Thursday, September 29, 2011

White Out

Jacket: Zara. Tee: Madewell. Shorts: DIY cut offs. Shoes: Theory Theyskens. Sunglasses: Spitfire. Bag: Coach (c/o). Jewelry: Michael Kors, Gap, BR, Pomellato, David Yurman (bracelet c/o), YSL. Nails: Chanel 'Black Pearl'.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

let it ride

Shorts: Vintage Levis. Shoes: Alexander Wang. Top: Saint James. Vest: Old Navy. Jacket: H&M. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Belt: Gap. Lips: Nars Schiap. Jewelry: David Yurman (bracelet c/o) Gap. BR, Michael Kors, The Ropes, YSL.

Monday, September 26, 2011

city escape

Dress: Zara. Scarves: Unknown & Vintage. Shoes: Pierre Hardy for Gap. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Lips: Nars Schiap. Nails: OPI 'Leotard-Optional'. Neckalces: Noble House Designs (c/o) & Kenneth J Lane. Jewelry: David Yurman (bracelet c/o), Michael Kors, Gap, BR, Bauble Bar (c/o), Coach, YSL. Iphone Case: Plum Street Prints

Saturday, September 24, 2011

crisp

Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs (c/o Macys), Jacket: Jcrew. Shoes: Luxury Rebel. Tights: Hue. Bag: Coach c/o. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Belt: Jcrew. Shorts: BB Dakota c/o. Jewelry: Max&Chloe, Michael Kors, Gap, BR, David Yurman (bracelet c/o), YSL.

La lentitud de los gramófonos

La lentitud de los gramófonos

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

MAXHOSA KNITWEAR AT LONDON FASHION WEEK 2011


Laduma Ngxokolo was the second of three designers who showed at London Fashion week in association with the Ubuntu International Project. His Xhosa-inspired knitwear was showcased at Vauxhall Fashion Scout in collaboration with jewelry-beadwork from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. As a person who has undergone the Xhosa initiation ritual Laduma felt that similar brands didn't seem to link the resemblance of the Xhosa traditions, which is why he designed his own knitwear for amakrwala with his experience in machine-knitting in South african and showcase it in London.

PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF SDR PHOTO.

STIAAN LOUW AND LONDON FASHION WEEK 2011

In it's second week, London Fashion Week got a taste of South africa, or more appropriately, Africa. Stiaan Louw represented with a sort of re-showing of his AFI Jhb 2011 collection but with noticeable tweaks, like the introduction of vibrant colour tones. 
Louw joined two other local designers in London for Vauxhall Fashion Scout in association with the Ubuntu International Project (two of which were menswear shows) and it was a great success. This marks the start of a three year program which aims to showcase these designers to an international audience. And it's about time that we got some international airtime. Errol Hendrickse says that is "an aesthetic that is not geographically confined but can be African and Eurocentric at the same time". And how very appropriate considering Louw's updated collection of soft cotton drapery in earthy tones. I think this is a great launching off point for what has already been a good year for Stiaan. 

PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF SDR PHOTO.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

why hello

Dress: ASOS (last seen here). Shoes: c/o Tory Burch. Blazer: Zara. Purse: DIY American Apparel. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Jewelry: David Yurman (bracelet c/o), Gap, BR, Michael Kors, Max&Chloe, Jcrew

Monday, September 19, 2011

pop/pop/pop

Dress: Missoni. Shoes: Zara. Scarf: Vintage. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Purse: c/o Coach. Jewelry: David Yurman (bracelet c/o), Michael Kors, Gap, BR, c/o Coach, Max&Chloe, YSL, c/o Bauble Bar.

THAT'S NICE: NYFW 2011 MENSWEAR TRENDS

 
On GQ.co.za today: It's that time again, we round up the trends at fashion week. This time it's all about colour. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

mixed messages

Coat: DKNY. Sweater: H&M. Dress worn as Skirt: Gap Leather. Shoes: ZARA. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Bag: c/o Coach. Jewelry: Michael Kors, David Yurman (bracelet c/o), Gap, BR, Pomellato, YSL.

All photos taken by the talented Bess Friday- visit her here.

NAME THAT TREND: THE CAMO PRINT 2011


I first noticed the reinvention of the camo print on Nickelson Wooster who shot to fame because of his outrageous and wonderful outfit choices outside of Fashion week. Camo as a tie and blazer? Okay! No longer is this common trance-party attire circa 1998. And those heavy pocketed pants, oi. Remember Joe Soap?
Shoot through to 2011 and the fashion scene is starting to embrace it once more by including it in the detail. Not all people are as confident with this sort of trend as Nickelson Wooster but we can learn from the examples below shot outside fashion week this year.

Now with NYFW at a close it was surprising to see Tommy Hilfiger experiment with the camo print in the form of a colour soled boot and zip-up jacket. Notice the white jeans allow the overall look to calm down just a touch. One of my new favorite shoe brands Del Toro even released a brogue in this print which although surprising is pretty cool and would make a fine addition to my wardrobe. But leave it to Addict and C-law who collaborated on their own version-- a boat-boot hybrid that I'm certain will go down well with the boys. 
What do you think of this trend? Would you bring the camouflage to the city?

GQ BEST-DRESSED READER 2011

GQ South Africa is on the prowl for their best-dressed reader. If you think that might be you or someone you know then listen up. The Best-Dressed Reader Competition will be comprised of and voted for by the great GQ readers of this country. The prize is a set of double tickets to the illustrious GQ Best-Dressed Men awards (won last year by Seth Rotherham of 2OceansVibe) held on the 17th October 2011.

Help get the word out by pointing your tweets towards @GQdotcoza or use the hashtag #GQbdr. To share your wealth of style email BDReader@condenast.co.za with a focused, portrait picture of yourself/friend and include your name and city.

GQ will select the 10 finalists and will open the voting for the top 3. This is where you come in again.
Nominations close on the 23 September and voting for the top 3 finalists closes on October 4th. Keep your eyes peeled here and at GQ.co.za.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

stop motion

Dress Worn as Skirt: DVF. Jacket: Club Monaco. Sweater Wrap: DVF. Shoes: c/o Tory Burch. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Jewelry: Michale Kors, David Yurman (bracelet c/o), Gap, BR, Max&Chloe, YSL. Belt: Jcrew. Bag: c/o Coach.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Black Watch

Scarf: Forever 21. Jacket: Jcrew. Skirt: Zara. Top: Jcrew. Shoes: Zara. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Bag: YSL. Jewelry: David Yurman (bracelet c/o), Michael Kors, Gap, BR, Max&Chloe, YSL.
All pictures taken by the lovely Bess Friday- visit her here.

HERMES FALL WINTER 2011/2012 CAMPAIGN

Hèrmes, the 'contemporary artisan' label enlisted photographer Nick Knight to capture Isaac Carew for their latest campaign images for Fall Winter 2011/2012.