Tuesday, November 30, 2010

seasonal hair

Southern hemisphere wear your hair like this:

Northern hemisphere wear your hair like this:
via tumblr


My family and I are heading off to London in a week or two for Christmas, and looking at the weather there makes me super excited that I might be headed for a white Christmas. 
Therefore, this is my Christmas inspiration for 2010. Joy!


Perfect garden solution to a little courtyard. Yes please!


Tomorrow is my birthday and this is what I want! 

Monday, November 22, 2010

William Kentridge

I am so excited people. Josh (the fiance) and I have a house for next year. It is so beautiful. Whites and creams, wooden floors, warm lighting, you get the picture. With this, comes the joy of finding pieces, basics, and statement pieces to turn this little house into our first home. Could anything be this much fun?
As for art and illustrations, my dream would be to have a William Kentridge adorning my walls. 
My obsession with birds continues...

Tribute to the late great Shirley Beryl Hind

I just adore this photo, and discovered the reason why. My granny always used to wear her jackets and jerseys draped over her shoulders, without putting her arms into her sleeves. The familiarity of this look, brings back the sweetest memories of the most wonderful little lady. And this picture also stirs up exciting thoughts of all the lovely things her and her friends got up to in the city in the 30's and 40's. Dreamer.


Sorry for the rather large gap in posts. But I just completed my business degree last week and was a little distracted. Back to the good stuff :) These pics are what freedom feels like to me

Monday, November 15, 2010

Scout & Catalogue

"Scout & Catalogue is heavily influenced by the bohemian beach culture of Mexico. We strive to make pieces that remind you of afternoons at secret beaches, sun kissed skin, and all day siestas." 
Sounds like my kind of brand. This sweet little etsy store, inspired by a trip to Mexico, is right up my alley. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Picture perfect

Black cigarette pants, a white chiffon blouse and ballet flats. A must in every wardrobe. I love this picture. 
Everything seems so right.

Autumn / Fall love

For those of you lovelies in the Northern hemisphere, please go and jump in some leaves, hear the crunch 
and take some pictures.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

On my wishlist for Christmas

Yes, its getting to that time of year! My favourite! My birthday and Christmas in one glorious month. 
This year, I'm hopping on a plane with the rest of my family to spend Christmas with my sister in London. 
And these two sparkly gems are on my list :) Such great items for the festive season. Those shorts are to die for! 
And are from one of my favourite high street shops - River Island.
Loved ones take notes :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Nothing easier and lovelier than popping your hair into a bun, chic and practical in this Cape Town wind.


I really enjoy some sequins every now and again

Monday, November 8, 2010

Emma Watson covers

Its no secret that I love Emma Watson. Next month she is on the cover of UK Vogue and US Marie Claire. Shot by Mario Testino in Vogue, these are the stunning pics: She looks so wonderful with a pixie cut its actually upsetting.

Wedding fever

I just got back from my first dress fitting! Exciting! and it has got me thinking about the things I still need to decide on. One of which is a cake. I like these two at the moment.

By Boe

I love this necklace by  SoHo based 'By Boe'. Delicate and feminine. And gold, my fav!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lara Melchior

Not only is this woman breathtakingly beautiful, but look at her jewelry. I love gold and I love rings. These are delicate, unique, and if i could afford them, they would be mine.
via garance and lara

Oh Garance...

You are too wonderful.

Alexa Chung for Elle UK

So, Alexa Chung in the November issue of Elle, stunning as usual. Navy, being my favourite colour, adds to the enjoyment of looking at these pics. She is so effortless and natural. I like her. And i want that dress.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Blake Lively for Vogue

Blake was on the June Vogue cover and this amazing photo shoot was part of that edition, however, here in South Africa, we are heading into beautiful summer! 
And boy does this get me excited for it!
In this shoot, she joins surfer boy, Rob Machado, and the result is perfection. Oh my.