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)?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Style crushes - August 09

  1. Liquid leggings - mine from Vertigo, more retailers here
  2. Fedora / panama hat - call it what you will, these lil hats are the business. mine from Woolies but they're everywhere at the moment, some nice styles at Ska in Long Street, Cape Town
  3. TOMS Shoes - will this crush ever die... more TOMS women's styles here
  4. Long knitted waistcoat - pic displayed is copyright Ben Sherman (mine in pic 1 from Vertigo)
  5. High gladiator sandals - crushing since last summer but couldn't find any high ones in this country... now available at ALDO
  6. Handbag - spotted this on a fashion blog and it was love at first sight! More bags at Etsy


This guys photography is going to make him famous. So maybe I'm a little biased coz we family :) but for real there's some rare talent happening here. View more of his work on flickr, surfpix and facebook. (All images copyright Tyron Kansley).

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Not what it looks like...

This isn't another sneakers blog, promise! But somehow I am drawn to them lately so...whoops here is another pair :-/ For the guys - would you wear these YSL sneaks? I think I like what am I so afraid of. Ha :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Totally unrelated

This weekend I finished reading 'The Furious Longong of God' by Brennan Manning, and bought some amazing sneakers. First though, about the book:

Nothing I've ever read has put into words the "wordless thoughts" (if that makes any sense..) of my heart like this book has. If you are serious about knowing the reality of the love that God has for you and the passion & purpose with which He longs for you to live in this life, I uuuuuurrrrrrrge you - get this book! It's not long (works well for me, not much of a long-book reader)... Here's an excerpt that just about had me jumping around screaming for joy that I wasn't the only one who felt this way:
"How is it that we’ve come to imagine that Christianity consists primarily in what we do for God? How has this come to be the good news of Jesus? Is the kingdom that he proclaimed to be nothing more than a community of men and women who go to church on Sunday, take an annual spiritual retreat, read their Bibles every now and then, vigorously oppose abortion, don’t watch x-rated movies, never use vulgar language, smile a lot, hold doors open for people, root for their favorite team, and get along with everybody? Is that why Jesus went through the bleak and bloody horror of Calvary? Is that why He emerged in shattering glory from the tomb? Is that why He poured out His Holy Spirit on the church? To make nicer men and women with better morals?

The gospel is absurd and the life of Jesus is meaningless unless we believe that He lived, died, and rose again with but one purpose in mind: to make brand-new creations. Not to make people with better morals, but to create a community of prophets and professional lovers, men and women who would surrender to the mystery of the fire of the Spirit that burns within, who would live in ever greater fidelity to the omnipresent Word of God, who would enter into the center of it all, the very heart and mystery of Christ, into the center of the flame that consumes, purifies, and sets everything aglow with peace, joy, boldness, and extravagant, furious love."

See what I'm saying?? So buy the print or order the e-book or download it on your kindle if you're that way inclined, or read it standing in the aisle at Exclusive Books. Do what you gotta do..

And on the sneaker note - got my brother a pair of these adidas kicks - coz they didn't have my size and I absolutely had to buy them! :) What do you think?? Not too far off from the asics I was drooling over last week eh!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sneaker Freaker

Since I'll more than likely be around 40 when this new release asics sneaker arrives in South Africa, I had to settle for these little babies - not quite as exciting. or colourful. but decent. (asics image copyright Sneaker Freaker Magazine)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


A store I haven't been able to get enough of lately - Bonafide in Long Street, Cape Town - retail outlet for top international street fashion brands such as insight, RVCA, Lovewaterlove, etc. (Image is copyright dhk { } thinkspace, the stores interior design firm.)