Sunday, February 28, 2010
nothing. nothing is better than witnessing 3 of your frocks being tried on and bought at the same time!!!! thank you, beautiful models and shop assistant for buying our frocks!
i've been chatting with friends about an idea i've had to start a creative and craft circle in the deep south. who would be interested? we would have those who have skills and wanted to show us how to do something (such as knit, crochet, embroider etc) and at other times we would just meet for a couple hours, and do our own creative thing, just so we have that time to put away for ourselves, to be creative. at other times, we could all take on a project, such as embroidery, interpreted in whatever way we wanted and at other times, we could all work towards creating something beautiful that we could donate. always remember, that in being creative, we are being divine. let me know if you'd be keen xxx
Saturday, February 27, 2010
my friend lauren told me about a new hospice shop that has opened next to a 'tears' charity store i always visit, and i decided to raid it, knowing there would be treasures to be found a plenty. these are only a few of my beautiful finds. my feet are very happy to be in leather. and my waist is happy to have this belt around my new folklore frock. and my eyes are happy to look at the illustration on this awesome beatles record and my hands are happy to reach for things inside this ridiculously beautiful leather handbag.
Friday, February 26, 2010
i found tender letters today when i added some of my new folklore pics to the indie, retro & vintage photo group on flickr that i belong to. i will find out how to achieve this dreamy effect in my photography, i will! love your work, tender letters. mind.blown
skermunkil's stand at the design indaba this weekend
the beautiful bloomers that jezze made
scanning through my daily blog reads, i felt the urge to round up some images i find inspiring and lovely, that speak of my blogger friend's creativity and passion. click on the links and find out about the stories behind these images. here's to you, beautiful bloggers and have a happy friday julle!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
yesterday's shoot was so much fun. (you can click on the pics to make them larger.) i had lauren fowler assisting me as a stylist but she had to spend most of her time pretending to be an alpha male baboon to keep an entire troupe of baboons from stealing our vases and crochet blankets. the baboons feature in some of the pictures from the shoot and some even posed when they saw my camera. my models had to jump up when they decided to start charging us and we had to wave sticks, it was hectic!!! but the weather was too beautiful, the forest was lovely, my models, shannyn fourie and samantha laura kaye were exquisite and they rocked our folky frocks and even bought some afterwards, which is awesome and such a compliment! i'll get round to adding the details of each dress and the accessories today but you can check out the whole shoot here
if you go down to the woods today, you'll see some pretty models wearing 'folklore' frocks, pretending to be extremely happy, holding hands, frolicking and skipping like models do. they're a special breed aren't they? in other words, i'm shooting the rest of the frocks today.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
it's the ultimate celebration of local design this weekend at the design indaba, being held at the cticc. many of my favourite designers will be there, such as marietjie from 'skermunkil,' who will have some beautiful new things for us to see, wendren of 'the wren design,' heather of 'skinny laminx' who will be part of the team at the threadcount collective stand and many many more awesome exhibitors. i'll see you all there. i just want to bury my face in these brooches. thank you for making beautiful things, ladies.
Monday, February 22, 2010
i took a pic of lauren fowler's wrap that she was knitting today when we met for coffee and i begged her to knit one or two in time for the next folklore shoot. i would just adore to have these wraps around my head and neck as much as humanly possible, for the rest of my life. i hope you will too, as they will be available at beatnik bazaar in time for autumn.
alex, the author of award-winning blog, 'my branded life tm,' has been working on expressing another side of herself lately and has just announced that her alter-ego, 'cape town girl,' has a brand new blog of the same title. i look forward to this new phase in this capetonian copywriter's online adventure and am loving her desire for reinvention. congratulations on your new 'other other' self, alex!
i celebrated my birthday the whole weekend, in true piscean fashion, on friday at my friend's party at rick's american cafe, on saturday with a braai, movies and a sleepover pyjama party at my best guy friend, lunch at the lookout deck on sunday and finally a braai at my parents for dinner. wow hey! i totally forgot to take pics of most of it, but here are a few i remembered to take. i was given the most amazing gifts; a hair straightener, a bottle of special Tanqueray gin, bubbly, swiss choccies, body shop gorgeousnesses, lippy,a wallet and gorgeous roses! everyone rocks. i am so lucky.
Friday, February 19, 2010
hello wonderful blog readers. it's my birthday on sunday but i'll be working throughout the weekend, with new dresses being sewn today in time for the shoot tomorrow. but perhaps on sunday i'll take a little time out with close friends and go for a boat ride or have a picnic, leaving enough time to edit my photo's from the shoot and show them to you on monday. oh and my birthday wishlist? frankie magazines, good champagne or tanqueray gin, cake, skermunkil fawn brooch, baking book, perfume, non sharpening eyeliner, pedicure voucher, pretty body shop lipgloss, dove grey nail polish, hairdryer....oh ya, and that tea set in the previous post. just incase you wanted to know. have a super weekend!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
this gazillion piece tea set is being sold in a charity store here in my area...and strangely i had such a kak day that i thought that only a vintage floral tea set would cheer me up. so i stopped and parked when i did a drive by past one of my favourite charity stores because low and behol, i saw a vintage floral tea set in their window. it was even more beautiful than it had first appeared. i saw a price and thought that was it (r350) but...every piece was priced, making the whole set a total of r900. and guess what? you can't buy pieces separately. so, a set they got for free, will now set you back r900..hmm. that's even more than the antique store next door would sell it at. ya, but this is cape town, where ''''''charity'''' store owners have taken it upon themselves to just sommer sell their free stuff at mammoth prices. milnerton market have been doing this for the last two years or so too. well good luck to them all. i did love this tea set so much though.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
thank you to lauren fowler for mentioning my blog as an inspiration (oh my word) on the mr price website, in a lovely interview she did. take a look at it here and have a look at lauren's blog and work here. thank you lauren!
i'm excited for angie's beautiful cake and coffee shop to open in illovo. i think i will fly up to see it and make her open one in kalk bay afterwards. just look at the beautiful wares she has collected for her beautiful future customers to eat and drink from. if only angie were here. but i suppose the people up there need her too. but still, a girl can dream. what lucky ponies they all are. what are you going to call your place, angie?
Monday, February 15, 2010
view the whole collection on my website by clicking here
here they are folks, well some of them anyway. have a browse! i did my best to capture their quirky folkiness, being worn by a 'real woman,' they are in store at the kalk bay beatnik bazaar, inside the mythology shop, at 100 main road, kalk bay. hope you love them as much as i do!!! accessories included are all available at beatnik bazaar, except for the belts and sunglasses, which were the models own. all dresses range from r350 to r450, are 100% cotton or cotton linen, are available in at least two colours each. locally handmade leather clutch bags ~ r450 each. skermunkil necklaces ~ R330 each. phillipa green cuffs ~ r280 each. lauren fowler button earrings ~ r60 each. crochet blankets ~ poa. bunny necklace ~ i love stencil - model's own. please click on the pics to see larger versions. enjoy!!!!!!!!! *i forgot to mention that all the dresses come with a beautiful thick satin sash.*