a feeling I'm getting there. Many much love ladies.


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