Category Archives: fashion

Bona Drag 2014 Ceremonial Collection

Bona Drag is an online store that showcases the work of independent fashion and accessory designers carefully curated by a group of talented women with an astute eye for aesthetics. “The term Bona Drag means “nice outfit” in polari, a secret … Continue reading

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Torne Valley

Brooklyn-based jewellery line Odette New York’s latest collection Torne Valley is a subtle collection with a number of interesting details from the hammered surfaces to the folded metal shapes. “Founded in 2006 by artist Jennifer Sarkilahti, Odette jewelry is designed and crafted … Continue reading

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Brookes Boswell S/S 2014

The Spring/Summer 2014 hat collection of Brookes Boswell turned up in my inbox last week and I thought it was well worth sharing. Brookes Boswell is a New York millinery company that has consistently been releasing beautiful, bespoke hats since … Continue reading

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Damien Florebert Cuypers

The loose and playful technique Damien Florebert Cuypers employs in the creation of his wonderful fashion illustrations is envy-inducing. I can vouch for this as someone who struggles to loosen up their own drawing style (I blame my OCD tendencies). … Continue reading

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I Love Ugly Spring 2014

Today I thought I would offer up some sartorial inspiration for the male contingent of my readers (if there are any). I have written about New Zealand men’s clothing and accessories label I Love Ugly before (see here and here), but, their new … Continue reading

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“giantLION is a line of handcrafted jewellery formed in 2011, distilled from the fascinations of owner and designer, Caroline Whittington Young. Using raw stones, bronze, sterling silver and 14k gold, Caroline crafts delicate, timeless pieces that draw inspiration from nature, … Continue reading

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Whit Autumn/Winter 2014

I do not cope well with heat – when the temperature goes above 28 degrees celsius I turn into a grumpy, lethargic monster. So in these swelteringly hot days that Cape Town has been delivering in abundance, it helps to … Continue reading

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Kowtow Autumn Winter 2014

kowtow is a New Zealand fashion label with a strong environmental philosophy. Their “fairtrade organic clothing…is ethically and sustainably made from seed to garment”. kowtow’s factory is based in Kolkata, India. Not only do they make unique but wearable clothing, they also … Continue reading

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Hello 2014

Happy New Year! Please excuse the belatedness of the greeting, I took some time away from this blog to refresh and recuperate. I hope you all had a good festive season. It is good to be back.For those of you who … Continue reading

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I’m trying to get around to making a few gift guides for the festive season, but I fear I may run out of time. So to tide you over, here is a miscellany of nice things. I hope you like … Continue reading

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