Monday, May 30, 2011

I Heart Market - June

This weekend is the June edition of I Heart Market, and I am very ashamed to say that I won't be able to  make it, but I hope all of you dose yourself up with handmade treats and treasures this Saturday.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Miriam Sitchinava Photography

I absolutely adore this woman's photography.
{All Images: Miriam Sitchinava}

Friday, May 27, 2011

Quirky nail polish tip

1.Put on nail polish and let dry. 
2. Dip fingernail in alcohol-basically any will do. 
3. Press a strip of newspaper big enough to cover the whole nail on to your alcohol soaked nail. 
4. Pull off slowly and be really impressed with yourself. 
5. Paint top coat if desired.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Things I am loving

Cutest family portrait I ever did see 

Tim Tam cake. Oh boy. Hold me back 

One day when I'm a mom,  I want these appliances 

Considering getting an iPhone now

{All Images: Pinterest}

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

You want to buy my car?... Sure!

As I indefinitely bid farewell to South Africa in September, I will also be waving goodbye to my trusty little silver cabby. 
I am looking to sell my car as soon as possible, and what a better advertising space than my own blog.
She is a 2005 Silver Renault Modus with 100 000kms on the clock. She has been nurtured, serviced and very well looked after. Immaculate interior and exterior (I am a neat-freak) and in very good overall condition. Selling price is R50 000. Email me on jessica@eca.co.za if you are interested, want to chat about price, or if you know somebody who knows of somebody. Please spread the word, I am relying on the power of 'pass-it-on'.

{Photos of my pretty little cabby}

Monday, May 23, 2011

031 Collection - Through my lens

There was a huge hype in Durban town last week as the runway was set out for the 031 Collection show presented by Mr Price; a first of it's kind for our city.
I managed to score two free tickets to the opening night last Thursday, and took my good friend Jessica along with me. The pre-show vibe was amazing, and very fashion Tv-ish. All the Durban trendies had come out to play and everyone looked very chic and glamorous, showing the world that we too, can play the style game. 
The show began with a dramatic, high energy dance performance on the runway that I absolutely loved, and then, lights, camera, action and the first of the models struttedd down the catwalk. The Mr Price collection was the first to be showcased, with the models styled by British Supermodel, Agyness Deyn who was watching from the front row. The Mr Price clothing was definitely a favourite of mine, and I loved the casual-meets-stylish approach to the clothing and styling. Two thumbs up to Agyness and the Mr. P design team.
The entire night, my eyes were glued to that runway from my amazing seats that gave me a full frontal view of the entire show, so much so that I barely took any photos...
Some of the stand-out designers for me included Claire Mackenzie who's clothes were so beautifully constructed. I loved her neutral colour palette, clean lines and feminine garments that suit my style of dress down to a tee. I had the strong urge to grab the clothes straight off the catwalk and take them all home with me.
My favourite designer of the show, Cindy Armstrong actually won the 'Best New Designer' award, and I couldn't think of a more fitting winner. Cindy's collection was unlike anything I've seen before, and was completely unique and fresh. Her collection was incredibly styled and just oozed 'trendy' without trying too hard. It consisted of gorgeous brown sandals, turbans, harem pants and jumpsuits all in neutral tones. Her clothing was almost Middle East casual-wear meets Durban style. Immaculate and very interesting. Well done to Cindy.
The Holmes Brother's collection was another stand-out of the show with their 'preppy punk' outlook on fashion, with fun, quirky styling. I loved their overall show which was oh-so-durban (think: surfboards, nerd glasses and trucker caps) and almost theatrical with their actors/models putting on a very amusing show. I loved the florals, the fun stripy tights, the blazers and also the nautical-style pieces that were woven into the collection. Nobody does it quite like the Holmes Brothers do.
Finally, the show ended with a bang as the final designer, Francois Vedemme sent the most gorgeous collection of evening gowns down the catwalk. There was silence and awe as the models glided down the runway wearing the most elegant dresses that all complimented the female figure superbly. Francois stuck to very plain colours (whites, beiges, creams) which gave the collection a whimsical feel and added to the femininity of the dresses. One day when my ship comes in, I'm getting Francois to design my wedding gown.

And that's my 031 Collection experience summed up into a post. Below are some of the photos I captured during the evening. I need to invest in a better camera, but anyway, I had to make do with what I had. Apologies for the not-so-great quality. 

Love of my life - New stamp collection

A few weeks ago I made a life-changing website find. Now, thanks to cutetape.com I am the proud owner of two  sets of amazing stamps to add to my growing collection. My aunty Cheryl who is an avid crafter like myself, blessed me with these two sets shipped over from the USA. Yay for my increasing craft collection, yay for being on the receiving end of generosity and yay for online buying. Cant wait for these babies to leave their mark on my craft projects. Stay tuned...

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