Tuesday, December 22, 2009

vz favourites

my favourite von zipper shades - more at vonzipper.com. what's yours?

by faith and not by sight

my interpretation of habakkuk 3:17

"Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines,
(no evidence of provision for coming season)
though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food,
(human attempt for a solution is not working out)
though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls,
(have run out of options)
yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.
(rejoice ANYWAY as a sign of trust in His unfailing provision)"
~ habakkuk 3:17

Even though there is no evidence of a solution for provision in a coming season and my human attempt at coming up with an answer has produced no results with no other options available, I will choose to rejoice in the Lord anyway as a sign of my faith & trust in His unfailing reliability - for what He has said, He WILL do (isaiah 46:11).

Monday, December 7, 2009

"Minxing" by De Lux

metallic nail colour found on ny mag...

black n gold...

loving gold for this summer as I mentioned a while back - not as much for jewellery as for accents on clothing items, such as secondary colour on bikiki's etc... had 2 fab finds this weekend: black and gold bikini's - hurley & insight. and spotted these on some fashion blogs this weekend confirming the gold trend:

Thursday, November 26, 2009


ksubi = aussie fashion designer surfers, found em through the selby blog. so cool

Monday, November 23, 2009


"I will always show you where to go. I'll give you a full life in the emptiest of places..." ~ God

[ISAIAH 58:11, MSG]

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Luvin Irene L's photography

hearts for rent

tea time


and then he left her standing there

a sky full of silent suns

use your free time for self development

see more here

iheartfilm // We're all in this together // The I Heart Revolution

inspirations & challenges from the i heart film (documentary by hillsong united, produced by joel houston)

There's so much need in the world, I can't possibly make a difference:

"Nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something"

"We cannot do everything and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something and to do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is the difference between the master builder and the worker. We are the workers, not the master builder; the ministers, not the messiah. We are prophets of a future that is not our own." - By Archbishop Oscar Romero

I'm not good enough to be used by God:

"He loved us when we were useless to him"

I'm fine with God, I pray, I go to church most of the time...:

"If what's happening inside the 4 walls of church isn't having an effect on the streets outside then maybe we missing the point"

A C.S. Lewis quote that's been around my head lately after hearing it in Brooke Fraser's 'C.S. Lewis Song':

"If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world" - C.S. Lewis

Thursday, November 12, 2009

II Two

my faves from TWO's 2009 collections. mad over skirt in middle shot. amazing work from two jozi sisters. more at http://www.twotwo.co.za/

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Lisa Benson, 2009 Finalist in Sanlam SA Fashion Week

found designer lisa benson on ifashion & immediately fell for this range. i just luv the gold detail (especially on 2nd image below) and limited colour palette. (all photos by Ivan Naude on www.ifashion.co.za)

more photos: ifashion gallery

Monday, November 2, 2009

fine artist and friend, karl lilje

so i actually have no words for this guy............ and i figure thats ok coz when u look at his art you'll see why i didnt need any. it's hard to choose favourites from a portfolio of this strength but i am proud to feature here some of my personal favourite works of mister karl lilje.


tokyo cityscape

susan sparks

fairy moon

grace kelly

more to see at http://www.karllilje.com/

early summer afternoon

put together my first outfit on shmotter!! the only downer is that i can't actually buy those items in south africa....... :-( but i can dream :-) like about the shoes!!!! oh my gosh, the shoes. Giuseppe Zanotti is insane brilliant.

whatcha think?! besides that it would cost me half my house. you can even rate it if you have time to waste ;-)

listening to leeland

went in planning to buy some travis cottrell or the new matt redman and walked out with leeland. got as far as track 5 and that's where i've been for a while - it's called 'carry me on your back'. some lyrics: "...and i lift my eyes to see, heaven's fighting for me...". it's just where i'm at and i sense it to be one of those songs that can minister you through a season.

leeland - love is on the move

scriptures i've been pondering while listening:

Psalm 16:11 - "You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand."

Ephesians 3:18-20 - "And may you have the power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us."

Monday, October 26, 2009

innercity church with a ♥ for cape town

there's an unmistakable sense of supernatural power at work when gathering together for church in a building with this kind of history: originally a theatre open to all races; in 1829 slaves and free blacks no longer allowed to attend; then later it's ironically used as a mission church for freed slaves. Today, with the Common Ground innercity church meeting in the St Stephens church building on Riebeeck Square Cape Town, it is being used to bring hope and freedom to people of all ages and races.

I attended their 2nd evening service last night and was moved by their heart for the people of the City of Cape Town (most probably because this is part of my personal vision from the Lord that has come through a seriously challenging time of seeking God's purpose in creating our lives). But anyway, the story of the building gets more interesting: beneath the church is a cellar which in the past was hired out to local merchants, one of them a wine merchant. Because of this, the following was "graffiti'd" onto the walls of the church:

There's a spirit above and a spirit below,
The spirit above is the spirit of love,
The spirit below is the spirit of woe,
The spirit above is the spirit divine,
The spirit below is the spirit of wine.

So not just a venue but a building with a story. And as it goes, History is His story. So i'm guessing another beautiful story lies ahead in the partnership with Common Ground innercity church.

(Image by Mervyn Hector on Flickr)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

beautiful cd covers

imogen heap
muse (loving listening to this at the mo too)
the used
air pocket symphony

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

style deficit disorder

a new coffee table book: the street-level fashion scene and influential designers in harajuku, tokyo (stockist & pics: astore)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

my style icons

yasmin sewell
nina garcia (she has the best rings. and hair!)
carine roitfeld (possibly wears as much black as me :)

(photos by the sartorialist)

vz stache

ordered and in the post - von zipper, stache, vibrations gradient

interesting people in their creative spaces

i just adore this picture. it's from the london home of lucy chadwick and duffy. taken by todd selby

Friday, September 18, 2009

Liberty to worship

This morning the Lord dropped this phrase into my heart. "Liberty to worship doesn't come from an external environment but from internal revelation."

Friday, September 4, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

One for the muso's

I was introduced to Mutemath by Riaan today and have totally fallen for the track called 'Backfire'. These guys have such a unique but familiar sound... Dunno if that makes any sense but thats what their music makes me wanna say :) How do you rate their latest stuff (music player on homepage of their site)?