SA Menswear Week AW16 – Day 4

Last day of SA Menswear Week AW16 and I was so keen to conclude the week…hmmm, first time I’ve been excited to get to the end of a fashion week. One need not guess how rare that is, and how tempestuous it renders my reviews. To conclude my SA Menswear Week look book, I rocked…

SA Menswear Week AW16 – Day 3

So far – The BEST day of fashion since the 3rd bi-annual SA Menswear Week 2016 began. Firstly, I totally went for flats so that I could walk across the room without perishing with every movement. My Ruff Tung Kaftan let ventilation into much-needed areas of ones bod since Cape Town’s temperature seems to be…

SA Menswear Week AW16 – Day 2

Day 2 began with about as much fanfare as the amount of sleep I’ve had these past few days – which is to say none! The best summation of what day 2 offered is that rather than forcing interest on what attendees donned, it was the actual Fall 2016 collections on the catwalk, that kept…

SA Menswear Week AW16 – Day 1

Is it enough to promote menswear development within South Africa when the designs themselves are constantly mundane, with only rare surprises that raise ones interest about as high as an eyebrow can arch? Honestly, I’m arguing with the voices in my head, but I think the correct answer is “Yes”; Making the bi-annual South African…

Welcome to the new age!

Wherever you are, and whatever you are doing – know that I am thinking of you as we ring in 2016, from Africa. 2015 was an okay’ísh year for me. Beyond travelling via Abhu Dhabi, to London, 2015 was likely my most unproductive year. I liked that it was chill, but not doing anything academic…

My festive so far

I’ve been enjoying vitamin D in abundance thanks to the sun shining through all the corners of Cape Town this December. I was invited to the Monkey Valley Resort in Noorthoek, to enjoy a Christmas with my extended family, and it was so much fun. I got the full experience of all the family feels,…

Summer Essentials 2015

Many of you have already headed home to revel in the freedom of December holidays, and that may mean snow-capped winter wonders, rainy moors…or one kick-ass summer. In South Africa, we have a sunny festive season which demands excellence in styling your every day looks, as well as slaying all floral-printed comers at the beach….

When your Neighbourhood is just so good

I’ve been hearing about the famed Neighbourgoods Market for ages, from friends, and social media alike. I woke up totally tired today, but strong-armed myself into getting up, and experiencing this ‘wonder’ of hipster proportions. Since I live in the vicinity, the logistics of savoring the Cape Town Saturday ambiance weren’t strenuous at all. The…

Oui! We Love fresh threads

Yesterday I got to attend the inaugural fashion show of Enrica MasVI. If you have been reading my blog, you are aware I love networking despite my slightly shy disposition. Don’t laugh! I’m situationally extroverted. Anyway, I had met this French-born, South African-based fashion designer whilst window shopping in my much beloved Victoria &Alfred Waterfront….

To First World Charity Organizations based outside Third World Nations

This isn’t an open letter or some such vitriol. First, and foremost, I would just like to commend the many Charity organizations, foundations, conservation groups, groundbreaking socioeconomic movements and such, on the work they have done. Truly! Some magnificent and life-changing efforts and results have been made in the world, from: bringing clean and fresh…

Crossover Culture or nah?

I love it when networking comes together :) I got to talking with Jeremy of the band Original Swimming Party, and they are co-hosting a pretty rad event called ‘Crossover Culture‘ next Friday the 13th, at the club venue known as The Assembly. It is going to be an event co-curated with Vincent Manzini from Ikasi Experience, and…

The gangs all back together

I recently moved back to Cape Town, South Africa, and have been reconnecting with friends and acquaintances. My buddies and I decided to make a day of it. Lemme tell you: anytime this unholy triumvirate head out, things never go entirely to plan; our stories usually end with a 2-day bender in the city. We…