Category Archives: Fashion

Vanity is truly painful

Like most women, I love a pair of high heels. Over the years I have had to get used to the sore feet, ankles and calves that go with the leg-lengthening aspect of these modern day torture devices. After a long night of dancing I have had to sit the next day out due to various aliments related directly to prancing on my toes all evening. Even still, I am not wiling to stop wearing them.

It’s quite primal really, that  increased sense of power with being a few centimeters taller. A pair of well-chosen heels enhances the silhouette and really is the garnish on a great dress. They turn a favourite pair of jeans into a ensamble’ to be reckoned with and I’ve been told that they cause me, specifically, to strut.

In this era of tattoos, cosmetic surgery and shameless self promotion, we are given complete creative control of how others see us. I recently read an article about how women are shortening and removing toes so that they would fit better into their shoes. It’s as though women have forgotten that toes serve a purpose and all that matters is the aesthetic appeal.I for one think this whole malarky might be taking things a step too far.

Take a look at the article and video here. Let me know what you think

It reminds me of what Leanie Van Der Wver said with her exhibition “Scary Beautiful” – “Humans are Playing God by physically and metaphorically perfecting themselves.”

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Kyla Close by @loopphoto


It gives me goose bumps to think that this guy is my friend. @Loopphoto has always been a man with immaculate taste. His work is sultry, yet coy. Truly addictive.  See for yourself.

www.loopphoto.co.za

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Pretty in pink with @36boutiques

When I got the recipe for the week’s insert on the @ExpressoShow I was asked if I could wear something pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. And of course I support the cause but I’ve often battled with the colour pink. Becoming a woman wasn’t a walk in the park for this recovering tomboy and even still, I approach it with a caution that can only be likened to that post-tequila night feeling. Luckily for me, @36boutiques came to my rescue.

This dress, designed by Jo Carlin, is what is called a skater dress, which I don’t quite understand in an urban context because I doubt anyone could skate board in such a frock. But where I’m from (the ice rink) a figure skater could look delightful swanning around in little white boots with this free-flowing skirt rippling in the breeze.

www.36boutiques.com

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36 Boutiques Summer Dresses

Clearly I’ve been living under the right rock, the one with full access to 36Boutiques.com. In case you’ve not been so lucky, they’re an online fashion boutique with some of the most coveted labels around.

Their Summer Dresses campaign launched today, the one that features some of the most exquisite bloggers I know.

My dresses are by Sass, baring the fiesty coral colour. They were a treat to wear. Lucky me.

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David Tlale goes to New York Fashion Week

The golden boy of SA fashion, @DavidTlale, is off to NYC. He will be taking his unfinished collection to be the first South Africa to have a stand alone show at New York Fashion Week.

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Kirsten Goss and Missibaba

I welcomed in the @KirstenGossLon and @Missibaba store on Bree St last week and decided that I MUST have them on #2girls1mic. Listen to the excitement, where they like to party and go get some hot merch, it is HOT.

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Re-cap of last weeks #2girls1mic

 @ThulaSindi

@ShotgunTori

PS: remember to vote for Shotgun Tori in the Converse, 100 Club. She could go to London and so could you . Vote here

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Missibaba Sale

I am obssessed with @Missibaba. Her leather is delicious and her designs are bright and beautiful. She’s also pretty rad, which makes everything she makes even better.

There’s a Missibaba sale happening today and tomorrow. Check out the details below.

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Taittinger, After Eden and @Iheartlaundry

Any of you who remember my blog on the Aficionado network might recall my bio. I pledged to find out if a lady, @LadyK, could live on canapés and bubbly alone –  yeah, those were tough times.

Last night was the first time I’d tasted Taittinger and what a delight it was. This blue blooded Franchophile was delicately flavourful without being too dry and its effervescent quality was more of a light sparkle than a hot tub jet directed at your face. I could drink this stuff by the gallon and even though I am unnaturally attracted to those champagne bowls, this would need to be served in a long stemmed flute, if for no other reason but to watch the bubbles swirl as you giggle.

The event was held at a rather lovely little spot I’d noticed on my drive up Buitengracht, I Heart Laundry. From the outside, the branding, sporting a simple red heart with text, caught my eye. Yes, it really is a laundry by day that uses environmentally conscious detergents, a trait I adore. The space doubles up as a dining venue, serving kimchi-filled dim sum on the regular with special evenings for fondue parties and other fabulous treats that change weekly. Be sure to swing passed on a wednesday evening for a ‘laundry party’ when @WineiLove hosts the weekly wine and food pairing. PS: @WineiLove is your inner-city bootlegger and sells a host of boutique wines and bubbles at rather competitive prices.

Besides the laundry, @AfterEdenSA intimates joined this all-lady party. Their beautiful intimate and loungewear was strung up in the store, eye candy of the highest order! Yes, I lust after more of their form-fitting gel cups that mold to your body whilst giving a girl the lift she needs. *swoon*

As usual, there was a draw and this time I won. Well, you won really because I now have a voucher worth R1400 for After Eden intimate wear that I have been coveting since it was handed to me. Damn you all!

Because you can enter (bleh) you should. Tweet me, @JustCallMe_k, and tell me what food you would pair with a provocatively long stemmed glass of @TaittingerSA, while dressed in a set of @AfterEden lingerie. Winners will announced on friday the 1 June on #2girls1mic. So listen in between 1&3pm on www.2oceansviberadio.com


 PS: be sure to include @JustCallMe_k, @AfterEdenSA and #WhatTheStrut.

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